Mirabilia Urbis Tours: Discover the Wonders of Rome with Daniella Hunt’s Private Tours

Daniella Hunt's private tours

If you’re traveling to Rome, Italy, treat yourself to one or more of Daniella Hunt’s private tours!  Whatever your interests, a variety of itineraries will tickle your fancy.  We can discuss ancient Roman engineering while admiring the Colosseum.  Or perhaps while crossing a bridge built in 130 A.D.  Art and history lovers will enjoy following the evolution of Christian art in mosaic-spangled churches.  Or they might enjoy giggling at the risque interior decorating of a Renaissance villa.  Choose the private visits that most interest you, and Daniella will bring their themes alive, whether you’re a single traveler, a couple, a family with kids, or a school group.

Daniella Hunt is an experienced and friendly American guide, who will offer you the benefit of her training, her ongoing research, her many years in Rome, and her linguistic expertise.  If this is your first trip to Rome, one or more private visits with her will make “the standards” unforgettable.  If you’ve been to Rome numerous times, she’ll gladly accompany you to less frequented attractions.  In either case, she is willing to tailor visits to meet your needs.

Daniella Hunt’s private tours will tickle your curiosity and deepen your appreciation of Rome.  While meandering through the city’s spectacular side-streets, artistic attractions, and archeological areas, you’ll start feeling Roman yourself!

What Does Mirabilia Urbis Mean, and Why Is It Synonymous with Touring Rome?

Guidebooks are nothing new. Around 1000 A.D., pilgrims, travelers and merchants coming to Rome were already using several different guidebooks (such as the one shown in the illustration to the right) to find and enjoy the Eternal City’s treasures. Mirabilia Urbis was just one of many titles that were circulating back then. The author remains anonymous.  But its Latin title Mirabilia Urbis means “The Marvels of the City” — “the City” is Rome, of course!

So, Daniella Hunt welcomes you to Rome! And like the guidebook Mirabilia Urbis from centuries past, she hopes to heighten your appreciation of Rome’s treasures with her private tours.

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Mirabilia Urbis Tours guide book on Rome

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Roma Barocca: Dueling Geniuses (Bernini and Borromini) in Rome’s Downtown

Rivalry fueled Bernini and Borromini's genius. Nearly the same age, they had wildly different temperaments: Borromini dressed in an ostentatious (and out-of-fashion) "Spanish style," cultivated his studies ptivately, and unintentionally alienated his patrons. He put an end to his tormented career by committing suicide. Bernini, who lived to a venerable old age, surrounded by family and friends, was a personable mad-hatter with public relations skills in overdrive!

Underground Rome: The Fountain of Via Annibaldi

"How can a city be built in layers?" you ask. It is common in Rome! Imagine hundreds, if not thousands, of ancient Roman buildings in brick and concrete collapsing... then add the filth and mud of floods... and voila', ground level rises! Incredible examples of this phenomenon can be seen at San Clemente, the Vicus Caprarius, and here at the Nymphaeum (or water feature) under Via Annibaldi...

Overviews of Rome: Experience the Tiber River Walking Tour!

If the Tiber River possesses very little charm today, thank poorly thought-out, modern urban planning! When the embankments were built beside the River as flood control in the late 1800s / early 1900s, they segregated it from the town it had always nurtured (and occasionally flooded). We'll discover how the Tiber was once the city's economic backbone, an easy means of transportation, a source of rest and relaxation, and employment for the ferrymen who transported people from one bank to the the other.

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