Customize a Tour!
You’ve figured it out reading my webpage: I’d love to take you anywhere in or near Rome!
Although I’ve tried creating a complete list of my visits (click here for my tours page), the list is actually endless… Especially because I’m happy to customize and tailor tours to meet your needs.
Did you plan a day in Rome? I can whisk you through Rome’s high-lights (i.e. one or two of Rome’s archeological areas and the Vatican). If instead you’re here longer, we can concentrate on the big-name sites in a more leisurely fashion. Or we can explore lesser-known attractions, like Rome’s underground sites (e.g. like San Clemente, the Vicus Caprarius, and others).
Is this trip to Rome an investment in your kids’ education? Then we’ll focus on specific themes that your kids love! If they’re mythology buffs, we’ll head straight to the Villa Farnesina. Do they love noir? Then the Colosseum and the Capuchin Crypt (described briefly here) are key destinations. Teenage Latin aficionados can spend the morning with me reading various inscriptions around Rome (while you adults go wine tasting). If you’d like to read a review of my visits with kids, please click here!
If you are in Rome for about a week and want to invest in your education, I would love to assemble a four or five half-day package for you. Consider “From the Republic to the Empire,” which will expose you to lesser-known sites (like the Forum Boarium or the so-called House of John and Paul) and the grand Imperial attractions that stunned ancient travelers, just as they still stun travelers today. Other “packages” include four or five half-days regarding the Renaissance, its art and urban planning. Michelangelo’s powerful Moses (which is seen above) clearly plays an important part in this itinerary, just as a lengthy look at della Porta’s Turtle Fountain in Piazza Mattei (which is deeply inspired by Michelangelo’s work). Its playful nudes can be seen in the photo.
And the attractions that aren’t listed in my website—like the Baths of Diocletian or Caracalla? Or Michelangelo’s Moses at San Pietro in Vincoli? Or the Capitoline Museums or the National Museum Centrale Montemartini a.k.a. the ACEA? They are all fair game! Visitors who have asked me about the Museum Massimo alle Terme will remember my eyes lighting up. It’s a thrill talking about Imperial Romans’ tastes in interior decoration in front of the Empress Livia’s dining room frescoes or the boudoir art of Emperor Augustus’s only child, Julia. But Massimo alle Terme boasts a treasure that nearly makes me weep: several scepters that archeologists believe belonged to the Emperor Maxentius, the rival of Constantine… and, while you can see one of them in the picture here, I’ll tell you more about them when we visit the Museum together!
You’ve gotten the idea: if you can’t find more information about certain sights on my website, please ask me about them!