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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 to create a complete list of my visits, the list is actually endless…  Especially because I’m happy to customize and tailor tours to meet your needs.

If you’re here for a day, I can whisk you through Rome’s high-lights (i.e. one or two of Rome’s archeological areas and the Vatican).  On the other hand, if you’re here for a week or more, we can concentrate on the big-name sites in a more leisurely fashion. Or over the course of one or more visits, we can explore lesser-known attractions, like Rome’s underground sites (e.g. like San Clemente, the Vicus Caprarius, and others).

You’re traveling to Rome to invest in your kids’ education and want to focus on specific themes that your kids love?  If they’re mythology buffs, we’ll head straight to the Villa Farnesina.  If your kids love noir, the Colosseum and the Capuchin Crypt are a successful pairing.  Teenage Latin aficionados can spend the morning with me reading the various inscriptions around Rome.

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 packages 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 modern travelers today. Other “packages” include four or five half-days looking at Renaissance art, urban planning, and social conventions.  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 on the left.

And the attractions that you can’t find in my website—like Michelangelo’s Moses at San Pietro in Vincoli (which I just mentioned), 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 Massimo alle Terme will remember seeing my eyes light up.  What 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.  (Livia’s modest dining room frescoes show an entire indoor garden!)  But Massimo alle Terme boasts a treasure that brings tears to my eyes: several scepters that archeologists believe belonged to the Emperor Maxentius, the rival of Constantine…  and 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!

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