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The sun-like background ("Day" tours) is a visual of "sheding light" contextually upon Rome's amazing attributes.
He has gone on to receive his official touring license as an "Accompagnatore Turistico" and is one of the very few Americans to also become an Officially Licensed Tour Guide of Rome (Guida Turistica di Roma). This site is meant to provide a high quality personalized option for people like yourself to cut out the middleman "tour operators", get to know, contact and work with me personally.
Why have a Tour in Rome: Rome has a seemingly endless list of important Emperors, Popes, Artists and Architects that have played some major role in creating this multi-layered topography. Rome Day Tours help bring together many of Rome's apparently isolated monuments into a logical and memorable whole for the casual visitor/ tourist.
We'll see how Rome's monuments are such an interesting reflection of the changing cultural, political and religious dynamics that produced them over the centuries. It's also helpful that our Rome Tours are able to move right past large groups and get tickets in advance at even such crowded places as the Colosseum.
#1: The Historical Center is a complex layering of Rome's hundreds of years of history, art and architecture that makes for a fantastic introduction to the city. It's one of Rich's favorites as it's such a nice mix of all of Rome's most famous periods such as ancient, Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces, with highlights being the Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and the Pantheon. Read more about this suggestion by clicking here.
#2: Ancient Rome covers a pretty extensive time frame from the foundations of the ancient Roman Monarchy, through some of the most significant elements of the Republic, Empire and even the very infrequent Snow (such as in the photo to the right Rich took February 12th of 2010). The main highlights include the Roman Forums, Palatine Hill and Colosseum. Read more about this suggestion by clicking here. You can also view an article that Rich wrote on the Arch of Constantine to help illustrate some of the dynamism in Rome that you may hear about on any one of his typical Tours in Rome by clicking here.
#3: The Vatican tour delves into some of the most important pieces of artwork in the western world, through the Vatican Museums, Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. This tour is most commonly done at 1:00 PM, yet the BEST way is to actually enter the museums at 8:00 AM before they've even opened up to the general public at 9:00 AM. It's a one-day sacrifice to wake up early, yet it allows one of the most uncrowded and pleasant visits imaginable at the Vatican. Read more about this suggestion by clicking here.
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#4: Hidden Gems cover too often overlooked architectural and artistic gems centered on Rome's Quirinale hill such as the Baths of Diocletian and Bernini's famous St. Theresa in Ecstasy before finishing up moving past Trajan's Markets into the Capitoline Museums that you can read more about by clicking here.
#5: Ostia Antica is an amazingly well preserved nearby archaeological site that is in many ways very similar to Pompeii. Read more about this suggestion by clicking here.
#6: The Borghese Gallery has always been for me the one other must in Rome, described as the “queen of the world’s private collections”. It's almost worth it enough to alone see some of the original statuary done by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (referred to as the "Michelangelo of the next century"). It's an art lovers paradise with pieces by Raphael, Antonio Canova etc. Read more about this suggestion by click here.
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