Rome is a magnificent city which one never stops to discover. You have never made it to Rome before and you don't know where to start? Check all the twenty tours and prices on my profile, surely you will get an idea. Best months to come: October, April and May. Don't forget that winter is mild in Rome and you can avoid the crowds.
Customized tours and driven shore excursion into Rome are available.
I am not a driver but I can also arrange for private transportation ( guided tours only, not just transfers ). Children and families are welcome.
As a guide I like to give informative tours and put things in perspective, not just giving you a bunch of notions and dates.
However there's nothing worse than a patronizing attitude and yes! I understand you are on holidays, and you want to take pics too :-)
I make my best to keep the calendar updated but it's always good to send me a message to verify my actual availability. I'll get back to you straight away.
Most popular walking tours:
-Colosseum, Roman forum, Palatine Hill
-Vatican museum Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica ( early entrance possible)
Vatican Museums and Colosseum Skip the line tickets can be bought in advance.
Security check lines however can't be avoided. Since April 2015 Colosseum has a security check again. For that reason in high season it's not wise to enter the Colosseum later than 9. am)
- Rome in one full day tour (20% cheaper than booking two half days)
- Jewish district and Trastevere
- Ancient City of Ostia
-Food and Wine tasting tour on the hillside villages outside of Rome
- Stunning Private art collections in noble families palazzos
- Early Christian tour
-Walking tours of Renaissance and Baroque Rome
Raphael, Caravaggio, Bernini and Borromini;
-NEW! Mosaic tour with workshop!
-MAXXI-contemporary museum of XXI century
-GNAM (national gallery of modern art)
-Artists' Studio visits and contemporary art galleries for private contemporary art collectors.
Borghese Gallery, Capitoline Museums, National Roman Museum, National Gallery of Palazzo Barberini, Doria-Pamphilji Gallery, Colonna Gallery.
Please note that for a typical 3 hours Tour in a large 25 people group offered by companies as City Wonders you will likely spend 64 euros per person.
As you can see my totally private tours are even more convenient.
Are you visiting Rome on a cruise ship, and you don't care about private transportation? Great! Take the train from Civitavecchia and fly over traffic! It takes only one hour and I'll meet you at Roma Ostiense station.
Last: with an extra cost hotel pick ups are also available.
Please write me to have a custom tour if you're more than 5 guests. There are extra costs and mandatory rentals of an headset system must be arranged.
Well, I believe I said it all.
Ci vediamo a Roma!
A Recent Review of this guide
I had been to Rome over 2 dozen times so I suppose I could be demanding but Mr. Pinelli handled the tour so well with almost native English, kind patience as well as outstanding knowledge of the city & art history. I have to say he is one of the best art tour guide I have ever encountered in life. I will definately recommend to my art circle in China and to all of you are insterested on a deep but stimulating tour in Rome!
Bonnie Xiangzhi Sheng
Official tour guide licence n°4211- Provincia di Roma-check my photos.
Master's Degree *Master of Arts "Cum laude" in Art History - University of Rome La Sapienza.
As an Art Historian I have studied the symbols and the political issues which underline most of the renaissance and baroque artworks.
- Independent art curator
- Art Advisor
- Art conservation
I write critiques on contemporary artists on www.artapartofculture.net Fabio Pinelli and reviews on art exhibitions at ArtQ13 artist' run space Rome.
I focus on walking tours (shore full day excursion with private driver are possible). Hotel pick ups are available at an extra cost. I will meet you by the sites. IMPORTANT! Before booking always send me a message to check my actual availability.