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Private tour guide Giovanni

Giovanni V.

Rome, Italy

My name is Giovanni and I'm an archaeologist. I spent 8 years of my life studying the ancient Romans, the Greeks and the Etruscans.

In order to complete my studies (1st level degree, 2nd level degree and School of Specialization) I had to write three theses: two of them were about the ancient Roman religion and one was about the Etruscan and Roman architecture. I dug in many sites, including the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill (Colosseum Area) and I love to take my clients to places where I've dug, so I can share with them my direct knowledge of the sites and my dig stories.
After graduating, I realized that in archaeology there's a lot of past, but no future and no money. . . so I became a tour guide but still involved in archaeological research. I spend one month of the year in Orvieto, at a big excavation called "Campo della Fiera", where I'm a trench supervisor.

Every summer I take "a month off" from tour guiding and go dig in the heat, picking, shovelling and trying to make the students under my supervision work, and that's what I call "my vacation".

As a tour guide, I love to create tailored tours and treat my clients as individuals, offering the best service I can. In my tours, I always include pick up service at the hotel, and I try to design an itinerary that matches the clients' needs and expectations.
I try to help the people discover the hidden gems of Rome and Italy, but I never forget about the highlights. That's why many of the itineraries I designed include both famous and off-the-beaten-path sights.
I lead tours in Rome and also outside of the city, and I provide day trips to Pompeii, Florence, Tivoli, Ostia Antica, Orvieto and many other famous beautiful locations in Italy.
I almost forgot. . . my tours are also fun ;) I'm looking forward to showing you around, come discover Italy and Rome with me!

A Recent Review of this guide

Giovanni pulled off the tour of our life (and his) with an 8 hour day in Rome that included our list of specific sites we wanted to see (this was our 3rd trip to Rome, so we'd already seen the highlights). He coordinated an itinerary of 4 of the most amazing and important churches (not including St. Peter's), walked the Palatine Hill hearing the history from his archaeologist's perspective (with great views), loved his tour of Castel Sant Angelo and Baths of Diocletian. We were thrilled with our tour!!
Julie Varda

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Credentials

- Licenced Official tour guide (Rome district);
- 1st and 2d level degrees in Archaeology (University of Salerno) and a School of Specialization (post-graduate);
- Diploma in Archaeology (University of Rome - La Sapienza). 8 years of study total;
- During my studies I wrote three thesis: "L'Egitto a Benevento" - "I culti orientali in Campania" - "Il tempio A di Campo della Fiera"

Papers I wrote:
- Article entitled "Il culto di Mithra in Campania", in Salternum, review of the Gruppo Archeologico Salernitano, n. 28-29.
- Article entitled "Il tempio di Iside a Benevento: l'architettura e gli arredi, l'architettura attraverso gli arredi" in Proceedings of JIA 2010: Jóvenes en investigation Arqueológica, convention at Winter 2010.
- Article entitled "L'Egitto in Campania" in "Salternum," review of the Gruppo Archeologico Salernitano, n. 24-25.
- Article entitled "L'Egitto a Benevento" in "Salternum", review of the Gruppo Archeologico Salernitano, n. 18-19, pg. 83-93.

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Private tour guide Giovanni

Early Vatican Tour (Special early entrance,...

Visit the Vatican in the best way, with no crowds and no lines!

559 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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Colosseum and St. Clement's (underground,...

Come discover the mysteries of Rome with an archaeologist!

521 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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Underneath Rome: underground tour (Catacombs,,...

Come discover the hidden depths of the Eternal City!

386 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Shore Excursion: VIP Rome in One Day,...

Come see the best of Rome in one day with a Professional Archaeologist!

1239 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

8 hours

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Tivoli Shore Excursion (Hadrian's Villa,...

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Come discover Tivoli with a Professional Archaeologist!

1180 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

8 hours

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Trevi Fountain Food Tour! A V.I.P. eating,...

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Come eat some delicious Italian food while touring!

663 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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Luxury Rome in One Day tour with private,...

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Come see the best of Rome in one day with a Professional Archaeologist!

890 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

7 hours

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Tivoli Day Trip from Rome (Hadrian's,...

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Come discover Tivoli with a Professional Archaeologist!

729 USD per tour

(max 7 people)

7 hours

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