Meet our Guides

Get to know the person behind the tour

Angelalea M.

Ravenna, Italy

Italy can be considered a widespread museum, due to its extraordinary richness of history, monuments, archaeological sites, and as an archaeologist I am eager to enhance public understanding and appreciation of this historical and cultural heritage.

After graduating in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, I obtained a Specialization in Archaeology from the University of Bologna and a PhD in Archaeological Science from the University of Padua.

In the last decade I have held archaeology courses for lifelong learners, taught Roman Archaeology and Art History to undergraduate students of the University of Bologna and designed and led study tours to archaeological sites and museums throughout Italy.
My commitment and enthusiasm has made the number of participants to courses and tours increase over the years.
We have visited Etruscan necropolises and ancient Roman towns, travelling through the ages to investigate social and historical processes, exploring great rulers or reconstructing the everyday life of ordinary people in the cities destroyed by the eruption of the Vesuvius.

I have started to work as a licensed tour leader in Ravenna and Bologna since I am keen about sharing my passion for history and archaeology and I would be happy to make my expertise and knowledge available for you.

I was born in Ravenna and I feel fortunate to live in this small yet charming town, renowned by its well preserved, amazing Byzantine mosaics. At Bologna, where I studied archaeology, I had the opportunity to experience all the cultural wealth of a town whose architectural and art history heritage is as rich and various as its gastronomic tradition.

I hope you can join me on my small led tours, limited to 7 people, designed to provide you with an insight into the history and culture of these cities:you will learn, experience, taste their beauty!

A Recent Review of this guide

We enjoyed viewing the amazing mosaics of Ravenna with Angelalea. She was very knowledgeable and offered us a lot of insight about the history of the region and the Byzantine mosaics themselves. I have a degree in Art History and this was my third visit to Ravenna - I booked the tour for my husband - but I learned quite a bit! She also suggested some shops and restaurants which was quite helpful. Book a tour if you want to fully experience the mosaics as there is very little information in English.
Gretchen Neels

Read Reviews

Credentials

PhD in Archaeological Sciences
Emilia Romagna licensed guide

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

Guide Requirements for Italy

Private tour guide Angelalea

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Angelalea M.
Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/PrivateGuideRavennaBologna

Tours by Angelalea M.

See all of the tours offered by this guide.

Private tour guide Angelalea

Ravenna, a full immersion in mosaics,...

 unrated

Explore Ravenna in a full day guided walking tour that will take you,...

716 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

7 hours

learn more
Private tour guide Angelalea

Ravenna, the best of its monuments and,...

 unrated

A three-hour guided walking tour to discover Ravenna

419 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

4 hours

learn more
Private tour guide Angelalea

Ravenna, the best of its monuments and,...

 unrated

A three-hour guided walking tour to discover Ravenna

384 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

4 hours

learn more
Private tour guide Angelalea

Bologna, history and art

 unrated

Discover the cultural heart of Bologna in a one day shore excursion.

733 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

9 hours

learn more
Private tour guide Angelalea

Ravenna, a full immersion in mosaics,...

Explore Ravenna with an expert-led walking tour.

559 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

8 hours 30 min.

learn more
Private tour guide Angelalea

A bit of Ravenna's culture and food

Half-day guided walking tour in the center of Ravenna with food tasting

209 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

2 hours 30 min.

learn more
Private tour guide Angelalea

Ravenna's shining treasures

a three hour walking tour of unique Early Christian and Byzantine artworks

186 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

learn more
Private tour guide Angelalea

Roman Rimini Archaeological Tour

 unrated

Walking tour of Rimini center and Museum

175 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

2 hours 30 min.

learn more
Private tour guide Angelalea

Ravenna concise tour

A walking tour of selected monuments

140 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 hours 30 min.

learn more