Dear guest, my name is Dino, I'm a Roman born-and-bred, experienced (over 10 years) and well qualified Tourist Guide, graduated "cum laude" in Arts, Ph. D in History from the main University of Rome and member of the Rome's Guides' Association.
I know what is the key to having a good time in a foreign country and how to give you, with charme and knowledge, the insider's perspective of this wonderful city. I strongly believe that there is nothing like a local touch on every touristic visit.
I have combined my career experiences, studies and academic Ph. D research (even in the Vatican Secret Archive) with my best loved interests to present the delights of Rome, Vatican City & Lazio Region (i. e. Ancient Ostia, Tivoli, Frascati, Civita di Bagnoregio, Cerveteri etc. . ) in an entertaining & informative style by providing high quality tours customized to your requirements.
ABOUT MY TOURS:
>>More than 1250 private tours done with ToursByLocals since March 2012/ over 600 reviews <<
Living in Rome, one feels the privilege of being in a place where you can still see and touch history every day. I have lived here almost all my life and I would like to share my experience with you.
Everybody is unique with different likes, wishes and tastes! Rome offers an endless variety of tours and I will help you plan your day according to your preferences and interests - it will be your unforgettable and one-of-a-kind true Rome's experience!
My tours can last from three hours up to a full day and the PRICE depends on duration.
The vast majority of my tours are walking tours cause I love to show you sights, as charming squares or picturesque alleys, that you won't see on the tour bus or by car, with me you can experience only PERSONAL TOURS!
Upon request I can hire a private transportation by Mercedes van with a professional driver, it's the easier and a prefered method to discover Rome but more costly than various taxi rides.
For the "CRUISE VISITORS": I've arranged a "VIP treatment" shore excursion including my services as a certified tourist guide and a Mercedes van/car with a professional driver (pick up and drop off at your ship).
MY AIM IS:
- to make you in contact with the enchanting beauty of this wonderful city so that you'll have fond memories of the Eternal City and Italy!
- to make your trip a joyous, memorable and unforgettable experience.
Even If I'm a Ph. D my guided tours are not "historic conferences"; I'm an knowledgeable, professional but also easy going, friendly and flexible guide and I believe that people during holidays also want to have fun, to discover new interesting things about the city, to enjoy a delicious and fabulous ice-cream, to taste an italian wine, the "amatriciana" or "carbonara", or to take the best italian espresso!
Do not forget you are in vacations, having fun is a must!!!
Don't' hesitate to contact me with your individual requirements to design your own perfect Rome tour!
I would love, that when leaving Rome, you'll love the city and appreciate its wonders as much as I do.
To avoid disapointment book your tour NOW. I look forward to showing you ROME, or the stunning Roman Countryside. With me, NO LINE! We can skip the line to Colosseum and Vatican Museums.
MAKE YOURSELF A SPECIAL GIFT AND COME TO DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF ROME, THE ETERNAL CITY!
CI VEDIAMO PRESTO/ SEE YOU SOON
> I collaborated with Italy's State TV and Radio, Brazilian TV and Taiwanese State TV documentary on Michelangelo, even with the US TV program "Vacation Creation" (2016).
> AWARD WINNING WORLDWIDE LEVEL: 1st classified (2017; 2018) at the TOP 10 classification BUSIEST TOURIST GUIDES (published by ToursByLocals BLOG until December 2018 - among over 3000 guides in more than 150 countries!)
A Recent Review of this guide
We spent an amazingly interesting time with Dino at the Vatican. His knowledge was outstanding and he made our visit so special. The Vatican tour was overwhelmingly. Dino's interest in history and art helped us to capture all the aspects of the tour. He was such a friendly tour guide. Thank you Dino.
- Ph.D in HISTORY from the University of Rome, La Sapienza (June 11, 2010)
- B.A. Degree in ARTS "cum laude" from the University of Rome, La Sapienza (December 16, 2004)
- Qualidied Tourist Guide (I've passed an examination published by the Provincia di Roma - Roman Provincial Administration) - In Italy to work as a Tourist Guide you need a LICENSE, without it guiding it's ILLEGAL.
- Cultural Promoter of Lazio Region (I've passed an examination published by the Lazio Region)
*** AWARDS >>> TOP 10 classification at worldwide level of the 2018's (1st classified) 2017's (1st classified!), 2016's, 2015's, 2014's and 2013's BUSIEST TOURIST GUIDES (published by ToursByLocals BLOG) among 3000 guides in more than 150 countries!
*** PLEASE NOTE *** I am not a driver. If requested I can provide you a transportation with a luxury and air-conditioned Mercedes Minivan with a professional driver, except for the VIP Private Tours where the transportation is included.