D in History from the main University of Rome and member of the Rome's Guide's Association.
I have a deep knowledge of my wondeful city cause of my studies and my academic research (I've spent some years working on documents in the Vatican Secret Archive) and I deal both with private tours for individuals, families or small groups as well.
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 know that there is nothing like a local touch on every touristic visits.
I've 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).
AWARDS >>> TOP 10 classification of the 2017's (1st classified!), 2016's, 2015's, 2014's and 2013's BUSIEST TOURIST GUIDES (published by ToursByLocals BLOG) among more than 2000 guides in more than 150 countries!
ABOUT MY TOURS: (Over 900 done with ToursByLocals since March 2012)
Everybody is unique with different likes 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 unique day in Rome. A small group gives me this chance to help you discover your personal Rome. I offer a very personable and customer tailored service, revealing the most evocated landmarks of Rome and the secret jewel-case of the Eternal City, made by less visible treasures. I've listed some tours here just as a sample of what I can offer and I can also customize the tours for you based on what you want to do in the time you have available, just give me the details and I will prepare your own personalised custom tour that you can book.
My tours can last from three hours up to a full day and the PRICE depends on duration, it's not per person but PER GROUP, this mean for 1 or 10 clients the cost is the SAME!
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, with me only PERSONAL TOURS!
On request I can hire a private driver/luxury and air-conditioned van, 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 luxury van 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!
- 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 coffee.
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 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 a Roma/See you in Rome!
Your Tourist Guide,
A Recent Review of this guide
If you are in Rome, especially for the first time, you could not do anything better than to get a tour with Dino. We were there for 10 days and, by far, the highlight of our trip was the day and a half that we spent with Dino. He made it easy, educational, and most important, fun. He handled everything from the tickets to getting us across the street in an extremely fun and professional manner. We went to Florence for a day afterwards and all we could talk about was that we wished Dino was there.
- 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)
- Since 1999, Member of FAI -the Italian National Trust-, a private non-profit organisation whose purpose is to protect elements of Italy's physical heritage which might otherwise be lost.
*** 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.