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Giampaolo P.

Roma, Lazio, Italy

Welcome to my profile! I am a native, officially licensed Guide for Rome and a licensed Educator in Didactics for the Visually Impaired, with a Doctorate in Art History and a researcher in Arts and Palaeography.

The path to becoming an official guide here in Italy is not short and straight. I have dedicated a good portion of my life to studying and deeply furthering my passion for Italy, its history and its importance in shaping the world that we all live in today.
I am eager to help you to see, understand and to fully grasp, not just the 'wow factor' of what you're seeing, but also its place in all of our histories. No matter where we were born.
I will help you to peel back the layers of history to better understand the structures, the Art and the lifestyles not just of the big names who moved things along in such notable ways, but of the people for whom life was mainly about getting by, trying to move ahead and maybe even to leave something useful for the children they loved.
Rome has become one of the world leading cities in tourism; but this means also huge masses of visitors overcrowding a few iconic monuments, wasting their fascination and value and turning a potential inspiring experience into a nightmare. Believe me: Rome has definitely much more to offer than just the Colosseum and the Vatican! You can learn much more about History and Art visiting lesser known, more exclusive treasures rather than the usual "must-see" blockbuster. For this reason in addiction to the classical itineraries I love also to suggest specific, tailored thematic tours lasting one or more days, in order to favor a full immersion experience of Rome's beauty.
For this reason I lead small groups with a maximum of six guests, so that you can feel fully engaged and free to ask whatever you want. And I love answering questions.
As a re-enactor I also love to show objects, tools, music, food, scents that may help you to touch, listen, visualize and understand habits of the past. So much has changed and yet, so little.
This kind of sensorial experience is also a very good key for the ones with special needs.
In fact I am also a specialist in the particular needs of the elderly, the visually impaired and those with mobility issues. Nothing needs to hold you back from what will be not just the holiday of a lifetime, but also a completely new kind of learning experience.
And that is surely the best souvenir of all.



Diploma of Librarian, Vatican (2017)
Licensed Vatican Operator for Didactics and Visual and Motorial Disability, Vatican (2012)
Scuola Specializzazione in Storia dell'Arte (Ph. D. ), Siena (2005)
Licensed Guide for Rome district (2001)
Degree in Art History, Rome (2000)
Diploma of Archivist & Palaeographer, Rome (1999)



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