The Eternal City is much more than the Vatican and the Colosseum, but it is filled with hidden gems and every corner hides a secret or legend that I would be happy to share with you! I know most of the dark and often sordid stories behind the official history of this great city.
My career has always been focused on Tourism and Art History as I studied at the best tourism high school of Rome to become a travel agent. I soon realized that organizing holidays for clients would not be enough for me- I wanted to be part of the trip. Then I visited ancient Ostia's archaeological excavations on a field trip, and our guide was so excellent that her explanation really made the past come alive. I felt a thrill and in that moment I found what my perfect place in the world would be. I was only 18 but my idea was clear…I wanted to become a tour guide!
So I graduated and then I gained experience as a guide during my internship while I was studying Cultural Heritage at Tor Vergata University in Rome. After a few years, I took the professional exam and I became an Art Historian- it was like a little dream come true. Recently I became an independent writer, with the publication of my university thesis in Cultural Anthropology about a medieval festival in Montefalco (a town in Umbria).
I am a mother of a young daughter who knows everything about Greek mythology, as I love to turn history into fables that are exciting for children. This is why I absolutely love guiding families with young children- one of my specialties is turning sad dramas into happy endings! In my free time I like to paint (from landscapes to decorative home painting). I also enjoy organizing events in Rome- parties for my family and friends. Besides that I dance salsa, and would be happy to show you some moves!
A Recent Review of this guide
I visited Rome with 2 teenagers. We took 3 separate tours with Elisa. We loved this one. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. She enhanced our trip tremendously
Master's degree in Italian Cultural Heritage (2012)
Officially Licensed Guide - Roma, Italy (2010)
Bachelor's degree in Tourism
I am not a driver, but I arrange drivers and transportation for all my vehicle based tours.