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Elisa T.

Roma, Italy

Ciao belli! I am Elisa, a local tour guide born and raised in the Eternal City- an authentic Roman from Rome.

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

Our tour with Elisa was fantastic. She was very professional, friendly and informative. We great enjoyed our time with her and had wished we had selected her for our full day Vatican Tour. She did a marvelous job accommodating our request at the last minute to go back and spend more time at Vatican City. We were very pleased with the entire afternoon with her and would strongly recommend her to others
Robert E. Mitchell

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Credentials

Master's degree in Italian Cultural Heritage (2012)
Officially Licensed Guide - Roma, Italy (2010)
Bachelor's degree in Tourism

Restrictions

I am not a driver, but I arrange drivers and transportation for all my vehicle based tours.

Guide Requirements for Italy

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Private tour guide Elisa

Borghese Gallery Private Tour

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Bernini's Statues and Caravaggio's Paintings

409 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

3 hours

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Sistine Chapel Express Tour

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A private VIP Tour in Rome

510 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

2 hours 30 min.

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Tivoli: Ancient Estates and Natural Landscapes

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The Canopo of Hadrian's Villa and D'Este Villa Gardens

1219 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

6 hours

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Rome in a Day: Shore Excursion from the,...

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Take a big bite of Rome's best works: Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel,...

1594 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

9 hours

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Ancient Rome 3D Experience

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3D and 360° view of selected areas of the Colosseum and Roman Forum,...

480 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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