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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

Elisa was an excellent guide with limitless deep knowledge of all Rome history. We highly recommend her.
Al Walcroft

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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

Bernini's Statues and Caravaggio's Paintings

408 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

3 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,...

1587 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

9 hours

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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

1213 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

6 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,...

478 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Rome Squares and Fountains Private Walking,...

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Hotel pick-up and drop off included

531 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Skip the line Vatican Museums and St.,...

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Private Walking Tour - Transfers Included

444 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

3 hours

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