I graduated in Archaeology in 2015 and in the late 2017 I got a Master Degree in Science of Archeology and Methodology of Archeological Research.
I passed my exam to become a tour guide in July 2018, I can legally exercise the profession on national level, and I have also the license as tour leader.
I was born and raised in Rome, and I chose to be an archeologist at a young age, fascinated by the work that I saw everytime I went in the center of my city, by the huge buildings thousands of years old and the incredible history behind them. That feeling of pride and luck and fascination, is still the same, even today.
With my friends I found the passion of telling the history and the secrets behind the Coliseum, the Imperial Forums, what did we archeologists do on a dig site, and I found them so interested in what I was telling them to make me ask myself: why do I not make this a profession? I mean, I enjoy telling stories, I studied hard to do so, so why not?
So I became a Tour Guide, and I enthusiastically lead people who choose me as their guide on the same paths that fascinated me, assured that the feelings that pushed me to study archeology will be felt by those same people I'm leading. Rome has so much to offer, from the Roman to the Dark Ages, Renaissance, Contemporary and Modern times, and I can't wait to tell you, my dear reader, what there's to know about the Eternal City.
A Recent Review of this guide
We like private tours. You can walk with your guide, take your time and ask any questions without a massive group around. Valerio took us to the Colosseum and Palentine Hill. His preparation and knowledge of the history of the sites was impeccable. You will never remember a tenth of what you learn from him but, hearing the history in person is amazing. The idea with this tour was to take yourself back in time and see how things were done thousands of years ago. Valerio was spot on. Thanks Valerio.
•Master Degree in Science of Archeology and Methodology of Archeological Research (110/110 cum laude), University of Roma Tre La Sapienza, Rome, Italy (2017)
•Graduation in History and Conservation of Artistic and Archeological Patrimony, University of Roma Tre La Sapienza, Rome, Italy (2015)
•Tour Guide license earned in Bari, Italy 2018
•Tour Leader license earned in Florence, Italy 2018
•High School Diploma "Liceo Classico Orazio", Rome, Italy (2005-2006)