I've a bachelor's degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage and a master degree in Cultural and Archaeological Heritage at the University of Rome.
I was born and raised here, so I am 100% local! Before becoming a tour guide I was working as an archaeologist in several archaeological sites. My archaeological background brings a unique perspective to my walking tours of Rome. With me you will discover more about this beautiful city, its art and history, the fascinating historical sites, the hidden gems, Romans and the Roman way of life.
I can customize tours according to your interests. I specialize in private tours for small groups of all ages, including families with younger children. I have children myself, and I am happy to work with children and families as well as adults.
My tours are all private, so the visit will be exclusively for you and can be tailored to your wishes and physical abilities. I will be happy to help you to organize the perfect guided tour. I will be your local friend in Rome, and give you suggestions on restaurants, shopping, exhibitions and things to do.
I look forward to bringing Rome to life for you!
A Recent Review of this guide
A fabulous tour brought to life by an exceptional tour guide. It is one thing to see the ruins for Rome but it is something really special to see the ruins with Francesca, an experienced archaeologist on Roman ruins. Francesca is warm, friendly and very flexible in terms of shaping a tour to one's particular interests. I highly recommend Francesca especially for the first time visitor to Rome. She provides advice on where to go, what to do, what not to miss off the beaten path … and how to get there
Wayland Snookie P.
*Bachelor's Degree in Cultural Heritage, Archaeology
*Master in Cultural/Archaeological Resources
*Qualified TOURIST GUIDE (Rome)
I'm not a driver. I provide walking tours. If needed, we can take cabs or I can arrange for a separate car or minivan and driver.