Favorite Tours  

My focus is always on the very personal perspective, and the narratives of my walks --both for groups of no more than 6 or 7 individuals or school  class teams of up to 15-20 students -- are always accompanied by  MY custom-drawn TIMELINES and other visual materials that enhance the tour experience and which I hand out at the beginning of the excursions. Below is a list of my repertoire of walks:

 

I am experienced and LICENSED tour guide for the entire Rome and Lazio region in Italy. In this capacity, I offer a wide variety of standard or customized guided  tours of many sites in and around Rome. As my curriculum vitae (CV) shows, my tour paths have included various city museums of the United States, such as Miami's Villa Vizcaya, New York's MET, and  the great Philadelphia Museum of Art on Beacon Hill. .. 

Walks (2-4 hours duration)

1)  Palatine Hill, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum

2)  The life and footprints of Julius CAESAR in Rome

3)  The Foro Boario -- the  first port of Rome and the myths of Hercules dating back to the 12th century B.C., and visible inside the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin ( the famous "Bocca della Verita" site)

4)  Campidoglio (the great Capitol Hill) and the Capitoline Museums 

5)  The Pantheon and the nearby Dominican basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva: this venue holds ancient sculptures from Antiquity and  by 17th-century masters Gianlorenzs Bernini and Diego Velazquez

6)  Early Christian basilicas such as St. John Lateran, Santa Cecilia, and Santa Maria in Trastevere -- to name a few.

7)  Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica

8)  Caravaggio , the painter of the chiaroscuro style  of great Christian art subject matter who revolutionized his contemporary p;ainter world.

9)  The so-called Raphael Frescoes in the Villa Farnesina, located in Trastevere.

10) The Priorate of the Knights of Malta on the Aventine , along with Santa Sabina Basilica, a perfect example of early Christinan art 

11) Catacombs and Basilica of St. Agnese, and Mausoleum of Santa Constanza

 

12) Catacombs of Priscilla

 

13)  Bernini vs.  Borromini (different approaches to Baroque style)

 

14)  The Meridian solar "Clock" inside Santa Maria degli Angeli

 

15)  Galleria Borghese 

Walks (4-6 hours)/  Day Tours (*)

16)  TIVOLI (whole day tour): Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este (*) 

17)  Pompeii and Napoli  (*) 

18)  Painted Etruscan tombs in Tarquinia  (*) 

19)  Frescoes of Piero della Francesca (2-3 day trip) including Perugia, Arezzo, Urbino, and Rimini    (*)

20)  Paestum (overnight) and its Greek temples (6th Century B.C.)  (*) 

21)  Older churches of Rome:  San Clemente, SS. Giovanni e Paulo, Santo Stefano Rotondo, Santi Quattro Coronati, and the Baptistry at the Lateran

22)  Sketching in Rome (indoor or outdoor)

23)  Tosca Tour a "musical" walking visit to the 3 places where Puccini's

famous opera takes place in Rome

24)  Roman Aqueducts (Aqueduct Park, Porta Maggiore)

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A moment of rest during a tour of the Vatican Museums with a group of architecture students from the University of Miami