A great tour to get highlights of the city’s most emblematic Baroque squares, Churches and fountains. Starting in the Roman Jewish Ghetto, we will stand and re-live where Julius Caesar was assassinated. Then through the Pantheon and Piazza Navona Square. Of course we will see the most famous spots but more importantly we will duck into the back streets and learn about the Bad Boys of Baroque like Caravaggio, We will see and learn about Bernini’s greatest masterpieces along with the scandals and Vatican cover-ups. Bad Popes such as the Borgia Pope Alexander VI. We will jump back and forth through the time machine that is Rome. From ancient Rome through the collapse of the Roman Empire, Dark age plagues, Religious persecutions, the explosion of renaissance art and Baroque Opulence. Hear the stories about the people and events that would shape the world we live in today and see where it all happened. The cherry on top is we stop for a Gelato at the best all Natural Gelateria then end on Ponte Angeli with an amazing photo opportunity. Ending at Castel Sant’Angelo near Vatican where your in prime position to continue seeing the sights.
I am an American living in Rome, Italy for over fifteen years. Married to an Italian, I Graduated from The American University of Rome. Working as a tour guide in and around Rome. I have a passion for history, travel and Italian Cuisine. Laughter is the key ingredient to a fulfilling life and humor is big part of what I bring to every experience. Master storyteller, my tours tend to be humorous bordering on Blasphemous. I focus on the stories behind the art, artist, architecture and Archaeology. Lets face it, nobody remembers all the the names and dates. They remember the Stories.
We will see the Jewish Ghetto, Largo Argentina, Pantheon, S. Luigi de Francesi, Piazza Navona, Sant'Agnese in Agone, Via Coronari (stop for Gelato),Bridge of Angels, Castel Sant'Angelo