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The Nine-Square Tour: broad perceptions on history

Your guru: Pedro
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  • Rome
  • Available in: English, Portuguese

About the guru Pedro

The History of Art and Architecture has always moved me, being unlimited fuel for other passions such as travelling and getting in touch with different cultures, perspectives and conceptions of the world. I am a Brazilian Architect who found in the city of Rome itself the school of my dreams. I'm currently an Architecture-Conservation Master's student in Rome, and for me ... More »

The History of Art and Architecture has always moved me, being unlimited fuel for other passions such as travelling and getting in touch with different cultures, perspectives and conceptions of the world. I am a Brazilian Architect who found in the city of Rome itself the school of my dreams. I'm currently an Architecture-Conservation Master's student in Rome, and for me it is natural to perceive the city as a living document ready to be read and appreciated. Therefore, it will be a pleasure for me to share with you some knowledge and enrich your perceptions on the Eternal City, together with its symbols, its paths along History and the magnificent Cultural Heritage it produced for Humanity.

About the tour

The Squares have always played an important role in the cities as places for public gathering, games, markets, protests, executions. As fundamental elements for the dynamics of cities, the Squares are result as well as witnesses of urban transformations through time, according to different ideologies and artistic conceptions.

This tour invites you for a 3km walk along 9 Roman Squares and their surrounding monuments, such as breathtaking Baroque Churches and imposing Palaces. Be ready to explore, sharpen your senses and add new perspectives to your trip.

PS n° 1: The timetable for September 2019 is flexible, so if you book a tour and then need to change dates, do not hesitate to send me a message, I will do my best to reschedule your tour.

PS n° 2: The booking through the website has a limit of 5. However, if you would like to add more people to the tour, just send me a message telling the total number of people and their names so I can check the availability of it.

PS n° 3: People are free to pay for this tour the price they want or the price they can pay.

1. Piazza della Repubblica

2. Piazza di San Bernardo

3. Piazza Barberini

4. Piazza del Quirinale

5. Piazza di Trevi

6. Piazza di Pietra

7. Piazza di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

8. Piazza della Rotonda

9. Piazza Navona

Meeting point
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How to find me: The meeting point will be in front of the church "Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri". I will be holding a sign written "GuruWalk". For further questions, do not hesitate to send me a message. My Italian phone number is: +39 3491798303
Tour duration: 3 hours

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €5, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (7)

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Nikolay

15 hours ago

Perfect tour, we all loved it. First of all - the group is small, and as I understood they are kept small intentionally. Everybody was able to talk to Pedro directly during the tour and ask questions, so it was truly more like a friendly walk, not just a rush through all the places of interest. Then, as the group was small and he didn't use a speaker, we were able to enter churches to explore them from inside, which is very unusual and rare for such tours. Pedro even waited in queue with us to enter Pantheon. Broad knowledge of history and architecture were also impressive - we loved his explanations and description of different pieces of art that we came across during the tour. Overall, this tour was certainly one of the most positive impressions from our stay in Rome.

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Sanjay Belagodu

2 days ago

It was a great walk with Pedro, I would definitely recommend a walking tour with him next time you are in Rome. He had a great passion for architecture, which made a huge difference.

He mentioned his goal was not just talk about dates and history, but point out and talk about all little things in each attraction. That very night I was walking with a friend along one of these attractions, I was amazed by how much I knew about that location due to the tour.

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Response from Pedro:

Sanjay, I am truly happy that you could walk around Rome with different eyes after the tour and understand the city better. Names and dates generally fade out from our memory, but the stories and connections between monuments and the city remain. That is what I consider to be the most important of all. Knowing the Historical and Cultural contexts of things allows us to perceive the city and other buildings based on a broader perspective, and that's why in the end we learn so much whithout noticing it! Thank you very much for sharing your experience!
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Yael & Hadar

7 days ago

This is a great tour! Highly recommended! Pedro is so nice and charming, full of knowledge, stories, anacdotes, and very sensitive eye for the most unique and interesting details. He made us look at the most famous places differently and understand much better the meaning, the context and the greatness of the monuments. It was facenating, enriching and also a lot of fun. Don't miss Pedro's tour!! It is the best!!

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Response from Pedro:

Thank you very much Yael and Hadar, we did spent a great time together and I really enjoyed your company as well! I'm glad you will keep good memories of this morning and I'm honoured that I could contribute to make your trip even better.
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Amit

12 days ago

Pedro is an amazing guide in Rome. He's super passionate about architecture and it shows in his views about the city. He was so helpful during the tour and has so much patience when explaining everything that the beautiful city of Rome has to offer. I would definitely recommend

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Response from Pedro:

Thank you! Your interest on the tour deeply motivates me!
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Francois

13 days ago

Pedro's tour gave us a very comprehensive view on the different periods of architecture of Roma, ancient Rome to more modern times, breaking it down by Popes, architects and powerful families. He made sure that we saw the hidden details in buildings, facades, paintings and sculptures and how to interpret them. We came inside a handful of churches (including the Pantheon) along the route, it was great to observe and discover both the outside and inside with Pedro's knowledge.

Pedro was always aware of where his group was, made sure to stop in shady spots and walk a very reasonable pace.

We very much enjoyed Pedro's tour and highly recommend it!

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Response from Pedro:

Thank you very much! I'm happy you two enjoyed the tour and created beautiful memories out of it!
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Tais Afonso

14 days ago

The tour guide wasnt there. I arrived 10 m early, and he wasnt there. When i ask him why, was because we were Portuguese speakers, and he assume we woulndt go to the tour. As you can see i also speak fluent English. So for me, that wasn't a valid excuse!

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Response from Pedro:

Tais Afonso, I am very sorry for the mismatch. Portuguese-speaking participants in the tours in English are always welcome, and such distinctions do not exist. The group was present at the meeting point and the tour occured successfully. I am very sorry, as well as I hope we have further opportunities to make things right. In order to avoid future dismatches or communication failures through messages, I added my telephone number on the description of the tour so that people could contact me directly.
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