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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 booking through the website has a limit of 5. However, if you would like to do the tour on a "sold-out" day, or even add more people to the tour if you have already booked it, do not hesitate to send me a message with the total number of participants so I can check the availability of it.

PS n° 2: This tour has no fixed price, so the participants are free to pay the price they feel comfortable with.

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".
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 €10 per person, 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!

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Atliana

9 days ago

Pedro is an outstanding tour guide, who has a comprehensive knowledge on the history, architecture and art of Rome. I highly recommend taking this tour whether you’re a first, second or several times visitor to Rome. The tour is carefully and thoughtfully structured and through visiting each of the squares, Pedro weaves a rich and interesting narrative on the political, religious and civic history of the Roman Empire and modern Rome. The architectural and artistic perspectives Pedro shares really helps to bring the various buildings, churches, fountains and artworks alive and I learnt a lot of new information about places and artworks that I’d previously visited. Pedro was great at tailoring the tour to my specific interests and was very thoughtful in suggesting other places that I could visit outside of the tour. Pedro is a warm, intelligent and articulate guide and I can’t thank him enough for a wonderful tour.

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Response from Pedro:

Thank you very much Atliana, your words mean a lot to me. We've spent a good time walking together and I'm really happy you've trully enjoyed it. Have a wonderful stay in Italy!
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Elena

15 days ago

It was an amazing tour. We've read great reviews about Pedro and had high expectations and he didn't disappoint :). It was our third time in Rome but we've still learned lots of new information about the history and architecture of the city. Pedro has very detailed knowledge of the history of the buildings which helps you too see things from a different perspective. Thank you so much Pedro!

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Response from Pedro:

Thank you Elena and Trevor for your words. Good experiences encourage me to keep studying and sharing with people some knowledge on the Cultural Heritage we produced as humanity. Keep coming back to Rome, you'll always be surprised by its countless jewels ; )
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Max

21 days ago

We can highly recommend Pedro‘s walking tour! Pedro showed us around several Piazzas and gave us some very interesting insights into the Roman Empire, Baroque Art and Christianity. What made the tour special is the way in which Pedro explains the sights. When he talks about architecture, you feel like you are set back into the past. And in regards to arts, Pedro manages to make you relive the intention of the artist. All in all an incredible tour!

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Response from Pedro:

Thank you Max! I must say that it is the enthusiasm, interest and constant curiosity of the visitors which make a great tour, and I couldn't be happier for hosting you and Clara in your very first day in Rome. It is always a pleasure to contribute to people's perception on matters that I care so much, such as Art and Architecture. I wish you two all the best and a great trip!
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Clara

21 days ago

Pedro is a phenomenal tour guide! He perfectly tailored the tour to our areas of interest and shared interesting and fun anecdotes along the way. He was able to highlight parts of the long history of Rome from different viewpoints including architecture, city structure and art which made the tour even more fascinating. Beyond the tour itself, he went out of his way to recommend us another possible walk through Rome to do by ourselves with an extensive list of even more sights to see, where he pointed out what to look for in each attraction. I would highly recommend a walking tour with Pedro and want to thank him for the wonderful tour!

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Response from Pedro:

Thank you very much for your words Clara, I am always happy when the visitors enjoy the walking tour as much as I do, expressing their interest in Rome's history and being curious to know even more. It was a very pleasant morning, and I hope you have a great experience traveling around Italy!
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NAWF SHARIEF

22 days ago

Wonderful tour, Pedro is very knowledgeable as well as kind. He worked hard with us for three hours. He showed us a lot explaining everything in a very interesting and attractive way.

Strongly recommended.

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Response from Pedro:

Thank you very much Nawf! We have spent some good hours together, and I am glad that you've chosen this tour to conclude your trip in Italy, it was a pleasure.
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Søren

26 days ago

This tour was absolutely outstanding. Pedro is very well versed with the architecture and history of Rome and was able to provide a unique insight into many of the popular, but also lesser known sites of the city. He managed to show us the intricacies hidden in small details, be it in the pattern of tile on the floors, or within the elaborate paintings on the ceilings of churches.

This was hands-down one of the most intellectually engaging tours i’ve been on!

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Response from Pedro:

Thank you very much Søren, we had a great walk together!
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