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About the guru Luca
I consider myself a thoughtful and well-balanced person. My behavior is mainly based on respect, accuracy, good manners and seriousness. I am also outgoing and self confident, with a strong sense of humor. I think I have good communication skills and a great capacity of adoption. Thanks to my previous working experience in various fields, I managed a lot of different activit... More »
I consider myself a thoughtful and well-balanced person. My behavior is mainly based on respect, accuracy, good manners and seriousness. I am also outgoing and self confident, with a strong sense of humor. I think I have good communication skills and a great capacity of adoption. Thanks to my previous working experience in various fields, I managed a lot of different activities and duties. Therefore I acquired several professional skills, Having worked mainly in the tourism industry I got used to having direct contact with the clients. Among my various interests and hobbies I would like to underline art, archeology, photography, sports, music. I am prepared to take up new challenges
About the tour
Luigi says "GO! FOLLOW THE GURU!". Abate Luigi, one of the several Rome's speaking statues, gives the start to this intriguing tour, a journey through time in the heart of the Eternal City, to discover hidden alleys and corners but also to admire some of its famous landmarks.
You will be guided by a local, that is me, LUCA, to an unforgettable experience. You will learn about history and monuments, and at the same time you will become familiar to the ways of life of Ancient Romans and of the present day citizens (markets, bakeries, etc). Everything will be complemented with anecdotes, legends and curiosities and, above all, with a lot of fun!
List of the places:
Campo de Fiori,
Largo di Torre Argentina,
Piazza della Minerva,
Church of San Luigi dei Francesi,
Itinerary in detail:
After saluting our friend Abate Luigi, we will walk to the traditional market of Campo de Fiori, where it is possible to taste one of the most delicious take away pizzas of the city.
Then we will follow the last footsteps of Julius Cesar, to reach the place of his assassination ("Tu quoque, Brute, fili mi!"), in Largo di Torre Argentina, with ruins of Roman Temples.
Through the narrow streets of Rome, we will arrive at Piazza della Minerva (with the quaint statue of the Elephant by Bernini and the splendid Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva) and Piazza della Rotonda, to visit the magnificent Pantheon, the masterpiece of the Roman architecture.
Next stop will be the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi (church of the French Community), that boasts three of the most important paintings of Caravagggio, the Master of Light.
We will visit Piazza Navona, the most beautiful Baroque Square of Rome, with the outstanding Fountains designed by G. B. Bernini and the Church of St. Agnes, projected by his rival F. Borromini. Here, if you are lucky and attentive, you can detect the ghost of Costanza, that wanders in Palazzo De Cupis: her pale hand appears behind a window pane when the moon peeps and its rays illuminate the façade of the palace. Some more steps behind Piazza Navona and we will meet Pasquino, another speaking statue, much more famous and talkative than Abate Luigi. He will officially proclaim the end of our fascinating tour. AD MAIORA!
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