Free Tour The secrets of Rome

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Italian
Guru: Ruza
Quality Verified Registered on September 27, 2021

I am originally from Bosnia but the passion for painting brought me to Rome where I studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. Then I fell in love with Rome and I continued to study. Because the more you know it the more you want to learn about this wonderful city and share it with others.  I have a degree in Painting and Art History and I ama  licensed tour guide of Rome. I love the hidden paths, as well as the major icons of Rome, because I think that every corner of the city hides a secret. I know the city like the back of my hand and will give you  useful and practical tips which will familiarize  you   with this wonderful place, advice on   good restaurant ... Everything to  make you feel like a local We will have a relaxing walk and you will never cease to marvel at the charm of Rome.

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Tour description

I am native from Bosnia and I live  in Rome for many years.  I graduated in Painting and Art History and I continue to cultivate my passion for this city that could be compared to a bottomless treasure chest, the beauty that never runs out and never ceases to surprise.
 I decided to become a tour guide because I would like to share my passion for the hidden and mysterious beauties of Rome.
I like to show a secret corner that would otherwise remain unnoticed and discover a "whole world" full of charm, beauty and the paradox of human being, remains and monuments that are not always known, very often overshadowed because they are close to the "symbolic monument" of this city, but no less fascinating.

I love making unknown and somewhat anonymous places known but which are essential for  feeling the charm of Rome in a more profound and intimate way.
Anyone who loves "secondary roads", mysteries and secrets  in the hidden alleys of Rome, will have the opportunity to make a visit that responds to the increasingly felt need of the modern traveler which is to be more satisfied on spiritual, intellectual and a esthetic prospective of veiw .

Description of the tour

The itinerary starts from Piazza Venezia in front of the Altare della Patria which we will admire in all its grandeur, then we will see the Tomb of Bibulus, a funerary monument from the 1st century BC.
We will stop in front of a plaque commemorating Michelangelo's house in Rome, we will head towards the Galleria Sciarra - a jewel of 19th century Rome, then continue towards the Trevi Fountain, we will cross via del Corso, the most famous shopping street in Rome, then follows the visit of the church of Sant'Ignazio to be able to admire the amazing illusionistic painting by Andrea Pozzo, see the Pantheon from the outside and discover the point where Julius Caesar was stabbed and see what was once the house of San Paolo in Rome when he came to have a fair trial. Next is the Palazzo della Cancelleria with its unique history linked to gambling then we will turn right to enter Arco degli Acetari- a scenario from another time where it seems that time has stopped.  The tour ends in Campo de Fiori, the famous market, place of execution of witches in the past and much more...
 Who is this tour for?
 Suitable for everyone, even people with reduced mobility.
 There are no climbs and the walk is light and not very tiring.
 Large group bookings are not accepted.
 What's to know?
In case of bad weather, if no communication arrives, it means that the tour program is unchanged.

The main stops of the tour :

Piazza Venezia 
Square of the Holy Apostles
Sciarra Gallery
Trevi Fountain
Colonna square
Stone Square
Piazza di Sant'Ignazio
Piazza della Rotonda-Pantheon
Minerva Square
Largo di Torre Argentina
Chancellery Square
Arco degli Acetari
Campo de Fiori

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  • Meeting point:
    Piazza Venezia, Roma RM, Italy
    Piazza Venezia, Roma RM, Italy
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    I will wait you in front of this monument with open red umbrella

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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SANDRA 04 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
The tour was a luxury, very different from what you are used to. We liked that Ruza was attentive to everyone and had conversations between stops about her own interests and those of everyone else. A big kiss from Katowice 😊
Helen 04 Feb 2023
Los Angeles

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Travelled alone - Feb 2023
Ruza showed us what your normal guide would not. She knows interesting hidden gems of Rome and has a fascinating story to tell about everything. She is very professional and friendly.
Sally 04 Feb 2023

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Travelled in group - Feb 2023
Very good tour
Stefano 28 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Ruza is such a lovely guide with huge knowledge about the city, arts, hidden places etc. We really enjoyed the tour. Thank you very much Ruza!
Natasa 23 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
It was excellent spent time with a lot of information and fun facts. In ordinary tour this cannot be delivered. Some places couldn't be found without Ruza's experience and she put everything wrapped up in period pieces and exact dates. We recommend this tour.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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