Colosseum Tour

Colosseum Tour

🏛️ Explore Ancient Rome: Colosseum and Forum Tour 🏛️

Step into the grandeur of Ancient Rome with our immersive Colosseum and Forum tour! Embark on a journey through time as you walk in the footsteps of gladiators and emperors, unraveling the captivating history of one of the world’s most iconic landmarks.

🔍 What to Expect:
👑 Colosseum: Marvel at the architectural brilliance of this ancient amphitheater, where fierce battles and spectacles once enthralled crowds of thousands. Learn about its construction, the games held within its walls, and the stories of the gladiators who fought for glory and honor.

🏛️ Roman Forum: Wander through the heart of ancient Rome, where politics, religion, and commerce intersected. Discover the ruins of temples, basilicas, and government buildings that once stood as symbols of Roman power and prestige. Let our expert guides bring the ruins to life with fascinating tales of triumph and tragedy.

🗓️ Private tour
📍 Location: Rome, Italy
🕒 Duration: 2 hours
🎟️ Tickets: Included in the tour package
🌐 contact me directly for more information and booking inquiries


San Gimignano and San Vivaldo tour  with wine tasting

San Gimignano and San Vivaldo tour with wine tasting

San Gimignano and San Vivaldo tour with wine tasting starts at your lodging where a minivan with private driver will pick you up.

The first stop will be at the medieval town of San Gimignano. 

San Gimignano stands 334 metres above sea level on the site of a small Etruscan settlement, but it takes its name from the Bishop of Modena who saved the town from Barbarians in the 6th century.

It developed considerably during the Middle Ages thanks to the Via Francigena which runs straight through the town.

The Via Francigena is an ancient road and pilgrim route running from the Cathedral city of Canterbury in England, through France to Rome and Apulia, where there were the seaports to embark for Holy Land.

The Elsa Valley around this famous Tuscan town is everyone's image of a wine producing region in Italy.

Cypress trees, vines and olive orchards form an impressive landscape.

The vines cultivated around San Gimignano produce the "Vernaccia", a dry, pale, white.

It is a wine so gentle you could be drinking a refined mineral water and its character hasn't changed for centuries.

This the reason why our wine tasting  will be right  in a fabulous wine estate situated in San Gimignano, The lovely family who runs it with care and commitment,  love sharing their passion for the land, the wine and the olive oil with their guests.

The location is unique. You will be overwhelmed by the beauty around you. It is possible to arrange for cooking class too, using the products of their land.

Afterwards we will head to the "Living Jerusalem" at San Vivaldo.

San Vivaldo, a hidden gem  that really few people know. It is a special place, a unique site in which history, art, spirituality and nature blend together perfectly. It hosts the “Jerusalem” of San Vivaldo - one of the most significant examples of Western reproduction of the Holy Land - built at the beginning of the 16th century by order of the local community of Franciscan friars and conceived like a “real” Jerusalem for pilgrimages.  For centuries going on pilgrimage to Jerusalem was not possible  due to the Ottoman Occupation. The Franciscan friars built several Chapels that  represent the important sights of the city in order to allow pilgrims to do a symbolic pilgrimage.

After touring it,  we will head back to your lodging.

Tour length: 6/7 hours

Transportation: minivan with private driver

Sistine Chapel Tour

Sistine Chapel Tour

Sistine Chapel Tour

Our  Sistine chapel tour will focus on the most famous and grandiose religious monument hidden in the heart of the Vatican museums, the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo.

The Sistine Chapel is located inside the Vatican museums that are among the most visited museums in the world.

Over 7 millions tourists flock to discover the splendor of these 12 museums annually. The museums are compromised of no less than five galleries and 1.400 rooms, inaugurated in 1771. They consist  of an extraordinary collection of works of art, mainly paintings and sculptures, collected over the centuries by the popes.

After visiting the Sistine Chapel , we will pass through a door (for tour guides only) that will get us directly to St. Peter's Basilica. The tickets, purchased for this tour,  will allow us to skip the lines. This will give us more time to enjoying exploring this memorable sight together.

Saint Peter is the largest basilica in the world. Construction began in 1506, but was not completed  until 1626. It contains wonderful masterpieces like the Pietà by Michelangelo or the canopy over the main altar by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Upon entering the church, you will overwhelmed by the beauty of its hundreds of giant mosaics and the atmosphere that reigns in this amazing house of worship.

Tour length: 2/3 hours.


Suggestions: Vatican dress code – no bare shoulders, skirts and shorts under the knees, no weapons ad no big bags or backpacks.

Amalfi Coast Tour

Amalfi Coast Tour

Amalfi Coast Tour

🌊 Explore the Beauty of the Amalfi Coast: Private Driver Tour 🚗💨

Ready to embark on a journey along one of Italy's most stunning coastlines? My exclusive Amalfi Coast tour with a private driver offers an unforgettable experience, allowing you to discover the breathtaking beauty and charm of this coastal paradise at your own pace.

🚗 Your Private Chauffeur:
Sit back, relax, and let experienced and professional drivers guide you along the winding roads of the Amalfi Coast. The vehicle ensures comfort and style as you traverse picturesque villages, scenic cliffs, and azure waters.

🌅 Highlights of the Tour:
🏞️ Positano: Begin your adventure in the enchanting village of Positano, known for its pastel-colored buildings cascading down the cliffside. Explore narrow streets lined with boutiques, cafes, and artisan shops, or simply soak in the panoramic views of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

🏰 Amalfi: Next, journey to the historic town of Amalfi, once a maritime superpower in the Middle Ages. Discover the grandeur of its cathedral, stroll along the bustling piazza, and savor the flavors of local cuisine at seaside restaurants.

🏖️ Ravello: Conclude your tour with a visit to the hilltop town of Ravello, renowned for its stunning gardens, medieval architecture, and sweeping vistas. Explore the iconic Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, where lush landscapes blend seamlessly with breathtaking panoramas.

🍇 Wine, Olive Oil, and Limoncello Tastings: Indulge your senses with a delightful culinary experience! Along the way, immerse yourself in the flavors of the region with tastings of locally-produced wine, exquisite olive oil, and the famous Amalfi Coast limoncello. Savor the essence of the Mediterranean as you sample the finest offerings of the region.

🎉 Customize Your Experience:
Tailor your Amalfi Coast adventure to suit your preferences! Whether you're seeking relaxation, cultural immersion, or gastronomic delights, my private driver tour offers flexibility and personalized service to ensure an unforgettable experience.

📅 Book Your Journey:
Escape the ordinary and indulge in the splendor of the Amalfi Coast with my exclusive private driver tour. Contact me today to plan your itinerary, and let us create memories that will last a lifetime.

🌐 Reach out to me directly for booking inquiries and more information. Your Amalfi Coast adventure awaits! 🌊🚗✨

Vatican Scavi Tour and St. Peter’s basilica

Vatican Scavi Tour and St. Peter’s basilica

The Vatican Scavi Tour that goes through the excavations below Saint Peter's basilica is one of the most exclusive tours of all Rome.

I have been an official guide of Vatican Scavi since 1996. You could blindfold me and I would be able to show you around with ease.

We will visit an Ancient Roman Necropolis, discovered by archeologists in 1939  and filled with the fresco-painted tombs of wealthy Roman families and an early Christian cemetery with the tomb of St. Peter's, the Apostle. This part of the tour will be with about 15 other people, though we will visit St. Peter's church on our own.

Saint Peter's basilica was built in 1506. It is the longest church in the world, filled with the most important Renaissance masterpieces like the Pietà by Michelangelo.

You can combine this tour with the Vatican Museums or Pope's audience on Wednesdays.

Tour length: 2 hours

Capri Tour

Capri Tour


We will start our Capri tour from Marina Grande Sea Port  where we will board a bus to Anacapri. From here we will take the chairlift to the summit of Monte Solaro, where you can enjoy the most spectacular views of the Bay of Naples.

From there we will descend the slope by by chairlift. If we decide to walk (estimated 30 minutes), we will take a moment to visit the hermitage of Cetrella.

At Anacapri we have choice between two distinctive sights.

The baroque church of St. Michael noted for for it’s marvelous XVII century hand painted ceramic tile floors. Every inch of the church’s floor is covered with. grand scene depicting the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. A modest fee is required for entry.

Your other choice is the Villa San Michele, a house museum created by the 19th century Swedish writer and physician Axel Muthe, which boasts one of the island’s most panoramic views.

Afterwards we will take back a bus to Capri and stroll down the Via Camerelle, famous for its luxury shops and designer fashion boutiques which line the street. When you’ve had your fill of window shopping, continue along the Via Tragara until reaching the breathtaking scenic overlook facing the world-famous Faraglioni rock formations. After taking in their splendor. turn around and descend to the port by Funicular Train, then back to the mainland via hydrofoil.

Tour length: 7 ore

If you are staying in Sorrento or Naples and want to organize a Capri day trip, you can take the ferryboat to go to the island.

Another option is a private boat that take you to and from the island, which I can arrange. This allows you to enjoy a relaxed and flexible trip to island, visit the renowned Blue Grotto and swim in the waters of Mediterranean Sea.

I can also arrange trips to Capri from Rome.

Chianti and Siena Tour with wine tasting

Chianti and Siena Tour with wine tasting

Chianti and Siena Tour with wine tasting is an amazing day trip that takes you from Florence into the super picturesque Chianti region. 

This tour gives you the chance to explore the rolling hills of the marvelous Chianti Wine region. It’s a getaway from the noise and the crowds of the city.

During our drive through the famous Chianti region, you will be spoiled with spectacular views of this famous landscape. As we drive, admire the cypress trees, vineyards and olives groves.

Our first stop will be in Siena where we will explore Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral.

Once in  the Piazza del Campo, you’ll see why it’s so well known and well loved. It’s a semi-circular piazza, in a bowl-like shape, surrounded by beautiful red-brick buildings. This is the heart and soul of Siena, not to mention one of its most distinct landmarks. It was built with the intention of all the locals being able to meet there for events, games and socializing. It’s still doing its job of bringing people together, as you’ll see from the amount of people sitting on its curved base, eating, drinking and chatting.

The piazza is also home to Siena’s famous bareback horse race, the Palio di Siena, which is held twice a year. They do put sand on the tiled flooring of the piazza, so the horses aren’t galloping directly on stone, but the turns are still incredibly tight.

Siena’s Gothic cathedral is considered one of the most beautiful in Europe. Even if you’re not into cathedrals, it’s worth seeing and is one of the highlights of the city. Its green-and-white-striped interior is even more impressive than Florence’s duomo, and the exterior is pretty snazzy too, with one of the most detailed facades  you’lI’ve ever seen on all your travels.

Afterwards we will head to Panzano in Chianti to visit a winery where we will have a wine tasting. 

The stop at winery is also  an excuse to get know a little bit more about the winemaking process, we will explore the Estate, the vineyard and the cellar with one of the staff of winery who is very knowledgeable and passionate about the wine.

Harvesting by hand and rigorous quality selection  of the grapes are the distinctive hallmarks of their harvest. Cutting-edge technology and the final, hands-on-touch of their winemaker are the secrets of the high quality of this  winery’s wines.

Once we’ve covered every aspect of winemaking, we sit down to taste three Chianti wines accompanied by fresh olives and cheese. It is possible to have lunch too.

After the wine tasting we will head back to your lodging.

Tour length: 6 hours

Transportation: minivan with private driver


Which are the grapes of Chianti Classico?

Sangiovese, the region’s principal grape variety, is the exemplar of the unique characteristics of the land of the Black Rooster. Chianti Classico wine can be produced with Sangiovese grapes at a minimum of 80% or with the maximum addition of 20% of other red varieties.

Over time, thanks to the commitment to research in the field, the importance of Sangiovese in Chianti Classico wine and the use of red varieties has become increasingly important: since 1996 it has been possible to produce DOC wines using pure Sangiovese grapes, and since 2006 Chianti Classico can be produced exclusively with red grape varieties.

Venice Tour  by boat

Venice Tour by boat

The better way to discover Venice is booking Venice Tour by  by boat. 

During this fascinating tour you will travel along  the Grand Canal with its beautiful palaces. You will see the church of Santa Maria della Salute, the famous Saint Mark Square and the bridge of the Sighs.

You will also explore the narrow canals that criss cross through the island, flanked by wonderful private palaces and gardens. Along the boat ride you will  see the façade of the Church SS. Giovanni e Paolo, where many of the Doges of Venice are buried, the Rialto Bridge, the Aman Hotel (where George Clooney’s wedding took place), The Church of Saint George, designed by Andrea Palladio and the island of Giudecca with its iconic building called the three Eyes.

You will admire the first Cathedral of Venice, Saint Peter’s church, then you will enter the imposing Water Gate to access the Arsenal where you will see  the famous Hands by Lorenzo Quinn.

By boat you’ll also sail out  in the open lagoon, passing by Murano, while enjoying the view of the Dolomites mountains in the distance.

Then, continuing your route of this fascinating labyrinth of canals you will stop at a famous Gondola Boatyard called The Squero of San Trovaso .

San Trovaso is the city’s longest continually operating squero, documented as far back as the late 1600s. Today it is owned by the city of Venice and operated by a co-op of specialized artisans who make new gondolas and refurbish old ones.

Tour length: 2 hours

You can combine this tour with Burano and Murano islands that are famous  for the Glass Blowing and Lace artworks.

Pompeii Tour

Pompeii Tour

🌋 Unearth the Mysteries of Pompeii: Experience a Journey Through Time! 🏛️

Step into the ancient world with our immersive Pompeii tour, where history comes to life amidst the ruins of a once-thriving Roman city frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Join me for an unforgettable adventure as we explore the captivating wonders of Pompeii!

🌟 Highlights of the Tour:
🔥 Witness the Tragic Beauty of Vesuvius: Stand in awe as you gaze upon the mighty silhouette of Mount Vesuvius, the infamous volcano whose eruption in 79 AD buried Pompeii beneath layers of ash and pumice. Learn about the cataclysmic event that forever altered the course of history.

🏛️ Explore Ancient Streets: Wander through the remarkably preserved streets of Pompeii, where ancient Roman life unfolds before your eyes. Marvel at the intricately designed villas, temples, and public buildings that once thrived amidst the bustling cityscape.

🎭 Discover Vibrant Frescoes: Admire the vibrant frescoes adorning the walls of Pompeii’s houses and buildings, offering glimpses into the daily lives, myths, and beliefs of its inhabitants. Experience the artistry and craftsmanship of a bygone era, preserved for centuries beneath the volcanic ash.

🕰️ Step into Roman Life: Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of ancient Pompeii as our expert guides transport you back in time. From the bustling forum to the tranquil gardens, experience the rich tapestry of Roman culture and society firsthand.

🔍 Uncover Hidden Treasures: Delve into the lesser-known corners of Pompeii, where hidden gems and untold stories await discovery. From forgotten alleyways to secret gardens, each step reveals new wonders and mysteries of this ancient city.

🎟️ Book Your Adventure:
Don’t miss your chance to explore the wonders of Pompeii with me! Reserve your spot today and embark on a journey through time that will leave you spellbound. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or a curious traveler, my Pompeii tour promises an unforgettable experience for all.

🌐 Contact me directly to book your tour. Join me as we uncover the secrets of Pompeii together! 🌋🏛️✨



Jewish Florence Tour

Jewish Florence Tour

Jewish Florence  Tour

We will start our tour at Piazza della Repubblica  that during Roman times, was Ancient Florence downtown. As of the Middle Ages and for several centuries thereafter, it remained the old city market. Although it has undergone many changes over time, the Piazza della Repubblica was very lively and busy, until recently. 

Cosimo I forced the Jews to reside in that area of the city, which thus became a ghetto known as the Jewish Quarter. The changes were part of urban planning that resulted from the establishment of Florence as the capital of the Kingdom of Italy (1865-1871). Consequently, many buildings, including the ones forming the ghetto and the Loggia del Pesce (Lodge of the Fish) were demolished.

After visiting the square,  we will head to the Baptistry of the Duomo to learn about the Biblical stories of the door panels. 

We will proceed then to the Academy where we will admire the perfection of David’s Michelangelo. 

This astonishing Renaissance statue was created between 1501 and 1504. It is a 14.0 ft marble statue depicting the Biblical hero, represented as a standing male nude. Originally commissioned by the Opera del Duomo for the Cathedral, it was meant to be one of a series of large statues to be positioned in the niches of the cathedral’s tribunes, way up at about 80 mt from the ground.

Then we will go to Synagogue or Tempio Maggiore that is one of the largest synagogues in South Central Europe and was built between 1874 and 1882. Travertine and pink pomato stone were used to build it, in the Moorish style, centrally planned and with a dome flanked by towers. Standing in a garden filled with exotic plants, surrounded by cast-iron railings designed by P. Franci,  the synagogue will evoke in you a sense of oriental splendour. 

At the end of the tour we will take a break for lunch at the Kosher restaurant right around the corner.