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Julius Caesar & the Emperors’ Nighttime Stories Tour

For the first time, there is now a storytelling tour focused on the personal stories of the early Emperors of Rome.

Take a stroll in downtown Rome and get ready to be blown away by the lives of the ancient Romans, their love stories, and their “peculiarities”!

Hear about the assassination of Julius Caesar exactly where it happened.
This is not only about Caesar, though. Besides him, there are 5 more mind-blowing Romans to talk about. For example, discover Marcus Agrippa and be amazed by his loyalty and friendship with the first Roman Emperor of Rome, Augustus.

This storytelling tour is unique, fun, and rich with powerful stories. On this tour, we also shine a light on a lady, a young girl who in ancient times was the daughter of the most powerful man in the world. She was Julia, and her father was Emperor Augustus. Of course, we didn’t forget characters like Emperor Nero and Hadrian. These Emperors, who were very opposite personalities, have their moment of glory on the tour.

Besides the stories, it is also wonderful to enjoy a stroll in the evening. If you’ve been to Rome before, you know how brutal the summertime heat can be. Therefore, the nighttime setting is reinvigorating and beautifully enjoyable.
If you enjoy great historical stories from the past, don’t miss this unique opportunity and delve deep into the past. Prepare yourself and be blown away by the fascinating ancient Romans.

SITES VISITED:

  • – Largo Argentina (site of the assassination of Julius Caesar)
  • – Pantheon
  • – Piazza di Pietra
  • – Piazza Colonna
  • – Mausoleum of Emperor Augustus & Ara Pacis (from outside)
  • – Piazza del Popolo (end of the tour)

Roman Empresses Tour: Stories of Livia, Agrippina & Vestal Virgins

At that time, many men thought that an educated woman who was also able to confront them was the most disgraceful thing ever. How could a woman make a mark, in those days?

Now for the first time ever, there finally is a storytelling tour that aims to answer such questions. Women are in the spotlight in this one-of-a-kind evening tour.

They will impress you with how incredibly remarkable they were in ancient Rome. Let’s shine a light on the mothers, the workers, and the “First Ladies” who ran an Empire, back in the day.

These women are eager to have their voices be heard and they will roar at you their untold stories.

Meet Agrippina, mother of Emperor Nero and sister of Emperor Caligula, and be in awe when you hear of her incredible life. Discover powerful priestesses known as Vestal Virgins and why they were so significant to Rome, in antiquity. Hear about Empress Livia, wife of Augustus, and see how she became an icon for all the other Roman Empresses to come.

The tour takes place in a marvelous setting.

Together with your English-speaking tour guide, you will take a stroll by the Roman Forum at twilight, admiring one of the most important archaeological sites in the world from an unusual angle. See the ruins that are a testament to those women’s lives and discover how much of the city of Rome still proves their existence. It is time to delve deep into the lives of fierce and badass women who, at that time, pulled the strings of one of the greatest empires ever, Rome. On this unique tour, you will hear about some of the most famous women in history… ever!!! Don’t miss it.

Sites Visited:

– Arch of Emperor Septimius Severus
– Roman Forum (from outside)
– Theatre of Marcellus (from outside)
– Portico of Octavia & the Jewish Quarter of Rome, end of the tour

Renaissance Scarlet Ladies Tour: Powerful Women in XVI Century Rome

History is not only a series of dates and facts, that is only the boring part. History is men and women who loved, who fought… and many times made compromises too.
This is the first in Italy of its genre.
It tells the riveting tales of Italian Renaissance women who were powerful, successful, and beautiful.
They influenced politics and history, back in the XVI Century.
Today we can discover their stories in some of the World’s Most Renowned Works of Art.
Great Italian Artists such as Caravaggio, Raphael, and Pinturicchio, captured their beauty and struggles forever.
In Renaissance Rome, women could not get an education.
It was considered inappropriate for a wife to be smarter than her husband.
For women unwilling to accept this narrow lot in life, the alternative was a considerable compromise…. To Become a Courtesan.
In Renaissance times, courtesans were highly educated: great singers, poets, and dancers. They could be financially independent and could live on their own.
This is a side of history not found in a textbook – the scandalous one.
For many, the life of a courtesan could be fascinating.
Come and get to know the Renaissance Scarlet Ladies

Stories are more Engaging, if they are History…

Sites visited:

  • Piazza Venezia
  • Galleria Doria Pamphilj (from outside)
  • Saint Augustine’s Church
  • Piazza Fiammetta
  • The House of Cesare & Lucrezia Borgia’s Mother (from outside)
  • Campo de’ Fiori
  • Piazza Farnese (end of the tour)

Storytelling Rome Tour: the Highlights

This should be the first tour that every visitor to Rome takes. It will acquaint you with the historic center and familiarize you with Rome. 

Get whisked off through the great highlights that the city of Rome has to offer. You will start your English-speaking tour by the famous Spanish Steps. Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, listen to Emperor Marcus Aurelius’ story while marveling at his four-story tall marble column located right in Rome’s city center. Find out why the Pantheon is so magnificent and why it is still such a relevant building to this day. Rome is an open-air museum, enjoy it and get the most from it! This tour ends in Piazza Navona, a beautiful and central square where your tour guide will easily point you to your next destination.

 

 

Sites Visited:

  • Spanish Steps
  • Bernini’s home (from outside)
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Column of Emperor Marcus Aurelius
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona (end of the tour)
JUDY S
JUDY S
2024-02-20
Touring Rome With A Great Guide I have been to Rome 4 times with friends and we mostly toured on our own. Once we had a guide for the Coliseum and the Vatican but they were crowded and not very interesting. A friend told me about Massimo and his story telling tours. We had 6 family members in our group and his tours were the highlight of our trip. He made it so very interesting with his stories and facts about the places we visited. I learned things I had never heard before. We never felt bored with just getting facts, but enjoyed the story format of the tour. He also went over and above his job as tour guide and made dinner reservations for us and gave us many helpful hints about taxis and times to go places when it wouldn't be so crowded. I'm going back in July with grandkids and can't wait to hire him again. He is like a family friend to me now.
Angela P
Angela P
2024-02-19
Great tours with Massimo The tours were great. Massimo was a wonderful guide. He was informative and fun. He also made us lunch reservations and helped us with transportation. Would highly recommend.
Lori M
Lori M
2024-02-15
Colosseum/Rome city tour Great experience!! Excellent tour with a lot of entertaining anecdotes. Well worth the cost. Your guide also helped with restaurant reservations & recommendations.
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Maps09930947358
2024-01-31
Tour delle cortigiane Ho partecipato al tour delle cortigiane e lo consiglio vivamente. Storie originali e interessanti, raccontate in modo coinvolgente e divertente. Massimo è competente e appassionato, sempre disponibile a rispondere alle nostre domande
Angelica P
Angelica P
2024-01-31
Intrighi...che passione! Massimo ha il bellissimo dono di farti immergere completamente nelle storie che racconta, vieni completamente catapultato in un altro tempo e inizi a vedere tutto con occhi diversi. Il Tour delle Cortigiane è stato molto affascinante e a parte l'ironia, necessaria per comprendere anche il vissuto del potere politico del Rinascimento, Massimo ha parlato di ogni donna con molta cura e passione donandoci attimi di commozione . Se volete comprendere Roma da un altro punto di vista vi consiglio caldamente questo tour e preparatevi a divertirvi.
ann w
ann w
2024-01-23
Women is Rome We have visited Rome for many years and we have participated in many guided tours. This tour rates as one of the best ever, if not the best. It was quite easy to arrange a private tour for the three of us with Massimo for Saturday afternoon. He was prompt, friendly, informative, and an engaging storyteller. He provided stories of Romans I have never heard and certainly stimulated my curiosity to learn more. The leisurely stroll took us on streets that were new to me and the identification of various buildings,along with their histories, made the stroll captivating in a new way. I can’t recommend this tour highly enough.
Ri818
Ri818
2024-01-09
Cannot Recommend Highly Enough! A Tour With Massimo with MAKE YOUR TRIP! I took my mother to Italy for her 70th birthday in November/December 2023. This tour was the absolute highlight of our time in Rome. We did the Scarlet Ladies Tour and had an absolutely amazing time. Massimo was SO knowledgeable and funny - it was one of the better walking tours I have ever been on (and I travel and do walking tours in different cities a couple times a year). But on top of that, the subject matter was so unique and so intriguing -- we knew it would be interesting based on the general description, but the tour was so much more fascinating than I even could have hoped! My mom and I were talking about it for days afterwards. Massimo was so imaginative in coming up with this unusual theme for a tour. It was really creative how he linked the stories of the various women together in a way that painted a bigger picture of female lives throughout Italian history, but also linked them to geographical places, so you could really feel how the history tied back into the city during different eras. It made you feel like you were walking in these women's shoes. And the fact that the tour also brought in the art, and culture/religion of the city was so cool. It was, in a word, extraordinary. It was very clear that Massimo loves the city and loves sharing it with people. I will DEFINITELY do another tour with Massimo when I return to Rome. Eyeing up the empresses tour next... On the logistical side, my mom has some mobility issues and Massimo was able to accommodate her and adjust things a bit so she could be more comfortable, finding places for her to sit, etc. He was SO kind and understanding, and really made sure that she was comfortable, but also that we were still able to enjoy the full breadth and experience of the tour. He was wonderful. He offered to stop for drink and bathroom breaks when we needed them and overall was an attentive and friendly host. I cannot recommend Massimo and his company highly enough. A+++++++. Sign up now!!!! It will make your entire trip.
sc_dog_lover
sc_dog_lover
2023-10-31
Fantastic! Book a tour- you won’t regret it!! We did the Women of Ancient Rome tour with Massimo and the Underground Rome and the Colosseum with Anna. They were both fantastic. So friendly and knowledgeable- they really brought Rome to life for us. There is just so much to take in, it really makes a big difference having a good guide to help to make sense of it. The tours were worth every penny. We did a cheaper, bigger tour (with a different company) to the Vatican and there was honestly no comparison. Looking forward to visiting Rome again and doing another Storytelling tour.
texas_traveler750
texas_traveler750
2023-10-11
The BEST storyteller in all of Rome Massimo is simply the best! We have toured with Massimo four time now, and every time we learn something new. Massimo does his OWN research, so he isn't regurgitating the same lines the tour guide to the side is. He is well read, answers any question knowledgeably and his breadth of knowledge is deep. I recommend this group and any tour will be spectacular.
Lori F
Lori F
2023-10-08
Great Rome Adventures Massimo’s tours were absolutely amazing! We took 4 tours with Massimo as our guide, and they were all beyond my greatest expectations. I learned so much about Ancient Rome and loved Massimo’s delivery which was very thorough and entertaining. He has a gift to connect with people and made our time in Rome fabulous!