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Joy of Rome Tours

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We are not only guides in Rome! We are incredibly fun, expert, super flexible and... convenient! If you are looking for a private tour or a small group tour in Rome..Don't hesitate! We are the right choice :-) Please ask us for a quote and then...more
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Via Carlo della Rocca 18, 00177 Rome, Italy
+39 06 9338 0909
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our experience with Francesca was very alive and passionate and her enthusiasm was wonderfully real and engaging. Her knowledge of Carivaggio and Roman art history is fascinating and very extensive, however never came across as dry or rehearsed, instead very conversational, fluid and inspiring. We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding tour guide! She is so AMAZING!!! Exceptional historical knowledge! Highly recommend! She’s also very patient with questions and kind in nature.

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this tour just a few days before we arrived in Rome and was a bit apprehensive. It was a special experience and so glad I booked it. Our guide Luca picked us up at our hotel as scheduled and we were off on...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The private tour we took of the Coliseum and Roman ruins was one of the best highlights of our trip to Italy. Our tour guide Maria Grazia, was full of energy and knowledge that made Ancient Rome come to life for me and my family....More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited Rome with our two young kids - ages 1 and 8. We did the Vatican tour with Ari & the ancient Rome tour with Annalisa. Both ladies were extremely knowledgeable and made the entire experience fun for our 8 year old (and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time as Francesca is a wonderful story teller and engaging with all kinds of knowledge. We visited several sites and enjoyed not only Caravaggio’s work but also others who were relevant or significant along the tour. Highly recommend this to have...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us took a private three hour tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters with Angelica. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and Angelica and her informative commentary. Angelica met us promptly at our meeting point and off we went. Before we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love art, do this tour. If you love history, do this tour. Even if you love neither, do this tour... and you just may start. I have toured many museums, but never with an art historian. The Borghese Gallery is wonderful on its...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our first time booking tours while traveling with our three kids (ages 8, 5, and 3) and it was such a game changer!I LOVE visiting museums, but, not surprisingly, the kids normally have a harder time getting a lot out of it. Because...More

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used Joy of Rome for two tours when we were in Rome. We had Michele for our 4-hour Vatican tour and Arianna for our 3-hour tour of Ancient Rome. Both were amazing...incredibly knowledgeable and so friendly! I would recommend Joy of Rome to anyone...More

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Date of experience: September 2018
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JoyofRome, Direttore at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Amy, thank you so much! you had 2 lovely guides, and thanks for your lovely words, it means a lot to us! grazie!! angelica

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14 August 2015|
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Response from JoyofRome | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, thanks for contacting Joy of Rome. When do you want to do your tours? Basically most of our tours are sold out in the next days. We have some availability on Aug 19th and 21st. Best Simone
Cathy P
I am staying at the St George Roma Hotel and would the following group tour: Catacombs With a local guide discover the imperial and early Christian Rome by exploring the Eternal city's underground burial chambers with its long winding catacombs and crypts. Two examples of these Catacombs are the "Catacombe of San Callisto" which is one of the biggest with a network of galleries about 17 kms long and 20 meters deep. It contains the crypt of nine popes, early Christian frescoes and paintings. The other Catacomb is "Catacombe of San Domitilla" which has the oldest catacomb and is visited by passing through a 4th century church. One of the highlights of this catacomb is a second century fresco of the Last Supper. Note that the various catacombs have different closing periods so it is not possible to guarantee which will be visited during the excursion. Also included on this excursion is a visit to The Papal Basilica "St. Paul Outside the Walls" . At the beginning of the 4th century the Emperor Constantine ordered the excavation of the place where Christians venerated the memory of Saint Paul the Apostle and above his grave, located ouside the Aurelian Walls surrounding Rome, Constantine built a Basilica which was consecrated by Pope Sylvester in 324. Every year in the Basilica on the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul i.e. on 25th January, the week of prayer for Christian Unity opens. Tivoli Departure for this excursion is around 3:30pm from the overnight hotel in Rome and it should be noted that local guide and entrance fees to Villa d'Este are not included. The enchanting Villa d'Este in the area of Tivoli is a masterpiece of an Italian garden and is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. The garden includes important ruins of ancient villas as well as zones rich in caves and waterfalls. The imposing construction of the series of terraces above terraces bring to mind the hanging gardens of Babylon and the addition of water evokes the engineering skills of the Romans. After the visit of Villa d'Este proceed to the venue for dinner - a restaurant located on the mountain that dominates the city of Tivoli and Adriana Villa, where from its superior rooms it is possible to admire the dome of S. Pietro in Rome and the sea on a clear evening. The dinner gives you the chance to sample a variety of local dishes with unlimited wine and mineral water plus coffee. During the evening there will be music to add to the atmosphere Cathy & Joe Perini
4 July 2015|
Response from JoyofRome | Property representative |
Ciao Cathy & Joe. Thank you for writing! Please check the list of our tours on joyofrome. com and see if there is one you like (I guess Underground Rome is closer to what you are looking for). For guides availability and... More
21 June 2015|
Response from JoyofRome | Property representative |
Just answered you! :-) I also found the first answer I sent.. not sure what happened. Important thing is that we found each other now ;-) Let me know if you still don't receive it please. Thanks again Francesca