We met our guide, Chiara, between the two iconic columns of Piazzetta di San Marco. Succumbing to superstition, we refused to walk between the two pillars and instead met the group on the other side. We had heard a legend that it was bad luck to walk in between the two (public executions had occurred… Continue reading The Roman Guy’s “Venice Walking and Boat Tour”
Our friends at The Tour Guy (formerly the Roman Guy) let us know there are new tours for Rome and the Vatican. You can read about our previous adventures in “Roaming with The Roman Guy.” If you haven’t been on a Tour Guy tour yet, look them up the next time you plan to be… Continue reading This Just In—New Roman Guy Tours!
Love art? For hundreds of years, the Catholic church has been commissioning and collecting the world’s greatest works of art. A wealthy nation-state, Vatican City has untold riches within its walls—quite a bit of it that can be visited. Outside the papal state, visitors can enjoy the luxurious, fashion-forward area that runs from Piazza del… Continue reading Art Treasures of Rome—Michelangelo, Bernini, and Raphael, Oh My!
If you find yourself in the Eternal City—and you should make every effort to do so—you will find there are loads of things to do in Rome. Rome is filled with ancient wonders, medieval treasures, Renaissance riches, and Baroque splendors. It is a perfect place. Everywhere you turn there is something to see that tantalizes… Continue reading Things to Do in Rome…Colosseum Area
As the time grew near for our first tour with The Roman Guy (now known as The Tour Guy), I grew increasingly excited. I've found tours to be a great way to learn—as long as the guide is knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate. The Roman Guy guides were all of the above. As a history professor… Continue reading Roaming With The Roman Guy—a Tour Review