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Azzurra

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  • Born in:
    Rome
  • Nationality:
    Italian
  • My Studies:
    Art History
  • Languages I speak:
    Italian, English, Spanish, French
  • My Tours are:

    My tours are focused on the fun side of art and ancient history as well as an academic perspective.

If I was a phrase I would be:
"Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth."
John Ruskin
For your Italian holiday I recommend you read:

The Death of Cesar
Berry Strauss

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Ross King

Rome: Day One
Andrea Carandini

The Genius in the Design: Bernini, Borromini, and the Rivalry That Transformed Rome
Jake Morrissey

Hadrian
Yves Roman

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About me:

At the age of eight years old, during history class, I found out that a famous Italian explorer on the 12th of October discovered "a new world." Apparently, from what was written in my textbook, since that very day, from out of the gloom of the dark age, with its plagues and invasions, the Renaissance had begun. It was an age marked by the study of classical sources and the development of new customs and diplomacy. "Man is the measure of all things," is what a Greek philosopher of the 5th century B.C. said. This concept is the motto of the Humanism, which became manifest in art, architecture, politics, science and literature.
This cultural movement began in Tuscany, in the same region of Italy as my mother was born. This connection with my roots made me travel tirelessly from the rolling hills of Tuscany to the damp Roman undergrounds. I took Art History and Iconography at Rome's Sapienza University and the desire to live among the beauty of the Eternal City made me study to become a tour guide. This passion for Art and History continues until today and the smiles of my clients is the proof that following your passions is best path to choose.

Azzurra on tour
Being a tourguide is...

...is an amazing profession that I wouldn't trade for anything! I worked for some time as a summer camp counselor with children- entertaining them with my stories, organizing games and activities to amuse them, and leading them on all kinds of adventures. As a tour guide I am still able to share my knowledge and energy with sometimes a slightly older audience, but the reactions are still the same- wonder and amazement! That is what makes this job so satisfying.

Come to Rome where I'll treat you as my personal guest, sharing the hidden secrets of this amazing city!

 

My favorite Italian Gestures

Perfect / Perfetto!

Azzurra perfetto

One of my most used gestures! Whenever things go just the way you want them, you can use this gesture to express your satisfaction.

The thumb and index finger form a ring, with the other three fingers fanned out. The hand is then moved slowly across the chest as though gently dancing, accompanied by a facial expression portraying great satisfaction.

Hopefully, at the end of your tour with me, you can use this gesture when I ask, “How was your tour?”

Help Center Activity:

Pizza in rome: Choosing “Alta” (Deep Pan) or “Bassa” (Thin Crust)?

December 05, 2016 14:35

Visit Pope Julius II’s private apartments, frescoed by Raphael and enjoy masterpieces including Raphael’s most famous work, The School of Athens. You’ll then descend into the lower level apartments last used by the infamous Pope Alexander VI of the notorious Borgia family. Finally, you’ll enjoy modern art including pieces by Van Gogh, Rodin, Dali and many more.