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    Lots of Fun! I like to have a storytelling approach. If you are interested in ancient myths and local legends, I am your man for the job!

If I was a phrase I would be:
"The Leaning Tower of Pisa... what if it knows something we don't?!"
Walter Valdi
For your Italian holiday I recommend you read:

The Ides of March
Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling
Ross King

The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican
Roy Doliner

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About me:

Buongiorno! My name is Emiliano and I am a local tour guide born and raised in Rome. I look Italian and I wear sunglasses, so you cannot miss me! Regardless of my 100% "Romanismo" (I have Gladiator blood in my veins) I lived in England and California for a few years and I have been working hard on trying to find the right mix between my Roman and various English accents while giving tours.
Besides my passion for Ancient History and Renaissance Art, my main fervor regards Ancient Roman and Greek Mythology as well as the Etymology of languages (where modern words we use today come from) due to my keen knowledge of Latin texts. I look forward to welcoming you here to Italy and guiding you and your family through eternity.

Emiliano on tour
Being a tourguide is...

...the most satisfying job I could have ever hoped for. The way I like to conduct my tours is to never burden you with too many dates or names. I am aware that you will be visiting Italy on vacation, so I don’t want to lecture you; rather, I’ll entertain you as a friend, concentrating upon legends, popular beliefs, curiosities, mysteries and the little-known secrets the Eternal City has to offer.

Unless otherwise requested by my guests, my tours are generally family and kid-oriented, fun and friendly with a storytelling approach. I believe in the idea of experiencing the city by touching it, learning and embracing its history and culture in a fresh new way that blends together the perspective of the locals together with a good level of amusement and entertainment.

My favorite Italian Gestures

What do you want? / Ma cosa vuoi?

Emiliano Italian gesture

This is definitely the gesture I like the most!

It is part of our tradition and it is always a lot of fun doing it or seeing other people using it. Sometimes I use it without even realising it. My friends abroad often portray Italian stereotypes with this gesture and that makes me always proud of being Italian.

The fingertips are brought together upright and the hand is waved in a swinging movement up and down. It is generally used to ask "what the hell are you saying?" or "what the heck do you want?", but it can really be used during any animated conversation. Italians often use it even when they're on the phone or talking to themselves. Try it once and I promise you will not be able to live without it!

Don't believe me? Check this out!.

Help Center Activity:

A Roman Guide in your Pocket- our personal map

July 17, 2017 10:44

The guides from Eyes of Rome have documented their favorite places, cuisines and activities to do in the city and mapped them all out for your convenience on the image below! On this map you'll find our favorite gelato joints, cocktail bars, winehouses, restaurants, antique shops and more! You'll find a colorful 'menu' of authentic, Roman dishes,...

Can you drink the water in Rome?

March 03, 2017 11:44

DID YOU KNOW? There are tons of FRESH drinking water fountains all over the city! image source Some of these fountains have been used for almost 2,000 years! The same aqueducts built underground in ancient times still pump water to these fountains today. Rome’s water has been known for centuries as being rich in essential minerals. The first...

Pizza in Italy: Choosing "Alta" (Deep Pan) or "Bassa" (Thin Crust)?

February 22, 2017 21:43

There is a big debate among Italians on how the best Pizza should taste but also how it should look. You need to start from a good looking Pizza to expect a good tasting Pizza. But what is the correct look?     People from all over the 20 Italian regions claim they have the "più buona" (tastiest) Pizza of the country so lets try to...

Rome in a Day

Ciao Barbara, thank you for reaching out. it is indeed possible to add the Colosseum Undergrounds. All our tours can be entirely customised according to your interests or needs. You are very welcome to drop us an email and create your own tour. I recommend you reading this article for a better understanding about the differences between a...

Shore Excursions

Lauren, you could also prefer to cut shorter the visit to the Vatican by visiting the Museums/Sistine Chapel only and skip St. Peter's Basilica. This will save you about 30/45 mins that you could use to visit the Colosseum from the inside.  Otherwise you might decide to add an additional site such as the Catacombs (fascinating visit in my...

Momo Republic is definitely the best Sunday Brunch in Rome!