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Maria Linda

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    Art History
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    English, French, Italian
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    Personally tailored to match your interests!

If I was a phrase I would be:
“Fortune favors the bold.”
Latin Proverb
For your Italian holiday I recommend you read:

The Assassination of Julius Caesar: A People's History of Ancient Rome
Michael Parenti

The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians
Peter Heather

Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome
Anthony Everitt

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About me:

I have three children and I love my family and my job. Originally from Naples, I have lived in Rome for the past 12 years, and have come to know and love Rome as my second home. However, my 'pizza heart' still belongs to Naples (the birthplace of pizza!) so don't ask me for suggestions for good pizza in Rome- I might send you to my hometown. My love for Rome and Italy still runs deep and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion with my guests from around the globe. All joking aside, I can recommend a few great pizzerias in Rome too! 

Maria Linda is passionate about art and history
Being a tourguide is...

...an honor to be part of your wonderful Roman holiday. I take my job seriously and study hard so that you can have all your questions answered, and most importantly, enjoy your time on your tour with me of the Eternal City.

My favorite Italian Gestures

Knock on wood! / Tocca ferro!

Silvia gesture

An abbreviation of the full expression, "Toccare un ferro di cavallo", literally translating to 'touch an (iron) horseshoe', the expression 'toccare ferro' was originally used together with the gesture to keep away witches, and now is generally used to protect against bad luck. If something you don't want to happen comes up in conversation, it's best to say, 'tocca ferro' make the gesture (explained below), and seek to touch an iron object.

To make this gesture, place your thumb over your middle and ring fingers, and point with your index and pinky fingers towards the ground. There, you've done it! Now that you've made the gesture, don't forget to actually 'toccare ferro'!


Help Center Activity:
The Ideal Roman Weekend

Hi Tylor, how are you and the other guys? thank you for your comment, you guys are amazing! I hope to see you again here in Rome! Ciao and enjoy the panettone you brought back home :)

Finding the Right Vatican Experience

Hi Arik,  thank you fo your lovely comment here! I enjoyed your company as well :) If you happen to be in Rome in the future let us know! We can carry on with all the curiosity of Rome and the religious facts.  A presto!