Exciting news! With the help of this new app, I have successfully launched three new tours in Rome. The three tours feature my interests and expertise – food, Rome, and photography. Each can be customized, as the app makes it super easy to communicate with me. Look below to see which tour suits your interests!

Home Cooked Meal in Trastevere

This tour allows the traveler to simply book a date and time for dinner. I am then notified of this and will talk to you to determine your food preferences and dietary restrictions. I will just need a 24 hour notice! We will prepare seasonal specialties as well as traditional Italian favorites for the perfect 3 course meal.

A sample menu may include the following:

Starters: Olives, tomato bruschetta, cheese and crackers, cold cuts

Drinks: wine, water

Main Meal: Baked ziti, pasta with bolognese sauce, baked eggplant Parmesan, vegetable farro, chicken and tomato pesto pasta

Sides: Garden salad, grilled vegetables

Dessert: Baked apples, hand pies, gelato, espresso, “macedonia”

It is the perfect way to experience all the wonderful food of Italy in the comfort of a real Italian home. Plus, our prices are unbeatable! This three course meal is only $40 per person.


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A Foodie’s Guide to Trastevere

Prefer to walk as you eat? The Foodie’s Guide to Trastevere allows you to sample a few of my favorite foods from a variety of different restaurants and cafes throughout one of Rome’s most lively food scenes.

To begin this tour, we will meet up at my favorite cafe for coffee, cappuccinos, and other small sweets. During this time, I will get the pleasure of learning a little bit more about you and your food preferences. Based on this conversation, I will tailor the rest of the day to fit your specific wants and needs.

Next, we will go for a short walk to a locals only open air market. Here, you can see the fresh fruit and vegetables, and even fish. With these low prices, you can even stock up on groceries during your visit!

After this, we will continue to tour Trastevere, as I share my favorite restaurants and cafes, munching on cannoli and tiramisu as we wander about the narrow streets and intricately designed churches.

Lastly, we will round off the evening by sitting down at a lovely wine bar which serves hundreds of different wines and an endless buffet of appetizers with everything from lasagna, cheese, and olives to quinoa, curried chicken, and fruit.

Hungry yet?

Book your tour today!


Photography Walking Tour

My photography walking tour is the perfect way to get acquainted with the more offbeat vibe in Trastevere. We will begin the tour by meeting where ever is best for you – usually the city center – and make our way across the river into the hipster neighborhood of Trastevere.

I will show you the hidden gems and secret charm from a photographer’s eye. We will stop at each of my favorite locations for taking photographs and I will even set up a few photo-shoots, if you want to be a model for the day. There are an endless number of flowers, cobblestone, and graffiti walls to pose by!

On my most recent tour, I took photos of a couple for their 3 year wedding anniversary. It was the perfect way to document their trip to Rome and the pictures gave them a wonderful way to keep those memories.

If you are not interested in being a model for the day (I understand, some of us are camera shy!), I can also help teach you a few tips and tricks with your own camera!

At the end of the tour, I will send the photos to you via email and perhaps even grab a coffee with you!

Simply click here, enter the date of your tour, and I will be in contact with you as soon as possible!


43 thoughts on “Custom Tours in Rome (with a Local)”

  1. Interesting blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog jump out. Please let me know where you got your theme. With thanks

  2. These food choices and tours look so delicious! I miss Rome so much…
    Definitely doing at least one of these tours next time I go back there 🙂 Thanks

  3. These food choices and tours look so delicious! I miss Rome so much…

    Definitely doing at least one of these tours next time I go back there 🙂 Thanks

  4. These food choices and tours look so delicious! I miss Rome so much… Definitely doing at least one of these tours next time I go back there 🙂 Thanks

  5. So glad I found this! Will definitely be looking out to do the Foodie one with you on my next visit! Also have you looked at doing these as an Airbnb Experience? Think they would go down really well.

  6. The mural of the woman on the steps is so beautiful, never seen anything like that before. We do love trying out new food where ever we travel too and this looks like a wonderful meal.

  7. What a wonderful idea! I would take your photography tour if I visit Rome again. And since Rome is one of my favorite cities, I do hope to return! Have fun giving these tours! Visiting from #WeSeetheWorld

  8. Ugh my favorite country to visit! I love everything about Italy, especially Rome. Trastevere was my favorite stop while visiting last time we were there. Such amazing people and food. Can’t wait to go back!

  9. I love the concept/idea of visiting a new city with a local! Since they know all the hidden gems that regular tours/tour guides don’t tell you about
    Great post!


  10. Now I’m starving! The food looks amazing and having a local inspired tour seems so much more authentic than the mega tours that just fly through a city!

  11. Wow, Rome looks and sounds amazing! Love the sights and smells of a new city, this one is on my bucket list.

  12. Oh this is such a great idea! Would be perfect for anyone new to Rome, and getting shown around by a local is always a good way to learn more about a city! 🙂

    I’m sure you’ll have lots of people taking you up on your tour offerings!

  13. Great idea! Except… Just wondering, but shouldn’t the prerequisite to leading a photography tour kind of be the ability to take a photo that’s not (at best) at the low end of mediocrity? Or maybe I’m totally just missing something and people actually need to pay to learn how to take basic snapshots in super touristy areas lately…

    1. Hmmmm… yeah. My tour is for people who don’t know how to use a real camera. It’s not for people who want Iphone photography. I’m teaching them how to use their ISO and aperture and to fix the white balance. I give tips about the rules of threes and whatnot. This is the type of stuff I actually went to school to learn. So yeah, I think it is worth paying money for, as I did, myself.

      In addition, I take photos of the people. This way they have their very own souvenir for their Rome trip. Instead of just Iphone selfies. And being a photographer, I can guarantee that my photos will turn out excellent for them.

      Lastly, as I say in my post, my tour is not of the touristy areas of Rome. My tour is specifically designed to take people to the not-so-touristy areas of Rome that locals would not be able to find on their own.

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