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    Barbara Wright

    Hi, heard great things about your company. is it possible to include the Colosseum undergrounds? we were told it's not easy to book

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    Customer Support Team

    Hi Sean,

    Thanks for your enquiry, yes of course we do tours related to the rational style in the fascist period of time. Those below are the main tours we offer related to your interests.

    The EUR Quarter

    XX Century Rome

    You can also customise all of our tours by adding a extra hour where you can tell your private guide what you would like to visit. For example in this case, we suggest that you visit the Ardeatina caves (where nazi soldiers shot partisans and other prisoners)and the prison of Via tasso (where they tortured  their captives).

    Please send us an email at info@eyesofrome.com for further information and we look forward to hear from you soon!

    Eyes of Rome Team

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    kelly K.

    Hello,

    My name is Kelly and next July I will be in Rome for the third time. I've never done a guided tour, and I am interested in your walking tour! As I have already been to the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, can I substitute them with two of Rome's other highlights, or are your itineraries fixed?

    Thanks,

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    Tour Design Team

    Ciao Fiona, it would be a pleasure for us to arrange this tour for you, it would have great sentimental value. Here at Eyes of Rome we are like a big family and traditions are always honored :) Come on, we will wait for your booking! A presto! Eyes of Rome Team

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    Dale Coleman

    Hello! I wonder if it's possible to book the Christmas walking tour in January... I will take my parents to Europe during the Christmas period. We will be in London until Dec. 27th, then in Paris for New Year's Eve. We'll land to Rome on 2 January. Will there still be Christmas decorations and traditional sweets? Thanks, Dale

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    Customer Support Team

    Dear Kelly, thanks for your request. Our tours and guides are completely flexible! We create standard itineraries that are customizable in advance by sending us an email, or on the day of the tour by communicating directly with your guide. In Rome there are so many monuments and replacing one with another is not problem for us! The important thing is that any substituions are logistically doable- in any casewe can easily catch a taxi to your desired site. Here are some links to the various add-ons we propose so you can have an idea about the different options you have. We are, as always, at your complete disposal for any questions!

    Sincerely,

    Eyes of Rome Team.

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  • Dear Ms Whiteman,

    Thanks for your interest. I’m a guide on the Eyes of Rome team and I am happy to read about how much you loved Bernini, because he is my favorite artist! The two wonderful statues you mentioned are not located in churches but are both part of the Borghese collection. My advice is to book a tour of the Borghese Gallery, so you will be able to enjoy his sculptures, and then you can add the two basilicas you are interested in as an extension to this tour. All in all it will be about four hours, and at the end you'll be a Bernini expert!

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    Sean

    Hi Eyes! I am very interested in the XX century European history. Do you do tours related to the second world war and Mussolini? I am interested in history, art, architecture, and sociology of that period of time! Looking forward to hearing. Thank you!

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    Valery M.

    Incredible story about the tail of the Bernini's elephant. The tour related to Bernini is fantastic and Alessandro made it very interesting! thanks eyes of rome!

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    Kim Nguyen

    Hi Eyes! I saw your in the footstep of Michelangelo tour. I am a devoted admirer of Michelangelo and since I know his connection with Florence, I was wondering whether you do tours in other cities (e.g. Florence) and if I could consider a Michelangelo tour over there as well.

     

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    David Kim

    City Walking Tour = Amazing! I loved this simple and beautiful tour through the ancient city center. It's remarkable the amount of world-famous and world-class art, out in the open, free of charge and no tickets needed that you can find in Rome. Having a guide to point out the things you may have missed along the way, as well as the stories behind these great monuments and the great people behind them was indispensable. I do recommend this tour, and be sure to throw a coin in Trevi Fountain so you'll come back to Rome!

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    Tour Design Team

    Hi Dale, you can certainly book the tour for one of the dates of your stay in Rome. Our celebrations will officially end after January 6, which is the day of the Epiphany... and until then: Parties, Sweets and Christmas Lights! A presto! Eyes of Rome Team

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  • 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 standard Colosseum Tour and a Colosseum's Hypogeum Tour.

    When we reserve the access to the Undergrounds we are also able to climb to the Third upper Tier and walk in the Arena. This extends a standard Colosseum Tour of about 30/45 minutes so if you are planning to add it to a Rome in a Day itinerary then I would recommend to have a shorter visit of the Roman Forum to not extend excessively your day.

    Also you are correct it is not very easy to find access to the Undergrounds. I advice you to plan your tour well in advance (2-3 months). In any case we do have reservations regularly so we might be able to accomodate also last minute requests.

    Happy travels! 

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    Rebecca Wisley

    Hello, I have already done a quick visit of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica the first time I came to Rome with a group tour. Next summer I am coming back to the eternal city with my family and I would like to see more of the Vatican Museums, as I heard that there are many sections that I missed the last time. I am a history teacher and I am interested in a Vatican tour but that skips the Chapel and the Church. Do you have any tours through any of the off-the-beaten-path parts of the Museums. Thanks!

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  • Hi everybody,

    if I were a first time visitor to Rome and I should concentrate the best of Rome in one day, I would never miss a walk through the ancient Rome, including the Forum, Colosseum and the Pantheon. Then I would get lost in the city center, between the Trevi fountain and Piazza Navona, to reach the Vatican and possibly visit St. Peter's Basilica, before the closing time. For art lovers, the early morning Vatican tour, would allow to visit the Sistine Chapel and have the rest of the day at your disposal. I think the first option proposed for a Must see Itinerary sounds perfect! You will need comfortable shoes and more than a gelato break during the day ... :)

    Rome has a vast historical center, but walkable and always surprising. You will never see it all in a day, never in a lifetime. So take the time you have to enjoy its eternal beauty at your best. You will love it in any case! 

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    Roberta Shelman

    Hi, I have a question: does the "One Extra Hour" extension mean that the guide will slow down the regular tour or it rather means that you can choose to visit some Site else?

    Best,

    Roberta

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  • Dear Jerry, Tiffany and the lovely kids, thank you so much for the comment here! I had a lot fun with you. Please let me know if you come back to Italy, I can show you around other places! Big hug 

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    Jackie

    Hi eyes. I can’t walk far, I was wondering if there is any cafe at the Borghese Gallery to rest a some point. Thank you!

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  • Hello Rebecca

    Thanks for your enquiry. The Vatican Museums sends most guest on a fixed, one-way path, towards the Sistine Chapel. Seeing as you want to skip the Sistine Chapel and the Basilica, after a visit of the Egyptian and Etruscan sections of the Museums (which you may have missed your first time) you can feel free explore the Pinacoteca Picture Gallery or the Chariot Pavilion. Here are some other sections that may be interesting for a History techer: Pius Clementine collection or Chiaramonti Museum.

    Once you have made a decision, feel free to email our office with your choice for a custom Vatican tour! Of course I am here for any other questions.

    Sincerely,

    Sara Tommasini tour guidehttp://www.vaticanstate.va/content/vaticanstate/en/monumenti/musei-vaticani/museo-storico---padiglione-delle-carrozze.paginate.1.html 

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  • Most people identify Italy as a Catholic country, and this is obviously true. However, Rome, also claims to be the oldest Jewish community center in Europe. According to tradition, the first Jews likely arrived in the city as messengers sent by Judah Maccabee in the second century B.C. The history of the Jews in Italy spans more than two thousand years and persisted throughout the centuries when Christianity established itself, despite periods of extreme persecution and expulsions. We can say that, possibly, no single historical period has been more defining to Rome’s Jewish community than the 315 years–from 1555 to 1870–that it spent inside the Ghetto.

    The Jewish neighborhood today is dramatically different from those times: the amount of sky and light you have between the buildings now is huge when compared to the narrow streets of the Ghetto times. Tourists have also helped breathe new life in the area. Being the Ghetto one of Rome’s lesser-known gems, and, because of its long history, one of the most authentically Roman places to visit, we highly recommend including this itinerary in your to-do list while in Rome. It will provide a complete overview of the multi-faced history of the city and narrate the soulful stories of those who encouraged the formation of tight community bonds and allowed peculiar culture and customs to develop and flourish.

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    Dale Coleman

    Great! I have one more question: my mom is insisting to end the tour at St.Peter's Square....when she visited Rome almost 30 years ago she saw the Nativity scene and the Christmas tree at the Vatican. She would like our tour to end at St.Peter's Square. Is this possible? 

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    Thiago

    I would love Michelangelo's tour! But also interested in Bernini’s. I am an architect and very much interested in both works. I am wondering whether you can customise a tour that includes in the foot steps of Michelangelo and Bernini. Perhaps in 4 hours?

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    Georgia Hughes

    Hello, do you think it will be possible to add St.Peter's Basilica to your Great Basilicas of Rome Tour?

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    Susan Ride

    Hello, I’m interested in your Caravaggio tour. Do we need to buy tickets when we visit churches?

     

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    Tour Design Team

    Ciao Roberta! 

    Good question :) Both options are actually correct: whether you think you need an extra hour to slow down and take it easy, or if you want to add a place of interest to your itinerary! If you already have something on your mind please contact us at info@eyesofrome.com and we will be happy to discuss it together!

    A presto!
    Eyes of Rome Team

     

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    Colin Greenberg

    Hi, I've already been to Rome twice, I will come again in May for a Convention. I'm looking for a special tour, I'm interested in your "off-the-beaten paths" ones and also your A Dive into Roman History. The tour will be for 4 or 5 people, we're all colleagues. What would you recommend? We would like a tour focused on ancient history but at the same time your In the footsteps of Julius Caesar tour looks very interesting...

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    Tour Design Team

    Of course Dale! We can extend the tour without problems, including St. Peter's Square. We will take advantage to tell you some anecdotes about the history of the Vatican, of the Papacy and the Basilica that gives the name to the Piazza :) We are waiting for you soon! 

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    Mara Whiteman

    Hi team,

    The first time I visited Rome I fell in love with the style of the great artist Bernini. I loved his fountains (Fountain of the Four Rivers and Triton Fountain), and was amazed at St. Peter’s Square (obviously) and the Twin Churches in Piazza del Popolo. But I have never been inside the basilicas of Saint Mary of the Victory or Saint Andrew. I also heard about two of his most popular sculptures: The Rape of Proserpina and Apollo and Dafne. In which basilica are they and can I add them to a tour?

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    Esther Garcia

    Angel and Demons tour it should be a must for those visiting Rome! A good guide is also the key of a great tour. Serena was absolutely fantastic, very professional, knowledgeable of history art and religion and a great company. If you happened to be with her you won’t be disappointed, we’ll ask for her again!

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    Customer Support Team

    Dear Mr Paul J.D.,
    Thanks for your enquiry. Yes of course our guide can reserve a wheelchair for free the day of your visit and you will be able to use it inside the Vatican Museums. You’ll follow special paths to the Sistine Chapel, but will not be able to take the Vatican’s wheelchair into St. Peter’s Basilica. But no worries, our office has a wheelchair that you can use through the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel AND St. Peter’s Basilica.
    For further information you can read this article

    Eyes of Rome team

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