It goes without saying that it takes a lifetime to discover Rome
I am a native of Buffalo, NY and have been living in Rome for over 10 years and enjoying every minute of it! I originally came to Italy as an exchange student to discover my family roots and study Italian. Once I completed my master’s degree in Art History in Rome, I decided to continue sharing my passion for Italian history and culture through travel writing and private tour guiding. I especially love the opportunity to uncover the city’s architectonic layers, and with visitors explore the artistic and archaeological clues scattered throughout the city in order to better understand Italy’s diverse culture.
I like to assist in making travel arrangements as a Local Host that support local authentic Italian designers, chefs, entrepreneurs, visits to off-the-beaten-path sites in order to maximize expectations regarding Italy’s famous visual and culinary arts, fashion and landscape.
My perfect day in Rome would be...
Live like a King and Queen for a day. Just 30 miles outside Rome is the most unique archaeological site in the world made of thousands of Etruscan tombs that resemble Egyptian pyramids. Get picked up from your villa residence in the late morning and enjoy a nice drive through the Rome countryside to arrive at Cerveteri, a medieval town with Etruscan foundations where you will visit the necropolis. The Etruscans were the first aristocrats in Italy. They buried their dead in luxury funeral homes with all of their fine jewelry and other personal items. A new digital reconstruction inside the tombs, where videos show rituals performed inside the burial space, bring these early kings of Rome to life. After a 2-hour tour of the archaeological site, it is time to really live like a royal at La Posta Vecchia. This seaside dining establishment with a Michelan star is located in a Renaissance villa that functioned as the Pope’s guest house for his medieval castle next door. Enjoy fine dining along the sea among original ancient and Renaissance art works and maps that decorate the walls. Special access can get you to the Etruscan port ruins underneath. After a relaxing lunch and your 5-hour excursion you will be dropped back in your villa in Rome.