Hello! My name is Cecilia and I am 33 years old. I was born and raised in Rome, but I have travelled a lot in different countries, including in Africa and Asia, for fun, study, work, and volunteerism. I work in the humanitarian sector and love being around people from different countries! I speak fluent English and French, and a little bit of Spanish – plus my mother tongue, Italian. I enjoy taking my international friends around the city, so I am naturally ready to be your local host in Rome!
Bar lovers, Budget travellers, First time visitors, Foodies, Hip / Trendy scene, New residents, Off the beaten-path, Partying & clubbing, Senior travellers, Solo travellers, Vegans, Vegetarians
English, French, Italian
Balduina, Borgo, Campitelli, Castro Pretorio, Celio, Colonna, Esquilino, EUR, Garbatella, Monteverde Nuovo, Monteverde Vecchio, Monti, Ostiense, Pigneto, Portuense, Prati, Roma Centro, San Giovanni, San Lorenzo, Sant'Angelo, Sant'Eustachio, Testaccio, Trastevere, Trevi
My most exciting things to do in Rome
Rome is my city and favourite place in the world! By simply taking a walk around the historical centre, you can be delighted at every corner by ancient ruins or monuments. Visiting the central area passing by the Colosseum, Circo Massimo, Fori Imperiali, Piazza Venezia, Via del Corso, Fontana di Trevi, Pantheon, Piazza di Spagna, Pincio, etc... is something I always enjoy and do once in a while to reconnect with life. Restaurants, especially typical Roman or Italian “trattoria”, as well as bistros, or local pubs, are also part of my usual Roman days and nights. To have fun, especially from spring through the summer up until early October (when in Rome we have beautiful days that we call "le ottobrate romane"), I take a walk around my own neighbour, the heart of the city: Trastevere. Its atmosphere is simply unique. You can enjoy a great pizza in one of the many cute places of the area and afterwards enjoy a drink with friends while walking through the small streets and feel the magic of tradition. I also love hearing so many different languages spoken by the tourists or expats working in Rome. Around the Trastevere area, why not talking a walk (and many pictures!) on the Lungotevere, with a view of Saint Peter Basilica and Saint Angel Castle, without forgetting the Tiberina Island on the river. To continue the night, Testaccio or Ostiense offer so many bars and cafes, or you can go to Pigneto or San Lorenzo if fancy moving a bit outside of the city centre. During a sunny Sunday day then, it’s nice to go to one of the many exhibitions that Rome always offers in different museums and galleries, and then continue the afternoon with a nice gelato at one of the many gelaterias around the city. These are just a few examples of things I love doing in a city that offers fun, art, atmosphere, and amazing food.. and people!
How many hours should you book?
Following is a brief guide to help you decide how many hours to book your Local Host for
- Meet your Local Host for a coffee anywhere in the city or at your hotel and get advice on things to do and see during your stay
- Explore a small area or street of the city to get insider insights and advice from your Local Host
- Explore a mainstream area of the city to see the main tourist sites but also to discover hidden gems that most tourists miss
- Discover an "off the beaten path" area of the city loved by locals and get a feel for what makes the city so special
- Visit some of the main tourist sites, get insider insights from your Local Host and discover hidden gems along the way
- Focus on a specific neighbourhood or larger area of the city, discover its streets and places locals frequent and get a real insight into what really makes the city beat
- Explore an area of the city that offers interesting things to see and do day and night and stop for a drink at some of the best bars along the way
- Visit a child friendly area of the city and have time for the kids to run around and explore any interesting shops and attractions. Get advice from your Local Host on child friendly places to eat and visit during your stay
- See all or most of the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for a drink or quick lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Local Host and based on what you like, get insider insights and discover hidden gems along the way
- Mix it! Visit some of the main tourist sites and then go off to explore an off the beaten path neighbourhood loved by locals. Stop for a drink or quick lunch along the way
- Choose a theme such as food discovery, best markets, vintage shopping, music scene, trendy scene, history, art etc and let your Local Host plan an outing across several areas of the city covering the best of your chosen theme
- Give your Local Host a list of all the places you want to visit and things you want to do and let him/her plan an outing that makes the most of your time including organising tickets to attractions etc.
- See all the main tourist sites in different locations of the city, stop for lunch at a cafe or restaurant recommended by your Local Host, have time to pop into any shops, galleries or places of interest along the way, get insider insights and discover hidden gems
- Mix it! Visit the main tourist sites and then go off to explore one or more off the beaten path neighbourhoods loved by locals. Stop for lunch or dinner and drinks along the way