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Rome’s literary legacy
Rome’s literary legacy
Rome’s literary legacy
Rome’s literary legacy
Rome’s literary legacy
Rome’s literary legacy
Rome’s literary legacy
Rome’s literary legacy
Rome’s literary legacy
Rome’s literary legacy
Cultural 3 hours

Rome’s literary legacy

Second hand bookstores to lose yourself in, hidden haunts and the oldest cafe in Italy.

  • (2)
3 hours

From $37.05  USD per person (based on 8 adults)

  • (2)
  • From $37.05 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish)

Rome’s literary legacy
Rome’s literary legacy

Rome has captivated the imagination of writers and poets for centuries, which isn’t surprising when the city looks the way it does. You’ll join one of our local Rome hosts to uncover a world of romance, comedy and drama as you weave through the streets which chronicle Rome’s literary past.

Discover the corners immortalised in classic novels and step back in time to when some of the most influential writers and poets walked cobbled streets as you peek into the where they once lived.

Once your bookish appetite is satisfied, sit down for a cappuccino in Italy’s oldest cafe where Byron and Keats once sat, or explore a neighbourhood where famous writers once lived - they tended to group together, you know?

But it’s not all in the past - you’ll discover the most charming independent bookstores along the way, where you could spend hours getting lost amongst antique, leather-bound volumes or perusing the shelves in a more modern spot where you can find contemporary writings on Rome.

We’d be surprised if you don’t leave with at least one book in hand!

    • Explore Rome’s most literary neighbourhood with a host who is a fellow book lover
    • See the former homes of famous authors who once lived in Rome
    • Browse the unique bookstores in the city that only a book lover would know about; whether antique leather bound volumes, second hand books or modern musings are your thing, your host knows just the spot!
    • See the places that have inspired incredible writers and the spots that have featured in famous novels
    • Enjoy a coffee in Rome’s oldest coffee shop - you could be sitting where Byron once sat!
    • Chat about your favourite books with your host and get recommendations for other bookshops and places to visit
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • 3-hour experience
    • Private and personalised
    • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
    • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drink
    • Transport costs
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Gratuities
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

Meet our locals in

We will match you to the local host best suited to your requirements specified in our lovely post-booking questionnaire

How it works

  • 1
    Tell us about you! Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
    Tell us about you!
  • 2
    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3
    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!

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