Half a day in Rome with a local
Half a day in Rome with a local
Half a day in Rome with a local
Half a day in Rome with a local
Half a day in Rome with a local

Half a day in Rome with a local

Haunting ruins, syruppy ice and a crypt with 4000 bodies (creepy but cool)

(16 reviews)

  • Private &

  • 4 hours

  • From
    €35.00  EUR
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

From pillars of ancient Rome like the Colosseum to pockets of the city where old-school trattorias cozy up alongside no-frills standing bars, there’s more to Rome than could be experienced in other two thousand years of history, let alone four hours. But with a local to help you make the most of your time, you’ll be able to experience a slice of la dolce vita. Flit between landmarks like the Vatican and open-air markets in the heart of Antique Rome, or explore alternative districts flung across the outer reaches of the city, where glamorous streets like those radiating from the Spanish Steps give way to charmingly gritty lanes and alternative venues like Città dell’Altra Economia, Testaccio’s community hub for markets, events and art.

Where you’ll go

You could spend hours in the historic center, where the heart of ancient Rome is scattered across the right bank of the River Tiber. Nestled amongst the remnants of an empire are terracotta-colored piazzas and the Mercato di Campo de' Fiori, an open-air market where the Roman passion for seasonal food comes alive. On the opposite bank of the river, you could explore Trastevere, a trendy neighborhood that’s the epitome of a laid-back dolce vita thanks to its countless bars spilling into cobbled squares. Further south lie alternative districts like Testaccio, the epicenter of Rome’s food culture - not its touristy version - and San Lorenzo, a bohemian paradise of cheap pizzerias and thrift stores, with street art splashed across it all. 

  • Half a day in Rome with a local
  • Half a day in Rome with a local
  • Discover the real Rome as your local host reveals their city to you, as only a local could!

  • Explore a few neighborhoods in the city, from iconic historic Rome to far-flung local neighborhoods .

  • Discover unique aspects of Rome’s culture, from its passion for local food to its history

  • See a side of Rome that you never knew existed as you explore with a local insider

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • A totally private and personalised experience
  • 4 hours with a Host
  • Start when you like (after noon means you can sleep in!)
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Food and drink
  • Transport costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

How does it work?

  • 1 Tell us about you!

    Tell us about you!

    Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
  • 2 We match you with a host

    We introduce you to your perfect local

    Build your perfect experience together
  • 3 The best part!

    The best part!

    Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there

If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me here. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

If you prefer to speak to someone, feel free to send us your WhatsApp or cell number and we’ll give you a call back.

Reviews for this experience

Tour of Rome

We had a great walking tour of Rome with Gerry. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and spoke very understandable English. He determined the sites to visit as we didn't have anything special we wanted to see. He took us to very outstanding places and we saw things that we hadn't seen during our previous 2 days of touring Rome. I highly recommend using him as a guide to the city.

October 2019

Reviewed by Patricia L , hosted by Gerry

Amazing for Solo Travellers

As a solo traveller, I booked quite a few tours through City Unscripted not knowing quite what to expect. I had an amazing time on all my tours. In Rome, I met Varshit, not born in Rome but had lived there for 18 months. Varshit messaged me a few days in advance on Whatsapp letting me know where we were meeting and what he had planned. It all went perfectly - we met at a cafe for a quick espresso hit and then headed out into the city. It was actually wonderful to have Varshit who knew about the history and the local area, but could also talk to me about what it was like to be in Rome as a foreigner. Being on my own, Varshit and I covered so much territory. Even better, Varshit brought his GoPro and took heaps of photos of me in all the main attractions and then sent them to me on Google Drive. A perfect trip!

October 2019

Reviewed by Gerard R , hosted by Varshit

Great time !

We had a wonderful tour iwth Gerry. He took us many, many places and showed us things that we would have not seen. He answered many questions for us and we would do it all again!

June 2019

Reviewed by Kelly D , hosted by Gerry

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