Half a Day in Rome with a Local

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

(14 reviews)

  • Private &

  • 4 hours

  • From
    €35.00  EUR
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

There is so much to do and see in Rome and with half a day on your hands, you can definitely get a feel for local life in the city. With one of our local Rome hosts by your side, you will get to see the side of Rome you have always wanted to explore. Whether that means taking in the iconic landmarks or hopping off the tourist trail and discovering the lesser-known spots where the locals like to hang- your host will create an itinerary according to your interests.

In Rome, adventure awaits at every corner. This is the city where legend has it two boys were raised by a she-wolf after all. But don't worry, your adventure will be a whole lot tamer as you explore the city with one of our local Rome hosts

Here's the deal. We know the city is home to dozens for awe-inspiring landmarks like the Vatican and the Colosseum, and if they are featured on your travel bucket-list and you will surely get to see them in your own time but after that you’ll also want to experience life in Rome. For an authentic experience of Rome, your host knows all the hidden spots and cool, unique things you can do for a more personalized local experience.

Could you see yourself creeping around the Capuchin Crypt- a series of small chapels beneath the Church of Santa Maria della Concezione which contain the skeletal remains of almost 4 000 human bodies? 

It's up to you but either way, it will feel like you are exploring the city with an old friend, seeing the sights, chatting over aperitivo, mingling with the locals and snapping selfies. 

Wander through colorful piazzas and bright, lively neighborhoods punctuated with restaurants, bars, markets and street performers and while you are at it, why not grab a grattachecca (hand-shaved ice flavored with sweet fruit syrup) then discover a hidden gem or two along the way?

This is your half-day and you set the pace but there is one thing we really think you should do and that is to make a wish at the Trevi Fountain- in Rome dreams come true, or at least we like to think so.

  • Spend half a day with one of our local Rome hosts who will create an experience that's fully customized to your interests and what you'd most like to see

  • You could visit a few secret spots where only the locals like to hang, and perhaps grab a quick bite while you are at it

  • Explore one of Rome's further out neighborhoods or keep things past paced in the famous central areas

  • See the authentic Rome, the one that’s loved by its locals as your host shares their favorite places and secret spots with you

  • Get recommendations from your host for more local things to do while you’re in the city

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.

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Reviews for this experience


5 average | 15 reviews

June 2019

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!

Review by Kelly D


5 average | 15 reviews

April 2019

Trastevere tour

Speechless. Gerry could not have been more gracious. We were late-not on purpose-and he was so understanding. His knowledge of “Roma” was extensive and his English, which is my primary language was excellent. Had time permitted we would have scheduled additional tours with him.

Review by Barbara D


5 average | 15 reviews

April 2019

Rome Tour

Gerry is an excellent guide. He was friendly and engaging. I had a great time and saw many interesting sites in Rome.

Review by Roman C

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