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Joy of Rome Tours

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We are not only guides in Rome! We are incredibly fun, expert, super flexible and... convenient! If you are looking for a private tour or a small group tour in Rome..Don't hesitate! We are the right choice :-) Please ask us for a quote and then...more
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a private tour with Francesca Pagliaro for the 2nd straight year with our group of 18 year old students. We toured the Borghese Museum and the second day the Forum and Colosseum. Francesca is fantastic, upbeat, articulate, informative, and empathetic. She is the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I cannot rate this tour by Joy of Rome highly enough. My 2 kids (age 6&8) struggled to keep interested during the 1.5 hour tour of the colloseum the day before, so I was not hopeful about a 2 hour tour of the Vatican being...More

Thank Sunshine303198
Reviewed 3 days ago

Angelica was our friendly and knowledgeable guide. We received precise meeting instructions and she was there waiting for us. Despite the crowds she deftly navigated the space, we would have been overwhelmed without her guidance. A brief overview of the sistine chapel gave us a...More

Thank Compass429795
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our tour guides were Mary Grace and Francesca. Both were excellent and very knowledgeable. Grace led us on a tour through the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, A driving tour through Rome. She was very informative an made our experience amazing. Francesca gave us a tour of...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Rome with another couple in October. We booked a private Vatican tour with Joy of Rome as they were highly recommended by friends from home in Canada. We met our tour guide Francesca at our meeting point and she was...More

Thank TraRic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Vatican tour with 5 people and our tour guide was Annalisa. The tour was fantastic! Annalisa was extremely knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. She came prepared with books and pictures to explain small details from the tour. The tour felt...More

Thank Alex M
JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Alex!! what a privilege to have you with us, so lovely, enthusiastic and kind, and what a privilege is to have Annalisa among our guides!! she's a blessing and we are so happy to have her and so happy you enjoyed the tour with her!!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Francesca was an educated delight! Her English and command of the history of the Jewish Quarter made our experience top-notch. There wasn't a question she couldn't answer and her warm personality didn't hurt either!More

Thank francine c
JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Francine, grazie! the jewish district is so interesting, its history is heavy but important but i agree francesca has the rare skill of a real story teller and through her words even such a sad part of our history becomes acceptable and of course...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maria Grazia was Awesome!!! She had amazing energy and excitement for the history of the Colosseum which kept the kids fully engaged and entertained. Highly recommend her as a guide!More

Thank Jennifer H
JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Jennifer Maria Grazia is lovely and we are so happy to have her with us, it's a real privilege! she embodies what we always look for in a guide: lovely personality, deep knowledge, passion and a big smile! could we ask for anything else?...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dr. Francesca is a wonderful guide who is able to mix art, history and archaeology in her discussions. Her depth of knowledge is impressive and our tour was enhanced by the details she brought out as we toured the visual sites. This tour will fill...More

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JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Marvin we do our best to offer complete tours and the recipe is hard to write: knowledge, history, a good english and for sure a lot of passion for this beautiful city. I am so happy to read that my recipe worked!! thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this tour on second last day in Rome as a family of 6, including our 4 young adult children. We were all hesitant having no prior knowledge of the tour company and having booked on line before our vacation. But we didn't need...More

Thank 109Jane
JoyofRome, Proprietario at Joy of Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Jane, thanks!! we love challenges :) our goal is to offer tours that will let the whole family enjoy a unique experience like a trip abroad! learning must be fun and entertaining, our tours are not lessons but experiences with qualified guides and great...More

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14 August 2015|
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Response from JoyofRome | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, thanks for contacting Joy of Rome. When do you want to do your tours? Basically most of our tours are sold out in the next days. We have some availability on Aug 19th and 21st. Best Simone
Cathy P
I am staying at the St George Roma Hotel and would the following group tour: Catacombs With a local guide discover the imperial and early Christian Rome by exploring the Eternal city's underground burial chambers with its long winding catacombs and crypts. Two examples of these Catacombs are the "Catacombe of San Callisto" which is one of the biggest with a network of galleries about 17 kms long and 20 meters deep. It contains the crypt of nine popes, early Christian frescoes and paintings. The other Catacomb is "Catacombe of San Domitilla" which has the oldest catacomb and is visited by passing through a 4th century church. One of the highlights of this catacomb is a second century fresco of the Last Supper. Note that the various catacombs have different closing periods so it is not possible to guarantee which will be visited during the excursion. Also included on this excursion is a visit to The Papal Basilica "St. Paul Outside the Walls" . At the beginning of the 4th century the Emperor Constantine ordered the excavation of the place where Christians venerated the memory of Saint Paul the Apostle and above his grave, located ouside the Aurelian Walls surrounding Rome, Constantine built a Basilica which was consecrated by Pope Sylvester in 324. Every year in the Basilica on the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul i.e. on 25th January, the week of prayer for Christian Unity opens. Tivoli Departure for this excursion is around 3:30pm from the overnight hotel in Rome and it should be noted that local guide and entrance fees to Villa d'Este are not included. The enchanting Villa d'Este in the area of Tivoli is a masterpiece of an Italian garden and is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. The garden includes important ruins of ancient villas as well as zones rich in caves and waterfalls. The imposing construction of the series of terraces above terraces bring to mind the hanging gardens of Babylon and the addition of water evokes the engineering skills of the Romans. After the visit of Villa d'Este proceed to the venue for dinner - a restaurant located on the mountain that dominates the city of Tivoli and Adriana Villa, where from its superior rooms it is possible to admire the dome of S. Pietro in Rome and the sea on a clear evening. The dinner gives you the chance to sample a variety of local dishes with unlimited wine and mineral water plus coffee. During the evening there will be music to add to the atmosphere Cathy & Joe Perini
4 July 2015|
Response from JoyofRome | Property representative |
Ciao Cathy & Joe. Thank you for writing! Please check the list of our tours on joyofrome. com and see if there is one you like (I guess Underground Rome is closer to what you are looking for). For guides availability and... More
21 June 2015|
Response from JoyofRome | Property representative |
Just answered you! :-) I also found the first answer I sent.. not sure what happened. Important thing is that we found each other now ;-) Let me know if you still don't receive it please. Thanks again Francesca