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Context Rome Tours

#37 of 749 Tours in Rome
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Address: Via Santa Maria Maggiore 145 | Int 14, 00185 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 9672 7371
09:00 - 17:00
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Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. Context's...

Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. Context's Rome walking seminars are an alternative to typical guided tours. With over 50 different walks led by Ph.D. or MA-level scholars, and with the smallest group size available—only six people. Context is much more than a walking tour of Rome.

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What a treat !

Huge thanks to Dimos whose knowledge and passion for Ancient Rome absolutely made our trip. It was such a treat to visit the Colleseum, Pallantine Hill and the Roman Forum with... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge thanks to Dimos whose knowledge and passion for Ancient Rome absolutely made our trip. It was such a treat to visit the Colleseum, Pallantine Hill and the Roman Forum with someone who not only knew the history but could also talk knowledgeably about the current hypothesis and insights gained from the archeological digs ongoing having been part of them.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is impossible to overpraise my small group's experience with Context. We toured the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with the witty, deeply informed Livia, and her expertise opened these rich sites to us in a way we could never have managed on our own. Livia curated these rich sites for us, helping us to note points we surely... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did three Rome tours with Context, all private family tours: Underground Rome (with Linda Nolan), Ancient Rome Discovery (with Valeria Pugiotto), and Vatican (with Agnes Crawford). There where four people in our group, two adults, and two children (ages 10 and 12) and each tour was informative and interesting for everyone in our group. The guides where interactive, entertaining,... More 

Thank HawaiiBunnyLovers
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Liz Brewster was a wonder docent. Informed, passionate and pleasant. Encouraged us to ask questions and she always seemed to have the answers. Just a wonderful, special experience. Worth every penny.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Marvelous introduction to the building of Rome as a city. We began at the Arca Pracis which records the foundation of the city. Our guide Simone was charming and empathic. She knows so much. And took us through the Rome she loves. She linked the reason for buildings and their design to political power. Brilliant! Highly recommended. And fun!

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NA, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I had a wonderful experience on my context tour. Paolo Carlini, our tour guide, was hospitable, warm, knowledgeable and he spoke eloquently. He was also attentive to the interests of the group and his passion for the subject came through. While 15 minutes was sufficient, I personally would have liked to have spent just a little longer inside the Sistine... More 

Thank Rachel I
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Context provides extraordinary, small tours in various cities. We recently visited Rome and because there were six of us in total, we were able to book the entire tour. We took three tours: Ancient Rome (the Colosseum and Forum), Underground Rome (focusing on ancient and the middle ages) and the Vatican Art collection. All three were exceptional. The guides in... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This was an exceptional experience for my husband and I and our 18 year old son. Worth every penny, Our docent was an archeologist who could provide a well-informed and nuanced perspective to the complex history of the Vatican,.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My husband and I recently had the most exceptional tour of the Vatican museums and Basilica. Our docent, Alessandra Poli was amazing and created a private tour that provided exactly what we had hoped for. This was my fourth tour of the Vatican museums and Alessandra provided a unique and different experience, making the tour most informative and special. Our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our family of five had the most wonderful experience on the Vatican and St. Peter's tour with our guide, Alessandra Poli. The Vatican Museums are huge and crowded, and Alessandra guided us to a deeper understanding of the collections and how they were key to inspiring art through the ages. She connected art history for me in a new way.... More 

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