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Private tours in Rome with an Architect- Vespa Tours in Rome with an Architect - Vatican and Coliseum private tours for families and small groups As an Architect with a Master's Degree in Urbanism, I can offer you a wide and knowledgeable private...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a day and a half in Rome. We took in the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps on our own on our first evening. Ximena took us (two parents, two kids 11&13) on a whirlwind tour of Rome on our final full day...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

We contracted Ms Amarales to give us a tour of ancient Rome, baroque Rome and the Vatican. Almost two full days. Her passion for history and her passion for Rome made everything so amazing. She also made arrangements for pick-up at the airport to our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

I emailed Ximena about a month before our trip asking for a tailor made tour of the Julio Claudian dynasty. She answered my questions promptly and came up with a great itinerary which included entrance to Emperor Augustus and his wife Livia’s houses. I know...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Faye H
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We booked Ximena for a tour of Borghese Gallery for 4 of us and the next day my husband and I went on her Ancient Rome walking tour. She really knows her history and loves telling it. I was not expecting to love Rome and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

I was part of a group of 12 ladies that toured two days with the wonderful Ximena. We booked two tours, Ancient Rome and the next day a Vatican Tour. She met us at our hotel and the Ancient tour which was four hours long...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

My wife and I toured with the charming Ximena for two days. Her knowledge is superb and her delivery interesting. She knows her stuff. Her experience showed as she navigated the sights and "managed" less experienced tour guides and officials that interfered with our tours....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Ximena knows a lot and has that kind of knowledge that you can not find on the internet. Each corner of the city had its history, it was very interesting and motivating. I recommend it 100%

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Vero W
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We have just been on a fabulous tour in the back of a Vespa with Ximena and her drivers. What a way to see Rome and worth every penny. Her knowledge is outstanding and I can’t wait to do the Vatican tour in Monday .

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We took Roma-Bella's Ancient Rome and Vatican tours. Both tours were outstanding and we completely enjoyed the time we spent with Ximena Amarales. From the first time I e-mailed to inquire about scheduling the tours, Ximena was so helpful to tailor our tours to provide...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

My husband and I took two of the tours architect Ximena Amarales offers: Ancient Rome and Vaticans Museums. The tours are personalized so you can arrange them to fit your interests. Despite they are perfectly well organized, what she provides is far beyond a tradicional...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only
way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The
Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas
in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s
famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to
its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub,
Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot
vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up
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