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A visit to Rome is often a once in a lifetime experience. Rome is a wonderful and exciting city dating back 2500 years and in order to explore all the sights and feel the passion of Rome, you must know how to get around avoiding tourist traps. Of course, you cannot accomplish this feat on your own since you have never visited Rome before. The best way in which to tour Rome instead of on a tour bus with strangers is with a private Rome tour.
When searching for a tour guide there are a few things you should know. It Italy a driver is a driver and a tour guide is a tour guide. Being in the tourism business is a profession just like being a doctor or attorney. All individuals wishing to become tour guides must study hard and pass rigorous tests on Roman history, Art history, and Foreign Languages. Once the tests are passed, the Italian Government issues an official license for the individual to perform the duties of a tour guide. If your taxi driver tells you he is a tour guide, this is an incorrect statement. Ask to see an official license if you truly want to learn about Rome.
With an official Rome and Vatican tour guide, you will have your disposal a person that is passionate about their job, Rome, and Italy along with being well educated and knowledgeable of all the sites around Rome and the surrounding area.
Not only will an official tour guide be able to answer all your questions, but also they will ensure that you avoid all the tourist traps during your tour as well as all the crowded areas, traffic congestion, and above all else have your safety and enjoyment in mind.
With a private tour of Rome, you can choose your itinerary and even the tours you would like to enjoy. You can have a private tour without standing in long lines to many of the different faces of Rome such as Underground Rome, Ancient Rome, Jewish Rome, Christian Rome, Medieval Rome, Renaissance Rome, Baroque Rome, or venture out of the city for a visit to the Tivoli Gardens or Ostia.
With your own private tour, you will be able to choose the various sites you wish to include in your tour. A private tour guide will work by your side to create a custom tour with all your ideas in mind so you can truly feel the passion of the Eternal City while embracing the history, romance, and culture of Rome.
Remember, while visiting Rome, you may wish to include a tour of Vatican City. Vatican City is within the limits of Rome behind the Medieval and Renaissance walls with St. Peterís Square as the entrance. If you plan to visit any of the churches while in Italy, there is a dress code in place. You must have your shoulders covered and cannot wear clothing above the knee.