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Tiberio

Rome, Italy

Tiberio was born and raised in Rome and has been a tour guide for 18 years. If he isn't guiding he's can be found DJing or dogsitting.

"One of my favorite places to visit in St. Peter’s in the morning, before the crowds show up. The energy is somehow different and I always have to resist the urge to cry when I step inside."

About Tiberio

I was born for three things: history, teaching, and dancing. Dancing doesn’t relate to my job, but history and teaching history are what I do, and I’m very lucky to be able to do what i’m passionate about.

Guiding is not a job for everyone. Many skills are requested of you: you have to be patient, to communicate well, to speak different languages, to hve a lot of knowledge about a plethora of things from history and art, to geography, religion, and what’s happening right now in the news. An on top of all these things you have to love taking care of people.

Rome’s soul is split between two sites, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum. One of my favorite places to visit in Rome is St. Peter’s in the morning, before the crowds show up. The energy is somehow different and I always have to resist the urge to cry when I step inside. That’s if I’m with a tour. If I’m not with a tour, I just go ahead and cry.

Rome must be worthy of herself. It’s as if the city itself feels that she cannot disappoint visitors. That’s why we have the Trevi Fountain. It is a beautiful, a spectacular fountain, like Versailles in France, but unlike Versailles, it’s accessible to everyone. It was never reserved for royalty or secreted away behind walls. It was always for the people, and that makes it very Roman to me.

You come to Rome for the culture. You come for the wine, for the food, for the art, for the history, for the fashion, for the religion. All of this is culture, and without a guide you will miss a chance to interact with some of it