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Private Walking Tours in Rome

by Giulia Blocal

Where to go in Rome?

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Since 2011, Blocal blog’s mission has been showing you the Rome you won’t find in the guidebooks. Now I want to do more, become your Rome guide and show you the real city, from a local’s perspective, through private walking tours in Rome focused on food, street art, off-the-beaten-path spots and everything urban.

What to see in Rome…

As you might have noticed following my Rome travel blog, I can get easily bored of the routine. Therefore, my favourite tours are those tailor-made to your interests and passions. Drop me a line (blocal.writeme [at] gmail.com) to let me know what you are into and let’s plan your genuine experience in Rome together! That said, here are some examples of where we can hang out together:

Private Walking Tours in Rome > STREET ART TOURS IN ROME > Trastevere, Ostiense, San Lorenzo, Garbatella, Pigneto, Tor Pignattara, Quadraro, Trullo, San Basilio …you name it!

2H – 35€ per person 

I’ve been writing about street art and graffiti since 2011 on this blog and I’ve been following the Rome’s scene ever since I was a child in the 1990s. Before moving to Amsterdam, where I worked as the Communication and Content Manager of the world’s largest graffiti and street art museum, I led dozens of street art tours around my hometown of Rome, and now I’m back eager to show you the best street art in Rome and tell you everything about the evolution of graffiti in my city, which used to be called “Graffiti Paradise” for a reason ;)

My Dog Sighs in Rome Trastevere Roma

Since we can find some great street art almost anywhere in Rome, I’ll let you pick the neighbourhood, or drop me a line (blocal.writeme [at] gmail.com) to let me know which kind of areas you enjoy the most, so that I can craft a personalised tour.

Sten Lex Street Art in Garbatella Rome

Private Walking Tours in Rome > FOOD TOUR IN ROME > Prati, the elegant neighbourhood where tourists don’t go

2H – 35€ per person 

Welcome to my neighbourhood! :)

Walking distance from the Saint Peter’s Dome yet totally overlooked by tourists, Prati is known for its elegant boulevards and buildings, whose designs range from rationalism to art nouveau.

We will go to my local food market, taste artisanal gelato, shop in food boutiques, drink at wine and beer bars and visit the best bakery in Rome!

alternative walking tours Rome food tour Prati

Private Walking Tours in Rome > ROME OFF THE BEATEN PATH > Flaminio, the contemporary art district of Rome

2H – 35€ per person 

We will meet in front of Addfuel’s first mural in Rome, which is just a few steps away from Piazza del Popolo.

From there, we will venture into the contemporary art district of Rome (Flaminio neighborhood), with its modern architecture of MAXXI Museum (by Zaha Hadid) and the Auditorium (by Renzo Piano), along with its rationalist buildings, the abandoned stadium Flaminio, a tiny cemetery and the hidden ‘space gateway’ to Notting Hill.

Have you read the story behind Daniel Eime’s first mural in Rome? It has all happened here!

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Private Walking Tours in Rome > FOOD TOUR IN ROME > Testaccio, Rome’s most genuine neighbourhood

2H – 35€ per person 

The life of Testaccio revolves around the popular food market and its bustling street food kiosks. The area is also home to exceptional gelato, wine and beer bars, food boutiques and the legendary “Trapizzino”.

Besides tasting around, we will also visit the monumental cemetery and the ex-slaughterhouse, which is now home to contemporary art events, concerts and nice cafés.

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alternative walking tours in Rome cemetery in Rome

Private Walking Tours in Rome > ROME OFF THE BEATEN PATH > Aurelio, the overlooked neighbourhood just behind the Vatican

2H – 35€ per person 

Have you read my story on Bordalo II’s first mural in Rome? Our tour will start exactly there, under the panoramic overpass that overlooks the Saint Peter’s Dome from an unusual perspective.

We will walk through parks and on ancient roads, enter both Catholic and Orthodox Churches, retrace the spots where famous Italian movies were shot and hunt for more street art around the central, yet disregarded, Aurelio neighbourhood.

Bordalo II in Rome

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Alternative Walking Tours in Rome

Drop me a line (blocal.writeme [at] gmail.com) to let me know what you are into and let’s plan your genuine experience in Rome together! 

Do you want me to show you some other off-the-beaten-track places in Italy or in the Balkan countries?

Let’s talk about it! ;-)

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