Maurizio D'Atri

Maurizio D’Atri Tours

“These unique tours are led by a Roman scholar, a seventh-generation Roman, who offers his expertise exclusively to Singer Palace Hotel. His primary role is that of an advisor, thus his availability for these tours is exceptional. He is the author of a guidebook detailing Rome’s lesser-known sites. As a skilled storyteller with deep knowledge, he brings a special flair to these experiences, revealing little-known details and drawing connections from Ancient Rome and the Renaissance to modern Italy. Through his guidance, Rome’s hidden secrets are unveiled in an engaging and entertaining manner. For the above reasons, the tour is upon his availability, better to book it in advance”.

 

A private unusual tour of Rome

The purpose of this “unusual” tour is to provide guests with a deeper understanding of this complex city in just a few hours. An exclusive witness of it, a true Roman storyteller, will lead you into this journey.
Peacefully strolling through the alleys, participants will bear witness to the remnants of 2,000 years of history, while delving into extraordinary stories and often astonishing legends. This “passeggiata” will unveil Rome from a unique perspective, revealing the influence of ancient Romans and the Renaissance on the present-day Italian mentality.

 

Travel back in time at Appia antica

Step into the world’s first highway, established in 312 B.C., which connected Rome to Brundisium in Apulia, and later extended to Byzantium (Istanbul). The initial 12 kilometers of this ancient road, constructed atop a massive lava flow, can still be explored today. Known as the Appia Antica Archaeological Park, it holds the record as the world’s largest of its kind and is on its way to becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along this historic path, the ancient Romans built magnificent burial edifices, to ensure their memory would endure, featuring intricately carved marble faces and captivating tales.

 

Walking tour:
Fountains of Rome – Ottorino Respighi: we touch all the main fountains in the center, thus: Trevi, Piazza Navona, Barcaccia in Piazza di Spagna, Triton Fountain in Piazza Barberini (with possible inclusion of the Museum-Crypt of the Capuchins), Moses Fountain in Pizza San Bernardo, Triton Fountain in Pazza Bocca della Verità, Fountain of the Goddess Rome and Neptune Fountain in Piazza del Popolo-I would stop here; in fact, it is a walking tour that, under the guise of seeing the fountains, allows you to talk about and see many other adjacent sights; again, given the distance, to see them all takes more than four hours, in three, four hours someone skips;

Talking Statues of Rome – the discrete critique: starting with the famous Pasquino, we have: Marforio at the Campidoglio; Madama Lucrezia at Piazza San Marco – Piazza Venezia; Abate Luigi at Piazza Vidoni – S. Andrea della Valle; the Babuino; the porter, right behind the Singer; what was said before applies, it is an excuse to see and talk about other things too with this common thread of statues; in this case three hours is enough.

 

Tour by car:
Center – or nearly center: Aventine with keyhole and Garden of the Oranges; Janiculum with: cannon firing at 12. 00, Fontana dell’Acqua Paola, Tempietto del Bramante; Piramide di Caio Cestio, Cimitero degli Inglesi and Monte dei cocci; Church of santo Stefano Rotondo with Pomarancio’s cycle of martyrs; if it is open, the Church of the Quattro Coronati; Moses Fountain and Church of santa Maria della Vittoria with Cornaro Chapel and Estasi di Santa Teresa (Angels & Demons, to be precise);

Rome of the 1900s – the unknown: Coppedé district, Villa Torlonia, Little Cathedral and Museum of the Souls in Purgatory; possibly EUR and Garbatella, duration three to five hours.

HOTELMAN SINGER PALACE HOTEL SRL
VIA LUTEZIA 11, 00198 ROMA
PI 12969151005 – CAP. SOC. 200.000,00 I.V