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Name: Martina Sorrenti
Nationality and City of residence: Italian, Rome
Name of tour you lead and where: Imperial and Baroque Segway tours and Pizza food tour in Rome
If you are not from the city you are based in for tours, what originally brought you there?
I was born in Rome, but I lived in many places before coming back to Rome more or less 7 years ago. I had to follow my parents that had to move because of their job, so I moved to Guatemala and then back to Italy (Milan). When I came back to Rome I decided that I would never move again, I love this city so much!
Your favorite part of the tour: What I like about the Segway tour is that I can mix a historical part with the fun side of the segway.
Favorite Local Restaurant in your city: I really like Pizza at Chicco di Grano, that is where we also do the final part of our Pizza tour, and I love Pasta at the Restaurant “Trilussa” in Trastevere.
One thing visitors to my city can’t miss: Pizza and Gelato of course!! And a nice walk in the area of the Pantheon in the summer evenings.
Travel Mantra? What I usually say at the beginning of my tour is “Smile and be proud, you are in Rome!”
What’s next on your travel bucket list? I would really like to visit Guatemala, the place where I lived when I was 2 years old and that I don’t remember at all!
What is your favorite Italian city to travel to? I love to travel to Florence and to Naples and Sorrento.
What’s your best travel tip for those coming to visit Italy?
My suggestion is to take the country as it is, with its problems but also with its amazing beauties. What tourists must do is to understand our view and enjoy every small thing that our wonderful country can offer. It is true, public transportation is not working well, you can get lost because there are not correct
signs, we are often late, but behind these things is a wonderful world of colors, tastes and arts to discover at every corner.
What’s the food that someone must try in your city before leaving?
Pizza, Gelato and pasta “all’Amatriciana” that is my favorite.
What’s the most memorable experience you’ve had on one of your tours?
Probably it was when I did the tour with the Australian comedian Anh Do, it was very fun, but I tell you something that I always say during my tours: Each tour Is for me as a “small trip”, during which I can learn something about other countries and share events of my own life with people of different cultures.
What do you like most about leading tours? I like to share our history and knowledge and learn about other cultures at the same time.
What makes your tour unique? Mmm … Me? Hihi