Meet your guide in Rome: Lucilla
This month’s “Your guide in Rome” is Lucilla, an energetic and characteristic Naepolitan girl, who’ll teach you everything about “fantastica Roma”!
Nationality and City of residence: I am proud to be from “Bella Napoli” but I’ve been living in Rome for almost 4 years.
Name of tour you lead and where: Pizza and Food Walking Tour in Rome and the fun Segway Tours as well!
What originally brought you in Rome? I moved to Roma because I fell in love, yes I fell in love for this beautiful city called Roma! And also because I received a job offer I couldn’t refuse 😉
Your favorite part of the tour: My favorite part of the tour is seeing the “WOW” in the eyes and expressions of my customers and seeing them touched by the beauty and the amazing history of Rome.
Favorite Local Restaurant in your city: To be honest I prefer sweets, so my favourite place is not a restaurant or a pizzeria but a Sicilian Gelateria and Pasticceria called Ciuri Ciuri…delicious! And my favourite flavor is Pistacchio!!
Travel Mantra? Leave at home stereotypes and expectations about the place you are visiting! Get lost in the city and don’t be afraid of asking locals for directions, for suggestions or to take you a picture!
What’s next on your travel bucket list? Cuba… it must be a special place, still holding onto the past times and traditions!
What is your favorite Italian city to travel to? I think that Italy is special because every city and every region is so different and beautiful. I love Tuscany, Florence, Sicily but above all Naples and all Campania region with Capri, Amalfi, Sorrento, Positano, Pompei, Ercolano! I think it’s a wonderful and interesting region and trust me, it’s not only because I’m from there!
What’s your best travel tip for those coming to visit Italy? If you are travelling about Italy forget the stereotypes and explore each city avoiding comparisons, for Italy is so various! I suggest to explore the South of the “boot”: Sicilia, Puglia, Campania, because they are all bellissime!!!
What’s the food that someone must try in your city before leaving? Aside from Carbonara ? The real italian Pizza and Gelato!!!
What’s the most memorable experience you’ve had on one of your tours? Every tour leaves me something but one of the most memorable experiences was on a Segway Tour with a group of ladies in their early 80s who were riding the Segway better than I do!
What do you like most about leading tours? I love seeing my customers moved by the beauty of Rome! I love my job and I think I am very lucky because through the eyes of my customers I can see what the majority of Italians lost: to get surprised by the great beauty we have in front of us everyday, like while running to catch a bus, stressed and driving in the traffic, noses in the phones, etc… Thanks to my job and my customers I can still enjoy the beauty!
What makes your tour unique? Obviously…Me and my Neapolitan attitude!
When you’re booking, make sure to ask for Lucilla!
Till next month!