Here the local guide of the month: Marcello! Excited to meet you, he loves telling you fun facts about the city you are going to visit together.
Read on and know a little about this amazing guy!
Nationality and City of residence: German, Rome.
Name of tour you lead and where: In Rome I lead all Segway tours, bike tours and once in a while the beer and food tour.
If you are not from the city you are based in for tours, what originally brought you there? The weather, the food and the women. Just kidding, I grew up in Germany/Frankfurt and every summer we drove down towards Rome to visit my grandparents. One day we had enough of the German weather and decided that it was time to move to Italy.
Your favorite part of the tour: I love getting to know our guests, having a fun chat and introducing them to the marvels of this unique city, especially when it’s their very first time.
Favorite Local Restaurant in your city: That’s a very good question. There are lots of excellent typical restaurants in Rome. Right now I would say “Il Barroccio” close to the Pantheon. They serve amazing wood oven pizza for a reasonable price.
One thing visitors to my city can’t miss: The Pantheon because it’s the best preserved ancient roman Temple of the world.
Travel Mantra? YOLO!
What’s next on your travel bucket list? I’m going to Thailand soon!
What is your favorite Italian city to travel to? Definitely Rome, but there are so many beautiful cities in Italy.
What’s your best travel tip for those coming to visit Italy? In Italy a Cappuccino is a breakfast drink! Do not ever order Cappuccino after 11am because people will make fun of you! Espresso is fine 24/7. Never ever cut spaghetti with a knife.
What’s the food that someone must try in your city before leaving? Spaghetti cacio e pepe and Pizza Boscaiola.
What’s the most memorable experience you’ve had on one of your tours? Someone asked me once where the Pisa tower in Rome is located.
What do you like most about leading tours? I love being around people and seeing their amazed faces when they see an important attraction like the Pantheon or the Coliseum for the first time.
What makes your tour unique? The most important thing is that our guests enjoy a fun, safe and unforgettable experience. Many Tourguides in Rome can be boring and overloading with unnecessary facts about attractions. It is essential not to go overboard, but to give relevant and interesting facts about each attraction. I love adding some impressive/fun facts about most monuments and in case someone likes more in depth information I am always available. I behave more like a good friend than a tour guide.
Join him now on our Rome Segway tour!