Meet your local guide in Rome: Ale!

Howdy! This time we are in Rome to introduce you to Alessandro, a veteran Segway user and expert bike rider! He’s knowledgeable, entertaining and energetic and most of all, his cheerfullness it’s infectious. On this interview we’ll learn Ale’s favourites restraurants, neighbourghoods, part of the city and foods, so read-on!

“Hi there!”

Name: Hi, my name is Alessandro Millozzi.

Nationality and City of residence: I’m Italian, from Anguillara Sabazia (Roma)

Name of tour you lead and where: I lead the Bike and Segways tours in Rome.

Your favorite part of the tour: I enjoy mostly the area around the Colosseo; I find it’s the most amazing part of Rome!

Favorite Local Restaurant in your city: Depends the neighbourghood you want to go to; if we’re talking of the Colosseo area i like the restaurant called “Volare”  quite authentic; if you prefer the Trastevere, to get away from the chaos, you can try with “At Enzo’s” ; anothe option in the area of Piazza venezia, is “La Cabana”. This are all local and traditional places, to experience the authenticity of our city 🙂

“It’s picture time!”

One thing visitors to my city can’t miss: At the cost of sounding clichè, in the Eternal city the must see things are Colosseo and the Trevi Fountain. How can you miss the wonderful sight at night of the lights shining in the water of the Trevi fountain or the ancient walls of the Colosseo all lit up and very romantic looking?

Travel Mantra? Don’t make plans, just go and welcome whatever comes at you.

What’s next on your travel bucket list? As per above, no plans I just follow the spur of the moment…which is yet to come 😉

What is your favorite Italian city to travel to? This is a hard question, Italy is marvellous. If I have to pick one I’d say Florence (the cradle of Renaissance) and wonderful, romantic Venice.

What’s your best travel tip for those coming to visit Italy? I find that visitors in Italy should slow down, take time to visit our country with leasure to fully appreciate its beauty.

“Here is a full bowl of pasta&fagioli. Enjoy!”

What’s the food that someone must try in your city before leaving? You probably figured it our already, but I’m pretty classic on certain things, as in with food. So I like to suggest the “Amatriciana” pasta, with tomato and guanciale (a kind of bacon) and, especially in winter time, the “pasta e fagioli” a simple and rustic, comfort soup.

What’s the most memorable experience you’ve had on one of your tours? I had a great satisfaction one time when I had in my group a kid, who thanked me at the end of the tour because i was good and most importantly because I didn’t give boring explanations!!

What do you like most about leading tours? I appreciated meeting with new people who want to learn our history and culture; I love the “challenge” of finding the best way to convey my passion and love for my city, everyday in an entertaining way.

“Those smiles are my reward”

What makes your tour unique? If I’d say “me” it might sound cocky, but it’s the truth! I put all myself in each and every tour I lead, because I want my groups to see the city from a local’s point of view and fall in love with the city and appreciated it. This is what makes the difference in my tours 🙂