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Context Rome Tours

Address: Via Santa Maria Maggiore 145 | Int 14, 00185 Rome, Italy (Monti)
Phone Number: +39 06 9672 7371
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Ranked #57 of 558 Sightseeing Tours in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours...
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. Context's Rome walking seminars are an alternative to typical guided tours. With over 50 different walks led by Ph.D. or MA-level scholars, and with the smallest group size available—only six people. Context is much more than a walking tour of Rome.
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Four of us took a morning private tour of the Vatican with Context. our tour guide was Nina and she did a marvelous job. She met us at the arranged time and helped us see a great variety of things. She was extremely knowledgable and pointed out many interesting things we had missed on a prior trip through the Vatican... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I arranged a private "From Rome with Love" tour for a group. It followed a long technical meeting - allowing us to get out and walk before dinner. The tour was with Liz Brewster who is extremely knowlegable about the city, art, archecture and history. She was a pleasure to spend time with and customized the tour to our questions... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We did the Ancient Rome discovery private walk with Jose Grave de Peralta. We have done several Context tours which have all been great, but Jose was a truly exceptional guide. He was able to craft a discussion that appealed to our 10yo as well as to us. My husband and I have visited the area before on our own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I came to write a review singing the praises of Dr. Lauren Golden and her fantastic Caravaggio walking tour of several churches in Rome. Like the prior poster, we could not have enjoyed the tour more. We learned so much about Caravaggio's life and art, and are very happy with the tour. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We met our guide Dr Lauren Golden on time at the Piazza de Popollo, not quite knowing what to expect of this tour. It turned out to be an absolutely fascinating insight into the life and times of Carravagio. Lauren is a very learned and insightful docent, who could answer all our questions and teach us so much about this... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We have always enjoyed Context Travel walks in Rome and this December 2014, we attended a new type of Context event: Tours in the Public Interest: A Cinematic Feast: Italian Cuisine on the Silver Screen. Together with a group of about 15 people, we heard two warm and enthusiastic docents share insights about Italian films (Elizabetta Lodoli) and Italian food... More 

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Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Context Travel provides an amazing experience with docents of impeccable background and experience. Whatever and wherever you are touring with a Context docent you will gather not just knowledge of the place and time but bits and pieces of information and trivia that make your tour personal. I toured the Roman Forum, the Borghese Gallery, Vatican, and the Jewish Ghetto... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Amazing afternoon touring around Rome on a walking food tour. From 10 foot long pizzas to a chocolatier and candy shop- no one in our group was disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

For me a large part of traveling is getting an in-depth exposure to the history and culture of the country and city being visited. To accomplish this I have found using the services of a qualified guide to be the best answer. In Rome this month my wife and I used Context Rome for our visits to the Colosseum, Palatine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Jose Grave De Peralta hosted us on a marvelous tour of the Borghese Gallery. He did an amazing job helping us navigate a busy museum. With only five in our group, he was able to give us individual attention. I would highly recommend this tour with Jose. He was extremely knowledgeable and even brought additional materials for us to view.... More 

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