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Address: Via Santa Maria Maggiore 145 | Int 14, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 9672 7371
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Description: Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. Context's...
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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Excellent Vatican tour

My husband, teenage daughter and I took the Arte Vaticana tour. The group was very small -- just us and one other couple -- and our guide steered us expertly around the crowds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband, teenage daughter and I took the Arte Vaticana tour. The group was very small -- just us and one other couple -- and our guide steered us expertly around the crowds while delivering a fascinating lecture on art, architecture and history, full of interesting details and very accessible to our 14 year old. There was no wait to... More 

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We booked a three hour tour with Context to give us some introduction to the ancient history of Rome. Our tour guide, Margherita, was excellent, guided us around the site well, and had a wealth of information – both about what we could see and about the historical background. After the Colosseum, we visited the Forum, and again, it was... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We recently had the pleasure to take Context Travel's Arte Vaticana tour, a four-hour walk through the Vatican which was rich with history. Our tour guide, Alessandra, who is also an impressive art historian, took us through an in-depth look at the Vatican and relayed the history of the city without us having significant previous knowledge of the Vatican. Alessandra... More 

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Boxford, Massachusetts, United States
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32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is the third Context tour I've taken in three different cities -- one each in Paris, New York and now Rome -- and once again, it didn't disappoint. Our docent, Lauren, was delightful and really knew her stuff: she's working on a book about Caravaggio and generously shared her new scholarly insights with us. Of course, the paintings were... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was a family trip with myself (41), my daughter (14) and my mother (69). Our guide, Alessandra Poli was fantastic! She was full of interesting facts and information. It was also nice to have someone who was able to navigate us through the Vatican around the large tour groups that were everywhere. She was truly a treasure to find... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We booked a family tour of the Vatican because we had a 7 year old in our group- along with 3 adults. We really had a great experience with Context. Our guide- Alessandra- was incredibly knowledgeable - she grew up in Rome and is an art history expert. So she had great stories to tell us. She did a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My daughter (age 26) and I booked a tour of the Vatican (museum and St. Peter's) during our trip to Rome. There was one other person on the tour, so our guide, Gregory, was able to tailor his comments to our interests. He was not only knowledgeable, but a great storyteller, enabling us through his anecdotes to link features of... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We do not usually do tours. As a matter of a fact, the day before we had gone on a tour of the Colosseum (with a different company, not Context) and ended up sneaking away because we were so bored. Further, the group of us (2 adults, an 11 year old and 14 year old) have very different levels of... More 

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New York, NY
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

we had the four hour of the Vatican and Agnes was our brilliant guide. we received her impressive bio the day before the tour which was a nice touch. Agnes met us promptly at the designated spot and whisked us right in. She was incredibly knowledgeable on many subjects and was able to tie in many subjects and comparisons to... More 

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Venezia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Agnes delivered an excellent walk on the sculptures at the Centrale Montemartini. The presentation was clear, informative, and erudite, delivered with a sense of humour and displayed a formidable depth of knowledge. The chronological exposition, so rare to be able to do in Rome, created a lucid narrative that facilitated a greater comprehension of the ancient Roman world. As a... More 

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Monti
Monti is Rome’s rebel yell. This neighborhood just west of Termini train station mixes grit with fun as it continues to fight for its reputation as a magnet for the artsy, alternative, and hipster. Every season, quirky boutiques and food spots sprout up on its cobblestone streets. The neighborhood supports unique and homegrown businesses that cater to its longtime residents as well as hipsters on the hunt. Hang out at Piazza della Madonna dei Monti anytime after lunch and you'll always find something going on.