My wife and I met up with some friends in Rome before driving to Tuscany. We only had two days in Rome, my wife had never been there, and we wanted to make the most of our time, so we booked Suzanne with Bella Roma Tours to take us through Vatican City, St. Peter's, and ancient Rome. Best travel decision we've ever made!!! Suzanne provided context for what we were seeing, what it meant, why it was important, who the players were, and even backstories on what the public is not allowed to see and why!!! Suzanne brought Rome to life!!!
This is no small thing. I'm a history buff, especially religious history, and I've been to Rome before. But, like all tourists, I run through the buildings, museums, artwork, etc. with precious little understanding of exactly what I'm seeing and where it fits into the larger historical, political, cultural, religious context. Suzanne provided all of this and really made what we saw meaningful and awe inspiring. She even took us into the belly of St. Clemente, where we walked back through time (literally, down through time) from a 12th century basilica built atop a 4th century basilica built atop a Mythraic shrine!!! This blew my mind and made the mystery of Rome deeper and more fantastic than all of my reading ever could.
Thank you, Suzanne!!! Why reduce Rome to a postcard? Understand what you're seeing. Once you do, you'll regret you never had someone like Suzanne escorting your every international adventure. Ciao!
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