Your Own Italy Private Tours

If you’re going to be in Rome, Florence, or Venice and find yourself with some free time, take a Your Own Italy walking tour and make the most of your stay! Our tours cover a wide range of interests, last 3-4 hours, including skip-the-line tickets and are led by English-speaking private guides, experts in their fields and regions. And should you not be tempted by anything on the list below, tell us what you would like to see! We’ll develop a custom tour to fit your exact specifications in no time at all.

Art and Museum Tours

Bird's eye view of St. Peter's Square in Rome

Your guide and driver will pick you up at your accommodations and accompany you on a tour to visit the three great patriarchal basilicas of Rome. The Basilica of St. John Lateran, the oldest and most important, has been set aside for use by the Pope as his own parish. The famous church is topped with impressive statues along the outer face and full of beauty inside. The main walls are covered in beautiful frescos from the Renaissance age and the main nave, restored four centuries ago, will...

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Michelangelo's La Pieta showing Mary holding Jesus' dead body

Your guide will pick you up at your accommodations for a delightful tour to discover the Eternal City in the footsteps of Michelangelo the painter, the sculptor, and the architect. Your guide will explain the history and context of his art as well as anecdotes about his life. The tour begins at Porta Pia, a gate to Rome that was one of the genius's last works. The second destination, the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, is a masterful architectural reorganization of an ancient bathhouse...

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Looking up at the Sistine Chapel in Rome

Your guide will pick you up at your accommodations and accompany you to the Vatican for this enchanting stroll through the galleries of The Vatican Museums after dark! On select Friday evenings you can enjoy ancient sculptures, iconic paintings, and centuries of history brought to life by your private guide, and in the former palaces of the Pope you'll have the opportunity to view sculptures from antiquity that inspired Michelangelo almost 2,000 years later. You'll view the fantastic frescoes...

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Detail of multiple figures at the fountain in Piazza Navona, Rome

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel for a delightful tour exploring Baroque Rome through the life and work of architect and sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini, a man who helped reshape the city in the 1600s. Beginning in Rome’s central historical district and the seat of the Italian government, you will visit San Lorenzo in Lucina and Sant’Andrea delle Fratte churches, where Bernini and his rival Borromini lived while in Rome. At the Piazza Barberini you will see Bernini’s Fontana del Tritone,...

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Detail of face on plaster decoration at Roman Villa

Your guide will pick you up at your accommodations and accompany you on a walk that will take you to two illustrious Roman noble residences: the Villa Farnesina and the Palazzo Spada. The Villa Farnesina is considered one of the noblest and most harmonious creations of Italian Renaissance. Designed by Baldassare Peruzzi and frescoed by Raphael, and Peruzzi himself, it is located in the Trastevere ("across the Tiber") neighborhood, an area of wonderful small restaurants, workshops, and side...

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Face of Medusa with open mouth by Caravaggio

Your guide will pick you up at your accommodations for a spectacular exploration of Baroque Rome through the life and art of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, a painter whose work basically defines the Baroque era. Beginning in the iconic Piazza del Popolo, you will visit the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, which, in addition to housing Caravaggio’s “Conversion of Saint Paul” and “Crucifixion of St. Peter,” houses the spectacular Chigi chapel, designed by Raphael and embellished by Bernini...

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