Joy of Rome

JoyFul Private, Customized,
and Tailored Tours of Rome

Please note… Due to covid-19 safety measures, all the tours are eligible to changes of various types. We will promptly inform at the moment of the booking.

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FAMILY and KIDS Tour

vatican museum for kids joy of rome

from 150€ per family

Vatican Museums
for Kids!
 

colosseum for kids joy of rome

from 150€ per family

skip the line:
COLOSSEUM
FOR KIDS!

Pinocchio at Piazza Navona

from 150€ per family

a family-friendly tour in the city centre

Joyful ANCIENT ROME Tours

Colosseum photo by Nick Fewings Unsplash

from 160€  per tour

skip the line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine

skip the line colosseum roman forum pantheon joy of rome

from 200€ per tour

skip the line: Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon

Caracalla Baths Walking Tour

from 140 per tour

The Baths of Caracalla Tour

Joyful VATICAN Tours

St Peter s dome and columnade Vatican guided Tour Joy of Rome

from 150€ per tour

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour
classic

The magnificent St Peter's Basilica and its Square photo by Gabriella Clare Marino Unsplash

from 150€ per tour

The magnificent
St. PETER’S BASILICA
and its Square

Vatican Museums Tour on Friday night

from 160€ per tour

Vatican Museums special Tour
friday night

Joyful CITY WALKS “ticket free”

The Entombment of Christ-Caravaggio (c.1602-3)Caravaggio walking Tour Joy of Rome

from 45€ per person

On the trail
of Caravaggio

Liquen El divenir Street Art Tour Joy of Rome

from 140€ per tour

Street Art
in Rome Tour

The Four Rivers Fountain, Bernini tour by joy of rome

for 150€ per tour

The Artist of the Popes: BERNINI

Res Gestae Augustus on the Ara Pacis Caesar and August Tour Joy of Rome

from 45€ per person

JULIUS CAESAR and AUGUSTUS Tour

Aqueduct Park of Rome Walking Tour

from 130€ per tour

The PARK
of the AQUEDUCTS

jewish ghetto guided tour joy of rome

from 140€ per tour

JEWISH GHETTO
walking Tour

Joyful MUSEUMS & GALLERIES Tours

bernini self portraits borghese gallery tour

upon request

Borghese Gallery
with an
Art Historian

Romolus and Remos drinking milk from the shewolf capitoline museums joy of rome

upon request

Capitoline Museums
with an
Archaeologist

lodge of psiche fresco by raphael villa farnesina joy of rome

upon request

Trastevere-Villa Farnesina: raphael frescos

FOOD and others Tours

Rome Food Experience photo by Gabriella Clare Marino on Unsplash

tailored upon request

rome food
experience
tour

Hadrian's Villa photo by Mollie Moran, Unsplash

upon request

The Beauty of TIVOLI: HADRIAN’S VILLA & VILLA D’ESTE

Ancient Ostia, photo by neufal54, Pixabay

upon request

OSTIA ANTICA: The ANCIENT HARBOR
of ROME

VIRTUAL Rome

A virtual tour it’s a wonderful way to spend time with friends and relatives everywhere in the world!​

Follow your guide live through the city streets and experience the thrill of traveling without moving.

ABOUT Joy

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TRIPADVISOR

  • star rating  Thanks to Francesca, our Colosseum tour was the highlight of our Rome trip. She kept our young boys (6 and 8) engaged and focused. The Colosseum is a huge place... read more

    jtcraze
    June 2, 2022

    star rating  Francesca was extremely knowledgeable. She has great enthusiasm for the art, artists, the gallery and helping us learn. She answered our questions and welcomed them. It deepened... read more

    KAQComo
    May 29, 2022

    star rating  We had a private Vatican Tour on a Friday night with Serena. It was incredible! Serena was so engaging and knowledgeable. Her enthusiasm was contagious. ... read more

    bhamwanative
    May 20, 2022
  • star rating  Joy of Rome is a sheer delight! We went on 4 tours with them and all were supremely fantastic! The wonderful Serena took us on The Highlights of Rome walking... read more

    J8066MYricharde
    May 10, 2022

    star rating  Arianna opened our eyes to marvels that we would have never known without her guiding us through this extraordinary museum. We loved her enthusiasm, knowledge and great ability to... read more

    Travel404746
    May 9, 2022

    star rating  I would highly recommend Joy of Rome. The whole experience from booking the tickets by email to being guided to the meeting point to the tour itself was faultless.
    I... read more

    elisabethpW177GN
    April 10, 2022
  • star rating  the thing i liked the most about the tour was that Grace our tour guide was an expert in the field and showed how professional she was by her excellent... read more

    Carlaandstelios
    March 14, 2022

    star rating  We were looking for an engaging, informative tour of the Colosseum for our kids (and us!) and Serena was the perfect solution. She brought the experience to life through storytelling... read more

    P7605RV
    February 20, 2022

    star rating  SUPERLY AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEIR TOURS!!!
    We followed 2 tours (becoz 1 is definitely not enough), separately with Serena for Caravaggio theme and Massimo for Dark Ladies theme. To say... read more

    qcai26
    February 4, 2022
  • star rating  We had a truly wonderful tour of the Colosseum with Serena. It was the perfect length, with just the right amount of content and fun for our 7 and... read more

    susangY8096VB
    January 2, 2022

    star rating  We absolutely loved our Caravaggio tour with Serena. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about art history and,more specifically, this intriguing and enigmatic artist. We visited three churches over a... read more

    KatherineD364
    November 12, 2021

    star rating  Our amazing tour guide was Francesca. Her ability to articulate what we were seeing and why it was important kept us two adults, two teens, and 10 year old... read more

    brittanybE4477IH
    October 29, 2021
  • star rating  Another amazing tour from Joy of Rome. Francesca managed to entertain all of us - me, 2 children (9 and 12) and two students, with a wide variety of knowledge... read more

    13phillipab
    October 21, 2021

    star rating  Our family of four, with two girls ages 13 and 11, enjoyed a wonderful tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with Francesca last week. Francesca was terrific--she... read more

    208peterv
    October 18, 2021

    star rating  The intimacy of having a one-on-one guide, Emma, for both the Vatican and the Colosseum was second to none. I highly recommend this tour company and if at all possible... read more

    richradil
    October 14, 2021
  • star rating  Francesca’s knowledge of art history and her charming and warm personality are a winning combination.

    Y4500ESveronicab
    October 3, 2021

    star rating  Francesca was an amazing tour guide for our family with kids ages 10, 10, 6. She kept them engaged the whole time, explained the historically significant aspects of the... read more

    Wheedler123
    June 9, 2021

    star rating  We visited with our three boys, ages 12, 9, 7. Grace was amazing! She had so many interesting details to share with us. Grace is energetic, kind, incredibly knowledgeable... read more

    814ingridy
    June 2, 2021
  • star rating  Amazing tour hosted by Francesca. Kids thoroughly enjoyed all parts of the Colosseum. Francesca was so engaging with the kids, made it fun and adapted to what they wanted to... read more

    NatalieYNZ
    May 29, 2021

    star rating  We did the Vatican tour and the Colosseum tour with Francesca! She was amazing with our two boys aged 9 and 12. They both said her tours were their favorite... read more

    B2984KEheatherm
    November 14, 2020

    star rating  My friend and I did Francesca's tour together; it was a wonderful experience!
    Even though we both have been to Rome several times, we had never seen
    these smaller... read more

    359shellieb
    October 18, 2020
  • star rating  We had a fantastic Colosseum tour with Francesca today! She was very knowledgeable and our children (ages 5, 7, and 10) were completely engaged. She adapted well to their interests... read more

    plaamaK
    September 26, 2020

    star rating  Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant!

    Never have I been on a virtual art tour and my sense of Google Earth is limited.

    There are THREE Caravaggio paintings that I am... read more

    2Serenity
    September 20, 2020

    star rating  Francesca gave an insightful virtual tour of the Caravaggio painting in Rome. I felt like i was in Rome walking the street. Francesca was awesome.

    Gus P
    June 11, 2020
  • star rating  I have enjoyed all of the online classes/tours from Joy of Rome so much. They are inspiring and fun and informative and I especially love all the great stories of... read more

    Debra R
    May 31, 2020

    star rating  I have been so sad regarding our cancelled trip to Europe in July. Joy of Rome is now offering virtual tours via zoom that felt like we were... read more

    Lori B
    May 3, 2020

    star rating  Last November I had the the experience of a life time touring Rome with this outstanding company. I toured the Caracalla Baths, Colosseum, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and the Villa... read more

    39EFP
    March 23, 2020
  • star rating  My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Joy of Rome tours. They provided 3 of our tours while in Europe and they were the best tours of our... read more

    Bsmadd01
    March 19, 2020

    star rating  We first toured with Joy of Rome 5 years ago and enjoyed being with Francesca so much that we toured again 3 years ago and then again last May. ... read more

    DavidHTX
    March 15, 2020

MEDIA

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green&
susteinable

Can a guided tour in one of the most famous cities of the world be green and sustainable? The answer is YES! And we wil explain why and how:

Can you reduce the impact on the enviroment with a guided tour?
How: Easy! by walking! It’s healthy for you, for us and for the city.
Why: Rome City Center is an UNESCO world heritage site, it is worth to walk, history and art are all around.

Can you do something that can be sustainable for this City??
How: Stay away from the madding crowd! You can experience Rome at its best without being an element of overtoursim. Discover something different from the overcrowded venues.
Why: Masterpieces of Michelangelo, Raphael and Caravaggio and Roman Ruins are everywhere around the city. Rome is full of underdiscoreved gems. You will support small venues, and small business!

Can you experience a Roman style in sustainable way?
How: Go local for food, for drinking, for shopping. Even in the city center you can find real local food, local markets, local artisans.
Why: You can support the local food system even in an urban context, boosting local employment and preserving biodiversity. Shortening food supply chains is possible.

Can you get integrated in the Roman life?
How: Come with us to the neighbourhoods! See the ordinary and real way of living and get in touch with neighbourhood street art.
Why: You can change perspective and see the everyday life of a twentyfirst century city. You can see how ordinary life can be extraordinary!