Joy of Rome

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JOY of Rome: ci presentiamo



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francesca pagliaro joy of rome


storica dell'arte

Ciao, sono Francesca e lavoro come guida turistica da nove anni. Ho studiato storia dell’arte, il mio pittore preferito è Piero della Francesca, i miei tour preferiti sono quello della Galleria Borghese e della street art a Tor Pignattara. Adoro bere il té con i biscotti (non ditelo a mia madre però! Da napoletana doc si offende sempre che io non sia una grande fan del caffè!) e fare lunghe passeggiate. Mi piace tantissimo lavorare con bambini e famiglie ed è soprattutto per questo che ho fondato Joy of Rome. Quando non lavoro come guida, curo mostre e dirigo progetti soprattutto dedicati all’arte urbana. Vi aspetto a Roma! Ci divertiremo tantissimo!

angelica puja joy of rome



My name is Angelica, I was born and bred in Rome, grown up surrounded by its beauty. So in love with my city that I started studying it… I graduated first in Archaeology and then in ancient art conservation and I kept on studying and completed a PhD in ancient history. I am a licensed tour guide (this among other things is a guarantee of quality), I started working as a tour guide 18 years ago, for other companies and, the more I observed others, the more I started thinking the way I wanted to do it!

I realize how much love my work every time I see the enthusiasm in your eyes and every time this happens I realize I did it right. I love my city and I want you to fall in love with it the same way i did.
I don’t want to impose what I like I want to give you the opportunity to enjoy my city your way. I am happy to offer my expertise and skills, knowledge and passion to get the best out of your time here. I will love to help you in finding your personal unique way to enjoy this extraordinary time of your life.
The Eternal City is an endless surprise, full of secrets and history, hidden under its breathtaking beauty, its unwritten rules, its hectic rhythm! I’d love to transport you through its millenary history, sure that you will find out that learning has never been so pleasant!
I can’t wait to show you how joyful and how much fun it will be to discover it.

alessandra joy of rome


tour leader

Accompagnatrice turistica, da anni si dedica alla gestione di soluzioni logistiche e operative incoming... e alla selezione della migliore amatriciana di Roma.

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francesca di marzo joy of rome


art historian & art educator

Ciao! I’m Francesca (yes, another one…that’s a pretty common name in Italy!) and I’m proud to be a 100% roman girl. I’m an Art historian and Art educator, my dissertation was about the Divine painter: Raphael! I enjoy guiding families with kids exploring the Eternal city. I’m -of course- a licensed tour guide, which means that I have studied a bit to conquer the qualification 😉

My city is my first love and I’m still in love with it, I still enjoy exploring all the tiny roads downtown, eating a truly roman gelato, walking around with my friends during a summer evening.
But above all, what I love of my city are the surprising lights shed over the roofs during the sunset, Rome is lighted by a unique pink light (or blue, orange, red) leaving us simply breathless!
Follow me and we will learn together about the everyday life of the ancient Rome or what the Pope told to Michelangelo when he admired, for the very first time, the Sistine Chapel just been completed.
If you are looking for a passionate, smiling, genuine tour guide, here I am!
… And don’t forget, all the roads lead to Rome, so come on…enjoy all this with me!

maria grazia barbieri joy of rome

Maria Grazia

art historian

Hi. My name is Maria Grazia, but if you think that it is too long to remember, then call me “Grace”, as all of my friends do! I was born in Rome and probably I fell in love with my city the day I opened my eyes. I’ve studied art history and after the graduation I started working as a researcher but… something was missing! My city was calling me! The treasure hiding in the amazing light of Rome was asking me to get out of a library, where I used to spend all day, and find a way to share my love for my city with other people.

I love to travel myself and I’ve been guided by a lot of people, but something was missing.  The fondness, the love and the enthusiasm for what they were doing. So I’ve decided to become a guide and it was not easy at all! I studied every corner of Rome. The history behind the stones and the story behind the names. Furthermore, the more I studied the more I understood that Rome has so much to show and it is just waiting to be discovered and experienced. As a qualified and enthusiastic guide of Rome, a passionate naturally blonde, an authentic local, let me help you in creating the best memories out or your visit. Tell me what you like and I’m sure we will find in Rome, something you’ll love! We will take pictures, we will shoot videos, but above all remember that our eyes are the best camera we have, our brain is the best computer ever and our heart is were all our emotion will be stored forever… let’s enjoy memorable moments together!!

arianna joy of rome


art historian

I bambini la adorano, gli adulti non la vogliono mai lasciare andare: Arianna racconta Roma alle famiglie da dieci anni ma... Non ve la cederemo mai! 🙂

… e questa è la squadra Joy of Rome!

silvia monti joy of rome


L'energia è il suo segreto! Silvia è un'archeologa brillante e divertente che vi farà sentire a casa ovunque sarete!

rossella joy of rome


La sua personalità, l'incredibile preparazione e l'inconfondibile sorriso la rendono una delle più appassionate guide di Roma. é una story teller nata! Pronti?

michele joy of rome


L'incarnazione perfetta della guida JOY: preparato, con una personalità unica ma, soprattutto, un'incredibile essere umano. Pronti per un viaggio indimenticabile con lui?

stefania faro joy of rome


Di Roma conosce letteralmente TUTTO! Se siete molto curiosi e avete tempo da dedicare alla scoperta della città, non vorrete più lasciarla andare!

valeria paolini joy of rome


Humor, pazienza e conoscenza. Valeria è una super guida che sa esattamente dove e come trovare quello di cui avete bisogno: provare per credere.

ilaria joy of rome


Imaginate una dottoressa in storia dell'arte + guida turistica + curatore + ballerina professionale e avrete la ricetta di Ilaria... Pronti per lo spettacolo?

salvatore joy of rome


Musicista, storico, guida autorizzata con una tale conoscenza della città che potrebbe portarvi dappertutto. Provate a fargli una domanda su Roma a cui non saprà rispondere e avrete un tour gratis!

marta joy of rome


Quando un tour con lei sarà alla fine vi sembrerà di aver appena iniziato e vorrete soltanto ricominciare.

nicole joy of rome


Dolcezza e passione mescolate alla perfezione. Dottoressa in archeologia con un talento per spiegare cose complicatissime in un modo così chiaro che vi aprirà il mondo antico!