: partnership of guides
Itertours started after a dinner with friends one pleasant Roman evening. As full blooded Romans we realized that most of our clients had a growing curiosity of not only our beautiful historical heritage but also the desire to understand fully the Roman lifestyle.
We not only feel proud to show clients our beautiful heritage but also take that extra step to make you feel a little bit more “Roman” after your visit.
We have been appraised for our storytelling abilities and promise to tell you tales and folklore stories that you will find no where else. We’ll give you a tour that is complete and elevates your experience of the Eternal City.
The Itertours team is composed of perfectly bilingual guides, each with several years of experience. We began as (and continues to be) a group of friends that share a similar past. English-Italian bilinguals, born in English-speaking countries but raised as full-blooded Romans.
Some good reasons
Gregory OFun, informative, and professional.
Can’t say enough good things about our experience. Mike was punctual, personable and exuded a tremendous passion for everything covered. I did the Food and Catacombs tour; both offered unique insight to aspects of Roman culture modern and ancient. and I got the distinct impression of touching only the top layers of detail Mike could have gone into.
I would highly recommend any of the Itertours offerings, especially for those who prefer to avoid tourist traps but still capture the local flavor. You’re sure to have a great time, great experience and great history lesson all rolled into one.
Carla MCriminal tour Roma …amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
I bring to Rome English friends and we wanted to try something new! We booked the CRIMINAL TOUR with Iter TOURS and we discovered a dark and twisted Rome !!!!! Michael was an amazing guide that made us admire Rome from a different point of view! He is really ecletic, able to shift from a topic to another easily, with the competence to answer to all our questions!
pwyliecoyoteWent out of their way for us
Rome is outstanding on its own, but Iter Tours really brought it to life for us. My wife and I spent the first few days of our visit wandering on our own, and that was wonderful. It wasn’t until we were joined by Iter Tours that I really saw how much we were missing! There is history everywhere in Rome, and Mike was able to connect us with it without making us feel dragged around on a boring tour. Iter Tours designed experiences just for us, making sure they included our requests and also suggesting things we wouldn’t have thought of on our own.
Our guide, Mike, is incredibly knowledgable about Rome and broader Italian history/culture. You can tell he loves it! Also, his english is excellent, which was a nice bonus.
Some of the best meals we had were with Iter Tours, because they know all the little, authentic spots that would have been hard for us to find. I particularly recommend visiting Ostia Antica with them! It is beautiful and amazingly preserved, and is closer and less crowded than Pompeii. So glad Mike recommended it, because it was one of the highlights of our time in Italy!
BaytotheboroughCatacombs tour was awesome!
A friend referred me to Itertours, and recommended that if I wanted to explore something off the regular tourist beaten path, that I should check out the catacombs tour. My family was not disappointed! It was beyond fascinating visiting these holy catacombs and seeing how people were laid to rest throughout the history of Rome. This tour is definitely not for people who would be uncomfortable seeing human bones! Visiting the Capuchin Crypt, which are constructed almost entirely out of human bones, was amazing and something that I will never forget. Micheal was our tour guide, and he was very enthusiastic and knowledgable about every site we visited. I would highly recommend Itertours and Micheal!
TheBrooklynitesRome’s Colosseum & Dusk
My wife and I visited Rome last month and booked 2 tours with Itertours: the Colosseum & Forum and the Dusk Walking tour. We promptly received an answer saying that we would have Michele as our guide. When we met him we were surprised to find out that he’s perfectly bilingual! Comprehension was easy from the get go which was a relief since we had some slight difficulties understanding our guide in Venice. Michele led us through the ruins having us avoid the large crowds as he used an Ipad to show us visuals of the sites as they appeared in ancient times. I’m quite a history buff and have to admit I loaded him with endless questions which Michele answered thoroughly with ease. My wife and I also enjoyed the personal insights he added about contemporary Rome. The next day we strolled through “downtown” Rome and we’re shown the beautiful Spanish steps, Trevi fountain and Pantheon. By this point we had made a new friend with Michele. His expertise is impressive and we were never bored. We definitely hope to visit Rome again soon and take advantage of the other tours Itertours has to offer. We highly recommend Itertours and especially Michele, money well spent!
MakunaKumaUnique tour and excellent guide
I’ve been to Rome before and I’ve seen the most famous attractions so this time I wanted to do something different. I stumbled across criminal tour of Rome and immediately was intrigued. Mike our guide with his tablet brought us and showed us the locations where the rich and famous were killed, kidnapped, betrayed etc.
I never would have known all these crimes if it wasn’t for this unique tour. On the plus side Mike is bilingual so listening to him was a real pleasure. There’s a lot of walking but everything was perfectly paced as there was a 10mins rest for a bathroom/coffee break. I highly recommend this tour and Mike to everyone, it’s well worth the money!
Steven CVery fun & informative tour of the Colosseum & Forum
My wife & I booked Itertour’s Colosseum/Forum tour while we were in Rome for our 10th anniversary. Michael got us in ahead of the crowds and gave us a wonderful private tour. His knowledge of the structures and history can’t be denied — he really was treasure trove of interesting facts and historical perspectives.
Having a private tour was fantastic, as we got to ask all of the questions that occurred to us. Much of the day became more of a conversation between the three of us, rather than a pre-set lecture of just the facts. Michael went with the flow and gave us the tour that we wanted to have. He is completely bilingual, so there was no problems understanding him, and he clearly loves Roman history, which made the experience rich for all of us. And he’s a terrifically nice guy, which goes a long way! He never once looked at his watch, but gave us more than the time he had said he would. We wish we’d have had time to take another of his tours!
tiffanysalehExcellent, individualized tours!
Iter Tours was a wonderful experience from the first moment. Mike Henry is an incredibly thoughtful guide, making sure to craft an experience that will be meaningful to YOU. He has special tours and recommendations, which are all really great, but I felt cared for in crafting the type of Rome experience my husband and I wanted. He also knows his stuff, lacing history, architecture, art, and more into our tours so they felt more like conversations with a friend than a formal tour! Very very fun.
Recommendations: honestly, everything. We deeply enjoyed the food tour, because it combined with a walk through the city and history of food/city sections thrown in. I also really appreciated enjoying the Colosseum with Mike- he added so much to my experience in that astounding place.
Though this was a honeymoon trip and so a couple experience, I think Iter Tours would be great with families and kids, as well. They are a lot of fun.
For what it is worth, I work at a museum and my job is training tour guides. I can say with some authority that Iter Tours offers excellent tours. Highly recommend!
Jessica MAmazing Ostia Antica tourz/strong>
My family and I (12 yr old girl, 14 yr old boy, 2 adults) were lucky enough to tour Ostia Antica with Mike. He was by far the best tour guide we had throughout our Rome visit. He was engaging, knowledgeable, and personable. We learned so much & had a great time too. My husband and I loved the tour, and he did an amazing job relating to the kids too. They were comfortable with him & asked him a lot of questions, which is saying something for our teenagers… If we found Mike on our first tour, we would have booked him for all our tours, as he is a local who knows all the history as well as all the places to go in Rome. Thanks Mike, for a great experience. We will definitely look you up on our return!