Dino Margiotta Private tour guide in Rome - Italy

Dino Margiotta

Guide profile:

Hi! My name is Dino, a Roman born-and-bred, over 10 years experienced and qualified Tourist Guide, graduated "cum laude" in Arts, Ph. D in History from the main University of Rome and member of the Rome's Guide's Association.

I have a deep knowledge of my wondeful city cause of my studies and my academic research (I've spent some years working on documents in the Vatican Secret Archive) and I deal both with private tours for individuals, families or small groups as well.

I know what is the key to having a good time in a foreign country and how to give you, with charme and knowledge, the insider's perspective of this wonderful city, I know that there is nothing like a local touch on every touristic visits.

I've collaborated with National Broadcast Television and Radio (i. e. Italy, Brasil and Taiwan), even with the popular US TV program "Vacation Creation" (2016)

ABOUT MY TOURS: Please make be sure to EMAIL BEFORE booking to check availability!

For the "CRUISE visitors" I've arranged a "VIP treatment", a special shore excursion including my services as a certified tourist guide and a luxury van with a professional driver (pick up and drop off at your ship).


- to make you in contact with the enchanting beauty of this wonderful city so that you'll have fond memories of the Eternal City!

- to make your trip a joyous, memorable and unforgettable experience.

Even If I'm a Ph. D my guided tours are not "historic conferences". I'm an knowledgeable, professional but also easy going, friendly and flexible guide and I believe that people during holidays also want to have fun, to discover new interesting things about the city, to enjoy a delicious and fabulous ice-cream, to taste an italian wine, the "amatriciana" or "carbonara", or to take the best italian coffee.

Do not forget you are in vacations, having fun is a must!

Don't' hesitate to contact me with your individual requirements to design your own perfect Rome tour! I would love, that when leaving Rome, you'll love the city and appreciate its wonders as much as I do.

To avoid disapointment book your tour NOW. I look forward to showing you ROME, or the Roman Countryside. With me, NO LINE! We can skip the line to Colosseum and Vatican Museums.

Ci vediamo a Roma ( See you in Rome!)

Your Tourist Guide,


Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Christine H.

Dino was the best tour guide we’ve ever had anywhere! Knowledgeable, charming and personal. His use of visual aids prepared us for what we would be seeing, bringing Rome’s history to life for us. Highly, highly recommend Dino!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Rome is an incredible concentration of beauty! You tell me which sights you want to visit and I'll plan a tour which takes in all of those and more, so that you see ROME with a roman's eyes.

- VATICAN PRIVATE TOUR (skip the line!)

- ANCIENT ROME PRIVATE TOUR (skip the line!)

- ROME SHORE EXCURSIONS for CRUISE passengers (9 hours) : transportation with a professional driver with luxury and air conditioned minivan (Mercedes van) that fits up to 6/7 passengers -pick up/drop off to your ship and availability for the entire day!

- TAILOR-MADE TOURS : I can accomodate private tours according to your wishes, interests, needs and time.








- VIP EXCURSION TO TIVOLI GARDENS with a luxury and air-conditionated Mercedes van with professional driver

- VIP EXCURSION TO "CASTELLI ROMANI" (WINE TASTING in a historic farmhouse in FRASCATI) with a luxury and air-conditionated Mercedes van with professional driver

Transportation by tour guide:

I'm not a driver; upon request I can hire a van and a private driver with minivan or call a cab for you.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

A TRUE ROMAN DAY: FULL-DAY WALKING TOUR (7 hours) Price Per Group 400.00 Euro
ANCIENT OSTIA -Archaeological Walking Private Tour Price Per Group 255.00 Euro
ANCIENT ROME (Basic Walking Tour - 3 hours) Price Per Group 190.00 Euro
ANCIENT ROME: THE ROME OF THE CAESARS (4,5 hours) Price Per Group 275.00 Euro
ROME 4 YOU:FULL-DAY TOUR (Cruise Visitors) 7 hours Price Per Group 350.00 Euro
THE HIDDEN ROME - OFF THE BEATEN PATH (4 hours) Price Per Group 255.00 Euro
UNDERGROUND ROME private tour (4 hours) Price Per Group 255.00 Euro
VATICAN TOUR (Basic Tour) - Skip the line! 3 hours Price Per Group 190.00 Euro
VATICAN TOUR (Deluxe tour) Skip the line! 4 hours Price Per Group 255.00 Euro
VATICAN TOUR BY NIGHT (3 hours) Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
VIP ROME BY NIGHT TOUR (3 hours) Price Per Group 400.00 Euro

Tour guide interests:

Art, Archaeology, History, Cooking, Travelling

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Christine H. 07 Sep 2018

Dino was the best tour guide we’ve ever had anywhere! Knowledgeable, charming and personal. His use of visual aids prepared us for what we would be seeing, bringing Rome’s history to life for us. Highly, highly recommend Dino!

5 stars Laura L. 22 Jul 2018

The Ancient Rome tour with Dino was fantastic. Dino was extremely engaging and kept my family of 5 completely interested the entire 4 hours. Dino does an amazing job transporting you back to ancient times. He uses visual aids, including his tablet, to help you envision the ancient sites in their glory. I highly recommend Dino for tours in Rome.

5 stars CANDY P. 09 Apr 2018

We loved our tour of Rome & Vatican City under the direction of our guide, Dino Margiotta. Dino was always very prompt, accommodating and courteous. His knowledge of Rome, the ruins, the sights, etc. was incredible. Dino came prepared with an IPad to show us detailed diagrams of what the ruins looked like during the time of their construction and use. He skirted us through massive crowds at the Vatican so that every second of our time was maximized. He was an outstanding guide.

5 stars jill M. 17 Jan 2018

Dino Margiotta is an exceptional and knowledgeable guide. He took care of all our needs on our trip to Rome. Dino took us on two private tours...one to the Colosseum and the other was to the Vatican City. Be sure and book this wonderful guide on your trip to Rome! You will learn so much!

5 stars jill M. 16 Jan 2018

Our guide Dino Margiotta was excellent. We had two private tours with him and he was a walking memory bank! Dino far exceeded our exceptions in all ways. Both my husband and I would definitely recommend him for your tours to Rome.

5 stars Karen E. 02 Aug 2017

Dino was the perfect tour guide for Rome! His knowledge of Roman history and ability to negotiate the summer crowds greatly enhanced our experience. Dino also arranged for a wonderful driver to meet us at and timely return us to our cruise ship in Civitavecchia. Grazie, Dino!

5 stars Cathy M. 24 May 2017

5 stars Walter T. 02 Mar 2017

Dino was great! Had a lot of information and enjoyed his use of his ipad to show pictures of what things looked like before and after. He had answers for all of our questions. Very knowledgeable. Nice guy.

5 stars Greg L. 07 Nov 2016

My wife and I had never hired a private guide before but the experience was everything we were hoping for. Dino was incredibly knowledgeable about all eras of Rome's history and explained everything in an entertaining and easy to understand way. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

Thanks for a great day, Dino!

Greg & Lisa

5 stars Jayne Z. 23 Sep 2016

Our Vatican by night tour with Dino was wonderful. He tailor made it to exactly what we wanted to see and it will be a memory for a lifetime. I couldn’t recommend him more.

Thanks from the Roamin Sisters!

5 stars Christopher B. 28 May 2016

Dino was far and away the best tour guide we had in Italy. He's an enthusiastic and extremely knowledgable guide who makes his tours both informative and entertaining. If you are booking a guide in Rome you cannot do better.

5 stars ivana D. 21 Feb 2016

persona preparata, disponibile e simpatico.Ha coinvolto 11 donne dai 17 ai 75 anni per più di tre ore divagando con qualche piccola curiosità e annedoto. Apprezzato da tutte il modo di spiegare presentando la Roma attuale e quella di un tempo. Paziente e disponibile ha sforato anche il tempo concordato, senza alcuna pretesa. Consigliatissimo e la spesa vale davvero. Servizio Viator ineccepibile

5 stars Emma M. 12 Feb 2016

Dino was brilliant. We booked him for four hours to do the highlights of the Vatican and the Forum. Dino is so knowledgeable about his subject that he can give you all the historical information you could possibly need but also knows little curiosities about pieces and historical events that really brings the subjects to life. I would never do another tour without a guide again after this and would only recommend Dino if you are going to Rome.

5 stars Mariam M. 05 Dec 2015

We had the most wonderful tour in Rome with Dino. He is extremely knowledgeable in Rome’s history. He was very well prepared and organized. We were so absorbed with his interesting explanations for each site we visited (including anecdotes about the various incidents and persons of those old times!), that we did not want the tour to ever end! One of the most interesting sites Dino took us to was the Castel Sant’Angelo which was absolutely amazing! Dino is a true ambassador of Roman history!

5 stars Jennifer H. 10 Aug 2015

Our family of 4 had a wonderful experience with Dino as our guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and well-prepared. Highly recommend!

5 stars Jennifer H. 08 Aug 2015

Our family of 4 had an incredible tour with Dino. He is extremely thorough and well-prepared. Touring with him was the perfect way to understand Ancient Rome's rich history.

5 stars Eleonora B. 10 Jun 2015

Dino provides a superb tour of Roma! I learned so much and even my husband, who is well versed in Roman Empire history, learned new facts. Prior to each site, he prepared us with visual aids - electronic and paper, along with a understandable synopsis of what we would experience. Dino made the Roman Empire come to life in an anecdotal and understandable manner. His energy, excitement, and love for the eternal city is contagious! Grazie mille!

5 stars Sandra D. 29 Apr 2015

Our recent tour of Rome with Dino was excellent. He gave us great detail ,and we felt as though we were reliving the glory days of ancient Rome!! He is also very considerate and takes into consideration your own travel needs. I highly recommend Dino as he is very informative, organized, and engaging throughout his tour. Sandra from Sugarland, Texas

5 stars Madeline S. 01 Apr 2015

extremely knowledgable and personable.. had a wonderful, informative 3 hour tour of hidden rome.. wil definitely book again when in Rome. Grazie tanti Dino ,for a wonderful tour!!!

5 stars Don P. 12 Dec 2014

Dino was absolutely perfect. He knows everything about Rome. We took a full day tour, and Dino knew where we should be, when we should be there, and what we needed to see for our first trip. We started at the Vatican, and by the time we would have figured out what line to stand in for tickets, we were already on our way through the museums. There is so much to see and so little time that a guide is invaluable.

He is worth every penny and then some. VERY Highly Recommended!

5 stars Rachel S. 27 Sep 2014

If you ever go to Rome then you will miss nothing with this superb guide. How many wonderful things can we say about him! Dino is the consummate host to his beautiful city, and our tour of the Vatican was an unforgettable experience for all of us. Our driver Andrea was also superb. They both went above and beyond to make our stay in Rome a fabulous learning experience and the adventure of a lifetime. We cannot recommend him highly enough and would give him more than five stars if we could.

5 stars Rachel S. 26 Sep 2014

If you ever go to Rome then you will miss nothing with this superb guide. Dino is the consummate host to his beautiful city, and our tour of the Colosseum, the Forum, Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and the lesser known but equally fascinating facets of Rome were fantastic. Our driver Andrea was also superb. Both went above and beyond to make our stay in Rome a wonderful learning experience and adventure. It was the highlight of our trip. We would give him more than five stars if we could!

5 stars Sara J. D. 21 Jul 2014

Dino was absolutely fabulous. He planned a great day and hired a wonderful driver. His explainations of what we were seeing was interesting. I feel fortunate he was available for us.

5 stars Jill O. 02 Jul 2014

Dino was a pleasure. We toured Rome with our 3 teenagers and he engaged them as well as us fantastically. His knowledge was vast but he was able to present history, architecture and art to us succinctly. Our brains were filled with information, our stomachs with great pizza and Gelatto and our feet very tired but all very happy. Thank you for a fantastic 3 days in Rome!

5 stars Helena P. 08 Mar 2014

Dino was a fantastic guide! His knowledge and passion for Rome was wonderful! He provided a private tour for my Husband and I of Ancient Rome. We learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We plan to go back and do a tour of the places connected to Ireland as Dino has ignited our interest! We would really recommend Dino as a guide - you won't regret it!

5 stars Jorma K. 06 Mar 2014

Dino guided my mom and I during our visit to the Vatican. He explained everything very well and kept us interested. He took the time to explain all the highlights and to take pictures. When we come back to Rome with the whole family, we will book hem again.

5 stars angela P. 31 Aug 2013

Dino was amazing... well planned two days together, very informative and tailored or tours to the areas we wanted to explore. In addition was able to make modifications quickly to changes in or needs once we arrived. Dino it was great to meet you and thank you for making our trip to Rome very special.

Terese, Brielle and Cole

5 stars Olivia F. 24 Jun 2013

Our family enjoyed the Rome 4 You full day tour. We were on a one-day shore excursion and needed to see as much of Rome as possible. Dino was an excellent guide who was as knowledgeable about the different sights of Rome as he was engaging and fun. He was very accomodating and ensured he addressed the needs of our 8-member family. Dino was thorough with historical details of places visited leaving enough time for gelato for the kids and time for rest for the seniors. Will definitely recommend.

5 stars JANELLE W. 07 Jun 2013

Dino was a fabulous guide! He picked my husband and I up at our hotel 3 days in a row. We chose the walking tours, which I highly recommend. Dino took us to all of the famous sites in Rome and to many off-the-beaten-path sites, including a fabulous lunch in the Jewish Ghetto and a beautiful rose garden only open one month out of the year. He is so knowledgeable about every aspect of Rome, I can't imagine all that we would have miss without his guidance. Can't wait to book him next time!

5 stars Deborah K. 12 Aug 2012

We spent several days with Dino Margiotta and had an absolutely wonderful time with him. He is not only extremely informative and interesting, he is also very engaging and gregarious. Our two children also really enjoyed touring with him, he did a fantastic job engaging them and keeping them interested. We highly recommend Dino Margiotta.

5 stars jane R. 23 Jun 2012

We booked Dino for our party of 9 for a tour of the vatican museums. He was great; very personable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable and meant we got so much more out of the tour. I'd use him again and recommend him highly.

5 stars Patricia H. 31 May 2012

5 stars Shereen T. 20 Apr 2012

Dino was incredibly organized, efficient & flexible prior to & during the tour. Our cruise ship was docked near Rome for 5 hours & he made our time onshore worthwhile. Even thou our coach dropped us off at a different spot, he didn't break a sweat & adjusted immediately. Incredibly knowledgable & passionate, we felt like we were walking through a live documentary, complimented with historical before & after pics of the ruins. Loved the local Italian restaurant with the singing chef! Grazie Dino!

5 stars Chris T. 08 Mar 2012

Dino provided an excellent professional tour with good humour, charm and interesting insights. Not only did he cover all of the sites that I had requested, he included other sites that broadened my understanding and appreciation of Rome, its history and its culture. Clearly, his qualifications (including a PhD), extensive experience and his broad network in this field have benefitted Dino’s high quality service. I also appreciate Dino’s advice in designing my tour itinerary well in advance.

5 stars Jalal S. 12 Dec 2011

4 stars Andrew M. 28 Apr 2016

Dino was extremely knowledgable on all aspects of Rome. His passion for his subject was infectious, and he shared so much information that without him we would not have appreciated the mysteries of Ancient Rome. He tailored our days with him to reflect our interests and the time was packed with variety, Basicilas, ancient ruins, and of course the city of the Vatican - magical. I can highly recommend this charming absolutely charming man to show you all there is to see in Rome.

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