Domizia Catini Private tour guide in Rome - Italy

Domizia Catini

Guide profile:

Over 20 years ago, as a passionate Art Historian graduated in Rome's La Sapienza University, I started my adventure as a tour guide in my birth place: the Eternal City. Through the years I worked with the most renown tour companies. I led educational tours for groups of teachers, high schools and universities with love and passion. I led cruisers from the most famous cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, Carnival, Princess, Holland America, Azamara, Disney, Seabourn, Silversea, Windstar etc. but my dream was running my own agency.

Finally my dream has come true and now that I have my own tour agency I take pride of my high standards of quality customizing tours to meet and exceed the expectations of each single guest I get to meet, from youngsters to elders, from families to groups of friends, from honeymooners to retired couples.

I can now say: I came, I saw, I conquered (Julius Ceasar 47 b.C.)

And now please allow me to introduce you my friends: the ancient Romans, we will make your trip memorable!

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Michael T.

Domi was first class! She put together a wonderful tailored full day tour of Rome for our family. As a first European trip for my two teenage daughters, I cannot imagine anything better. Domi delivers a beautiful multi faceted narrative of her beloved Rome. She intersperses a wonderful spectrum of art, history, religion, and architecture such that we felt an enormous and powerful sense of Rome. She was so helpful and thoughtful! She gave us a day we will always remember fondly!

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:


- Customized tours

- Shore excursions for first timers (all the must dos), and for expert travelers (the hidden treasures of Rome and surroundings)

- Driving Tours - Limo or Van with personal driver

- Colosseum and Roman Forum - with reservation - no line

- Walking Tours

- Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel - with reservation, no line!

- Rome in one day

- Secret Rome

- Underground Rome

- Cooking Classes and wine tasting

- Rome surroundings

- Tivoli Gardens, Hadrian's Villa, Roman Castles, Ancient Ostia Excavations.


Transportation by tour guide:

Upon request I can arrange transportation for tours, long distance transfers, tours of Rome's surroundings and day-trips. Vehicles provided will be air conditioned and fully equipped Mercedes Benz mini-vans and sedans. I can handle bigger groups on bigger buses or multi-van services.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

A Shore Excursion to Rome's Main Attractions Price Per Group 400.00 Euro
A Shore Excursion to Rome's Surroundings Price Per Group 400.00 Euro
Colosseum + Ancient Rome and the Capitol Price Per Group 210.00 Euro
Famous movies locations Tour Price Per Group 210.00 Euro
Rome's highlights Price Per Group 210.00 Euro
SPECIAL OFFER - Trastevere + the Jewish Ghetto Price Per Group 210.00 Euro
The Colosseum + Ancient Rome tour Price Per Group 180.00 Euro
The Jewish Ghetto + Capitoline Museums Price Per Group 210.00 Euro

Tour guide interests:

Archaeology and Art

Visual Arts

Study of Symbols and Numbers

Etymology - study of history and derivation of words

NLP - Neuro-linguistic programming



Wine and Food

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Michael T. 19 Feb 2019

Domi was first class! She put together a wonderful tailored full day tour of Rome for our family. As a first European trip for my two teenage daughters, I cannot imagine anything better. Domi delivers a beautiful multi faceted narrative of her beloved Rome. She intersperses a wonderful spectrum of art, history, religion, and architecture such that we felt an enormous and powerful sense of Rome. She was so helpful and thoughtful! She gave us a day we will always remember fondly!

5 stars Loula P. 25 Oct 2018

What a wonderful experience my husband and I had touring Rome with Domi. She met us at the train station, arranged storage of our suitcases, and then toured the Colosseum, Roman Forum, St. Peter's Basilica, and Vatican Museums. Domi is very knowledgeable, passionate about Rome, and fun. Her explanations brought history to life in a captivating way. If you really want to understand and enjoy ancient Rome, go with Domi. Plus, give her your phone, she takes awesome candid pictures of you!

5 stars Dayle R. 06 Oct 2018

Domi provided us with an amazing tour of the Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere. We gained insights that we could not have picked up on our own. Domi is a wealth of information and we were so happy to have her share it with us!

5 stars Michael D. 01 Oct 2018

My girlfriend and I did a 4 hour walking tour of the historical area (skip the line tickets at the Colosseum, Roman Forum ect) piazzale di Michelangelo, the Jewish Ghetto and the Pantheon. Domi emailed me two days prior to confirm and encouraged us to call her anytime we had any questions about Rome or what we might want to do. We met her outside the Colosseum & her enthusiasm was infectious. The tour was great and she went above and beyond to ensure that we saw all of Roma. Thank you!

5 stars Minh-Ha N. 11 Aug 2018

Domizia “Domi” Catini is a great tour guide for Rome (and great with kids too!). Domi is knowlegeable, engaging, responsive and caters a tour that fits exactly what you want. And she was excellent with my 9 year-old son and highly recommended if you're also looking for someone great for families. Domi really brought Ancient Rome to life for us. We also did a day-trip from Rome to Pompeii. Our tours of Ancient Rome and Pompeii were fabulous -- we thank Domi for making this a memorable trip.

5 stars Lili E. 08 Aug 2018

Our family was overwhelmed with so many places to see in Rome. We decided to book an introduction of Rome walking tour with Domi. We were very pleased with our tour. We walked through so many highlights, we all enjoyed our tour very much. Let me tell you - the walking was fun, it was very educational and it was well worth it - money well spent. Domi is the best tour guide. She had great energy and very enthusiastic to be with us. We highly recommend Domi to everyone.

5 stars Willie S. 12 Jun 2018

Domi was a great guide! Her story telling makes our visit to rhe Vatican Museum a less boring one for the kids. Her fun facts is nice for the adults too! It was my 2nd time to the museum but 1st time with Domi. My family and I had a good time. I would highly recommend her for anyone who would like to visit Rome or Vatican City!

5 stars DJ H. 24 Mar 2018

I only gave Domi a 5 star because I couldn't give her more. We had a group of eight adults and we used her for the Vatican and Colosseum tour. She is so informative and does it with so much enthusiasm and humor.

5 stars Jeff B. 25 Feb 2018

We had to cancel our trip to Italy due to an illness in the family but Domizia was amazing to us in all of her communications! She was so understanding and caring when we needed to cancel our plans. I know she would be an incredible guide and if we ever make it to Rome, we will definitely look to her to guide us!!

5 stars Virginia M. 17 Feb 2018

Domi was amazing. Without her we would have missed 75% of what was to be seen. .Her knowledge of the sites and history was of great value. Of course we skipped the long lines ( thousands of people), but we also skipped the short lines because of her experience . For Rome I would use no one else.

5 stars Shawn B. S. 12 Jan 2018

My husband and I along with our adult children had a short vacation in Rome. I had a plan of what we wanted to see at the Vatican but needed a guide that could help us get it done. Domi was incredibly flexible and willing to work with us from the very first email. She was enthusiastic and genuinely wanted to customize the tour to our wishes. As a person Domi was a bundle of energy and incredibly warm. As a guide she was knowledgeable, passionate and adept at keeping all eight of us engaged.

5 stars Nissim A. 30 Jul 2017

Domi was amazing. She joined us for two tours, on Saturday and Sunday, and customized the agenda exactly for what we wanted to see. Extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Roman history and culture, we very much h enjoyed our time with her. Highly recommended!!!

5 stars Dan H. 22 May 2017

We really enjoyed our 2 tours with Domi. We went through ancient Rome and the Vatican. She was very knowledgeable and set a perfect pace for our group of 3. Domi has a great sense of humor and was also very helpful in helping us plan out our additional time in Rome. We visited in high season and were able to see much more in our short visit than we would have without her assistance. Highly recommended.

5 stars Peter L. 06 Apr 2017

We always work with private tour guides when we travel (due to lack of time), and Domi is one the best we've worked with. We toured ancient Rome and Tivoli with Domi in early April. Her knowledge in history and arts is impressive and she is very well organised. When explaining the history behind places we visited, Domi was able to make things so real and interesting for us. She also helped us with our itinerary and gave us suggestions on places we could visit on our own.

5 stars MASAKO Y. 19 Mar 2017

Domizia has great historical knowledge and enthusiasm. She showed great Roman sights and told me so many interesting stories. She became my close friend. Thanks to her, I had a great great time.

5 stars Richard C. 27 Sep 2016

500 characters is too little space to fully express how much our little group of 3 people enjoyed the 5 hour walking tour of Rome with Domi. Our group had diverse interests and knowledge of Rome, yet she masterfully presented a story that was not only informative, but entertaining to all as well.

What's amazing is how quickly she built a rapport with our group. She took photos of us, entertained us with stories and facts, knew the best vantage points for photos...

We loved it. We'll be bac

5 stars Elyssa G. 06 Aug 2016

Solo was an incredible guide! She toured my husband and I through Old Rome, the Borghese, and the Colloseum. She gave so much wonderful and rich information without it feeling overwhelming. She was extremely flexible and personalized the tour based on our needs and interests. She also provided lots of other helpful information for the rest of our trip I Italy. We would recommend Domi to anyone!

5 stars Bobby S. 21 May 2016

My friends and I (4 in our group) had a great time with Domi as she guided us through the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Not only was she exceptionally knowledgeable, but she was also very personable. Domi shared her unique insights, and made the tour extremely fun. I would undoubtedly ask her to guide us for other tours in Rome. Although she was unable to join us, she also took the time to share aspects of the Sistine Chapel, when we visited the Vatican. Domi is fantastic!

5 stars Syazwan Z. 04 Apr 2016

We had an excellent experience with Domizia. She provided us with so much wonderful history. She was very informative & helpful. Any questions we had, she was more than happy to answer, before and also while on the trip. I would highly recommend her to anyone going to Rome. Thank you Domizia!!

5 stars Franco T. 24 Mar 2016

It takes a special talent as a guide to engage with people of all different ages, backgrounds, and prior travel experiences! Domizia was an outstanding guide for our group of both adults and teen agers -- an unceasing fountain of fun facts and anecdotes that helped bring the old (and new) city alive for all of us. And, just a fun and engaging person to spend a coupole of days with in Rome. Could not possibly recommend her more!

5 stars sina K. 19 Dec 2015

Ms. Domi was an excellent and knowledgeable guide. She managed our large group, 10 persons family, very well and showed courtesy to all, the kids as well as the grown ups. She even helped us obtaining the skip the line tickets before meeting her, that was very entrusting. The family never felt the lengthy 6 hours tour due to her stories and wealth of information.

In summary, we were fortunate to have her as our private tour guide and she made our first day at Rome a pleasant and exiting one.

5 stars Sebastian V. 17 Sep 2015

Domi is fantastic!!! Very informative, great with children and older travellers. Domi has made our stay in Rome a wonderful experience. We highly recommend Domi to anyone that really wants to feel and see the treasures of Rome.

5 stars Patricia G. 25 Jun 2015

We had a great time with Domi. She shared her enthusiasm and love of the history of the Colosseum & ancient Rome with us in a fun and informative way. Sharing all the stories that only someone that has really embraced the history can. She made it so much more than your normal tour through a city. We wished we had done the Vatican & Sistine Chapel with Domi, it would have been such a better experience. We would love to book with her again and would highly recommend her.

5 stars Roger C. 06 Jun 2015

I can only say good things about Domizia. She was very knowledgeable and efficient but more importantly she is a lovely person to be with. She went out of her way to help my wife who has some mobility issues and was always concerned she was meeting our goals and comfort. She is a great example of Italian hospitality and treats like one of her family. She really knows Rome, its history, and all of its interesting aspects. Our tour of the Vatican would not have been possible without her help.

5 stars Lisa S. 09 May 2015

Domi was the perfect host & guide to her amazing city! She made the most of the one day we had in Rome. Her knowledge of the history, art and details of Rome was wonderful & made tour informative & fun! She arranged for a private driver for us ahead and they were right on time. The really impressive part was all the connections she had with people and places to get us in quickly and get us clear of the crowds. I highly recommend choosing Domi to make your visit to Rome memorable!

5 stars Sheila C. 31 Dec 2014

Domi is wonderful! She is knowledgeable, personable, and helpful in seeking a unique experience in Rome. Our family continues to stay in touch with her, and intend to tour with her sometime again in Rome. She really made our trip!

5 stars Vikram B. 10 Dec 2014

We visited Italy in Dec 2014 and we had Domi to show us around in Rome. She was very friendly, professional and passionate about her work (and Rome). We did not have much time and Domi managed to show us a lot of things in just two days. We had lots of fun with Domi and we would definitely recommend her.

5 stars Hajo D. 08 Sep 2014

Thanks you so much fpr the wonderful time. We did the ancient Rome kind of tour (Collosseum, Forum Romani and Pantheon). with her profound knowledge, Domi made us feel like we were actually back in the old Roman days. Her charming and positive attitude lifted our spirits for that day. Whe was also available for any other questions or hints even after the tour. Overall, it was all worth the money and we felt having a nice tour with a friend rather than an any random tour guide. Thank H&H

5 stars Melanie M. 29 Jul 2014

Domi lead us on an incredible tour of Rome. We would never have saw so much without her expertly leading us through the city -- avoiding the crowds and the waits for the coliseum, the Vatican, and the Sistine chapel. She answered all of our questions and catered the tour to our needs. Domi even helped us find bathrooms which are in short order in Rome! She brought us to the Mayor's beautiful fountain so that we could toss coins as the Trevi is under repair. We had the best driver too --Alex

5 stars Amy C. 16 Jul 2014

Domi is the best! She is so knowledgeable and makes the tours so much fun!

5 stars Pankaj T. 30 Jun 2014

We throughly enjoyed two days with Domi. She was very knowledgeable, fun and full of energy. I recommend her.

5 stars MEHLAM F. 11 Jun 2014

Domi was a brilliant guide! She had tremendous knowledge about the history of Rome and was extremely friendly and lively, keeping us constantly engaged. I strongly recommend touring Rome with her. You will not be disappointed! :D

5 stars Veronica C. 31 May 2014

Domi is a great guide, who has the passion for Rome, its history, culture and art. Me and my husband spent 3 fantastic hours in Vatican with Domi and became friends! She's professional, attentive to your interests and needs and loves the guiding! We would highly recommend Domi and for sure meet her again when we are back!

Veronica & Sven

5 stars James L. 06 May 2014

excellent, knowledgeable and fun to be with for the four of us

5 stars Susan C. 05 Oct 2013

Domi arranged a private tour for me and 5 friends. We had only 3 hours in Rome to see the major sights. She arranged a car and driver and proved to be an excellent guide as well as a lot of fun to be with. At the end of three hours we had a new friend and are looking forward to returning to Rome to see her and the sights in more depth.

5 stars Matt M. 25 Sep 2013

Domi was incredible!! She was kind, fun, and patient with all of our questions. She went out of her way to involve my two boys (9 and 11 years old) and made the main sites of Rome come alive. We really liked that she had stories to go with the history and the insight to help us navigate the city. She was well worth the money we spent and I wish we could have spent even more time with her. Grazie Domi!

5 stars Rafi R. 05 Sep 2013

In September of 2013 we had Domizia (Domi) for 3 days in Rome.

She met all our expectations and more.

We found Domi to be very knowledgeable, accommodating and she knows how to deal with guards/cops to make our tours timely. She also took us to some interesting places that most people do not get to visit.

It’s clear to me that Domi loves her job which enhances her performance.

Thank you Domi,

… Rafi

5 stars Tommy K. 17 Jun 2013

Domi was wonderful!! We had the chance to extend our stay a couple of days and made a reservation with Domi to see sights that were off the primary tourist areas. We had already seen the top sights so she took us on a "Hidden Path" tour and showed us things not in the guide books. It was great. She is very accommodating and flexible. We had our 1 1/2 yr old son and she took that into consideration and showed us places that wouldn't be an inconvenience with him. Would highly recommend Domi!!!!!

5 stars kate W. 19 Mar 2013

i booked for Domizia not because the discount, first she mention that she will provide transportation, she even have wheel chair for my mum, very appreciated, my 7 yrs old girl wants t see the "mouth of truth" we got that extra, on the way back my apartment she even stopped for us to do some grocery shopping, big thank you Domi, comfortable nice clean car, arrived on time, we r not stay in centre rome, nice to the children, very good experience, we have fantastic time with her, highly recommend.

5 stars Tim C. 01 Jun 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Domi. She knowledgeable, resouceful, and delightful to be with. We were with our two teenage daughters and Domi made this experience very educational for them in addition to having fun. I highly recommend her.

4 stars Vicki P. 10 Jun 2018

Very good. Domi was the perfect guide for our family.

4 stars Carol B. 13 Mar 2017

Our Rome in a day Tour with Domi was great. Domi greeted us at the Airport with a big smile, which made us relax pretty quickly. She showed us all the tourist attractions and then some off the beaten track. Domi certainly knows Rome well and filled our heads with so much knowledge of this gorgeous place. Domi always let us know well in advance where we were going. Domi made you feel like a friend showing you around than a paying customer. If your looking for fun then book Domi as a guide.

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