Episode 426: Touring Rome with Tiffany
What’s it like to be a tour guide in Rome? How do you break into the business? And how do you learn all the facts, much less put them together to make a coherent, enjoyable tour that lasts just the right amount of time? On this episode, Katy grills Tiffany on her over 15 years’ experience as a tour guide in Rome, the challenges, the rewards, and the best part of all: taking our podcast listeners on tour when they are in Rome! Tiffany shares how tiring it can be to be engaging, entertaining, and "on" for three hours straight (or more), all the while remembering and reciting endless dates, names, facts, and anecdotes. (Hint: there is one tiny thing that can make it much more exhausting than normal!) She also talks about the specific tours she offers—including a Caravaggio hunt!—and why she refuses to lead tours of the Colosseum and Vatican. Don’t forget, you can take a tour of Rome with Tiffany too! Learn about the tours she offers here, or just send us an email! PS Tiffany's vast knowledge of Rome and Katy's brilliant audio editing skills come together in a Virtual Tour of Rome! Taped in the height of lockdown in spring of 2020, and half a world apart—but you'd never know it by listening! Don't miss one of our most popular episodes ever! PPS We did a different two-part Virtual Tour of Rome with Special Guests, when we "ran into" important former guests on the streets of Rome, such as Mary Beard, Robert MacFarlane, Amy Herman, Mo Rocca, and many others. ------------------------------------- ADVERTISE WITH US: Reach expats, future expats, and travelers all over the world. Send us an email to get the conversation started. BECOME A PATRON: Pledge your monthly support of The Bittersweet Life and receive awesome prizes in return for your generosity! Visit our Patreon site to find out more. TIP YOUR PODCASTER: Say thanks with a one-time donation to the podcast hosts you know and love. Click here to send financial support via PayPal. (You can also find a Donate button on the desktop version of our website.) The show needs your support to continue. START PODCASTING: If you are planning to start your own podcast, consider Libsyn for your hosting service! Use this affliliate link to get two months free, or use our promo code SWEET when you sign up. SUBSCRIBE: Subscribe to the podcast to make sure you never miss an episode. Click here to find us on a variety of podcast apps. WRITE A REVIEW: Leave us a rating and a written review on iTunes so more listeners can find us. JOIN THE CONVERSATION: If you have a question or a topic you want us to address, send us an email here. You can also connect to us through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Tag #thebittersweetlife with your expat story for a chance to be featured! NEW TO THE SHOW? Don't be afraid to start with Episode 1: OUTSET BOOK: Want to read Tiffany's book, Midnight in the Piazza? Learn more here or order on Amazon. TOUR ROME: If you're traveling to Rome, don't miss the chance to tour the city with Tiffany as your guide!