Welcome to Gustavo Woltmann's Rome!
My job here is to show you the ins and outs of one of the oldest and most beautiful European capitals, the bellissima Roma. Here I can share my insights, tell you about everything I know and want to learn about Rome and finally, for those who are stopping over, give you a personalised style tour. I have been living in Rome for two years now, and through all of them my focus has been to find out what is it that makes Rome Rome, and how can I share the essence of a city that's 3000 years older than me with visitors from lands near and far.
I arrived here as a student on a gap year trip around Europe, and my first nights were not exactly ones I would recommend to people – staying in a hostel with lots of strangers and partying all night instead of exploring.
However, once I managed to break the cycle after having my wallet and passport stolen, I was shocked by how much is there to see here. Initially I followed guides, but while they covered a great part of the city, lots of it were still uncharted: there is no way 3000 years of history can be summed up in a 50-page travel guidebook. I had to find out what I was missing.
One thing led to another, and from exploring for myself I have started working by showing others what I have found. You too can see the essential Rome, with everything I have discovered so far. Get in touch, I would love to show you around! -
About Gustavo Woltmann's
My name is Gustavo Woltmann, I am an explorer at heart. I was born in Spain, and while my parents were both Spanish, I had a Portuguese grandmother. This warranted me loads of trips to Portugal, and with every one of them I took the freedom to explore that beautiful country and get as much as I could from it. This was the beginning of my love for travelling.
Although Spain is nearby, I feel people do get to explore all of it including its major cities and while there are still some little hidden secrets in every corner, the vast majority of Spain's treasures is on the surface for everyone to see. Once I came to Rome however, this changed: the biggest, most monumental sights were there, but the little ones that tell the full story were nowhere to be seen in the books or with signs for tourists.
I had to do something about that. Now I live in the Collatino neighbourhood in the east of Rome. I love making new friends, and I want to share the Eternal City with as many people as possible. Don't hesitate to get in touch, I would love to show you around!