WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- Get to our starting point (usually Rome but depends on your chosen voyage location) and let's get started!
- I was born in Rome and am from the Testaccio neighborhood, so I will be your translator, negotiator & expert local guide
- You'll live in a beautiful centrally located apartment with easy access to sites, museums and restaurants
- 3 lunches -- you are free to do as you please for the un-programmed 3
- 3 dinners -- 2 at delicious carefully chosen restaurants catering specifically to DivoraRoma & 1 at our apartment catered by private chef
- 4 bottles of wine for the table for each programmed meal included (more wine available upon request, for purchase)
- Day-trip(s) in surrounding areas -- for olive oil, wine, cheese tastings & sight seeing (depending on location, time of year and availabilities)
- The entire experience documented in professional photographs by myself (founder of both DivoraRoma and MoscaStudio) or one of my associates
- All images will be available for viewing and ordering in an online gallery soon after the voyage
- Each traveler will receive a personalized travel journal (pre-journey) and a set of beautifully printed photographs (post-journey)
- If you live in the Portland Oregon area, we will gather as a group for a typical Roman dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, to get a taste of what's to come!
I will take care of your lodgings. You'll stay in a beautiful flat in central Rome (historic farmstead villa or central apartment in the Tuscan hills or the Puglia region, or wherever your chosen DivoraRoma voyage takes you!) and you'll experience the city, the town, the area, as the locals have for hundreds of years. We will eat delicious and typical dishes of the area and learn to make some of them ourselves, with our own personal chef. Excursions to nearby towns to taste handmade olive oils, wines and cheeses will give you an opportunity to see the country surrounding Rome, around Tuscany, in Puglia and beyond. There will be cheese, wine, olive oil and artisanal water tastings, together with exploration of both famous and little known archaeological sites and museums, and of course... shopping! Rome is filled with vintage markets for high fashion and handmade artifacts. Florence is nearby and filled with Renaissance art and plenty of vintage shopping as well! Our week together will be exciting and all-inclusive (please see the listed inclusions on this page for details). I look forward to showing you around my home-country!
SAFETY and SECURITY:
It is important for each Divora Roma guest to be respectful of all cultures, accepting of local custom, and open minded to non-USA ways of being. Rome is loud. Rome is dirty. Rome is full of people... but Rome is also steeped in history, beautifully built over millennia, a Unesco World Heritage site, and absolutely incredible <3
Simply: please be mindful of the fact that you are a guest in another country, and always ask if you are unsure of anything. No question will go unanswered and no question is "dumb". The world is as safe and reliable, in more ways that one.
Don't worry! I (Alice) was born in Rome, I am an Italian citizen and I speak Italian fluently (the Roman dialect, too). I have solid local contacts prepared to welcome my Divora Roma guests. You should feel absolutely safe and secure around me; just follow my lead. I am eager to show you what Rome is all about!
At a GLANCE:
Once the trip is official, we will send you detailed pre-voyage planning information guide including details about what to bring, and the complete itinerary as well. For now, know that you are encouraged to bring a camera, great walking shoes, a world phone or an international phone/data plan, an appetite for the Italian culture (and foods!), and an open mind...
The Divora Roma experience is intended to be very intimate and personalized. It is designed for adults 21 and over (there will be wine!). We are opening each group to a maximum of 8 people and a minimum of 4. Come with a friend, or with your love, or with your family. Make this an experience to share with someone you hold dear. This can be your girls' trip, or your family trip or even part of your honeymoon <3