I booked this tour to follow the Aventine Hill tour, and at the end of the day felt as if I had experienced the Rome of the people who live and work there. Esther introduced me to a wonderful place for "aperitivo" (the Italian custom of a drink and small bites of food before their later dinner) and then a lively restaurant in a less crowded but beautiful neighborhood of Rome across the Tiber. I will forever remember the people I met, and I would not have returned home with these memories without the expert help of Esther and her tour itinerary. She will customize the tour just for you. It was a dream working with her.
If you want to tour Rome like a local, make sure to walk around the beautiful city with a local. Esther graciously welcomed me to her city and showed me some of her favorite spots, all of which were less crowded than the usual tourist haunts. She is knowledgeable and also sincerely friendly. Aventine Hill tour does not disappoint. The hill holds some wonderful vistas of the city and the keyhole view, though small, will take your breath away. I found the churches cool and peaceful - a nice antidote to the teeming St. Peter's square. Well worth your time to explore.
Jane is an enthusiastic person who really love travelling and eating well, and she wanted also to know something more about Romans' lifestyle, in the sense of everyday's life. So it was a pleasure for me rediscover my city from another point of view, providing new details not only about the history but also about modern times.