Bestselling book on Rome Italy
Bestselling book on Rome Italy

Best selling Book and Travel Memoir "As the Romans Do:
An American Family's Italian Odyssey."

... an intimate tribute to the vibrant character and style of one of the world's most spectacular cities."
--- Oprah


"Best Cooking Classes in Rome -- As the Romans Do"
--- Bon Appetit

"Fulfilling a longtime fantasy, writer Alan Epstein moved to Rome with his wife and two school-age sons [in 1995], and this charming, Peter Mayle-like insider's view is the result: an unabashed love letter celebrating the allure, frustrations, quirks and joys of life in the Eternal City."
--- People Magazine


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A second generation family business since 1995, now led by Julian Epstein

in honor of Alan Epstein (Feb 12th, 1949 - June 15th, 2016)


Private walking tours of Rome
      Have an enthusiastic insider guide you through Rome with genuine passion and humor. Allow yourself to be put in the hands of an expert and experience the world renowned monuments, fountains, churches, hidden ruins, gems and so much more. Discover layers of history and culture around every corner and go beneath the surface; let the true Rome be revealed as you wander on cobblestone streets through secret alleyways and beautiful piazzas.

Italian Culinary Adventures
Would you like to learn how to cook an authentic, tasty Italian meal? Looking for a hands on private cooking class? When in Rome, stroll the farmers markets and prepare a feast in a local neighborhood apartment. A great way to bring families together on vacation, because there isn't anything more wonderful than to connect with loved ones enjoying a meal around the table. Can also be vegan friendly!


 

Testimonials from visitors that went on As the Romans Do tours

"One of the best enterprises in Rome is As the Romans Do... Their private explorations are very comprehensive.. the most personalized of any other service.." --Frommer’s Guide Italy


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Restaurants in Rome: 2017 Insider guide to local Roman cuisine  Authentic food in Italy is amazing. But knowing where to go could be the difference between a tourist trap and the most memorable meal of your life. 

                Luxury Accomodations and Hotels in Rome                             Don't know where to to stay during your vist to Rome? The Best Areas are in the historical center, anywhere near the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Via Margutta, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto, Monti, Trastevere...

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FAQ

What are the "must-sees" or top things to do in Rome? That's practically an impossible question. There are hundreds of amazing monuments and they are all worth doing! If the answer you were looking for was Colosseum, Forum, Vatican, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Jewish Ghetto, you might think Rome was too touristy to enjoy it. That's why you should book a tour with Julian, email Julian@AsTheRomansDo.com and you will be able to enjoy it from a totally unique Jewish/American/Roman insider perspective!

How long should I stay in Rome? Alan and Diane made their dream come true and stayed for 20 years. But if you are not ready to give up your family and friends just yet, at least 3 to 5 nights would be recommended.

How much time/how many tours should I book? Julian says that spending 3 full days with him would be fantastic. You would become an honorary Roman! The first day you should see hidden Rome and some of the lesser known monuments, second-day Forum and Coliseum, third-day Italian culinary adventure!

Is an 8-hour walking tour too long for kids? In his low season, Julian teaches English to Italian kids of all ages, and he is very good at engaging all different types of personalities. Since all of his tours are private, he is also very flexible when it comes to needs and wants. Gelato, a coffee or water break is never more than a few minutes away! A sit down lunch is also a nice time to relax and absorb all the great info. Rome has so many secrets and stories that entertainment is guaranteed.

What's the weather like in Rome? The climate in Rome is generally very pleasant. November and March are the most likely to be rainy. Spring and fall are mostly warm and sunny; from October to March it's perfectly normal to have sunny days in the 60°s F (15°C); Winters are mild, snow being an extremely rare occurrence. Cold spells are considered in the low 40°s F (5°C); The highs in June, July, and August are usually in the mid 80°s F (30°C) with a few weeks of a heat wave in the 90°s F (35°C) but with nice cool early mornings and breezy late evenings. Afternoon thunderstorms can sometimes occur. 

The best months to travel to Italy are... all year round!


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This website was made for the launch of the book As the Romans Do all the way back in 2000. Julian has recently started the process of updating it. If there is a particular webpage that you would like to see updated, or have any other suggestions, please feel free to let him know.


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