I am Chris – DivineTourDesigner and certified tourist guide

“Art history is the most human of all histories.”

About me

Hi, I am Christiaan, an art and history lover born and raised in Rome to an Italian father and a Dutch mother. I have studied History of Art here in the Eternal City and then specialized in Religious Art at the Vatican. I am an official licensed tour guide thrilled to show the beauties of my hometown to the lucky visitors. If you are reading this, it means you booked your ticket to come to Italy. Good for you, you will love it!

Education

* Post-Lauream degree in “Cultural Heritage of the Church” (Pontifical Gregorian University)
* M.A. Degree in “History of Art” (University RomaTre)
* B.A. Honours Degree in “History and Conservation of Artistic Heritage” (University RomaTre)

Past experiences

* Tour Guide, Tour Designer, Tour Manager
Personal and group tours of Rome, surroundings and the other major cities of Italy.

* Curator
Organising exhibitions, performing research work and writing art-related essays.

Spoken languages

Italian. English. Spanish. Dutch.

 

Certificates

  • University RomaTre
    Graduated cum laude 110/110
    Dissertation: “360 Flemish painters in Rome between 1590 and 1630 – a census”
  • Official Tour Guide license issued by the Regional Administration of Rome (nr. 4545)

Join the Soul Finding Tour

It was the rivalry between two men that transformed Rome into the most beautiful and modern city of 17th century Europe: Gianlorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini, the two most important artists of their time in Rome, really hated each other. On our Soul Finding Tour we tell you their story and show you the divine art their enmity created. While walking through Baroque Rome you learn why a lost soul never finds lasting peace.

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What customers say

about one of our other bestseller tours: The famous Angels and Demons Tour.

Robert Frugte

Rome has spoken The guide gave us a memorable tour. We had explored Rome itself, but the sights really began to speak to the imagination through the stories of Chris, the guide.

Heidi Taucher

Also mein Mann, mein Sohn (15) und ich waren total begeistert von dieser Tour. Es war so interessant erzählt und kein bißchen langweilig. Da wir persönlich den Tag in den Vatikanischen Museum und im Petersdom zugebracht haben, bevor die Tour begann, waren wir allerdings abends total erschöpft. Wir hatten nicht damit gerechnet, dass es doch auch noch ein ziemlicher Fussmarsch ist und nicht alles mit dem Kleinbus bewältigt werden kann.

Gisela Bauer

We were a small group of three people and we loved the tour especially because of our phantastic tour guide Christiaan. He was able to tell us the story like a true story tell, full of action and very sympatetically. With his know-how about art, Christiaan was even able to go further: He explained and showed us many interesting facts of art in Rome which we surely would not have expected on this tour. I really recommend the tour to anybody. Thank you for this great experience!

Frank Geerts

We had a great tour that will will long remain in our memories. The guide showed us a lot and was very nice. We would do it again tomorrow.