About Sergio Grom and Ewa Augustynowicz

Sergio Grom

Ciao, a few words about myself: instead of a Tour Guide, notwithstanding my official license and my Degree in History, I’d rather be considered your friendly “Local Expert”, your “Buddy in Rome”.
One of my guests reviews may explain what I mean:
“Sergio was a fantastic tour guide. He had such extensive knowledge of history and art in Rome. He was very personable and had great English. The best part of his time with us was his bond with my 1. 5 year old daughter. He took her into consideration the entire tour and edited where needed to make the trip enjoyable and possible with a little one in tow”
The word I like the best is: “edited,customised”!
All my tours are different because. . . they develop following my guests’ needs and interests!

I was born and raised in Rome, where most time I still live: sun and sea please me a lot so, whenever I can, you can find me there…where I wrote some novels that can be found on Amazon and where I teach on line Italian for foreigners. By the way most of my colleagues call me: “The Professor”, may be because of my University Degree in History, or may be because I look pretty serious! To tell the truth I have a deep sense of Humour, expecially when I talk about our politicians (anyway no big effort in laughing about them!!)

I started working in tourism in 1970 (for Hertz rent a car). In 1980 I moved to the Reception of a centrally located Hotel in Rome (front desk staff). In 1987 I’ve got my licence as a Italy and Europe Tour Guide.
In the following 20 years (Oh mamma mia!) I worked mainly leading Tours in Italy and Europe, but in the last ten years, as a licensed Tour Guide mostly in Rome only: I love this caotic city! A great mixture of past, present and, why not, future!

Now you know my name and some of my personal details, but I’m sure first of all you’d like knowing “how” am I as a Tour Guide and what guests said about me. Well, I could write anything…but please check the real evaluations my guests left about me on Toursbylocals, where I’m listed as Sergio G. or Tripadvisor where we are known as Roma con dei Romani

Do not hesitate to contact me for any curiosity, info, request you might have: your questions are more then welcome and dear to me. .
By the way my wife Ewa Augustynowicz, Art Director of the Baroque Ensemble Giardino di Delizie (for info you can find her and the ensemble on Facebook and/or Youtube and/or Spotify) is a musician (baroque violinist) so we also offer private concerts, with or without booking one or more Tours…

About Ewa Augustynowicz

C U R R I C U L U M     V I T A E
Ewa Anna Augustynowicz   Address: Salita di Monte del Gallo, 31 Roma 00165, Italy  
English, Italian and German 00393463146655
Polish: 0048 794344420 violinista.roma@gmail.com http://www.giardinodidelizie.com    

Ewa Anna Augustynowicz, PhD

born in Poland, has always been a multitasking and creative personality. Beside her native Polish, she speaks fluent English, Italian and German and graduated from various international universities. She graduated from Cultural Sciences at the Europa Universität Viadrina in Germany, participated in the Socrates/Erasmus exchange program at the Tallaght Trinity College of Dublin in Ireland and studied Structural Fonds at the Warsaw School of Economics. In 2016 she received her PhD in Cultural and Music History of the XIX century at the European University Institute in Florence in Italy.

Besides being a very good licensed tour guide of the Archeological area, squares and fountains of Rome, Vatican museums, Sistine chapel and Saint Peter’s basilica, Music has always been her greatest passion to which she devoted the bigger part of her life. She started her adventure with the violin at the age of 8. After 12 years of studies, she received her diploma of Modern Violin at the Public Music Institute of Karol Szymanowski in Rzeszow in Poland. After moving to Italy in 2009 she became fascinated with the Baroque violin and studied it until recently at various musical institutions. She’s also a very good violin teacher

She is the founder and the artistic director of the ensemble Giardino di Delizie that regularly gives concerts in Italy and around Europe. Alongside the musical activity with the ensemble, she also conducts research in the field of musicology with particular regard to the Roman and Polish Baroque repertoire, rediscovering forgotten authors and trying to draw bridge between these two countries.

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