Simona has a strong passion for art and the meaning of visual arts, and strongly believes in the added value that history of culture and art gives to individual life and this is why she loves to share knowledge and curiosities with other people. Specialized in Italian Renaissance Art, she studied both in Venice and in Rome, where she had her PhD in History of Art with a thesis on the Ara Pacis Augustae. She is actually living in the university city of Cambridge, where she teaches History of Art; she knows London auction houses, museums and its artistic treasures like a real local.
Sarah-Jane Kitching was born and brought up in London. She studied at Cambridge University and qualified as a doctor, working in the NHS initially in Gynaecology and latterly as a General Practitioner. Having gained a First in the History and Philosophy of Medicine as part of her medical training, she has now changed career to pursue her long-standing love of history and of London in particular. After two years of intensive study, Sarah-Jane qualified as a London Blue Badge Guide and was awarded Guide of the Year in 2012. She is passionate about the city she lives in with her family and loves to share its fascinating past and present with others.
Daniela is a heritage and history professor. She holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge, where she received the prestigious Cambridge Trust scholarship. She also completed the masters degree in Archaeology from University College London (UCL) and a bachelors degree in Classical and Near East archaeology from University of Rome. She has fieldwork experience in Italy and the UK, as well as in the Middle East and South America. She has also worked at UNESCO's World Heritage Centre in Paris, where she supported the inscription and monitoring of World Heritage sites in Europe and North America. Daniela has several years of experience as an official tour guide in the Vatican City and Rome, where she offered walks on Ancient Rome and Renaissance art and architecture. She is originally from Costa Rica and she speaks English, Italian, French and Spanish, and she is currently learning Turkish.
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