Giovanni Vergineo was born in 1984 in Benevento, Italy, and he had a great passion for archaeology since he was a kid. In 2009 he graduated summa cum laude at the University of Salerno (bachelor and master’s degree) and then he moved to Rome in order to join the School of Specialization in Classical Archaeology.
In Rome he dug in many important archaeological sights like the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum (in the Colosseum area) and studied the marble decoration of the Imperial Forums for about one year.
At the end of his courses of study, Giovanni wrote two thesis about the Oriental Religions in Italy during the Roman age and one about the “Temple A” in Campo della Fiera, Orvieto, which is the dig site where he worked every summer for ten years (since 2014 as a field director).
After Giovanni graduate from the School of Specialization in 2012 (summa cum laude) he started working as a tour guide and founded Roads to Rome to Rome Private Tours. His objective was to create a company that would have provided high-quality private and tailored tours instead of “normal” boring group tours. Giovanni’s dream was to take his clients the places where I had dug and share his direct knowledge of the sights with them, mixing his education with an innovative idea of tourism in order to provide tours that would have been interesting, fun, and designed around the client’s needs.
In 2017 he decided to look for an associate, and Maurizio was the perfect choice.
Giovanni has published some papers, mostly about the Oriental Religions in Italy, and recently was in the team that organized an international exhibit about the “Campo della Fiera” excavation entitled “Le lieu céleste. Les Étrusques et leurs dieux” at the National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg.
He’s also a writer, and wrote many short stories and a novel.
He plays the bass guitar and the piano (the piano not very well, to be honest).