Laran Tours of Lazio is a boutique tour company with a portfolio of creatively designed tours and experiences in Rome and bespoke itineraries in the Lazio region. The birth of Laran Tours was a natural union of individual skills of the founders and a shared passion for the territory.
A Brit and a Roman!
Mr LT grew up in Rome and comes from a classical background. He has a passion for history - having obtained a doctorate in History and Art History at the Università della Tuscia - and more recently studying Underwater Archaeology. He is a natural story-teller, having written and published several short stories and a narrative for a theatre production (staged in Florence, Summer 2017), with further planned books including a factual historical novel. In his free-time Mr LT practices Judo, having competed professionally at national level. He loves to be near the sea and could swim before he could walk.
Mrs LT grew up in rural England and comes from a creative background - with musical parents and a milliner grandmother - having studied Graphic Design and Fine Art she started out as a freelance illustrator. Later she discovered secretarial talents and followed a career as Personal Assistant, working for a multinational. She now combines her PA skills and creative flair to design and plan your bespoke itinerary, ensuring that your “Italian Experience” is perfect, right down to the finest detail. Mrs LT also works as a fine artist and fabric designer. She loves animals - in particular the wolf, bat and cat - in fact the real head of the business is a 7kg Tabby.
Having decided to focus exclusively on Rome and the surrounding territory, their aim is to increase tourism into this region and to support local businesses (often generations of the same family) who want to keep traditions alive, whilst at the same time develop for a strong future. They invest time and effort into research and development of relationships with producers and suppliers across the region, in order to consistently offer the best.