About Darius

Darius is a Rome expert. He has lived in Rome, Italy for almost 18 years, digging, teaching, and directing the American Institute for Roman Culture.  He's a featured writer on Rome and shares his life in Rome via Leading HotelsDarius collaborates with the City of Rome museums and the Italian Ministry of Culture. He is a featured lecturer for programs in historical preservation, history, archaeology, classics, new media studies, museum studies, and digital innovation.    Contact him for lectures and educational projects.  For travel-related consultancy via Unlocked Rome. 

Darius is a digital influencer and cultural tastemaker.   He shares his knowledge and travel experiences on Instagram (one of Shutterstock's top 100 photographers),  Facebook, Periscope, Twitter, and in front of the camera- for TV, live streaming, online educational videos. Darius is "Periscoper of the Year 2017 WINNER (9th annual Shorty Awards) for his efforts to bring history and heritage preservation to the world.  He has ongoing collaborations with lifestyle and technology brands.  Contact him for collaboration.

Darius is an experienced TV host and expert.    Channel surfers regularly come across Darius in documentaries and tv series on History, National Geographic, Discovery, and Travel Channel (appearing on over 50 episodes). He's also appeared on the innovative network Curiosity Stream, and hosts his own successful live educational channel on Periscope.   Contact him for TV or livestreaming collaboration.



Darius is the WINNER of the 2017 SHORTY AWARD for PERISCOPER OF THE YEAR.   If you'd like to support Darius' efforts in online education through his live streaming, please join Darius' Periscope and Facebook live streaming.

In April, Darius appeared in Late Days of Jesus and in May in Headless Gladiators of York (Blink productions). He traveled to Jordan in February (featured in the Guardian) and headed to Scotland in May for a miniature model of the Forum Romanum (1:450 scale).  This past November/December, Darius was the host of Under Italy on Rai5 (Italy's national culture channel), with episodes available online.   Darius also collaborated (November 2016- May 2017) with Rome's Musei in Comune (Municipal Museums) to promote its unique 21 museums (#discoverMiC) through livestreaming, edited videos, Instameets and tweets to create engaging, accessible history.    Always check out his social media links for behind the scenes!