Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
Take a break from the blood, gore and glory of Ancient Rome and join us on our guided walking tour of the wonders of Baroque Rome – the only way to see the Eternal City and the best way to introduce yourself to it!
We’ll show you how the city moved on from the glory days of the Roman Empire through to the sparkling inspiration of the Renaissance Period and back again, exploring how Rome’s humble piazzas – and the churches, fountains and statues that inhabit them – have played their part in cultivating the city’s rich and sprawling history.
From ancient times to the modern day, Romans have always known the importance of the humble square. To them, the square – or piazza – is not just a landmark. It’s a place to meet people, to share ideas, to share food or wine, to play cards or football, to listen to music or to indulge in a heady romance. And our starting point, the monumental Piazza Venezia, feels like the ideal place to begin our tour.
We’ll then make our way to one of Rome’s most romantic spots, the beautiful Trevi Fountain. A pinnacle of Baroque architecture, it’s truly a joy to behold. We’ll spend around 30 minutes here, giving you time to throw coins, make wishes and visit our favourite gelato spot.
Surrounded by rustic cobbled alleyways, our next stop – the towering Pantheon – seems to appear from nowhere. Built by Emperor Hadrian nearly 2000-years-ago, it remains to this day the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world.
We’ll finish the Wonders of Rome walking tour at Piazza Navona, which – surrounded by bustling bars and restaurants – is a perfect launchpad for you to go on and enjoy lunch, dinner or a drink. Be sure to ask our guides for recommendations – they know all the hidden gems.
This route covers about 1.5 miles (2 km) in total and is conducted at a leisurely pace that is suitable for all. The tour duration is around 2 hours.
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