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Rome: Fountains and Piazzas Walking Tour

1. Rome: Fountains and Piazzas Walking Tour

Join an expert guide on an enchanting journey through the historic cobbled streets of the Eternal City. Hear tales of history and intrigue from throughout the centuries. First, explore the Trevi Fountain and the beautiful Spanish Steps. Learn about the history of these stunning monuments and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the area. Then, head to the Pantheon, the best-preserved building of Ancient Rome. Marvel at the scale of the building and the giant columns, and look through the famous oculus of the dome. Learn about the incredible history of this monument that spans nearly 2,000 years. End your tour at Piazza Navona, one of Rome’s most splendid squares, home to Bernini’s renowned Fountain of the Four Rivers.

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Rome: Dark Heart of Rome Walking Tour

2. Rome: Dark Heart of Rome Walking Tour

Discover a different side to Rome on this guided evening tour. This darker, more mysterious Rome is one where facts and legends are intertwined to stimulate the imagination as much as the eye. Your guide will bring the Eternal City’s most enthralling historical and supernatural mysteries to life in a highly entertaining and informative tour. You will stroll along winding lanes in the city's historic center and hear ghostly tales that form part of a lesser-known history of Rome. Walk in the shadows of sights such as the Campo de Fiori, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Via del Governo Vecchio, Via Giulia, Piazza Farnese, and Castel Sant'Angelo.

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Rome: Jewish Ghetto & Campo de Fiori by Night Food Tour

3. Rome: Jewish Ghetto & Campo de Fiori by Night Food Tour

Enjoy an intimate food and culture tour of Rome in the evening, and see the major sights of the “Eternal City” as you feast on homemade pasta, pastries and more. Meet your guide on Piazza Mattei in the Jewish Ghetto, and stroll off to discover ancient squares that hum with restaurants and market life. See baroque fountains and statues that strike poses before imposing architecture. Stop at 7 different tasting venues en route, including restaurants, delicatessens, and other notable sites. Go to Piazza Navona, built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian and site of a city market in the late 15th century. See some of Rome’s finest baroque architecture, and Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers). Visit the site of a medieval market at Campo de’ Fiori and admire the local atmosphere. Learn about the death of Julius Caesar at Pompey Theatre, and pass some of the most significant remains of Ancient Rome, including Theatre of Marcellus, Temple of Apollo, and Portico of Octavia. Fine wine and local fare take center stage throughout, with tastings at venues loved by the locals. Discover sites the guide books don’t mention, and listen to stories of local lore. Meet people who take great pride in the quality of their produce, whether it’s pizza, pasta, or fresh vegetables prepared as they have been for generations.

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Dark Heart of Rome - Facts, Legend & Mystery Walking Tour

4. Dark Heart of Rome - Facts, Legend & Mystery Walking Tour

When the sun sets in Rome another side to the city comes to life. This darker, more mysterious Rome is one where facts and legends are intertwined to stimulate the imagination as much as the eye. On this 90-minute evening tour, you'll discover the sunset Rome known only to a select few! Your guide will bring the Eternal City’s most enthralling historical and supernatural mysteries to life in a highly entertaining and informative tour. You will stroll along winding lanes in the city's historic center and hear ghostly tales that form part of a lesser-known history of Rome. Departing from Sant'Andrea Della Valle Church, you will walk in the shadows of sights such as the Campo de Fiori, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Via del Governo Vecchio, Via Giulia, Piazza Farnese, and Castel Sant'Angelo. Prepare to be a little spooked, but expect to be highly entertained!

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Dark Heart of Rome: Facts, Legends, and Mystery Tour

5. Dark Heart of Rome: Facts, Legends, and Mystery Tour

When the sun sets in Rome, another side of the city comes to life. It is an older and more mysterious Rome, where facts and legends are intertwined to stimulate the imagination as much as the eye. This 90-minute evening tour is the tour to take if you want to discover that Rome, known only to a select few! Your guide will bring the Eternal City’s most enthralling historical and supernatural mysteries to life in a highly entertaining and informative tour. You will stroll along winding lanes in the city's historic center, and hear ghostly tales that form part of Rome’s lesser-known history. Departing from Sant' Andrea Della Valle Church, walk in the shadow of sights such as the Campo de Fiori, where public executions used to take place. Walk down the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, and through the Piazza Farnese, dominated by fountains formed out of granite stone basins. See the Castel Sant’ Angelo, site of the Mausoleum of Hadrian, and walk down the Via Giulia, one of the first planning projects in Renaissance Rome.

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Rome: Settings of the Opera Tosca Walking Tour

6. Rome: Settings of the Opera Tosca Walking Tour

Tosca is the most famous opera of Puccini and is set entirely in Rome. It is a story about the love and jealousy between Tosca, a young girl of the Roman aristocracy, and Cavaradossi, a famous painter of the time. Visit the actual sites where the drama takes place. Admire the beauty of central Rome as you "travel" through the main acts of the opera. Begin the tour at the Roman ruins of Largo Argentina and visit the church of Sant'Andrea Della Valle, one of the greatest expressions of 16th-century art. Here you will admire the frescoes by Domenichino and Lanfranchi, as well as the first baroque dome of the city. Discover the location of the jealous outburst of Tosca. Walk through the very popular Campo de'Fiori as you get to the second stop of the tour, Piazza Farnese. This is one of the most fascinating squares of central Rome and is where the second act of the opera is set. Here, learn about the history and mysteries of the beautiful Palazzo Farnese, one of the jewels of Renaissance Rome, and of the two twin fountains in the square. Stroll across Piazza Navona with your guide and marvel at Rome's most beautiful monument, the Pantheon. End your tour at the very famous Castel Sant'Angelo, by the Tiber river and close to the Vatican. Discover the long history of this fort, from its original function as the mausoleum of Emperor Adrian, to its role as a hiding place for archives and treasures of the Vatican. It is here that Puccini sets the tragic, last act of his opera.

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Rome Squares and Fountains: 3-Hour Walking Tour

7. Rome Squares and Fountains: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Your 3-hour guided walk starts in Campo de’ Fiori, the lively square that hosts a famous marketplace and is remembered historically for the public executions that were held there. A few steps away from Campo de’ Fiori you’ll come to the charming Piazza Farnese and Palazzo Spada, known for the forced perspective technique introduced by Borromini. Admire Piazza Navona, the most elegant and joyful square in Rome. In the middle of the square you’ll see the Fountain of the 4 Rivers, a masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and on the western side of the square you’ll find Borromini’s famed church Sant’Agnese in Agone. The tour continues to Piazza della Rotonda, which is overlooked by the magnificent Pantheon. After crossing Via del Corso you’ll reach the well-known Trevi Fountain, a triumph of Baroque style. The final stop on the tour is Piazza di Spagna, where you’ll see the magnificent Fontana della Barcaccia masterpiece by Pietro Bernini, and the world-famous Spanish Steps.

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What people are saying about Piazza Farnese

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 778 reviews

It was a great experience. Our guide Maria was amazing, she knew a lot about the history, culture and food in rome. It was a pleasure to spend time with her. Her passion for food and culture shows in the conversation and the way she engages. I would definitely recommend this to family and friends.

The best tour and with the greatest guide who was involved in the experience; he told us amazing stories and helped us moved back in time. Definitely the best visiting in Rome!

Gretta was awesome! Food was great. Tried all the classic foods. Recommend this tour.

it was fun and our guide alicia was great! enjoyed it a lot, cool ghost stories!

Loved the tour and Robert had great stories to tell.