The Borgias in Rome 2-Hour Walking Tour

The Borgias in Rome 2-Hour Walking Tour

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What You'll Do
  • Learn about the powerful House of Borgia in Rome
  • See the former palace where the Borgia Pope Alexander VI lived
  • Go to the medieval market of the Campo de' Fiori
  • Hear stories about powerful Borgia women, such as Giulia Farnese
  • Discover how Rodrigo Borgia tried to expand the papal empire
Learn about the prominent House of Borgia on a 2-hour walking tour of Rome, and trace the history of one of the most controversial families of the Renaissance. Experience the majesty of the “Eternal City” at sunset, and see sites like the Palazzo Sforza.
What to Expect
Join an art historian guide for a 2-hour walking-tour of Rome, based on the treasures left by one of the most powerful and controversial Roman families of the Renaissance - the Borgias.

Rich, famous, and powerful, the House of Borgia has inspired books, romances, and even a TV series. Learn how the Spaniard, Rodrigo Borgia became pope in 1492, taking the name Pope Alexander VI and dedicating himself exclusively to "fixing" his family.

Your guide will explain how he sent his son, Cesare Borgia (the Duke of Valentinois) to expand the borders of the papal empire under the cry, "the end justifies the means," and how he tried to find a husband for his daughter Lucrezia. Learn about powerful women, such as Vannozza Cattanei, Giulia Farnese, and Fiammetta, who inaugurated the golden age of the courtesan.

Working your way from the Castel Sant'Angelo, pass sites with Borgia associations, such as the noble Palazzo Sforza Cesarini, former home of Rodrigo Borgia. Admire the “talking statue” of Pasquino, and go to the Campo de’ Fiori, site of a meadow and later market in the Middle Ages.
What's Included
  • Art historian guide
  • Live entertainment
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Meeting Point

Meet your guide at the Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome. They will be holding a metal stick with a green flag on the top

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