Your private guide will meet you at your hotel for this leisurley stroll in the heart of Rome. Your first stop will be the Spanish steps once the drawing room where the Roman elite would meet foreigners from all over the world; it's still a popular meeting point, even today, made more famous for the movies filmed here like A Roman Holiday, with Gregory peck and Audrey Hepburn.
Proceed to the Trevi Fountain is a must-see for everyone visiting the Eternal city. Restoration is being completed and you will once again be able to throw a coin in the fountain to ensure your return to Rome, as tradition says.
The walk continues along the narrow streets that open onto beautiful squares, obelisks and engraved columns, and between antique residences and impressive palaces (formerly papal residences, today office headquarters). You'll arrive at the Pantheon, the famous antique Roman temple transformed into a church and still perfectly preserved in all its magnificence. Finally, the tour ends in the afternoon or early evening in Piazza Navona, with the Fountain of the Four Rivers, by Bernini, a genius of the Baroque in Rome.
Besides the squares and monumental fountains, and depending on your point of departure (your hotel or elsewhere), your guide can add some delightful gems: an atelier of sculptors dating back three generations, or a historic café; underground ruins of the ancient city (with flowing water still today!); a nice coffee in a poetic Renaissance cloister or the optical illusion of a Baroque joke. Even the classic stroll through Rome can lead to an unexpected adventure that will make your Italian vacation unique!
Professional art historian guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance fees can be paid in cash on the spot
Food and drinks
Transportation to/from attractions
Dress code is smart casual
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Wheelchair accessible however be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Not recommended for participants with back problems
In Italy a dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. We usually suggest to comply with this dress code during all your Rome tours, or you may risk refused entry.
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