Historic Centre of
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Whether you are visiting Roma for the first time or coming back for your annual visit, this ‘Best of Rome’ small group tour is perfect for everyone. It includes the absolute ‘musts’ of what to see in Rome and serves as a great starting point for any holiday. If you’re a first-timer it will help you orientate yourself with the city and get a well-rounded introduction with ample great photo opportunities! For the old-timers this guided tour of the Historic Centre of Rome is filled with quirky details and fun facts known only to locals and it may just open your eyes to another side of Rome! So whichever category you fit into, don’t miss this unique, fun tour of Rome!
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Your intimate group tour of Rome will start off with a visit to the famous Piazza di Spagna and Bernini’s Barcaccia Fountain. Continue your walk to the stunning Trevi Fountain, which is the largest baroque fountain in Rome. Legend has it that if you toss a coin over your left shoulder into the Fountain you’ll return to Rome one day.
Next, you’ll walk to the Piazza della Rotonda and admire the exterior of the historic Pantheon. Your local tour guide will fill you in on all the details of when it was built, its history and other interesting facts. You will be able to enjoy some authentic Roman gelato or a delicious coffee as you admire the beautiful architecture and watch the world go by.
No best of Rome tour would be complete without a visit to the Largo di Torre Argentina, a fascinating archaeological site in a vibrant part of the city – complete with 1st-Century ruins, reckless Roman drivers and an abundance of stray cats!
The next part of your tour of Rome includes a walk up the steps to admire the views from Campidoglio, the piazza designed by Michelangelo. The structure itself is as remarkable as the views – Ancient Rome to the rear and the historic centre at its face. This famous piazza has several secrets to reveal, book your private tour today to find them all out!
Your Rome tour guide will also take you through the Jewish Ghetto, where you will see the Portico d’Ottavia, the Synagogue and the remains of the Teatro Marcello – an ancient theatre similar in design to the Colosseum, which you will see has been marvellously integrated into the modern city.
We continue our evening walk to Campo de’ Fiori, a site that at one time was noted for exciting races and public executions. In the centre of the square you’ll see the statue of philosopher and cosmological theorist Giordano Bruno. Today Campo de’ Fiori is a busy marketplace in the morning and a centre of nightlife after the sun goes down. It’s the perfect place to conclude your evening in the Eternal City after your guided tour.
We make one final stop, however, before leaving you to continue your evening. At Piazza Navona, your guide will take you to admire Bernini’s magnificent Four Rivers Fountain in the centre of this iconic piazza, which you will note takes an unusual shape – for good reason! This piazza was built atop an ancient Roman circus – a track used in Rome for Greek-style track and field sports. This makes it the iconic symbol of Rome today, perfectly highlighting how the modern city embraces and incorporates its ancient, medieval, Renaissance and Baroque histories, into a beautiful blend that cannot be rivalled.
The square also features other important sculptural and architectural creations, including the Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone by Borromini, Palazzo Pamphili, the Neptune Fountain at the northern end and the Moor Fountain at the southern end.
So if you are wondering what to see in Rome’s Historic Centre, this tour covers it all and leaves you in the best part of the city to enjoy the famous relaxing Roman summer nights!
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