General

On this stroll through Rome on our Historic Centre of Rome Tour you will cross paths with locals going about their busy days, while you visit some of the most important emblems of the city.

Learn the stories behind some of the most important monuments in Rome, in the context of the era during which each was built, how they have evolved with the city, and the purpose they serve today.

You will see how ancient, medieval and modern all mix together to create a delightfully unique atmosphere in what is, after all, the “Eternal City”!

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The Spanish Steps

The area of Piazza di Spagna – in a valley at the foot of the Pincian Hill – was associated with the Spanish contingent in Rome during Medieval times. The so-called “Spanish Steps” were built to allow the people living in this area access to the beautiful Baroque church at the top of the hill. The piazza is also home to a Bernini fountain with pure water from mountain springs, where you can refill your water bottle!

The Trevi Fountain

is probably Rome’s most iconic fountain, and is a must-see for those with romance in their hearts! This monument, too, has a surprising connection to Rome’s ancient past. Throw your coin in the fountain and guarantee your return to Rome – or so the legend says!

The Pantheon

The Pantheon is another wonderful example of how the Romans liked to recycle ancient buildings, to ensure no structure would be left to waste and ruin! Originally a pagan temple, built 1900 years ago, it survived in its original state throughout several earthquakes and fires in Rome during the Middle Ages, and today is a venerated Catholic Church. This mystical building hides some architectural marvels which your guide will explain to you. 

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona, as you will see and your guide will explain, was once a stadium built for public entertainment in Ancient times, and still today retains its original elongated shape. Among the residential buildings and modern restaurants and coffee shops, it also hosts a Baroque-era churches and three fountains, all designed by two of the greatest architects from the 1600s – Bernini and Borromini. Discover some of the truths and mistruths of Dan Brown’s novel Angels and Demons while in this square! 

Campo de’ Fiori

A celebrated and picturesque market by day quickly turns into a hub for nightlifers in the evening. The piazza, in the morning heaving with people bustling among the fruit and vegetable stands, at night sees its restaurants and bars open for business.

This is the perfect Rome Tour for the first day of your visit, on which to orientate yourself with the city and get a nice introduction with many great photo opportunities, without too much walking, so don’t delay … book today!

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SEE ALSO … Rome in a Day Tour

 

Rome

RomeRome is the historic city and capital of Roma provincia (province), of Lazio regione (region), and of the country of Italy. Rome is located in the central portion of the Italian peninsula, on the Tiber River about 15 miles (24 km) inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea. The capital of an ancient republic and empire whose Read more

Tour Fee

Tour Fee 

                             €45 per adult

                             €35 per Under-18 *

* Must be aged under 18 on the day of the tour, and must have a photographic ID to present to the tour coordinator.

Low Season Price (November 1 - March 16)

                             €35 per adult

                             €25 per Under-18 *

* Must be aged under 18 on the day of the tour, and must have a photographic ID to present to the tour coordinator.

Summary

Operative Days

  • Monday to Saturday

Group Size

  • 6 min, 13 max

Departure Time

  • 6:00pm

Check-in Time

  • 5.45pm

Meeting Point

  • Babington's Tea Rooms near Spanish Steps (Spagna metro stop)

Duration

  • 2,5 hours

Languages

  • English only

Highlights:

  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona
  • Campo de' Fiori

 

 

Tour Description

On this stroll through Rome's Historic Centre you will cross paths with locals going about their busy days, while you visit some of the most important emblems of the city.

Learn the stories behind some of the most important monuments in Rome, in the context of the era during which each was built, how they have evolved with the city, and the purpose they serve today. You will see how ancient, medieval and modern all mix together to create a delightfully unique atmosphere in what is, after all, the "Eternal City"!

The Spanish Steps

The area of Piazza di Spagna - in a valley at the foot of the Pincian Hill - was associated with the Spanish contingent in Rome during Medieval times. The so-called "Spanish Steps" were built to allow the people living in this area access to the beautiful Baroque church at the top of the hill. The piazza is also home to a Bernini fountain with pure water from mountain springs, where you can refill your water bottle!

The Trevi Fountain

is probably Rome's most iconic fountain, and is a must-see for those with romance in their hearts! This monument, too, has a surprising connection to Rome's ancient past. Throw your coin in the fountain and guarantee your return to Rome - or so the legend says!

The Pantheon

The Pantheon is another wonderful example of how the Romans liked to recycle ancient buildings, to ensure no structure would be left to waste and ruin! Originally a pagan temple, built 1900 years ago, it survived in its original state throughout several earthquakes and fires in Rome during the Middle Ages, and today is a venerated Catholic Church. This mystical building hides some architectural marvels which your guide will explain to you. 

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona, as you will see and your guide will explain, was once a stadium built for public entertainment in Ancient times, and still today retains its original elongated shape. Among the residential buildings and modern restaurants and coffee shops, it also hosts a Baroque-era churches and three fountains, all designed by two of the greatest architects from the 1600s – Bernini and Borromini. Discover some of the truths and mistruths of Dan Brown’s novel Angels and Demons while in this square! 

Campo de' Fiori

A celebrated and picturesque market by day quickly turns into a hub for nightlifers in the evening. The piazza, in the morning heaving with people bustling among the fruit and vegetable stands, at night sees its restaurants and bars open for business.

This is the perfect Rome Tour for the first day of your visit, on which to orientate yourself with the city and get a nice introduction with many great photo opportunities, without too much walking, so don't delay ... book today!

SEE ALSO ... Rome in a Day Tour

 

Note

  • If you book for less than 6 people, you may not receive an immediate confirmation. This is because we require a minimum of 6 people for this tour. We do not request a credit card payment however, until we can confirm the tour has the required minimum. You will be contacted as soon as we have the required minimum.

     

    ARRIVE ON TIME

    You must be check in with our tour coordinator at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the time of the tour you are booking, which is the time at which the tour DEPARTS. You have one responsibility after you book your tour - to arrive on time to our meeting location, details for which are included on your confirmation email and also on the Meeting Points link on our website. If you arrive on time, we will take care of everything else! 

    As your booking confirmation will be automatically sent to the email address you provide us with at the booking stage, it is advised that you use a personal, rather than work, email address. Many companies' firewalls block our emails, and it may also be necessary to contact you when you are in Rome, which we will not be able to do if you do not have access to your work email.
     
    If you do not provide us with a phone number that is working when in Rome, we will not be able to contact you if you are running late for your tour. It is your responsibility to make contact with us in this situation.
     
     
    CANCELLATIONS:
    Cancellations must be made by clicking on the "View/Change Booking" link that is in your confirmation email.