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Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small Group Tour

1. Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small Group Tour

See Rome from a different perspective on an unusual underground tour of the “Eternal City,” starting at Piazza Navona, built over the site of the Stadium of Domitian. Hear about the piazza's original use, before descending to the most important stadium of the Roman Republic. Commissioned by Emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus in around 80 AD, the stadium was primarily used for athletic contests. Back on street level, stroll over to the Pantheon, temple to all the gods of Rome. Discover the original street level of Ancient Rome at the ruins of Hadrian's Temple. Look below ground to see evidence of streets from centuries gone by. Next, go to the Trevi Fountain and throw a coin in the fountain, according to tradition. Cross Piazza di Trevi to enter the Vicus Caprarius, which emerged during the renovation of the Trevi Cinema. See a Roman insula, consisting of a "block" divided into independent units, surrounded by the walls of today’s Via di S.Vincenzo and Via del Lavatore. Learn how, in ancient times, the area was a swamp, before playing a part in the construction of the Virgo aqueduct in the time of Agrippa. The aqueduct still supplies the fountains of Rome’s historic center, including the Trevi Fountain.

Mostra Leonardo Da Vinci: Rome Treasure Hunt Game

2. Mostra Leonardo Da Vinci: Rome Treasure Hunt Game

Enjoy a guided tour through the center of Rome that is sure to captivate even your children. Don't worry about where to go, because the game will lead you to all the best sights. Follow your instincts and choose the route which seems most stimulating and interesting to you. Do you prefer to visit the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori, the Pantheon, the Forum, Romanum, or maybe all of them? After receiving a tablet in the museum, you can start the game. The tablet will be your private tour guide around the city. Discover hidden details in Rome's history which you would never have noticed without the game, which starts and ends at the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. Earn points at the different stages; the more points you earn, the more clues you’ll get. Pay special attention to the clues because you’ll need them to solve the final riddle when visiting the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. If you figure it out, you’ll win a special prize.

Rome Guided Golf Cart 3-Hour Tour

3. Rome Guided Golf Cart 3-Hour Tour

Explore Rome via a unique mode of transport and see more of the city than you would on foot. During a 3-hour sightseeing tour by street legal golf cart, you will make easy work of the Eternal City, and even visit hidden gems, such as the Aventine and Celio hills, not usually included on walking tours. Departing from Piazza del Popolo, in front of the "twin" churches of Santa Maria in Montesanto and Santa Maria dei Miracoli, set off for Rome’s historic center and see sights such as the baroque Trevi Fountain. According to legend, if you throw a coin in the fountain you are guaranteed to one day return to Rome. You will also pass Piazza Barberini, Piazza Colonna, named for the marble Column of the Roman Marcus Aurelius, and Piazza Venezia, the very center of Rome dominated by the Victor Emmanuel II monument to a unified Italy. Drive to lesser known gems, such as Celio Hill, site of the beautiful villa and gardens of Villa Celimontana and the ancient basilicas of Santo Stefano Rotondo and Santi Giovanni e Paolo. And explore Aventine Hill, home to the Knights of Malta, city rose garden, and a fragrant orange grove. Tours are tailored to client’s wishes and all itineraries are suggestions. The purpose is to give you an idea of what one can see during a tour in a golf cart, and what the tour can cover starting and ending from the Piazza del Popolo.

Rome: 2000 Years of History Guided Walking Tour

4. Rome: 2000 Years of History Guided Walking Tour

Get an insider’s view of Rome and experience the eternal city on a historical walking tour alongside a local professional guide. Admire the majestic Colosseum the largest ancient amphitheater ever built. See the Roman Forum which was at the center of day-to-day life in Rome as early as the 5th century BC. Walkthrough the bustling Spanish Steps and onto the famous Trevi Fountain, the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. Stop at the Piazza Colonna and the Italian Parliament Building. Your friendly local guide will tell you interesting facts and anecdotes about the city’s past and how Rome created the first republic in history. Visit the Pantheon, the most impressive and best-preserved ancient Roman building, which set the rules of modern architecture. Wander around charming little streets and be surprised by the amazing San Luigi de’ Francesi church where it is possible to see three spectacular Caravaggio masterpieces. Enjoy a much-needed espresso at the Senators’ preferred coffee shop next to the Senate building, before reaching Piazza Navona where the marvelous Fountain of the Four Rivers lies. Finally, reach the Piazza del Campidoglio designed by the renowned Michelangelo. Snap everlasting memories of this incredible city and its ancient architecture to share with your friends and family.

Rome: Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps & Pantheon

5. Rome: Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps & Pantheon

Rome’s famous squares, monuments, fountains and artists offer you the very best attractions on this 2.5-hour afternoon walking tour. Let the Eternal City enchant you as you stroll through its picturesque cobblestone alleyways, and discover some of the world’s most famous sites, such as the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Travel back in time and admire all of the city’s must-see art and architecture, in a single afternoon! Begin in Piazza del Popolo, the traditional northern “door to Rome,” with the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo as the first church that visitors to Rome would see upon entering its gates. The Spanish Steps, with its lively atmosphere and stunning views, bring you down into the winding alleys of the heart of the historic center, where you will encounter the ornate Trevi Fountain. Throw a coin in the fountain and promise to return! Continue with a stop at Piazza Colonna and see the column erected by Marcus Aurelius that is now considered by Romans as the very center of the city. We will also stop at the Pantheon to explore its impressive concrete dome and open oculus. Nearby, visit Piazza Navona to get a close-up view of Bernini’s famous “Fountain of the Four Rivers,” triumphantly marking its ornate center. Finally, you will go to Piazza Navona for a taste of one of the liveliest and most famous piazzas in Rome.

Rome: 3-Hour Baroque Walking Tour

6. Rome: 3-Hour Baroque Walking Tour

Starting from Piazza del Popolo, an enormous square with the city’s second obelisk in the center, which was brought to Rome by Augustus and re-erected here by the architect Domenico Fontana under Sixtus V (1589). In the square, the beautiful church of Santa Maria del Popolo is one of the most interesting in Rome, rich in works of arts and masterpieces of Raphael and Caravaggio. Arrive at the Spanish Steps and Spanish Square with the charming monumental flight of steps (1772), whose sinuous line harmoniously follows the slope of the hill. At its feet is the graceful fountain La Barcaccia by Pietro Bernini. At the top of the Spanish Steps is the Church of Trinità dei Monti with the two cupolas, and in front of its façade is an obelisk, which was taken from the Sallustian Gardens in 1789. Then, go to the Trevi Fountain, the most spectacular fountain in Rome. It was built by two Popes starting in 1730, with the legend that whoever throws a coin in will assure his return to Rome. The large fountain is located along a side of Poli Palace, decorated with statues and bas-reliefs on heaps of rocks and the water gushes from every part. Almost halfway up Via del Corso, the principal Roman street, is the Piazza Colonna with the column of Marcus Aurelius. On the square, you'll find Chigi Palace, the minister’s office. On the opposite side of Via del Corso is the Colonna Gallery. Montecitorio Palace at the square close by with the same name, is the headquartes of the Chamber of Deputies. The Pantheon, the best preserved monument of Ancient Rome and one of the most beautiful, is located in the picturesque Piazza della Rotonda with the wonderful fountain designed by Giacomo Della Porta, surmounted by the little obelisk Ramses II. The Baroque Rome Tour ends at Piazza Navona. Built on the site of the stadium of Domitian (84 AD) used for athletic competitions, in the middle of 17th Century under the pontificate of Innocent X Pamphilj (1644-1655) became the most beautiful square in Rome with the amazing Fountain of the Four Rivers built by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who designed it as a base for an  Egyptian Obelisk, with the Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone and the Pamphilj Palace built by Girolamo Rainaldi and Francesco Borromini.

Rome: Fountains and Squares Guided Walking Tour

7. Rome: Fountains and Squares Guided Walking Tour

Admire the charming squares and famous fountains of Rome on a guided walking tour. Check out some of the city's most well-known attractions, such as the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon as you explore. Meet your tour guide in front of Bernini's fountain in Navona Square before embarking on a trip through Roman history. Learn fascinating details from your guide as you walk this ancient city's streets. Marvel at one of the most well preserved historical sites of the Italian capital: the Pantheon. Discover the history behind this former Pagan temple, which was converted into a Basilica at the beginning of the 17th century. Walk to Colonna Square and check out Emperor Marcus Aurelius' Doric marble column depicting the Danubian Wars. Gaze up at the bronze statue of St. Paul at the top. Make a wish and toss a coin in to the famous Trevi Fountain. Finish your tour in Spagna Square, home to the well-known Spanish Steps and the Barcaccia Fountain.

Rome: 3-Hour Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

8. Rome: 3-Hour Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

Discover the pretty squares and fountains of Rome on a 3-hour walking tour and learn about the ancient city and its main highlights. Follow the crowd and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, admire the marble column of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius on Piazza Colonna, and see the historic Palazzo Chigi and Palazzo Montecitorio. Walk towards the ancient Pantheon and pass the remains of the Temple of Hadrian and the Church of St. Ignatius on your way. Then, enter the best-preserved temple of Ancient Rome on arrival to see the tombs of Raphael, Queen Margherita and King Victor Emmanuel II. Visit Rome's first university and the Senate House on the way to Piazza Navona, built by the emperor Domitian and adorned with beautiful fountains by Bernini. Discover the city's best gelaterias, cafés, restaurants and shops along the way.

Rome: Colosseum Priority Access & Best of Rome Walking Tour

9. Rome: Colosseum Priority Access & Best of Rome Walking Tour

Start your tour at the incredible Colosseum. Here, you will enjoy skip-the-line priority access and a professional expert will guide you through the Colosseum and the Ancient city of Rome. You'll learn all about the crazy careers of gladiators and the dirty business and politics that decided their fate. The ancient city part of the tour visits:  The emperor's palace on Palatine Hill Arch of Titus Arch of Constantine Roman Forum Julius Caeser's Tomb Once finished, the guide will give you suggestions for the best places to eat in town. The guide can help you find what best suits your needs. You will be given ample time to eat and relax before meeting the guide again in the afternoon for the Best of Rome walking tour. This is truly an unforgettable experience. Walking through Rome's city center is like a time machine and you can see the contrast between different eras of this city's history. The Best of Rome walking tour will begin at 5 PM. You can expect to see: Piazza Venezia (the wedding cake building) Trevi Fountain Temple of Hadrian Church of St. Ignazio Loyola Pantheon Piazza Navona

Rome: Highlights of the City Tour with a Local

10. Rome: Highlights of the City Tour with a Local

Your dolce vita adventure begins where the famous film was written by Italy’s greatest film director, Federico Fellini. Enjoy a stroll down the Via Margutta, a street famous for inspiring painters, sculptors, artisans, poets and musicians and learn about the artists that have lived here through the centuries. Pass by the home of Fellini where he lived with his actress wife Giulietta Masina and as you do you guide will talk a little of about his life and career. Staying with the Hollywood theme, then check out the house that stood in as Gregory Peck’s home in the iconic Audrey Hepburn movie Roman Holiday. Nearby, stumble across the apartment where Pablo Picasso lived, over 100 years ago. Stop at a local cafe that was once the private art studio of Antonio Canova, a well-known and respected sculpture artist of the 19th century. Admire the elaborate marble sculpture as you enjoy a true Roman Espresso (your guide will teach you how to order it, the Roman way) and listen to your guide talk about Italian coffee culture and the many local roasters that have sprung up around the city center. Your next stop is the Monumental Staircase. A total of 135 steps lead to the Trinita del Monti church that overlooks the Spanish Steps and the Barcaccia Fountain by Bernini. As you wind your way through the atmospheric Roman streets, heading towards the Trevi fountain, stumble across one of the local partner's favorite wine bars, where you will stop to taste local wine from the foothills of Rome, accompanied by local salumi, cheese (including Pecorino Romano) and delicious focaccia bread. Visit the world-famous Trevi Fountain, which has become the stuff of legend since Anita Ekberg’s midnight frolic caused an international sensation in the 1960 movie that’s given our tour its title. Pass through a shopping gallery dedicated to Roman legend and comedy actor, Alberto Sordi and arrive at the Pantheon, one of the world’s greatest and best-preserved Roman temples. Your taste of the Roman good life will end at the Piazza Navona, site of the spectacular Four Rivers fountain by Bernini. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your expert local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay in ravishing Rome.

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What people are saying about Piazza Colonna

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 316 reviews

The idea is very good, and everything worked out at the beginning, but then unfortunately there was a problem with the network connection and we had to cancel the tour. The on-site organizer immediately reimbursed us for the costs in full without a dispute and invited us to the museum with an audio guide. Technical problems can always happen. Should we ever come to Rome again we will be happy to try again because the part we started was really nice!

Circuit in marvelous streets of Rome armed with a tablet. Our 11 year old son loved it and walked for a long time without noticing. The puzzles at the museum and the museum very popular too! To recommend Charming welcome

It was a great experience that took me to places I would never have seen otherwise. The staff was super friendly and very patient... All round perfect fun...

Excellent experience Ideal for stimulating a child to walk and visit historical places looking at them from a point of view more compatible with him

Super knowledgeable friendly guide a great experience highly recommend this tour you won't be disappointed