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Piazza del Popolo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rome: Guided City Center Evening Sightseeing Walking Tour

1. Rome: Guided City Center Evening Sightseeing Walking Tour

Take in the sights in the center of Rome in the evening light during this guided walking tour. Travel from the grand Piazza del Popolo to the vibrant Campo de’ Fiori market. View iconic sights like the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the ancient Pantheon. Meet your guide at Piazza del Popolo, where churches, fountains, and monuments tastefully embellish the square. Walk up to the Pincio Terrace to admire the sunset over Rome and enjoy breathtaking views over the city. Visit 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. Visit Piazza della Rotonda and admire the exterior of the historic Pantheon. Built in 27 B.C. the Pantheon was dedicated to all the Roman gods. In the 7th century, it was converted to a church dedicated to Mary and the martyrs. It is also the resting place of some major Renaissance artists, including Raffaello. Admire Bernini’s magnificent 4 Rivers Fountain in the center of iconic Piazza Navona. 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. End your evening walk at Campo de' Fiori, a site that at one time was noted for races and executions. In the center of the square you’ll see the statue of Giordano Bruno. Today Campo de’ Fiori is a busy marketplace in the morning and a center of nightlife after the sun goes down. It’s the perfect place to continue your evening in the Eternal City after your guided tour.

Rome: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

2. Rome: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

Experience the sights of Rome from the River Tiber with a ticket to the hop-on and hop off boat cruise for 24 hours. Relax on the open upper decks or comfortable lower lounges, while the on board commentary provides a history of the city and bridges as they glide by. Stretching from the bridge of Nenni to Tiberina Island, the total distance of the cruise is approximately 6 kilometers (3.6 miles). Your ticket is valid for any departure from 4 stops:  1. Isola Tiberina: Lungotevere Degli Anguillara side 2. Angelo Bridge: Lungotevere Tor Di Nona side 3. Justice Palace: Lungotevere Marzio 4. Popolo Square: Lungotevere In Augusta The tour takes you to beautiful sites such as Piazza del Popolo, Castel S. Angelo, the Vatican City, and more. Jump off at the pier on Isola Tiberina to walk across to Piazza Venezia, Piazza Di Spagna, and the Bocca della Verità. From the pier at Castel S. Angelo, you are just steps from St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City. Commentary is bilingual in English, with French, Spanish, Italian, German or Chinese, depending on the majority of customers on board.

Rome City Center and Villa Borghese Tour by Segway

3. Rome City Center and Villa Borghese Tour by Segway

Explore Rome on a guided Segway tour to sights like Piazza di Pietra. Glide through Villa Borghese and climb up Pincian Hill without breaking a sweat. Cruise through the Campo Marzio district with ease.  Learn how to operate a Segway upon meeting your guide on Piazza del Popolo, and then head towards the grounds of the magnificent Villa Borghese once everyone is confident on this easy-to-ride, self-balancing vehicle. Discover the ancient monuments of the third largest park in Rome, including the legendary Borghese Gallery, home to a treasure trove of art by the most famous painters from Italy.  Continue to the lake before riding over to Piazza di Siena. Make your way up the Pincio (Pincian Hill) to get breathtaking view over the city. Head back down into the bustling city center and visit some of the main squares and alleyways of the Campo Marzio district.  Admire the impressive Pantheon and get a closer look at the colonnades of the Temple of Hadrian in Piazza di Pietra. See Bernini's glorious Fontana della Barcaccia (Fountain of the Boat) in Piazza di Spagna at the foot of the Spanish Steps.

Discover Rome Tour by Segway

4. Discover Rome Tour by Segway

Your tour will depart from the Piazza del Popolo at the foot of the panoramic Pincio (Pincian Hill) terrace, where you will have a brief introductory training session on use of the Segways to ensure you are confident riding, before taking you on a tour of discovery of Rome’s most magnificent piazzas. You will see Piazza della Rotonda with the Pantheon and its many cafes located around the 13 obelisks of the city, Piazza Navona with Bernini’s colossal Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) and Campo dei Fiori with its famous daily market. Then, you will go across the Sant’Angelo bridge to the imposing Castel Sant’Angelo and Via della Conciliazione where you can admire the magnificent Cupola di San Pietro (dome of St. Peter’s), finishing in Piazza San Pietro with its superb colonnade. On the way back to Piazza del Popolo you will pass by the Ara Pacis Museum with the Mausoleum of Augustus.

Rome: Walking City Tour with a Guide

5. Rome: Walking City Tour with a Guide

Enjoy a fantastic walk through the squares of Rome with the support of one of our guides who will tell you the history and secrets of the most famous corners of the city. Explore Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Piazza dei Santi Apostoli, Pantheon, Piazza di Pietra, Trevi Fountain, and Piazza della Rotonda. Our tours will also leave in the event of rain, however, we will ensure that the tour runs safely. The duration of our tours may be longer than planned for reasons beyond our control.

Rome: Private City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk with Transfer

6. Rome: Private City Tour by Electric Tuk Tuk with Transfer

Take a trip back in time and discover what ancient Rome was like, visit the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus and the Pantheon. Enjoy the beauties of the Eternal City, its squares, its alleys and its statues. Admire the city from the top of its terraces and discover Rome in all its grandeur. Discover the charm of the Vatican City, with St. Peter's Basilica and its majestic square. Enjoy a good ice cream or an excellent coffee.

Rome Guided Golf Cart 3-Hour Tour

7. 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: Christmas Nativities and Angels Tour

8. Rome: Christmas Nativities and Angels Tour

This tour has been designed to showcase the magic of Christmastime in Rome and provide a better understanding of the importance of the holiday. Learn about local Christmas traditions and legends as you visit some of the most beautifully decorated spots in the city. The tour begins in Piazza del Popoli where you can admire the Twin Churches’ Christmas nativity. From here, cross the Piazza di Spagna to reach the Church of Santa Maria in Via where you can learn about the miraculous holy water. Continue the tour to Piazza Venezia and admire the stunning decorations while listening to historical anecdotes about Christmas in Rome. Next, marvel at the majestic Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli and the Holy Child, a sculpture baptized in the River Jordan that features as the center of the Christmas nativity scene. Stop in Piazza Navona, then cross the Bridge of Angels before ending the tour in the center of the Catholic world, Piazza San Pietro.

Rome: Early Morning E-Bike Tour

9. Rome: Early Morning E-Bike Tour

The morning e-bike tours are led by expert local guides who ride with you inside the Eternal City. They explain how to use the 3D visor during the tour, while providing you with history and curiosities about each monument. Explore the Colosseum as never before through the interactive 3D certified reconstruction, integrated by a narrative voice of your guide and epic background music. Explore the city as it was 2000 years ago. A real moving and multi-sensory family experience, suitable for all ages.  The tour follows a carefully-designed itinerary, stopping at Rome’s most popular sites and recreating the ancient settings. You will see 3D reconstructions of the Circus Maximus, the School of the Gladiators, and much more. Your guide will always be with you, who will inform you about everything you really see with the 3D visors. Other viewpoints throughout the route include the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine and Imperial Forum, Venice square, Trajan forum Pantheon, Navona square, Campo dei Fiori, Trastevere, and Capitoline Hill.

Rome: Haunted City Exploration Game

10. Rome: Haunted City Exploration Game

After you buy the quest, receive a code which grants you access to the quest in the app (the app is free to download). Along the way, find the story of the most prolific executioner in Rome, discover the church of chained spirits, and see the woman who was cursed to lose her hands. Find out many other stories of the people who lived and died in these 10 places that you’ll visit. The quest can be played at any hour, but it is recommended that you try it at night, for the full haunted experience. It will take you from 1 to 2 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so you can finish it at your own pace. The total length is about 3.5 km. Each clue will lead you from one place to another, giving you exact directions, so you won’t need a map or GPS. When you solve it and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. You won’t need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point (Piazza del Popolo) and you’re ready to go on a city exploration adventure. For larger groups, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphone. Alternatively, each person can purchase their own ticket. You can play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or you can split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end.

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What people are saying about Piazza del Popolo

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,115 reviews

This was an excellent way to se the city. Literally hop off, go for a walk see some sights and then hop on again. Purchased the tickets from internet in the morning, easy to find boat as its right there in the city, on the river. Very peaceful cruise and views that differed from being on street level.

The Segway experience was great fun and very informative. We were taken to Borghese Park following a practice run and we were very impressed with our guides knowledge and enthusiasm. The city part of the tour was easier than we anticipated, and we visited many attractions without any issues.

Our host (not sure his name :/ ) was amazing! The segways themselves are a lot of fun to ride and pretty easy to get good at, and definitely make a difference when you’re in the heat all day. Overall a great experience and I would 100% do it again!

Such a fun and unique way to explore Rome. The guide really topped off the experience - he was informative, funny and made the whole experience even more enjoyable. Thank you for a wonderful tour

Great guide and the tour was perfect to know the multiple spots in rome.