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Rome Night Segway Tour

1. Rome Night Segway Tour

Experience Rome at night on a 2.5-hour Segway tour of some of its most historic sights, and soak up the infectious energy of “La Dolce Vita” after dark. Meet your Segway leader on  Via dei Delfini for a short orientation session and briefing. Once you are comfortable on the easy-to-use Segways, glide from Trajan’s Forum - the last of the imperial fora - to the Campidoglio (Capitoline Hill), one of the legendary 7 hills of Rome. The Segway leaders will take care of you throughout your tour, and share fascinating stories about the history and culture of Rome. Go to Piazza Navona to experience the energy of Rome at its most accute. Then, visit the Temple of Hadrian and Pantheon, temple to all gods. Cruise along an historic alley to the Spanish Steps. Your last stop will be the Trevi Fountain, where you can throw in a coin to ensure that you will one day return to Rome.

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Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small Group Tour

2. 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.

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Rome: Ancient Monuments 3-Hr Small Group Tour with Colosseum

3. Rome: Ancient Monuments 3-Hr Small Group Tour with Colosseum

Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire on a half-day guided tour of the main monuments of Ancient Rome. Meet your guide by the Colosseum, and start your tour in the greatest amphitheater built by the Romans. Your guide will bring 2,000 years of history to life, telling stories of the ferocious battles between man and beast put on for Roman citizens. Commissioned by Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD, and inaugurated by his son and successor Titus in 80 AD, the ampitheater remains one of the world’s architectural marvels. Next, follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors on a walk through the Imperial Forum, and learn how it was once the center of religious, political and commercial life in Rome. Hear the history of the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, and learn about the Tabularium. Go to the Temple of Hadrian, now incorporated into a later building in Piazza di Pietra. See the original Roman street level below ground in the piazza. End at the Pantheon, the majestic temple of all Gods, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa in 27 BC. Marvel at the stunning entrance and massive interior, where marble from across the globe can be seen on the floor and walls. Used as a burial site since the Renaissance, the Pantheon’s tombs include the painter Raphael, and 2 kings of Italy.

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Discover Rome: Walking City Tour

4. Discover Rome: Walking City Tour

Discover the secrets of the Eternal City and learn of its rich history throughout the centuries, stopping at the most breathtaking sites, monuments and squares along the way. Arrive at the office and meet your expert guide to begin with an introduction and stroll along the famous Imperial Forum road and admire the ruins of the Roman Forum on either side before arriving at Piazza Venezia and Trajan’s Column. From here the next stop is the Trevi Fountain, the most famous fountain in Rome. Hear the connection between water and the city as the guide points out interesting details in its beautiful facade. From the Trevi, pass through the busy shopping street of Via del Corso and into Piazza di Pietra, a little-known square that is home to the Temple of Hadrian. Walk further into the historic center along the cobbles and come upon the Pantheon, the most well-preserved building in Rome. Hear the amazing feats in Roman architecture and marvel at its dome, which is the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world. Inside, peer up at its oculus and learn of the famous figures in history whose tombs are inside, such as the artist Raphael. Just near the Pantheon there is the small church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva and Bernini’s beloved Elephant statue standing just outside. Continue from here to Largo di Torre Argentina, which is believed to be the site of Julius Caesar's assassination. The final stop will be Piazza Navona, the largest and most elegant square in Rome and also the site of Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers. Learn about the wonderful elements that comprise this beautiful fountain and the meaning behind them. Finish up with a tasty authentic Italian gelato as you say farewell!

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Vatican City and Ancient Rome Full-Day Small Group Tour

5. Vatican City and Ancient Rome Full-Day Small Group Tour

Travel back to the days of emperors and popes, and see the highlights of the papal collections on a 2-part, 6-hour tour of Rome. Start your full-day tour at the Arch of Constantine, and journey through Ancient Rome as you travel back to the days of the Roman Republic. Explore the vast Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre) to experience up-close the greatest arena the Romans built. Your guide will bring 2,000 years of history to life, telling stories of the ferocious battles between man and beast put on for the delight of Roman citizens. Then, follow in the footsteps of Roman emperors on a walk through the Imperial Forum. Learn how it was once the center of religious, political and commercial life in Rome. Hear the history of the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina. Learn the story of the Tabularium. Go to the Temple of Hadrian, now incorporated into a building in Piazza di Pietra, where you can see the original Roman street level below ground. End your morning tour at the Pantheon, the majestic temple of all gods. Commissioned by Marcus Agrippa in 27BC, its massive interior and inlaid marble floors is home to a burial site since the Renaissance times, where the tombs of Raphael and the kings of Italy can be found. Following a break for lunch, go to the Vatican Museums to discover the world’s most precious art collection. Skip the long ticket lines to enter the museums, and tour in a group of no more than 12 people for a more intimate experience. Collected by popes over many centuries, the collection includes works by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini. See Michelangelo’s legendary frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Go to the Octagonal Courtyard to look at the Belvedere Apollo statue. Discover Greek and Roman masterpieces in the Pio Clementino Museum. Wander through the Gallery of Tapestries to see Flemish tapestries by Raphael’s pupils. Marvel at works by ancient cartographers in the Gallery of Maps. Then, go inside St. Peter's Basilica to see more masterpieces by Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bernini, including Michelangelo’s “La Pieta” beneath the dome of the world’s largest church.

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Rome: 2-Hour Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour

6. Rome: 2-Hour Highlights & Hidden Gems Private Walking Tour

Uncover the little-known treasures of Rome on a private guided walking tour. Explore narrow alleys, hidden riches of art and history, and grand piazzas and fountains. Follow your guide as you learn the history of this Eternal City and its ancient roots. Admire Renaissance and Baroque architecture, visit markets and savor the perfume of Rome's everyday life. See top attractions like the Spanish Steps, neighborhood gems like the Antico Caffè Greco, and wonders such as the famous Trevi Fountain.

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Rome: Private City Center Tour

7. Rome: Private City Center Tour

This tour of the city center will give you the opportunity to discover Rome from artistic, historical, and legendary points of view. You'll stroll from the Spanish Steps to Navona Square, jumping forward and backward in time from the Roman Empire to modern times. Start from the Spanish Steps, where you will learn about the name of this area of the city before advancing onward to Trevi Fountain. Following that, continue your stroll through the amazing roads of Rome and get to St. Ignatius Church, which is famous for its 3D-effect ceiling created in the 17th century. You'll then visit the Pantheon, the best preserved building of Ancient Rome where Raphael requested to be buried. Your tour continues with the Church of St. Luigi dei Francesi, where you will learn about one of the most famous artists of the Italian Art history: Caravaggio. Finally, end your tour in Piazza Navona, the symbol of the Baroque Style in Rome. This was a place created by some of the greatest minds of the 17th century: Bernini and Borromini.

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What people are saying about Piazza di Pietra

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 716 reviews

Our guide was hiara. She was there on time. We were the only guests. Her historical knowledge and her understanding of art made the 6-hour tour a unique experience. Her pedagogical skills, with which she involved our 15 year old granddaughter, will remain in her memory for a long time Chiara, thank you again for the lively company through ancient Rome We wish you all the best for your future Best regards from the Bauer's m

Thank you, it was very pleasant, informative with surprising details and a love of history. The tour with our guide, in the small group (7 people), was really worthwhile and also fine for our junior (10). Clear recommendation!

Exciting tour having started at the Pantheon, Judy the guide was wonderful. My 11 year old daughter who is learning Latin and I loved this approach to ancient Rome, a great achievement!

Serena was excellent and went out of her way to make a unique tour experience based on our groups wishes. Would book other tours with her again!

Nice and insightful guided tour of Rome. Many thanks to Marion for all the information. I can only recommend it.