Add dates

Piazza Farnese

Piazza Farnese: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rome: Jewish Ghetto & Campo de Fiori by Night Food Tour

1. Rome: Jewish Ghetto & Campo de Fiori by Night Food Tour

Enjoy an intimate food and culture tour of Rome in the evening, and see the major sights of the “Eternal City” as you feast on homemade pasta, pastries, and more. Meet your guide on Piazza Mattei in the Jewish Ghetto, and stroll off to discover ancient squares that hum with restaurants and market life.  See baroque fountains and statues that strike poses before imposing architecture. Stop at 7 different tasting venues en route, including restaurants, delicatessens, and other notable sites. Go to Piazza Navona, built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian and site of a city market in the late 15th century. See some of Rome’s finest baroque architecture, and Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers). Visit the site of a medieval market at Campo de’ Fiori and admire the local atmosphere. Learn about the death of Julius Caesar at Pompey Theatre, and pass some of the most significant remains of Ancient Rome, including the Theatre of Marcellus, the Temple of Apollo, and the Portico of Octavia. Fine wine and local fare take center stage throughout, with tastings at venues loved by the locals. Discover sites the guidebooks don’t mention, and listen to stories of local lore. Meet people who take great pride in the quality of their products, whether it’s pizza, pasta, or fresh vegetables prepared as they have been for generations.

Dark Heart of Rome - Facts, Legend & Mystery Walking Tour

2. Dark Heart of Rome - Facts, Legend & Mystery Walking Tour

When the sun sets in Rome another side to the city comes to life. This darker, more mysterious Rome is one where facts and legends are intertwined to stimulate the imagination as much as the eye. On this 90-minute evening tour, you'll discover the sunset Rome known only to a select few! Your guide will bring the Eternal City’s most enthralling historical and supernatural mysteries to life in a highly entertaining and informative tour. You will stroll along winding lanes in the city's historic center and hear ghostly tales that form part of a lesser-known history of Rome. Departing from Sant'Andrea Della Valle Church, you will walk in the shadows of sights such as the Campo de Fiori, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Via del Governo Vecchio, Via Giulia, Piazza Farnese, and Castel Sant'Angelo. Prepare to be a little spooked, but expect to be highly entertained!

Segway tour by night

3. Segway tour by night

If you’d like to see the major highlights of ancient Rome at night and are looking for an alternative to a bus or walking tour, join this Moonlight Promenade Tour by Segway and see all the important monuments ! After a short training session to ensure that you’re comfortable operating the Segway, your tour leader will take you on a specially arranged route. You’ll visit many important sites in the city hidden gems, roll through little alleys and feel the night life vibrations. Please note that the tour stops at the main churches, galleries and monuments, but doesn't tour the interiors due to time constraints.

Dark Heart of Rome: Facts, Legends, and Mystery Tour

4. Dark Heart of Rome: Facts, Legends, and Mystery Tour

When the sun sets in Rome, another side of the city comes to life. It is an older and more mysterious Rome, where facts and legends are intertwined to stimulate the imagination as much as the eye. This 90-minute evening tour is the tour to take if you want to discover that Rome, known only to a select few! Your guide will bring the Eternal City’s most enthralling historical and supernatural mysteries to life in a highly entertaining and informative tour. You will stroll along winding lanes in the city's historic center, and hear ghostly tales that form part of Rome’s lesser-known history. Departing from Sant' Andrea Della Valle Church, walk in the shadow of sights such as the Campo de Fiori, where public executions used to take place. Walk down the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, and through the Piazza Farnese, dominated by fountains formed out of granite stone basins. See the Castel Sant’ Angelo, site of the Mausoleum of Hadrian, and walk down the Via Giulia, one of the first planning projects in Renaissance Rome.

Rome: Settings of the Opera Tosca Walking Private Tour

5. Rome: Settings of the Opera Tosca Walking Private Tour

Tosca is the most famous opera of Puccini and is set entirely in Rome. It is a story about the love and jealousy between Tosca, a young girl of the Roman aristocracy, and Cavaradossi, a famous painter of the time. Visit the actual sites where the drama takes place. Admire the beauty of central Rome as you "travel" through the main acts of the opera. Begin the tour at the Roman ruins of Largo Argentina and visit the church of Sant'Andrea Della Valle, one of the greatest expressions of 16th-century art. Here you will admire the frescoes by Domenichino and Lanfranchi, as well as the first baroque dome of the city. Discover the location of the jealous outburst of Tosca. Walk through the very popular Campo de'Fiori as you get to the second stop of the tour, Piazza Farnese. This is one of the most fascinating squares of central Rome and is where the second act of the opera is set. Here, learn about the history and mysteries of the beautiful Palazzo Farnese, one of the jewels of Renaissance Rome, and of the two twin fountains in the square. Stroll across Piazza Navona with your guide and marvel at Rome's most beautiful monument, the Pantheon. End your tour at the very famous Castel Sant'Angelo, by the Tiber river and close to the Vatican. Discover the long history of this fort, from its original function as the mausoleum of Emperor Adrian, to its role as a hiding place for archives and treasures of the Vatican. It is here that Puccini sets the tragic, last act of his opera.

Rome Squares and Fountains: 3-Hour Walking Tour

6. Rome Squares and Fountains: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Your 3-hour guided walk starts in Campo de’ Fiori, the lively square that hosts a famous marketplace and is remembered historically for the public executions that were held there. A few steps away from Campo de’ Fiori you’ll come to the charming Piazza Farnese and Palazzo Spada, known for the forced perspective technique introduced by Borromini. Admire Piazza Navona, the most elegant and joyful square in Rome. In the middle of the square you’ll see the Fountain of the 4 Rivers, a masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and on the western side of the square you’ll find Borromini’s famed church Sant’Agnese in Agone. The tour continues to Piazza della Rotonda, which is overlooked by the magnificent Pantheon. After crossing Via del Corso you’ll reach the well-known Trevi Fountain, a triumph of Baroque style. The final stop on the tour is Piazza di Spagna, where you’ll see the magnificent Fontana della Barcaccia masterpiece by Pietro Bernini, and the world-famous Spanish Steps.

Other Sightseeing Options in Piazza Farnese

Want to discover all there is to do in Piazza Farnese? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Piazza Farnese

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 549 reviews

Maria - our tour guide was fabulous! Even in the pouring rain. We ate so much food and chatted about life/ trips/ recommendations. My only suggestion would be is too book this fabulous tour on your first day. So much information!

Anytime we travel, we always find a food tour. This was our favorite tour! Food tours are always so much fun. History and food that goes with the area is perfect.

Amazing. One of the best things we did in Rome. Delicious food, good company and a terrific guide.

Excellent guide, very knowledgeable. A great way to see a difference side of Rome at night!

Everything was great and I personally think it was worth the price.