Guided tour

Rome: Settings of the Opera Tosca Walking Private Tour

Activity provider: Touriks
Guided tour

Rome: Settings of the Opera Tosca Walking Private Tour

Activity provider: Touriks

From US$ 139.90 per person

Explore the beauty of Rome while being guided through the sites where the acts of the famous opera Tosca take place. Feel the spirit of Puccini's masterpiece and experience the city in an authentic way.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore central Rome on a guided walking tour
  • Walking through narrow streets and across historical squares
  • Visit the church of St. Andrea della Valle and the Pantheon
  • Discover Piazza Farnese and Piazza Navona
Full description
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.
  • Guided tour
  • Headsets to hear the guide
  • Entrance to Sant'Andrea della Valle church
  • Entrance to the Pantheon
  • Entrance to Farnese Palace or Sant'Angelo Castle
  • Tips (optional)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in the square by the entrance of "Teatro Argentina", in front of the Ancient Roman ruins close to the tram stop.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Short skirts
  • Sleeveless shirts
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Mario was an excellent, intelligent, and informed guide. He was able to tailor his tour to our specific interests and did so with joy, enthusiasm, and good humor.

July 3, 2022

Product ID: 159533