Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore Tours

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Rome: E-Bike Night Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

1. Rome: E-Bike Night Tour with Food and Wine Tasting

Explore the beautiful city of Rome at night on a guided tour by e-bike with an art historian guide. You will see iconic landmarks like the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Capitoline hill, and more before tasting some traditional Italian meats with a glass of wine. Begin your adventure close to St. Maria Maggiore, one of the most beautiful basilicas of Rome. Pedal up to the top of the Aventino hill and admire one of the most striking sunset panoramas of the eternal city. Enjoy the views over the Fori Imperiali, Campidoglio, and Circo Massimo by dusk. Then, head for the Trevi Fountain, and make a wish as you throw a coin in. See popular landmarks such as the Colosseo and San Pietro, illuminated by the moonlight biking through little-known streets far away from the city traffic. End the adventure with the cold cuts accompanied by a glass of wine.

Rome: Murder Mysteries of Rome Guided Walking Tour

2. Rome: Murder Mysteries of Rome Guided Walking Tour

Peel back the layers of Rome's ghastly past on this chilling walking tour with a local guide. Uncover sights like the Church of Santa Maria which is decorated with human bones and skulls. Meet your guide in Piazza di Campo de' Fiori, whose history is shadowed in witchery and secrets. Embark on a spooky journey through Rome's ancient streets as you guide tells you fascinating stories of murders, prisoners, and tortured spirits. Stops at historical sites both on and off the beaten path along the way. Your itinerary may vary, but likely stops include the Church of Santa Maria which is adorned with human remains and the St. Angelo Bridge, where sinners were killed and put on display. Finish your spine-chilling experience outside of the Castel San Angelo with a new perspective on the city.

Rome: Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica Guided Tour

3. Rome: Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica Guided Tour

Join a walking tour of the Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, located on Esquiline Hill. Discover the secrets of this impressive monument, one of the four papal basilicas in Rome. The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore was built on the site where the Virgin Mary appeared in a dream of pope Liberius. This is also where a blanket of snow appeared on the hill in the middle of summer. Find out how the locals commemorate this miracle every year with white flower petals. See the 14th-century bell tower, the highest bell tower in Rome standing tall at 75 meters. It is said that there are pieces of wood from Jesus' crib underneath the altar (Sacra Culla). Visit the patriarchal basilica, which contains the funerary monuments of Pope Clement IX, Paul V, and Nicolas IV. Discover a number of other famous Catholics who are buried here as well, including saint Jerome and the artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

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based on 53 reviews

We had Ivana as our guide for the evening we booked. Ivana had great stories and a great sense of humour that made us enjoy the experience more! If you get Ivana as your guide, you will not regret it! Ivana also gave us great recommendations to eat and the Pope’s gelato supplier.

We had the most amazing evening on our E- bike night tour with Elias. He made all the difference. He was just the best guide and made the experience extra special. Our group of 4 felt that the E-bike tour was the highlight of our time in Rome.

One of our highlights in Rome!! Dilala was our guide and she was amazing - very chill and very knowledgeable. Incredibly interesting and thrilling stories. Highly recommended!

Our tour guide Delilah was AMAZING! All of the stops along the tour and the stories were so interesting. This was honestly my favorite experience in Rome.

Great experience travelling around Rome by bike in an evening to see more than you could ever achieve by walking. Extremely knowledgeable guide too.