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Rome: Fountains and Piazzas Walking Tour

1. Rome: Fountains and Piazzas Walking Tour

Join an expert guide on an enchanting journey through the historic cobbled streets of the Eternal City. Hear tales of history and intrigue from throughout the centuries. First, explore the Trevi Fountain and the beautiful Spanish Steps. Learn about the history of these stunning monuments and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the area. Then, head to the Pantheon, the best-preserved building of Ancient Rome. Marvel at the scale of the building and the giant columns, and look through the famous oculus of the dome. Learn about the incredible history of this monument that spans nearly 2,000 years. End your tour at Piazza Navona, one of Rome’s most splendid squares, home to Bernini’s renowned Fountain of the Four Rivers.

Rome: Settings of the Opera Tosca Walking Private Tour

2. 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.

From Rome: Private Tour to Orvieto and Caprarola with Lunch

3. From Rome: Private Tour to Orvieto and Caprarola with Lunch

The day's program spreads out in this way: at 8:00 a.m. the driver will meet you at the place you have indicated to meet and welcome you before departing in comfort to Caprarola. The road to this location is extra-urban and you will get to see the Latium countryside and its landscapes. Upon reaching Caprarola you will find yourself in the presence of the imposing Villa Farnese. This sumptuous mansion, built by the noble family that gives it its name, is one of the finest examples of Mannerist architecture and has a peculiar pentagonal shape positioned above the town's built-up area. The interior is a veritable treasure trove with impressive artistic works that will leave you totally speechless, opening up a world of colors, images and glimpses that you do not expect. The guide's passion for this important monument will frame an interesting visit that will stimulate your curiosity. At the end of the visit, we will drive up for the second stop of the day, that is, to Civita di Bagnoregio or otherwise known as "the dying town." This hamlet in the municipality of Bagnoregio is located on high ground in the middle of a valley of gullies, which gives it a special evocative quality. It can be reached by a footbridge that connects the town to the parking lot. It is nicknamed the "dying town" as the weathering erosion is causing the decay of the village and the hills where it sits on. With your guide you will have the opportunity to take a walk through the alleys of Civita before settling down at the restaurant for lunch. With our energy restored and our stomachs full, we set off again on the last leg of this journey through upper Lazio and southern Umbria, reaching Orvieto. This fascinating city contains an incredibly rich underground of tunnels, caves, wells and Etruscan remains and a series of artistic works, the most important and famous of which is the Duomo. Of this rich heritage, together with your guide you will walk through the city streets to capture the atmosphere and colors and then visit two important pieces of this heritage, both underground: The Well of the Quarry and St. Patrick's Well (the latter we are sure will leave you speechless). At the end of the visits you will have some free time to continue freely visiting Orvieto before getting back into your car and returning to Rome

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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.