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Rome 3-Hour Evening Walking Tour

1. Rome 3-Hour Evening Walking Tour

On this 3-hour evening walking tour you’ll meet your guide at Piazza del Popolo, where churches, fountains, and monuments tastefully embellish the square. Walk up to the Pincio Terrace to admire the sunset over Rome and enjoy breathtaking views over the city. Visit the famous Piazza di Spagna and Bernini’s Barcaccia Fountain. Continue your walk to the stunning Trevi Fountain, which is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome. Legend has it that if you toss a coin over your left shoulder into the Fountain you’ll return to Rome one day. Visit Piazza della Rotonda and admire the exterior of the historic Pantheon. Built in 27 B.C. the Pantheon was dedicated to all the Roman gods. In the 7th century, it was converted to a church dedicated to Mary and the martyrs. It is also the resting place of some major Renaissance artists, including Raffaello. Admire Bernini’s magnificent 4 Rivers Fountain in the center of iconic Piazza Navona. The square also features other important sculptural and architectural creations, including the Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone by Borromini, Palazzo Pamphili, the Neptune Fountain at the northern end, and the Moor Fountain at the southern end. End your evening walk at Campo de' Fiori, a site that at one time was noted for races and executions. In the center of the square you’ll see the statue of Giordano Bruno. Today Campo de’ Fiori is a busy marketplace in the morning and a center of nightlife after the sun goes down. It’s the perfect place to continue your evening in the Eternal City after your guided tour.

Civitavecchia to Rome Shore Excursion by Private Car

2. Civitavecchia to Rome Shore Excursion by Private Car

Enjoy a private tour of Rome from Civitavecchia port with round-trip transportation included. Perfect for small groups of 2 to 8 people. An English-speaking driver will be available during the whole excursion and will assist travelers with basic information about the sites including suggestions. The tour begins with 08:00 departure from the pier of your cruise ship. You will find your driver directly under your boat with a sign and your name on it. Enjoy transportation from Civitavecchia port to Rome (approx. 1.5 hours). After approx. 1.5 hours (depending on traffic) you will stop in the city where you will visit the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum (only outside) and the center of ancient Rome where you will be dropped off to enjoy free time observing this breathtaking site of ancient Romans. Next, discover Venice Square, which is famous for the Vittoriano. This is also where Benito Mussolini made the declaration of the second World War. At Navona Square, observe the site where the Stadium of Domitian was built in 1st-century AD. Following, you will see the famous Pantheon, which was commissioned by Marco Agrippa as a Temple of all gods, and the Trevi fountain, which holds a legend that if visitors toss a coin, they are ensured a return in Rome. Next, visit the Spanish Square before ending your tour with a visit to the Vatican and St. Peter Basilica. Here, you'll have 1.5 hours of free time to explore independently.

Highlights of Rome: City Center 3-Hour Walking Tour

3. Highlights of Rome: City Center 3-Hour Walking Tour

Your 3-hour private guided walk begins at the Spanish Steps, next to the Barcaccia Fountain in the middle of the square. From here your guide will lead you to the Trevi Fountain, regarded as one of the most stunning fountains in the world. There’s a lot more than just beauty behind this famous fountain as you’ll soon hear from your guide. This tour of Rome’s squares and fountains continues to the Pantheon, built as a temple to all the gods of Olympus. The dome of the Pantheon, constructed in ancient times, is the largest in the world. After spending some time at the Pantheon, head to Piazza Navona, the delight of Baroque Rome, with architectural elements and sculptures by masters such as Bernini (Fountain of the 4 Rivers), Borromini, Rainaldi (the Church of St. Agnes in Agony), and da Cortona (the frescoes in the Palazzo Pamphili). Continue your walk to Campo de ‘Fiori. Since 1869 this square has been home to a colorful local market. Next your guide will show you the place of Julius Caesar’s assassination, known as Area Sacra di Largo di Torre Argentina. The final stop on your guided walk is at the Vittoriano, commemorating the unification of Italy. Work on this monument began in 1885, and it was inaugurated in 1911 in honor of Victor Emmanuel II of Savoy, the first king of Italy.

Rome: Guided City Walking Tour with Pantheon

4. Rome: Guided City Walking Tour with Pantheon

Your 3-hour private guided walking tour will begin at the Spanish Steps, next to the Barcaccia Fountain in the middle of the square. From here your guide will lead you to the Trevi Fountain, which is known as one of the most stunning fountains in the world. There’s a lot more than just beauty behind this famous fountain as you’ll soon hear from your guide. This tour of Rome’s squares and fountains continues to the Pantheon, built as a temple to all the gods of Olympus. The dome of the Pantheon, constructed in ancient times, is the largest in the world. After spending some time at the Pantheon, head to Piazza Navona, the delight of Baroque Rome, with architectural elements and sculptures by masters such as Bernini (Fountain of the 4 Rivers), Borromini, Rainaldi (the Church of St. Agnes in Agony), and da Cortona (the frescoes in the Palazzo Pamphili). Continue your walk to Campo de ‘Fiori. Since 1869 this square has been home to a colorful local market. Next your guide will show you the place of Julius Caesar’s assassination, known as Area Sacra di Largo di Torre Argentina. The final stop on your guided walk is at the Vittoriano, commemorating the unification of Italy. Work on this monument began in 1885, and it was inaugurated in 1911 in honor of Victor Emmanuel II of Savoy, the first king of Italy.

Rome: Combination Colosseum and Evening Walking Tour

5. Rome: Combination Colosseum and Evening Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Rome with a combination guided walking tour for small groups of up to 18 people. Skip the lines to explore the Colosseum and the Roman forum in the afternoon, then reconvene later in the evening for a romantic walking tour of historical Rome. After making your way to the first meeting point at 1:30 PM, enter the Colosseum directly with your skip-the-line access. Hear stories of gladiator fights while exploring the Colosseum's first and second tier with your professional guide, then learn about monuments like the Curia inside the Roman Forum after skipping the lines to enter there too. Next, admire the Capitoline Hill and its great view over the Roman Forum. Enjoy photo stops at Rome's big-name attractions, such as Piazza Venezia, Largo di Torre Argentina, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. The first part of this combination tour takes 3.5 hours. Later, join another group tour at 6:45 PM, beginning at the Piazza del Popolo. Follow your guide to the romantic Pincio Terrace to see the sunset over the Eternal City's beautiful squares, fountains, and rooftops. After sunset, visit the famous Piazza di Spagna and Bernini’s famous Barcaccia Fountain. Then, make your way to the stunning Trevi Fountain, the biggest Baroque fountain in Rome. Throw a coin into the fountain, which traditional legend holds will ensure a return to Rome in the future. Visit the historic Pantheon from the exterior, and admire beautiful Piazza Navona with Bernini’s magnificent Four Rivers Fountain in the center. End your romantic evening walk on Campo de' Fiori, a perfect place to continue your evening in the Eternal City after your guided tour. The second part of this tour also takes 3.5 hours. You can choose between an English or Spanish-speaking tour guide.

Rome: 3-Hour Baroque Walking Tour

6. Rome: 3-Hour Baroque Walking Tour

Starting from Piazza del Popolo, an enormous square with the city’s second obelisk in the center, which was brought to Rome by Augustus and re-erected here by the architect Domenico Fontana under Sixtus V (1589). In the square, the beautiful church of Santa Maria del Popolo is one of the most interesting in Rome, rich in works of arts and masterpieces of Raphael and Caravaggio. Arrive at the Spanish Steps and Spanish Square with the charming monumental flight of steps (1772), whose sinuous line harmoniously follows the slope of the hill. At its feet is the graceful fountain La Barcaccia by Pietro Bernini. At the top of the Spanish Steps is the Church of Trinità dei Monti with the two cupolas, and in front of its façade is an obelisk, which was taken from the Sallustian Gardens in 1789. Then, go to the Trevi Fountain, the most spectacular fountain in Rome. It was built by two Popes starting in 1730, with the legend that whoever throws a coin in will assure his return to Rome. The large fountain is located along a side of Poli Palace, decorated with statues and bas-reliefs on heaps of rocks and the water gushes from every part. Almost halfway up Via del Corso, the principal Roman street, is the Piazza Colonna with the column of Marcus Aurelius. On the square, you'll find Chigi Palace, the minister’s office. On the opposite side of Via del Corso is the Colonna Gallery. Montecitorio Palace at the square close by with the same name, is the headquartes of the Chamber of Deputies. The Pantheon, the best preserved monument of Ancient Rome and one of the most beautiful, is located in the picturesque Piazza della Rotonda with the wonderful fountain designed by Giacomo Della Porta, surmounted by the little obelisk Ramses II. The Baroque Rome Tour ends at Piazza Navona. Built on the site of the stadium of Domitian (84 AD) used for athletic competitions, in the middle of 17th Century under the pontificate of Innocent X Pamphilj (1644-1655) became the most beautiful square in Rome with the amazing Fountain of the Four Rivers built by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who designed it as a base for an  Egyptian Obelisk, with the Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone and the Pamphilj Palace built by Girolamo Rainaldi and Francesco Borromini.

Piazzas & Fountains of Rome Walking Tour

7. Piazzas & Fountains of Rome Walking Tour

Stroll through the heart of Rome on a guided walking tour and discover some of the most iconic sights of Rome. Visit Navona Square, the most elegant of all Roman squares, a cosmopolitan meeting place with many outdoor cafes and seasonal fairs, where the famous Bernini’s Four Rivers Fountain stands. Discover the church of San Luigi dei Francesi that houses the world-renowned cycle of paintings by Caravaggio. See the Pantheon, the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome and one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings. Visit the Piazza Colonna with the famous Marcus Aurelius column and Trevi Fountain, the largest baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world, surely one of the icons of Rome. See the Spanish Square with its eighteenth-century atmosphere created by the ochre-colored buildings, Bernini’s fountain La Barcaccia and the magnificent and celebrated Spanish Steps that lead up to the Church of Trinità dei Monti. Off the Piazza, there are boutiques of the most famous high fashion brands.   

Rome: Fountains and Squares Guided Walking Tour

8. Rome: Fountains and Squares Guided Walking Tour

Admire the charming squares and famous fountains of Rome on a guided walking tour. Check out some of the city's most well-known attractions, such as the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon as you explore. Meet your tour guide in front of Bernini's fountain in Navona Square before embarking on a trip through Roman history. Learn fascinating details from your guide as you walk this ancient city's streets. Marvel at one of the most well preserved historical sites of the Italian capital: the Pantheon. Discover the history behind this former Pagan temple, which was converted into a Basilica at the beginning of the 17th century. Walk to Colonna Square and check out Emperor Marcus Aurelius' Doric marble column depicting the Danubian Wars. Gaze up at the bronze statue of St. Paul at the top. Make a wish and toss a coin in to the famous Trevi Fountain. Finish your tour in Spagna Square, home to the well-known Spanish Steps and the Barcaccia Fountain.

Rome: Colosseum Guided Tour & Baroque Walking Tour

9. Rome: Colosseum Guided Tour & Baroque Walking Tour

Visit the symbol of the ancient Roman world, the Colosseum. Walk past the often long lines with your skip-the-line ticket and live a special experience inside this majestic monument. Have a pleasant stroll in the history and glory of the Roman Empire. Your informative guide will make your experience funny and full of good memories. Hear about the engineering genius of the Romans and the fascinating and terrifying history of the Colosseum, marked by bloody gladiatorial battles and mad emperors who played as gladiators. The tour will be approximately 1 hour and is suitable for all ages, including children. After your Colosseum tour, experience a unique walking tour in the romantic twilight when the city is all lit up. Starting from the Spanish Steps and ending up at Venice Square, tour Rome's historic city center and discover the main squares and fountains of the city, the "Dolce Vita" landmarks, as well as the most exciting and tucked-away treasures from the Baroque and Renaissance periods.

Fountains and Squares of Rome 2-Hour Walking Tour

10. Fountains and Squares of Rome 2-Hour Walking Tour

Explore the fanciful squares and fountains of Rome on a 2-hour walking tour that combines art and architecture with legends and ice cream! Start at the Piazza di Spagna at the base of the Spanish Steps. The 135 steps linked the historic Bourbon Spanish Embassy with the Trinità dei Monti church at the summit. Designed by the architects Francesco de Sanctis and Alessandro Specchi, the Piazza di Spagna includes the interesting Fontana della Barcaccia, a Baroque fountain in the shape of a half-sunken ship. Continue to the Trevi district to see Rome’s most famous fountain. Set against the Palazzo Poli, the Trevi Fountain attracts legions of pilgrims who throw a coin in the water to ensure that one day they will return to Rome. Walk on to the Pantheon, dedicated to the Olympian gods and one of the best preserved monuments of Ancient Rome. Once inside, you can marvel at the world’s largest non-reinforced concrete dome. Your next stop will be the Piazza Navona, built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian. Now one of the most elaborate of Rome’s Baroque squares, among its many highlights is Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers). End at the Campo de’ Fiori (Field of Flowers), former site of a medieval market and used for public executions. In the center of the square you’ll see a bronze statue of the Dominican friar and philosopher Giordano Bruno, who was burnt at the stake for heresy in 1600.

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What people are saying about Fontana Barcaccia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 723 reviews

Karolina was so sweet, knowledgeable, and went at the perfect pace. We got to appreciate everything we saw and she had amazing information to share. This was a great way to familiarise ourselves with Rome - I recommend booking it for one of your first nights in the city.

This visit is really to be done and in the evening even if 6 p.m./9 p.m. would be more suitable. Our guide, César, was excellent, a real encyclopedia.

Our guide Andrada was very knowledgeable. My son enjoyed her humor as well.

Great night visit. A very nice and interesting guide. We learned a lot!!!

Excellent guide! Very informative and a small intimate group!