Piazza Colonna

Piazza Colonna: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rome Guided Golf Cart 3-Hour Tour

1. Rome Guided Golf Cart 3-Hour Tour

Explore Rome via a unique mode of transport and see more of the city than you would on foot. During a 3-hour sightseeing tour by street legal golf cart, you will make easy work of the Eternal City, and even visit hidden gems, such as the Aventine and Celio hills, not usually included on walking tours. Departing from Piazza del Popolo, in front of the "twin" churches of Santa Maria in Montesanto and Santa Maria dei Miracoli, set off for Rome’s historic center and see sights such as the baroque Trevi Fountain. According to legend, if you throw a coin in the fountain you are guaranteed to one day return to Rome. You will also pass Piazza Barberini, Piazza Colonna, named for the marble Column of the Roman Marcus Aurelius, and Piazza Venezia, the very center of Rome dominated by the Victor Emmanuel II monument to a unified Italy. Drive to lesser known gems, such as Celio Hill, site of the beautiful villa and gardens of Villa Celimontana and the ancient basilicas of Santo Stefano Rotondo and Santi Giovanni e Paolo. And explore Aventine Hill, home to the Knights of Malta, city rose garden, and a fragrant orange grove. Tours are tailored to client’s wishes and all itineraries are suggestions. The purpose is to give you an idea of what one can see during a tour in a golf cart, and what the tour can cover starting and ending from the Piazza del Popolo.

Rome: Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps & Pantheon

2. Rome: Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps & Pantheon

Rome’s famous squares, monuments, fountains and artists offer you the very best attractions on this 2.5-hour afternoon walking tour. Let the Eternal City enchant you as you stroll through its picturesque cobblestone alleyways, and discover some of the world’s most famous sites, such as the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Travel back in time and admire all of the city’s must-see art and architecture, in a single afternoon! Begin in Piazza del Popolo, the traditional northern “door to Rome,” with the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo as the first church that visitors to Rome would see upon entering its gates. The Spanish Steps, with its lively atmosphere and stunning views, bring you down into the winding alleys of the heart of the historic center, where you will encounter the ornate Trevi Fountain. Throw a coin in the fountain and promise to return! Continue with a stop at Piazza Colonna and see the column erected by Marcus Aurelius that is now considered by Romans as the very center of the city. We will also stop at the Pantheon to explore its impressive concrete dome and open oculus. Nearby, visit Piazza Navona to get a close-up view of Bernini’s famous “Fountain of the Four Rivers,” triumphantly marking its ornate center. Finally, you will go to Piazza Navona for a taste of one of the liveliest and most famous piazzas in Rome.

Mostra Leonardo Da Vinci: Rome Treasure Hunt Game

3. Mostra Leonardo Da Vinci: Rome Treasure Hunt Game

Enjoy a guided tour through the center of Rome that is sure to captivate even your children. Don't worry about where to go, because the game will lead you to all the best sights. Follow your instincts and choose the route which seems most stimulating and interesting to you. Do you prefer to visit the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori, the Pantheon, the Forum, Romanum, or maybe all of them? After receiving a tablet in the museum, you can start the game. The tablet will be your private tour guide around the city. Discover hidden details in Rome's history which you would never have noticed without the game, which starts and ends at the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. Earn points at the different stages; the more points you earn, the more clues you’ll get. Pay special attention to the clues because you’ll need them to solve the final riddle when visiting the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. If you figure it out, you’ll win a special prize.

Rome: Fountains and Piazzas Walking Tour

4. 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: Pantheon, Trevi Fountain & Roman Squares Guided Tour

5. Rome: Pantheon, Trevi Fountain & Roman Squares Guided 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. Throw your coin into the 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 the 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: Guided Baroque City Tour by Segway

6. Rome: Guided Baroque City Tour by Segway

Come with us to discover the beauties of Ancient Rome following our 2-hour tour with our ecological vehicles that will allow you to avoid long and stressful walks and at the same time using our green vehicles you will always respect the environment. Explore Piazza dei Santi Apostoli, Piazza Venezia, Largo di Torre Argentina, Campo dè' Fiori, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Piazza di Pietra, Piazza Colonna, Trevi Fountain, and more. Follow our guides on our totally green electric vehicles and discover with them the most beautiful squares and the most important monuments of the Eternal City while enjoying the city and avoiding fatigue. Our tours will also leave in the event of rain, however, we will ensure that the tour runs safely. The duration of our tours may be longer than planned for reasons beyond our control.

Rome: Colosseum Priority Access & Best of Rome Walking Tour

7. Rome: Colosseum Priority Access & Best of Rome Walking Tour

Start your tour at the incredible Colosseum. Here, you will enjoy skip-the-line priority access and a professional expert will guide you through the Colosseum and the Ancient city of Rome. You'll learn all about the crazy careers of gladiators and the dirty business and politics that decided their fate. The ancient city part of the tour visits:  The emperor's palace on Palatine Hill Arch of Titus Arch of Constantine Roman Forum Julius Caeser's Tomb Once finished, the guide will give you suggestions for the best places to eat in town. The guide can help you find what best suits your needs. You will be given ample time to eat and relax before meeting the guide again in the afternoon for the Best of Rome walking tour. This is truly an unforgettable experience. Walking through Rome's city center is like a time machine and you can see the contrast between different eras of this city's history. The Best of Rome walking tour will begin at 5:30 PM. You can expect to see: Piazza Venezia (the wedding cake building) Trevi Fountain Temple of Hadrian Church of St. Ignazio Loyola Pantheon Piazza Navona

Rome: Historical Center Scavenger Hunt Game

8. Rome: Historical Center Scavenger Hunt Game

Engage in a scavenger hunt through two states, with this scavenger hunt you can explore both Italy and the Vatican in the one day. Make your way through the imposing Rome with its unique historic center and be inspired by the Italian way of life. Besides the famous Colosseum, where your tour starts, you will also get to know the Forum Romanum. Of course, you will also pass by the Pantheon and the Hadrianeum. Not to forget hustle and bustle at the Spanish Steps. You will be guided on this scavenger hunt to famous places such as Piazza Venezia, Piazza Colonna and Piazza Nova. This place served as a prominent movie backdrop in "Iluminati", starring Tom Hanks. Another famous location is the Trevi Fountain with its fascinating decorations where you can throw a coin, adhering to local tradition. Last but not least, the Vatican and St. Peter's Square are not to be missed. Plan for this route of the city for a game with a duration of about 5 to 6 hours. Comfortable footwear is advisable, and there will be numerous cafés along the way for a quick espresso and many bistros and restaurants for a break. Overall, you walk about 10 kilometers, and of course, you can always interrupt the scavenger hunt and continue at another time.

Rome: 2000 Years of History Guided Walking Tour

9. Rome: 2000 Years of History Guided Walking Tour

Get an insider’s view of Rome and experience the eternal city on a historical walking tour alongside a local professional guide. Admire the majestic Colosseum the largest ancient amphitheater ever built. See the Roman Forum which was at the center of day-to-day life in Rome as early as the 5th century BC. Walkthrough the bustling Spanish Steps and onto the famous Trevi Fountain, the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. Stop at the Piazza Colonna and the Italian Parliament Building. Your friendly local guide will tell you interesting facts and anecdotes about the city’s past and how Rome created the first republic in history. Visit the Pantheon, the most impressive and best-preserved ancient Roman building, which set the rules of modern architecture. Wander around charming little streets and be surprised by the amazing San Luigi de’ Francesi church where it is possible to see three spectacular Caravaggio masterpieces. Enjoy a much-needed espresso at the Senators’ preferred coffee shop next to the Senate building, before reaching Piazza Navona where the marvelous Fountain of the Four Rivers lies. Finally, reach the Piazza del Campidoglio designed by the renowned Michelangelo. Snap everlasting memories of this incredible city and its ancient architecture to share with your friends and family.

Rome: 3-Hour Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

10. Rome: 3-Hour Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

Discover the pretty squares and fountains of Rome on a 3-hour walking tour and learn about the ancient city and its main highlights. Follow the crowd and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, admire the marble column of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius on Piazza Colonna, and see the historic Palazzo Chigi and Palazzo Montecitorio. Walk towards the ancient Pantheon and pass the remains of the Temple of Hadrian and the Church of St. Ignatius on your way. Then, enter the best-preserved temple of Ancient Rome on arrival to see the tombs of Raphael, Queen Margherita and King Victor Emmanuel II. Visit Rome's first university and the Senate House on the way to Piazza Navona, built by the emperor Domitian and adorned with beautiful fountains by Bernini. Discover the city's best gelaterias, cafés, restaurants and shops along the way.

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What people are saying about Piazza Colonna

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 353 reviews

Great ! An interactive map of all the tourist sites with points to win in certain places, a little quiz that asks the children to look carefully…. No constraints, we take our time! Our only limit…. No more battery on the tablet after 4h30 of quest... we could have spent the night there! A word of advice to parents: save energy to solve the puzzles when you arrive at the museum… the quest is not over!!

Leonardo's treasure hunt @mostradileonardo Wonderful experience, 10 and praise! Arianna and her parents had a great time through the streets of Rome equipped with a tablet with a map and challenge points. Upon returning to the museum, the addresses collected made it possible to reveal the treasure. Bravissimi, nice idea!

It was a very nice experience , you have to get used to the steep way but after a few minutes you have mastered it . The guide was very nice and spoke good English and really showed us the history of Rome briefly to recommend it

A great way to discover Rome! The children (7 and 10 years old) and parents liked it very much. Nice discoveries with the concept of points to win with photos to take, to discover the treasure in the museum. Really great!

Very nice! Only it was not clear to anyone when the walk was going to start! Anyway! All in all definitely recommended!