Rome Highlights Walking Tour
Rome Highlights Walking Tour. Rome tour of the squares and fountains, walking tour of Rome including all the major landmarks Exploring hidden treasures of Rome on the walking tour lead by specialist in art history and archaeology
Rome Squares and Fountains Tour – Rome Highlights Walking Tour Meeting you tour guide at the beautiful Piazza di Spagna this Rome tour of the squares and fountains can be describes as: a must-see tour of Rome Historical center. From the Spanish Steps in which the name is originated from the nearby Spanish Embassy, designed by De Sanctis, the illustrious sight has a monumental staircase of 135 steps leading to Trinita dei Monti which is the name of the church on the top, dating back to the 16th century.
From Piazza di Spagna the tour continues towards the famous Trevi Fountain. The water of the fountains are supplied by the Roman aqueduct of the Acqua Vergine. The fountain depicts an ocean on a shell-shaped chariot pulled by sea horses, led by tritons. There is a tradition, before leaving the site, you must throw a coin in the fountain and this act ensures you return to the Eternal City.
The Rome Highlights Walking Tour continues to the Pantheon, an ancient Roman building, built as a temple to all the gods of Olympus. The Romans call it the Rotonda which gave the name to the square in front of the building. The Pantheon was rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian between 118 and 128 AD.. The dome of the Pantheon is the largest in the world since ancient times.
Rome Highlights Walking Tour – After the Pantheon arriving at Piazza Navona. The history of this baroque square dates back to ancient Roman times, built by Emperor Domitian in 85 to hold athletic games. Piazza Navona is the delight of Baroque Rome, with architectural elements and sculptures by masters such as Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Fountain of the Four Rivers in the center of the square, which is the Danube, the Ganges, the Nile and the Rio de la Plata, the four corners of the Earth), Francesco Borromini and Girolamo Rainaldi (the Church of St. Agnes in Agony, in front of the fountain by Bernini), and Pietro da Cortona (author of the frescoes of the gallery of the Palazzo Pamphili).
Continuing our stroll we will arrive to Campo de ‘Fiori. Since 1869 the square has been the home to a colorful local market of groceries. At its center is the large bronze statue depicting a philosopher and Dominican friar Giordano Bruno, who was sentenced to death for heresy and burned alive February 17, 1600, at the very site of this monument.
Leaving Campo de Fiori our guide will lead you to the enigmatic site of Julius Caesar’s assassination. The place is called Sacra Area di Largo di Torre Argentina, where, according to historians, Julius Caesar was stabbed to death.
The final stop of the Rome Highlights Walking Tour is at the monumental Vittoriano, commemorating the unification of Italy by King Victor Emanuel II.
Tour in Rome – Rome Squares and Fountains Tour – Rome Highlights Walking Tour – Our tours are conducted by professional tour guides, licensed by the city of Rome, expert in Art History at your disposal, ensuring that you have an unforgettable experience in the Eternal City. Rome Highlights Walking Tours
Euro 50,00 for person
Every day all year round (except 25 Dec)