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Rome: Jewish Ghetto & Campo de Fiori by Night Food Tour

1. Rome: Jewish Ghetto & Campo de Fiori by Night Food Tour

Enjoy an intimate food and culture tour of Rome in the evening, and see the major sights of the “Eternal City” as you feast on homemade pasta, pastries, and more. Meet your guide on Piazza Mattei in the Jewish Ghetto, and stroll off to discover ancient squares that hum with restaurants and market life.  See baroque fountains and statues that strike poses before imposing architecture. Stop at 7 different tasting venues en route, including restaurants, delicatessens, and other notable sites. Go to Piazza Navona, built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian and site of a city market in the late 15th century. See some of Rome’s finest baroque architecture, and Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers). Visit the site of a medieval market at Campo de’ Fiori and admire the local atmosphere. Learn about the death of Julius Caesar at Pompey Theatre, and pass some of the most significant remains of Ancient Rome, including the Theatre of Marcellus, the Temple of Apollo, and the Portico of Octavia. Fine wine and local fare take center stage throughout, with tastings at venues loved by the locals. Discover sites the guidebooks don’t mention, and listen to stories of local lore. Meet people who take great pride in the quality of their products, whether it’s pizza, pasta, or fresh vegetables prepared as they have been for generations.

Rome: Guided City Center Evening Sightseeing Walking Tour

2. Rome: Guided City Center Evening Sightseeing Walking Tour

Take in the sights in the center of Rome in the evening light during this guided walking tour. Travel from the grand Piazza del Popolo to the vibrant Campo de’ Fiori market. View iconic sights like the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the ancient Pantheon. 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.

Rome: Night Tour with Pizza and Gelato

3. Rome: Night Tour with Pizza and Gelato

Explore Rome under the romance of the moonlight, amber streetlights, and soft shimmer of candles at outdoor cafés. Get a better understanding of the phrase, “All Roads Lead to Rome.” Start the evening with a delicious pizza in a typical restaurant. Then, ride the streets of the “Eternal City” to see them lit-up with different colored lights. Pass the Colosseum, and marvel at the greatest arena of the Roman Republic illuminated for the night. Marvel at the baroque majesty of the Trevi Fountain. Throw a coin in the fountain if you want to one day return to Rome. Pay your respects to all the gods of Rome at the beautifully-preserved Pantheon. Experience the buzz and beauty of Piazza Navona at night as you stroll past its 3 famous fountains, including Bernini's Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (“Fountain of the Four Rivers”). Watch well-dressed Romans at the outdoor cafés. Then, marvel at the magnificent Basilica of St. Peter's in the Vatican City. Before your leave, your guide has one last gift to give you; the chance to taste some of the finest gelato in Italy!

Discover Rome Tour by Segway

4. Discover Rome Tour by Segway

Your tour will depart from the Piazza del Popolo at the foot of the panoramic Pincio (Pincian Hill) terrace, where you will have a brief introductory training session on use of the Segways to ensure you are confident riding, before taking you on a tour of discovery of Rome’s most magnificent piazzas. You will see Piazza della Rotonda with the Pantheon and its many cafes located around the 13 obelisks of the city, Piazza Navona with Bernini’s colossal Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) and Campo dei Fiori with its famous daily market. Then, you will go across the Sant’Angelo bridge to the imposing Castel Sant’Angelo and Via della Conciliazione where you can admire the magnificent Cupola di San Pietro (dome of St. Peter’s), finishing in Piazza San Pietro with its superb colonnade. On the way back to Piazza del Popolo you will pass by the Ara Pacis Museum with the Mausoleum of Augustus.

Rome: Caravaggio and Baroque Art Private Guided Tour

5. Rome: Caravaggio and Baroque Art Private Guided Tour

This 3-hour private tour of Caravaggio’s art and Rome’s Baroque masterpieces is the perfect opportunity for a close-up look at the artist’s work. Michelangelo Merisi, alias Caravaggio, one of the greatest painters of all time, spent the majority of his life in Rome. The tour begins at Piazza del Popolo and the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo, where you’ll see The Crucifixion of St. Peter and The Conversion of St. Paul. Then you’ll pass near 2 of Caravaggio’s residences, Palazzo Madama, the seat of the Senate, and Giustiniani Palace, which now houses the offices of the Senate. Your guide will tell you about unusual events in Caravaggio’s life and also provide commentary on the architecture or current functions of the main Italian government houses such as Montecitorio Palace. See the major masterpieces of Caravaggio, including The Life of St. Matthew in St. Louis of France’s Contarelli Chapel, and The Madonna of the Pilgrims in St. Augustine. Admire Baroque architectural masterpieces, including the Church of St. Ignatius. Pass by the Pantheon and hear about its history from your guide. Your tour ends in Piazza Navona, where you’ll be able to admire one of the Bernini’s masterpieces, the Fountain of the 4 Rivers, and Borromini’s façade of St. Agnes in Agony. Hear stories of these rival artists, and about the tragic end of Caravaggio’s life in Rome.

Colosseum and Ancient Rome: Skip the Line Semi Private Tour

6. Colosseum and Ancient Rome: Skip the Line Semi Private Tour

Explore the ancient city of Rome, where ruins abound at almost every corner. Enter the Colosseum and Roman Forum. See must-see places such as Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Capitoline Hill, and Piazza Venezia. Begin your tour by meeting your guide at the meeting point near the Colosseum. Head to the Colosseum, where you will skip the line on your way inside this world-famous stadium. Learn about the events that once took place here. Skip the line and stroll through the Roman Forum, a rectangular plaza surrounded by ruins of several ancient government buildings that were once the heart of Rome. An archaeological site boasting thousands of stone artifacts and towering columns standing as the only remnants of earlier buildings. The forum is a wonderful place to lose yourself as you roam. Continue through the city, stopping at locations like the bustling Piazza Venezia, the Pantheon, and the picturesque Piazza Navona with the Bernini's famous Fountain of Four Rivers.

Rome: Bernini and Borromini Geniuses of the Baroque Tour

7. Rome: Bernini and Borromini Geniuses of the Baroque Tour

We start with the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria: Hidden behind its elegant façade, this church features a mind-boggling explosion of painting, sculpture, stuccos, marbles, and Baroque architecture. Sculpted angels emerge from the walls and appear to float mid-air – illusionistic paintings brake the boundaries of the walls, catapulting you into a transcendent vision of Angels and Demons. You will marvel at Bernini’s Ecstasy of Saint Theresa, as your guide explains the history behind the most scandalous artwork of the Baroque. This impossibly lifelike statue has shocked and amazed viewers for hundreds of years. Now you can join the legions of viewers who have been enchanted by it as you learn about its gripping story. Ascend the gentle slopes of the Quirinal Hill: Your tour then takes you up one of the Seven Hills of Rome to compare Borromini’s Church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane with Bernini’s Church of Sant’Andrea al Quirinale. Your guide will help you understand the different styles of the two masters, the more audacious and eclectic Borromini, and the more classical and elegant Bernini. Their different styles reflect opposite personalities, and you will learn all about the artists’ rivalry. Behold their monumental legacy on Piazza Navona: Piazza Navona is quite simply an unmissable stop on any tour to Rome. Here, you will admire Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers and learn about the legends and stories which surround its construction. This is Rome’s most breathtaking fountain – a glorious artistic achievement with horses galloping out of the rushing water and powerful marble giants reclining on rocky outcrops. Opposite the fountain we will see Borromini’s majestic Church of Sant’Agnese and discover how this building represented the culmination of his career. These two competing buildings stand as an eternal testament to the lives, rivalry, and genius of the two great masters of the Baroque.

Rome: Twilight Walking Tour and Gelato Tasting

8. Rome: Twilight Walking Tour and Gelato Tasting

Start your tour in Piazza Navona, less of a plaza than a grand outdoor art gallery. You’ll learn about the political intrigues surrounding Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers as well as some of the artistic in-jokes that he carved into the stone. Next, you’ll head into our favorite site in Rome; the 1,900 year old Pantheon. In the early evening this marvel from Antiquity is much less crowded than during the day and your guide will take full advantage of the serenity to tell you about the history of the iconic dome. After your visit of the Pantheon you’ll stop off for a scoop of gelato – Italy’s legendary answer to ice cream — included in the price of the tour. Next, you’ll stroll to the iconic Trevi Fountain. Your friendly, expert guide will explain the history and lore of the fountain before instructing you on how many coins to toss in depending on what wish you are hoping to fulfill (throw enough in and you might meet your soul mate!) Finish your evening stroll at the famous Spanish Steps. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck fans will recognize this spot from ‘A Roman Holiday’ - here they bumped into each other

Rome: 3-Hour Highlights and Underground Guided Walking Tour

9. Rome: 3-Hour Highlights and Underground Guided Walking Tour

Discover the most important landmarks in Rome on a walking tour with a professional art historian and local guide. Begin at the Spanish Steps and make your way to Trevi Fountain and the ruins of Vicus Caprarius which lie beneath. Learn about art and history as you explore Rome's famous 2,000-year-old temples including the Pantheon. Your guide will take you underground so you can see what life was like for some of Rome's oldest inhabitants. Browse artisan shops along the way to Piazza Navona, and admire Bernini's and Borromini's masterpieces including the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, then head underground to see the remains of the ancient Stadium of Domitian. End your tour in Campo de Fiori square, a stone's throw from Trastevere, where you can unwind in authentic wineries and tavernas or enjoy some of the best nightlife in the city.

Rome: Rome at Night Evening Historical Walking Tour

10. Rome: Rome at Night Evening Historical Walking Tour

Experience the beauty of Rome at night and take this tour through the Eternal City, brilliantly lit and bustling with life in the evening. Stop at some of Rome's iconic historical sites. Visit Piazza Spagna, The Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon. Explore Rome at night, when it is especially beautiful, with its monuments and fountains lit up, making them stand out in the dim evening light. See Rome as it settles down for the evening, with locals settling in for "aperitivo" before dinner, and people taking their evening stroll, the city comes to life in an ethereal way at night. Meet your friendly, professional tour guide in Piazza Spagna, right in front of the Spanish Steps. Learn about the steps and the square and how communities from Spain, France, and England have all come together here at different points in history. Pass by the big fashion house storefronts, make your way to the Trevi Fountain, and watch the lights dancing on the water and the reflections on the beautiful marble of the world’s most famous fountain. Toss in a coin before following the guide to the Pantheon. Walk past an Ancient Roman temple on your way to the Pantheon and its busy square. See this temple, now used as a church, and learn all about its construction in 125 AD and how it is still used today. Continue the tour and move on to Piazza Navona, one of the most famous squares in the city. Admire the square's gorgeous Fountain of the Four Rivers and restaurants lining the piazza, people out for a stroll, and street performers providing entertainment. Move on to Largo Argentina after learning the history and symbolism of Piazza Navona. Explore Largo di Torre Argentina and learn about the famous site of Julius Caesar’s assassination. Travel to Piazza Venezia to see the giant Vittoriano monument shining brightly at night for some of the best photos on your trip. Get to know Rome at night and leave the tour with a whole new appreciation for the Eternal City.

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Was a great tour, the guide explained to me the sites even the ones off the beaten path. I would highly recommend this for anyone who wants a personal tour that will go at your pace and wants a relaxed tour experience.

Taking this tour was a delicious way to introduce us to the foods of Rome. The variety was good and the historical information made these locations come alive.

Great way to be introduced to the city. See several big sights in a few hours. Also got tips on how to cross the street which was very helpful!

Amira was very informative about all the sights to see in Rome. She stopped to let us take photos at some places.

Great guide and the tour was perfect to know the multiple spots in rome.