Sant'Agnese in Agone

Sant'Agnese in Agone: Our most recommended tours and activities

Rome: Guided City Center Evening Sightseeing Walking Tour

1. 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: Fountains and Piazzas Walking Tour

2. 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: Bernini and Borromini Geniuses of the Baroque Tour

3. 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: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Luxury Vehicle

4. Rome: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Luxury Vehicle

See the most important sites of Rome from the comfort of a Mercedes E-Class sedan or minivan, while a licensed guide gives you an introduction to the history of attractions such as the Pantheon, Capitoline Hill and the Bocca della Verità. Following a pick-up from your hotel, drive to the heart of Ancient Rome and stop in front of the triumphal Arch of Constantine. Take in the impressive views from where the Roman emperors would enter the city after their victorious battles. Continue to the Roman Forum to see the ruins of the great temples of the Roman Republic. Learn how the everyday citizens would gather in the Forum, and then let off steam at the gladiator contests of the Colosseum, the Roman Republic’s mightiest arena. Drive past the Bocca della Verità (“Mouth of Truth”) on the portico of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, and continue to Piazza Venezia for a beautiful view of Capitoline Hill. Next, explore the temple of all gods, and one of the most intact monuments of the Roman Empire, at the Pantheon. Marvel at Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (“Fountain of Four Rivers”) in Piazza Navona, and admire Borromini’s church of Sant’Agnese in Agone. The glorious piazza is completed by the frescoes of Pietro da Cortona on the Palazzo Pamphilj. End on St. Peter's Square to see Bernini’s glorious Tuscan colonnades embracing "The maternal arms of Mother Church."

Rome Squares and Fountains: 3-Hour Walking Tour

5. Rome Squares and Fountains: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Your 3-hour guided walk starts in Campo de’ Fiori, the lively square that hosts a famous marketplace and is remembered historically for the public executions that were held there. A few steps away from Campo de’ Fiori you’ll come to the charming Piazza Farnese and Palazzo Spada, known for the forced perspective technique introduced by Borromini. Admire Piazza Navona, the most elegant and joyful square in Rome. In the middle of the square you’ll see the Fountain of the 4 Rivers, a masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and on the western side of the square you’ll find Borromini’s famed church Sant’Agnese in Agone. The tour continues to Piazza della Rotonda, which is overlooked by the magnificent Pantheon. After crossing Via del Corso you’ll reach the well-known Trevi Fountain, a triumph of Baroque style. The final stop on the tour is Piazza di Spagna, where you’ll see the magnificent Fontana della Barcaccia masterpiece by Pietro Bernini, and the world-famous Spanish Steps.

Rome: Private Tour of Navona Square with Undergrounds

6. Rome: Private Tour of Navona Square with Undergrounds

Get an insider’s view of Rome’s most famous square on a walking tour of Piazza Navona and its undergrounds with a local guide. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide at the square where you will fully immerse yourself in its history and archeology. Stop to admire the Fountain of Four Rivers and learn more about Bernini's creativity. Then, go below street level to the underground ruins and learn about Piazza Navona's fascinating past. Travel back in time to Ancient Rome and discover the ancient origins of the square’s name and peculiar shape.

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What people are saying about Sant'Agnese in Agone

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based on 839 reviews

This was such a great tour, we did this on our first evening in Rome and I would definitely recommend doing the same. Rome can be overwhelming, with so much to do and see, this tour helped us get our bearings before we really began our exploring. We really saw a good portion of the city in a short amount of time, we took mental notes on where we wanted to come back to eat, drink or just walk around some more. Our tour guide was great and really knew a lot of fun not well known interesting facts about the city and the history. This is a lot of walking but trust me, when I say it’s worth it (just be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing).

I loved this tour! Even though Rome has a big nightlife, the sights had way less people around and were really cool to see some lit up. The stop for gelato was fantastic and the guide was knowledgeable and had a great personality!

Andrada was an excellent tour guide. Super knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was interesting and entertaining. Would recommend for an intro to Rome experience.

Ms Dana was very detailed in explaining the various sights ; really enjoyed the walk at a comfortable pace.

Very knowledgeable guide, I learned much about the history of Rome and saw places I'd never seen before.