Sant'Andrea della Valle

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Rome: Dark Heart of Rome Walking Tour

1. Rome: Dark Heart of Rome Walking Tour

Discover a different side to Rome on this guided evening tour. This darker, more mysterious Rome is one where facts and legends are intertwined to stimulate the imagination as much as the eye. Your guide will bring the Eternal City’s most enthralling historical and supernatural mysteries to life in a highly entertaining and informative tour. You will stroll along winding lanes in the city's historic center and hear ghostly tales that form part of a lesser-known history of Rome. Walk in the shadows of sights such as the Campo de Fiori, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Via del Governo Vecchio, Via Giulia, Piazza Farnese, and Castel Sant'Angelo.

Dark Heart of Rome - Facts, Legend & Mystery Walking Tour

2. Dark Heart of Rome - Facts, Legend & Mystery Walking Tour

When the sun sets in Rome another side to the city comes to life. This darker, more mysterious Rome is one where facts and legends are intertwined to stimulate the imagination as much as the eye. On this 90-minute evening tour, you'll discover the sunset Rome known only to a select few! Your guide will bring the Eternal City’s most enthralling historical and supernatural mysteries to life in a highly entertaining and informative tour. You will stroll along winding lanes in the city's historic center and hear ghostly tales that form part of a lesser-known history of Rome. Departing from Sant'Andrea Della Valle Church, you will walk in the shadows of sights such as the Campo de Fiori, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Via del Governo Vecchio, Via Giulia, Piazza Farnese, and Castel Sant'Angelo. Prepare to be a little spooked, but expect to be highly entertained!

Rome Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

3. Rome Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and Walking Tour

Learn about Rome as you solve riddles and explore its major attractions with this smartphone scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. See sights like the Pantheon, Capitoline Hill, and the Colosseum at your own pace, starting and stopping whenever you want. To get started, simply download the app and go to the starting point at Castel St. Angelo for your first challenge (download link and login credentials received after booking). Choose to start the tour at any time. Use your imagination, logic, observation, and team spirit in order to solve riddles at each attraction. The app's integrated maps will help you to navigate to each new place. Along the way, learn about the city and places you visit.Start your tour from Castel St. Angelo, then visit the centre of Rome and one of the most famous squares in the world, Piazza Navona! Visit Piazza della Rotonda with the beautiful Pantheon overlooking it, and explore Piazza della Minerva with the magnificent church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva. Photograph Sant'Andrea della Valle and bury yourself in Piazza Venezia as you get lost in its chaos. Then the imposing Forum of Trajan awaits you. Still the famous Capitoline Hill designed by the one and only Michelangelo continues your beautiful journey in Rome. Admire the Colosseum one of the attractions that everyone knows having or not having been to Rome. Pause whenever you want to take a break or spend some more time sightseeing. As you explore, you may also run into some of the city's hidden gems along the characteristic, narrow streets.

Rome: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

4. Rome: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. After downloading the app, start your tour at Castel St. Angelo, then visit the center of Rome and one of the most famous squares in the world, Piazza Navona. You will then continue to the Piazza Della Rotonda with the beautiful Pantheon overlooking it, and explore Piazza Della Minerva with the magnificent church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Admire the Sant'Andrea Della Valle and bury yourself in Piazza Venezia as you get lost in its chaos. Next, you will see the imposing Forum of Trajan and the famous Capitoline Hill designed by the one and only Michelangelo. The icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Colosseum, where you will end the tour. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time seeing the sights.

Dark Heart of Rome: Facts, Legends, and Mystery Tour

5. Dark Heart of Rome: Facts, Legends, and Mystery Tour

When the sun sets in Rome, another side of the city comes to life. It is an older and more mysterious Rome, where facts and legends are intertwined to stimulate the imagination as much as the eye. This 90-minute evening tour is the tour to take if you want to discover that Rome, known only to a select few! Your guide will bring the Eternal City’s most enthralling historical and supernatural mysteries to life in a highly entertaining and informative tour. You will stroll along winding lanes in the city's historic center, and hear ghostly tales that form part of Rome’s lesser-known history. Departing from Sant' Andrea Della Valle Church, walk in the shadow of sights such as the Campo de Fiori, where public executions used to take place. Walk down the Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, and through the Piazza Farnese, dominated by fountains formed out of granite stone basins. See the Castel Sant’ Angelo, site of the Mausoleum of Hadrian, and walk down the Via Giulia, one of the first planning projects in Renaissance Rome.

Rome: Settings of the Opera Tosca Walking Private Tour

6. Rome: Settings of the Opera Tosca Walking Private Tour

Tosca is the most famous opera of Puccini and is set entirely in Rome. It is a story about the love and jealousy between Tosca, a young girl of the Roman aristocracy, and Cavaradossi, a famous painter of the time. Visit the actual sites where the drama takes place. Admire the beauty of central Rome as you "travel" through the main acts of the opera. Begin the tour at the Roman ruins of Largo Argentina and visit the church of Sant'Andrea Della Valle, one of the greatest expressions of 16th-century art. Here you will admire the frescoes by Domenichino and Lanfranchi, as well as the first baroque dome of the city. Discover the location of the jealous outburst of Tosca. Walk through the very popular Campo de'Fiori as you get to the second stop of the tour, Piazza Farnese. This is one of the most fascinating squares of central Rome and is where the second act of the opera is set. Here, learn about the history and mysteries of the beautiful Palazzo Farnese, one of the jewels of Renaissance Rome, and of the two twin fountains in the square. Stroll across Piazza Navona with your guide and marvel at Rome's most beautiful monument, the Pantheon. End your tour at the very famous Castel Sant'Angelo, by the Tiber river and close to the Vatican. Discover the long history of this fort, from its original function as the mausoleum of Emperor Adrian, to its role as a hiding place for archives and treasures of the Vatican. It is here that Puccini sets the tragic, last act of his opera.

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What people are saying about Sant'Andrea della Valle

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 368 reviews

we started this treasure hunt in Castel Sant'Angelo, at first we didn't understand anything, there was a puzzle to compose but we didn't know how to do it, so we wrote on WhatsApp to the get your guide staff and they replied immediately, we I understood that you have to write the numbers in order and not move the puzzle boxes and from there our hunt started, we made puzzles, guessed riddle etc. etc. we liked it a lot and I would gladly do it again, the only advice I would say is to give a bit simpler clues especially that of the church, x the rest was fantastic

Very nice tour! You see a lot of places you wouldn't get to otherwise :) The puzzles are a bit tricky, but really doable for an adult. You should pay attention to sturdy shoes, we were at least 3 hours on foot.

Mario was an excellent, intelligent, and informed guide. He was able to tailor his tour to our specific interests and did so with joy, enthusiasm, and good humor.

What an amazing experience! I loved that we went to some beautiful spots of the town that we wouldn’t go otherwise! Totally recommend!

A little hard for teenagers but allows you to discover some nuggets that we would not have seen on our own To do!