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Rome: Trevi Fountain and Underground Guided Tour

1. Rome: Trevi Fountain and Underground Guided Tour

Did you know that a 2000 year old Roman aqueduct supplies water to the most famous fountain in the world? Meet your expert local guide set off on this guided walking tour and discover the mystery of the Trevi fountain, there is more to it than just the a throw of a coin. Learn about its fascinating history and discover the mythological figures that take shape gracefully out of the raw stone below. Immerse yourself in the newly uncovered archeological site underground. Find the only functioning ancient aqueduct which still supplies water to the fountain above, and visit the remains of an imperial Domus. Travel back in time and touch the millenary stratification beneath the streets of Rome.

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Rome: Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain Underground Pass

2. Rome: Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain Underground Pass

Discover what lies beneath Rome with a combo pass to the Stadium of Domitian at Piazza Navona Underground and the Trevi Fountain Underground. Learn about two important archaeological sites that showcase the architectural wonders of Ancient Rome.  Begin your tour by descending 5 meters below street level to explore the former Stadium of Domitian at Piazza Navona. Receive an audio guide that will provide commentary as you walk through the ruins. Learn about the travertine blocks, brickwork, and marble columns of the main entrances of this sporting center. See a selection of unpublished photographs, 3D reconstructions, videos, and informative panels that tell the story of the Stadium of Domitian. Learn about the development of the site into its current piazza, as well as the evolution of Roman sports. Continue by visiting the underground passages surrounding the famous Trevi Fountain. Explore this intricate maze of ancient vestiges and the archaeological site of Vicus Caprarius, also known as the City of Water. Touch some of the historic foundations of ancient Roman buildings.

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Rome: 3-Hour Highlights and Underground Guided Walking Tour

3. 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.

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Rome: Fountains and Squares Guided Walking Tour

4. Rome: Fountains and Squares Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide and fellow travelers at Piazza del Popolo, home to the Fontana dei Leoni. From here, follow your guide along one of the city’s typical narrow streets to reach Piazza di Spagna, famous for its boutiques and high-end stores. Listen to your guide share fascinating stories about the origins of the street, and the impressive fountain you’ll see along the way. Arrive at the famous Spanish Steps and admire the beauty of the Bernini's Barcaccia Fountain. Continue onto the Trevi Fountain, passing by the ruins of the Aqueduct of the Acqua Vergine which dates back to the 1st century B.C. At the fountain, toss a coin in and learn how water put the Ancient Romans so far ahead of other civilizations at the time. Visit the Virus Caprarius next, also known as the City of Water, an imperial structure used as a passageway for the Acqua Vergine. Find out about how the Ancient Roman waterways ran underground, making them masterminds of urban life. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of life during the Ancient Roman era, and plenty of sightseeing photographs for your vacation album.

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Rome: Immersive Underground and Piazzas Tour

5. Rome: Immersive Underground and Piazzas Tour

Immerse yourself in the city's history starting from Piazza Navona, one of the most charming and popular squares in Rome. The most beautiful parts of Piazza Navona are its three fountains, designed during the papacy of Gregory XIII. Erected in the center of Piazza Navona, the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi was designed by Bernini in 1651. After a look over Piazza Navona, you'll enter into the subterranean world beneath the streets of this square which is built over the site of the Stadium of Domitian. The stadium was used almost entirely for athletic contests, and for a brief period following fire-damage to the Colosseum in 217 A.D., it was used for gladiator shows. From the Stadium of Domitian you will go back on the street to move onward to the Pantheon. According to Roman legend, this is the place where at his death, the founder of Rome, Romulus, was seized by an eagle and taken off into the skies with the gods. From the Pantheon to the Secret Bath of Neptune you will have just the time to take a breath before entering into the Basilica of Neptune, built in Rome by Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa in honor of Neptune. Next, travel to the Trevi Fountain and throw a coin in the water, adhering to tradition. Following the fountain, you'll enter into the subterranean world of Vicus Caprarius, also known as the City of Water. In this underground archaeological area of Vicus Caprarius you will find an intricate labyrinth of ancient remains: the remains of a domus of the imperial era; the castellum aquae of the Aqua Virgo aqueduct.

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What people are saying about Vicus Caprarius

If you're looking for something a bit different than the usual things to see and do, seeing the underground water basin close to the Trevi fountain. Its not huge, but very interesting. Our guide, Sam, told us a lot about the underground part, the history, but also about the famous fountain itself. Sam was very knowledgeable and nice and took time to answer our questions.

I was the only person on the tour so I got a one on one with my tour guide Nick. He was great and really seemed to love giving information about the history of Rome and the aqueducts. It was amazing to see that they are still in use to this day! We ended our tour with a history lesson of the Trevi Fountain. Thank Nick for the tour and answering all my silly questions!

This tour gives great background history to the Trevi Fountain and some overlooked history of Rome. Our guide Nick was amazing. He was knowledgeable on all things Rome and because our tour was smaller it was an intimate experience, like having a good friend show us around the Trevi Fountain. So much fun!!!

Mario is very knowledgeable guide. Speaks fluently various languages, so it is very easy to communicate with him. We almost went with him to the next tour, but it was in French and we don’t speak it… totally can recommend the tour!

It was very cool to see the fountain and learn about its history, as well as exploring an archeological site just around the block. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.