Church of Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

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Rome: Temples, Squares & Markets Guided Walking Tour

1. Rome: Temples, Squares & Markets Guided Walking Tour

Explore some must-see places as well as the secret side of Rome with a local guide. Immerse in the history and culture of the city as you visit the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Jewish Ghetto, Campo de' Fiori, and more. Enjoy a tasting of traditional Roman street food. Start your walking tour at the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Admire its frescoed ceiling and enjoy its baroque atmosphere. Stroll over to the Pantheon. Learn about the obelisks in Rome, some of which are thousands of years old and were brought from Egypt. Get a view of the beautiful square of Piazza Navona. Learn about the “talking statues”, a phenomenon that is quite unique to the city. Walk by ancient temples. See the Mouth of Truth, a spot forever immortalized by Audrey Hepburn in the film Roman Holidays. Find out why Rome is often compared with a lasagna. Explore Campo de Fiori Square and its local Food Market to sample some of its delicacies. Get your taste buds ready to try local street food, which the Romans call Supplì. Hear as your guide sheds light on authentic Italian food products. Take a stroll in the surrounding alleys and get to know the peculiar street names all over the area. Walk by some fascinating archaeological ruins and learn about the place where the Ides of March meant a terrible fate for Julius Caesar. Explore the unique Jewish Ghetto, a secret neighborhood that seems to have frozen in time, and has retained its authenticity. See the “fake Colosseum”, a lovely ancient ruin that resembles the Colosseum. Travel back in time for a view of the Circus Maximus and the Palatine Hill, the place that the rulers of the most powerful Empire once used to call home. Get to see the remains of the Imperial Palace. Cross the bridge and admire Tiber Island. Before saying goodbye to your local host, get recommendations for the most authentic places to eat, shop, and anything else you need to know to make the most of your trip to Rome.

Rome: 2-Hour Best of Rome Walking Tour

2. Rome: 2-Hour Best of Rome Walking Tour

Your tour begins as you meet at the incredible Trajan's Column next to Piazza Venezia. From there, discuss the history and legend behind the famous Trajan's Column which will help paint a visual picture of the surrounding Ancient Roman market places.   Continue on to explore Rome's most famous Piazza, discussing the unification of Italy and some of its more recent history along the way. Encounter various highlights of the city such as Rome's smallest church, Rome's most famous coffee shop, a church with a hidden painted illusion, and stories and scandals of some of Rome's recent politicians. Of course, in additional to all this, the main sights of central Rome are included in your tour. These include landmarks such as the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and much more.

Rome: Fountains and Squares Small-Group Walking Tour

3. Rome: Fountains and Squares Small-Group Walking Tour

Enjoy a walking tour of Rome to see its Baroque fountains and piazzas, starting at the Spanish Steps and ending at the Trevi Fountain. A fully licensed guide will show you the most beautiful monuments of the Eternal City, revealing some of its secrets along the way, as well as where to get the best gelato! Meet by the Keats Shelley Museum on the Spanish Steps and follow the graceful flow of the staircase up to the late Renaissance church of Trinità dei Monti.  Head to Piazza Navona, the Stadium of Domitian, built in 85 A.D. to accommodate the athletic games. Piazza Navona is the pride of Baroque Rome, with architectural elements and sculptures by masters such as Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini. Walk to the Pantheon to look inside a remarkably intact Greek-Roman temple, just as the ancient Romans used to do. Next, go to the carved Column of Marcus Aurelius, and admire original scenes from the movie “Gladiator After visiting the church of Saint Ignatius, home to one of the finest examples of trompe l'oeil in its dome, continue to the Trevi Fountain for the end of the tour. Throw a coin in the fountain and make a wish to one day return to Rome.

Rome: City Center Hidden Highlights Guided Walking Tour

4. Rome: City Center Hidden Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Explore the heart of Rome on a guided walking tour. See top attractions like the Piazza Navona square, the Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon. Admire an old aqueduct at the Vicus Caprarius museum and see the Stadium of Domitian. Meet your guide at fountain of Bernini in Piazza Navona and begin your guided tour through the center of Rome. Listen as your guide tells you an introduction and points out highlights in the square. Hear your guide clearly with the provided headsets. Continue to the stadium of the emperor Domitian where you can see this ancient athletic venue which seated 15,000-20,000 viewers. Make your way to the well-preserved Pantheon which was once a Roman temple before being converted to a Catholic church. Travel to the Saint Ignazio church to admire its stunning 3D frescos. Stroll to the Baroque Trevi fountain. Visit the underground excavations of the old aqueduct and the water city of Rome at the Vicus Caprarius museum. Finish your tour at La Rinascente. 

Rome: Private City Center Tour

5. Rome: Private City Center Tour

This tour of the city center will give you the opportunity to discover Rome from artistic, historical, and legendary points of view. You'll stroll from the Spanish Steps to Navona Square, jumping forward and backward in time from the Roman Empire to modern times. Start from the Spanish Steps, where you will learn about the name of this area of the city before advancing onward to Trevi Fountain. Following that, continue your stroll through the amazing roads of Rome and get to St. Ignatius Church, which is famous for its 3D-effect ceiling created in the 17th century. You'll then visit the Pantheon, the best preserved building of Ancient Rome where Raphael requested to be buried. Your tour continues with the Church of St. Luigi dei Francesi, where you will learn about one of the most famous artists of the Italian Art history: Caravaggio. Finally, end your tour in Piazza Navona, the symbol of the Baroque Style in Rome. This was a place created by some of the greatest minds of the 17th century: Bernini and Borromini.

Rome: Colosseum Priority Access & Best of Rome Walking Tour

6. Rome: Colosseum Priority Access & Best of Rome Walking Tour

Start your tour at the incredible Colosseum. Here, you will enjoy skip-the-line priority access and a professional expert will guide you through the Colosseum and the Ancient city of Rome. You'll learn all about the crazy careers of gladiators and the dirty business and politics that decided their fate. The ancient city part of the tour visits:  The emperor's palace on Palatine Hill Arch of Titus Arch of Constantine Roman Forum Julius Caeser's Tomb Once finished, the guide will give you suggestions for the best places to eat in town. The guide can help you find what best suits your needs. You will be given ample time to eat and relax before meeting the guide again in the afternoon for the Best of Rome walking tour. This is truly an unforgettable experience. Walking through Rome's city center is like a time machine and you can see the contrast between different eras of this city's history. The Best of Rome walking tour will begin at 5 PM. You can expect to see: Piazza Venezia (the wedding cake building) Trevi Fountain Temple of Hadrian Church of St. Ignazio Loyola Pantheon Piazza Navona

Rome: Highlights of the City Tour with a Local

7. Rome: Highlights of the City Tour with a Local

Your dolce vita adventure begins where the famous film was written by Italy’s greatest film director, Federico Fellini. Enjoy a stroll down the Via Margutta, a street famous for inspiring painters, sculptors, artisans, poets and musicians and learn about the artists that have lived here through the centuries. Pass by the home of Fellini where he lived with his actress wife Giulietta Masina and as you do you guide will talk a little of about his life and career. Staying with the Hollywood theme, then check out the house that stood in as Gregory Peck’s home in the iconic Audrey Hepburn movie Roman Holiday. Nearby, stumble across the apartment where Pablo Picasso lived, over 100 years ago. Stop at a local cafe that was once the private art studio of Antonio Canova, a well-known and respected sculpture artist of the 19th century. Admire the elaborate marble sculpture as you enjoy a true Roman Espresso (your guide will teach you how to order it, the Roman way) and listen to your guide talk about Italian coffee culture and the many local roasters that have sprung up around the city center. Your next stop is the Monumental Staircase. A total of 135 steps lead to the Trinita del Monti church that overlooks the Spanish Steps and the Barcaccia Fountain by Bernini. As you wind your way through the atmospheric Roman streets, heading towards the Trevi fountain, stumble across one of the local partner's favorite wine bars, where you will stop to taste local wine from the foothills of Rome, accompanied by local salumi, cheese (including Pecorino Romano) and delicious focaccia bread. Visit the world-famous Trevi Fountain, which has become the stuff of legend since Anita Ekberg’s midnight frolic caused an international sensation in the 1960 movie that’s given our tour its title. Pass through a shopping gallery dedicated to Roman legend and comedy actor, Alberto Sordi and arrive at the Pantheon, one of the world’s greatest and best-preserved Roman temples. Your taste of the Roman good life will end at the Piazza Navona, site of the spectacular Four Rivers fountain by Bernini. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your expert local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay in ravishing Rome.

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What people are saying about Church of Sant'Ignazio di Loyola

Overall rating

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based on 340 reviews

Daniele was an excellent host. I got an extensive tour with a congenial and knowledgeable guide. He confirmed our tour the day before and showed up on time. He put a lot of thought into the routes we took fir the greatest visual impact, and planned the route so that the tour would end up as close to my hotel as possible. He had a lot of recommendations for other things to do in Rome, and in Italy. Highly recommend Daniele as a tour guide.

We were with Bruno on our tour in English and it couldn't have been better as we learned a lot of details and stories about Rome. Very attentive and open to questions. I definitely recommend it.

Claudio was an excellent guide. He was very informative and gave us great insight into both history and modern life in Rome.

Our guide was very friendly. We learned a lot of interesting things and had a good time. I recommend

Stefan was great! He took his time to us the Italian customs and all of the gems of Rome!