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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 guide books don’t mention, and listen to stories of local lore. Meet people who take great pride in the quality of their produce, whether it’s pizza, pasta, or fresh vegetables prepared as they have been for generations.

Rome 3-Hour Evening Walking Tour

2. Rome 3-Hour Evening Walking Tour

On this 3-hour evening walking tour you’ll 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 Fountains and Squares Morning Tour with Lunch

5. Rome Fountains and Squares Morning Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a morning tour of Rome and see its most symbolic sights. Departing from the Spanish Steps, dominated by the church of Trinità dei Monti, proceed to the Rococo splendor of the Trevi Fountain. Admire the fantasy creatures designed to embody movement. Your guide will explain how, according to tradition, if you throw a coin over your shoulder into the fountain you will eventually return to Rome. Toss in a penny and cross your fingers!  Continue to the Pantheon (Temple of all the Gods), originally built to honor the 7 deities of Ancient Rome. Featuring the largest brick dome in the history of architecture, the Pantheon is considered a forerunner of all modern places of worship, and is the most copied of all classical buildings. Your sightseeing tour ends at Piazza Navona, built on the ruins of the Domitian Circus, and now adorned by Bernini’s Fountain of the 4 Rivers. Finish your tour with a tasting of local products in a typical Italian restaurant.

Rome: Private Roman Squares and Fountains Walking Tour

6. Rome: Private Roman Squares and Fountains Walking Tour

Take your pick of a morning or afternoon tour, and connect with your private guide at either your central Rome hotel or a another convenient meeting point. From here, you will begin with a stop at Piazza di Spagna, once considered the "drawing room" of Roman power brokers, and still a popular rendezvous point today. You will then stroll over to the Trevi Fountain, where you can toss a coin into the fabulously Baroque waterworks and imagine scenes from La Dolce Vita, Roman Holiday and other classic films which have been shot here. Afterwards, you will continue through narrow streets and charming squares whilst learning the stories behind engraved obelisks, historic buildings, and stately palaces. You will see one-time papal residences that today host modern offices, and reach back to the city’s imperial glory days inside the magnificent Pantheon, one of Rome’s best-preserved ancient monuments. Throughout your tour, your guide may also throw in some unexpected adventures tailored to your departure point, such as a coffee break in a Renaissance cloister or historic cafe, a visit to a family-run sculpture atelier, or a detour to ancient underground ruins. The 3-hour tour concludes in the lovely Piazza Navona, the perfect place to people watch among Baroque sculptures and fountains including Bernini’s famous Fountain of the Four Rivers.

Rome Evening Walking Tour with Aperitif

7. Rome Evening Walking Tour with Aperitif

The tour starts in the Piazza di Spagna, at the base of the Spanish Steps. The 135 steps related to the historic Bourbon Spanish Embassy to the church of Trinità dei Monti at the summit, proceed to the Rococo splendor of the Trevi Fountain, your guide will explain the tradition of throwing a coin over your shoulder into the fountain and you will eventually return to Rome. Walk to the Pantheon, the largest brick dome in the history of architecture and is considered a forerunner of all modern places of worship, the Pantheon is dedicated to the gods of Olympus and one of the best-preserved monuments of ancient Rome. The tour will end at Piazza Navona which is built on the ruins of Domitian Circus, adorned by Bernini’s Fountain of the four rivers.

Rome: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Luxury Vehicle

8. 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: Caravaggio and Baroque Art Private Guided Tour

9. 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.

Rome: Twilight Walking Tour and Gelato Tasting

10. 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

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What people are saying about Fountain of the Four Rivers

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It was a great experience. Our guide Maria was amazing, she knew a lot about the history, culture and food in rome. It was a pleasure to spend time with her. Her passion for food and culture shows in the conversation and the way she engages. I would definitely recommend this to family and friends.

This was a really fantastic tour. Achmed, thanks lot for be our guide - you did a great and interesting experience to us!

Super knowledgeable friendly guide a great experience highly recommend this tour you won't be disappointed

Had a great evening with Alberto who was so knowledgeable and interesting. A must do tout.

Super tour. Lots of local food, good wines and beer, and fun.