Ancient Rome Treasures Walking Tour: The Borgia Family and its Secrets

Rome, Italy

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Overview

Follow the regal footsteps of one of Rome’s most powerful and scandalous families on this first-of-its-kind Borgias walking tour. Visit historic sites with ties to the clan of Rodrigo Borgia, also known as Pope Alexander VI, and hear tales of the family’s cut-throat rise to power from an entertaining historian guide. Separate fact from fiction and gain a new appreciation for the hit TV series as you visit some of Rome’s most iconic monuments. Tour size is limited for a more intimate small-group experience.
  • 2-hour Borgias-themed walking tour of Rome
  • Learn about the dark deeds and legacy of one of Rome's most powerful families
  • Popular choice for fans of the hit Showtime series
  • Get a new perspective on some of Rome's most iconic monuments
  • See landmarks like Castel Sant'Angelo, Palazzo Sforza and St Peter's Square
  • Small group for a more personalized experience

Professional art historian guide
Live entertainment
Private tour
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

P.za Pia/Castel S. Angelo, 00193 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Departure Time

6:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Campo de' Fiori
Campo de 'Fiori owes its name to the daisies, the poppies, the "non-forget-me-nots", to the meadow flowers, in short, which once adorned the square, closed on one side by a row of small buildings belonging to the Orsini family and on the other descending towards the Tiber. When in 1478 the Campidoglio market, in Piazza del Mercato, was moved to Piazza Navona, thus investing, all the surrounding area, including Campo de 'Fiori, this became an important business center.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
We will begin the two hours of semi-private tour explaining Castel Sant'angelo where in the moments of danger the Popes went to flee, making Caste Sant'Angelo an emergency residence, and the very famous Ponte Sant'Angelo.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Via Giulia
In the Middle Ages Via Giulia was called "magistralis" because it was considered a main road, even if it was winding and muddy. Sisto IV della Rovere, in the reorganization plan of the city, in 1478 restructured this street called "mercatoria" because it connected the area of high financial potential (Piazza di Ponte S. Angelo) with the markets of Campo de Fiori and Piazza Navona.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Piazza di Pasquino
The square is home to Pasquino, the famous talking statue of Rome. At the foot of the statue (often around the neck), sheets containing satire in verse were hung in the night, aimed at anonymously biting the most important public figures: the so-called "pasquinate" barometer of the popular discontent against power, corruption and arrogance of the rulers.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Piazza Sforza Cesarini
There are historic buildings that have traveled over time, changing and adapting to the history that surrounded them. They are those buildings that capture the spirit of a place, characterizing it, residences that continue to be studied and investigated for their fascination with hidden things. They are places full of details that tell the people who have lived and who still inhabit those rooms, men who have walked next to the precious treasures that populate the building, trying to preserve their magic, protecting their cultural and civil heritage.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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