Take this holiday tour of Rome during the Christmas season and catch sight of some of the city’s best holiday displays. Stroll through Rome on foot with your guide, and pass by the Pincio Terrace, Navona Square, Via Condotti, and more. During your tour, stop at St. Peter’s Square to see the Christmas tree near the Vatican.
Christmas walking tour of Rome
Take in views of the city illuminated by lights from the Pincio Terrace
Stroll down the famous Via Condotti and see holiday decorations
See the Christmas tree lit up by the Vatican
Hotel pickup is included
Small group limited to a maximum of 14 people
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered We offer pickup in Rome from all the accommodation within the Aurelian Walls.
What To Expect
This tour starts with a hotel pickup in the evening, and then your first stop is at the Pincio Terrace. Once there, take in views of the city decked out in holiday décor.
Continue along the city streets, and wander down one of the city’s main streets, Via Condotti and pass by Navona Square, the Pantheon, Piazza del Popolo, and more. Take in views of the holiday lights set up throughout the city, and even catch sight of the Christmas trees set up in different squares, including the famous tree near the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square, where the tour ends.
Navona Square has been defined during the fifteenth century, the Baroque-style Piazza Navona is one of the most charming and popular squares in Rome.
The square is built on the former ‘’Stadium of Domitian’’, a horseshoe-shaped arena for foot races built in the 1st century AD. In the square there are three magnificent fountains - Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, the Fontana del Moro, and the Fontana del Nettuno.
Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) is a fountain in the Piazza Navona in Rome. It was designed in 1651 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for Pope Innocent X whose family palace, the Palazzo Pamphili, faced onto the piazza as did the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone of which Innocent was the sponsor.
The base of the fountain is a basin from the centre of which travertine rocks rise to support four river gods and above them, a copy of an Egyptian obelisk surmounted with the Pamphili family emblem of a dove with an olive twig. Collectively, they represent four major rivers of the four continents through which papal authority had spread: the Nile representing Africa, the Danube representing Europe, the Ganges representing Asia, and the Río de la Plata representing the Americas.
St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave inside Rome.
At the centre of the square is an ancient Egyptian obelisk, erected at the current site in 1586. Gian Lorenzo Bernini designed the square almost 100 years later, including the massive Doric colonnades,four columns deep, which embrace visitors in "the maternal arms of Mother Church". A granite fountain constructed by Bernini in 1675 matches another fountain designed by Carlo Maderno in 1613.
Via Condotti is a busy and fashionable street of Rome.
It begins at the foot of the Spanish steps and is named after conduits or channels which carried water to the Baths of Agrippa. In Roman times it was one of the streets that crossed the ancient Via Flaminia and enabled people who transversed the Tiber to reach the Pincio hill.
The Pincian Hill is one of the most romantic and picturesque places in the Capital. It is part of the Villa Borghese and is within the Aurelian Walls. The balcony overlooks the Piazza del Popolo and the Villa Medici. Ancient Romans built villas and gardens (horti) here.
Piazza di Spagna, at the bottom of the Spanish Steps, is one of the most famous squares in Rome. It owes its name to the Palazzo di Spagna, seat of the Embassy of Spain to the Holy See. Nearby is the famed Column of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the middle of the square is the famous Fontana della Barcaccia, dating to the beginning of the baroque period, sculpted by Pietro Bernini and his son, the more famous Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
The church of the Santissima Trinità dei Monti, often called merely the Trinità dei Monti, is a Roman Catholic late Renaissance titular church in Rome. It is known for its commanding position above the Spanish Steps which lead down to the Piazza di Spagna. The church and its surrounding area (including the Villa Medici) are a French State property.
Piazza del Popolo is a large urban square in Rome designed in neoclassical style between 1811 and 1822 by the architect Giuseppe Valadier. The name in modern Italian literally means "People's Square". In the northeast corner of the piazza there is the church of Santa Maria del Popolo.
For centuries, the Piazza del Popolo was a place for public executions, the last of which took place in 1826.
The square faces the Pantheon and the monument characterises it in such a way that many Romans don’t even know its name: they simply call it “the square of the Pantheon”.
During the 19th century, the piazza was especially noted for its market of bird-sellers, who brought their cages with live parrots, nightingales, owls, and other birds into the piazza.
The Palazzo Poli is a palace forming the backdrop to the famous Trevi Fountain. The XVI century palace, built in the Baroque style and constitute a single ensemble with the Trevi Fountain.
Nowadays, in the Palace is the National Museum of graphics and design, where the exhibition of graphic works by famous contemporary artists.
The Pantheon is without any doubt one of the best preserved ancient monuments in Rome. It is a wonderful example of the reutilization from a Christian perspective of a sacred building consecrated to all Gods. It stands in the heart of the ancient Campus Martius, in one of the lowest parts of Rome, and its imposing facade dominates the southern side of Piazza della Rotonda. In 1870 the Pantheon became the shrine of the kings of Italy and hosts the mortal remains of Victor Emanuel the Second, Humbert the First and Margaret of Savoy and also Raffaello Sanzio, the supreme artist of the Renaissance, is buried in the Pantheon.
In the center of the piazza there is a fountain, the Fontana del Pantheon, surmounted by an Egyptian obelisk.
The Fountain was commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII and is located in the Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, in front of the Roman Pantheon. It was designed by Giacomo Della Porta in 1575 and sculpted out of marble by Leonardo Sormani.The Fontana del Pantheon was commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII and is located in the Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, in front of the Roman Pantheon. It was designed by Giacomo Della Porta in 1575 and sculpted out of marble by Leonardo Sormani.
The Campo dei Fiori in the morning it's a bustling marketplace, that transforms into a nightlife centre in the evening, all amid a beautiful setting steeped with history. Piazza Campo dei Fiori was the place where executions were carried out. A statue in the centre of the piazza commemorates Giordano Bruno, it was created in 1888 and placed in the centre of the piazza at the exact location of his execution.
The pick-up is provided only for the hotels located in the centre of Rome, so it is important to communicate the name and address of the hotel where you are staying, to organize the service in the best way
Service animals allowed
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
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