Love and Sex History Tour of Ancient Rome

Rome, Italy

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Overview

Explore the intimate side of the ‘Eternal City’ on an evening walking tour that explores Rome’s romantic history, famous love stories, and culture. See historic landmarks and elegant piazzas along the way, while learning about traditional wedding rituals, seduction practices, and the inside scoop on ancient Roman kissing.
  • Walking tour through Rome's history and romance
  • Learn historic love stories and practices
  • See beautiful piazzas and landmarks
  • Step back in time and learn about ancient rituals

Local guide
Private tour
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Piazza Farnese, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Make your way to a central meeting point to meet your guide and group for a romantic tour through the heart of Rome. Follow a route through charming neighborhoods, stopping at monuments that have set the stage for some of the city’s most intriguing love stories.

Visit the Campo de’ Fiori, where the notorious Pope Alexander Borgia met his lovers, and where some of Rome’s most elegant escorts lived in luxury. Stop to explore the Theater of Pompey, and learn about Roman seduction techniques from 2,000 years ago. Find out how the Romans kissed, when they married, and about the erotic books they read in private.

Continue to Piazza Navona, where you talk about Roman dowries and the lives of unmarried women, then walk through the Pantheon and the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva as you hear historic gossip about the painter Raphael’s romantic entanglements.

This walking tour concludes at Piazza Navona, whose marble fountains and elegant cafés make it the perfect place to kick off a romantic night in Rome.

Please note: This tour is suited for visitors aged 17 and above.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Raphael Tours in Rome
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza Farnese
Here is Palazzo Farnese, the residence of Giulia Farnese, who became the lover of Pope Borgia
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Campo de' Fiori
In the past, were now is the square, there was the Pompey Theatre. According to the latin poet Ovidius, the theatre was the best place where to meet girls and socialize with them.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
In this church you will know how about old traditions related to wedding and the dowry of young ladies
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pantheon
The Pantheon was erected by the Emperor Hadrian, who had a young lover, the Greek Antinoo, who died in a mysterious way. After his death, the Emperor deified Antinous
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged 16 and under
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Moderate amount of walking involved
  • Pictures Allowed
  • Food is available to purchase along the tour from local eateries, cash payments are always easier in Rome
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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