Rome’s Squares and Fountains Private Tour – The celebration of the water

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Overview

Get an in-depth look at some of Rome's most public art with this private 3-hour walking tour of the city's famous squares and fountains. Join a guide with expertise in archaeology and art history to learn about some of Rome's hidden treasures of art and history. Enjoy the personalized attention of the guide for just for you and your group.
  • 3-hour private walking tour of Rome's squares and fountains
  • Walk through the historic center of Rome to see the city's most famous piazzas
  • See Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain
  • Enjoy the insights of an expert guide and get plenty of personalized attention

Professional art-historian guide
Headset to hear the guide clearly (more than 8 people)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Transportation to and from attractions
entrance fees

Departure Point

Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Piazza Venezia, Roma RM, Italy
Spend a few hours getting to know some of Rome's public squares and famous fountains with this private walking tour.

Begin the tour at the Spanish Steps to learn about the Barcaccia fountain at the base of the stairs. Walk next to the Trevi Fountain to hear stories you've probably never heard about this famous fountain.

Visit the square and fountain in front of the Pantheon next, followed by the oblong Piazza Navona. Learn about the ancient Roman circus that once circled what is now the piazza, giving the 'square' its particular shape. Admire the impressive Fountain of the Four Rivers in the center of the piazza with its sculptures by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, as well as the church facade designed by Francesco Borromini and Girolamo Rainaldi.

Walk to the Campo de' Fiori, home to a bustling outdoor food market since 1869. Continue to the Sacra Area di Largo di Torre Argentina, with ancient Roman ruins below modern street level – this square is where Julius Caesar was assassinated.

Make your last stop at the Vittoriano monument, built to commemorate when Italy became a unified country.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Spanish Steps
After having met your guide near the obelisk, get down this monumental stairway of 174 steps.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fontana della Barcaccia
Hear about the Bernini-designed Barcaccia Fountain, which is found at the foot of the steps. This sculptural fountain is made into the shape of a half-sunken ship with water overflowing its sides into a small basin. According to legend, as River Tiber flooded in 1598, water carried a small boat into the Piazza di Spagna. When the water receded, a boat was deposited in the center of the square, and it was this event that inspired Bernini's creation.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Trevi Fountain
Stroll onward to see the Trevi Fountain. It is known as one of the most stunning fountains in the world. But there’s a lot more than just beauty behind this famous fountain and you will get to know all the the legends and the myths that surround one of the most famous fountain in the world. The movie “Dolce Vita”, just underlined its legacy.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Tempio di Adriano
Take a stop to admire the ruins of the ancient "Hadrianeum", Temple of Hadrian, a masterpiece you will find just around the corner. It is said that are just these ruins to name the Stony Square.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pantheon
Make your way to the ancient Pantheon. It was built as a temple to all the gods of Olympus. This temple is famous worldwide for its incredible dome which is the largest in the world since ancient times.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Palazzo Madama - Sede del Senato della Repubblica
Pass by the seat of the Senate of the Italian Republic.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Piazza Navona
Continue your walking to Piazza Navona. Learn about the ancient circus that once surrounded the piazza, giving it a unique oblong shape. The “square” is home to a collection of sculptures and fountains such as Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers, an eye-catching masterpiece that sits in the center. 
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone
 Admire the façade of Sant’Agnese in Agone as your guide talks about Girolamo Rainaldi and Francesco Borromini, the designers of the handsome baroque church.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Campo de' Fiori
Walk to Campo de’ Fiori, where a vibrant outdoor food market is found.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Largo di Torre Argentina
Continue to the spot where Julius Caesar is said to have been assassinated, by the Sacra Area di Largo di Torre Argentina. 
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chiesa del Gesu
Admire the beatifull Church of the Jesus. Its facade is "the first truly baroque façade", introducing the baroque style into architecture.[4] The church served as model for innumerable Jesuit churches all over the world, especially in the Americas
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Piazza Venezia
Finish with a stroll around Piazza Venezia to admire the grandiose Vittoriano monument, which was built to the commemorate the unification of Italy.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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