The Roman Fountains Tour

Rome, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Overview

Rome has over a thousand fountains between baroque, ancient Roman fountains and modern ones.
Water has always been the real strength of this city. It is the x factor that gave power to this city and allowed it to grow, develop and renovate throughout the centuries allowing Rome to conquer the name of Eternal City.
In this 4 hour tour we are going to discover some of the Fountains that still receive water from the Roman Aqueducts. We are going to have a look at the story behind this magnificent fountains and the beautiful squares that welcome all of them.

Private transportation
Bottled water

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Itinerary
Stop At:  
Fontana dell'acqua Felice
Also known as Fountain of Mose, this is a monumental fountain located on the Quirinal hill. It marks the end of a Roman aqueduct which was restored in the Renaissance time by the Pope Sixtus V. He renamed the acqueduct Acqua Felice after his real name Felice Peretti.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fontana della Barcaccia
This baroque-style fountain is located at the foot of the Spanish steps. It was built by Pietro Bernini with the help of his son Gian Lorenzo.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Trevi Fountain
The biggest and most famous fountain of Rome. Trevi fountain was built to celebrate the restoration of an ancient roman aqueduct called Acqua Vergine (Vergin Water) which was built in 19BC. Needless to say it is truly worth a visit and don't forget to throw the coin in the right way ... right hand over the left shoulder.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi
In 1651 Gian Lorenzo Bernini built this amazing fountain to support the 16 meters tall egyptian obelisk standing on top of it. The square (Piazza Navona) hides the Stadium of Domitian 5 meters below the ground.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Fontana delle Tartarughe
In the heart of the Jewish Ghetto, there is a small and very beautiful fountain that gave its name to the 4 bronze turtles dangling from the upper level of the fountain.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Piazza Farnese
The twin fountains were taken from the Caracalla baths. It is said that the Farnese family used them as balconies from where they enjoyed the performances in the square while sipping good wine.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fontana dell'Acqua Paola
This fountain, also known as Fontanone (the bigh Fountain), is a monumental fountain located on the Janiculum hill. It marks the end of the Acqua Paola aqueduct restored by Pope Paul V. This fountain was inspirational for the later Trevi Fountain.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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St. Peter's Square
This twin fountains were built by Maderno and Bernini to decorate St Peter's square.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

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