Tour the Colosseum and Roman Forum alongside an expert archaeologist guide as you walk in the footsteps of Gladiators and Caesars who inhabited Roma Caput Mundi, followed by a visit to the site where St. Peter himself was imprisoned before his crucifixion.
HEART OF ROME WALKING TOUR
- Adult ages 18-99
- Child ages 6-17
- Infant ages 0-5
A stroll through the heart of the Roman Dolce Vita. Catch the best of Baroque Rome, including the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and Piazza Venezia while taking in the bustling Roman atmosphere (and of course an authentic Italian gelato) en route!
Meet your guide in Piazza Venezia, also referred to as the “Heart of Rome” where five major roads connect and historic landmarks abound. Italy’s tomb of the unknown soldier, Mussolini’s famous balcony, and Napoleon’s Pied-a-terre in Rome are just a few of the landmarks you’ll find here before we move on.
No visit to Rome is complete without a trip to the Trevi Fountain, immortalized in Fellini’s film “La Dolce Vita” by none other than Anita Ekberg when she decided to take an impromptu dip on screen. Be sure to toss three coins into the blue water before moving on, as this is one tour you’ll want to repeat!
The next stop is the Pantheon, a second-to-none architectural marvel built nearly 2,000 years ago as a Pagan temple to honor all the Gods. The sky was the limit when it came to building temples to the Gods of Ancient Rome, and hear the details of how 16 Corinthian columns weighing 60 tons each were quarried in Egypt, dragged for more than 100km to the River Nile, and then shipped across the Mediterranean.
Fast forwarding just 1500 years, feast your eyes on Piazza Navona, a picturesque promenade that lies above what was once emperor Domitian’s stadium. Enjoy the scene of buskers and street artists while Bernini’s remarkable Baroque fountains take center stage. While you take in the stunning Fountain of Four Rivers, your guide will tell the tale of a 17th century feud between rival artists Bernini and Borromini that would be immortalized in their masterpieces.
As we conclude the tour in Piazza Navona, enjoy a gelato at one of Rome’s top gelaterie and make the most of your time with a true local. Feel free to ask your guide for tips on getting around, where to eat, shop or visit during your stay in Rome!
- Rome’s historic center is easily walkable and full of heart-stopping masterpieces around every corner, with a local guide you won’t miss a thing!
- Toss your coins in the Trevi Fountain to be sure you’ll return to Rome
- Enjoy a gelato as the Romans do at a historic gelateria
WHAT TO BRING
- Comfortable clothes and shoes
- A hat and sunblock during summer months
- Piazza Venezia
- Trevi Fountain
- Pantheon (visit from outside)
- Piazza Navona
- Expert knowledgeable guide
- Practical information for getting around Rome
- Audio headsets
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Personal extras