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Rome: Guided City Center Evening Sightseeing Walking Tour

1. Rome: Guided City Center Evening Sightseeing Walking Tour

Take in the sights in the center of Rome in the evening light during this guided walking tour. Travel from the grand Piazza del Popolo to the vibrant Campo de’ Fiori market. View iconic sights like the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the ancient Pantheon. Meet your guide at Piazza del Popolo, where churches, fountains, and monuments tastefully embellish the square. Walk up to the Pincio Terrace to admire the sunset over Rome and enjoy breathtaking views over the city. Visit the famous Piazza di Spagna and Bernini’s Barcaccia Fountain. Continue your walk to the stunning Trevi Fountain, which is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome. Legend has it that if you toss a coin over your left shoulder into the Fountain you’ll return to Rome one day. Visit Piazza della Rotonda and admire the exterior of the historic Pantheon. Built in 27 B.C. the Pantheon was dedicated to all the Roman gods. In the 7th century, it was converted to a church dedicated to Mary and the martyrs. It is also the resting place of some major Renaissance artists, including Raffaello. Admire Bernini’s magnificent 4 Rivers Fountain in the center of iconic Piazza Navona. The square also features other important sculptural and architectural creations, including the Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone by Borromini, Palazzo Pamphili, the Neptune Fountain at the northern end, and the Moor Fountain at the southern end. End your evening walk at Campo de' Fiori, a site that at one time was noted for races and executions. In the center of the square you’ll see the statue of Giordano Bruno. Today Campo de’ Fiori is a busy marketplace in the morning and a center of nightlife after the sun goes down. It’s the perfect place to continue your evening in the Eternal City after your guided tour.

Rome City Center and Villa Borghese Tour by Segway

2. Rome City Center and Villa Borghese Tour by Segway

Learn how to operate a Segway upon meeting your guide on Piazza del Popolo, and then head towards the grounds of the magnificent Villa Borghese once everyone is confident on the self-balancing vehicle. Discover the ancient monuments of the third largest park in Rome, including the legendary Borghese Gallery, home to a treasure trove of art by the most famous painters from Italy. Continue to the lake before riding over to Piazza di Siena. Make your way up the Pincio (Pincian Hill) to get breathtaking view over the city. Head back down into the bustling city center and visit some of the main squares and alleyways of the Campo Marzio district. Admire the impressive Pantheon and get a closer look at the colonnades of the Temple of Hadrian in Piazza di Pietra. See Bernini's glorious Fontana della Barcaccia (Fountain of the Boat) in Piazza di Spagna at the foot of the Spanish Steps.

Rome: Combination Colosseum and Evening Walking Tour

3. Rome: Combination Colosseum and Evening Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Rome with a combination guided walking tour for small groups of up to 18 people. Skip the lines to explore the Colosseum and the Roman forum in the afternoon, then reconvene later in the evening for a romantic walking tour of historical Rome. After making your way to the first meeting point at 1:30 PM, enter the Colosseum directly with your skip-the-line access. Hear stories of gladiator fights while exploring the Colosseum's first and second tier with your professional guide, then learn about monuments like the Curia inside the Roman Forum after skipping the lines to enter there too. Next, admire the Capitoline Hill and its great view over the Roman Forum. Enjoy photo stops at Rome's big-name attractions, such as Piazza Venezia, Largo di Torre Argentina, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. The first part of this combination tour takes 3.5 hours. Later, join another group tour at 6:45 PM, beginning at the Piazza del Popolo. Follow your guide to the romantic Pincio Terrace to see the sunset over the Eternal City's beautiful squares, fountains, and rooftops. After sunset, visit the famous Piazza di Spagna and Bernini’s famous Barcaccia Fountain. Then, make your way to the stunning Trevi Fountain, the biggest Baroque fountain in Rome. Throw a coin into the fountain, which traditional legend holds will ensure a return to Rome in the future. Visit the historic Pantheon from the exterior, and admire beautiful Piazza Navona with Bernini’s magnificent Four Rivers Fountain in the center. End your romantic evening walk on Campo de' Fiori, a perfect place to continue your evening in the Eternal City after your guided tour. The second part of this tour also takes 3.5 hours. You can choose between an English or Spanish-speaking tour guide.

Civitavecchia to Rome Shore Excursion by Private Car

4. Civitavecchia to Rome Shore Excursion by Private Car

Enjoy a private tour of Rome from Civitavecchia port with round-trip transportation included. Perfect for small groups of 2 to 8 people. An English-speaking driver will be available during the whole excursion and will assist travelers with basic information about the sites including suggestions. The tour begins with 08:00 departure from the pier of your cruise ship. You will find your driver directly under your boat with a sign and your name on it. Enjoy transportation from Civitavecchia port to Rome (approx. 1.5 hours). After approx. 1.5 hours (depending on traffic) you will stop in the city where you will visit the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum (only outside) and the center of ancient Rome where you will be dropped off to enjoy free time observing this breathtaking site of ancient Romans. Next, discover Venice Square, which is famous for the Vittoriano. This is also where Benito Mussolini made the declaration of the second World War. At Navona Square, observe the site where the Stadium of Domitian was built in 1st-century AD. Following, you will see the famous Pantheon, which was commissioned by Marco Agrippa as a Temple of all gods, and the Trevi fountain, which holds a legend that if visitors toss a coin, they are ensured a return in Rome. Next, visit the Spanish Square before ending your tour with a visit to the Vatican and St. Peter Basilica. Here, you'll have 1.5 hours of free time to explore independently.

Highlights of Rome: City Center 3-Hour Walking Tour

5. Highlights of Rome: City Center 3-Hour Walking Tour

Your 3-hour private guided walk begins at the Spanish Steps, next to the Barcaccia Fountain in the middle of the square. From here your guide will lead you to the Trevi Fountain, regarded as one of the most stunning fountains in the world. There’s a lot more than just beauty behind this famous fountain as you’ll soon hear from your guide. This tour of Rome’s squares and fountains continues to the Pantheon, built as a temple to all the gods of Olympus. The dome of the Pantheon, constructed in ancient times, is the largest in the world. After spending some time at the Pantheon, head to Piazza Navona, the delight of Baroque Rome, with architectural elements and sculptures by masters such as Bernini (Fountain of the 4 Rivers), Borromini, Rainaldi (the Church of St. Agnes in Agony), and da Cortona (the frescoes in the Palazzo Pamphili). Continue your walk to Campo de ‘Fiori. Since 1869 this square has been home to a colorful local market. Next your guide will show you the place of Julius Caesar’s assassination, known as Area Sacra di Largo di Torre Argentina. The final stop on your guided walk is at the Vittoriano, commemorating the unification of Italy. Work on this monument began in 1885, and it was inaugurated in 1911 in honor of Victor Emmanuel II of Savoy, the first king of Italy.

Rome: Vatican & Evening Eternal City Walking Tours Combo

6. Rome: Vatican & Evening Eternal City Walking Tours Combo

Skip the long ticket lines at the entrance to the Vatican Museum and visit with your expert guide. See the famous Raphael’s Rooms, the Pine Courtyard, and the Pio Clementine Museum. Discover the Gallery of the Maps, the Gallery of the Tapestries, and the Gallery of the Candelabra. Step inside the stunning Sistine Chapel and admire Michelangelo’s famous frescos “The Last Judgement” and “The Creation of Adam.” Then visit St Peter’s Basilica and admire the famous “La Pietà” by Michelangelo, the “Baldachino” by Bernini, and much more. Then head to Piazza del Popolo where you'll join your second tour at 6:45 PM to enjoy a romantic walking tour of historical Rome. Admire the picturesque views from the Pincio Terrace of sunset over the rooftops of Rome. Visit the famous Piazza di Spagna and Bernini’s Barcaccia Fountain. Then wander to the stunning Trevi Fountain, the largest Baroque fountain in Rome. A traditional legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain, they are ensured a return to Rome. See the exterior of the historic Pantheon, and then, admire the beautiful Piazza Navona with Bernini’s magnificent Four Rivers Fountain in the center. End your romantic evening walk at Campo de' Fiori, a perfect place to spend some time taking in the evening sights and sounds at the end of your tour.

Rome: Fountains and Squares Guided Walking Tour

7. Rome: Fountains and Squares Guided Walking Tour

Admire the charming squares and famous fountains of Rome on a guided walking tour. Check out some of the city's most well-known attractions, such as the Spanish Steps and the Pantheon as you explore. Meet your tour guide in front of Bernini's fountain in Navona Square before embarking on a trip through Roman history. Learn fascinating details from your guide as you walk this ancient city's streets. Marvel at one of the most well preserved historical sites of the Italian capital: the Pantheon. Discover the history behind this former Pagan temple, which was converted into a Basilica at the beginning of the 17th century. Walk to Colonna Square and check out Emperor Marcus Aurelius' Doric marble column depicting the Danubian Wars. Gaze up at the bronze statue of St. Paul at the top. Make a wish and toss a coin in to the famous Trevi Fountain. Finish your tour in Spagna Square, home to the well-known Spanish Steps and the Barcaccia Fountain.

Rome: Guided City Walking Tour with Pantheon

8. Rome: Guided City Walking Tour with Pantheon

Your 3-hour private guided walking tour will begin at the Spanish Steps, next to the Barcaccia Fountain in the middle of the square. From here your guide will lead you to the Trevi Fountain, which is known as one of the most stunning fountains in the world. There’s a lot more than just beauty behind this famous fountain as you’ll soon hear from your guide. This tour of Rome’s squares and fountains continues to the Pantheon, built as a temple to all the gods of Olympus. The dome of the Pantheon, constructed in ancient times, is the largest in the world. After spending some time at the Pantheon, head to Piazza Navona, the delight of Baroque Rome, with architectural elements and sculptures by masters such as Bernini (Fountain of the 4 Rivers), Borromini, Rainaldi (the Church of St. Agnes in Agony), and da Cortona (the frescoes in the Palazzo Pamphili). Continue your walk to Campo de ‘Fiori. Since 1869 this square has been home to a colorful local market. Next your guide will show you the place of Julius Caesar’s assassination, known as Area Sacra di Largo di Torre Argentina. The final stop on your guided walk is at the Vittoriano, commemorating the unification of Italy. Work on this monument began in 1885, and it was inaugurated in 1911 in honor of Victor Emmanuel II of Savoy, the first king of Italy.

Rome: Colosseum Guided Tour & Baroque Walking Tour

9. Rome: Colosseum Guided Tour & Baroque Walking Tour

Visit the symbol of the ancient Roman world, the Colosseum. Walk past the often long lines with your skip-the-line ticket and live a special experience inside this majestic monument. Have a pleasant stroll in the history and glory of the Roman Empire. Your informative guide will make your experience funny and full of good memories. Hear about the engineering genius of the Romans and the fascinating and terrifying history of the Colosseum, marked by bloody gladiatorial battles and mad emperors who played as gladiators. The tour will be approximately 1 hour and is suitable for all ages, including children. After your Colosseum tour, experience a unique walking tour in the romantic twilight when the city is all lit up. Starting from the Spanish Steps and ending up at Venice Square, tour Rome's historic city center and discover the main squares and fountains of the city, the "Dolce Vita" landmarks, as well as the most exciting and tucked-away treasures from the Baroque and Renaissance periods.

Rome: Highlights of the City Tour with a Local

10. Rome: Highlights of the City Tour with a Local

Your dolce vita adventure begins where the famous film was written by Italy’s greatest film director, Federico Fellini. Enjoy a stroll down the Via Margutta, a street famous for inspiring painters, sculptors, artisans, poets and musicians and learn about the artists that have lived here through the centuries. Pass by the home of Fellini where he lived with his actress wife Giulietta Masina and as you do you guide will talk a little of about his life and career. Staying with the Hollywood theme, then check out the house that stood in as Gregory Peck’s home in the iconic Audrey Hepburn movie Roman Holiday. Nearby, stumble across the apartment where Pablo Picasso lived, over 100 years ago. Stop at a local cafe that was once the private art studio of Antonio Canova, a well-known and respected sculpture artist of the 19th century. Admire the elaborate marble sculpture as you enjoy a true Roman Espresso (your guide will teach you how to order it, the Roman way) and listen to your guide talk about Italian coffee culture and the many local roasters that have sprung up around the city center. Your next stop is the Monumental Staircase. A total of 135 steps lead to the Trinita del Monti church that overlooks the Spanish Steps and the Barcaccia Fountain by Bernini. As you wind your way through the atmospheric Roman streets, heading towards the Trevi fountain, stumble across one of the local partner's favorite wine bars, where you will stop to taste local wine from the foothills of Rome, accompanied by local salumi, cheese (including Pecorino Romano) and delicious focaccia bread. Visit the world-famous Trevi Fountain, which has become the stuff of legend since Anita Ekberg’s midnight frolic caused an international sensation in the 1960 movie that’s given our tour its title. Pass through a shopping gallery dedicated to Roman legend and comedy actor, Alberto Sordi and arrive at the Pantheon, one of the world’s greatest and best-preserved Roman temples. Your taste of the Roman good life will end at the Piazza Navona, site of the spectacular Four Rivers fountain by Bernini. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your expert local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay in ravishing Rome.

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What people are saying about Fontana Barcaccia

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 767 reviews

Lovely experience, guide was friendly and knowledgeable. She took us down routes we wouldn’t walk and pointed out the history and culture surrounding us everywhere. She walked at a steady pace and allowed us to rest as needed. We did the tour on our first evening in Rome and I’m glad we did as it helped us in exploring the following days as we had reference points.

We had the best time on this tour! Our guide was incredible and full of knowledge. He showed us so many wonderful places in and around Rome. His English was perfect and very easy to understand. Safety of his passengers was top priority for him. Hands down a must do of Rome.

Guide was awesome and very informative. Saw a lot of the major tourist attractions and a fair amount of streets and sites that were off the beaten path. Good overview of Roma

Such a fun experience! Ahmid was a delight and full of fun information! With this crazy heat wave, the breeze from riding on the Segway was delightful :)

Good experience. Family trip. Very convenient in rome