Fountain of the Four Rivers Private tours

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Rome: Jewish Ghetto & Campo de Fiori by Night Food Tour

1. Rome: Jewish Ghetto & Campo de Fiori by Night Food Tour

Enjoy an intimate food and culture tour of Rome in the evening, and see the major sights of the “Eternal City” as you feast on homemade pasta, pastries, and more. Meet your guide on Piazza Mattei in the Jewish Ghetto, and stroll off to discover ancient squares that hum with restaurants and market life.  See baroque fountains and statues that strike poses before imposing architecture. Stop at 7 different tasting venues en route, including restaurants, delicatessens, and other notable sites. Go to Piazza Navona, built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian and site of a city market in the late 15th century. See some of Rome’s finest baroque architecture, and Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers). Visit the site of a medieval market at Campo de’ Fiori and admire the local atmosphere. Learn about the death of Julius Caesar at Pompey Theatre, and pass some of the most significant remains of Ancient Rome, including the Theatre of Marcellus, the Temple of Apollo, and the Portico of Octavia. Fine wine and local fare take center stage throughout, with tastings at venues loved by the locals. Discover sites the guidebooks don’t mention, and listen to stories of local lore. Meet people who take great pride in the quality of their products, whether it’s pizza, pasta, or fresh vegetables prepared as they have been for generations.

Rome: Fountains and Piazzas Walking Tour

2. Rome: Fountains and Piazzas Walking Tour

Join an expert guide on an enchanting journey through the historic cobbled streets of the Eternal City. Hear tales of history and intrigue from throughout the centuries. First, explore the Trevi Fountain and the beautiful Spanish Steps. Learn about the history of these stunning monuments and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the area. Then, head to the Pantheon, the best-preserved building of Ancient Rome. Marvel at the scale of the building and the giant columns, and look through the famous oculus of the dome. Learn about the incredible history of this monument that spans nearly 2,000 years. End your tour at Piazza Navona, one of Rome’s most splendid squares, home to Bernini’s renowned Fountain of the Four Rivers.

Rome: Bernini and Borromini Geniuses of the Baroque Tour

3. Rome: Bernini and Borromini Geniuses of the Baroque Tour

We start with the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria: Hidden behind its elegant façade, this church features a mind-boggling explosion of painting, sculpture, stuccos, marbles, and Baroque architecture. Sculpted angels emerge from the walls and appear to float mid-air – illusionistic paintings brake the boundaries of the walls, catapulting you into a transcendent vision of Angels and Demons. You will marvel at Bernini’s Ecstasy of Saint Theresa, as your guide explains the history behind the most scandalous artwork of the Baroque. This impossibly lifelike statue has shocked and amazed viewers for hundreds of years. Now you can join the legions of viewers who have been enchanted by it as you learn about its gripping story. Ascend the gentle slopes of the Quirinal Hill: Your tour then takes you up one of the Seven Hills of Rome to compare Borromini’s Church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane with Bernini’s Church of Sant’Andrea al Quirinale. Your guide will help you understand the different styles of the two masters, the more audacious and eclectic Borromini, and the more classical and elegant Bernini. Their different styles reflect opposite personalities, and you will learn all about the artists’ rivalry. Behold their monumental legacy on Piazza Navona: Piazza Navona is quite simply an unmissable stop on any tour to Rome. Here, you will admire Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers and learn about the legends and stories which surround its construction. This is Rome’s most breathtaking fountain – a glorious artistic achievement with horses galloping out of the rushing water and powerful marble giants reclining on rocky outcrops. Opposite the fountain we will see Borromini’s majestic Church of Sant’Agnese and discover how this building represented the culmination of his career. These two competing buildings stand as an eternal testament to the lives, rivalry, and genius of the two great masters of the Baroque.

Rome: 3-Hour Highlights and Underground Guided Walking Tour

4. Rome: 3-Hour Highlights and Underground Guided Walking Tour

Discover the most important landmarks in Rome on a walking tour with a professional art historian and local guide. Begin at the Spanish Steps and make your way to Trevi Fountain and the ruins of Vicus Caprarius which lie beneath. Learn about art and history as you explore Rome's famous 2,000-year-old temples including the Pantheon. Your guide will take you underground so you can see what life was like for some of Rome's oldest inhabitants. Browse artisan shops along the way to Piazza Navona, and admire Bernini's and Borromini's masterpieces including the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, then head underground to see the remains of the ancient Stadium of Domitian. End your tour in Campo de Fiori square, a stone's throw from Trastevere, where you can unwind in authentic wineries and tavernas or enjoy some of the best nightlife in the city.

Rome: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Luxury Vehicle

5. Rome: 3-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour by Luxury Vehicle

See the most important sites of Rome from the comfort of a Mercedes E-Class sedan or minivan, while a licensed guide gives you an introduction to the history of attractions such as the Pantheon, Capitoline Hill and the Bocca della Verità. Following a pick-up from your hotel, drive to the heart of Ancient Rome and stop in front of the triumphal Arch of Constantine. Take in the impressive views from where the Roman emperors would enter the city after their victorious battles. Continue to the Roman Forum to see the ruins of the great temples of the Roman Republic. Learn how the everyday citizens would gather in the Forum, and then let off steam at the gladiator contests of the Colosseum, the Roman Republic’s mightiest arena. Drive past the Bocca della Verità (“Mouth of Truth”) on the portico of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, and continue to Piazza Venezia for a beautiful view of Capitoline Hill. Next, explore the temple of all gods, and one of the most intact monuments of the Roman Empire, at the Pantheon. Marvel at Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (“Fountain of Four Rivers”) in Piazza Navona, and admire Borromini’s church of Sant’Agnese in Agone. The glorious piazza is completed by the frescoes of Pietro da Cortona on the Palazzo Pamphilj. End on St. Peter's Square to see Bernini’s glorious Tuscan colonnades embracing "The maternal arms of Mother Church."

Rome Fountains and Squares Morning Tour with Lunch

6. Rome Fountains and Squares Morning Tour with Lunch

Enjoy a morning tour of Rome and see its most symbolic sights. Departing from the Spanish Steps, dominated by the church of Trinità dei Monti, proceed to the Rococo splendor of the Trevi Fountain. Admire the fantasy creatures designed to embody movement. Your guide will explain how, according to tradition, if you throw a coin over your shoulder into the fountain you will eventually return to Rome. Toss in a penny and cross your fingers!  Continue to the Pantheon (Temple of all the Gods), originally built to honor the 7 deities of Ancient Rome. Featuring the largest brick dome in the history of architecture, the Pantheon is considered a forerunner of all modern places of worship, and is the most copied of all classical buildings. Your sightseeing tour ends at Piazza Navona, built on the ruins of the Domitian Circus, and now adorned by Bernini’s Fountain of the 4 Rivers. Finish your tour with a tasting of local products in a typical Italian restaurant.

Rome: Caravaggio and Baroque Art Private Guided Tour

7. Rome: Caravaggio and Baroque Art Private Guided Tour

This 3-hour private tour of Caravaggio’s art and Rome’s Baroque masterpieces is the perfect opportunity for a close-up look at the artist’s work. Michelangelo Merisi, alias Caravaggio, one of the greatest painters of all time, spent the majority of his life in Rome. The tour begins at Piazza del Popolo and the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo, where you’ll see The Crucifixion of St. Peter and The Conversion of St. Paul. Then you’ll pass near 2 of Caravaggio’s residences, Palazzo Madama, the seat of the Senate, and Giustiniani Palace, which now houses the offices of the Senate. Your guide will tell you about unusual events in Caravaggio’s life and also provide commentary on the architecture or current functions of the main Italian government houses such as Montecitorio Palace. See the major masterpieces of Caravaggio, including The Life of St. Matthew in St. Louis of France’s Contarelli Chapel, and The Madonna of the Pilgrims in St. Augustine. Admire Baroque architectural masterpieces, including the Church of St. Ignatius. Pass by the Pantheon and hear about its history from your guide. Your tour ends in Piazza Navona, where you’ll be able to admire one of the Bernini’s masterpieces, the Fountain of the 4 Rivers, and Borromini’s façade of St. Agnes in Agony. Hear stories of these rival artists, and about the tragic end of Caravaggio’s life in Rome.

Rome Evening Walking Tour

8. Rome Evening Walking Tour

The tour starts in the Piazza di Spagna, at the base of the Spanish Steps. The 135 steps related to the historic Bourbon Spanish Embassy to the church of Trinità dei Monti at the summit, proceed to the Rococo splendor of the Trevi Fountain, your guide will explain the tradition of throwing a coin over your shoulder into the fountain and you will eventually return to Rome. Walk to the Pantheon, the largest brick dome in the history of architecture and is considered a forerunner of all modern places of worship, the Pantheon is dedicated to the gods of Olympus and one of the best-preserved monuments of ancient Rome. The tour will end at Piazza Navona which is built on the ruins of Domitian Circus, adorned by Bernini’s Fountain of the four rivers.

Rome Highlights Private Tour From Civitavecchia Port

9. Rome Highlights Private Tour From Civitavecchia Port

Enjoy a full-day, comprehensive tour of Rome, with direct transfers from the cruise terminal at Civitavecchia Port. Transfer by luxury vehicle to the city center, and start your sightseeing tour at Piazza Venezia and the National Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the 1st king of a unified Italy. Continue into the heart of Ancient Rome at the ruined temples of the Roman Forum. Learn about life in the Roman Republic at the massive amphitheater of the Colosseum. Next, get panoramic views of the domes of Rome from the hills of the Capitilone and Palatine. See the site of the Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium in the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills. Go to the remains of the Baths of Caracalla, the 2nd largest of the public baths in Ancient Rome. Then, marvel at the well-preserved façade of the Pantheon, Ancient Rome’s temple to all the gods. Be enchanted by Piazza Navona, with its handsome Baroque and Renaissance monuments, including Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. See another Bernini fountain at the bottom of the Spanish Steps, and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain on Piazza di Trevi. Enjoy a traditional Italian lunch, before spending the afternoon at the world’s smallest state in the Vatican City. Wander more than 7 kilometers of galleries in the Vatican Museums to see historic maps, masterpieces by Raphael, and Michelangelo’s glorious Sistine Chapel. End with a tour inside St. Peter’s Basilica, the most important church in the Catholic world, before returning to your cruise ship at the end of an enlightening day.

Rome: Private Tour of Navona Square with Undergrounds

10. Rome: Private Tour of Navona Square with Undergrounds

Get an insider’s view of Rome’s most famous square on a walking tour of Piazza Navona and its undergrounds with a local guide. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide at the square where you will fully immerse yourself in its history and archeology. Stop to admire the Fountain of Four Rivers and learn more about Bernini's creativity. Then, go below street level to the underground ruins and learn about Piazza Navona's fascinating past. Travel back in time to Ancient Rome and discover the ancient origins of the square’s name and peculiar shape.

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What people are saying about Fountain of the Four Rivers

Our guide shared his knowledge & love of Caravaggio with us, along with outstanding recommendations for books, more pieces to visit and where, along with Milan recommendations for churches and historical sites. Couldn't recommend this tour more! I have nerve damage so we had to make frequent stops along the way but he didn't act like it was ever an issue or tried to rush the experience, which was so appreciated!

This was a fabulous tour. Most food tours have you standing up and eating a small portion as you go. Not this one! We sat down at multiple places and even when we stood, it was for short periods of time and the food was worth it! Hilaria was our guide and she had so much knowledge! So not only did we eat, we learned so much! I would highly recommend this tour and especially Hilaria!

Simona was awesome. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, conversation, history, and laughs. Even though this was not a tour for gluten free, Simona called ahead and arranged uptions. Did i mention she was awesome?! Would happily join Simona on other small group food tours.

Was a great tour, the guide explained to me the sites even the ones off the beaten path. I would highly recommend this for anyone who wants a personal tour that will go at your pace and wants a relaxed tour experience.

This was a great experience and we highly recommend you do it. Very interesting and great fun. There is a lot of food so go hungry. Also the food was amazing. Be aware there is plenty of walking.