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Piazza Colonna: Our most recommended tours and activities

Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small Group Tour

1. Underground Rome: Beneath the Streets Small Group Tour

See Rome from a different perspective on an unusual underground tour of the “Eternal City,” starting at Piazza Navona, built over the site of the Stadium of Domitian. Hear about the piazza's original use, before descending to the most important stadium of the Roman Republic. Commissioned by Emperor Titus Flavius Domitianus in around 80 AD, the stadium was primarily used for athletic contests. Back on street level, stroll over to the Pantheon, temple to all the gods of Rome. Discover the original street level of Ancient Rome at the ruins of Hadrian's Temple. Look below ground to see evidence of streets from centuries gone by. Next, go to the Trevi Fountain and throw a coin in the fountain, according to tradition. Cross Piazza di Trevi to enter the Vicus Caprarius, which emerged during the renovation of the Trevi Cinema. See a Roman insula, consisting of a "block" divided into independent units, surrounded by the walls of today’s Via di S.Vincenzo and Via del Lavatore. Learn how, in ancient times, the area was a swamp, before playing a part in the construction of the Virgo aqueduct in the time of Agrippa. The aqueduct still supplies the fountains of Rome’s historic center, including the Trevi Fountain.

Mostra Leonardo Da Vinci: Rome Treasure Hunt Game

2. Mostra Leonardo Da Vinci: Rome Treasure Hunt Game

Enjoy a guided tour through the center of Rome that is sure to captivate even your children. Don't worry about where to go, because the game will lead you to all the best sights. Follow your instincts and choose the route which seems most stimulating and interesting to you. Do you prefer to visit the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori, the Pantheon, the Forum, Romanum, or maybe all of them? After receiving a tablet in the museum, you can start the game. The tablet will be your private tour guide around the city. Discover hidden details in Rome's history which you would never have noticed without the game, which starts and ends at the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. Earn points at the different stages; the more points you earn, the more clues you’ll get. Pay special attention to the clues because you’ll need them to solve the final riddle when visiting the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. If you figure it out, you’ll win a special prize.

Rome: Colosseum Priority Access & Best of Rome Walking Tour

3. Rome: Colosseum Priority Access & Best of Rome Walking Tour

Start your tour at the incredible Colosseum. Here, you will enjoy skip-the-line priority access and a professional expert will guide you through the Colosseum and the Ancient city of Rome. You'll learn all about the crazy careers of gladiators and the dirty business and politics that decided their fate. The ancient city part of the tour visits:  The emperor's palace on Palatine Hill Arch of Titus Arch of Constantine Roman Forum Julius Caeser's Tomb Once finished, the guide will give you suggestions for the best places to eat in town. The guide can help you find what best suits your needs. You will be given ample time to eat and relax before meeting the guide again in the afternoon for the Best of Rome walking tour. This is truly an unforgettable experience. Walking through Rome's city center is like a time machine and you can see the contrast between different eras of this city's history. The Best of Rome walking tour will begin at 5 PM. You can expect to see: Piazza Venezia (the wedding cake building) Trevi Fountain Temple of Hadrian Church of St. Ignazio Loyola Pantheon Piazza Navona

Rome: 2000 Years of History Guided Walking Tour

4. Rome: 2000 Years of History Guided Walking Tour

Get an insider’s view of Rome and experience the eternal city on a historical walking tour alongside a local professional guide. Admire the majestic Colosseum the largest ancient amphitheater ever built. See the Roman Forum which was at the center of day-to-day life in Rome as early as the 5th century BC. Walkthrough the bustling Spanish Steps and onto the famous Trevi Fountain, the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. Stop at the Piazza Colonna and the Italian Parliament Building. Your friendly local guide will tell you interesting facts and anecdotes about the city’s past and how Rome created the first republic in history. Visit the Pantheon, the most impressive and best-preserved ancient Roman building, which set the rules of modern architecture. Wander around charming little streets and be surprised by the amazing San Luigi de’ Francesi church where it is possible to see three spectacular Caravaggio masterpieces. Enjoy a much-needed espresso at the Senators’ preferred coffee shop next to the Senate building, before reaching Piazza Navona where the marvelous Fountain of the Four Rivers lies. Finally, reach the Piazza del Campidoglio designed by the renowned Michelangelo. Snap everlasting memories of this incredible city and its ancient architecture to share with your friends and family.

Rome: 3-Hour Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

5. Rome: 3-Hour Private Historical Highlights Walking Tour

Discover the pretty squares and fountains of Rome on a 3-hour walking tour and learn about the ancient city and its main highlights. Follow the crowd and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, admire the marble column of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius on Piazza Colonna, and see the historic Palazzo Chigi and Palazzo Montecitorio. Walk towards the ancient Pantheon and pass the remains of the Temple of Hadrian and the Church of St. Ignatius on your way. Then, enter the best-preserved temple of Ancient Rome on arrival to see the tombs of Raphael, Queen Margherita and King Victor Emmanuel II. Visit Rome's first university and the Senate House on the way to Piazza Navona, built by the emperor Domitian and adorned with beautiful fountains by Bernini. Discover the city's best gelaterias, cafés, restaurants and shops along the way.

Rome: Fountains and Squares Guided Walking Tour

6. 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.

Renaissance and Baroque in Rome:the best of the Eternal City

7. Renaissance and Baroque in Rome:the best of the Eternal City

Rome, as a millennium long center of power, culture (having been the cradle of one of the globe's greatest civilizations ever) and religion, has exerted a huge influence over the world in its roughly 2800 years of existence. The historic center of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. With wonderful palaces, millennium old churches, grand romantic ruins, opulent monuments, ornate statues and graceful fountains. Rome has had an immensely rich historical heritage and cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it one of Europe's and the world's most visited, famous, influential and beautiful capitals. 

Rome: Highlights of the City Tour with a Local

8. 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 Piazza Colonna

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 326 reviews

Fabulous, a very fun experience. I did it with my 10 year old son and it allowed me to walk Km always with great interest in cultural points. It should also be noted that many of the attractions of this visit are not included in the guided tours. It is immensely worth it. End the visit to the museum. Thank you for the experience and for the photos of the route.

Overall very positive experience. The hosts were super kind and guided us through the steps in a competent and friendly manner. The tour was well thought through with local insider knowledge. We did it right on the first day of our trip - a good introduction to the main sights of the city.

My kids (8, 12 and 14) thought the tour was the best experience of the whole trip. What is particularly nice about ee is that you can decide for yourself which direction to explore. The staff was also super friendly and technically everything went smoothly. Very fun, highly recommended!!!

Both the treasure hunt and the exhibition are beautiful. Very informative but very fun at the same time!

Interesting, cultural and exciting activity!! We enjoyed it very much!!