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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Rome Squares and Fountains Walking Tour

Explore Rome's classical fountains and squares as you take this walking tour to see the city's baroque gems. On this tour, you'll visit some of Rome's most famous historical monuments, including the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Spanish Steps, with a professional guide. Admire gorgeous Piazza Navona, built on the ruins of the Domitian’s Circus and adorned by the Fountain of the Four Rivers, a masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini realized in 1651. And at the Church of St Louis of the French, see paintings by Caravaggio.

Highlights

  • Walking tour of Rome's squares and fountains
  • With a guide, visit some of Rome's most famous historical monuments
  • Discover the history and legends of the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain
  • Admire baroque works by Bernini and Caravaggio at Piazza Navona and the Church of St Louis of the French

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What You Can Expect

Rome Squares and Fountains Walking Tour

Rome Squares and Fountains Walking Tour

Start your tour at the Spanish Steps, where you'll meet your guide for your walk around Rome's fountains and squares to see sculptures, architecture and paintings from the baroque era.

Your tour continues at the world-famous Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain is a magnificent example of baroque art. Its dramatic, natural lines and fantastical creatures embody movement and inspire a sense of triumph. As your guide will tell you, tradition says that if you throw a coin over your shoulder into the fountain, then you will eventually return to Rome. Toss in a penny, and cross your fingers!

Next visit the Pantheon (meaning temple of 'all the gods'), which was originally built as a temple to the seven deities in the state religion of Ancient Rome. The Pantheon is the biggest brick dome in the history of architecture and is considered the forerunner of all modern places of worship. It is the most copied and imitated of all ancient works.

Your tour continues with a stop inside the marvelous Church of St Louis of the French (San Luigi dei Francesi), which hosts three masterpieces by Caravaggio. Admire the incredible use of light of the great artist before moving on to your last stop, the magnificent Piazza Navona, known for its two highlights, the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers) by Bernini and Sant'Agnese in Agone church by Borromini.

If you love Caravaggio and Bernini, you cannot miss this tour.

Customer Reviews

Mary B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Loved this tour, but missed the opening of the Trevi Fountain by just days! I had my coins all ready to throw.

Paul S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

This was a fantastic tour!! The tour guide spoke amazing English and she was great fun! Can't believe the amount we learnt on this tour! Very good! It is a lot of walking do be prepared and please listen to info- cover knees and shoulders for the Basilica- they won't let you in we witnessed this!

Maria H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Great trip with a very knowledgeable guide. All guides seem to be so passionate about the history of Rome and are able to transfer this to the group. We were given extensive and interesting information and shown places we otherwise would not have experienced! Well worth it!

Chaitanya A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Perfect pace, so much relevant information and I got to know so much. Rome means much more to me because of this trip.

Owen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

A good introduction to some of the must sees on a visit to Rome. The Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon were real highlights.

Douglas M United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2011

Excellent tour, giving history around these squares and fountains. Would recoment this tour.

Stiklebrik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

A nice introduction to Rome for those who haven't been before, the guide was interesting and informative.

cw S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2011

Just enough guidance and time at each piazza and fountain to give us ideas about what to do upon our return. Our favorite spot is the Piazza Navono, where we spent several hours over two days enjoying the weather, meals, artists and other tourists. Another wonderful photo op.

Philip C

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

Good tour a little fast paced due to the distance and the effort needed to keep a party of people together, well worth the money if only to allow you to skip the queue for St Peter's in the Vatican city.

lizetolguin1

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2014

Very nice places, loved them.
The tourist guide had not enough knowledge of anything, everything she said was very vague. She was not Italian and couldn't give any advice on anything about the city, like other nice places to go or where to have dinner or shop.
you could tell she memorized a book and told everything she remembered about the places we visited.

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