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Historic Center of Rome (Centro Storico di Roma) Tours

Historic Center of Rome (Centro Storico di Roma)
The exact borders of the Historic Center of Rome (Centro Storico di Roma) is the subject of much debate among Romans and visitors. Officially, however, it’s the area inside the ancient Aurelian Walls plus Vatican City, and it encompasses some of the city’s most famous sights. 

The Basics
UNESCO designated the “Historic Center of Rome” a World Heritage Site in 1980, declaring the area inside the Aurelian Walls (plus Vatican City, just outside the walls) as the city's Centro Storico. Many consider the smaller area covering what was once the ancient Campus Martius (now the location of the Campo Marzio rione, or quarter) as the true Centro Storico, however. Regardless of how you measure it, the Centro Storico, home to the Pantheon, Temple of Hadrian, the Basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Piazza Navona, and Campo de' Fiori, is one of the most important neighborhoods in the Eternal City. The Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum and Colosseum, and Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps are just outside the narrowest interpretation of the Centro Storico, as is Vatican City across the Tiber River.

Because of its narrow streets and pedestrian-only areas, the best way to visit the Centro Storico is on a walking or electric-bike tour that includes Rome’s most important sights. Many Ancient Rome tours also cover some or part of the Centro Storico, as do night tours.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Rome's Centro Storico is a great place to get a taste of Italian nightlife—the area is filled with restaurants, bars, and clubs.
  • There’s a lot to cover during Centro Storico walking tours, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat.
  • The cobblestone streets of the Centro Storico may be a challenge for wheelchairs and strollers, but the squares are wide and flat.
  • The lion's share of Rome's most popular attractions are located inside the confines of the Centro Storico, so be sure to bring your camera.

How to Get There
The Centro Storico can loosely be defined as the area of Rome's city center that’s sandwiched between Piazza Venezia/Via del Corso and the Tiber River. Take the 64 bus from the Termini station to the Piazza Navona stop.

When to Get There
Rome is one of the most popular destinations in Italy, and the Centro Storico is where most visitors head. To escape the wall-to-wall crowds, visit the capital city during winter, or low season (excluding the December holidays). 

Nearby Neighborhoods
The Centro Storico is situated close to a number of other interesting neighborhoods, including trendy Trastevere just across the river, bohemian Monti to the east, and elegant Prati to the north.
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Discover the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii: Day Trip from RomeDay Trips

Discover the Ancient Ruins of Pompeii: Day Trip from Rome

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Intrigued by the sights of Italy’s south? Take a day trip from Rome to Naples and Pompeii, and discover their sights as you listen to tales of Bourbon kings and ancient volcanic eruptions. Travel around Naples by coach to see Castel dell’Ovo, Piazza del Plebiscito and Naples Royal Palace. Then, enjoy lunch and finish with a tour of Pompeii’s UNESCO-listed archaeological ruins to see the monuments that lay buried for centuries.
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Rome by Golf Cart Private Tour

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Experience over 2,500 years of history on a private tour through one of the world’s most popular and influential regions—Rome’s beautiful historical district. Roam the streets of this city in a comfortable, covered, street-legal golf cart—providing access unavailable on foot. This family-friendly sightseeing tour offers a narrated journey of the palaces, monuments, churches, fountains, and statues that define the rich heritage of the capital and largest city in Italy.
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Segway Tour of Ancient RomeHalf-day Tours

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Segway Tour of Ancient Rome

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See the best of Rome in a 3.5-hour small-group tour by Segway. Explore the highlights of the Eternal City with ease on a Segway, including the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus and the famous Colosseum, along with some unexpected attractions along the way. See the Palatine Hill, Roman Forum and Colosseum with a self-guided tour at your own pace.
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Rome Highlights Segway Tour with Pantheon and Trevi Fountain

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Discover the landmarks of Rome’s historical center on a Segway tour along the city’s charming streets. With the ability to cover more ground than a walking tour but still be outside, a Segway is the ultimate way to see Rome’s many attractions, from the Spanish Steps to the Trevi Fountain to the Pantheon. Pass by squares like Piazza del Campidoglio and Piazza Navona, and learn about Rome’s rich history from audio commentary. Limited to eight people, this tour provides a small-group experience with a tour leader. Select a departure time when booking.
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Haunted Rome Ghost Tour - Adults OnlyHistorical & Heritage Tours

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Haunted Rome Ghost Tour - Adults Only

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Uncover the dark side of Eternal City and dowse for ghosts on this ghost tour of Rome. Explore the spooky streets, piazzas and bridges still haunted by the souls of heretics and witches executed, murdered and burned alive. Listen to the spine-chilling ghost stories and experience the eerie atmosphere of Rome after-dark. Learn about the ghosts of Julius Caesar and Emperor Nero and discover the truth about the crimes committed by the worst Popes Rome has ever seen. Your guide will provide you with a pair of divining or dowsing rods so you could experience ghost hunting first hand. • True gore stories told by the guide • Dowsing rods provided • Small groups (15 people or less) • 90-minute ghost tour of Rome • Expert story-teller guides • Explore the city after dark with an expert guide
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Rome by Night Tour

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Rome is magical at night. Find out just how incredible the Eternal City is at night with this 2-hour guided sightseeing tour of Rome. Criss-cross the Italian capital via comfortable coach and, in the Centro Storico by foot. See the sites of Ancient Rome and visit Vatican City. See the Colosseum illuminated. Stroll through romantic Piazza Navona and toss a coin or two in the Trevi Fountain for good luck and to ensure you'll return.
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Small-Group Full-Day Trip to Florence and Pisa from Rome

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If you only have a limited amount of time to explore Italy’s highlights, this full-day tour from Rome offers a seamless way to sightsee. With just a small group for company, head out in the morning in a comfortable vehicle directly to Florence. See Brunelleschi’s Dome, visit the leather market, and more—you have the freedom to explore independently. Next, continue to Pisa and its UNESCO-listed Piazza dei Miracoli, where you can see the world-famous Leaning Tower among other attractions.
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Rome Night Photo Tour

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Photogenic, charismatic, and ancient, Rome’s historic center is a photographer’s dream—and the ultimate location for a photography tour. Set out at twilight, also known as the "blue hour", and get off the beaten path with award-winning professional photographer Marco Bulgarelli. Under his guidance learn practical techniques, visual perception, move and interact with your subject, practice special effects and more. This is a small-group tour, with a maximum of four people to ensure personal tuition.
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→ VENICE SQUARE → TREVI FOUNTAIN → SPANISH STEPS → PANTHEON → NAVONA SQUARE This tour offers you the very best of Rome’s most famous squares, monuments, fountains and artists. Let the Eternal City enchant you as you stroll through its picturesque cobblestone alleyways and discover some of the world’s most famous sites, such as the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Travel through time and admire all of Rome city center must-see art and architecture, all in a single afternoon!
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Explore the historic streets of Rome and see the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, and more on a small group walking tour. Perfect for your first day in Rome, you’ll skip the hassle of navigating to all these sites on your own and receive plenty of insider tips on how to spend the rest of your visit.
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Cruise through Rome to check out its ancient and baroque sights on a Segway tour. With the ability to cover more ground than a walking tour but still be outside, a Segway is the ultimate way to admire Rome’s famous attractions like the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Colosseum. Visit lively squares like Piazza Navona, and learn about Rome’s rich history from audio commentary. Lunch with wine is included. Limited to eight people, this small-group tour provides a more personalized experience.
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Explore Rome’s iconic piazzas on a walking tour with stops for tasty treats along the way. In addition to navigating for you, your guide offers little-known facts about the piazzas’ history, as well as inside tips on how to choose the best gelato. With a small group size and all food tastings included, this tour is a popular choice for visitors looking for an authentic taste of Rome.
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Heart of Rome Private Family Tour with Gelato and PizzaFamily Friendly Tours & Activities

Heart of Rome Private Family Tour with Gelato and Pizza

Leave the navigating to your private guide during this walking tour in Rome. Stop to snack on pizza and gelato in between seeing famous landmarks in the historic center such as Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain. Designed for families, this walking tour includes games and history geared toward kids. Personalize the flexible itinerary according to your interests.
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Explore Rome after dark, when the crowds have dispersed, on this nighttime electric bike tour. This family-friendly private tour is appropriate for kids of all ages and bike seats and trailers are included. Your guide will tailor the tour to your interests, stopping at top sights such as the Trevi Fountain, Capitoline Hill, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Colosseum, and others.
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Head out of Rome for a day trip to Tivoli, located about 20 miles (30 km) east of the city. With skip-the-line admission, you'll visit the area's two villas—Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa—where you can admire their architecture and landscaping and hear about them from a guide.
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Bring home a unique souvenir from Rome, made with your own hands! Have fun while creating your very own masterpiece!
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Discover the top sights and hidden gems of the Italian capital on a private 7-hour tour. Travel by golf cart and get the best of both worlds: Discover the city’s charming streets too narrow for normal cars and cover a huge area of the city too far for feet. Pause for photos at the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and more. Your Roman experience also includes lunch a traditional Italian restaurant.
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Experience the warmth of a night in Rome during a 3-hour electric bike tour that departs in the evening. Watch the sunset and take in monuments such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Pantheon; famous plazas such as Piazza Venezia; and soak in the views from Capitoline Hill. Riding an electric bike makes it easy to cover more ground without getting tired, making this tour suitable for most people.
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Imperial Rome Day Trip from Florence by High-Speed Train Including Skip-the-Line Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour

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Staying in Florence but want to see Rome? Take this day trip by fast train to the Italian capital and enjoy a morning of free time followed by an afternoon Ancient Rome and Colosseum tour. Skip the admission lines outside both the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, learn about the gladiators of bygone days from a guide, and, finally, relax on the train journey back to Florence.
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Explore Rome’s iconic monuments, beautiful piazzas, and famous Vatican Museums during a private shore excursion designed especially for you. Start at the Port of Citavecchia and travel to Rome with your professional driver. Maximize your time with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum and the Vatican. Your guide ensures you understand the significance and history of these landmarks.
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Have your ever dreamed to propose in marriage your fiancèe in a romantic city? Now you can try this in the eternal city! Take your opportunity to have the most exciting experience of your life, a propose in marriage in one of the most beautiful spots of Rome!
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You will learn how to make a fresco, and you will have a fabulous time! Take your masterpiece home! If parents do not participate they may take pictures!
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