Rome’s ancient monuments come to life when illuminated after dark, as locals and tourists mingle over dinner or a passeggiata (an evening stroll). Take a night tour to see this quieter side of the busy Italian capital—see below for your options.
See Rome’s top attractions lit up: the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and Castel Sant’Angelo
Choose a driving tour of Rome’s highlights, a leisurely walking tour of a popular neighborhood, or a Segway tourVisit a museum or monument, such as the Colosseum or Vatican Museums, after dark for a more intimate experienceSome night tours include dinner or stops for coffee or aperitivo along the way
Most Rome night tours last between 2 and 4 hours
Night Walking Tours
Walking tours allow you to take in your surroundings at a leisurely pace and possibly even go inside some monuments. Group sizes can vary quite a bit—from small groups of 10 or fewer to large groups of 25 or more—so you can choose one that suits your travel style and budget. Pick a themed night tour covering ghosts or mysteries of Rome, or take the traditional route for an overview of Rome’s main sights. Even the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel are open for tours on certain evenings, so you can avoid the crowds.
Night Coach Tours
Touring a city as large as Rome by coach or minivan means you can see much more than you could on foot, getting a broad overview of the city, though you won’t necessarily have up-close access to monuments. With some tours, you’ll get a chance to disembark and visit a few attractions or neighborhoods—such as the charming Trastevere area or the fabulous Pantheon—before continuing on.
Night Segway Tours
Choose a Segway tour to cover more ground than you might on a walking tour and get closer to monuments than you would on a coach tour. These are usually small-group tours, and there are often chances to stop for photos at popular spots such as the Colosseum, Capitoline Hill, Piazza Navona, and the Pantheon along the way.
Night Tours with Dinner
Combining a night tour of Rome with a bite to eat is a great way to not only see the sights but also experience Roman life for an evening. Choices range from an informal wine bar aperitivo break in the middle of a walking tour to a multi-course meal at a rooftop restaurant before an after-hours Colosseum tour.