Connect with your guide and small group near the Spanish Embassy in the early evening, and begin the tour with a walk along the famous Spanish Steps and the surrounding square. Hear the history and purpose of the steps before continuing onto one of the neighborhood’s other most-visited landmarks — the splendid Trevi Fountain. Take in the romantic scene here, and learn about the artists and designers who created the intricate sculptural tableau that spouts water from one of Rome’s oldest aqueducts.
Stroll over to Piazza Navona, an ancient square that was redefined during the Baroque period thanks to the installation of ornate palaces, celebrated sculptures, and several other fountains. Nearby, take a break from Baroque to venture into the city's more distant past with a visit to the Pantheon, one of the Rome’s best-preserved ancient monuments.
After touring these popular landmarks, travel off the beaten path to see some additional Baroque gems well worth a look, including the Spada building (exterior only), St. Mary Minerva church, and Piazza Farnese. Throughout the 2.5-hour tour, take advantage of your guide’s expertise to learn about the people and events that shaped this period of remarkable artistic flourishing in Italy.