This tour includes a private English-speaking guide for the 2-hour tour of Rome
You’ll meet our professional English-speaking guide in the prearranged meeting-point, which can be changed according to guests’ requirements.
This guided Rome tour lasts 2 hours and it will be conducted by a professional guide specialized in the history and art of the city of Rome. Full information about where and how to meet our guide are on the voucher that you will receive at the time of booking confirmation. Each of our tours is designed to make the visit a pleasant experience!
This magnificent Tour of Rome will begin with the visit of Rome’s most sumptuous fountain, the Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain). According to traditions, you have to toss a coin in the Fountain: the Fountain’s spirit will see that and you will return to Rome. Worldwide symbol of Baroque Rome and of the Dolce Vita, is a must see destination for all tourists. Made by Pope Clemete XII, the Trevi Fountain was begun in 1733 by Nicola Salvi and completed in 1762 by Giuseppe Pannini. The monument covers completely one side of the Palazzo Poli, with a width of 20 meters and a height of 26 meters, and its prospect is characterized by a triumphal arch that supports a balustrade with statues representing the four seasons.
Our next stop is Piazza di Spagna with the worldwide known Spanish Steps. Home of famous poets such as John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley, the square is now a cultural heritage of inestimable value. Located at the foot of the Pincio hill, Piazza di Spagna has always been the center of cultural life and tourism of the city of Rome. The first thing that strikes the visitor is the beautiful, monumental staircase (1722) on top of which dominates the SS. Trinità dei Monti church with the two domes (1495) with, in front of its facade, an Egyptian obelisk. Inside the church is a masterpiece by Daniele da Volterra, the famous fresco of the Descent from the Cross. In the Piazza di Spagna square, at the foot of the stairs, lies the pretty fountain known as Barcaccia by Pietro Bernini.
Finally we shall visit the Piazza del Popolo. The People’s Square was designed by Valadier at the beginning of the XIX century. It is a very large square, superb from the architectural point of view and symmetrically perfect. In the center of the square there is the second Obelisk of the city brought to Rome by Cesar Augustus and raised here by Domenico Fontana at the time of Sixtus V. The Church of Santa Maria del Popolo is one of the most interesting in Rome. Probably built in the XI century, it was completely rebuilt in the early Renaissance. Inside the church, among the many works of art worthy of being admired one can mention: The Adoration of the Child and the Coronation of the Madonna by Pinturicchio.
For any curiosity or necessity we are at your disposal. You can define the practical details of the tour with our booking office or we can give you the advice you need to plan your custom-tailored tour of Rome. In a city full of museums, archaeological sites, scenic spots and churches, beautiful squares and fountains scattered in the various districts, based on our daily experience, next to the classical visits to popular sites of Rome, we can offer guided tours to sites and exhibitions which are less known but nevertheless very interesting.
Take water, camera and sun cream; wear comfortable shoes. In low season warmer clothing may be required!