Tour in Rome: Rome’s squares

We’d like to inform about a tour in Rome.

Three hours guided walking tour through the Roman most famous squares that you can admire in this unique city, you cannot miss to visit them!!!.

What is included:
  • Private Guided Tour
  • 3 Hours  (walking tour)
  • Private Car with driver -(Pickup/dropoff from/to your Hotel)
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Starting from your hotel – (please send us the details when you reserve your tour!!)
You can choose : ( please select the time)
 9.30 – 12:30 – a.m. – (Morning)
14.30 – 17:30 – p.m. – (Afternoon) 

Itinerary:

– Spanish Steps (1)

– Navona Square (2)

– Trevi Fountain (3)

– Pantheon (4)

– Venice Square (5)

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Not included:​ Tips

(1) The Spanish Steps, a meeting point for tourists and Romans, changes its look according to the season: in the spring they are decorated all over with vases of coloured azaleas, making a truly incredible spectacle; in the summer the spectacle continues with fashion parades; and in the winter they act as the backdrop for a very interesting Christmas crib. To the left of the piazza is Via del Babuino (whose name stems from the statue there of a macaque, the guardian spirit of water and springs, whose hairy body has earned it the nickname of Baboon), which leads to the majestic but sober-looking Piazza del Popolo. Situated at the head of a triangle of roads called the “Trident” (Via del Babuino, Via Condotti, Via di Ripetta), the piazza took about three centuries to be constructed, due to the alternation of various popes, and it owes its present aspect to the architect Giuseppe Valadier. In its centre is the Egyptian obelisk transferred from the Circus Maximus, while in the background are the Twin churches dating from the second half of the 17th century. Piazza del Popolo is today a great pedestrian area, where concerts and events of all sorts are organized.

(2) Piazza Navona is enlivened every day by many artists who with their art succeed in just a few minutes in capturing the features and the typical expressions of those being depicted. Through the years this has always remained one of the favourite meeting places of Romans during Carnival, at Christmas and at Epiphany. Our highly interesting promenade next brings us to the nearby Piazza della Rotonda, where the Pantheon stands. This monument has come down through the centuries almost unscathed, and the aspect that we admire is that which it had in ancient times. Dedicated to all the gods, it has no windows, just a single opening in the vault of about 9 metres, this being its only source of natural light. Through the centuries, the Pantheon has also been used as a monumental tomb: among others, here are the tombs of Vittorio Emanuele II and Raphael.

(3) Returning towards Via del Tritone, a visit just has to be made to the fountain which the film “La Dolce Vita” has given a sort of eternal place in the public imagination: the Fontana di Trevi. Made as a monumental celebration of the Acqua Vergine, the water conveyed to Rome by the aqueduct which Agrippa had constructed in 19 BC, this fountain has been remodelled and replaced in the course of the centuries. It arouses a feeling of surprise and wonderment due to its imposing structure, which seems to “fill” the entire little piazza. Here, it is the custom to turn your back on the fountain and to throw a coin into the water over your shoulder: this action makes it certain, it is said, that you will one day return to Rome.

(4)  Our highly interesting promenade next brings us to the nearby Piazza della Rotonda, where the Pantheon stands. This monument has come down through the centuries almost unscathed, and the aspect that we admire is that which it had in ancient times. Dedicated to all the gods, it has no windows, just a single opening in the vault of about 9 metres, this being its only source of natural light. Through the centuries, the Pantheon has also been used as a monumental tomb: among others, here are the tombs of Vittorio Emanuele II and Raphael.

(5) One side of the Piazza is the site of Italy’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Altare della Patria, part of the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, first king of Italy. The piazza or square is at the foot of the Capitoline Hill and next to Trajan’s Forum. The main artery, the Via di Fori Imperiali begins there and leads past the Roman Forum to the Colosseum. Capitalizing on this modern and ancient symbolism–and the useful open space–Piazza Venezia was the location of public speeches given by the Italian dictator Mussolini to crowds of his supporters in the 1920s-1940s.

(thanks to http://www.turismoroma.it/ for contents)

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