Combo Discovering & Imperial Rome Tour with Lunch: Enjoy your morning with this 3 hour orientation tour of most sites of the city. The itinerary begins at Campo dei Fiori, certainly one of the most characteristic squares in Rome with its “open - air” market. . Next to Campo de’ Fiori we will admire the magical charm of Piazza Farnese , which takes its name from the imposing Palazzo Farnese facing the square. A few steps from Palazzo Farnese stands Palazzo Spada .
The building is worth a stop thanks to the brilliance of forced prospective introduced by the famous architect Borromini with its unique optical illusion. Proceed then to Piazza Navona, one of the most famous squares in the world. Its symbol is the “Fountains of Four Rivers”, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and competing with Borromini’s famed church S. Agnese in Agone. In a ten minute walk we reach Piazza della Rotonda housing the unmistakable structure of the Pantheon (inside visit).
Our expert guide will be glad to give a short explanation about the history and the architectural secrets of the building. From Piazza della Rotonda the distance is short to Piazza Colonna and then to Trevi Fountain, a true masterpiece and certainly the most famous and spectacular fountain in Rome. The last stop of our itinerary will be Piazza di Spagna, (Spanish Steps). After the morning tour you will be transferred in the restaurant to enjoy a typical light lunch with drinks.
After lunch you will enjoy our Imperial tour program. Tour starts at the Arch of Constantine, the largest and one of the best preserved triumphal arches in Rome. From here our guide will take you inside the Coliseum (skip the line entrance tickets ), the most famous monument in the world and a main symbol of Rome. Our guide will explain the cruel events that took place there and answer all your questions.
After exiting the Coliseum, you will visit its surrounding monuments like and the Palatine Hill with the Roman Forum Archeological Area (skip the line entrance tickets) undoubtedly the most important and attractive one in the world. Just the views from the Palatine over the Forums or the Circus Maximus would be worth a trip to Italy. You will discover also the House of the Vestals, the various Temples, the Senate House, the Capitol Palace the Sacred Way and the Triumph Arches. The tour ends inside the Roman Forum.
Meeting/pick-up point: Largo di Torre Argentina, 11 (next to Feltrinelli Book Shop).
Duration: 8 hours.
Start/opening time: 9.30am.
End/closing time: 5.30pm.
Others: End point at the Roman Forum.