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Guided Tours

Rome is not only a magnificent city, but an entire universe of images, sounds, smells and heady sensations. RomeGuides.it mission is to guide you step by step in discovering the beauties of this extraordinary panorama of history and tradition in the most complete manner, indulging your curiosity and allowing you to live an unforgettable experience in a very direct way, as actors on the stage of the cradle of modern civilization: Rome.

 

St. Peter’s and the Vatican Museums (length 3 to 4 hours)

Accompanied by your guide, you will enjoy an intimate, personalised tour of the Vatican Museums, which were originally meant for the sole enjoyment of the Pope. This lavish, intricate labyrinth is made up of 2000 rooms that stretch over almost nine miles. In fact, it is said that if you spent 60 seconds looking at every item, it would take you 12 years to see everything! 

In your walking tour, you'll discover the beauty and secrets hidden within the masterpieces lining these rooms. A highlight of the private tour of the Vatican Museums is experiencing Michelangelo's famous Creation of Adam fresco as you explore the Sistine Chapel and wander through the suggestive Raphael's Rooms. 

After taking in the Vatican Museums, you will encounter another of Michelangelo's masterpieces, thePiety, in St Peter's Basilica. For a fascinating finish to your private walking tour, stop to admire magnificent St Peter's Square, as your guide points out Bernini's ingenious use of optical illusion. 

The duration of the Tour will be about 3 hours, and it will include a visit to the Galleries of the Candelabras, Tapestries and Geographical Maps, with a specific focus on Raphael's Rooms and the Sistine Chapel. 

Extending the time with an additional hour, it will be possible to visit the Vatican Pinacoteca too, the extraordinary gallery of paintings which includes masterpieces painted by Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo and Melozzo da Forlì.

The Tour does not include entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums.

 

Rome by night (length 2 hours)

The breathtaking atmosphere of the Capital during the night hours, now far removed from daytime traffic day and illuminated by the heat of red-tinged lights, which make stand out the Capital’s details and profiles, offers an unforgettable panorama every tourist has the opportunity to experience. Comfortably seated in a car, you will have the opportunity to admire the most important monuments of Rome in a different light, thanks to the aid of the explanations given by the tourist guide that, during the tour, will tell stories and anecdotes relating to the different locations. 

The path winds from the Republic Square passing to Via Veneto, Porta Pinciana, Villa Borghese, until you get near Trevi Fountain, in the proximity of which there will be a short stop to allow a visit (Trevi’s square is pedestrian-only). You then continue on to Via Quattro Fontane, where you can admire the fountains of the Four Seasons. The route will proceed to Via Nazionale towardPiazza Venezia, encountering first the Capitol Hill and then the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II. Thereafter, by taking Via dei Fori Imperiali, it will be possible to admire the architectural wonders of the Ancient Rome: the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the palaces of the Palatine Hill. Once reached the Circo Massimo, going by the Isola Tiberina, you will take Viale Trastevere, climbing up the Gianicolo Hill from where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views over Rome. After which you will reach the Basilica of San Pietro, whilst admiring the famous fortress of St.Angel Castle. 

The duration of the Tour of Rome by Night will be about 2 hours, and will include a single stop, for the a short visit to the Trevi Fountain. The scheduled time of departure of the Tour is 22.30.

 

Imperial Rome

In the center of the modern city there is the pulsating heart of Ancient Rome: a set of large public squares, the fulcrum of the political, jurisdictional and community business. 

In the surrounding areas, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Vespasian, Nerva and Trajan completed the area of public squares, surrounding the republican roman Forum with the Fori Imperiali. 

After having drained the gigantic lake existing inside the Domus Aurea of Nero, Vespasian was responsible for the construction of the Colosseum, the biggest and most famous roman amphitheatre, inaugurated by his son Titus, considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world. 

Next to it, the first Christian emperor of the history of Rome, Constantine, erected the monumentalArch of Costantine, as an eternal memory of the famous battle of Ponte Milvio, with the vision of the cross in the sky. 

The duration of the Tour will be about 3 hours, and it will include visits to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, with ax external examination of the Fori Imperiali and the Arch of Constantine. 

The Tour does not include entrance tickets to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum.

 

Baroque Rome

This tour will lead you among the amazing views of the baroque age, starting with the wonderful prospect of Spanish Square and the famous steps of Trinità dei Monti, with the Fountain of the Barcaccia, sculpted by Pietro and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. 

Continuing the walking tour, we will arrive to Montecitorio, to admire the facade designed by Bernini for the palace that today is the seat of the Chamber of Deputies. Then, we will visit the Church of St Ignatius of Loyola, a wonderful example of baroque art with the illusionary ceiling painted by Andrea Pozzo. 

After a short walk, we will visit the Church of Sant'Andrea delle Fratte, admiring the suggestive bell tower created by Borromini and the two statues of angels sculpted by Bernini and his school. We will continue the tour visiting the curvilinear architecture of S. Ivo alla Sapienza, masterpiece of the Borromini and symbol of the university of Rome. 

Finally we will reach Piazza Navona, built on the ruins of the ancient Stadium of Domitian (which still preserves the shape), on which dominate the Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone of the Borromini and Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers, in opposition against one the other.

The duration of the Tour will be about 3 hours.

The Tour does not include entrance tickets. 

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