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Welcome to Rome Private Walking Tour

  • Group Size:
    Group Size: Private
  • Language:
    Language: English
  • Duration:
    Duration: 2.5 hrs
  • Start:
    Start: 7:00 PM
  • Price:
    Price: From 299 €
  • Cancelation:
    Cancellation: Free Cancellation*

Tour Overview

Uncover legends, culture, and history amongst the picturesque streets, dazzling piazzas, and majestic fountains of Rome’s “outdoor museum” with an expert guide to lead the way. Recount the stories and anecdotes of ancient Rome as you walk in the footsteps of powerful emperors and masterful artists with a complimentary gelato in hand.

Tour Highlights

  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza Pietra
  • Pantheon (exterior)
  • Piazza Navona
  • Campo Dei Fiori
  • Authentic Italian Gelato

What's included

  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Private customized tour
  • Artisanal Gelato

What you’ll See Along the Way

Spanish Steps

While the Spanish Steps provide a very unusual take on a staircase, they’ve been featured in many cinematic classics including the very famous “Roman Holiday” and the more modern “Talented Mr. Ripley”. They were built between 1723-1725 in order to connect Piazza di Spagna, centered on Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s “Fontana della Barcaccia” (Fountain of the Ugly Boat), with the Piazza dei Trinità dei Monti, which boasts the imposing church at the top of the steps. History has unfolded upon this staircase for centuries and its steps continue to offer a prime place to sit and soak up the Roman atmosphere even today.

Trevi Fountain

This indelible landmark is the largest Baroque fountain in all of Rome and, surprisingly, was not created nor designed by Rome’s Baroque master Bernini. In fact, Roman architect Nicola Salvi is responsible for this incredible masterpiece which rests at the junction of three streets, “tre vie” in Italian, and commemorates the Aqua Vergine Aqueduct, an important ancient water source. Standing 86 feet tall and 161 feet wide, its streams fill the area with the soothing sound of flowing water and its moonlit façade sets up for an unbeatable romantic atmosphere.

Piazza Pietra

Nestled somewhere between the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon you can find Piazza Pietra. Its name Pietra, or “stone”, refers to the towering Corinthian columns of the Temple of Hadrian, which dominate the square. Emperor Hadrian’s adoptive son and successor, Antonius Pius, called for the erection of the grandiose memorial in 144 AD. Eleven of its 15-meter-tall columns have withstood the test of time and are now incorporated into a large 17th century building. The narrow square is simply stunning, especially when the columns are illuminated in the peace of the night.

Cancellation Policy Pantheon (exterior)

Emperor Hadrian erected the Pantheon, the incredible architectural icon that we see today, nearly 2,000 years ago in 126 AD. After two earlier versions had been burned and destroyed, the goal was set to create an everlasting temple – and the Ancient Romans, with their incredibly advanced techniques and technology, succeeded. In fact, the dome of the Pantheon remains to be the largest unsupported dome in the world and continues to inspire architects and designers around the world today. What’s more, it serves as a fully functioning Catholic church that is visited by thousands of international visitors and pilgrims every day.

Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona, which provides a dreamy getaway smack dab in the center of the city, has been featured in films throughout the decades as it is, indeed, picture perfect. The piazza’s oblong shape replicates that of Emperor Domitian’s 1st century Stadium that lies beneath its cobble-stoned pavement. The church of Sant Agnese in Agone, attributed to Baroque architect Francesco Borromini, overlooks the central “Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi”, or “Fountain of Four Rivers”, which was created by his contemporary rival, Gian Lorenzo Bernini. These days the piazza is often filled with local artists and musicians who enchant visitors who take in the ambiance from bordering restaurants and cafes.

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This bustling market square is located just South of Piazza Navona. It’s name, Campo dei Fiori, translates literally to “field of flowers” – a name that has stuck with it since medieval times when it was merely a meadow. In was paved in 1456 and used for executions, including that of the philosopher Giordano Bruno, whose sculpted figure stands high above the center of the piazza. The streets surrounding the “campo” are named after trades, like Via dei Cappellari (hat-makers) and Via dei Giubbonari (tailors), perhaps to signify its relevance as a commercial and street culture center.

Authentic Italian Gelato

One cannot visit Rome without tasting a true gelato! While the city is brimming with gelaterie, posted up on nearly every street corner, our local expert won’t let you settle for an underwhelming imitation or fake. Italians pride themselves in their artisanal ice creams, the best of which are made with fresh, local, and even seasonal ingredients. Dip into an authentic locale and get ready to indulge in one of the tastiest ice creams you’ll ever have – our treat!

Tour Summary Get in the Know

Take a Moonlit Stroll in Rome with a 5-Star Guide

What better time to discover Rome than when the sun is setting and the rush hour traffic has died down? When the evening provides a welcome escape from the beaming sun and the timeless monuments illuminate majestically? You really can’t beat it! That’s why we kick off our moonlit city stroll at 7 pm sharp in the magnificent Piazza di Spagna. Here you’ll meet your host – a Rome expert who has been handpicked to meet the high standards of the What a Life Tours team. Each of our friendly guides is equipped with knowledge and insights about the city as well as a bona fide knack for storytelling – guaranteeing you an ultimate tour!

Since you won’t have to share your guide with anyone else, you’ll enjoy a truly interactive experience tailored specifically to you and your loved ones. Prepare in advance to pick your cicerone’s brain about any curiosities you might have, whether about Ancient Roman building techniques, Renaissance artists’ personal love stories, cultural traditions of Roman locals, or recommendations about other things to discover in modern-day Rome. Our team has got all the answers you need to make your Roman holiday a great one!

Travel Through Centuries from Ancient to Baroque

Rome is a unique city that has been built up in layers over thousands of years and continues to grow today – an outcome is a magical place where the old and new coincide and create a stunning backdrop for locals, tourists, and filmmakers alike. You’ll have the opportunity to see some of Rome’s most cinematic stops including the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and the Trevi Fountain, which have been featured in widely acclaimed films such as Roman Holiday, La Dolce Vita, and Three Coins in the Fountain. And, fortunately for travelers, the scenes are so stunning that getting that postcard-perfect photograph is no difficult feat. But What a Life Tours certainly goes beyond snapping the perfect photo and ticking off bucket list items. Instead, we aim to transport you to a different time altogether.

Reminisce about Ancient Rome and be astounded by stories of the Pantheon and Hadrian’s Temple as you admire their imposing structures. Contemplate how the power of Ancient Emperors and the innovative prowess of ancient architects culminated nearly 2,000 years ago to create what remains to be the world’s largest unsupported dome. Then, only a brief walk away, find yourself fascinated by the Baroque Period in Piazza Navona, gazing upon masterful 17th-century works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini, while surrounded by modern restaurants and cafes. The broad scope of history that Rome covers can seem a bit overwhelming, but you don’t have to worry about it! We’ve already sorted out all the info and we’ll be sure to give you only the most riveting details!

Scope Out the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain & Pantheon Plus Gelato

Walk in the footsteps of famous romantic writers Lord Byron, Percy B. Shelley, and John Keats on the Spanish Steps. In the 1800s they each found themselves in Rome, for one reason or another, spending much of their time in Piazza di Spagna. John Keats actually lived in what is now the Shelley-Keats museum, located at the bottom ride side of the butterflied staircase. While the area was then ideal for starving artists of the time, it is now one of the most luxurious shopping areas in town, hosting big names like Dolce & Gabbana and Prada. Also noteworthy is the Fontana della Barcaccia, or Fountain of the Ugly Boat, located at the base of the steps. It was made in collaboration by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and his father Pietro in 1629 and had been inspired by a legend of a flood that carried a ship to the very same place in 1598.

Your trip to Rome simply would not be complete without a stop at the Trevi Fountain and, if you are superstitious, you might choose to toss a coin in, too! 3,000 euros are thrown into the fountain on a daily basis – but why? Legend has it that if you throw a coin with your left hand over your right shoulder into the fountain then you will return to Rome someday. If you throw two coins, you’ll return to Rome and fall in love. For three coins, you can add a happy marriage to the equation. Whether or not you enjoy superstitious legends and tales, we’re certain that you will enjoy an authentic Italian gelato – on us! Just a little treat from What a Life Tours before we part ways just in time for supper!

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What our Customers say...

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Perfect start to our trip!

A good way to get an introduction to some of the major things to see in central Rome! Would highly recommend!”

Wonderful Tour!

Only wished we had taken it on one of our first nights in Rome. Our guide Giuliano was awesome. Lots of great information and stories about each place we stopped. He also gave us some good pointers on where to go and where to eat outside the main tourist areas. Thanks Guiliano!”

Amazing experience

This guided trip was absolutely amazing in that our guide had so many details to share with that was above and beyond the ordinary tour. She was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. She encouraged questions and eagerly answered them. Thanks What a Life!”

Organized, Experienced, Fun!

We cannot say enough great things about the tour guide! Was very knowledgeable, full of energy and enthusiasm which kept the learning fun. Welcomed questions and never seemed bothered by interruption. Organized, experienced and made the stories come to life. Thank you again for a wonderful experience. Truly, walking around on our own, we would never have had the same experience. Would recommend your tour group and look forward to coming back and learning more in the future!”

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