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Rome Evening Stroll Walking Tour

  • Group Size:
    Group Size: Max 8
  • Language:
    Language: English
  • Duration:
    Duration: 2.5 hrs
  • Start:
    Start: 6:00 PM
  • Price:
    Price: From 69 €
  • Cancelation:
    Cancellation: Free Cancellation*

Tour Overview

See all of the Eternal City’s most amazing sights, get your bearings, and let an expert take the lead on our semi-private best of Rome evening walking tour. With local perspective from your passionate guide, you’ll stroll through the magic ambiance of Rome’s timeless cobbled streets with the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Navona with many a hidden gem in between.


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
  • Small groups of 8 or fewer
  • Artisanal Gelato

What you’ll See Along the Way

Spanish Steps

The ever-romantic setting of the Spanish Steps is owed to the esteemed architect Francesco de Santis, who earned the prestigious commission through a competition in 1717. His winning entry combined curves, straight lines, views and terraces in a design that blended perfectly with the surrounding buildings – a stunning example of Baroque architecture. Centered perfectly in front of the stairs and at the end of one of Rome’s classiest shopping streets is one of Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s first fountains, which he actually made in collaboration with his father.

Trevi Fountain

Looking for love? Hoping to return to Rome? Perhaps you’re dreaming of wedding bells? Well, all three are possible with the toss of a coin – at least, that’s what the legend says! Tossing one coin over your left shoulder and into the fountain is said to guarantee your return to Rome, while two coins ensure that you’ll find love upon your next visit. Go all out with three coins and you might find yourself marching down the aisle. The impressive monument is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome and is perhaps most notable for serving as the site of Anita Ekberg’s famous scene in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita.

Piazza Pietra

Around every corner, “via”, or “vicolo” of this historic city, there is a treasure to be found, an ancient ruin to be admired, or a villa or piazza to stand in awe of. Piazza di Pietra is one such square. Ancient cobblestones pour out onto the square’s imposing, yet stunning, Temple of Hadrian. Built in 144 AD, its eleven Corinthian columns feed onto the piazza lending grace and elegance to the surrounding structures. Also on the square: the Palazzo Ferrini, built at the beginning of the 17th century, two hotels, and Salotto 42, a trendy day and nighttime spot for locals as well as the occasional tourist.

Cancellation Policy Pantheon (exterior)

Although the Pantheon closes its enormous bronze doors to the public before our tour even begins, no respectable Rome night tour would be complete without a stopover at the Pantheon. This awe-inspiring temple is one of Rome’s oldest and best-preserved ancient monuments, built in 126 AD by Emperor Hadrian. Though originally constructed in the honor of all Roman and Greek gods, the building was converted to a church in 609 AD. Its dome, which features an oculus as the church’s only light source, remains to be the largest unsupported dome in the world.

Piazza Navona

Enjoy your gelato alongside the spectacle of performing street artists as you learn about Rome’s most popular plaza. The beautiful Piazza Navona was built in the 1st century AD on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, which explains its unusual elongated shape. By the 15th century, the ancient stadium was paved over to create the square we see today. Since the 1700s, Piazza Navona’s main attraction is, of course, Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers at its center, which showcases four figures, each representing a river from a different continent – the Nile, Ganges, Danube and Rio de la Plata.

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Campo dei Fiori literally translates to “flower field” in Italian but the square has a much darker past than the poetic name suggests. For centuries, in fact, the open space was used as the site for public punishments and executions. The statue in the center of the square was erected in honor of the Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno, who was burned at the stake for heresy on this very site (claiming that the world was round was a highly controversial statement in 17th century Rome!). Today the square is buzzing with life around the clock, making it one of city’s most popular spots for dinner and drinks.

Authentic Italian Gelato

No day in Rome would be complete without indulging in some gelato! Our favorite artisanal gelateria near Piazza Navona has been cranking out its premium ice cream for over 100 years, making it a reference point for high quality gelato in the Eternal City. They are especially renowned for their fruit flavors, but the cream based blends are just as delicious. The tiny shop is frequented by hundreds of sugar-craving locals and tourists daily. They’ve even got a photo wall to showcase some really impressive guests who have stopped by throughout the years – you’re sure to recognize some celebrities and world leaders!

Tour Summary Get in the Know

Rome’s Iconic Sights In the Magic of Twilight

Looking for the perfect way to kick-start your stay in the Eternal City? Our best-selling 2.5-hour guided walking tour of Rome gives you the chance to immerse yourself completely into Italian culture – as well as millennia of mind-blowing history! Our guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic Roman locals (some natives, others adopted), who are keen to show off their beloved hometown to our guests. From traversing the prettiest vistas to enjoying the most mouth-watering cone of gelato in town, What a Life Tours is passionate about giving you an unforgettable evening in what is hands down one of the most beautiful city centers in the world.

At dusk, one of our top-rated guides will meet you at the spectacular Spanish Steps near the Piazza di Spagna metro stop. Ever since its inauguration in 1725, this 138-step long flight of marble stairs has been the heart of Roman cultural life. During the 1700s and 1800s, the steps served as a favorite hang-out for writers, the cultural elite, and bohemians alike (including some very notable names such as Lord Byron, John Keats, and the notorious ladies’ man, Casanova). In more recent decades, the breathtaking location has been immortalized on the silver screen in films like Roman Holiday and The Talented Mr. Ripley. In any case, no time spent in Rome can go without seeing this architectural wonder as day fades into night.

As the Romans Do With a Passionate Local

As you delve into the maze of the tiny alleyways, majestic squares, and well-hidden courtyards that make up Rome’s historic center, your personal Roman storyteller will breathe life into an enthralling history that stretches back more than 2000 years. When hearing the stupefying tales of the historical events that came to light on the very same cobblestones under your feet, you’ll soon realize that this beautiful city holds more than meets the eye – it’s an outdoor museum, where every turn of the corner has its own captivating story to tell. They say a good anecdote is the best souvenir and, after having roamed Rome with one of our top-rated raconteurs, you’ll have plenty of those to bring back home with you.

Walking in the company of a local guide means you can get off the beaten path to discover tucked-away gems, the significance of which most visitors miss, but we won’t leave out the must-sees either! Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to Rome in the future – and learn why its ingenious architect placed a vase on the right-hand side to block the view from a neighboring barbershop. Get the inside scoop on the construction of the city’s most iconic ancient temple – the Pantheon – and then head to Piazza Navona to unlock the hidden symbolism Bernini chiseled into his Fountain of the Four Rivers (in which Tom Hanks took a reluctant dip in Angels and Demons).

Meaning Behind the Monuments With Gelato!

Dulcis in fundo, last but not least, your guide will unveil our best haunt for the favorite guilty pleasure of all Italians – gelato! There are hundreds of well-renowned gelato shops in the Eternal City, but after years of extensive research (it’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it!), we can guarantee that this is the “crème de la crème” of Roman gelaterias and the cherry on top of our evening together. Try their fruit flavors for a refreshing tang, or rich creams that will melt in your mouth.

At What a Life Tours, we know that the “more the merrier” theory doesn’t apply to tour groups. By limiting our group size to just 8 guests or fewer, we leave plenty of room for last-minute flexibility and one-on-one interaction with your tour guide. Our insider experts are eager to deliver the very best Roman experience, so don’t hesitate to jump in and play the part for those extra bits of wisdom to keep you exploring the city like a native.

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REVIEWS

Rome Evening Stroll Walking Tour

What our Customers say...

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Best Tour in Rome!

Marcello is an excellent tour guide. He took us to the Very BEST Gelato restaurant. We tried a lot of other Gelato places in Rome and Amalfi and none compared. Marcello was extremely knowledgeable about Rome and catered to our interests. He had several entertaining stories regarding the sculptors and architects of the various fountains and buildings. Our family’s favorite tour overall. Don’t miss out on this great tour of Rome!”

Great experience!

We had a great walk through the streets of central Rome guided by Guiliano, including a great icecream in a small gelateria that probably have very few tourists as customers. It was also great that the tour ended with a recommendation on what we could do during the rest of our stay in Rome. We therefore have no trouble at all to recommend What a Life Tours to others.”

Fab tour, brilliant guide, wonderful introduction to Rome

Finding Giuliano, our guide, was very easy & he was brilliant, such a nice man, so knowledgeable & it didn't feel like a guided tour, it was more like a friend showing us around their home city. We learnt so much about the city, its history, the various landmarks & Giuliano provided lots of handy tips about food, coffee, gelato & crossing the road. This tour was a fantastic introduction to the city & we would highly recommend it. Thank you Giuliano & What a Life Tours.”

Best Tour Company ever!

Fab tour with Giuliano. He took us round the sights, made recommendations or where to go and made our tour very interesting. Oh - don't forget the Gelato. Giuliano took us to an awsome place & dipped his hand into his own pocket to buy us some. Nice one Giuliano & Thanks”

Fantastic Rome Tour with Giuliano

We ended up the only couple on this tour with Juliano. He gave us a great tour, was very informative and helped us get great pictures. We ended the tour at the best Gelato place and it was delicious! We thoroughly enjoyed this tour.”

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