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Tours from Home: Essential Rome, The Iconic Piazzas

All times specified are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Attend this online tour with an expert Roman guide who has spent years leading travelers through the Eternal City.
Listen in as your guide shares stories of the more venerated piazzas in the historic center.
Learn the secrets to some of the Eternal City’s beloved art and how it survived the tumultuous centuries.
Have time to inquire about questions and interests the tour may have brought up.
Connect to this live online experience from the comfort of your home.

per adult from

$12

AUD

Duration

1 hour

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Exclusive access to a local expert guide
    • Fascinating insights by an engaging storyteller
    • All times specified are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Rome, Rome, Lazio

    The passeggiata is a thing Italians have perfected - a slow stroll taken by local Italians to wander with friends, family, (and sometimes foe) through small streets and piazzas. This act reveals the true Italian character, that life is best spent observing the simple intricacies of a beautiful city. And there is no more beautiful a city than Rome. It is known as the Eternal City for a reason. It’s scents, stones, and stories all lend to the perfect stroll. On this live online tour from home, walk through Rome’s centro storico with our local expert guide as they reveal centuries of renaissance vendettas and ancient forays that will keep you totally enamoured for… eternity.

    The streets of Rome are filled with a plethora of statues standing at attention for centuries, fountains babbling out fresh water, voices of its local residents singing to each other as if putting on their own version of Puccini’s Tosca. Italians for centuries have used the various public spaces to play out their dramas and love stories of power and prestige, and always, without fail to display a well-executed scandal.

    Start at the Spanish Steps learning why we really should be calling them the French or English steps and what is considered so ugly about them. Nonsense! Through stoned alleys we go over to the Pantheon with its sixteen massive monolithic columns, hidden original plans (in plain sight!), and pioneering construction techniques. Here, your guide will share stories unheard and formerly unrevealed.

    One cannot visit Rome’s history center without detouring to famed Piazza Navona where a Pope’s vendetta played out for all to see in the various works of art before us. Circle the various fountains by Renaissance artists Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Giacomo della Porta, and see what rival Francesco Borromini had to say about Bernini’s work.

    At last you have arrived, it's time to be your personal Anita Ekberg to Marcello Mastroianni. Who? What? Get on this tour! We have arrived at the Trevi Fountain so have your coins ready - or don’t cause we got you covered. Here our local expert will unravel the various myths tucked into the facade, the mismatch of papal insignia, and how you can truly live, la dolce vita.

    This tour is excellent for those who fancy a laugh, longing to return to their Roman holiday, those who are planning for the future, as well as anyone with an interest in material culture of immense beauty but not without a touch of humor laced in.



    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
    Departure Time :
    3:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • A Zoom link will be provided in advance of the tour.
    • All times specified are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
    • This is a live tour via online. All participants should have a stable internet connection.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Walks - Italy, Spain & Greece

Activity ID: V-15693P133

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