Sightseeing and Guided Tours in Rome
It is often said that one place you should visit at least once in your life is Rome. And with very good reason. The City of Seven Hills – also known as the Eternal City – offers its visitors countless attractions that will captivate you. Its centuries of history, its art and monuments, its delicious gastronomy, its varied and exciting cultural programme, and the atmosphere of its streets – typically Italian and yet cosmopolitan at the same time – all give Rome a beauty and charm which are sure to fascinate you from the moment you arrive.
The best way to discover all of this is by visiting the city’s most emblematic places, and there is no better way to do this than with a proper guided tour. With the help of your guide – who will be able to tell you about Rome’s history and art, as well as explain the city’s curiosities and traditions – you will really get to know the heart and soul of the Italian capital, ensuring that you also take home extraordinary memories of your stay in Rome.
If you are interested in Ancient Rome, we recommend that you book a tour which can transport you to this fascinating era. Indeed, a guided walking tour of the Coliseum, Roman Forum and the Capitoline Hill will enable you to experience this wonderfully rich period of Rome’s history.
You also have the chance to take a guided tour of the Basilicas and Catacombs. This tour lets you explore the mysterious labyrinths that make up the Roman catacombs – a burial site and hiding place for the Christians of Ancient Rome – as well as contemplate two of the city’s four papal basilicas: those of St John Lateran (near to which the Holy Stairs can be found) and of St Mary Major. Both inside and outside, these two basilicas are beautiful and fascinating buildings.
Another period which stands out in Rome’s history – for its artistic creations in particular – is the Baroque. The guided walking tour Highlights of Baroque Rome will show you three iconic gems of the era: the Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain. The Piazza Navona is famous as a beautiful square in its own right, and also for the great fountains which can be found there (such as the Fountain of the Four Rivers designed by Bernini), as well as for the fascinating buildings which surround it (such as the Palazzo Pamphilj and the Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone, among others). The Pantheon, which was built in the 2nd century, stands out in particular, due to its enormous circular interior covered by a dome, which is partly decorated in the Baroque style. The final gem that you will have the chance to enjoy on this visit is the Fontana di Trevi, one of the world’s most famous fountains and which has even made it onto the cinema screen on various occasions, such as in the film La Dolce Vita by Federico Fellini.
While in Rome, another thing you should not miss is the chance to visit the Vatican City. Accompanied by your guide here, you will be able to admire the grandeur and the wonderful masterpieces of the Vatican Museums (including the famous Sistine Chapel and the Raphael Rooms) and of St Peter’s Basilica. Artists such as Michelangelo and Bernini are among the great masters who contributed to both the design and decoration of these two buildings.
To finish off, we recommend that you enjoy a nocturnal sightseeing tour, allowing you to discover Rome in a different light and mood. At night – with its streets and monuments illuminated – the city is transformed by the magical atmosphere that permeates everything, thus becoming even more appealing. By bus – and accompanied by your guide – you will be driven through the streets of the Italian capital to see its most emblematic monuments: the Coliseum, the Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum, among others. A stop close to the Fontana di Trevi gives you the chance to discover its breath-taking splendour – and to throw a coin into the water, to find out if you will return to Rome one day. This charming city tour comes to an end with a walk around one of Rome’s most bohemian areas: Trastevere. Here, after finishing the tour, you can have dinner at one of the neighbourhood’s typically cosy Italian restaurants, providing a wonderful finale to the evening.
A guided tour is a really enjoyable and effective way to discover any city, and this is especially true when there is such an abundance of awe-inspiring wonders to discover, as is the case with the Eternal City of Rome.