Small Group Twilight City Stroll & Gelato Tasting
An intimate Rome walking tour helping you to get your bearings at the start of your trip to the Eternal City
DURATION: UP TO 2.5-HOURS
To begin this small group walking tour, you will meet your guide at the stunning Piazza Navona.
The Piazza is a testament to Rome’s status as an outdoor museum. Here you’ll find Bernini’s ‘Fountain of Four Rivers’, one of the most beautiful sculptures in all of Rome. Chat with your guide about why the Nile is pulling a hood over his head, where that obelisk came from, and why the piazza has such a strange shape. The fountain was Bernini’s way of making amends with a pope he angered – a fantastic story that your guide will be able to relate to you.
Then it’s on to perhaps our favorite site in all of Rome – the Pantheon. A chill-inducing sight, this building is 1,900 years old and still a marvel of engineering. Visiting in the evening, you’ll find it so much more peaceful than usual, so your guide will have space to unlock its incredible secrets – including how Raphael really came to be interred here.
Next we'll take a brief pause from all the art and architecture to treat you to an all-inclusive, traditional Roman gelato - Italy's answer to ice cream whose vibrant flavors are sure to wow you.
After enjoying this sweet treat it's on to The Trevi Fountain. This colossal work is the pride of Rome, which explains why its citizens were so adamant that the architect must be a Roman. We’ll pause here to toss in a coin - or three - and learn the significance of the gesture. Hint: it depends on your intentions – do you want to return to Rome or find your soulmate?
Finally, it's time to grab a couple of postcard-perfect pictures at the Spanish Steps. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck fans will recognize this as the spot where they bumped into each other in ‘A Roman Holiday’ – the perfect way to finish your introduction to the Eternal City.
During your tour the guide will forget about dates and figures, focusing instead on the stories and anecdotes behind the sites you visit – because we know that its these funny (and often shocking) tales that make Rome so special, bringing monuments and fountains to life.
All year except 1 Jan, Easter Sun & Mon, 29 June, 15 Aug, 24, 25 & 26 Dec
|Days of Operation:
1 Oct to 30 Mar: Sunday
1 Apr to 30 Apr: Everyday except Tuesday & Thursday
1 May to 30 Sept: Everyday
|Tour Start Time:
||5.00PM / 5.30PM
||4.30PM / 5.00PM
||To be advised upon booking
Includes: English-speaking guide for 2.5-hours
Excludes: Gratuity, Transportation to/from the Piazza Navona (transfers can be arranged for additional cost)
- This is a scheduled small group tour, available on a request basis.