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Squares and Fountains Tour

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2 H

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Rome Centre

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Total Price: 38,00

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Rome Squares and Fountains Tour - Beginning from the beautiful Piazza di Spagna this Rome tour of the squares and fountains can be defined as: a tour of the pearls of Roma Capitale. From Piazza di Spagna in which the name is derived  from the nearby Spanish Embassy. since the eighteenth century, designed by De Sanctis, the famous landmark has a  monumental stairway of 135 steps leading into the square Trinita dei Monti which is the name of the church facing the apex built in the sixteenth century.

On the right corner of the staircase there is the house of the English poet John Keats. The left corner there is, however, Babington's tea room founded in 1893. In the center of the square is the Fountain of the Old Boat by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Pietro, built in memory of the flood of the Tiber in 1598.

From the Spanish Steps the Rome Squares and fountains tour continues with a short walk of about 400 metres where we will arrive at the famous Trevi Fountain. The fountains are powered by the Roman aqueduct of the Acqua Vergine. The fountain depicts an ocean on a shell-shaped chariot pulled by sea horses, led by tritons. There is a custom, before leaving the tourist must throw a coin in the fountain and this act ensures the return to the Eternal City.

The tour of the squares and fountains continues then to the Pantheon, a building of ancient Rome, built as a temple to all the gods of Olympus. The Romans call it the Rotonna, or Ritonna ("La Rotonda"), from which it takes the name of the square. The Pantheon was rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian between 118 and 128 AD, the facade bears the inscription of Agrippa in bronze letters. The dome of the Pantheon is the largest in the world since ancient times. The interior of the dome symbolizes Heaven. The great hole at the top of the dome is almost nine feet in diameter and is the only source of light inside and symbolizes the sun.

Then we will continue arriving at Piazza Navona which in ancient Rome was the Stadium of Domitian, built by Emperor Domitian in 85 to accommodate the athletic games. Piazza Navona is the pride of Baroque Rome, with architectural elements and sculptures by masters such as Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Fountain of the Four Rivers in the center of the square, which is the Danube, the Ganges, the Nile and the Rio de la Plata, the four corners of the Earth), Francesco Borromini and Girolamo Rainaldi (the Church of St. Agnes in Agony, in front of the fountain by Bernini), and Pietro da Cortona (author of the frescoes of the gallery of the Palazzo Pamphili).

Ending our tour at Campo de 'Fiori. Since 1869 the square has been the home to a colorful local market of groceries. It had previously hosted performances, horse racing and for centuries Campo de 'Fiori was the main stage public executions. At its center is the large bronze statue, which was inaugurated in 1887 by Ettore Ferrari, the philosopher and Dominican friar Giordano Bruno, who was sentenced to death for heresy and burned alive February 17, 1600, just where is his monument. For your trip to Rome with the best guides and tours we will guarantee a wonderful experience on this Squares and fountains tour of Rome.

Around Rome Tours -  remember that our tours are unique and guaranteed. We will ensure you enjoy the tour and learn some of the history of this great city. Wishing you a pleasant stay in Rome.

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What is included
- Headphones- Local Guide

What You Will See
- Campo de' Fiori- Pantheon
- Piazza Navona- Spanish Steps
Important Information

 

Children 0- 2 years: Free

The meeting point and departure details will be informed by Confirmation email. We also offer a pick up service at your hotel at a special price for our clients

We suggest that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for this tour. On summer time we advise to carry sunglasses, hat and drink plenty of water.

 

Around Rome Tours is a tour operator licensed by the Province of Rome, with headquarters on Via Vicenza 42 - 00185 Rome,it is accredited by the Vatican Museums, and therefore benefits from priority VIP entrance tickets so guests of tours do not have to wait the long lines to enter the Museums. The Agency offers the following services: Free coffee and tea, free WiFi, large waiting room ( In Ancient Roman style) to wait and relax for your tour or come for touristic help planning during the days of sun and rain, before and after visits to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's  bathrooms and showers are available for the clients with luggage storage, security lockers, vending machines for drinks, costumes of ancient Rome to be used for your family photos. In addition, our staff and our guides and authorized specialists and will ensure your tours and your stay in Rome unforgettable and magical. 



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