Spanish Steps, Pantheon and Piazza Novana

A 5 km walking audio tour guide in English in Rome featuring 15 highlights.
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Guide Description

The Eternal City is on every tourist's list of must-see destinations. As the seat of Papal power and the capital of one of the world's greatest empires, no other city has played such an important role in history, influencing countries and rulers throughout Europe - and even beyond - as Rome.
In Rome history is all around you. Other European cities have buildings and monuments that date back centuries, here they go back millennia.

Our guide to Rome takes about four to five hours, depending on how many breaks you take. As you wander down the famous Spanish Steps we'll explain why the Pope at the time they were built was so unenthusiastic about them and also why the fountain in the Piazza di Spagna below looks like it's sinking. We'll point out the Keats-Shelley Museum and explain what Roman firemen do to the Colonna dell'Immacolata every year.

At the Trevi Fountain we’ll tell you the origin of the phrase paparazzi and, as we guide you through beautiful but often overlooked squares such as the Piazza Santi Apostoli, you'll hear about the two men who shaped the city - Borromini and Bernini - and about their great rivalry.

This Rome walking tour will explain why the Piazza Venezia is so named, show you want to look out for in the Piazza Colonna and, as we guide you through the narrow streets towards the Piazza Navona, we’ll talk about the history of Rome, while our unique, regularly updated pdf Printed Guide will tell you where to find quiet, hidden away restaurants, where the real Romans go to eat.

Coverimage: RomeObelisk1 by Ruben Holthuijsen (CC BY 2.0)

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Start Point

Piazza della Trinità dei Monti 380-390
00187, Rome
Lazio, IT

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