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Rome 3-Hour Evening Walking Tour

1. Rome 3-Hour Evening Walking Tour

On this 3-hour evening walking tour you’ll meet your guide at Piazza del Popolo, where churches, fountains, and monuments tastefully embellish the square. Walk up to the Pincio Terrace to admire the sunset over Rome and enjoy breathtaking views over the city. Visit the famous Piazza di Spagna and Bernini’s Barcaccia Fountain. Continue your walk to the stunning Trevi Fountain, which is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome. Legend has it that if you toss a coin over your left shoulder into the Fountain you’ll return to Rome one day. Visit Piazza della Rotonda and admire the exterior of the historic Pantheon. Built in 27 B.C. the Pantheon was dedicated to all the Roman gods. In the 7th century, it was converted to a church dedicated to Mary and the martyrs. It is also the resting place of some major Renaissance artists, including Raffaello. Admire Bernini’s magnificent 4 Rivers Fountain in the center of iconic Piazza Navona. The square also features other important sculptural and architectural creations, including the Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone by Borromini, Palazzo Pamphili, the Neptune Fountain at the northern end, and the Moor Fountain at the southern end. End your evening walk at Campo de' Fiori, a site that at one time was noted for races and executions. In the center of the square you’ll see the statue of Giordano Bruno. Today Campo de’ Fiori is a busy marketplace in the morning and a center of nightlife after the sun goes down. It’s the perfect place to continue your evening in the Eternal City after your guided tour.

Borghese Gallery Masterpieces & Gardens: Skip-the-Line Tour

2. Borghese Gallery Masterpieces & Gardens: Skip-the-Line Tour

Cardinal Scipione Borghese commissioned both the Villa Borghese itself and many of the great works still on display in its gallery. Works by Bernini, Caravaggio, and Titian remain in their original settings, as envisioned by the Cardinal, a fiercely determined collector. Strictly-controlled entry to the Villa and Gallery can make booking difficult and complicated. This package lets you avoid the organizing and even skip the line to get in when you arrive. During this fully-guided tour you’ll hear more about Cardinal Borghese’s quest to complete his collection, and the stories behind the artworks themselves, including Bernini’s "Apollo and Daphne", Canova’s "Pauline Bonaparte", Caravaggio’s "St. Jerome" and Raphael’s "The Deposition". Your guide will be an English-speaker and an expert on the collection, and audio headsets ensure you’ll hear every word they say. The tour also includes a visit to the Borghese Gardens: once the Cardinal’s private park, now a favorite spot for locals to relax among sculptures, plants, and water features, and get away from it all. From the Pincio Terrace you can appreciate another kind of work of art: the vista of Rome itself, from the Piazza del Popolo into the distance.

Piazzas of Rome Small Group Sunset Tour

3. Piazzas of Rome Small Group Sunset Tour

Enjoy a romantic walking tour of Rome at dusk, and see the sunset over the “Eternal City’s” beautiful squares. Meet your guide in Piazza del Popolo, formerly used for popular games and public executions, and now a lively space for concerts. Learn about the vision of its architect, Giuseppe Valadier. Continue to Pincio Terrace to see the sunset over the rooftops of Rome. Marvel at the broad sweep of the Spanish Steps and Barcaccia’s fountain to a half-sunken ship. Next, go to the Trevi Fountain on Piazza di Trevi, and throw a coin in the pool according to tradition. See the historic Pantheon on Piazza della Rotonda, built in 27 BC as a temple to all the gods of Rome. Wander over to Piazza Navona, built on the site of a Roman amphitheater. Experience “La Dolce Vita” of Rome around Bernini’s magnificent Four Rivers Fountain in its center. End on Campo de' Fiori, dominated by the statue to the poet and philosopher, Bruno Giordano. Learn about his trial for heresy, and how he was burned at the stake at the medieval marketplace in the 16th century.

Imperial Rome Tour by Golf Cart

4. Imperial Rome Tour by Golf Cart

Visit the most important sites in Rome on a 3-hour guided golf cart tour. Ride to all the main historical monuments, including the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, and the Pantheon. See the Aventino and Villa Borghese Pincio Balcony, and enjoy the elegance of Corso and Condotti streets and the Spanish Steps. Admire the beauty of the Baroque era at Bernini's fountains and sculptures, such as the Trevi Fountain and Navona Square. Stop for a cup of coffee or a cappuccino at one of the oldest cafés in Rome, in the Villa Borghese Gardens. Make your holiday in the Eternal City a memorable one with this unique tour in the comfort of a golf cart.

Rome: Private Night Tour with Prosecco

5. Rome: Private Night Tour with Prosecco

Experience the magic of Rome at night with its illuminated squares, fountains and baroque palace on this private driving tour. Spend 2.5 hours cruising the city with an expert guide. Avoid the crowds by going later, and save your feet from walking too much. See sights like the elegant square Piazza di Spagna, the Spanish Steps, the glorious Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Janiculum hill, the Tiber River with its many old bridges, and Circus Maximus. Reach the top of Circus Maximus for breath-taking views over the illuminated Palatine. View not only the most well-known attractions in Rome, but let your guide point out some local hidden gems as well. Enjoy being picked up and dropped off directly at your accommodation. Feel at ease with a diver on hand to answer your questions and help you see what you are interested in by building a flexible itinerary.

Rome: 2-Hour Borghese Gallery Private Tour

6. Rome: 2-Hour Borghese Gallery Private Tour

Skip the long lines to one of Rome’s most popular museums on a 2-hour guided tour of the Museo e Galleria Borghese (Borghese Gallery). Housed in a stunning villa just outside the Porta Pinciana, the collection has been described as the “Queen of all Private Art Collections.” One of the most interesting, charming, elegant and compact art museums in Rome, the collection is neither chronologically arranged, nor very ordinate. Instead, it is a personal, lovingly matched collection that reveals the personalities and tastes of 2 people: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the greatest of the Baroque artists; and Scipione Cardinal Borghese, the greatest art collector, who initiated the Roman Baroque. Explore his passion for art, for which he had an infallible instinct, and his unscrupulousness in obtaining the works of art he wanted to posses. Highlights of the museum are many, but include Raffaello's “Woman with the Unicorn,” Domenichino's “Diana,” Botticelli's “Madonna and Child,” and Caravaggio's “David.” Marvel at Bernini's “Apollo and Daphne,” Canova's “Paolina,” and Tiziano's “Amor Sacro & Amor Profano.” Hear a never ending drama of untold stories about art being stolen from churches, artists being sent to jail, their workshops devastated by Borghese's confiscations, mysterious deaths, and other stories of intrigue and passion that explain how the Baroque could sometimes cost more than life itself.

Rome: Monuments and Belvederes Bike Tour

7. Rome: Monuments and Belvederes Bike Tour

Meet your local guide and discover the heart of the city on a bike tour. Ride through Trastevere's narrow streets and get to the Aventine Hill with one of the most beautiful views of the city. After that, pass by two icons of the Roman Empire, the Circus Maximus and the splendorous Colosseum. From here reach the Capitoline Hill and enjoy the panoramic view of the Roman forums. At this point, leave the imperial ruins behind to discover the Trevi Fountain. Then, get to the Spanish Steps with the Trinità dei Monti church. Next, take in more panoramic views of the city at the Pincio balcony and the People's Square. Finally, ride back to the characteristic alleys of the medieval city to reach Navona Square. Discover the scenographic Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers. At the end of the tour, marvel at Castel Sant'Angelo and Saint Peter's Basilica.

Views of Rome Half-Day Private Self-Guided Tour

8. Views of Rome Half-Day Private Self-Guided Tour

Marvel at the sights of Rome from some of the famous “7 Hills” on a private tour self-guided, with personal driver for 3 hours. Following a pick-up from your accommodation, drive to the Villa Borghese on Pincian Hill northeast of the city center. Once home to some of the most important families of the Roman Republic, the hill offers breathtaking views of the Piazza del Popolo and St. Peter's Basilica. Continue to the Janiculum, one of the best locations in the city for views of the numerous domes and bell towers that pierce the Roman skyline. Enjoy views from 2 sides of the hill, and panoramic vistas of the city from the monumental Il Fontanone (Big Fountain), a favored spot for film shoots. Finally, go to Aventine Hill, and stroll through the picturesque Garden of Oranges. Pick an orange from the tree, if any are available, and peek through the famous keyhole of the Villa of the Priory of Malta, where an enchanting surprise awaits!

Rome Segway Tour: From the Colosseum to Trevi Fountain

9. Rome Segway Tour: From the Colosseum to Trevi Fountain

See the most significant attractions of the Eternal City from the comfort of a self-balancing Segway on this eco-friendly sightseeing tour of Rome, with 3 options depending on what you want to see and how long you’d prefer to tour. Lovely Tour: (2 Hours) Combine classic sites of the old town with the romance of the Villa Borghese, departing from the pedestrian zone of Castel Sant’Angelo. After a short training session, head to the Spanish Steps. Pass through the city center, tossing a coin in the Trevi Fountain as you go. Next, dodge the shoppers on Via del Corso, Rome’s biggest shopping street, to arrive at Piazza del Popolo, where you will climb to the Terrace of Pincio for breathtaking views inside the gardens of the Villa Borghese. Historic Tour: (3 Hours) Depart from the pedestrian zone of Castel Sant’Angelo after a short training session, and head to St.Peters Basilica, Rome’s iconic symbol of Christianity. Glide around the oldest quarters of Rome to Piazza Navona, built over the site of the Stadium of Domitian. Admire the columns of the imperial Pantheon, a former Greek temple built by Hadrian in 126 AD. Ride along the Roman Forum to the Colosseum, perhaps Rome’s most iconic building. Take a tour of Piazza Venezia, dominated by the wedding-cake Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II. Join part of the “Lovely Tour” route, Segway-ing past the Trevi Fountain and onto the romantic Spanish Steps. Then, glide across the vast Piazza del Popolo to see some of its legendary Renaissance fountains. Classic Tour: (2 Hours) The Classic Tour is a shorter version of the “Historic Tour” and visits many of the same sites, but in only 2 hours. The route starts at the pedestrian zone of Castel Sant’Angelo, where you will be taught how to ride your Segway. Then, head to St. Peter’s Basilica to admire the monumental dome and symbol of Christianity. Go to Piazza Navona to see stunning Renaissance architecture and the flamboyant fountains of Bernini. Admire the Imperial Pantheon, after a ride along the Roman Forum. And imagine the roar of the crowds at the mighty Colosseum. Pass through Piazza Venezia to reach the Spanish Steps, via the Trevi Fountain. Throw in a coin to ensure you one day return to Rome. And pop by Piazza del Popolo to see Romans and tourists gathered around the fountains and obelisk.

Rome: Private Car Tour

10. Rome: Private Car Tour

Visit Rome in a fun and exciting way without sacrificing comfort on this private car tour that is uniquely tailored to your interests. Begin by being picked up at your hotel by your expert guide, and soon discover Rome's historic center, its panoramic point, millenary monuments, and incredible architecture. See the Gianicolo Fountain, a monumental fountain located on Janiculan Hill in Rome. Continue on to St. Peter's Square, which is in front of St. Peter's Basilica, and visit the romantic stairway of the Trinity of the Mountains with the Barcaccia Fountain. Finally, check out the Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona and the majestic monuments of the Pantheon and the Colosseum.

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What people are saying about Pincio Gardens

Overall rating

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based on 2,548 reviews

Our tour guide Marco was simply amazing; he adapted the tour to meet what we wanted to see in Rome and he added few of Rome gems that we didn’t know about. He is very knowledgeable about Rome; he was very kind and answered all our questions with a smile. It was the perfect tour to end our stay in Rome. Highly recommended!

Karolina was so sweet, knowledgeable, and went at the perfect pace. We got to appreciate everything we saw and she had amazing information to share. This was a great way to familiarise ourselves with Rome - I recommend booking it for one of your first nights in the city.

We saw everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. And our guide, Iames, was incredibly knowledgeable and tied facts, dates, and places together in a wonderful flowing narrative. We were super impressed by the tour and our guide.

The art historian who led the tour was fantastic. She made me appreciate the art by showing us how to view it, especially the sculptures. She was so responsive to questions. Just wonderful.

Awesome tour!!! Amazing city and wonderful guide Vasco. Thank you for an interesting and enjoyable tour.