Rome is the perfect and most enchanting place to explore and discover. See the most famous sights of the city in one afternoon on this 3-hour walking tour!
Your itinerary begins at Campo dei Fiori, one of the most characteristic squares in Rome with its “open-air” market and the statue of Giordano Bruno in the center.
Next to Campo dei Fiori, you can admire the magical charm of Piazza Farnese, which takes its name from the imposing Palazzo Farnese facing the square. The building is now the site of the French Embassy. A few steps from Palazzo Farnese stands Palazzo Spada. The building is worth a stop thanks to the brilliance of forced perspective introduced by the famous architect Borromini. The arcade courtyard is an optical illusion, in which diminishing rows of columns and a rising floor create the illusion of a gallery 37 meters long (it is 8 meters).
Proceed then to Piazza Navona, one of the most famous squares in the world. Its original shape repeats with extreme faithfulness the perimeter of the ancient stadium of Domitian built in 89 A.D. for athletic competitions. The symbol of the square are the “Fountains of Four Rivers,” designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and competing with Borromini’s famed church S.Agnese in Agone.
Walk 10 minutes until you reach Piazza della Rotonda, housing the unmistakable structure of the Pantheon. The Pantheon, a building of ancient Rome, has been well preserved and is a true masterpiece of architecture. Once inside, your expert guide will give a short explanation explaining the history and the architectural secrets of the building.
The last stop of your itinerary will be Piazza di spagna, the Spanish steps. In the center of the square you will admire the Fontana della Barcaccia made by Pietro Bernini (father of the more famous Gian Lorenzo). This area is surely a paradise for the fashion conscious shopper and you will find the most important and famous names of the Italian style here.
After the tour ends, you can keep walking on your own along the nice shopping area of Via condotti, or you can just have fun and relax in the numerous shops and cafes in the area.