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Tours From Home: Essential Rome, The Iconic Piazzas

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1 hour

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Why take this online tour?

Rome is known as the Eternal City for a reason. Its intricacies - the scents, the stones, the stories but most of all, the passeggiata - the slow strolls taken by local Italians to wander with friends, family, (and sometimes foe) through small streets and alleys that reveal the true Italian character. Life in Italy is enjoyed in the streets. And how can we blame them? The streets of Rome are filled with a plethora of statues standing at attention for centuries, fountains babbling out fresh water, voices of its local residents singing to each other as if putting on their own version of Puccini’s Tosca. Italians for centuries have used the various public spaces to play out their dramas and love stories of power and prestige, and always, without fail to display a well-executed scandal. On this live online tour, walk through Rome’s centro storico with our local expert guide as they reveal centuries of renaissance vendettas and ancient forays that will keep you totally enamoured for… eternity.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Engage with a local guide in Rome who will keep you totally enamoured with their expert storytelling.
  • Created with Sketch.Follow the path of Rome’s ancient aqueducts as it moves from the outskirts of the city into the most famed piazzas and fountains.
  • Created with Sketch.Ask your personal expert questions that arise during your tour.
  • Created with Sketch.Connect to this live online experience from the comfort of your own home.

Reveal the overlooked layers of history and humour hidden behind Rome’s most walked spaces

We believe that no visit to Rome is complete unless you not only spend time in the piazzas of centro storico, Rome’s bustling history center but take time to understand the layers of history (and humor!) in these incredible spaces. There is a reason Rome is known as La Grande Bellezza, the Great Beauty - for it is seen in every face you pass, every corsia you walk, and every rumore you hear. Explore the center of Rome on this energetic live online tour through the eyes of one of its devoted locals from their home to yours.

Hear what’s considered ugly about Piazza di Spagna, home to the famed Spanish Steps, and why the “French Steps” may have been the more correct association. Get your act...

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We believe that no visit to Rome is complete unless you not only spend time in the piazzas of centro storico, Rome’s bustling history center but take time to understand the layers of history (and humor!) in these incredible spaces. There is a reason Rome is known as La Grande Bellezza, the Great Beauty - for it is seen in every face you pass, every corsia you walk, and every rumore you hear. Explore the center of Rome on this energetic live online tour through the eyes of one of its devoted locals from their home to yours.

Hear what’s considered ugly about Piazza di Spagna, home to the famed Spanish Steps, and why the “French Steps” may have been the more correct association. Get your act together Rome! Journey to the immense Pantheon, maybe too immense for the Nile River and reveal clues that can be found tucked in every niche shedding light on its original plan among other buried treasures. There’s a pun in there - can you find it on the tour?

Hop, skip, or jump your way into Piazza Navona with its three Bernini fountains, and hear a story that is reminiscent of an ancient gossip rag involving a Pope, a couple of renowned artists, and a legendary vendetta played out in the middle of the square.

At last you have arrived, it's time to be your personal Anita Ekberg to Marcello Mastroianni. Who? What? Get on this tour! We have arrived at the Trevi Fountain so have your coins ready - or don’t cause we got you covered. Here our local expert will unravel the various myths tucked into the facade, the mismatch of papal insignia, and how you can truly live, la dolce vita.

This tour is excellent for those who fancy a laugh, longing to return to their Roman holiday, those who are planning for the future, as well as anyone with an interest in material culture of immense beauty but not without a touch of humor laced in.

Expressing gratitude to your guide through gratuities has never been easier - now featuring an online tipping portal!

All times specified are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

If the tour or date you are interested in is not available, please email toursfromhome@takewalks.com to inquire about Private Tour pricing.

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Delightful and very knowledgeable guide. I really like being able to do a short hour tour to an unusual place for a minimal price during quarantining.

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