Step back in time to the days of the Roman Empire on this 3-hour walking tour of Rome by night. Discover top city attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. Wander beneath Ancient Roman ruins at the Forum on Capitoline Hill, and marvel at the mighty Colosseum. The perfect pre-dinner activity, this 3-hour guided walking tour is the ideal introduction to Rome's famous sights and nighttime ambiance. Experience the romance and beauty of Rome as the sun sets and the evening lights illuminate the city.
Meet your guide in Rome’s Piazza Navona in the early evening then, with the daylight fading and the city lights flickering on, set off on foot to begin your tour. Widely considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Rome is home to a wealth of amazing history and heritage with new revelations around every corner.
Head first to the Pantheon, initially commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus (between 27 BC and 14 AD) then rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian in around 126 AD. Admire the nearby Trevi Fountain, an icon of Rome considered by many to be one of the city’s most impressive treasures.
Continue on to Capitoline Hill with your guide and explore the famous Roman Forum area, where the ruins of many Ancient Roman government buildings still stand. It was here, during the days of the Roman Empire, that public events such as criminal trials, market days and political rallies took place on a daily basis. Wander the Forum with your guide, and gain insight into the thousands of years of ancient history held within its decaying walls.
Conclude your tour at the world-famous Colosseum, dramatically illuminated against the dark night sky. Once capable of holding an estimated 80,000 spectators, this masterpiece of Roman engineering has been used over the millennia for events as varied as public executions, gladiatorial bouts, religious ceremonies and theatrical re-enactments of Classical mythology. Take a tour of the spectacular amphitheater’s imposing exterior and listen as your guide talks in detail of its fascinating history.
After three hours exploring Italy’s ancient capital, your tour concludes beneath the towering arches of the ancient Colosseum.
Please note: Rome's Trevi Fountain is currently under restoration until late 2015. A walkway above the central portion of the fountain will allow you to catch a glimpse of the ongoing work. Water will be drained during the process, but you'll still be able to cast your coins into the fountain for luck.
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Piazza Navona, central Rome
Concludes at the Colosseum
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