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Church of Saint Louis of the French (Chiesa di San Luigi dei Francesi)

Church of Saint Louis of the French (Chiesa di San Luigi dei Francesi) Tours and Activities

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The undisputed headliners of the sumptuous 16th-century Church of Saint Louis the French (Chiesa di San Luigi dei Francesi), commissioned by the Medici family and located near Rome’s elegant Piazza Navona, are three magnificent masterpieces by Caravaggio, among the baroque artist’s few surviving works that can be viewed in their original location.

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Caravaggio, masterpieces and secrets - Private Tour

Caravaggio, masterpieces and secrets - Private Tour

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Stroll around Rome’s historical center and discover the tumultuous life and amazing masterpieces of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the greatest and most famous painter of the Baroque art in Italy! His beautiful and fascinating paintings are mostly known for the incredible naturalism and for the dramatic use of lighting: thanks to bright shafts of light, noble and violent figures capture attention emerging from shadows. You’ll have the incredible chance to see this “tenebrism” from close in his great canvases, from the intriguing cycle on the theme of Saint Matthew the Evangelist to the raw violence of the Crucifixion of Saint Peter. And Caravaggio’s life was as dramatic as his paintings: his irritable and violent character led him to get involved in street-brawls and caused him trouble with the law, culminating in a death sentence for murder. Our knowledgeable guide will lead you through the alleys that were the scene of fights and brawls to the beautiful churches were Caravaggio’s breathtaking masterpieces continue to fascinate visitors after more than four centuries. This tour can be customized to meet your requests and special needs! Please contact us!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.76
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Caravaggio History and Walking Tour

Caravaggio History and Walking Tour

What would Rome have been without Caravaggio? Michelangelo Merisi from Caravaggio was a total innovator in the history of painting, revolutionary artist, eccentric and brawly genius. Exploring the center of Rome you will be able to admire his art and discover his adventurous life. Starting with San Luigi dei Francesi which contains three masterpieces - "la Vocazione di San Matteo", "il Martirio di San Matteo" and "San Matteo e l’Angelo" inside the Cappella Contarelli; then continue with a church not far away, la Chiesa Sant'Agostino where is possible to admire the masterpiece "Madonna dei Pellegrini" and leastly the last 2 masterpieces "Conversione di San Paolo" and "La Crocifissione di San Pietro" inside the church of Santa Maria del Popolo. The tour will also allow us to admire the streets and buildings that have marked the life in the roman stay of the artist like Via della Scrofa, Palazzo Firenze, Via della Lupa, Vicolo del Divino Amore, Via della Pallacorda and Palazzo Borghese.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.72
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$40.72
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Tour of the Churches of Rome

Tour of the Churches of Rome

The spectacular Baroque churches of Rome make this itinerary really special, a nice and relaxed walking tour with a stop for a typical coffee in an ancient place where the artists and famous writers stopped for a good drink and spoke about the culture and the policy in Rome at that time. A licensed tour guide will explain and show you the beautiful artworks of Bernini, the unique paintings of Caravaggio, and the spectacular paintings in a dome in St. Jesus Church. You will admire the facade of Sant'Agnese in Agone, as your guide talks about Rainaldi and Borromini, the two designers of the beautiful baroque churches.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$31.02
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$31.02
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Rome walking tour: Churches, Squares and Fountains

Rome walking tour: Churches, Squares and Fountains

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This relaxed walking tour is a great chance to explore the very center of Rome, visiting some of the most beautiful landmarks of the Eternal City. The streets of Rome are home to some of the city’s finest art, and that is why it is often referred to as an “open air museum”. In around 3 hours, you walk through a picturesque part of the compact historic center of Rome, visiting its most iconic sights and some of the lesser-known corners. With a local, licensed and expert tour guide, you can hear the stories and anecdotes that bring these incredible sights to life. With a small group sizes up to 12 people, it’s easy to interact. Furthermore, when busy, the guide sports a flag so to be always in sight. All of this so you can relax and enjoy your walking tour of Rome. The “Churches, Squares and Fountains” walking tour is the perfect way to get to know some of the art and history of Rome travelling at an easy pace. Grab the opportunity to plunge yourself in the deep heart of Rome.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.92
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$41.92
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The Best of Rome For Less

The Best of Rome For Less

Explore the most iconic Roman landmarks, from the Spanish steps to Trevi Fountain, Pantheon to Piazza Navona, on this 90-minute stroll with a local guide. Toss the coin into the Trevi fountain, gaze in awe at the timeless Pantheon, see the tomb of Devine Raphael and much more. See the best Rome has to offer for less, with a passionate guide at a leisurely pace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.95
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$23.95
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Walk with Bernini Caravaggio Michelangelo and Raphael

Walk with Bernini Caravaggio Michelangelo and Raphael

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Rome hosts dazzling baroque artworks, and with this art-focused tour you’ll admire some of the city’s masterpieces. Join your guide near the Spanish Steps for a walking itinerary that takes in works by Caravaggio, Bernini, Raphael, and, of course, Michelangelo. Learn about the history and techniques behind spectacular art decorating the most famous churches in Rome, or request a customized tour to see the works that most interest you.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$210.19
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$210.19
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Rome Highlights and Market Semi Private Morning Walking Tour

Rome Highlights and Market Semi Private Morning Walking Tour

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Take in the main sights of Rome on this small-group, 3-hour guided walking tour. Traverse the Eternal City on foot, stopping by sights such as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and the Pantheon among other landmarks. Visit the San Luigi dei Francesi church to admire works by Caravaggio before exploring the Mercato dei Fiori Numbers are limited to 8 people on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention at all times.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.55
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$130.55
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Highlights & Market, Vatican, Colosseum Semi Private Tour in 2 Days

Highlights & Market, Vatican, Colosseum Semi Private Tour in 2 Days

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Maximize time in Rome with a comprehensive two-day tour. Skip the line with priority access tickets to see top attractions including the Vatican, Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. Explore the main highlights of Rome and see historic landmarks such as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and experience local coffee culture at a typical Roman café during this small-group tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$403.62
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$403.62
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Exclusive Rome | Caravaggio and Baroque Masterpieces guided tour | Private Tour

Exclusive Rome | Caravaggio and Baroque Masterpieces guided tour | Private Tour

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Follow in the footsteps of one of Rome’s most renowned former residents—and discover a number of his masterpieces—on this private, Caravaggio-themed tour. Led by a trained art historian, this tour includes stops at several of the Baroque painter’s former residences. You’ll also get to glimpse some of his striking canvases, including The Crucifixion of St. Peter, The Conversion of St. Paul, and The Calling of St. Matthew. As you go, learn more about Caravaggio’s life, and spot some of Rome’s other highlight attractions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$178.45
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Milan in 1 day by High Speed Train from Rome (Duomo Pass included)

Milan in 1 day by High Speed Train from Rome (Duomo Pass included)

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See the top attractions in the Eternal City with this efficient 3-hour walking tour of Rome. Walk through piazzas and streets to see monuments such as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Church of St. Louis of the French.
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  • 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$238.34
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$238.34
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In the Footsteps of Caravaggio Private Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

In the Footsteps of Caravaggio Private Tour with Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off

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Trace the dramatic life and visual legacy of Caravaggio on a private art tour in Rome. Visit beautiful churches to admire the painter’s original works while an expert guide shares scandalous details of his life and how he shaped the Baroque movement. Geared towards art enthusiasts, it's a great way to delve deeper into one of Rome's most influential and enigmatic masters.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$203.60
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$203.60
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Private Caravaggio in Rome Tour: Gorgeous Experience of Art

Private Caravaggio in Rome Tour: Gorgeous Experience of Art

Caravaggio was one of Italy’s most important painters, known for his revolutionary Baroque art. On this tour, discover Rome through the eyes of Caravaggio and see the sites that inspired his most memorable masterpieces. Visit lesser-known sites such as the Church of St. Louis of the French, the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo, and Palazzo Doria Pamphilj; learn what life was like in the Baroque era; and admire 16th-century artworks by Caravaggio.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$178.41
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$178.41
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Caravaggio Experience: wine, food and art in Baroque Rome

Caravaggio Experience: wine, food and art in Baroque Rome

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Learn about life in the 17th century, during Caravaggio's era, with this unusual experience that combines food, wine, and art. You'll be served local an assortment of Italian foods paired with three different types of wine, with explanations from a local wine expert about each. You’ll also get to hear a historian speak about Caravaggio's works and, more generally, what life was like in Baroque Rome.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.83
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$89.83
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Painting and sketching around Rome, small group walking tour, package price

Painting and sketching around Rome, small group walking tour, package price

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A nice way to discover the city centre and pick up in your mind and on your paper the best impressions of your favorite monuments . It's en educational walk , especially recommended for kids... but older kids like it very much as well ! while your are drawing or painting ,helped by the guide, you can listen to the history and anecdotes of the place. You 'll take your time, relaxing and having fun , you will learn a lot about Rome
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$263.49
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$263.49
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Saints, Heretics and the Inquisition

Saints, Heretics and the Inquisition

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What exactly can you expect from this tour? Immerse yourself in the Rome of wonders, saints, and the Roman Inquisition. Experience the contrast between the veneration of exemplary saints and the secular side of the former Papal States. Highlights: You will visit the Church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, the last resting place of Master Borromini. After that follows the famous Campo de'Fiori. A former field of flowers, transformed into a place of execution. Then "Sant'Andrea della Valle" will enchant you with the Barberini chapel. Then you will visit "Piazza Navona", with the fountain "Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi", by Bernini, and the church "Sant'Agnese in Agone", designed by Borromini. Afterward, we visit the church "Santa Maria delle Anima" with its colourfulness and "San Luigi dei Francesi", with the paintings of Caravaggio and Guido Reni. Finally, you will reach the highlight of the tour, the "Pantheon" and you will also discover the seat of the Roman Inquisition.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.93
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$35.93
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On the traces of Caravaggio: A tour of Light and Darkness

On the traces of Caravaggio: A tour of Light and Darkness

An art expert will guide us in discovering Caravaggio’s life and works. Admire the beautiful paintings in the churches of St. Louis of the French and St. Augustine. Visit to the painter’s house-workshop.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$91.83
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$91.83
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Private Tour - City Center

Private Tour - City Center

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The Tour of the City Centre will give you the opportunity to discover Rome from the artistic, historical and legendary point of view. A long stroll from Spanish Steps to Navona Square, jumping forward and backward in time, from Roman Empire to modern times. Some of the highlights of the Tour: - Spanish Steps - Trevi Fountain - Pantheon - St. Ignatius Church - St. Louis Church - Navona Square
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.83
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$89.83
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Caravaggio Rome Tour: With Exclusive Access to Top Restoration Lab

Caravaggio Rome Tour: With Exclusive Access to Top Restoration Lab

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Join this Caravaggio Rome tour for exclusive-access to an art restoration lab. In the lab, you'll enjoy a relaxed aperitif with the master-artisans who have restored Caravaggio's masterpieces. On your way, you'll visit the churches which house Caravaggio's most moving artworks in Rome — including 'Madonna of Loreto', which the team restored. Discover the secrets of the tricky business of art restoration in this all-female, art restoration lab. They hold the honor of being one of two labs in the entire world who have restored three Caravaggio paintings. Hear their story of the public restoration of Caravaggio's 'Madonna of Loreto' in the church of Sant' Agostino. You'll see the master artisans in action, restoring some of the current 16th century paintings in their workshop. Before the lab, you'll visit the church of Sant' Agostino and see the 'Madonna of Loreto', one of the Caravaggio's the lab restored. Then, you'll visit the masterful St. Matthew series at San Luigi dei Francesi.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$574.88
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$574.88
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The Great Works of Caravaggio in Rome with Local Guide Alessandra

The Great Works of Caravaggio in Rome with Local Guide Alessandra

Enjoy this fascinating tour into the life and masterpieces of the great Caravaggio as you walk around Rome. Discover his old neighborhood from the 15th century where he grew up and hear how his surroundings inspired him to create such magnificent pieces of art. Also on this 2.5-hour tour you'll see some 'in-situ' pieces of his, which are works of art designed specially for these locations. Meet Alessandra at the first stop, Santa Maria del Popolo church. She'll take you inside to the Cerasi chapel and here you can admire 2 of Caravaggio's artworks: the Crucifixion of St. Peter and the Conversion of St. Paul. Wander through the Tridente neighborhood where the artist once lived, which will lead you to St. Louis of the French church to see the beautiful altarpiece painted by the artist to show the life of St. Matthew. Be in awe of the famous 'Madonna in Loreto' painting in the Sant'Agostino church. This tour can be customized if you wish to see other Caravaggio artworks while in Rome.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$209.59
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$209.59
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Rome: Highlights, Private Walking Tour, English speaking guide

Rome: Highlights, Private Walking Tour, English speaking guide

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Welcome to Rome! On this tour you will hit all the highlights to welcome you to Rome on this twilight stroll of the eternal city. This itinerary touches on the Ancient, Renaissance, Catholic and Baroque aspects of Rome.The lights reflecting off the Trevi fountain will be sure to dazzle you as you enjoy a Roman gelato! Contemplate the history of Rome while you admire the view from Capitol Hill, and even stop by the site of Caesar’s assisination. Our expert guide gives a complete introduction to Rome on this welcome tour!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.76
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$80.76
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Discovering Caravaggio and Raphael with Aperitivo at Pantheon

Discovering Caravaggio and Raphael with Aperitivo at Pantheon

This engaging walking tour will take you through the streets once frequented by two of Italy’s greatest painters – Caravaggio and Raphael – and into the churches which their works so beautifully adorned. As you wander through the streets, our guide will fascinate you with the stories of the artists’ lives. Discover the intrigue and scandal of Caravaggio’s tumultuous life, his years in Rome, his exile, and his mysterious death. Learn about Raphael’s prolific life as one of the masters of the Renaissance, tragically cut short by illness. Inside the churches of Santa Maria del Popolo, Santa Maria Della Pace, Sant’Agostino, and San Luigi dei Francesi you will take in some of the artists’ greatest works while our guide reveals their secrets. Admire the architectural wonder that is the Pantheon before enjoying a delicious Italian aperitivo.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.48
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$63.48
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Small-Group Walking Tour of Rome Center with Guide

Small-Group Walking Tour of Rome Center with Guide

This relaxed walking tour is a great chance to see all the sights of the historic center of Rome in around 3 hours. With a local guide, you can hear the stories and anecdotes that bring these incredible sights to life. The streets of Rome are home to some of the city’s finest art, and that is why it is often referred to as an “open air museum”. In around 3 hours, you’ll walk the compact historic center of Rome, visiting its most iconic sights and some of the lesser-known corners with stories of their own to tell. With small group sizes, it’s easy to interact. Furthermore, the guide sports a flag so to be always in sight. All of this so you can relax and enjoy your walking tour of Rome. The "Rome Center" walking tour is the perfect way to get to know some of the art and history of Rome travelling at an easy pace. Grab the opportunity to plunge yourself in the deep heart of Rome.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$32.34
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$32.34
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VIPDAY Musei vaticani e Roma with Raul Guida alla mano esperta e professionale

VIPDAY Musei vaticani e Roma with Raul Guida alla mano esperta e professionale

This guided tour is the best way to get to know the most important of Rome and the Vatican in just one day. Discover in 2 hours the most fascinating of the Italian capital. additional advantage over seeing these places for free. Basilica of Saint Peter It should be borne in mind that, to access St. Peter's Basilica, women must have their shoulders and knees covered. Men must wear long pants.
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  • 4 to 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$203.60
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Evening Rome tour, with aperitif on a panoramic terrace, package price

Evening Rome tour, with aperitif on a panoramic terrace, package price

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We will start with an excellent aperitif on a beautiful terrace in the heart of Rome! We will have a small buffet to taste some delicacies before embarking on our sunset walk, admiring the Roman Forum. We will continue towards the Theater of Marcellus, a fascinating corner of ancient Rome close to the Jewish Ghetto, a lively district with the great Synagogue. We will pass through alleys up to Campo dei Fiori, another very popular place with clubs and breweries. We will continue to admire the Pantheon, the best preserved temple in Europe, and finally we will arrive at Piazza Navona, one of the largest in the city as a place for parties, games and evenings, a beautiful square where the majestic Pamphili palace and the famous fountain 4 rivers by Bernini.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$239.54
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