Group size

Max 25

Language

English

Duration

2 hrs

Start time

5:00 pm

Join us in a walking tour of Rome which will allow you to wander across many small, secret streets and squares of Rome’s city centre, and help you to discover part of its hidden and twisted past. You will learn of many untold stories and curiosities, some of them about a few well-known places and buildings.

 

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Discover centuries long mysteries of the Eternal City

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From mausoleum to fortress, Castel Sant'Angelo is hiding hundreds of years of mysteries

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Discover why Piazza Navona was a location in many iconic movies with its statues and fountains

Tour Overview

Beside the grandeur of the ancient Roman history and the Renaissance, there is much more to learn about Rome. You will wander across the city centre like a true Roman citizen and will sense something unusual, for noticing (even from the outside) that something is located behind a left ajar door, a badly enlightened window, inside the thick walls of a house, around the corner of a street, or permeating a statue. Something that is not belonging to our time anymore, but already pertains to the eternity of a city which is totally rife with stories and memories about vengeance, torment and power.

Be ready to discover the ghosts at the Sant’Angelo Bridge (Pons Aelius), the mysteries of Via dei Coronari, the apartions in Piazza Navona, the dark secrets of the Pantheon, and the legends hidden within the walls of buildings that you wouldn’t notice otherwise.

This tour will end at the exact point where Julius Caesar has fallen victim of a secret conspiracy.

Join us to explore the rich tapestry of Roman history and culture, and discover the stories that have been passed down through generations, embodying the spirit of Rome today.

Tour Itinerary

Castel Sant’Angelo

Formerly Hadrian’s Mausoleum, now a Fortress connected to the Vatican city, the Castel Sant’Angelo is a perfect scenario for many mysterious stories that are part of Roman history. Sant'Angelo Bridge that lays just in front of the entrance is, according to the myth, the home to Beatrice Cenci’s ghost. This is where we will start our exploration of history and mysteries of Rome, and we’ll try to find that thin difference from what really happened and what was part of the fictional narrations.

The Pantheon

The Pantheon is the burial home of many members of the Italian Royal family Savoy and to the great artist Raphael. Its location has also been studied in relation to astronomy and the sunrays that illuminate the entrances on just one particular day of the year.

Piazza Navona

Today the piazza lays over the Stadium of Domitianus and has been used as a location for many movies. With its fountains and statues it hides the mysterious story of a lady, Donna Olimpia, who used to live there and who, according to the legend, sometimes still makes her appearance in this place.

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Featured Highlight

The Elephant

Learn about the curious story of an elephant in the Vatican. Among all the frescoes, antique statues and magnificent paintings, you will discover why there is a bas relief of an elephant on a building very close to the Pantheon.