Rome Highlights Sightseeing Tour

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Explore the Eternal City’s most iconic monuments, squares, fountains, and movie locations on an afternoon walking tour that evokes the spirit of Fellini’s ultra glamourous masterpiece. Taste typical Italian espresso at a local coffee roasters, learn about local Roman wine and cheese, and taste the best gelato in town as you get the inside scoop on the many historic and gastronomic highlights of Italy’s enchanting capital city.

Best of Rome Sightseeing Tour Highlights

  • See some of Rome’s most famous sights with a local guide by your side
  • Take in views of the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Navona Square, and see plenty of hidden gems too
  • Taste local flavors including wine, gelato, and espresso
  • Wander through countless Roman squares to admire architecture and daily local life
  • Learn about some of the classic movies that have been filmed in Rome including Fellini’s La Dolce Vita and Audrey Hepburn’s timeless romance, Roman Holiday

Language: English

Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, tastings of espresso, gelato, cheese and local charcuterie, and one glass of wine

Exclusions: Items of a personal nature such as drinks and food, and tips or gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Meeting point: In piazza Campo’ de Fiori 23 in front of LA CARBONARA restaurant. Please note: Starting Jan 1 the new meeting point will be at the Obelisck in Piazza del Popolo. Piazza del Popolo 21, 00187 Roma.
  • Starting time: 3.00 PM
  • Ending point: Piazza di Spagna (Spanish steps). Please note: Starting Jan 1 the tour will finish at 6pm.
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  • Your dolce vita adventure begins where the famous film was written by Italy’s greatest film director, Federico Fellini. Enjoy a stroll down the Via Margutta, a street famous for inspiring painters, sculptors, artisans, poets, and musicians and learn about the artists that have lived here through the centuries.

    Ready for an injection of movie glamour? We pass by the home of Fellini, where he lived with his actress wife Giulietta Masina, and as we do we talk a little about his life and career. Staying with the Hollywood theme, we then check out the house that stood in as Gregory Peck’s home in the iconic Audrey Hepburn movie, Roman Holiday. Fun fact: this is the first Hollywood film to be entirely filmed on location in Rome. Nearby, we stumble across the apartment where Pablo Picasso lived, over 100 years ago.

    An espresso stop at a local cafe that was once the private art studio of Antonio Canova, a well-known and respected sculpture artist of the 19th century, is up next on our walking tour of Rome. Admire the elaborate marble sculpture as you enjoy a true Roman espresso (your guide teaches you how to order it, the Roman way) and listen to your guide talk about Italian coffee culture and the many local roasters that have sprung up around the city centre.

    Our next stop is the Monumental Staircase. A total of 135 steps lead to the Trinita del Monti church that overlooks the Spanish Steps and the Barcaccia Fountain by Bernini. As we wind our way through the atmospheric Roman streets, heading towards the Trevi fountain, we stumble across one of our favourite wine bars, where we stop to taste local wine from the foothills of Rome, accompanied by local salumi, cheese (including Pecorino Romano), and delicious focaccia bread – the perfect way to keep you energized for the rest of your Rome sightseeing tour!

    It couldn’t be a ‘dolce vita’ themed tour without a visit to the world-famous Trevi Fountain, which has become the stuff of legend since Anita Ekberg’s midnight frolic caused an international sensation in the 1960 movie that’s given our tour its title.

    Next up, we pass through a shopping gallery dedicated to Roman legend and comedy actor Alberto Sordi only to arrive at the Pantheon, one of the world’s greatest and best preserved Roman temples. In the 7th century AD it was transformed into a church and remains one of the most astonishing sights in Rome; guaranteed to take your breath away. Don’t forget to admire the beautiful fountain outside too, crafted by Giacomo della Porta.

    Your taste of the Roman good life ends at the Piazza Navona, site of the spectacular Four Rivers fountain by Bernini. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your expert local guide for more tips on what else to see, do, and eat during your stay in ravishing Rome.

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, tastings of espresso, gelato, cheese and local charcuterie, and one glass of wine

    Exclusions: Items of a personal nature such as drinks and food, and tips or gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: As there is a possibility that we will enter churches during this tour, please ensure that your knees and shoulders are covered (you don’t need to overdress, particularly when it is very hot! A scarf to cover up your shoulders and a skirt covering up to your knees are absolutely fine.) Comfortable shoes are recommended as this is a walking tour.

    Your Trip: This Rome tour is offered on a “join-in” basis. Maximum group size is 12.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +39 338 884 7405
    Email address: [email protected]

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  • Mrs. Catherine T. from United Kingdom travelled on 27 Sep 2018:

    Angelica was lovely very warm and friendly .We were so lucky to be the only two on the tour .Will defiantly use Urban Adventures again.

    Ms. CHRISTINA M. from USA travelled on 17 Apr 2018:

    our guide was great, I really wish I could remember her name but she was awesome and because we were the only ones on the tour it wound up being like a personal tour.

    Mrs. Lisa C. from Australia travelled on 09 Oct 2013:

    Thank you for a brilliant tour. I was so excited to see Margarita again. I did this tour with her two years ago with my sisters and booked it again this time with my husband. I did not know we would have Margarita as our guide again, but was so please we did. Her enthusiasm, knowledge and love for her city is contagious. We both look forward to returning to Rome and would love to see Margarita again. We saw many places we had previously only read about and learnt so much of the history of this amazing city. Thank you. Thank you.

    Ms. Moa H. from New Zealand travelled on 02 Sep 2013:

    Our guide Allessio was excellent. The tour was personalised. He was soo knowledgeable and passionate about his City…We were really impressed by him. Allessio also went out of his way to show us the best place to dine etc. We also saw Allesio with another guide group the next day and he came over and said hello to us!

    Mr. Eric C. from Canada travelled on 02 Sep 2013:

    Our guide was very informative, helpful and friendly.