This tour is a great way to see Rome. Our guide Simone was terrific. He was very knowledgeable and made this tour really enjoyable.
The tour starts in Campo de’ Fiori, where (according to the time of the day) you can walk between stands selling fruit, vegetables, flowers, pasta and coffe.
In the evening this is also a perfect location for a relaxing drink sitted at a table in the square.
Then you move to Palazzo Farnese, one of the most impressive noble buildings of Rome. Today seat of the French Embassy to Italy, it has been partly designed by Michelangelo during the Renaissance.
Few people know that Michelangelo came to Rome the first time “invited” by a very rich Cardinal and he lived in his palace. You can enter Palazzo della Cancelleria and have a unique experience in Rome (most of the noble buildings today are closed to the visitors!).
The guide will lead you to Piazza Navona, the most beautiful, charmy and romantic square of Rome, where you can fall in love with Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers or enjoy the “true Roman” atmosphere surrounded by street artists and musicians.
You will walk in front of Palazzo Madama (today seat of the Italian Senate) and reach the most mysterious and impressive building of the city center: the Pantheon. Built about 1900 years ago as a pagan temple (and then turned into a Christian church) the Pantheon shocks the visitors with its imposing granite columns, his unique self-standing concrete dome (the only one still preserved from the ancient world) and its oculus for the sun-light to embrace you. Raphael’s tomb is there and you can still admire his sarcophagus after 500 years.
A short walk will take you to St.Ignazius Church (with its unbelievable painted perspective on the ceiling), to Via del Corso (the main street of Rome) and finally to the most famous and gorgeous fountain of the world: Trevi Fountain. Here the guide will give you free time to take some amazing picture and throw the famous “coins in the fountain”.Another short walk will finally take you to the “fashion district”, where the Spanish Steps will impress you with the most crazy life of Rome. Here is where the tour ends and where you can do the most crazy shopping of your life on the famous Via dei Condotti… or run away if you don’t want to spend all your money for a leather bag!!
My husband and I were on our first morning of our first visit to Rome and we were so fortunate to have booked the Best of Rome tour with Simone! He is a wealth of information about Rome, was very patient with our questions, and...More
Our tour of the Best of Rome with Simone Lanna was the very best excursion of our 11 days in Italy. Simone gave us insight into some very lesser known places that most people will never know, in addition to the Pantheon, Trevi etc. He...More
Simone was a great guide and very knowledgeable about Rome and the history of it. He was able to go into great detail and insight into the happening of Rome. He was very polite, passionate and took time to answer our questions and let us...More
Simone Lanna is amazing!! He is extremely knowledgable and passionate about Rome's history! He has the talent to convey that information to us in an easy and understandable way! Simone speaks great English, is patient, and willing to take the time to answer any questions!!...More