Piazzas of Eternal City: Small Group Sunset Tour

from €35.00 EUR
Duration: 3 Hours
 Organized by: MEA Tour
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Take pleasure in an enchanting strolling tour of Eternal City at sunset, and see the sunset over the “Eternal City’s” stunning squares.

Meet your tour guide in Piazza del Popolo, formerly used for prominent games and also public executions, and currently a lively area for shows. Discover the vision of its architect: Giuseppe Valadier.

Continue to Pincio Terrace to see the sundown over the roofs of Rome. Marvel at the broad sweep of the Spanish Steps and Barcaccia’s fountain to a half-sunken ship. Next off, most likely to the Trevi Fountain on Piazza di Trevi, and throw a coin in the pool according to tradition.

Discover the historic Pantheon on Piazza della Rotonda, constructed in 27 BC as a holy place to all the gods of Rome. Wander over to Piazza Navona, founded on the site of a Roman amphitheater. Experience “La Dolce Vita” of Rome around Bernini’s splendid 4 Rivers  fountain in its center.

Upright Campo de’ Fiori, dominated by the sculpture to the poet and philosopher, Giordano Bruno. Learn about his trial for heresy, and exactly how he was burned at the stake at the middle ages market in the 16th century.

Trevi Fountain

The most famous of Rome’s fountains is the work of Nicolo Salvi who started it in 1732, more than a century after the project was abandoned by Bernini, and was completed by Gianpaolo Pannini in 1762. Its name is thought to derive from the tre vie (three roads) which converge here, and it is the fountainhead of the Acqua Vergine aqueduct which has brought water to this site since 19 BC. Neptune, at the center, is flanked by Tritons, one struggling to control his horse, symbolizing stormy seas, while his conch-blowing companion represents the ocean in repose. In the niches on either side of Neptune are Health and Abundance and above are the Four Seasons. People throw coins over their shoulder into the fountain to ensure a speedy return to Rome.

Spanish Steps

A church, a flight of steps and a fountain form the most elegant and complex Roman urban site of the 18th century. The Church of Trinita dei Monti was started in 1502 and consecrated eighty years later at the wish of the French kings who dedicated it to a saint dear to them Saint Francis of Paola. Inside the church are many chapels belonging to noble Roman families. Notice the double ramp staircase and the twin belltowers. At the beginning of the 17th century. Pietro Bernini, father of the famous Gian Lorenzo, built for Fbpe Urban Vlll the unusual boat-shaped fountain. A century later the third marvel was built to connect these two works of art: the Staircase of the Trinita dei Monti, a wonderful Baroque creation. Built in 1723 by the architect Francesco De Santis, it consists of a succession of ramps each made up of twelve steps (total of a hundred and thirty eight steps).

Piazza del Popolo

There are two identical churches and an obelisk: this is the Piazza del Popolo, the apex of the so-called trident because from here originate three long and straight street: via del Babuino, where are many antique shops, which leads to Piazza di Spagna (flanked by via Margutta, a street famous for its painters): via di Ripetta and the veiy busy via del Corso (Stendhal defined it as “the most beautiful of the world”).

Through the Porta del Popolo with its triumphal arch opening into the Aurelian walls, you get the impression, as you enter the square, that you are on the threshold of the most scenographic entrance to Rome. The square 30 slowly took its present shape through the centuries. Pope Sixtus V in 1589 had the obelisk erected at the centre. A century later Pope Alexander VII commissioned Rainaldi to build the twin symmetrical churches of Santa Maria di Montesanto and Santa Maria dei Miracoli (of the Miracles). As the space on the left was narrower, Rainaldi built a circular dome (for Santa Maria dei Miracoli) and an oval dome for the other church. But they seem the same when you look at them from the square.

The Piazza del Pbpolo got its larger oval shape in the 19th century thanks to the gifted architect Giuseppe Valadier, creator of the splendid gardens of the Pincio (which are slightly higher compared to the square).

What's Included
  • Professional Licenced Tour Guide (German, English, French, Spanish).
What's not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off,
  • Tour inside the Pantheon,
  • Foods.
Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 2 days before tour starts.

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