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Rome, an open-air museum, a city in whose historic center, wherever you look, you are fascinated by the beauty of some monument, a square or a work of art. A Tour in the center of Rome to discover the most beautiful things to see, those absolutely not to be missed can foresee these places.
Starting from the heart of Rome, Campo de ‘Fiori, let’s enrich ourselves by the roman world to understand the essence of the city at 360 degrees.
Campo de ‘Fiori is a historic place in Rome, a place where citizens have the opportunity to meet both for daytime and nightime entertainment: a very famous open-air market all over Italy in the morning and a meeting place for evening entertainment, a beer, a chat or a candlelit dinner.
Here Giordano Bruno, a philosopher, writer and Italian monk was killed at the stake, and his statue dominates the center of the Piazza.
Rome, thanks to these isolated places full of magic, seems to be a city that came to be created by the union of many small villages and this place is the proof: leaving behind the liveliness of Campo de ‘Fiori we meet the grandeur of the Eternal City continuing to Corso Vittorio Emanuele II up to Piazza Navona.
Great street, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II was built in 1885 with the purpose of connecting the Vatican with the city and is today one of the most beautiful streets to walk, along the way there are many cathedrals that flow between the typical buildings of the center in all their elegance.
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II connects a heart to another heart: from Campo dé Fioriwe arrive at Piazza Navona, another jewel of the city.
Built on the ruins of the stadium of Emperor Domitian, where athletic competitions were held, Piazza Navona is one of the most beautiful squares in Rome: entering it means breathing art, warmth and beauty.
The center of the square is the Fountain of the Four Rivers commissioned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1650 on the occasion of the Jubilee: the men who compose the fountain represents the Ganges with an oar in his hands, symbol of Asia, the Danube seated near a horse, symbol of Europe, the Rio of the Plata of the Americas with the raised arm and the Nile of Africa with the veiled head. The conception of Bernini proposed a spectacular metaphor of divine grace that spills over the four continents, a theme that could not but fascinate the Pope.
The central statue of the fountain is turned towards the church of Sant’Agnesewith the arm raised in front of the eyes, a sign of contempt: famous was the competitiveness between Bernini and Borromini, sculptor of the latter.
From here Rome is a succession of discoveries, of enormous streets that are channeled into villages full of resources of incomparable value such as Piazza della Rotonda and the Pantheon: impossible not to dream of daydreaming!
Gian Lorenzo Bernini has had a huge importance in the history of Roman art: in Piazza di Spagna we find another masterpiece born from his ideation, the Barcaccia that in the majesty of Baroque art lies at the foot of the Spanish Steps, dominated from the Church of Trinità dei Monti.
Rome is full of squares, art and history and there are places where Roman art meets with Egyptian art, as in the case of the Obelisk in Piazza del Popolo that crosses in the background with two twin churches of the second half of the ‘600.
The highest expression of the intensity that this city can transmit to those who visit it for the first time reaches the top in Piazza San Pietro, where the Basilica, one of the most beautiful in the world, surrounded by Bernini’s colonnade, steals the breath to whoever observes it.
It would be absurd to visit so many places so rich and spectacular without the opportunity to taste the beauty: there will be a scheduled break in fact to enjoy a typical “Italian Espresso“.
MEETING POINT: at your hotel - centrally located
START TIME: 09.30 am
OPERATING DAYS: Every day
WHAT YOU WILL SEE:
- Campo dé Fiori
- Navona square
- Church of Sant'Agnese
- Piazza di Spagna
- Spanish Steps
- Church of Trinità dei Monti
- St. Peter's square
- St. Peter's Basilica (outside)
Please ensure your arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time
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