Visiting what is known as the Eternal City, during the daytime is already a magical experience, but viewing Rome by Night is enchanting, to say the least. Vibrant street life, mixed with haunting ruins and artistic expression in every corner, provides the perfect setting to gain a new perspective on the city. In a group of no more than 20 people, your experienced English speaking guide will take you on a night tour of Rome.
Let your guide reveal many hidden secrets as you tour through the ancient city illuminated at night. On your 2-hour guided walking tour, underground and at the street level, you’ll have ample time to enjoy the sites. The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and Piazza di Colosseo have highlighted stops along the way. Your tour’s route leads you to a number of surprises, beginning with your underground exploration of the catacombs below Piazza Navona. [readmore]
The subterranean passageways leading to the burial grounds are closed to the general public however, a guided tour allows the opportunity to explore them. Allow your guide to share with you intriguing stories, historical insights and fascinating facts as you weave your way under Piazza Navona. Coming up from the dark and damp underbelly of the city, there’s plenty to explore on the surface too. Revel in the beauty of Rome's attractions, from its famous fountains to the architectural wonders of the Colosseum.Read more
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Your Night Tour of Rome + Piazza Navona Tour takes you through the center of the city to visit some of the most well-known and must-see attractions. During the day, Rome is bombarded with tourists. Therefore, a single attraction is typically surrounded by thousands of people at any given time. Visiting the old city by night allows you to experience the heart of Rome in a far more relaxed way. Best of all, having a guide by your side helps you better appreciate the sights around. Obviously, having the background information around the sites you’re visiting enriches your experience 10 fold.
The night time in Rome offers up the perfect combination of a lively yet relaxed atmosphere. Soak in the cultural essence of the city whilst passing through its vibrant streets. Observe the traditional Italian way to spend the evening and admire the way the locals enjoy the hour of aperitivo.
The highlight of this Rome by night tour is without a doubt the visit to the underground catacombs under Piazza Navona. Observe the remains of those buried within, many of which were children. Pay attention to the inscriptions visible on the walls; these give us an indication of the people who once occupied the area.
The ancient city of Rome was home to one of the most advanced civilizations of all time. You can now see the visible achievements all across the city. There are a number of beautifully designed mosaics, famous monuments, inspiring architecture, and dazzling piazzas. Piazza Navona is one of the most famous squares in all of Rome. Known for its unconventional oval shape. The Piazza Navona is now home to the site of the Stadium of Domitian. Interestingly enough, the arena once held over 20,000 spectator seats.
The deepest of Rome’s history is buried underground a labyrinth of passageways. The Pagan tradition of burning the bodies of the dead was widely celebrated. Even though, this practice was blasphemy for those of the Christian faith. Unfortunately, the problem with above ground burials was they were costly and took up too much space. As a result, Christians decided to wrap their dead in cloths and bury them in mass graves deep underground. These mass graves, now known as catacombs exist throughout Rome. Currently, there are around 60 catacombs throughout the city, only 5 of which are open to the public.