ROME NIGHT TOUR BY CAR

Duration
3hours
Inclusions
Tour Guide, Entrance Fees, Headsets
Language
English
Max Group Size
30 people
Transportation
Transportation from your hotel or lodging to the activity check in.
Yes
$
463
94
/ 2 People
Available:
Sep 30, 2020
Time:
7:00 PM
Through E
Response rate: 
94%
Response time:
several hours
Highlights
  • The Capitoline Hill
  • Views over the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Circus Maximus
  • The Spanish Steps
  • Piazza Navona
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Spectacular views over Rome from the Pincio
  • St. Peter's square
  • Trastevere
Preview Description
Travel through Rome at night and discover sights that inspired famous films such as La Dolce Vita & The Great Beauty.
 
Description
Discover the magical history of Eternal City as we travel through the Roman night

 A Rome private tour by car to cover the city from top to bottom, to follow the river, to travel along the ancient walls, and to drive through Rome's beautiful hills. Along the way we will begin to understand the innumerable expansions and contractions that the city has undergone from its birth over 2,700 years ago to the present day.

We have developed this private Rome tour to help you avoid a trap that so many visitors get caught in: being limited by time constraints to exploring only a small portion of the city which, however rich, is just a small sampling of all that Rome has to offer. Here, on the other hand, you will be given a view of the city's development over the centuries, and learn how it has changed and evolved with the passage of time. It is a view that, though as through a glass darkly, brings to light the whole of the city's past.

Discover Rome beneath the stars, bewitched by the moon. Mysterious and magical, Rome under the moon exchanges honking horns and cosmopolitan chaos for lamp-lit streets that cradle dreamers and lovers who breathe in the scented air of romance, lost in endless enchantment. The night alters the face of the city, shrouding everything in a veil of mystery.

As we drive through the city, imagine yourself on horseback, being guided by an architect friend through the various parts of the city: from its origins through the years of the Republic until the time of Christ; on into Imperial Rome, rich and sumptuous; across the dark times of the fall of the Empire. From there, on to the great early Christian basilicas, the Byzantine Empire, the revival of the Renaissance, the majesty of the Baroque, and into the city's redevelopment in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Throughout our private Rome tour by car, we'll be telling you about the people who inhabited the city: the wealthiest neighbourhoods; the changes in population; what they did for a living; their relationships with the river, the hills and the monumental ruins of the ancient city; we will learn how the cultural and political center of the city was moved and redesigned several times, especially as part of the journey from paganism to Christianity.

Starting at the Capitoline Hill, ancient and sacred heart of the pagan city, we will explore the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus, the Aventine Hill, the Boarian Forum, the Olitorian Forum, The Spanish Steps and the Pincio Hill with spectacular views over the rooftops of downtown Rome, Piazza del Popolo, Augustus' Mausoleum, Castel' Sant'Angelo, The Bridge of Angels, St. Peter's Basilica, Trastevere, the Janicolum Hill with the entire city glittering at your feet, the Ponte Sisto, The Tiber Island, the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius, the Baths of Caracalla, the ancient Appian Way, the Basilica of Saint John in Lateran, Piazza Vittorio, Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Navona and the Quirinal Hill, before finally returning to Piazza Venezia.

Grand vistas and ancient enchantments lead you down the road of discovery, bringing you to a new knowledge and understanding of the this wonderful city as it lives and has lived down the ages. Join us on this fascinating Rome private tour to discover it.
 
Places Visited
  • Piazza Navona is one of the most beautiful baroque sites in Rome. It was built at the exact place where the Domiziano Stadium was situated.
Piazza Navona Piazza Navona is one of the most beautiful baroque sites in Rome. It was built at the exact place where the Domiziano Stadium was situated. This magnificent square has ... moremore than three magnificent fountains. The Piazza Navona is located in the historic center of Rome, west to the Pantheon. The square is one of the liveliest and most visited squares of Rome, with many outdoor cafes, restaurants and nightclubs in the surrounding areas.

There are several structures that can be found at Piazza Navona namely:

Domitian’s Stadium: this is the stadium that occupied this site before Piazza Navona was built. The stadium was built by Emperor Domitian in 86 AD and although you cannot see it today the Piazza Navona took its oval shape from this structure.

Fountain of the Four Rivers: Its fountains are among the major attractions of Piazza Navona. The central fountain, called Fontana dei Quattro Fium (Fountain of the Four Rivers), is the largest and most attractive. The fountain features four figures, each representing a river from a different continent – rivers Rio de la Plata, Ganges, Nile and Danube. The statues are at the base of a rock supporting an obelisk, originally located at the Massenzio Circus, near the Appian Way.

The Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone: the church was commissioned in 1652 by Pope Innocent X. The facade of the church was designed by Borromini and it was completed in 1670.

Neptune Fountain and Moor Fountain: these are two other outstanding fountains in the Piazza Navona. The first is the Fontana del Nettuno (Neptune Fountain) on the northern side of the piazza and Fontana del Moro (Moor Fountain) on the southern side. The Neptune Fountain was built in 1576 by Giacomo della Porta. During the 19th century, the statues of Neptune surrounded by sea nymphs were added. The Moor Fountain was also built by Giacomo della Porta; and it has a central statue of a Moor holding a dolphin designed by Bernini which was added in the 17thcentury. The Fontana del Moro was vandalized on the 3rd of September 2011. The man who damaged the fountain was captured on the security cameras.

The Piazza Navona has hosted several events and festivals. Between 1650 and late 19th century, The Piazza Navona could be flooded during the summer season and was used for aquatic games and staged marine battles. Piazza Navona is a cool place to hang around and this is true for Rome's local residents as well as tourists. It also features beautiful sculptural and architectural creations. There are many artists who gather in the square to paint and there are also several entertainers and vendors who sell souvenirs. The nightlife at the Piazza Navona is also lively as there are many nightclubs in the surrounding areas of the square. In Christmas the Piazza hosts a charming Christmas market. The Piazza Navona is a square full of life and worth a visit. There are lots of people, artists sharing their talents and lots of places to enjoy meals and have fun.
Type:
Attraction, Historic
  • Piazza Venezia Piazza Venezia is a square located in the heart of Rome, Italy, at the end of the Via del Corso. The square is surrounded by magnificent sites such as the Pantheon, the Roman Forum
Piazza Venezia Piazza Venezia is a square located in the heart of Rome, Italy, at the end of the Via del Corso. The square is surrounded by magnificent sites such as the Pantheon, ... morethe Roman Forum, Trajan’s Forum, the Capitoline Hill, Palazzetto Venezia, the outstanding monument of Victor Emanuel II, Palazzo Bonaparte (home of Napoleon’s mother), Palazzo delle Aste, and San marco Church among others.The square is normally characterized by the heavy traffic as it forms an intersection of various road sections and therefore you may not find a quiet place to stand in at the square itself but its surrounding areas are full of incredible sites.

One of the outstanding landmarks at the Piazza Venezia is the II Vittoriano. The monument was dedicated to King Victor Emmanuel II, who was the first king of Italy. This monument was built in the 20th century and it completely changed the appearance of the square. During the construction of the II Vittoriano, many structures were demolished and others moved to other sites, among them was the Palazzetto Venezia.

Another structure near the Piazza Venezia is the Palazzo Venezia. This is the building that gave Piazza Venezia its name. It was built between 1455 and 1464 by cardinal Pietro Barbo who later became Pope Paul II. Piazza Venezia is among the most magnificent structures in Rome. This building was first used as a papal residence until when it was handed over to Venice by Pope Pius IV to be used as the Venetian embassy. The Italian government acquired Palazzo Venezia in 1916. It was from this building’s balcony that Benito Mussolini used to address people. Currently, Palazzo Venezia houses Museo del Palazzo Venezia museum which has a collection of historic decorative art including ceramics, sculptures, paintings and tapestries.

Adjacent to Piazza Venezia you can find the Palazzo Generali which was built between 1906 and 1911. This building replaced two palazzos which were demolished in 1900 to give space for the expansion of Piazza Venezia square.

Another incredible structure near Piazza Venezia is Palazzo Bonaparte. The palace was named after Letizia Bonaparte (the mother of Emperor Napoleon I).

During the excavations of the Rome C Metro Line in 2009, ancient remains which were said to be to be the relics of Emperor Hadrian were excavated from the middle of this square.

The whole area of Piazza Venezia is amazing. The place is full of spectacular buildings that can be seen from the square. You can climb the many steps at the Piazza Venezia square and have an overview of the neighborhood. The square is very beautiful and always full of people from all walks of life. When you climb to the top of the stairs, you can see the view of the whole of Rome. You will have an amazing view of beautiful buildings, sites and parks. Transportation to and from the square is very efficient as there are many buses leaving from the square to other parts of Rome.
Type:
Attraction, Historic
The entire Vatican State is acknowledged as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1984. The main tourist attractions in the Vatican are: St. Peter's basilica, St. Peter's Square, The ... moreVatican Museums and the Vatican gardens. The entrance to the Basilica and Square are free of charge. Please note that visitors are asked to dress appropriately when entering the church.

There are five entrances to Vatican City; Many Visitors start their Vatican tour at St Peter's square. The best way to get to the Vatican from Rome's historical center is through Ponte St. Angelo. The entrance to the Vatican Museums is on Viale Vaticano.

According to Catholic tradition, St. Peter was martyred in Rome in the first century AD. In The Statue depicting St. Peter him in St Peter's square you can notice that he is holding a set of keys- the keys to the kingdom of heaven. The keys to the kingdom of heaven have become the emblem of the Holy See (the Vatican). In the Roman Catholic Church it is believed that salvation and heaven are only possible through the one true Church- the Roman Catholic Church. With a billion members all over the world, the Catholic Church is the largest Christian denomination.
Type:
Attraction, Cultural, Historic
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2 people
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Cancellation Policy
Custom policy
  • Cancellations made 30 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 8 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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