Introduction To Rome Tour: Strolling Rome’s Heart

Introduction To Rome Tour: Strolling Rome’s Heart

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Is this your first time in the Eternal City? Then our fantastic introduction to Rome tour is the perfect starting point as your guide takes you from ancient Rome all the way up to modern life in the city as you visit some iconic sites in-between.

Sites Visited On Your Rome Orientation Tour

  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona
  • Extend your introduction with optional extra sites

Introduction To Rome Tour Details

This 2.5 hour hour tour mixes ancient history with modern life, from the famous Trevi Fountain, immediately recognisable from La Dolce Vita to the stunning Spanish Steps in the very heart of the city.

Included in the tour is a guided visit to one of Rome’s greatest monuments, The Pantheon, as well as Piazza Navona and many hidden sites in between. Let your expert guide introduce you to the splendours of one of the most magnificent cities in the world.

Designed to be your first experience of the Eternal City, this guided walking tour will take you on a leisurely stroll through the monument-studded heart of Rome.

As you explore the city’s historic streets and piazzas, your expert private guide will take you on a political, historical and artistic journey, giving you not only the back story of these sights but also the anecdotes, traditions, and local legends that make them so enduringly fascinating.

Introduction To Rome Itinerary

Beginning at the world-famous Spanish Steps, this Rome walking tour will take you through the city’s winding streets to key locations such as the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona.

By the end of this tour, you will have an orientation on the history of Rome which will allow you to get the most out of the rest of your tours in Rome.

Looking For More Than An Introduction? 

Optional Add-Ons:

This is the perfect cheese and wine upgrade to your tour! Don’t let your introduction to Rome stop with just history; add some food tastings to really get your experience of Rome off to a great start.

On this upgrade, not only will you visit two locally-run stores: one cheese & the other salumi but you will be greeted by the owners who will walk us through the process of how to create Italian cheeses & salumi (cold cuts) & the traditions & the passion behind the production.

You will taste various types of cheeses & salumi accompanied by a nice glass or two of wine.

This add-on extends the tour by 1 hour.

With the Food Tasting and Pizza Making add-on you get wine, cheese, and salumi introduction in the heart of Rome – as described above, as well as a pizza-making experience!

After this, we will head to a local restaurant where we will be able to join the master pizza chef (a true profession in Italy requiring years of apprenticeship) to create our own pizzas.

You will learn about the techniques of making pizza before placing your hand-made into the wood-fired oven & savoring your own creation. Your pizza will be accompanied by appetizers, water, a glass of wine/beer & coffee.

After your meal, you will finish your experience by tasting some of the best gelatos Rome has to offer!  This upgrade is extremely popular with families & young children.

This add-on extends the tour by 2 hours.

As pizza dough needs to rise for at least 48 hours, you will not be making the dough but the pizza.

The Castel Sant’Angelo add-on is particularly popular with families and children! Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Rome’s very own castle, Castel Sant’Angelo as part of your introduction to Rome. Steeped in history, Castel Sant’Angelo was originally the mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian built in the 2nd century AD & has been used throughout the centuries as the site of the Vatican treasury, a papal fortress, a papal residence, a prison, a military museum, and much more.

Enjoy one of the best views 360-degree view of Rome from its peak & even stop for refreshments overlooking some of the most picturesque buildings in Rome. In this upgrade, we explore the beautiful rooms, climb the narrow staircases, walk around the fortress walls, and generally feel like we’ve stepped back in history.

There are many steep inclines & stairs in Castel Sant’Angelo so this upgrade is not suitable for those with walking challenges.

This add on extends the tour by 1.5 hours

What Makes This The Best Introduction To Rome Tour?

Strolling around the centre of Rome is always a magnificent way to spend an afternoon, however, our officially licensed guides really know how to bring the history of the city to life for you and reveal the secrets of the magnificent sites you will encounter.

The introduction to Rome tour has been designed to be a ‘foundation‘ tour.  It will provide a broad introduction to the city and it’s history that will provide the essential knowledge you need to make the most out of your time in the city or on subsequent of particular locations like the Colosseum or the Vatican.

We only offer private tours so that we can provide the best possible experience for our clients. Whatever questions you may have or specific areas of interest you want to explore, you can rest assured that your guide will be there to fill you in on all the details.

Please note that churches included in our tour are operational churches. There are occasions in which churches close unexpectedly without prior notice. The Pantheon is closed on Sunday from 10.30 am-12 pm and Sunday afternoons from 5pm so this be viewed and explained from the outside only.

This tour runs rain, hail, and shine.

This tour doesn’t run on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Where Does This Guided Walking Tour of Rome Start?

Our Introduction To Rome Tour meeting point is at the bottom of the Spanish Steps in front of La Barcaccia Fountain (Piazza di Spagna). Once you confirm your tour, your guide will be in touch to provide any further directions as well as offer additional transport and transfers if required.

Introduction To Rome Starting Point

The bottom of the Spanish Steps

Meet Your Private Guide For This Tour

Amy will be your licensed guide in Rome. A history buff and local Roman citizen, Amy is the perfect guide to lead the way!

“The best way to start your tour in Rome – I’ll give you the grounding for the history so you can make the most of the rest of your trip.”

Any questions about this Rome tour? Contact Amy below, she’s always happy to help.


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