Rome Night Tour with Piazza Navona

Take a twilight stroll like a local
From US$293 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
2 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Campo dei Fiori
  • Piazza Navona
  • Santa Maria della Pace
  • Chiesa Nuova
  • Ponte Sisto
Photos & Highlights
  • Get a feel for Rome in a relaxed evening setting
  • Led by a native or local
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Tour Description
This two-hour twilight tour of Rome is organized as an evening passeggiata, which is a traditional Italian stroll in the late hours of the day taken to appreciate the city and rub shoulders with fellow citizens. In this case, we're bringing along a local insider who will shape our stroll into an introductory Rome night tour. Not only will we discover the city at its most glorious time, but we'll receive a solid, broad introduction to life in Rome.

We’ll begin our walk in one of the most famous public spaces in Rome, Piazza Navona. Here we will discuss the political and historical background of the piazza, as well as its modern incarnation as a magnet for street performers and visitors in search of that perfect outdoor cafe seat (complete with the direct view of Bernini's fabulous fountain). This tour is as much about the life and spirit of Rome as it is about the history, and so we'll look closely at how Romans use the city and think about what it's like to be a local. Moving on, we'll continue to the side streets around Piazza Navona, which in recent years has morphed into a hip area crammed with wine bars, art galleries and funky designer boutiques.

Next we may explore the elegant streets of via Giulia and via Monserrato, filled with Renaissance palazzos, Baroque churches, and artisan workshops, or head to the area of the Campo de' Fiori—one of the busiest piazzas in Rome. If time allows, we’ll end our Rome night tour on the picturesque Ponte Sisto, which offers great views of the Tiber in both directions and a glimpse of Michelangelo's cupola of St. Peter's Basilica (the subject of our St. Peter's Basilica Tour and a gateway to another exciting Roman neighborhood, Trastevere). 

Note: This is an orientation level walk. We will spend a certain amount of time on this Rome night tour explaining the sites along the route, but we will also try to orient you to the city, and answer any of your questions. In short, it is an excellent walk to take at the beginning of your stay here. To dive deeper, we urge you to take a look at our full list of Rome Walking Tours, which include a wide range of walks, from our Vatican Tour to our Rome Wine Tour and Tasting.

FAQ

What is a private tour?
Our private tours are limited exclusively to travelers in your party. They are designed to provide a learning experience that is completely tailored to you and your traveling companions. Private tours give you more flexibility with scheduling (you decide when the walk best fits in your trip), the ability to tailor your itinerary (we'll work to match the itinerary to the interests and dynamics of your group), and more personalized time with your guide.

What is a small group tour?
Our small group tours cover many of the same itineraries as our private tours, but they place you with other travelers in groups of 6 or less. They operate on a pre-scheduled calendar, and are designed to provide an opportunity to engage with and learn from other travelers. Most of our small group tours require at least three (3) participants to run, although there is some variation from walk to walk. However, there is some variation from walk to walk. As you sign up for a tentative walk we display the minimum number required in order to confirm.

What is the dress code inside the churches in Rome?
All churches require modest dress.  Men should wear slacks, and women should wear slacks or skirts below the knee. Shoulders must also be covered. If you are intent on wearing spaghetti straps or a halter-top, bring a shawl and expect to keep it around you. Shorts above the knee are not allowed. 

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Of all our Context tours, in hindsight we would have likely skipped this one. Although the guide was very knowledgeable and provided interesting information about many of the sites, the sites themselves were not the best. We would recommend skipping the old prison and walk to the river and rather include Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.
It was so interesting and fun, and we had authentic pizza afterwards.
It was most enjoyable to spend a couple of hours with our guide Simona, wandering through the area around Piazza Navona. Her background in archaeology and the local history made the space, already fascinating to see, into a trip through time. We feel fortunate to have had the experience.