From the Colosseum to the Trevi Fountain to Piazza di Spagna, Rome is an open-air treasure. If you are tired of the usual tourist visits or want to discover hidden sides of the Eternal City, here are our suggestions
Piazza di Spagna, Trinità dei Monti, Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and so on: Rome it is an open-air treasure to be discovered walking with curious eyes and a swollen heart. The Eternal City has a lot to offer tourists, who come from all over the world every month of the year to explore our history of art, culture and food. Eating a cheese and pepper on the terrace, admiring the Great Roman Beauty rather than slipping into iconic neighborhoods like Trastevere, the Capital offers 360-degree experiences to be seized. In order to propose alternatives to those who want to get to know a less touristy Rome or find aspects of the city that are still little known, we have researched for you 10 original tours to surprise you!
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In the era of social media, the smartphone often replaces the camera even on the road to document every newly known place or food tasted. There is certainly the desire to make a beautiful portrait, having beautiful corners of our capital as a backdrop: from the endless steps of Piazza di Spagna to the suggestive Trevi Fountain. Being able to bring home an ideally perfect image, perhaps without anyone around, is a difficult undertaking if not impossible. But don't be discouraged, just book the special private tour in English with Rome ExperienceInsta-Boyfriend Rome Photography Tour". As Chiara Ferragni was photographed by her boyfriend Riccardo Pozzoli, a personal professional photographer will be dedicated exclusively to you. Moving by car, you will go together in special locations like the Campidoglio or Trinità dei Monti for about three hours and you will take home 20 perfect shots.
Have you ever thought you could meet Claretta Petacci, walk with i Borgia and shake hands with Michelangelo? In Rome it is possible. Through the dramatized guided tours, the story goes on stage breaking down the barriers between stage and armchair transforming streets and monuments in the most exciting scenography ever. Adriano's Travels organizes these fantastic footprint experiences a decade by offering a tight calendar of unique experiences each year. You can choose to learn more about the Marquis del Grillo, get passionate about the family history of I Borgia or follow Michelangelo in the creation of his most famous works as in a journey through time. Hurry to book your time travel, the program closes at the end of September and the dates are in great demand!
Wine & Archeology
History and wine lovers find their perfect size in Rome. There is an organization in the city dedicated to these two passions that allows you to really enjoy the taste of Italian life. THE'Archaeological Aperitif part with a nightly guided tour of the most beautiful sites and monuments of the capital, then just on location you can enjoy recipes of the same age as the site visited. The visit to the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, the largest temple of the Roman Forums, allows you to discover which were the favorite foods of the emperors, going to taste the wine with cedar, for example. The originality lies in the proposed recipes, which have been reconstructed in experimental archeology and delightfully made by local chefs.
Rediscover the origins
If your great-grandparents have emigrated to the United States and would like to learn more about your roots or you grew up in the North with grandparents' stories of southern peasant life, this tour is for you. Giving the main place of the past with all the details in your possession to the agency Rome Experience, the quality investigators specialists will trace the story for you. Like a reunion, experience Tailor-made its aim is to find the origins between food, folklore and affection.
And if instead of following a classic tourist itinerary, we immersed ourselves in the city discovering "Treasures and Secrets of Rome" with a game? There Fragrance Tour proposes a different way to go in search of the wonders of Rome and reveal its secrets and its hidden corners. Through the solution of puzzles and quizzes you will discover famous monuments, enchanting and suggestive places, sometimes impossible to find on tourist guides, statues and fountains, plaques and engravings, of which you will learn history and legends: to solve the puzzles you will have to use, from time to time, culture , fantasy and intuition or, in case you get lost, you can always ask for help from the Romans!
Like Audrey Hepburn
Self Roman holidays it's your favorite movie, this special tour of Rome is for you. Like Princess Ann clinging to American journalist Joe Bradley played by Gregory Peck, you can visit the city on a Vespa. The agency Rome For You organizes the Vespa Tour: aboard fascinating and original vintage Vespas driven by an experienced Tour Leader who with a second Vespa will lead you to the discovery of the City beyond those that are traditionally offered to tourists and therefore offering you the opportunity to penetrate the city deep inside, right into his heart to get to know the most spectacular and sumptuous monuments and at the same time experience the human and popular aspect of the Eternal City.
The evening walk "Specters and restless souls in the streets of Rome"Will take you through history, legend and fantasy in a journey among the ghosts that populate the Eternal City. Occult presences, many of them feminine, with a tormented life, that at night still love to visit the places that saw them protagonists alive, making them even more suggestive and fascinating. From Piazza San Pietro, an unusual and curious itinerary follows in the footsteps of Roman ghosts, from the ghost of Julius Caesar and the column of spirits to the supernatural events of the Pantheon.
Second World War
History buffs will be happy to be able to retrace a strong experience like the guided tour at Savoy Bunker, Built between 1942 and 1943 for the Savoy family, who lived in the Palazzina Reale, today the seat of the embassy of Egypt. After a short walk in the park to learn about the history of the villa and of the Savoy family, we reach the bunker that can be visited both from outside and from inside, where the original materials recovered and the rooms set up are visible. The visit ends with the screening of a short documentary by Fabio Toncelli which collects original photographs and films on the history of the royal family and the war years. It is interesting to know that the bunker remained in a state of neglect for about 70 years, then reopened to the public in 2016 after a work of recovery promoted by the Capitolina Superintendency for Cultural Heritage of the Municipality of Rome and carried out byRoma Underground Association. It will remain open to the public until 2021.
Street Art in Rome
Rome is now to be considered as one of the most interesting European capitals of the street art. The works created by important artists constitute a real open-air museum of great visual impact. Only in our capital is it possible to enjoy the mix of works urban between districts of social housing, industrial archeology complexes and remains of ancient Rome. By bike or on foot, the Street Art Tour leads you to peer at the facades of industrial buildings and residential buildings in different neighborhoods such as Tor Marancia, Quadraro, Torpignattara, Ostiense with wide eyes.
Rome for free
Defined by New York Times as a place not to be missed in Rome, le Diocletian Baths, the largest public baths of ancient Rome, are now fully accessible in all their glory thanks to the first Sunday of the month with free admission. Take advantage!