Baroque Rome Small Group Day Tour
You'll fall in love with 17th-century Baroque Rome on this small group tour. Choose a morning or afternoon tour - or book them both, with lunch included, for a comprehensive introduction. Even better, you'll travel in a personalized small group with maximum 15 people! Morning Tour (3 hours) Your morning tour enters the world of Baroque Rome on Isola Tiberina, a little island located on the River Tiber. Shaped like a ship's bow, the island was the original landing place for what is today Rome's city center. You'll enter the Church of San Bartolomeo and discover the legend of the Esculapius ship. Next, you'll take a walking tour of the Jewish Ghetto with a stop at Piazza Mattei to admire Bernini's magnificent Turtle Fountain before heading to Rome's oldest fruit and vegetable market, Campo de' Fiori. The morning tour concludes at Piazza Farnese, or you can choose to add the afternoon tour and lunch at a restaurant in the town center (optional). Afternoon Tour (3 hours) Your afternoon small group tour begins at 2:30pm at Piazza Navona, the "living room" of Baroque Rome. Over the years it was also the Court of the Pamphilj family and the setting for sculptural wonders by the 17th-century artists Bernini and Borromini. In the church of San Luigi dei Francesi, you'll observe well-known works by Caravaggio before making your way to the Pantheon. Marvel at the frescoed vault at the Church of Sant'Ignazio di Loyola before strolling to Piazza Colonna. Here, look for the column of Marcus Aurelius which some Romans call Antonine, before lingering at the famous Trevi Fountain. The afternoon tour concludes at Quirinal Hill, residence of the President of the Republic.