Lonely Planet Experiences: Rome Highlights

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  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Rome, Italy
  • Ends Rome , Italy
  • See some of Rome’s most famous sights with a local guide by your side 
  • Take in views of the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, 
  • Navona Square and see plenty of hidden gems too
  • Taste local flavors including wine, gelato and espresso
The Lonely Planet Experiences: Rome Highlights tour starts and ends in Rome. The Lonely Planet Experiences: Rome Highlights is a sightseeing tour that takes 3 hours.

Explore the eternal city’s most iconic monuments, squares, fountains and movie locations on an afternoon walking tour that will evoke the spirit of Fellini’s ultra glamourous masterpiece. Taste typical Italian espresso at a local coffee roasters, learn about local Roman wine and cheese and taste the best gelato in town as you get the inside scoop on the many historic and gastronomic highlights of Italy’s enchanting capital city. 

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Your dolce vita adventure begins where the famous film was written by Italy’s greatest film director, Federico Fellini. Enjoy a stroll down the Via Margutta, a street famous forinspiring painters, sculptors, artisans, poets and musicians and learn about the artists that have lived here throguh the centuries. 

Ready for an injection of movie glamour yet? We’ll pass by the home of Fellini where he lived with his actress wife Giulietta Masina and as we do we’ll talk a little of about his life and career. Staying with the Hollywood theme, we’ll then check out the house that stood in as Gregory Peck’s home in the iconic Audrey Hepburn movie Roman Holiday. Fun fact: this is the first Hollywood film to be entirely filmed on location in Rome. Nearby, we’ll stumble across the apartment where Pablo Picasso lived, over 100 years ago.

An espresso stop at a local caffe that was once the private art studio of Antonio Canova , a well-known and respected sculpture artist of the 19th century, is up next.  Admire the elaborate marble sculpture as you enjoy a true Roman Espresso (your guide will teach you how to order it, the Roman way) and listen to your guide talk about Italian coffee culture and the many local roasters that have sprung up around the city centre.

Our next stop is the Monumental Staircase. A total of 135 steps lead to the Trinita del Monti church that overlooks the Spanish Steps and the Barcaccia Fountain by Bernini. As we wind our way through the atmospheric Roman streets, heading towards the Trevi fountain, we’ll stumble across one of our favourite wine bars, where we will stop to taste local wine from the foothills of Rome, accompanied by local salumi, cheese (including Pecorino Romano) and delicious focaccia bread.

It couldn’t be a ‘dolce vita’ themed tour without a visit to the world-famous Trevi Fountain, which has become the stuff of legend since Anita Ekberg’s midnight frolic caused an international sensation in the 1960 movie that’s given our tour its title.

Next up, we’ll pass through a shopping gallery dedicated to Roman legend and comedy actor, Alberto Sordi only to arrive at the Pantheon, one of the world’s greatest and best preserved Roman temples. In the 7th century AD it was transformed into a church and remains one of the most astonishing sights in Rome; guarenteed take your breath away. Don’t forget to admire the beautiful fountain outside too, crafted by Giacomo della Porta.

Your taste of the Roman good life will end at the Piazza Navona, site of the spectacular Four Rivers fountain byBernini. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your expert local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay in ravishing Rome.

  • English-speaking guide
  • Tastings of espresso
  • Cheese and local charcuterie
  • One glass of wine
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks and food
  • tips or gratuities for your guide.
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Cancellation for this Lonely Planet Experiences: Rome Highlights tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


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Travel Insurance

Lonely Planet Experiences: Rome Highlights tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Lonely Planet Experiences: Rome Highlights tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

The Obelisck in Piazza del Popolo. Piazza del Popolo 21, 00187 Roma

Meeting end point :

Piazza di Spagna (Spanish steps)

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