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The Squares and the Fountains of Rome

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  • Repubblica Square
  • Barberini Square
  • Quirinale Square
  • Pantheon Square
  • Navona Square
  • Fountain of the Naiads
  • Fountain of the Triton
  • Fountain of the Bees
  • The Four Fountai

THE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Professional English speaking guide for the entire duration of the tour

THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Tips
  • Meals
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NB: transfers by luxury chauffeured car to and from your accommodation can be arranged upon request.

On this tour you will explore some of the "piazze" (squares) and fountains that characterize this city. It is possible to count more than 1,500 fountains within the city and by the end of this tour you will have discovered those that are among the most beautiful. 

You will depart with your personal guide from the famous Piazza della Repubblica (transfer can be arranged) where you will be able to admire the first of numerous fountains that you will see on the tour: the imposing Fontana della Naiadi (Fountain of the Naiads). The next stop will be at Piazza Barberini where you will admire the very famous Fontana del Tritone (Fountain of the Triton) which was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. This fountain is so evocative and unusual, that the city of Nuremburg had an exact reproduction made for its Maxplatz. In this same square, at the corner of the celebrated Via Veneto, you will be able to see the unusual Fontana delle Api (Fountain of the Bees), a work by the same Neapolitan sculptor.The tour continues on to the Via delle Quattro Fontane, whose name is derived from the four sculptures made as fountains which characterize it, wanted by Pope Sixtus V during the XVI century. And that's not all! You will visit Piazza del Quirinale and the beautiful Fontana dei Dioscuri, followed by a visit to Rome's most renowned fountain: Fontana di Trevi, famous all over the world and immortalized in various films. Here you will be able to partake in the local legend: if you throw a coin into the water from over your shoulder, then you are certain to come back to Rome. From here, you will head to Campo Marzio and on to Piazza del Pantheon, also adorned with a magnificent fountain.Before the end of the tour, you will stop in a local pizzeria al taglio (pizza by the slice) - another famous Roman tradition. The final stop will be at Piazza Navona, where you will be able to admire three very famous fountains: Fontana del Moro, Fontana del Nettuno and Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. There is a popular legend around this fountain : the River-God representing the Rio della Plata appears to be covering his own eyes, as if the sculpture was fearing about a collapse of the bell tower of the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone (built by Bernini's rival, Borromini).By the end of this tour, you will believe the English poet, Percy B. Shelley, who wrote: "the fountains are enough to justify a journey to Rome"NB: transfers by luxury chauffeured car to and from your accommodation can be arranged upon request.

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