Baroque Rome: fountains&squares

A stroll through the major squares of Rome where the 17th and 18th century artists created grandiose masterpieces which gave Rome the present day aspect.

A beautiful introduction to the city (3 hours): during the tour we’ll walk to the three major squares but along the way the city offers a lot more! Churches, buildings, ancient Roman ruins and the chance to stop for a good cappuccino or ice cream.

Trevi fountain is probably the most famous of the Roman fountainsBuilt in 18th century by Nicola Salvi  is fed by an ancient Roman  acqueduct. Do not forget to toss your coin in the water!

The Spanish steps a very scenographic stairway built in the 18th century to connect the hilltop area to the rest of the city. It gets its name from the nearby Spanish embassy. In April it is all coloured by the  marvelous display of azalias. The area near the steps it is also famous for the elegant and expensive  designer stores.

The Fountain of the 4 Rivers and piazza Navona this square was in antiquity the site of a Roman stadium built by emperor Domitian. Its oblong form still recalls the stadium  shape. At the centre Bernini created the fountain of the Four Rivers.

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