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Piazza della Rotonda Tours

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Piazza della Rotonda
One of the liveliest squares in the heart of Rome, Piazza della Rotonda is lined with bustling bars, historical cafés, and alfresco restaurant tables. The piazza was built around the Pantheon, one of the city’s most famous ancient monuments, which predates the square by about a thousand years.

The Basics
Piazza della Rotonda was created in the mid-15th century when Pope Eugenius IV decided to clear the mass of market stalls and urban hovels that were spoiling the view of the Pantheon. The fanciful marble fountain was built in 1575 by Giacomo della Porta, to which a baroque Egyptian-style obelisk was added in 1711.

Private or small-group tours of Rome’s most famous landmarks generally include a stop in Piazza della Rotonda, as do themed tours highlighting classical Roman or baroque sights. In addition to this important square, skip-the-line Rome highlights tours may include the Colosseum, Vatican, and Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi). You can opt for a walking tour or see the piazza by luxury van, scooter, or golf cart. For a more romantic visit, join a tour at sunset or by night, when the Pantheon is dramatically lit and the square is particularly beautiful.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The square is pedestrian only and crowded with street performers, so a nice stop for families with young children.
  • If joining a tour of the historical center of Rome and Piazza della Rotonda on foot, wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat.
  • The public square is easy to navigate with a wheelchair or stroller, though the cobblestones can make crossing a bit bumpy.
  • A number of Rome’s most beloved cafés and gelato shops are in or near the square, making this the perfect spot for a quick espresso or cone.

How to Get There
Piazza della Rotonda is located in the historical city center of Rome, about halfway between the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. To reach the square from the Termini train station, take one of several buses to the Argentina stop on Largo di Torre Argentina, a quick walk away. 

When to Get There
Piazza della Rotonda is a lively spot to visit year-round. To get a comprehensive feel for the square, come during the day and again at night, when the Pantheon is lit. On summer evenings the space is crowded with buskers and street musicians, making it especially magical. 

The Pantheon
The square is named for Santa Maria Rotonda, the official name of the Pantheon. This remarkable building dates from 27 BC, but was entirely reconstructed by Emperor Hadrian in the early second century AD. It is almost completely intact, and the interior is illuminated by a shaft of sunlight peeping through the round oculus in the dome. The building is the resting place of Italian kings Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I, as well as the artist Raphael.
Address: Piazza della Rotonda, Sant’Eustachio, Rome, Lazio 00186, Italy
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Shore Excursion to Rome: Full day tour from Civitavecchia Port with Lunch

Shore Excursion to Rome: Full day tour from Civitavecchia Port with Lunch

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Make the most of your stop at Civitavecchia by taking this full-day tour of Rome. See the Pantheon, the Coliseum, the Vatican and the Spanish Steps, among much more, and then even sit down for a lavish Italian lunch.
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  • 1 day
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$316.68
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Rome Street Food Tour from Campo dei Fiori Farmers Market to the Jewish Ghetto

Rome Street Food Tour from Campo dei Fiori Farmers Market to the Jewish Ghetto

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Perfect for first-time visitors or those who want a quick overview of Rome, this combination history and food tour fits the bill. With a local guide, set off on a sightseeing tour of the city, beginning at Campo de' Fiori market. Visit a Jewish section of the city, explore the Pantheon area, and taste Italian snacks along the way.
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  • 3 hours
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Rome at Twilight Tour Among the Piazzas and Fountains

Rome at Twilight Tour Among the Piazzas and Fountains

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Discover the enchanting atmosphere of Rome’s grand piazzas and historic fountains after hours with an evening walking tour. No need to worry about navigating the busy streets of Rome in the dark on your own, you’ll follow a guide to many of the most famous city sites. In a small group, you’ll set out from the Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna to visit the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Piazza Farnese, and more.
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Rome Campo de Fiori, Ghetto and Pantheon Street Food Tour

Rome Campo de Fiori, Ghetto and Pantheon Street Food Tour

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Taste your way around Rome's historic center during this half-day, small-group street food tour through the Campo de' Fiori and the Jewish Ghetto. Sample cured meats, local wines, the city's famous deep-fried artichoke, and Rome's tastiest pizza and gelato. You'll discover top attractions along the way, from the Pantheon to ancient Roman ruins.
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  • 3 hours
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Piazzas of Rome Small-Group Sunset Tour

Piazzas of Rome Small-Group Sunset Tour

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See the piazzas of central Rome illuminated at night during a 3-hour walking tour of the city’s most important squares. Set out on foot before sunset from Piazza del Popolo, passing baroque fountains and statues en route to Campo de' Fiori. You’ll stop by Pincio Terrace, Piazza di Trevi, Piazza della Rotonda and Piazza Navona and hear about the city’s landmarks from your guide, an expert in art history. Numbers are limited to ensure a small-group experience.
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Rome in A Day Group Tour with Colosseum & Vatican by Minivan

Rome in A Day Group Tour with Colosseum & Vatican by Minivan

Rome is so full of world-famous historic sites that it would be tricky to see them all in a lifetime, let alone a single day. This small-group tour, however, ensures that you make the most of your time. You'll see the ruins of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum, stroll through city center piazze, and visit the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel and Saint Peter's Basilica.
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Walking Tour in Rome

Walking Tour in Rome

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Learn and explore the art, architecture, history Baroque buildings and imperial monuments of the Eternal City’s most famous sites. • Learn the secrets behind each monument, square, and piece of art with the help of the professional guide. • Discover some of the most stunning squares, fountains in Rome and the myths of tossing a coin and making a wish. - Join an amazing three-hour journey through the most famous Roman squares and streets with an informative, friendly, and engaging guide. Walk along the streets to discover and see the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia, Trevi Fountain, and many other stunning fountains, squares and main attractions of Rome.
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Rome Small Group Food Experience | with Private Option

Rome Small Group Food Experience | with Private Option

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Savor the flavors of Rome on an evening food tour. With a sommelier-guide, learn about Roman cuisine and visit multiple food stops, including upscale eateries, 'trattorias' (informal restaurants), and food stalls to taste local treats and delicacies. Sample prosecco and Rome-Jewish staples like deep-fried artichokes, savor pizza and 'gelato' (ice cream), and enjoy Roman pasta and wine at a restaurant overlooking the Pantheon. Tastings, equivalent to a 4-course dinner, included.
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Try yourself in the Italian kitchen! Very Small group Cooking Class

Try yourself in the Italian kitchen! Very Small group Cooking Class

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In this intimate, small-group cooking workshop in Rome, you’ll get hands-on instruction in making two types of time-tested pasta dishes from scratch. Along with the main dishes, you’ll also learn how to replicate your favorite sauces. Then, sit down to enjoy a tasty lunch or dinner freshly prepared by you, including tiramisu, an appetizer, and drinks.
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  • 4 hours
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Skip the line Private Guided Tour of Rome City Highlights Coliseum and Forums

Skip the line Private Guided Tour of Rome City Highlights Coliseum and Forums

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On this half-day, private tour, you’ll cover thousands of years of Roman history, from ancient times until today. First, beat the rush with skip-the-line access to the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum for a glimpse at everyday life under ancient imperial rule. Then, head to Baroque-era landmarks in the historic center, with stops at the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and more.
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  • 4 hours
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Golf Cart Tour: Fountains and Squares of Rome

Golf Cart Tour: Fountains and Squares of Rome

Cover lots of ground in Rome on this private golf cart tour for two to six people. You'll benefit from personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace, stopping for photo ops at local landmarks. Your guide will tailor their commentary to your interests and be on hand to answer any questions.
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  • 3 hours
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Rome Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Rome Private Tour

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While in Rome, don't get lost in the crowd. Take a private walking tour with a guide who shares local knowledge of the UNESCO-listed Eternal City and its historical highlights. Choose your departure time and create an itinerary to suit your interests, from a closer look at the Colosseum to the best pizzeria in town. Food tastings included.
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Christmas Walking Tour in Rome

Christmas Walking Tour in Rome

Take this holiday tour of Rome during the Christmas season and catch sight of some of the city’s best holiday displays. Stroll through Rome on foot with your guide, and pass by the Pincio Terrace, Navona Square, Via Condotti, and more. During your tour, stop at St. Peter’s Square to see the Christmas tree near the Vatican.
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Walking Tour Of Coliseum, Forum and City Highlights including Trevi Fountain

Walking Tour Of Coliseum, Forum and City Highlights including Trevi Fountain

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The ideal introduction for first-time visitors, this attraction-packed private half-day tour covers Rome's top landmarks in just a few hours. Save precious vacation time with front-door hotel pickup plus skip-the-line admission tickets to the Colosseum, guaranteeing fast-track entry. Other highlights include the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and Piazza Navona.
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  • 4 hours
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$242.09
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Rome Food Tour with Farmers Market Visit and Wine Tasting with Rich Lunch

Rome Food Tour with Farmers Market Visit and Wine Tasting with Rich Lunch

Save time trawling online restaurant reviews and let a guide show you around the finest food establishments in the Trevi, Campo Marzio, and Campo de’ Fiori areas. Meet local purveyors at Campo de' Fiori market; sample gourmet products, such as salami, cheese, and gelato; and enjoy lunch at a traditional trattoria. You’ll also get to see major sights along the way including the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Navona.
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  • 4 hours
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Walking tour: Rome and its Obelisks

Walking tour: Rome and its Obelisks

The coming together of two different cultures thanks to the vanity of Emperors and Popes. Rome is the city with the largest number of obelisks in the world. You are able to visit some of the most important of them looking for the differences between the Egyptians and the Roman copies. Along the tour, your guide will lead you between the different Obelisks of the town. You will also learn about the history of the great urban planning that started at the end of the 16th century eventually transforming the Eternal City from a Medieval town to the modern craddle of Baroque art.
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  • 4 hours
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Welcome Private Transfer from Fiumicino Airport to Hotel in Rome

Welcome Private Transfer from Fiumicino Airport to Hotel in Rome

Enjoy an elegant private transfer between Rome’s Fiumicino Airport and hotels located within the Aurelian Walls of Rome. Relax on board a luxurious Mercedes Benz as your professional driver takes the strain of the unfamilar roads. Enjoy a 3hours tour of the town with our professional driver guide.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$97.07
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Kids friendly Guided Tour| Highlights of Rome and Hidden Treasures |Private Tour

Kids friendly Guided Tour| Highlights of Rome and Hidden Treasures |Private Tour

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Get to know Rome’s ancient and baroque treasures without boring the kids on a private tour designed just for families with school-aged children. Put away the guidebook and let a specially trained guide show you the best of the Eternal City, sharing entertaining legends and revealing hidden secrets along the way. Age-based activities like treasure hunts and art projects keep young travelers engaged, and everyone will enjoy a sweet gelato reward in famous Piazza Navona.
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$168.66
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Christmas Nativities and Angels Tour in Rome

Christmas Nativities and Angels Tour in Rome

Go on this Christmas tour in Rome, and gain a better understanding for the city’s holiday history. Learn about Christmas legends from your guide as he or she takes you through some of the most decorated areas of Rome. Walk through Piazza del Popolo, climb the Spanish Steps, and see the Christmas tree in St. Peter's Square near the Vatican. Plus, stop at famous nativities and angel statues for stories that might shock you.
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  • 4 hours
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Rome Sightseeing at Sunrise - Semi-Private Walking Tour with Private Option

Rome Sightseeing at Sunrise - Semi-Private Walking Tour with Private Option

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The beautiful and iconic sights of Rome are often overrun with tourists. Beat the crowds and discover this ancient city for yourself in the gentle morning light, before the crowds have woken. Your professional guide leads your small group of 6 people on a journey through the Eternal City. Get excellent photos of the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and Piazza Navona. Eat a delicious Italian breakfast with your like-minded fellow travelers.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$107.99
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Discover Rome Passing with amazing Monuments

Discover Rome Passing with amazing Monuments

Discover some of Rome's top splendors during this half-day walking tour through the Eternal City, which focuses on Baroque-era monuments. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain, get a first-hand peek at the iconic Spanish Steps, and learn the histories of the unique sculptural fountains in bustling Piazza Navona. Tours include bottled water or a complimentary gelato.
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$87.64
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Discover Rome in 90 Minutes with a Local

Discover Rome in 90 Minutes with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. You only have an hour to fall in love with Rome? Challenge accepted! Discover Rome during a short but sweet excursion during which you will learn the most intriguing facts about the history, the local lifestyle, and the contemporary transformation of the city. We will meet at the Arco di Costantino and go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Rome special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Must Sees in the Heart of Ancient Rome: Walk with a Local

Must Sees in the Heart of Ancient Rome: Walk with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. If you, like me, are passionate about Ancient history, then you are going to feel like a kid in a candy store in Rome! Join me for an excursion back in time as we visit the places where Julius Caesar and past Roman Emperors governed the Eternal City! You will get to know everything about this pyramide, the Circus Maximus where the Romans watched carts games, the Colosseum, and I will share the story of the Arch that Mussolini wrongly believed to be a Triumphal Arch. You will have the chance to ask all of your burning questions about Rome and its leaders and I will give my best to answer them all!
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$59.45
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Private Food Tour In Rome's Historic Center

Private Food Tour In Rome's Historic Center

Enjoy a culinary journey through the historic center of Rome. Join us on the hunt for food havens, carefully avoiding tourist traps thanks to the precious guidance of our local culinary expert. Savor coffee, gelato, pizza al taglio, bread, cheese and more, whilst learning about Rome’s culinary traditions. Indulge in mouth-watering street food and fresh local produce. Learn about the history of the area and its unique culinary specialties Vegetarian and non-alcoholic options available Enjoy a bespoke experience with a culinary expert
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  • 3 hours
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$151.67
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