one of the four fountains in the square
Triton Fountain, in the Barberini Square
Barcaccia fountain, in front of the 'Spanish Steps'
Trevi Fountain, the most famous fountain in the world
fountain of the 'Four Rivers'
Fontana del Moro, by Giacomo della Porta
Fountain of Neptune, in Navona Square
8 Fountains in Rome
4hr Walking Tour
English traveller and poet Percy B. Shelley said “the fountains are enough to justify a trip to Rome” and he was right.
As you have understood from the quote, the theme of your tour will be the beautiful fountains of Rome. During the walking tour discovering the fountains in the Rome center, accompanied with a private guide, you will also discover the most beautiful neighborhoods of the eternal city.
The itinerary of your private tour begins with your professional driver collecting you from your hotel/apartment in Rome, to reach your first key-point of the visit, The Quirinale Place – official residence of the President of the Italian Republic – and the entrance of Quirinale stable – a museum with beautiful temporary exhibition. After a quick description of the place, you will walk to the first fountain of the tour: the Fours Fountains. True example of the late Renaissance fountains located at the intersection of Four Fountains Street (Via delle Quattro Fontane in Italian) and Quirinale Street.
After that, you will walk down the Via delle Quattro Fontane up to Barberini Square and the Triton Fountain, a seventeenth-century fountain by the Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini. They are at the cross of three important districts: Monti, Castro Pretorio and Trevi.
Walking through Sistina street, you will arrive to the church Trinity of Mountains where begins the beautiful and famous staircase Trinity of Mountains in Spain Square. At the end of the staircase you will find the beautiful Barcaccia fountain, designed by Pietro Bernini in collaboration with the famous Gian Lorenzo Bernini, his son. Urban VIII Barberini commissioned the fountain. The next key-point is, perhaps one of the most beautiful place you might see in Rome: the Trevi Fountain. Built by Nicola Salvi in the XVIII century. People throw a coin into the fountain, as a good luck sign. Together with your guide, you will walk by Facchino Fountain, one of the six “Speaking Sculputes” in Rome.
Walking in the streets of Parione District, you will be able to admire some other fascinating spots like as Stone Square, Saint Ignazio Church and the beautiful and unusual square in front of it and the gorgeous Pantheon. This path will lead you to the famous Navona Square. Interesting architecture works, such as The Brasilian embassy and the beautiful church of Sant’Agnese in Agone by Francesco Borromini surround the square, built during the baroque period.
The square hosts three fountains: the famous Fountain of the Four Rivers (1651) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, topped by an obelisk. Fontana del Moro with a basin and four Tritons sculpted by Giacomo della Porta (1575) to which, in 1673, Bernini added a statue of a Moor, or African, wrestling with a dolphin. At the northern end, the Fountain of Neptune (1574) also created by Giacomo della Porta; the statue of Neptune, by Antonio Della Bitta, was added in 1878 to create a balance with La Fontana del Moro.
After the beautiful Navona Square, you will walking through the alleys of Regola District, pass near the fountains in Farnese Square, in front of the Farnese palace, now used as the Embassy of France. The last part of the tour will take you to the Turtles Fountain, in the Mattei Square, a little hidden jewel of Rome, designed by Giacomo della Porta in the 16th century, renamed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini who added the sculpture of the turtles.
The time with your guide will end here. From the Turtles Fountain you can easily reach the Jewish ghetto where you can taste some typical dishes like as “Carciofi alla Giudea” (fried artichokes) or the famous Campo dei Fiori district famous for its restaurant and cafes.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Location can be agreed according to your need
|DEPARTURE TIME||Time can be agreed with your schedule|
If you have any question, our staff would be happy to assist you – Contact us.