We meet at the Arkeos Shop, via Quattro Novembre 143 and reach Piazza Venezia (Venice Square). You have a beautiful view of the largest monument in Europe dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II, first king of Italy, housing also the tomb of the unknown soldier.
On the left side, you can admire the huge Venice Palace “Palazzo Venezia”, the first Renaissance palace in Rome, built in the 15th century. Within about 10 minutes walk we will reach “Santa Maria Sopra Minerva”, the only Gothic church in Rome, containing works by artists such as Michelangelo.
Our next stop will be the Pantheon. A fantastic construction of 1900 years ago. Built as a temple, later, in the 7th century turned into a church. The antique dome is still originally preserved and you can admire the huge central hole.
In the shade of it's columns we do a refreshing ice cream break.
Then, we go the church of “San Luigi dei Francesi” to admire paintings done by Caravaggio depicting three moments of Saint Matthew’s life. The construction has been finished at the end of the 16th century financed by Henry II, Henry III and Catherine de’Medici and consecrated as the national church of the French here in Rome.
Our next stop is Piazza Navona, one of the most characteristic squares of the Eternal City dominated by the majestic Bernini fountain of the four continents surrounde-d by magnificent buildings.
The long and narrow shape of the square is due to Domitian. He build in the year 86 AD a stadium for games in the Greek style. The remains became the foundations of the buildings. If you are not to tired, you can also visit the excavations of the stadium of Domitian.
End of the tour.
Duration: about 3 hours
Price: € 250 1 / 2 persons
€ 30 each additional person
Kids under 10 free
Included in the price:
Not included entrance to the stadion of Domitian: (open every day from 10 am – 7 pm)
Adult: € 8.50
From 12 – 17 years: € 6.50
From 8 – 11 years: € 4.50
Under 8 free
Arkeos Shop – Via Quattro Novembre 143, Roma
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