A Walking Tour of Rome: Discovering the Best Fountains and Squares

Rome, a city steeped in millennia of history, is an unrivaled destination for wanderers seeking a dose of cultural enrichment and breathtaking beauty. The city is teeming with picturesque squares (or “piazzas”) and majestic fountains, each with its unique story and artistic attraction. For a truly immersive experience, we invite you to embark on our specially curated walking tour that unravels the best fountains and squares of Rome.

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Piazza Navona and the Fountain of the Four Rivers

Begin your walking tour of Rome at Piazza Navona, a stadium turned social hub and one of the most iconic squares in Rome. This bustling area is adorned with three fountains, the most notable being the Fountain of the Four Rivers (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi). Designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1651, it portrays the Danube, Ganges, Nile, and Rio de la Plata rivers, symbolizing the four corners of the earth

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Piazza della Rotonda and the Pantheon Fountainizza bianca with mortadella

We continue our walking tour of Rome by visiting Piazza della Rotonda- which houses the Pantheon, a former Roman temple and an architectural masterpiece. The square is embellished with the Pantheon Fountain (Fontana del Pantheon), crowned with an obelisk. It’s an ideal spot to soak in the essence of Rome while sipping an espresso at a local café. Any tourist dream!.

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Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps

Next, we go on with our walking tour ascending towards Piazza di Spagna, a square that is famous for the Spanish Steps, where the Barcaccia Fountain nestles at the foot. This quaint fountain, resembling a sinking boat, was sculpted by Pietro Bernini, father of the acclaimed Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

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Piazza del Popolo and its Twin Fountains

Next square, next step… this fantastic walking tour goes on heading north, where you’ll find Piazza del Popolo, known for its symmetry and glory. This vast square hosts two identical fountains, crafted by Giovanni Ceccarini. The fountains, embellishing the base of a central obelisk, feature Roman sea gods as their main protagonists.

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Trevi Fountain and Piazza di Trevi

No walking tour of Rome would be complete without a visit to the majestic Trevi Fountain. Arguably one of Rome’s most famous fountains. Tucked away in Piazza di Trevi, this Baroque masterpiece by Nicola Salvi is one of the world’s most renowned fountains. Tradition compels visitors to toss a coin into the fountain, securing a return trip to Rome, or making a wish.

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Piazza Venezia and the Monument to Victor Emmanuel II

Your journey ends at Piazza Venezia, a square that beats to the rhythm of modern Roman traffic. Dominating the square is the Monument to Victor Emmanuel II, a colossal tribute to the first king of a unified Italy. Although it lacks a fountain, its magnificence, and the panoramic views it offers are a spectacular finish to your walking tour.

This walking tour encapsulates the essence of Rome, revealing a city where ancient and baroque aesthetics blend seamlessly with the vibrancy of modern life. Whether you’re marveling at the artistry of Bernini, tracing the legacy of Rome’s emperors, or indulging in Italian gelato in a bustling square, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable journey through the Eternal City. Always remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and to truly appreciate its majesty, neither should your exploration be. Happy wandering with us!


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What is a Fountain & Square tour in Rome?

A Fountain & Square tour in Rome is an experience that takes you around the city letting you to visit the most important and beaufitul foutains and squares in rome

How long does a walking tour in Rome typically last?

A typical fountain and square tour in Rome is 3 hours long. However, the length can vary based on your needs

How much does this walking tour in Rome cost?

The cost of this walking tour in Rome is 250€ for the guide plus, if you want, 100€ for round trip transfer from/to your hotel in Rome

How many people are usually in a walking tour group?

Our tour are private so the size of the group depend on how many people you are.

Do you provide this walking tour for shared group?

Yes of course we can organize shared walking tour for smal group, no more the 8/13 people.

Can children join the walking tour?

Yes, children are usually welcome on fountain and square tours, We don’t have any age restrictions but please inform us if you have children, to allow us to organize your walking tour.

What should I wear on a fountain and square tour in Rome?

Comfort is key. Wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking quite a bit. Also, check the weather and dress accordingly.

How can I book this walking tour in Rome?

You can book this walking tour in Rome through our web site sending us an email using the contact form or writing to us on whatsapp.

Do I need to tip the tour guide?

Tipping is not mandatory but is generally appreciated, especially if you enjoyed the tour. In Italy, a tip of around 10% is usually considered generous.

Can I customize my fountain and square tour in Rome?

Our walking tours are private but we have a standard itinerary. Anyway if you need special wish or requirement we are available to help and make you happy.

Will the tour continue if it rains?

Most tours will continue in light rain with the appropriate provisions. However, in cases of extreme weather, tours may be rescheduled. Check with our guide in case of rain

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