Best of Rome at Twilight

Evening Walking Tour of Rome's Attractions  With the arrival of the Renaissance in Rome during the 1400s and the return of the Papal court, Rome is reborn. The aqueducts were to be rebuilt and their terminuses celebrated with grand sculptural groups and mesmerizing piazzas. Join us as we explore Renaissance and Baroque Rome. From the great palaces to the beautiful Baroque piazzas and fountains to the great rivalries of artists such as Bernini and Borromini, to lovestruck Popes, scandalous courtesans, and everything in between. Our journey begins at the Bernini’s Triton fountain in Piazza Barberini before we head to the Spanish steps and then onto the most famous fountain in the world – The Trevi fountain, whose history spans back all the way to Augustus and his right-hand man Agrippa. After throwing your coins into the fountain to ensure your safe return we head on past a number of beautiful sites, including; The Pantheon (outside only as it is closed in the evening) Piazza Navona, Campo di Fiori and much more Things to do in Rome The Spanish Steps:  The monumental 174 steps were built when French diplomat Étienne Gueffier’s left funds of 20,000 scudi, in 1723–1725, The steps link the Trinità dei Monti church that was under the patronage of the Bourbon kings of France,  to the Spanish embassy and to the Holy See in Palazzo Monaldeschi located below. The stairway was designed by architects Francesco de Sanctis and Alessandro Specchi. Featured in some of the most stylish movies of all time, from Roman Holiday and The Talented Mr. Ripley , to The Man From U.N.C.L.E, they are always guaranteed to be a highlight of any trip to Rome. The Trevi Fountain: The most famous fountain in the world! Started in in 1732, they would take the great Nicolo Salvi thirty years to complete. The fountain lies at the junction of three roads (tre vie)  and marks the terminus of the "modern" Acqua Vergine an aqueduct built by the Marcus Agrippa in the first century BC and is a must-see on any visit to the Eternal City. The Pantheon: The Pantheon is the best-preserved building from ancient Rome and was completed in c. 125 AD in the reign of Hadrian. Its magnificent dome is a lasting testimony to the genius of Roman architects and as the building stands virtually intact it offers a unique opportunity for the modern visitor to step back 2,000 years and experience the glory that was Rome.    Important Information We cover a lot of ground in 2 hours if you have mobility issues please contact us in advance so we can best accommodate you. Check the calendar for schedule and availability   Duration: 2Hours    

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Feminist History of Rome

As the great Virginia Woolf once said: “ For most of history, Anonymous was a Woman.” Well, we intend to rid ourselves of that anonymity and celebrate some of the great women from Rome and Italy’s past. The first (as far as we are aware) Feminist tour of Rome will explore the role of women throughout Rome’s vast history. We will discuss and celebrate the amazing history of women from the foundations of Rome to the 21st Century. The men who dominate Roman history; Emperors, Cardinals, Popes, probably would not be where they are in history had it not been for some of these women. Starting at the Campidoglio, we start our story of Rome with Rhea Silva, before winding our way through the backstreets of Rome. We will discuss key female figures of ancient Rome such as Octavia and Livia, before moving on to the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque city. We celebrate the lives of sisters, mothers, wives, mistresses, and prostitutes, bringing their emotions, passions, and narratives to life. Our tour ends a little closer to home, in the 20th Century, with Franca Viola, influential in the 1960s in Italy for refusing a "rehabilitating marriage" matrimonio riparatore",  after suffering kidnapping and rape. She was one of the first Italian women who had been raped to publicly refuse to marry her rapist. Instead, she and her family successfully appealed to the law to prosecute the rapist. The trial was to have ripple effects throughout Italy. This tour explores themes of female empowerment and female victories, but also of rape, manipulation, and abuse. It is not suitable for young children but we will allow parental discrection.

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Evening Tour of Vatican Museums

Night at the Museum The days in Rome can be stiflingly hot, so to get the best out of the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel, why not join us for a night at the museum (we cannot guarantee the attractions will come to life). The Vatican may be one of the smallest states on Earth but it boasts one of the largest collections of art in the world. Sprawling across a total of 14km and over 2,000 rooms it can be a daunting prospect to explore this mammoth collection by yourself.  This semi-private experience offers you Skip-the-line access to make sure you make the most of your time, a guaranteed small group, and, your very own Rogue Historian to show you the gems of the collection and answer any and all questions you may have.  Vatican Museum Tour The Christian Church in Rome has seen the rise and fall of the Roman empire, the dawning of the dark-ages, schisms and countless reformations of the church, it has seen the greatest artists of periods such as the Renaissance and Baroque mould its churches. It has seen the rise and fall of great superpowers such as Imperial Britain and the Modern United States, and in the last hundred years has witnessed countless wars and the rise and fall of Communism. Throughout all the this the Catholic Church has remained a prominent figure and has played a pivotal role in the formulation of Western society. Let The Rogue Historians help you navigate this breathtaking collection and bring these two thousand years of history to life for you. Visit some of the most iconic pieces of ancient sculpture that inspired the Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo and Raphael and then marvel at their masterpieces. But also be prepared for scandal and political intrigue as our guides tell you the stories behind some of these masterpieces and the men who created them. Sistine Chapel Tour You will, of course, visit the beautiful Gallery of Maps, the stunning Raphael rooms and the astounding Sistine Chapel, one of Michelangelo’s greatest achievements, a place that never fails to inspire, awe and humble. Vatican Evening Opening Hours Fridays 7 pm till 10pm

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