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Piazza Farnese Tours

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Piazza Farnese
One of the most handsome public squares in Rome, Piazza Farnese is home to the majestic Palazzo Farnese, today the French Embassy. Also on the square are the Chiesa di Santa Brigida and two stately fountains made from marble basins pilfered from the ancient Roman baths of Caracalla.

The Basics
The best way to visit Piazza Farnese is by joining a Rome walking, e-bike, or Segway tour that includes a stop in the 16th-century piazza along with other nearby highlights such as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Navona. Specialty tours, including Rome by Vespa scooter, food experiences, and wine tastings, often include a visit to Piazza Farnese. The square is located just across the Tiber River from Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto, so Piazza Farnese is easily paired with a tour of one of these historic neighborhoods. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Piazza Farnese offers no shade, so be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen if visiting during the hot summer months.
  • A number of cafés and restaurants line the square, perfect for a meal or snack.
  • Though accessible to wheelchair users, the square is not completely closed to traffic. Be cautious when crossing.
  • Piazza Farnese is particularly pretty at night when the fountains and Palazzo Farnese are dramatically lit.

How to Get There
Piazza Farnese is in Rome’s historic center, an easy walk from busy Via di Torre Argentina, where a number of city bus lines stop.

When to Get There
A stroll through Piazza Farnese is particularly pretty in the light of early morning or late afternoon, or at night when the palace is dramatically lit. 

The Sights on Piazza Farnese
By far the square’s most famous sight, Palazzo Farnese was begun in the early 16th century by a Farnese cardinal who would become Pope Paul III in 1534. Today Palazzo Farnese is the city's largest Renaissance palace. Other attractions on the piazza include Chiesa di Santa Brigida, former home of the Swedish saint converted into a church upon her death in the 1370s; and two fountains with huge bathing basins as their bases, once used by ancient Romans to soak away their cares at the baths of Caracalla.
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Rome by Night with Pizza and Gelato (max 8 people with driver)

Rome by Night with Pizza and Gelato (max 8 people with driver)

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See the Eternal City come to life after dark on a half-day, small-group tour of Rome at night. Kick off your evening over pizza in a classic Roman restaurant, then see the ancient sites and monuments with dramatic illumination. Take in the soaring arches of the Colosseum and the shadowy pillars of the Pantheon, then take a leisurely stroll through Piazza Navona to three picture-perfect fountains. Pause to throw a coin into the Trevi fountain and savor a cup of local gelato before returning to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
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Chef in a Day - Cooking classes in Rome

Chef in a Day - Cooking classes in Rome

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Learn the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine from a professional chef during this cooking class in Rome. Experience the buzzing atmosphere of the Campo de' Fiori market as you shop for ingredients, then get hands-on as you whip up fresh homemade pasta, side dishes, and dessert. Finish by tucking into a delicious 6-course lunch, accompanied by fine Italian wines.
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  • 5 hours
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Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto

Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto

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Go on the hunt for some of the best food in Rome on this culinary walking tour through the areas of Campo de’ Fiori, Trastevere, and the Jewish Quarter. With a guide, learn the local secrets of the Eternal City and sample traditional Italian favorites like gelato and pasta, as well as local specialties like fried artichokes. Limited to 12 people, this tour offers a more personal sightseeing experience.
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Rome by Golf Cart Private Tour

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Rome by Golf Cart Private Tour

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Experience over 2,500 years of history on a private tour through one of the world’s most popular and influential regions—Rome’s beautiful historical district. Roam the streets of this city in a comfortable, covered, street-legal golf cart—providing access unavailable on foot. This family-friendly sightseeing tour offers a narrated journey of the palaces, monuments, churches, fountains, and statues that define the rich heritage of the capital and largest city in Italy.
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  • 3 hours
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Rome by Night Walking tour Including Piazza Navona Pantheon and Trevi Fountain

Rome by Night Walking tour Including Piazza Navona Pantheon and Trevi Fountain

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Take a walk through the picturesque city of Rome after dark during this 2-hour night tour. See some of the city's most famous monuments illuminated, including the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and more. Explore parts of the city that are not accessible by car.
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Best of Rome full day sightseeing tour by golf-cart with a delicious lunch break

Best of Rome full day sightseeing tour by golf-cart with a delicious lunch break

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Discover the top sights and hidden gems of the Italian capital on a private 7-hour tour. Travel by golf cart and get the best of both worlds: Discover the city’s charming streets too narrow for normal cars and cover a huge area of the city too far for feet. Pause for photos at the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, and more. Your Roman experience also includes lunch a traditional Italian restaurant.
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  • 7 hours
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Rome by Night Walking Tour - Legends & Criminal Stories

Rome by Night Walking Tour - Legends & Criminal Stories

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For a twist on the usual sightseeing experience, take an after-dark tour of Rome to admire its illuminated landmarks and monuments while listening to stories about ghosts, myths and legends. You’ll explore the winding alleys and squares in the city’s historical center with a guide, who provides eerie commentary about the supernatural and historical mysteries that have plagued the Eternal City for centuries. See attractions like Campo de’ Fiori, Castel Sant’Angelo and Palazzo Farnese in a whole new light.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Withlocals 10 Tastings: Safe & Private Rome Food Tour with a Local Expert

Withlocals 10 Tastings: Safe & Private Rome Food Tour with a Local Expert

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Sample the unique flavors of the Eternal City during this private food tour of Rome. Traverse the Campo de' Fiori area and old Jewish Quarter with a local guide in search of local treats like pizza, coffee, a ricotta pie, and gelato. Learn about the history behind each dish as you make your way between a plethora of locales.
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  • 3 hours
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Rome Segway Tour: City Highlights

Rome Segway Tour: City Highlights

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Glide along historic streets and picture-perfect piazzas on a Segway tour of Rome. Enjoy the personal experience of a small-group tour, and see some of the city’s most iconic sites. Circle Piazza Navona and pay your respects to ancient gods at the Pantheon, then visit the ultra-romantic Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain. Get a great overview of Rome’s history and culture as your guide narrates each stop, and take in the best of the city with a high-tech, low-impact means of transport.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour Rome

Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Tour Rome

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Your wallet thanks you for booking a free walking tour of three historic neighborhoods in the heart of Rome, Italy. As you stroll through the Jewish Ghetto, Tiber Island, and Trastevere, your guide points out landmarks that visitors often miss if exploring on their own. A short duration and scenic stops along the way make this free tour a popular choice for families.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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2-Hour Evening Segway Tour of Rome

2-Hour Evening Segway Tour of Rome

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Enjoy Rome during the twinkling hours of twilight on this 2-hour evening Segway tour, which allows you to cover more ground than you would by walking but still be outside to take in the local atmosphere and views. Starting in the Jewish Ghetto district, glide through Rome in the cooler, quieter evening hours to see squares and attractions like Piazza Venezia, Piazza Navona, Castel Sant’Angelo, the Trevi Fountain and the Tiber River. This is a small-group tour to provide a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
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4-Hour Rome's Highlights by Vespa Scooter Private Tour

4-Hour Rome's Highlights by Vespa Scooter Private Tour

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When in Rome, travel as the Romans do—on a classic Vespa scooter! Zip around Rome’s palazzos and piazzas on a private Vespa tour, and spot iconic landmarks like the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Circus Maximus. Hop off along the way to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, soak up the atmosphere in Piazza Navona and Piazza Venezia, or snap a photo sitting on the famous Spanish Steps. Best of all, your private tour is fully customizable so you can choose to visit the sights that interest you most.
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  • 4 hours
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Essential Walking Tour in Rome

Essential Walking Tour in Rome

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Short on time? Get your camera ready for a whistle-stop tour of Rome’s best bits. Follow your guide on a 2.5-hour walking tour of the city’s famous landmarks, beautiful buildings and lively piazzas. Ideal for first-time visitors, you’ll see the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon and Michelangelo’s Palazzo Farnese, and soak up the atmosphere of Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori and Piazza Farnese.
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Taste of Rome: Very Small Group Food Tour

Taste of Rome: Very Small Group Food Tour

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Had enough pizza and gelato? Then try out Rome’s most iconic, but lesser-known, dishes on this intimate, small-group food tour. Learn how locals eat and drink, with stops at neighborhood delis, pastry shops, and farmer’s markets in trendy Testaccio. Taste authentic Roman classics like suppli and saltimbocca alla Romana as you learn about the Eternal City’s rich, evolving culinary history.
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Rome in a Day Segway Tour

Rome in a Day Segway Tour

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Make the most of your time in Rome with a full-day Segway tour that allows you to experience more of the Eternal City. After a lesson on riding the Segway, set out to see monuments of ancient Rome including the Pantheon, the Colosseum, Capitoline Hill (Campidoglio) and Circus Maximus. Admire the Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and much more, traveling in a small group with a maximum of six participants for a more personalized tour. Your guide shares the history and culture of Rome, providing a comprehensive overview of the city.
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  • 9 hours
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Campo de Fiori, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain By Night Walking Tour

Campo de Fiori, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain By Night Walking Tour

Explore a handful of Rome's most captivating locations by night during this intimate, small-group evening walking tour of the Eternal City. Discover the historic center after-hours, long after the daytime crowds and traffic have dispersed. Highlights include the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and a few off-the-beaten-track surprises.
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  • 2 hours
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Vibe: Walking Tour of Rome in a Very Small Group

Vibe: Walking Tour of Rome in a Very Small Group

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Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and get personalized attention on this small group walking tour through Rome. This comprehensive tour is great for first-time visitors to Rome or those on a short time frame. Listen to engaging commentary from your guide on Rome's cultural, historical, and architectural elements as you walk.
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Art and Pasticcerias - Rome

Art and Pasticcerias - Rome

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Combine two things that Italy is widely known for—art and pasta—in this single tour. Set out on a carefully curated walk with your guide, who will show you several artistic and architectural masterpieces located in a very small radius in Rome. Stop along the walk at various pasticcerias, some you known only to locals that you may not find on your own. Taste Sicilian cakes, pasta, and some recipes passed down through generations. This tour operates with a maximum of six people, which means an intimate atmosphere.
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Rome by bike

Rome by bike

My sympathy, my knowledge of Rome and the anecdotes, curiosity about Rome. Excellent knowledge of the language.
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Scarlet Ladies Tour: powerful mistresses & courtesans of Renaissance Rome

Scarlet Ladies Tour: powerful mistresses & courtesans of Renaissance Rome

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This is the Only tour in all of Europe which delves deep into the History of Women. If you love great stories and if you are curious to find out what life was like for women who wanted to emerge from povery and have an education in the Renaissance Era, this is the tour for you. The content shines a light over the politics, the religion and the society in XVI and XV Century Italy
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ROME: 1h Segway experience in Historical Centre with audioguide and tour leader

ROME: 1h Segway experience in Historical Centre with audioguide and tour leader

Discover in a 1h segway tour the wonderful places of Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Campo de ‘Fiori, Piazza Farnese then return to your starting point. Optimize your time in Rome and avoid walking km/miles thanks to your segway, an instructor will take care of you and show you how does it work. This minitour is a good oppurtinity to have fun driving a subway, visiting in the meantime the beautiful Eternal City.
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  • 1 hour
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Rome Classic walking tour .. with a drink!

Rome Classic walking tour .. with a drink!

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Experience and taste Rome as a local, dive into its day-to-day life and learn about its past and present! My tour "with a drink" is a perfect way to explore this enchanting and complex city in a relaxed and laid back way, even for those who are not guided tour lovers. Ending in front of a nice drink will be a chance to talk about the aspects of the city and the Italian culture you would be more interested in and taking the time to get good recommendations about other activities, sites, places to go.. We would be honored to put our expertise at your disposal!
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Bike tour higlights of Rome

Bike tour higlights of Rome

Let me know if you have some special request , i'll try to make you happy. As a Roman guide with international experience, i'll take you where the Roman go and introduce you the best place in town.
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Private tour of Rome 4 hours with Mercedes Maybach S 560 4 matic

Private tour of Rome 4 hours with Mercedes Maybach S 560 4 matic

See Rome with the eyes of those born there ... each tour is modeled on the client's tastes, like a tailored suit, I have been doing these tours for 30 years and they are never the same, we go from the wonders of the ancient Roman empire to the Baroque Rome of the Popes, mixing the uses and culture of modern Romans , a unique experience ....
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