Rome, the City of Water Walking Tour

Rome's Fountains & Acqueducts

Focus

  • Archeology
  • History

What makes this tour Special

Visit some of the most spectacular fountains in Rome city center and enjoy their Baroque design

Understand how the water flows underground and talk about the aqueducts with their original hydraulic mechanism

Follow the Virgin aqueduct path, from the hill to the valley, and taste how pure and fresh its water is, drinking from the "nasoni" (nose-like fountains)

What to Expect

PRIVATE TOUR

Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only

DURATION

3 hours

START TIME

10:00 - 14:00

PICK UP

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified private guide
  • Aperitif
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Reservation Fees
  • Meet&Greet at your hotel/accommodation
  • One Way Transfer from your hotel/accommodation to the tour site


Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Drop off back to your hotel after the tour (available upon request)
  • Extras
  • Gratuities


Sites you’ll visit

  • Fontana del Tritone
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Vicus Caprarius
  • Via del Tritone
  • A 17th Century fountain within Piazza Barberini, easily accessed from the grand Via Veneto. The fountains sculpture was carved by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one of the best artists of Baroque history and includes his family crest of the bee in a clear, central position.
  • The backdrop to many classic films such as "Roman Holiday" and "La Dolce Vita" the fountain is the biggest of its kind in Rome. Work on the fountain started in 1732 after the Popes competition during the Baroque era to build something as beautiful as the Spanish Steps. The creator of the world famous fountain actually didn't win the contest but due to the outcry in Rome over a Florentine having won, Nicola Salvi was given the go ahead!
  • A series of tunnels below ground level that hold the not so known waterworks of the Trevi fountain. One of Ancient Romes first Aqueducts still can be seen here as it is still in use to this day.
  • A relatively modern street for the eternal city, built during the 19th century to link Rome's famous shopping street of Via Del Corso and Piazza Barberini and is often used to reach the Trevi fountain.

Tour description

The entire Roman Empier thrived from their water access and gained immense power throughout the land due to their transportation systems. Although Aqueducts existed before Roman times, they were categorically improved and perfected during the years of the Empier in result of their mastermind engineering of the city's waterworks, ultimately making the success of the city by giving autonomy in suppling water and providing sanitary aid for public health.


This tour will allow you to appreciate how important the Aqueduct structures were for Rome but also still continue to be. You'll get to admire the Magnificent Trevi Fountain as well as Gian Lorenzo Bernini's very first free-standing fountain in Rome, something he became a master of.


Although there were hundreds of Aqueducts throughout the vast empier, Rome itself had only 11. The most impressive of all is the "Aqua Virgo" as it is the sole supplier for the large mass of water needed to power the Trevi fountain. During this tour you'll enter a real once in a lifetime place that is hidden below the world famous fountain and be able to see part of this underground Aqueduct within the Vicus Caprarius archaeological Museum.


Our adventure will end with a visit to the virgin aqueduct archeological site, still preserved below the building of the "Rinascente" commercial center in Via del Tritone. Before the tour is over, you'll get a taste of the Dolce vita with a coffee break on the Rinascente panoramic terrace!


The fountains are enough to justify a trip to Rome

P.B Shelley

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