Eyes of Rome

Rome through Women's Eyes

Portraits and legends of Palazzo Corsini Gallery

Focus

  • Art
  • History

What makes this tour Special

Follow a thematic itinerary to discover some "off the beaten path" sites around the Trastevere district.

Discuss the role of many iconic women in Italian society and history.

Experience how one of the most active women-founded institutions in Rome plays an important role in striving for worldwide equality.

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

09:30 - 14:30

TRANSFER

Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Transfer to the tour site included

KID FRIENDLY

This tour is suitable for kids of all ages

ENTRANCE TICKETS

Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

WHEELCHAIRS

Wheelchairs may need to take a slightly alternative path through the city center.

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified private guide
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Coffee Break
  • 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

  • Palazzo Corsini
  • International Woman's house
  • Trastevere
  • The Corsini family, a very important family unit within the late middle ages of Italy. Albeit under the power of the Medici, the Corsini thrived throughout Florence, Tuscany and even Rome. During the Renaissance and Baroque ages of Italy, the family played a vital role in some of Romes greatest masterpieces that are still admired today. The most noticeable being Pope Clement XII who founded the Capitoline museums and also passed the commission for the Trevi fountain to be built. The Palazzo displays the gallery of the Corsini family's personal collections as well as houses the National Gallery of Antique Art.
  • The International Women’s House of Rome is a self-financed non profit organization that is dedicated to not only helping women with the ongoing sexism in work difficulty but supports women in distress too. The house also prevails in promoting and raising awareness of women in politics and culture such as the women's artistic production, from painters to writers and more.
  • A quant area of Rome that has seen vast changes over the centuries. This area was home to the original Jewish Synagogue of Rome and also the oldest church of the Eternal City. During 753–509 BC it was home to "Hostile Etruscans" and once overtaken, the area was largely used by local fishermen as they took advantage of the close by Tiber river. This part of Rome was even chosen by Julius Caesar as the location for his luxury Garden Villa!

Tour description

A tour dedicated to woman’s unconventional and revolutionary secrets while living their lives as protagonists of Art and History, from the eighteenth century to the present time. Stroll the picturesque streets of Trastevere, explore a marvelous Antique Art collection within a princess adopted palace and discover the world of the Women's institute in the beating heart of Rome.


Palazzo Corsini of Rome was part of the large territory that the Corsini family controlled during the late middle ages of Italy, subsequently becoming home to the Princess of Sweden during the 17th century for almost 30 years. During her occupation, she unsuccessfully tried to take the crown of Naples and Poland. The Palace reminded a significant power point moving into the 18th century too when family members of Neapolitan made it their residence during the French invasion.

Nowadays the Palace is home to the National Gallery of Antique Art and this is the area you'll focus. Be introduced to the portraits created through the history of Romes heroines, and noblewomen, including that of the Princess of Sweden within her private quarters.


Situated on the same street as the Palace is the international women's house of Rome. Here you'll enjoy a relaxing coffee or tea in the charming garden café while hearing how the institute has played a vital role in the world of equality, created and still run entirely by woman.


The remainder of the tour will be within the picturesque streets of the Trastevere district - A locals favorite when admiring Rome. While in the almost exclusive pedestrian streets, you'll hear the stories of the past, learning the myths and legends about the female protagonists of the area and most intriguingly about the Fornarina, the local bakers young daughter who was rumored to be the lover of world famous painter, Raphael.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that Eyes of Rome® applies the following cancellation policy for the selected product:

  • Eyes of Rome operates on a Full Refund Policy of the amount paid during the booking for cancellations made with 72-hours minimum notice
  • For cancellations/amendments requested from 72 to 24 hours from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to charge or hold from the downpayment € 40 per person
  • For no shows on the day of the tour or cancellations/amendments requested less than 24 hours from the tour starting time, Eyes of Rome reserves the right to hold the amount paid during check out and charge any remaining balance for incomplete payments

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