Your professional photographic guide will point out details invisible to the untrained eye and reveal the best vantage-points on your chosen route. Learn to tell a story through images, take great shots of iconic monuments and capture atmospheric images off the beaten track.
So bring your walking shoes and be prepared to discover the mysteries of the city. Bring your camera and learn how to have more fun with your camera.
For beginners and professionals.
Discover parts of Rome less traveled by tourists.
Hear interesting tales and stories
Take better photos
Turn your photos into exciting stories
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Highlights: This tour offers participants an authentic city adventure and rare opportunity to experience Rome from an insider's point of view. Your professional photographic guide will point out details invisible to the untrained eye and reveal the best vantage-points on your chosen route. Learn to tell a story through images, take great shots of iconic monuments and capture atmospheric images off the beaten track.
We begin our adventure at Ponte Sant'Angelo the chief site of executions in Rome built by the Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd Century A.D. The most celebrated being the 22 year old Beatrice Cenci who was decapitated by the sword along with her step mother in 1599 for murdering their lecherous father. Legend has it that every year on the night before her death, she came back to the bridge carrying her severed head. It appeared in Dan Brown's 2000 novel Angels and Demons, the location was the secret lair for the Hassassin and is the last existing church of the Illuminati.
We will walk to Via dei Banchi Nuovi and discover why the Spanish ambassador spat in his valet's face. Our route takes us through Piazza Navona and Piazza Pasquino site of one of the talking statues and Via dei Banchi Vecchian ancient street once home to Florentine bankers as well as Via Giulia where there are and plenty of interesting churches.
We’ll visit Piazza Farnese the setting of Puccini's opera Tosca, with its 16th Century Palazzo and two magnificent fountains made from two giant basins originally from the Baths of Caracalla.
Then off to Campo di Fiori, where we will see where Giordano Bruno was burnt at the stake as a heretic.
You’ll walk through winding streets and arrive at Palazzo Spada and see Boromino's "perspective" before crossing the Ponte Sisto to Trastevere with its labyrinth of streets, refurbished buildings, art galleries, trendy bars and local atmosphere like Piazza Trilussa a popular meeting place for locals.
We finish at the Piazza Santa Maria the eponymous church in the square which is thought to be the first Christian temple in Rome. Built on the spot where in 38 B.C. oil sprang from the ground which was said to be a sign of the coming of Christ.
Colosseum to Pantheon Route
Highlights: The light can change from minute to minute as the early mist of sunrise gives way to the brilliance of the noon-day sun. From the Colosseum to the Pantheon, you will capture the light & shadow of Rome.
Departure: At the Kiosk newsstand outside the metro entrance, across from the Colosseum
The Colosseum is one of the world’s most famous landmarks and tourist attractions. Although it survives only as a ruin, it still rates as one of the finest examples of Roman architecture and engineering
The Foro Romano, or Roman Forum, was the focal point of the city for early Romans. It was the center for commercial, political, and civil activities and contained markets, prisons, statues, entertainment areas, temples and monuments built by various emperors. Perhaps more than any other Roman ruin, the Forum with its great temples and arches gives us a glimpse into both the architectural and political power of Rome during the time of the emperors and is the perfect outdoor classroom to make exciting and memorable photographs of one of the world's greatest historic sites.
The Campidoglio is a remarkable square and an urban masterpiece designed by Michelangelo. At the center of the square stands the great bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius.
The Pantheon is a building in Rome that was begun in 27 BC by the statesman Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa. It was completely rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian sometime between AD 118 and 128. It is remarkable for its size, its construction, and its design. The dome was the largest built until modern times, measuring about 142 feet (43 m) in diameter, and rising to a height of 71 feet (22 m) above its base. It was dedicated in AD 609 as the Church of the Santa Maria Rotonda, orad Martyrs, which it remains today. The tomb of Raphael is found inside.
Piazza Navona is a marvel of light and sculpture. It is exceptionally long and owes its shape to the ruins that formed it, for under the buildings that surround Piazza Navona are the remains of the Circus Domitianus, Domitian's stadium -- a part of which can still be seen. The piazza features many fine old buildings,a beautiful church and three stunning fountains. In the center of the piazza is Bernini's most spectacular fountain, la Fontana dei Fiumi (Four Rivers) erectedin 1651. Piazza Navona is an extremely lively place with open-air cafes around it. During the summer, numerous artists draw or paint members of the public for a fee. The place is crowded each day and there are often busker's and sometimes mimes to entertain.
Pantheon to St Peter's Route
Highlights: Nothing can compare to the afternoon light of Rome, as it washes the Eternal City in a vibrant, brilliant radiance. You will photograph the Roman Forum, the Coliseum, colorful piazzas filled with magnificent fountains, and winding cobblestone streets.
Departure: In front of MacDonald’s restaurant in the Pantheon Square
Piazza Navona is a marvel of light and sculpture. It is exceptionally long and owes its shape to the ruins that formed it, for under the buildings that surround Piazza Navona are the remains of the Circus Domitianus, Domitian's stadium -- a part of which can still be seen. The piazza features many fine old buildings, a beautiful church and three stunning fountains. In the center of the piazza is Bernini's most spectacular fountain, la Fontana dei Fiumi (Four Rivers) erected in 1651. Piazza Navona is an extremely lively place with open-air cafes around it. During the summer, numerous artists draw or paint members of the public for a fee. The place is crowded each day and there are often busker's and sometimes mimes to entertain.
Church of Santa Maria Magdalena. (subject to opening times) Best example of Rococo in Rome, this small but sumptuously decorated church just begs to be photographed. Afternoon light streams through the windows lighting the incredibly rich and ornate gold plaster work and frescoes.
Via della Pace and Via dei Coronari Behind Piazza Navona a labyrinth of alleyways stretch to the river. Many are full of pizzerias and cater for the tourists, but to the discerning eye the balconies, tiny shops and doorways all tell a story.
Castel Sant'Angelo was built, as was the Elian Bridge in front, by the Emperor Hadrian (117-138) as a Mausoleum for himself and his successors. Antoninus Pius completed it in 139. In 271, the Emperor Aurelian incorporated the pile into the defense system he designed: it lost its function as a tomb to become a fortress. In 1277, it was occupied by Nicholas II who connected it to the Vatican by the famous corridor, a safety passage which runs along the top of the encircling wall of the Vatican. Henceforth, it remained under the control of the Popes who used it as a fortress, to impress, but also as a prison and a place for torture. The bridge in front crosses the Tiber River and is adorned by some of Bernini's most beautiful and interesting statues.
St. Peter's Square is one of Rome's greatest sites, visited by millions of tourists and faithful. The splendid square and colonnade, Bernini's finest work, form a superb entryway to the greatest church of Christendom, dominated by the magnificent Dome of Michelangelo. Michelangelo, Giacomo della Porta and Domenico Fontana carried out the construction of this basilica, plagued by numerous obstacles and problems. The basilica rises over the foundations of a paleochristian Church, which, according to tradition, was built over the tomb of the Martyred Apostle Peter.