Next to Campo de’ Fiori we will admire the magical charm of Piazza Farnese, which takes its name from the imposing Palazzo Farnese. A few steps from Palazzo Farnese stands Palazzo Spada. The building is worth a stop thanks to the brilliance of forced prospective introduced by the famous architect Borromini.
Proceed then to Piazza Navona, one of the most famous squares in the world. Its original
shape repeats with extreme faithfulness the perimeter of the ancient stadium of Domitian built in 89 A.D. . The symbol of the square is the “Fountains of Four Rivers”, designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and competing with Borromini’s famed church S.Agnese in Agone.
In a ten minute walk we reach Piazza Della Rotonda housing the unmistakable structure of the Pantheon (inside visit). Once inside, our expert guide will be glad to give a short explanation about the history and the architectural secrets of the building. From Piazza della Rotonda the distance is short to Piazza Colonna, thus named after the 2nd century marble column celebrating the victories of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius over the Germanic populations. At present the square is the centre of the Italian political life, which gravitates around Palazzo Chigi, the seat of the Prime Minister.
We then cross Via del Corso and in just 5 minutes we are at the Trevi Fountain, a true masterpiece and certainly the most famous and spectacular fountain in Rome. The last stop of our itinerary will be Piazza Spagna: This area is surely a paradise for the fashion conscious shopper and you will find the most important and famous names of the Italian style.
Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure