Highlights of this tour
- Spanish Steps
- Piazza Navona
- Trevi Fountain
- Pantheon’s square
- Saint Ignatius
- Saint Louis of France
Your wheelchair accessible walking tour Spanish Steps to Piazza Novana, starts at the pre-set location where you meet your officially licensed guide. She will tell you everything about the various highlights you see during this walking/rolling tour.
The walking tour starts with the Spanish Steps, located on Piazza di Spagna. Here you admire this imposing stairway designed by architect Francesco De Sanctis, which was built between 1723 and 1726. The stairway counts eleven ramps, and each ramp has twelve single steps. At the top of the stairs, you see the Trinità dei Monti Church, and in front of the stairs, you see the Fontana della Barcaccia, a fountain in the shape of a boat. Today, the Spanish Steps is a popular place for artists, painters, poets, and tourists, and at the top, you find several artists who are painting visitor’s portraits.
You continue towards the Trevi Fountain. This fountain is the most significant and best-known in Rome. The fountain in the late baroque style was built at the order of Pope Clemens Xll, between 1732 and 1762. The fountain on Piazza di Trevi is 26 meters high and 22 meters wide. Its name Trevi is derived from tre vie; this means ‘three ways’ in Italian. The fountain has this name because there used to be three roads leading to Piazza di Trevi.
Today, it is a tradition to throw coins in the basin. With your back towards the fountain, you close your eyes, think about Rome, and with your right hand you toss a coin over your left shoulder in the fountain. Then, one day you will return to Rome. When you throw two coins, you will meet your lover, and with three coins, you will marry. All the coins in the fountain are used for charities.
The tour continues with a visit to Pantheon’s square, also known as Piazza della Rotonda. Besides the historic Pantheon and Fontana Delle Rotonda, this square houses several important churches. One of them being Saint Ignatius, an outstanding baroque church with wonderful decoration and a beautiful painted ceiling from the Triomf van Ignatius. Furthermore, you see Saint Louis of France, the national church of France, with its Caravaggio’s paintings on Pantheon’s square.
You finish your walking tour with a stop at Piazza Navona, a square in one of the oldest districts of the City and bustling with many of restaurants and beautiful architecture. In the south part of this square, you see Fontana del Moro. This is a beautiful baroque fountain with four Tritons. Moreover, you see Fontana Dei Quattro Fiumi, an incredible creation by Bernini, with in the middle of the fountain a red obelisk and Church Sant-Agnese in Agone.
After the tour you guide can advise a place for a coffee or lunch. If your hotel is located outside the city center, we can reserve a private adapted vehicle to bring you back to your accommodation.
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