Walking around the ancient City of Rome

Suggested self guided walks of Rome & guided tours

Walking tour of Ancient City of Rome
Choosing a guide: walking tours offering insights into ancient Rome

One of the delights of visiting Rome is the ancient City of Rome. Only a handful of roads are wide enough for two vehicles to pass or carry large buses and trucks.

The result is a maze of quiet mainly pedestrian lanes and alleys to explore. Evening is a great time to do these walks too, you are spoilt for choice of atmospheric restaurants or bars where you can people watch from an outdoor seat.

There are of course some major tourist attractions in the area like the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon but for many people there are other less well known places that capture the imagination upon discovery. Around just about every corner, there is something of interest.


Discover the ancient city of Rome

What is special about Rome is that, for example, a church that anywhere else would be a major tourist attraction, here in Rome, is just a quiet retreat with a few tourists taking in the spectacle inside. There are literally so many things to discover in Rome. The choice, therefore is yours, just get 'lost' in the ancient centre and soak up the atmosphere, get a good guide book and street map and explore independently or take a guided walking tour to get an orientation of the highlights and make sense of the marvels in front of your eyes.

We have also put up some self guided walking routes that get you between the main attractions independently and probably much quicker than a sightseeing bus.

Half-day guided walking tours of the ancient City of Rome

Ancient City of Rome walks
Ancient City of Rome walks

Below are an assortment of guided walking tours of the ancient City of Rome. These walking tours typically last about three hours and connect some of the major “must see” tourist attractions with much in between that may be of equal interest, but unknown to you before starting the walk.

It is a great way of getting an informed orientation of the ancient City of Rome before striking out on your own or if you are time poor an efficient and informative way of experiencing the best of the ancient City of Rome in a short space of time.

Rome walking tour


rome walking tour

Entrance to Colosseum/Roman Forum plus walking tour of Pantheon and Piazza Navona.

Skip-the-line tour of Colosseum.

Rome walking tour


walking tour of Rome

Including visits to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps

Afternoon tour lasting 2.5hrs. Option to upgrade and add on Colosseum beforehand.

Enjoy a home-made Italian gelato in summer or a cappuccino or hot chocolate in winter.

Rome walking tour at night


walking tour of Rome at night

The best of Rome illuminated at night

Discover Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. See the Colosseum lit up at night and experience some of Rome's top attractions in the evening.

Free self-guided walks around Rome

Trevi Fountain, Rome
Trevi Fountain

There really is only one way of exploring the ancient city centre of Rome and that's to walk. Not only is walking the most practical way of visiting all the sights in the ancient city centre its also by far the most rewarding way.

For those who want to explore at their own pace then we have a few free reference walks that connect some of the most famous sights visitors want to see on their visit to Rome. Pick-up a good guide book that can explain what you are seeing and you have the recipe for a great independent adventure, day or night.

Walk 1 - A circuit of Villa Borghese

Walk 2 - Spanish Steps to Trevi Fountain

Walk 3 - Trevi Fountain to the Pantheon

Walk 4 - The Pantheon to Trastevere via Piazza Navona

Walk 5 - The Pantheon to Vatican City via Piazza Navona

Walk 6 - A walk above and around Trastevere

Walk 7 - Trastevere to Capitoline Hill & Museum

Walk 8 - The Pantheon to Colosseum via Roman Forum & Capitoline Hill

Walk 9 - The Appian Way (outside Rome City Centre)


Vatican Museums tours & fast track tickets
Vatican Museums fast track tickets From €35
Reserved entrance and guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel From €62
Vatican Museums fast track tickets + early entrance From €92
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Skip the Line Tour From €72
Vatican Museums private tours with fast track access Prices vary on numbers
St Peter's Basilica tours & fast track tickets
St Peter's Basilica Entry Ticket & Guided Tour From €25
St. Peter's Basilica Dome, Basilica & Underground Grottoes Guided Tour From €43
St Peter's Basilica guided tour with access to cupola (Dome) From €44
St Peter's & Vatican Museums combined tours
Vatican Museums + St Peter's (With Fast Track Access) Tour 1 From €72
Vatican Museums + St Peter's (With Fast Track Access) Tour 2 From €72
Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St Peter’s From €84
Vatican Museums, Vatican Gardens & St Peter’s guided tour with breakfast From €115
Vatican gardens tours
Vatican gardens walking tour From €50
Vatican Gardens bus tour From €96
Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Colosseum & Roman Forum fast track tickets From €29
Colosseum & Roman Forum special access Belvedere, Arena & Underground From €101
Walking tours (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Trevi...)
Colosseum & Roman Forum walking tour From €57
Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Piazza Navona From €61
Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Trevi Fountain From €29
Villa Borghese Gallery
Villa Borghese fast track tickets From €25
Villa Borghese fast track tickets + guided tour From €69
Villa Borghese fast track tickets + Gardens + guided tour From €59
Other popular City of Rome tours
Best of Rome by bike From €55
Roman Gladiator lesson From €91
Night Vatican Museums Tour Including Sistine Chapel   From €152
Private tours of Rome
Flexible customised private tours of Rome by car  
Private sightseeing tour of Rome by golf cart  

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