Let’s face it: Rome at night is even more beautiful and charming than during the day when it is overwhelmed by traffic. At night Rome rests on its glory based upon 3,000 years of history and civilization. Its night colors are famous all over the world, especially when after dusk the light on the streets beams over its majestic palaces and ruins.
A Rome by night tour such the ones we organize are generally tailored to two kind of customers: the ones who have just arrived and want to have a general overview of how the city looked like and functions today, and the ones who are leaving it because they are at the end of their sojourn. People who before leaving Rome decide to visit the Eternal City at night made a smart decision, because they want to brush up what they have learned and can continue to make the necessary historical connections before going to another Italian town.
– KNOW THAT ROME ENCOMPASSES 3,000 YEARS OF HISTORY
Although our tours last 2 to 3 hours, it is hard to lecture such a large period of time that saw Rome at the center of the Western civilization. However, as a bus covers the itinerary, it will be easier even for the newcomers to make the necessary links between the various layers that make Rome a unique place in the entire world.
– FOLLOW THE ROMAN FOUNTAINS
The water in Rome bears not only historical marks, but is also a clue of the works done in ancient Rome to bring the water from the hills surrounding Rome; later on popes sponsored works of restoration of Roman aqueducts that were in disrepair for centuries quenching the thirst of the inhabitants of the papal states. The Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain are an example of how a Roman aqueduct that was inaugurated by Augustus in the first century AD continued to feed the Romans under the popes.
– LOOK ALSO DOWN WHEN YOU WALK IN ROME
Use your imagination when you cover the main monuments of Rome. If for example you see the Pantheon today, imagine that long time ago this was not a standalone monument but a large complex with colonnades, fountains and porches. In addition, most of the level on which we walk today is a filler that originated by natural catastrophies (such as the Tiber River floods) or by works ordered during the dictatorship of Mussolini, like in the case of Via dei Fori Imperiali.
– ROME BY NIGHT IS A GOOD INTRODUCTION TO ROME
An open air tour like Rome by night can give you good insights about the enormous collection of art and antiquities preserved in the Vatican museums, in the archaeological museums of Rome and in the 650 churches that Rome hosts. It is not by any chance that a tour at night can entice more curiosity in any participant who wants to know more about Rome. As a matter of fact archaeological evidence that is located outdoor can signal the presence of many other artworks inside a museum, such as, for example the thermal bath complex of Caracalla located at the beginning of the Appian Way whose floor mosaics are preserved inside the Vatican Museums and in other museums of Rome.
-ASK QUESTIONS TO YOUR TOUR GUIDE
It is our job to answer any question you may have for us ! This way you will not only get an answer but even the other members of the group will listen and learn about Rome and its past. Remember if you are a passive learner, it will be hard to get the grasp of Rome in a very short amount of time. Everything is in rush today but not our tours. We want you to understand that, if you see a church next to a Roman ruin, that phenomenon relates to the period in which the early Catholic church was taking over the public buildings that once housed court houses or business activities in ancient Rome.