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Private Tour

Trastevere art walk

Walking through Trastevere history and art private tour

The finest and hidden side of Trastevere will reveal all its evocative enchantment to your amazed eyes with our customizable private tour, which represents a unique off-the-beaten-path experience of this charming yet misrepresented neighborhood. Our expert art historian guide will give you the keys to open the treasure chests of ancient churches and palaces full of history and prodigious stories, even unveiling all the secrets about the controversial masterpiece sculpted by Baroque genius Gian Lorenzo Bernini or the romance which entrapped the heart of Renaissance artist Raphael right here among these ancient alleys. The extraordinary chance to descend also the bowels of the basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere and the chiesa di San Crisogono will enrich the unexpected journey inside-out the immense gems and centuries of this invaluable slice of old Rome.

3 hours
ENG / ITA
Art historian guide
Customizable
Private tour
  • Gems included

    Raphael's frescoes at Villa Farnesina
    Underground S. Crisogono
    Cavallini's hidden frescoes at S. Cecilia
    Ancient pharmacy at S. Maria della Scala
    Bernini's masterpiece at S. Francesco a Ripa
  • Tailored in-depth experience

    This is a completely private tour, so you will have a personal guide just for you and your party, available to answer to all your questions.
  • Customizable

    The tour can be adapted to the traveller's needs and requests.
  • Skip-the-line admission tickets

    The tour includes tickets so you won’t waste any of your precious time in superfluous queues. Relax, we’ll take care of everything!
  • Top-rated specialist guide

    You’ll be accompanied by one of our super selected guides who are fluent in English and, what’s most important, true expert in their field of knowledge thanks to a serious academic background. They’re Italian locals living in Rome, so they have not only a contagious passion for Rome, but they know their hometown in all its aspects, so they can reveal to you all the hidden gems and let you live the city as well in the most immersing and fascinating way. In this case, the tour will be especially guided by a real graduated art historian who has a strong university preparation and also an official license as a tour guide, gained through a specific and competitive training path.
  • Equipment

    We recommend the use of comfortable shoes for the long walking paths. On rainy days, especially in fall and winter seasons, bring jackets (better if waterproof) to be worn in the underground or more humid areas and umbrellas for the open-air spaces. In sunny days, especially in spring and summer seasons, we also recommend the use of hats or any other sunshades because there are wide areas without any shades. Make also sure of adopting a proper dress code for the several places of worship: in particular, avoid short dresses, skirts or short pants and far too plunging necklines.
  • Accessibility

    This is an inclusive guided tour designed with love, maximum care and special attention to every people with special mobility needs. The walking path is thoughtfully studied to cause the least possible inconvenience, nevertheless some sections of the historic alleys and underground archaeological sites could be characterized by stairways, narrow spaces or uneven surfaces, being more difficult to access for wheelchairs or strollers. But, we will do our utmost to help you and make your experience pleasant. Feel free to contact us for any specific requests, so we can design the perfect tailored private tour specifically for your needs

Tour Plan

1

Villa Farnesina (indoor)

2

Palazzo Corsini (outdoor)

3

Fornarina house (outdoor)

4

Farmacia di Santa Maria della Scala (indoor)

5

Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere (outdoor)

6

Chiesa di San Crisogono (underground)

7

Chiesa di San Francesco a Ripa (indoor)

8

Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere (underground + frescoes)

9

Vicolo dell'Atleta (outdoor)

Where to meet our guide

You will agree with us upon the best meeting point, and we will provide you with details map, directions and photos of the place.

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