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HIGHLIGHTS of Rome walking Tour


HIGHLIGHTS of Rome walking Tour

Step into beauty and history!! This 2,5 hours walking tour will take you to the most famous squares of Rome: Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish steps! Admire the monuments and you will be captured by the stories behind them…things you won’t find in books!

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  • Campo de’ Fiori
  • Piazza Navona
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Colonna
  • Piazza Montecitorio
  • Fontana di Trevi
  • Piazza di Spagna

Private Walking Tour of the highlights of Rome: Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Campo de' fiori, Navona and more…

Three coins in the fountain, Each one seeking happiness. Thrown by three hopeful lovers, Which one will the fountain bless? Three hearts in the fountain, Each heart longing for its home. There they lie in the fountain Somewhere in the heart of Rome. Which one will the fountain bless?
Do you know the song? Well if you don’t, you will find out what it is about in this “Highlights of Rome” walking tour! 

Step into beauty and history!! This 2,5 hours walking tour will take you to the most famous squares of Rome: Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish steps! Admire the monuments and you will be captured by the stories behind them…things you won’t find in books! 
Fun, knowledge, beauty and no stress with a licensed, expert roman guide! We will show you the best of our city and all you will have to do is relax and enjoy!

Where does the highlights of Rome tour starts and which sites will you see?

We will start this private walking tour about the masterpieces of Rome with a glimpse of the real Rome: the vibrant CAMPO DE FIORI, with its wonderful morning street market or its relaxed afternoon atmosphere, hard to believe that executions used to take place there!

Then, a few blocks far, you’ll discover that Michelangelo’s genius created the beautiful Palazzo Farnese and from here we will walk to PIAZZA NAVONA, the largest of the XVII Century squares -“Piazze” in Italian. Here you will admire Bernini’s baroque masterpiece: the FOUNTAIN OF THE FOUR RIVERS. Piazza Navona is also the place where you can find street artists and painters but, above all…it’s here that you can get one of the best Gelato in Rome, promised! 

After this, our favourite stop of the Highlights of Rome walking Tour… The mighty Pantheon! . You will enter the temple with your guide and you’ll feel you walk on air! The magnificent temple of all Gods turned into a Church in the VII Century … You won’t probably believe how well-preserved, how big the dome is and… just made of one solid piece! In case it rains you can try to see if any drop falls inside: there’s a hole in the center of the dome, but romans do believe the water will not fall inside… even if it rains!

The next stop of our walking tour through the enchanting heart of Rome is: TREVI FOUNTAIN… be ready with your coin! This is where our highlights of Rome walking will take us through narrow alleys. Here you will understand the meaning of the song and we’ll make sure you will come back to Rome someday by making you throw a coin in the fountain but… you don’t have to look!

Where does the highlights of rome walking tour end?

At the end of the tour, we will reach the SPANISH STEPS, the last stop of our walking tour and the last view the Romantic poet John Keats had before dying in 1821, but, above all, one of the most beautiful squares of the city! it’s hard to believe that this is where, some centuries ago, rich people refused to move and broke artists used to live! 

Could you ask for more?! THE HIGHILIGHTS OF ROME WALKING TOUR: TREVI, PANTHEON & Co., in little more than 2 hours will make you fall in love with our city.  Fullfill your eyes with the beauty, your mind with the words of an expert guide and we are sure no further coin in the Trevi fountain will be needed to let you come back soon! 


  • Tour is available only private
  • Entrance to the Pantheon require a tickets of 8 euros each. We will send you instructions to buy tickets by yourself at the moment of the booking or buy tickets on your behalf.
  • We will visit churches: please be properly dressed 🙂
  • Your guide will be local, licensed, expert in roman history and… Super entertaining!


We run only private tours.

We don't run small groups.

We can accommodate time/day request according to our guides' and entry tickets availability.

Final and detailed price will be provided after receiving your request from the contact form.

Starting price for a private tour 2,5 hrs for 2 adults: 350 euro + tickets but definitive price is provided *only* upon request.
Price can be reduced during low season or increased during holiday, peak dates or last minute request.

For group larger than four, price will be provided upon request.

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People say about us…

  • star rating  What a wonderful experience led by our tour guide, Marta! Our children ages 7 and 5 really absorbed the stories and enjoyed their scavenger huntlooking for specific objects. ... read more

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    February 5, 2023

    star rating  This was our third tour with Joy of Rome and second with Francesca. She has a gift for bringing the stories behind the artworks to life and sharing her enthusiasm.... read more

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    January 13, 2023

    star rating  Our guide Francesca was fantastic! As an art historian and curator of street art, she really made the subject com alive. I strongly recommend this activity for anyone interested in... read more

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    December 30, 2022
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    December 18, 2022

    star rating  A must-go for kids - We did 2 tours with Serena on the same day for our family of 4( 6y and 8y old boys) , visiting Colosseum in the morning and Vatican in the... read more

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    December 15, 2022

    star rating  Francesca‘s narrative is always the best. She is our joy of Rome. No one brings Rome to life better.

    October 18, 2022
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    October 5, 2022

    star rating  We loved this tour! Their guide was wonderful and the tour at night was magical! We got so much more out of the experience this way and thoroughly enjoyed our... read more

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    Serena was a 5 Star guide! She was professional and knowledgeable and tailored her commentary to our needs. Her words... read more

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    star rating  Loved this tour! Maria was AMAZING with my two boys (5.5 and 8 yrs) while touring the Colosseum in August. They are both shy, she was caring and kept them... read more

    September 4, 2022
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    August 29, 2022

    star rating  We did four tours with Grace and found her to be extremely knowledgeable, speaking at length about the history, culture and traditions of the artifacts we saw. She answered all... read more

    August 17, 2022

    star rating  Took four tours with Joy of Rome and Francesca and Grace were a true Joy! We did the Vatican, catacombs, pantheon and colosseum. Highly recommend! Thanks so much ladies.

    August 14, 2022
  • star rating  Francesca was a great guide. She engaged with my 8 yo and had lots of interesting details to share. Definitely a must do tour in Rome.

    July 28, 2022

    star rating  Great tour with not just historical facts but plenty of anecdotes that kept the teenagers attentive the whole time. Massimo was just fantastic. Period.

    July 28, 2022

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    July 19, 2022
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    July 16, 2022

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    July 13, 2022

    star rating  Our Joy of Rome tour was our favorite tour we did in Rome. Serena was our guide and not only was she informative, but kind and accommodating. She was excited... read more

    July 9, 2022
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    June 2, 2022

    star rating  Francesca was extremely knowledgeable. She has great enthusiasm for the art, artists, the gallery and helping us learn. She answered our questions and welcomed them. It deepened... read more

    May 29, 2022

    star rating  We had a private Vatican Tour on a Friday night with Serena. It was incredible! Serena was so engaging and knowledgeable. Her enthusiasm was contagious. ... read more

    May 20, 2022
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    May 9, 2022

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    April 10, 2022
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    March 14, 2022

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Virtual Tour available!

A virtual walk in the center of Rome: book it now! The dome of the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, the coin in the Trevi Fountain! If you cannot travel but still want to experience a visit to the historic center of the Eternal City, this virtual tour just perfect! We will be in our apartment in Rome, you will be at your home or if you prefer but we will both be on the street using Google Earth! In 1 hour virtual tour we will cover all the main attractions of the city and you will be able to ask all the questions you want! Prepare your glass of wine (or coffee cup) and enjoy the history by interacting with us live from the comfort of your home!