Welcome to Rome – the Eternal City

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Basic Information
Short Description
Our main tour of Rome, providing an introduction to the history and life of the Eternal City. You will see the most important monuments of the Old City such as the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Roman Forum and Colosseum. If you only have time for one tour, this is the one you are looking for.
Total time
~ 2,5 hours
English (check the booking calendar for availability)
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
Statua di Pasquino - look for the yellow umbrella!Go to map
Ending point
Near the Colosseum
Additional info
♿️Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
This tour is provided by

Walkative Rome


If you were to name one city that over its history had the biggest impact on the world, it would be precisely this one, Rome. The cradle of western civilization, that witnessed the zeniths of human achievement and the depths of chaos and downfall. With its unparalleled historical and artistic heritage, it is one of the world’s most visited, famous and beautiful cities. No wonder they say all roads lead here – once you arrive, Rome will steal your heart forever. Come and get ready for an endless discovery of art, history, culture, elegance and passion – get ready for Rome!

The story of Rome begins with the myth of Romulus and Remus, twin brothers raised by a she-wolf, and Romulus’ founding the city in 753 BC. Despite these humble beginnings, its destiny was to become the heart of one of history’s greatest empires. Rome saw the rise of iconic leaders like Julius Caesar and Augustus, as well as architectural marvels like the Colosseum and the Pantheon. Its roads, aqueducts, and legal systems became the backbone of the empire, influencing civilizations to come. Finally ravaged by internal struggles and external invasions, Rome fell in 476 AD, marking the end of the ancient world and the beginning of the Middle Ages. Despite this, the city remained the centre of a new dominant religion, Christianity, shaping the course of European and world’s history. The Popes were commissioning works that eventually led to the Renaissance – a rebirth of art and learning. Artists like Michelangelo and Raphael, turned Rome into a gemstone, creating masterpieces like the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. This process continued in the Baroque era with genius artists like Bernini and Borromini, creating swirling sculptures and dramatic fountains all over the city. The 18th century Age of Enlightenment, brought a new wave of rationalism and fascination in classicism, attracting intellectuals and artists from across Europe, who wandered the ancient streets of Rome in search of inspiration. Rome, soaked in history and art, became a pivotal stop on the Grand Tour, a rite of passage for Europe’s elite. Then came the tumultuous 19th century, a time of upheaval and rebirth. The Eternal City, witnessed the rise and fall of Napoleon, endured conflicts and uprisings, and finally emerged as the proud capital of a unified Italy. It evolved into the bustling metropolis we see today, seamlessly blending its rich past with the vibrancy of the present. 

During our “Welcome to Rome” tour, you will have the chance to discover Rome’s most iconic places. Wandering around the Old Town, we will stop at Piazza Navona, a lively square that was once the site of ancient Roman games. You will also see treasures like the stately Pantheon, a temple turned into a church where some of the most influential Italian personalities are buried (i.e. King Vittorio Emanuele II and King Umberto I). Continuing our exploration, we’ll make our way to the iconic Trevi Fountain, where you can participate in the famous ritual of throwing a coin into its waters. Our route will then lead to Piazza Venezia, where the imposing Altar of the Fatherland stands – a magnificent testament to Italy’s unification. Finally, we will get to the heart of ancient Rome, the Foro Romano, where the remnants of temples and government buildings bring us back to the times of the mighty Roman Empire. Our tour will end with the view of the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built – the Colosseum – that once hosted epic gladiatorial contests and spectacles, the symbol of Roman engineering and power of entertainment. Apart from all the historical, architectural and cultural aspects of the city, there is something else we simply cannot miss showing you. The food! Rest assured that our guides will reveal their secret places to have a carbonara, amatriciana or a local favourite – cacio e pepe! And of course where to get the best Italian coffee and gelato afterwards! 

Join our tour to see the most iconic places in Rome and get enchanted by the city’s staggering beauty. You will soon discover that Rome is not just another destination; it’s an experience that captures your heart and imagination. Book your tour today and prepare to fall in love with Rome!

During this 2,5 hour tour, you will see and discover:

  • Piazza Navona

  • Pantheon

  • Trevi Fountain

  • Piazza Venezia

  • Altar of the Fatherland

  • Foro Romano

  • Colosseum

  • …and much, much more!


Meeting Point
Statua di Pasquino - look out for the yellow umbrella!

Booking is obligatory. Walkative! pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travelers and small groups. In the best interest of our visitors we aim to keep our free tours relatively small. Hence, we cannot accept parties of more than 7 people on our regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more, please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.

Must do tour when visiting Rome

Rated 5.0 out of 5
6 hours ago

If you’re at all interested in the history of this city, you absolutely need to do this tour. It’s technically free, but you should bring at least €10 euros per person to tip the guide, if not more.

Our guide, Jost, was knowledgeable, passionate, funny, and overall made the experience incredibly enjoyable. I couldn’t recommend this tour more.


Informative and good value

Rated 3.0 out of 5
1 day ago

A good tour to start a trip to Rome with, as you see the important places and get good tips for food etc. Our tour guide was originally Polish and at times it was hard to hear/understand. The history also seemed to skip backwards and forwards a lot which was quite confusing. Overall a good tour and I would recommend,


My experience with this walking tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
3 days ago

It was a really nice experience and a real pleasure to listen to the tour guide

Shirin eb

Roma travel

Rated 5.0 out of 5
4 days ago

Thank you for very good time to Rome this week. Walking tour was great and very interesting.


Good - with room for improvement

Rated 4.0 out of 5
4 days ago

Our guide was originally from Poland but had lived in Italy for 8yrs. She was good but needs to find the balance between providing too much detail and too little. Also being able to find the right pace.


This tour is also available as
a Private Tour.

Private tour