Free Walking Tour of The City Center: The Families Who Made Rome

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on February 16, 2021

The Most Original Free Walking Tours in Rome. We provide an alternative take on history, infotainment, and politically incorrect jokes. Our tours range from arts and architecture to urban legends and ghost stories. Join us... Hidden gemms and famous sites will never appear the same again.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

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You need to be fluent in English

Italy has changed. But Rome is Rome.

Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.

Rome wasn’t built in a day, it was built to be Eternal. But who's responsible? Romulus, Cesar, the Pope? Which popes? What's the secret behind the rise of the Eternal City? Where does its power lie?

Why so many churches and where’s the best pizza? How many fountains are there in Rome? How many coins are tossed into the most beautiful of them? Why are the Egyptian obelisks everywhere, and who would have invented a basil-flavored gelato? 

The questions about Rome, its heroes, and its history are infinite, and there’s an answer to each of them.

Let us guide you through these ancient streets, and you’ll find out what sets Rome apart from any other city. 

This is not just an introductory tour of Rome. It's a journey through ambitions and dreams, envy and hatred, pride and love of the families who made Rome.


  • Piazza della Madonna di Loreto
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Palazzo Colonna
  • Papal Palace and its Secret Gardens
  • Basilica dei Santi Apostoli
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Oratorio del Santissimo Crocifisso
  • Pantheon
  • Piazza Navona

- You need to be fluent in English
- Shoulders and knees must be covered to enter the churches.

- Large group reservations of more than 6 people, even under a different name, are
NOT allowed and will be rejected. Groups of more than 6 people have to book a private tour.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Piazza della Madonna di Loreto, 26, 0...
    Piazza della Madonna di Loreto, 26, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
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    The meeting point is on the steps of the Madonna di Loreto Church. I'll have a sign with the name of the tour.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Piazza Venezia
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Palazzo Colonna
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Fontana di Trevi
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Chiesa di Sant' Ignazio di Loyola
  • 5
    Outside visit
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Piazza Navona

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Braden 03 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Max gives an incredible tour. Informative and entertaining. Among the best walking tours I've taken part in. Highly recommended.
Lidia 27 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Great tour with lots of information with Max! Totally recommended!
Udit 24 Nov 2023

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Travelled in group - Nov 2023
Max is a great storyteller and also has a great sense of humour while narrating the history. He takes you to not so popular places of Rome, and tells you the history in a very exciting and fun way. You can also ask him many questions and he'll do his best to answer them. I highly recommend this tour.
Norma 20 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Max was very knowledgeable, witty, and passionate about the legacies of ancient Rome. Highly recommend to take his tour.
Sara 19 Nov 2023

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
We completely recommend this tour in Rome. Super interesting and Max is the best telling stories!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
When do you want to go?
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