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

Duration: 2h and 15min
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.


  • Roman Forums and Trajan Column
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Palazzo Colonna
  • Papal Palace and its Secret Gardens
  • Basilica dei Santi Apostoli
  • Trevi Fountain
  • The Instagram Church Sant'Ignazio di Loyola
  • 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:
    Foro Traiano, 89, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
    Foro Traiano, 89, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
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    The meeting point is on the steps of the church Chiesa del Santissimo Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano. It's right by the Trajan Column and Trajan Forum. The guide will hold a tour 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
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Roman Forum

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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Chew 17 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
The Guide Simone is good and tour informative. Only gripe is quite soft and may not get the information, hope it can be conducted with microphone to make it louder
Magda 16 Jun 2024
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
It was one of the greatest tours we’ve ever been to. The guide was so passionate about Rome and all it’s history. Would 100% recommend booking a tour with him!!
ShuYing 16 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
excellent tour guide
Giovana 15 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
I totally recommend it! Jacob was very good as giving all the details about the families that built Rome. 5*
Anna 15 Jun 2024

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Very engaging and extremely knowledgeable!
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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.
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