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Rome: Roman National Museum Experience with Multimedia Video

1. Rome: Roman National Museum Experience with Multimedia Video

Enjoy a smart, self-guided walking audio tour through some of Rome’s most beautiful sights with your smartphone. The itinerary will take you to the city’s artistic masterpieces, including the Doria Pamphilj Gallery, Palazzo Madama, and Palazzo Chigi. Discover the stories behind the most powerful and glamorous dynasties in Rome, as you walk through the palaces that have become their historical legacies. You will also enter the Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo Massimo, Baths of Diocletian, and Crypta Balbi. Explore breathtaking collections of art created by the greatest painters in history, as well as ancient statues. Take a leap three centuries into the past as you wander the rooms, decorated with precious furnishings preserved in their original state.

Rome: Treasures of the City 3-Hour Morning Tour

2. Rome: Treasures of the City 3-Hour Morning Tour

If you want to see Rome’s top attractions in a relatively short time, this 3-hour tour combines comfortable sightseeing by coach with a bit of walking. On the Classical Rome tour, you’ll get up close to the highlights of the Eternal City, including the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and St. Peter's Basilica. After crossing the Piazza della Repubblica, with its Fountain of the Naiads, your guide will take you on a pleasant stroll through Rome’s historical center. Admire the Trevi Fountain, La Colonna di Marco Aurelio, and the Bernini-designed Palazzo di Montecitorio. You’ll also see the Palazzo Madama and Piazza Navona. Just past Castel Sant’Angelo, the driver will drop you off at a point close to Vatican City. Admire St. Peter's Square, where your guide will tell you about the Basilica, and then you’ll have the chance to explore this magnificent church on your own (except when religious celebrations are being held). See masterpieces such as Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's bronze canopy, before re-boarding the bus.

Rome: Caravaggio and Baroque Art Private Guided Tour

3. Rome: Caravaggio and Baroque Art Private Guided Tour

This 3-hour private tour of Caravaggio’s art and Rome’s Baroque masterpieces is the perfect opportunity for a close-up look at the artist’s work. Michelangelo Merisi, alias Caravaggio, one of the greatest painters of all time, spent the majority of his life in Rome. The tour begins at Piazza del Popolo and the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo, where you’ll see The Crucifixion of St. Peter and The Conversion of St. Paul. Then you’ll pass near 2 of Caravaggio’s residences, Palazzo Madama, the seat of the Senate, and Giustiniani Palace, which now houses the offices of the Senate. Your guide will tell you about unusual events in Caravaggio’s life and also provide commentary on the architecture or current functions of the main Italian government houses such as Montecitorio Palace. See the major masterpieces of Caravaggio, including The Life of St. Matthew in St. Louis of France’s Contarelli Chapel, and The Madonna of the Pilgrims in St. Augustine. Admire Baroque architectural masterpieces, including the Church of St. Ignatius. Pass by the Pantheon and hear about its history from your guide. Your tour ends in Piazza Navona, where you’ll be able to admire one of the Bernini’s masterpieces, the Fountain of the 4 Rivers, and Borromini’s façade of St. Agnes in Agony. Hear stories of these rival artists, and about the tragic end of Caravaggio’s life in Rome.

Turin: City Highlights Guided E-Bike Tour

4. Turin: City Highlights Guided E-Bike Tour

Meet your local host in the city center, choose your e-bike and start this amusing 3 hours bike tour to discover the many souls and gorgeous monuments of Turin. It is a multi-faceted city, where luxury and modesty live together in perfect balance creating fascinating and interesting contrasts. Your first stop will be the heart of the historic center for a first introduction to the history of this beautiful Italian city, characterized by the Italian Royals: Savoia family. Pedal along elegant boulevards and reach Piazza San Carlo to admire the equestrian monument of Emanuele Filiberto of Savoia. Continue your visit reaching Piazza Carignano and see some of the most beautiful historical buildings, declared UNESCO World heritage since 1997. Follow easy cycling paths and enjoy the shade of elegant buildings until Piazza Castello and admire the Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama and San Lorenzo Church. Your guide will take you on a journey from the past to the present. You’ll learn why the city is so important nowadays and its industrial development thanks to FIAT, the Italian automobile industry that is now part of the popular soul of the city. With your local insider you will then discover the Royal Gardens and Porta Palatina, an ancient Roman site. Relax pedaling through luxuriant gardens and reach Mole Antonelliana, the true symbol of the city. In the shade of its magnificence there’s a very interesting neighborhood, enriched by modern murales dedicated to sustainability, promoted by the famous coffee brand: Lavazza, born in Turin. Finally, cross the monumental bridge over Po river, and climb the Cappuccini hill to enjoy a breathtaking view over Turin. Last but not least, reach the beautiful Valentino Park, famous for being one of the gathering places for locals and for the elegant castel. Finally, enter the young and vibrant neighborhood of San Salvario and go back to the initial point.

Rome: Squares and Fountains Smartphone Audio Guide

5. Rome: Squares and Fountains Smartphone Audio Guide

Let your eye wander at your ease through Rome’s iconic streets, old architecture, stunning fountains, and Baroque’s Squares. Begin your tour in Piazza Navona, surrounded by astonishing buildings and fountains such as fountains of the four rivers, from here you will head through St Louis of the French, known for its Caravaggio masterpieces, passing by the Pantheon. Move further on to travel to Fontana di Trevi and toss your coin in the fountain, but the tour doesn’t stop here, head across Piazza Barberini and enjoy finishing your tour at the most visited square in Rome, Piazza Navona. Climb up to Church of the Santissima Trinità dei Monti and enjoy an amazing view on the heart of Rome.

A History of Power in Modern Rome: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. A History of Power in Modern Rome: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears! Allow me to introduce you to the city that was once known as "caput mundi", the capital of the world. On this self-guided walking tour, you’ll go off the tourist track and get an Italian’s view of the city’s historical monuments, some of which represent fleeting hope and, many others, crushing disappointment in the country’s modern-day leaders. Join me as I unravel the political sagas of the country that gave birth to the Medici and the Borgia family, and Machiavelli. Our tour begins next to the ancient Roman Empire’s diplomatic Arc of Constantine outside the Flavian Amphitheatre, more popularly known as the Colosseum. We’ll explore both ancient and modern Rome as you wind your way through the city to Piazza Navona where the tour ends. Along the way, you’ll unearth the stories that linger on Palatine Hill and at the Roman Forum, both of which I’ll point out to you, and you’ll find out about some of the darker, more scandalous mechanisms that run the relatively young Republic of Italy. I’ll show you Piazza Venezia, where fascist leader Mussolini riled up crowds before dragging the country into tragedy. You’ll then follow in the footsteps of victorious politicians to stand in the shadow of the Quirinal Palace where you can admire the building that was once the home of popes, then kings, and is now the residence of the President of the Republic. If that’s not enough, on this tour of "La Città Eterna" (the Eternal City) you’ll also: • Hear how Nicola Salvi built a sculpture just to block the view of a barber who bullied him while he worked on the Trevi fountain • Visit the column that was built in Piazza Colonna as a tribute to Marcus Aurelius (played by Russel Crowe in the movie Gladiator) • Discover the scandals and fisticuffs of Palazzo Chigi and Palazzo Montecitorio, the seats of power in Italy’s modern-day state • Learn the history of the Pantheon in Piazza della Rotonda • See the home of the Italian Senate at Palazzo Madama • Find out about more sightseeing opportunities and local favourites like Saint Peter’s Basilica and Trastevere I look forward to leading you on this 90-minute stroll to learn about one of the most iconic cities in the world from Romulus through to the Renaissance, and the Risorgimento to the Republic of Italy. Please note: This tour is designed so that you don’t need to enter any of the sites along its route. You will hear plenty of interesting information without needing to go inside. However, if you do want to enter any of the attractions, it is recommended that you book ahead of time. Once you've redeemed the tour on the VoiceMap app, please look under the "Places to stop along the way" section for more booking information.

Turin: Private City Walking Tour with Chocolate Shop Tasting

7. Turin: Private City Walking Tour with Chocolate Shop Tasting

In this private walking tour you will discover Turin's Art and History, among Baroque palaces, elegant squares, typical arcades, curious spots and amazing churches. You will enjoy the beauty of its historical centre from the Roman origins (Porte Palatine) to the breathtaking Piazza Castello with the Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama, the Cathedral... And not only! Did you know that Turin is famous for its excellent chocolate? Taste the famous “Giandujotto” in a nice and elegant choco-shop during the visit!

Rome: Highlights of Caravaggio's Rome

8. Rome: Highlights of Caravaggio's Rome

Meet your guide in Campo Marzio, heart of the historical center of Rome and scenario of our tour! Not that much has changed in this peculiar neighborhood since the time Caravaggio used to wander around its alleys. Marvel at his masterpieces inside churches, stop by the Palaces where he lived as a guest, and the workshops where he started his carrier. Find the infamous locandas and taverns where he used to hang out and the houses of the courtesans becoming models of his creation. Get to the place where he eventually murdered someone causing the artist to leave the capital, leading to his descending parable, his wandering up and down Italy waiting for the forgiveness of the Pope which will arrive shortly before his death in the coast of Tuscany. Itinerary: - Piazza del Popolo - Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo (inside) Crucifixion of Peter, Assumption of the Virgin, Conversion of Saint Paul - Via di Pallacorda - Vicolo della Torretta - Palazzo Giustiniani - Piazza Navona - Palazzo della Cancelleria - Via delle Coppelle - Via della Maddalena - Via della Lupa - Via della Scrofa - Basilica of San Luigi dei francesi (inside), Calling and Martyrdom of Saint Matthew, Saint Matthew and the Angel - Basilica of Sant'Agostino in Campo Marzio (inside), Madonna del Pellegrino - Basilica of Santa Maria in Vallicella (inside), the Deposition - Parish of San Nicola dei Prefetti - Palazzo Madama - Via del Governo Vecchio

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What people are saying about Palazzo Madama

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 96 reviews

Our guide shared his knowledge & love of Caravaggio with us, along with outstanding recommendations for books, more pieces to visit and where, along with Milan recommendations for churches and historical sites. Couldn't recommend this tour more! I have nerve damage so we had to make frequent stops along the way but he didn't act like it was ever an issue or tried to rush the experience, which was so appreciated!

Fabulous tour and a really good way to get to see all the main sights of Turin with lots of information about the city. Our guide was so enthusiastic and knowledgable and was really good company. The e-bikes are v new and easy to ride (even my 72 yr old mum got the hang of it!) I highly recommend. Thank you!

Excellent personal guide on lovely electric bikes. Covered lots of history in a very digestible form. We would do this again when we return to Turin! Brilliant!

Sofia excellent guide and company we did a nice tour ideal for those who have little time and want to discover this beautiful city! Super recommended

Excellent. Our guide Sofia was very knowledgeable, the bikes were good quality. The length was good.