Have you ever been in a Palace where the same family has been living for centuries? Well in Rome you can and I'm talking about the dazzling Colonna Palace. We'll be walking through the galleries opened to the public for the 1st time in 1703 by Filippo II, where are on display countless works of art and through the rooms where lived Princess Isabele. Then we'll go on foot to visit an overlooked small archeological site that is just next to the Trevi Fountain. In between a rewarding icecream!
In front of the entrance of Galleria Colonna, Via della Pilotta 17, Rome
We meet in front of the entrance of the Gallery where I'll be waiting you with a sign with your name written on
We'll be visiting the garden and the galleries opened to the public for the 1st time in 1703 by Filippo II where are on display countless works of art that the Colonna Family has collected during the centuries and we'll recall the main events that has made so famous this family. We'll be visiting also the Apartment of Princess Isabelle that lived there for 70 years from the moment she got married to Marcantonio VII Colonna in 1909. Her apartment became the centre of the city's social events from the fall of the monarchy until her death.
On the way I'll show you around the neighborhood and when in the Trevi Fountain Area we'll enjoy an icecream or a cappuccino, that's your choice! From Palazzo Colonna is only a 500 meters walk.
This is a nice underground archeological site discovered by chance during the refurbishing works of a cinema between 1999 and 2001. It's small but highly evocative place, where it's easy to see the several layers of the city (dating back to different periods) and a castellum aquae that was a tank where water coming from spring had time to purify before been delivered through pipes to several parts of the city in Ancient Rome.
End of the tour
At the Trevi Fountain
Guide fee, headsets (we use them if 6 pax or more), ice cream or cappuccino
Transportation fee (we don't need to use any means of transportation because the tour is on foot). In case client needs taxi to meet me in front of galleria Colonna's entrance in Via della Pilotta 17, taxi is to be paid by the client.
Entrance fee of Colonna Palace FULL TOUR: Gallery, Pio Apartment, Princess Isabelle Apartment and gardens : €25 per person / free ticket for children up to 12 years old (max. 2 for each paying accompanying adult)
Entrance fee of Vicus Caprarius : €4 per person / €2.5 18-14 yo / free under 14 yo
Please check my availability
The Colonna gallery is only open on Saturdays, so this tour is only available on Saturdays
Remember to wear comfortable shoes but fortunately this is a very easy tour because all the places we're going to visit are within walking distance (500 meters, 1/3 of a mile).
Be sure to specify to your taxi driver the address of Galleria Colonna because in Rome there is another place that used to be called Galleria Colonna but now fortunately is called Galleria Alberto Sordi. So be sure to specify Galleria Colonna VIA DELLA PILOTTA 17!
Is best tour guide ever! Made our trip so special! Has incredible knowledge of the history of all the sights we toured. So personable, courteous, prompt and informative. Would highly recommend using Paolo!
Thanks to you and Anne for your review. Has been a pleasure to show you around cause you were both curious and well-disposed to learn new things. I'm happy that you enjoyed the off-the -beaten-track where we went at the end of our 2 day tour: Vicus Caprarius. All the best to you and Anne and hope to have you again as my clients in the future!
This was our first visit to Rome. Paolo made our experience perfect! He is organized, responsive to any special requests, and very helpful with questions and all that was before we even arrived! We visited multiple sites and Paolo was a wealth of information. I actually felt bad for the other tourists because they were missing out on what they were seeing and the history of the sites. I have food allergies and Paolo was attentive to my needs and we went to a wonderful local restaurant instead of where most tourists would go. We even had time for a couple of extra stops along the way that I’m sure other tourists wouldn’t know about. Who would think to look fo an aqueduct in a mall? I can’t recommend Paolo enough, I wish I could give him 10 stars! We travel often and he’s the best guide we have ever had! I can’t wait to come back to Rome so I can take another tour with him!
Hi Marie & Brian ! We've been togheter just yesterday and I already miss you a lot! Do you know what makes my work special? To have the chance to meet people like you: full of warmth and heartfelt humanity. From the first 30 minutes we spent together I knew you would make my day and you did indeed! I'm the one who should be thanking the two of you for having trusted your one day in Rome to me. I wish you all the relax you deserve on the cruise and hope you can come again so that I can show you some other hidden gems of my wonderful city. I wish you all the best Paolo
We spent a great day with Paolo covering all the main tourist spots plus some. I knew we would be jet lagged and I thought it would be helpful to have the day planned and someone else who was thinking through all the tickets, timing, and directions. Paolo planned a wonderful day and managed to keep the entire family engaged for 8 hours -- that's no small feat on a very hot day with 15,000 steps! He engaged adults and kids alike with stories and questions and was truly a pleasure to be with. I would definitely recommend him and this tour!
Thanks Monica for your kind words. Has been really inspiring for me to show around the city to you and your wonderful family. Your kids impressed me for their maturity and upbringing and it's always a pleasure to have clients like the four of you, eager to know some hidden stories of off-the-beaten track spots. Thanks again for everything and .....ciao!!!!