Illuminated Rome Night Tour with Aperitivo

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Illuminated Rome Night Tour with Aperitivo information and booking

3 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Central Rome, close to Piazza di Spagna
Returns to
Concludes close to the Colosseo metro stop, Rome.
Time of departure
6:30pm (meet strictly at 6:15pm)
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Tour description provided by Viator

See an illuminated Rome on a 3.5-hour nighttime sightseeing tour. You’ll start at a local wine bar to enjoy a traditional ‘aperitivo’– a glass of fine wine and delectable appetizers. Then head off for a 1.5-hour nighttime stroll around Rome with your guide. Incredible by day, Rome's attractions are even more so by night, when the illuminations accentuate what's already there. See the glow of the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, and then board a luxury coach to see Castel Sant'Angelo, the Colosseum and more!

Know the phrase ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do?’ Well, do just that on this Rome night tour, where you’ll start your evening relaxing in a top Roman wine bar, enjoying an aperitivo alongside the locals. This much-loved Italian tradition entails sitting down for an evening drink accompanied by Italian appetizers -- cured meats, olives, breads or cheeses. With your friendly guide, enjoy a glass of wine and assorted regional delicacies before heading out to tour Rome by night.

Setting off on a leisurely 1.5-hour walking tour, your guide will point out top Rome attractions as you walk around the historic city center. See the Spanish Steps illuminated into a golden haze and admire the Trevi Fountain -- the city's largest -- in the relative calm of the evening hours. Admire Rome's Pantheon from the outside, and pass through popular Piazza Navona, where lively cafés, restaurants and nightclubs buzz alongside Baroque statues and elaborate fountains.

Continue to the River Tiber to board an air-conditioned coach for the next leg of your evening sightseeing experience. Relax in your comfortable seat and head past the towering fortress of Castel Sant'Angelo to see it lavishly lit up, creating silhouettes of the statues that frame its entrance. Stop to stretch your legs on Janiculum Hill, and be rewarded with panoramic nighttime views over Ancient Rome.

Back on your coach, pass Piazza Venezia before seeing the impressive yet lesser-known Trajan's Column. Your final stop is outside the Colosseum, everyone's must-see Rome site that seems even more dramatic by night than by day. Feel the looming amphitheater come to life with tales of gladiatorial glory from your guide. Your tour finishes here, leaving you to set off independently into the night.

What's included

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Aperitivo (glass of wine and italian snacks)
  • Professional guide

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)