Get the fascinating full story of Rome's most iconic square, and trace its 2,000 year history
duration 1.5 hours
COMING SOON! Join expert guide Eugenia on a virtual exploration of one of the world’s most spectacular squares: Piazza Navona. Discover how this ancient racetrack metamorphosed into Rome’s most important public space over the centuries, a massive elliptical piazza boasting marvellous fountains, churches and sculptures coexisting in a perfect urban harmony. Dominating the piazza is the work of two great geniuses of the Roman Baroque: Gianlorenzo Bernini and Francesco Borromini. On our virtual tour you’ll get the full story behind their epic rivalry hat shaped Rome as we know it. Find out how Borromini’s massive undulating church of Sant'Agnese in Agone redefined ideas about architectural space, and how Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers, where liquid personifications lounge on rocky crags amidst the rushing waters, might just be the most enchanting sight of all in this city of wonders.
Hi, I’m Eugenia! I love art and history, good food, nature and sunny days. Here in Rome, where I was born and raised, I have plenty of that all. I enjoy travelling though, and engaging with travellers from across the world, whose experiences and backgrounds are so different from mine, is food for my mind and my heart. I have been working with Through Eternity Tours since 2010, and have loved every minute!
The world of travel might be on hold right now, but just because we're all staying at home to help the world overcome a common enemy doesn't mean we have to put our wanderlust on the back burner. Frustrated with not being able to get our travel fix, we decided to transform our award-winning tours into immersive virtual experiences, meaning you can still explore Italy’s spectacular archaeological sites and jaw-dropping museums from the comfort of your own home.
* Please note that the booking times are in US Eastern Standard Time and Rome, Italy CET is 6 hours ahead *
Fun and informative, our virtual tours take the form of online real-time presentations led by our expert guides. Combining videos, high-definition photos and more, our guides will be sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience with you on these interactive walkthroughs of Italy’s most fascinating sites. The live format of our virtual tours means you’ll be able to ask your guide anything you wish, just like on a normal tour. We really believe it's the next best thing to being here!
If you cannot find a scheduled time for our virtual tours that work for you, please contact us directly and we would be delighted to set up a private virtual tour for you and your group.
As a sign of our gratitude to those who are on the front line fighting the Coronavirus, we would be more than happy to invite all first responders, health workers and NHS workers to join our Virtual Tours for free. Please message our office staff directly!
Please note that the proceeds from our online tours go directly to our guides, providing them with a valuable lifeline in these tough times for the world of travel. Thank you for your support!