TWILIGHT TOUR - The Eternal City of Lights
Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Castel Sant'Angelo, The Tibre River, Vittorio Emanuele II Bridge, St. Peter's Square
April 1 to Sep 30 - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Oct 1 to Mar 30 - 3:00pm - 6:30pm
(Time and Starting Point may vary according to season and/or client's request. All times are local)
The Pantheon is a building in Rome that was begun in 27 BC by Marcus Agrippa. It was completely rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian sometime between AD 118 and 128. The dome was the largest built until modern times, measuring about 43 m in diameter, and rising to a height of 22 m above its base. Dedicated in AD 609 as the Church of the Santa Maria Rotunda, it holds he tomb of the artist Raphael.
Piazza Navona is a marvel of light and sculpture. It is exceptionally long and owes its shape to the ruins that formed it, the Circus Domitian -- a part of which can still be seen. In the center of the piazza is Bernini's Fontana dei Quatro Fiumi (Four Rivers Fountain) erected in 1651. Piazza Navona is an extremely lively place filled with local artists selling their art day and night.
Castel Sant’Angelo served as a hiding place for the Pope when the Vatican was under attack. It was built on top of the burial site of Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome from AD 161 to 180 and served as a fortress for the Vatican. We'll move around a bit, from one side of the Tiber River to the other, capturing the light as it gives way to the artfully designed artificial lights that bathe the "Castello", as well as the Bridge of Angels adorned with more than a dozen statues by Bernini.
The Tiber River is the third-longest river in Italy has achieved lasting fame as the main watercourse of the city of Rome which was founded on its eastern banks. We'll enjoy magnificent views of the Castel Sant'Angelo and the cupola of St. Peter's Basilica, as well as Mussolini's famous Romanesque statues which adorn the Vittorio Emanuele II bridge.
Ponte Vitorio Emanuele II (Vittorio Emanuele II Bridge) was dedicated to the first king of Italy and inaugurated in 1911, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the reign. It is the most monumental bridge among all those built after Rome became the capital of Italy. From this bridge you will see magnificent views of both St. Peter's basilica and the Castel Sant'Angelo.
Twilight in St. Peter's Square is the perfect time to capture the beauty of natural and artificial lighting that will come on just after dusk. The sky will still be deep blue and you will capture extraordinary images of the façade and dome of St. Peter’s Basilica, and the artfully lit fountains in the square.
Starting point of the Twilight tour
You will find your guide standing at the entrance of Hotel Albergo Abruzzi, Piazza della Rotonda, 69 in the Pantheon Square
The Google maps below will help you find your way.