About Rome thru the Lens - Hidden Rome Private Tour
Booking a private photo expert allows you to select the below carefully planned routes or when your photo guide contacts you directly to make desired changes where possible according to your interest. Begin your adventure at Ponte SantAngelo the chief site of executions in Rome built by the Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd Century A.D. The most celebrated being the 22 year old Beatrice Cenci who was decapitated by the sword along with her step mother in 1599 for murdering their lecherous father. Legend has it that every year on the night before her death she comes back to the bridge carrying her severed head. It appeared in Dan Browns 2000 novel Angels and Demons the location was the secret lair for the Hassassin and is the last existing church of the Illuminati. You will walk to Via dei Banchi Nuovi and discover why the Spanish ambassador spat in his valets face. The route takes you through Piazza Navona and Piazza Pasquino site of one of the talking statues and Via dei Banchi Vecchian ancient street once home to Florentine bankers as well as Via Giulia where there are and plenty of interesting churches. Visit Piazza Farnese the setting of Puccinis opera Tosca with its 16th Century Palazzo and two magnificent fountains made from two giant basins originally from the Baths of Caracalla. Then off to Campo di Fiori where you will see where Giordano Bruno was burnt at the stake as a heretic. Youll walk through winding streets and arrive at Palazzo Spada and see Borominos "perspective" before crossing the Ponte Sisto to Trastevere with its labyrinth of streets refurbished buildings art galleries trendy bars and local atmosphere like Piazza Trilussa a popular meeting place for locals. Finish at the Piazza Santa Maria the eponymous church in the square which is thought to be the first Christian temple in Rome. Built on the spot where in 38 B.C. oil sprang from the ground which was said to be a sign of the coming of Christ. Includes - Expert Photographer Guide Excludes - Meals and drinks - Personal expenses - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs Please note - Participants must have a basic knowledge of their cameras. - Routes may be changed based on local conditions. - Tours leave rain or shine. - Please wear a pair of good walking shoes and bring a lightweight poncho in case it rains. A small bottle of water & sun hat is recommended for high temperatures. - A lightweight tripod is recommended for evening sessions. - Clients who have not booked this activity in conjunction with a hotel are advised to provide contact details.