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Vicus Caprarius and the fountains of Rome

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  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Max Participants: 15
  • Effort: Easy
  • English, Italian, Spanish, German
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Vicus Caprarius and the fountains of Rome

Have you ever heard of the Vicus Caprarius? It is one of the best-preserved underground Roman aqueducts in Rome.
Join our tour with a group of a maximum 15 people and together with an expert guide, you will learn and get to know the most famous fountains of the Italian capital and all the history behind each of them.
The meeting point will be at our office, in Via del Cardello. Here you will find the guide and the rest of the group. The tour will start from our office and our first stop will be Piazza Venezia. In this famous square, there is a giant monument called “Altare della Patria”, started in 1885 and finished in 1911 by Gaetano Koch, Manfredo Manfredi and Pio Piacentini.
In this square, we will stop to admire the fantastic fountains of the Tyrrhenian and the Adriatic, created together with Sacconi who was the designer of the Altare della Patria. The fountains are perfectly symmetrical and represent the two great seas that embrace Italy: the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Adriatic Sea.
Continuing with our tour, we will find the Turtle Fountain. This fountain was built between 1581 and 1588 on a project by Giacomo della Porta. The peculiarity of this fountain is the presence of four turtles (hence the name) in bronze, playing with some dolphins, which are placed on the shell-shaped tanks.Following our path, we will arrive at Piazza Navona, one of the most beautiful squares in Rome. The square is, above all, famous for the presence of three fountains of which the most important is the Fountain of the four rivers designed by Bernini and built between 1648 and 1651.
The name of the fountain comes from its meaning. The fountain of the four rivers represents the four most important rivers: the Danube, the river Plate, the Nile, and finally the Ganges.
The next stop will be the very famous Trevi fountain, perhaps the most famous fountain in the world.
This fountain was inaugurated in 1762 and it is closely connected to the Acqua Vergine aqueduct. The creation of the fountain is due to Pope Clement XII, who organized a contest for the design of the fountain. The winner was the architect Nicola Salvi.
Discover the Trevi fountain and the legend behind it.
The last but not least important stop is the Vicus Caprarius or the city of water, an underground aqueduct, located under the Trevi Fountain. It was discovered in 1999 in the basement of a cinema. Inside, a water tank connected to the Vergine aqueduct is visible.
Come and discover with us the beautiful fountains of Rome and their amazing stories !

Meeting Point

Via del Cardello, 31, 00184 Roma RM, Italy  (Google Map)

End Point

Vicus Caprarius

Meeting Time

30 Minutes before start time

Total Duration

2 Hours

Itinerary

Piazza Venezia
Fountains of the Tyrrhenian and the Adriatic
Turtle Fountain
Fountain of the four rivers
Vicus Caprarius

Max Participants

15

Language (in-person guides)

English, Italian, Spanish, German

Effort

Easy

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible
Not stroller accessible
Near public transportation

Price Includes

  • A licensed professional guide
  • Headset (8 people or more)
  • Entrance fee to the Vicus Caprarius

Price Excludes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Private expenses
  • Tips
Important Notes
On this tour, some of the venues or parts of the venue may be subject to last-minute, unpredictable closures. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour in keeping with the advertised total length of the tour.
Due to increased security measures at many attractions, some lines may form on tours with ‘Skip the Line’ access.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR GREEN CERTIFICATE / NEGATIVE COVID-19 TEST AND YOUR ID WITH YOU. 
 

COVID-19 health and safety measures:

Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regular temperature checks for staff
Guides required to regularly wash hands
 

Schedules:
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 3 PM
Wednesday, Friday, Sunday: 11 AM

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