Keys to the City

Know Rome! Take an introductory walk through the historical center: Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and other piazzas and churches along the way.

What makes the city of Rome Eternal? How do we navigate a city that has been inhabited for over 2000 years? What does that even mean? How did the ancient monuments fall into ruin and how did they get buried? What was Rome like in the Middle Ages, when the population dropped from a million to 30,000? How does the Renaissance in Rome differ from the one in Florence? Why is Rome so full of fountains and impressive buildings and what do the popes have to do with it? What is it like to live in the historical center today, and what do the contemporary Romans think of it all? Let’s answer these questions and any others you may have while strolling and stopping for a cappuccino, a gelato and/or a slice of pizza (2 or 3 hours).