skyline of the Vatican and Rome at dusk

An Evening in Rome: Why a Rome Evening Tour is a Must for Every Tourist?

The eternal city will never cease to surprise you. However, as enjoyable as it is exploring the city during the day, the sites are generally busier, and the summer sun is extremely hot surrounding the many legendary Roman sites. With all this said, your experience of Rome would remain incomplete if you do not explore the most beautiful streets in Rome after the sun goes down. We offer a Rome evening tour called La Dolce Vita where you explore the city of Rome in a different light, street light to be precise.

What to expect on an evening tour of Rome?

Evenings in Rome can be exquisite, the city lights-up in a warm rusty yellow, the iconic sites are illuminated and their dark silhouette contrasting with the soft glow is a sight worth beholding. Leave your hotel room and crowds behind and meet your guide for a lovely stroll through the city center’s cobbled streets to explore the many piazzas, churches, fountains and monuments. There is so much to see and so much history, stories and anecdotes at every corner. If you are a photographer then this is also a great time to take some amazing photos.

You can expect to wander through narrow cobblestone streets, beautiful piazzas and find sparkling fountains you never knew existed. At the end of it all you would most likely want to sit down for an amazing dinner at a local restaurant to talk about your experience.

So here are some suggested activities that you might like to pursue to make your evening in Rome memorable:

Go on a guided tour: You will be accompanied by a guide who will take you through the streets and you will be entertained with rich snippets of history while visiting the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and other sites and watch in wonder as to how the light and dark interweave to create an aura of mystery. Get ready to be mesmerized by the musical performances taking place in the piazzas.

Explore Roman life at Trastevere:

Trastevere is a lovely neighborhood in Rome that is comparatively quieter during the day, and louder during the evening. A twilight tour of this place is going to add a whole new perspective to your Rome story. This neighborhood is a great place to eat authentic Italian food. The cozy neighborhood just lights up with the friendly chatter and charming smiles of the locals and the aroma of food wafts towards you welcoming you to the neighborhood. If you are with a special someone then do consider having a romantic dinner here, it’s just the perfect setting. After dinner you will have to stop at one of the many bars in the neighbourhood to sit on their outdoor terraces and do some people watching.

Have a splash at the fountains: Not literally though! Rome is home to the most spectacular fountains, and they look simply mesmerizing, especially the Trevi Fountain. The fountain is well lit and the ancient sculptures look so ethereal in the light. The bluish-green water of the fountain looks sparkling bright, as the carefully carved marble cast a shadow to create a contrasting effect. The entire experience is very magical, this is just picture perfect!

Explore the ruins of the Colosseum: The Colosseum is worth a visit at any time of the day, but there is something about the night that completely transforms the mighty site. Many visitors actually prefer admiring the ancient architecture at night when the structure stands defiantly against the inky blue dark sky. The dark silhouette standing upright illuminated by perfectly positioned lamps, casts a spooky aura that can remind you of its dark past. There are countless ways to enjoy Rome especially at night, so many activities you could pursue, or, you could simply explore the beautiful streets in Rome at leisure and do some shopping while wrapping up the night with a cozy Italian meal. It’s your call, but, no matter what you choose to do, do not forget to experience Roma at night, it will be a night to remember.