Best Places to enjoy Rome at Night

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Among our various Rome Tours, we offer a Rome at Night Tour that takes you on a fun filled 2 hour night time tour in the comfort of your private deluxe vehicle driven by your personal English speaking Driver to enjoy some of Rome’s popular sites  that are most breathtaking at night.

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ROME AT NIGHT TOUR

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If you are visiting Rome on your own and happen to be strolling at night in the historic center, be sure to stop at as many as you can. Otherwise, if you wish to see ALL of them, you can on our Rome by Night Tours.

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BEST PLACES TO ENJOY ROME AT NIGHT

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COLOSSEUM

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Rome at Night Tour - Colosseum  (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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At night, you can enjoy the evocative atmosphere in Colosseum Square surrounded by ancient monuments without going inside the Colosseum

The iconic Colosseum is formidable during the day, but at night it stands majestic against the star studded sky, with soft strategic lights accentuating the 2,000 year old monument for an even more dramatic appearance.

Nearby is the Arch of Constantine.

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ROMAN FORUM

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Rome at Night Tour - ROMAN FORUM  (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

Rome at Night Tour – ROMAN FORUM (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

 

Although the Roman Forum is closed at night, you can enjoy a splendid view of this famous Roman forum from a terrace on top of Capitoline Hill.   To the right you can catch a glimpse of Palatine Hill, and the Colosseum in the background.

This picture perfect view of the Roman Forum has graced countless postcards and photo books.

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TRAJAN’S FORUM AND MARKET

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Trajan’s Forum and Market are worth a visit even during the day as you make your way along Via dei Fori Imperiali.  

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Rome at Night Tour - TRAJAN'S FORUM  (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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Trajan’s Forum includes ruins from the once monumental complex of opulent buildings and libraries of marble that inspired awe from all who visited Rome.

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Rome at Night Tour - TRAJAN'S COLUMN (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

Rome at Night Tour – TRAJAN’S COLUMN (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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Another must see during your Rome at Night tour is the famous Trajan’s triumphal Column that commemorates the Roman Emperor Trajan’s victory over the Dacians (modern day Romanians) in 2nd century AD.

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Rome at Night Tour - TRAJAN'S MARKET (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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Possibly the world’s oldest shopping mall, Trajan’s Market was built against Quirinal Hill with multi levels that housed shops as well as administrative offices for the emperor.

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PIAZZA VENEZIA MONUMENT

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Even if you just simply drive by or walk by, be sure to stop to admire the striking white marble monument dedicated to Italy’s King Vittorio Emanuele II that overlooks Piazza Venezia (which is a roundabout for traffic as opposed to an actual square that you may visit).

Many observers have compared this eclectic monument with stairways, Corinthians columns, and bronze statues to a “wedding cake” do to it’s extraordinary shape..

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PANTHEON

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Rome at Night Tour - PANTHEON  (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

Rome at Night Tour – PANTHEON (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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Piazza Rotonda that is dominated by the ancient Pantheon is quite lively at night with locals, tourists, and street performers entertaining the crowds.

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Rome at Night Tour – SAINT PETER’S SQUARE (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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Of course, what attracts the crowds is the Pantheon – the ancient Roman pagan temple dedicated to all gods that was later transformed into a church in the middle ages.

Learn more about the Pantheon on our sister travel blog:
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10 Unique Facts about the Pantheon you probably didn’t know

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If you are visiting Rome in the winter when the days are short and “night time” starts before the Pantheon closes,  be sure to enter to catch a glimpse of the oculus on the top of the coffered dome.
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Rome at Night Tour - PANTHEON  (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

Rome at Night Tour – PANTHEON (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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TREVI FOUNTAIN

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Another popular square that attracts crowds day and night is the Trevi Fountain – its symphony of water bushing beckons you from all corners of the neighborhood.

The Trevi Fountain is a must on any Rome at Night Tour – we’ll just let our photos and VIDEO show you why!

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ST PETER’S BASILICA / ST PETER’S SQUARE

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Rome at Night Tour - SAINT PETER'S SQUARE  (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

Rome at Night Tour – SAINT PETER’S SQUARE (RomeCabs Rome Tours)

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Even though the Vatican and St Peter’s Basilica are closed at night, it doesn’t mean you should not consider a stop here on your Rome at night tour.

St Peter’s square will welcome you day and night in it’s graceful embrace created by Bernini’s curved colonnades,  the fountain water glittering in the night light, and spotlights creating a theatrical experience to uplift one’s senses and spirits.

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Thank you very much for reading our travel blog Best places to enjoy Rome at Night

If you wish to enjoy Rome at Night on our tour, please visit our website and look for ROME AT NIGHT TOUR in our Rome Tour section.

The RomeCabs Team
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