Rodrigo Borgia - Pope Alexander VI - father, lover, patron of the arts, and famous for the following quotes: "Never have mercy for those who won't help themselves." and "Oh what would Rome be without a plot?"
We are so excited to introduce this new, thoroughly researched "Borgia" private walking tour, giving you a very alternative aspect of life in Rome in the 15th century. It's not a tour about monuments, but a glimpse into the personal life of one of the Vatican's most controversial popes.
You will visit the locations of his power, his mistress, palaces that he had built and eventually the place where he died. This is a very colourful insight into the period, which also covers the fascinating subjects of courtesans and Renaissance cuisine - what the Borgia's would have been eating!
We will have a delicious break for cappuccino & cake on the very spot where one of the sons of the Borgia Pope was murdered.
At the conclusion of the tour we are happy to suggest restaurants or great places for take-away!
And where better to end your tour than just a few steps from the magnificent Colosseum.
3 hours walking
There are two points along the route where we usually stop for quick refreshments (refreshments are not included in the price).
You will be walking on cobble stones during a small part of the tour so comfy footwear is advised.
If you are going to be late, we kindly ask you to let us know. We will wait for you but your tour will end at the expected time. This will mean that we won't have time to cover all aspects of the tour.
No-shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable. We allow 15 minutes wait time.
We meet at Castel Sant'Angelo and end near the Colosseum.
Give a Borgia Tour Voucher as an unusual gift!
NB: gift vouchers are non-refundable.
To complete your Borgia experience in Rome, we highly recommend visiting the Vatican Museums (The Borgia Apartments) and Castel Sant'Angelo (the prisons, open-air theatre and several paintings).
If you'd like to book our Vatican Guide for a private tour, please get in touch well in advance!