COFFEE HOUSES OF THE OLD 'CORSO' IN ROME
Or.... "500 Years of History in One Mile!"
Start your morning with a fascinating history of Rome's favourite thoroughfayre!
Enjoy an old-fashioned promenade along what was once the most stylish street of Neoclassical Rome - at the dawn of the Art Nouveau movement - beginning with a brief contextual summary of the history of the area during the Roman Empire.
This eye-opening tour gives the participant a totally new perspective of the Eternal City, covering periods in history which are barely mentioned in guide books. This intriguing guided stroll is rather an architectural mosaic, covering periods from 15th - 20th centuries, and offers a rare glimpse into Rome’s evolving Papal town planning.
Discover the coffee revolution (and evolution), and how the 'coffee house' changed the rules and behaviour of polite society; how coffee was drunk, and what people thought of the strange effects of it on the body - they did not yet know about caffeine!
The only tour of its kind and a great experience for all lovers of history, coffee & cake! savoured in an atmosphere of a bygone era.
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.
This experience is available throughout the year.
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