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ROME AUDIO WALKING TOUR 1

ST. PETER'S SQUARE TO THE SPANISH STEPS

$9.99
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_SECRETS AROUND EVERY CORNER_

This audio walking tour includes a MP3 collection of stories for all
9 of the favorite sites in Rome's historic central neighborhood. The
following is just a sampling of the stories you'll discover.

ST. PETER'S SQUARE

Gain a new perspective of the Vatican's St. Peter's Square when you
discover the illusions created by its architects and hear about the
individuals who shaped its history.

* Why did the its architect, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, lose favor with
the Pope?
* Why were the Romans worried about the construction of a new
basilica?
* What role did Caligula's well-recognized gift to Rome play in the
development of the area?
* How does the Papacy remind visitors of a recent incident in the
square?

PIAZZA NAVONA

You'll stroll through one of the most popular squares in Rome,
surrounded by its unique stories.

* Why did Pope Innocent X transform the area?
* What trick did Bernini use to get the commission for the Fountain
of Four Rivers?
* What unusual custom occurred in the square beginning in the 17th
century?
* Who is the church named for and what is her story?

PANTHEON

The hidden stories will give you a fresh view of the world's
best-preserved monumental Roman structure.

* How did the builders get the portico's eighteen 60-ton columns to
the site?
* Why is the name of one of those buried in the Pantheon so well
known to us?
* Why would the interior be a surprise to early visitors?
* What relationship does the Pantheon have with a pope's effort to
protect the Vatican?

TREVI FOUNTAIN

Hear why the Trevi Fountain has become one of the most popular sites
of Rome.

* What is the story of the person who created the fountain?
* Where does the custom of throwing coins in the fountain come from?
* Why was a fountain constructed there?
* What may have caused the government to change their policy for
collecting the coins?

SPANISH STEPS

We'll share the stories that reach beyond the typical tour, including
the love story many locals have never heard.

* What happened in 2007 that damaged some of the steps?
* Which actor's last movie was filmed near the steps?
* What happened to the lost love of John Keats, the English poet who
died near the steps?
* How did the steps get its name?

CASTLE ST. ANGELO/BRIDGE OF ANGELS

As you stand near the bank of the Tiber, you'll hear stories that
will change the way you see the Bridge of Angels and the Castle St.
Angelo.

* Who was buried in the Castle?
* What is the story of the young woman executed near the bridge?
* What role does the Castle play in Italian culture?
* Who sculpted most of the statues on the bridge?

CAMPO DEI FIORI

Discover why this is one of the best sites in Rome to socialize.

* What are the different types of Italian piazzas?
* Which cultural customs might you see in the square?
* What's the relationship between the square's east wall and Julius
Caesar?
* Who is the man whose statue stands in the square and what
connection does he have with Castle St. Angelo?

LARGO ARGENTINA

These often ignored ruins lie amid the busy streets between the Forum
and the Vatican. Stop to hear why the site should not be missed.

* Which historical figure spent his last moments near this site?
* How were the ruins discovered?
* What is the site known for today by the Romans?
* What are in the ruins?

PASSETO/BORGO

Learn why one of the most dramatic areas of Rome may have been the
most hated.

* Why was this neighborhood so important to St. Peter's?
* Who transformed the area into what we see today?
* What structures in the neighborhood did the popes use to protect
themselves?
* Which emperors had estates in the Borgo?

$9.99
Audio time: 1:24:34
Approximate tour time: 4+ hrs
File size: 76 MB
(totals of all 9 tour files)

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COMMENTS

"I have been living in Rome for about 35 years and seen the house
thousands of times, I did not know this story." - Hanne

"What I find so compelling about the New Found audio walking tours
are that are shared through the eyes of two lovers. These aren't just
any old stories out of a guide book; these are Nancy and Alan's own,
personal destination stories from each port of call they explore
together." - Deborah

"I thought they were clear and well organized and I did find out some
interesting information about several of the areas that I had not
known before! I think they would be a very helpful substitute for
independent travelers who couldn't afford a guide and didn't want to
lug around a guidebook." - Robin

"Thanks for all your stories and history. Love them!" - Dick

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