Rome’s Literary Legacy

Second hand bookstores to lose yourself in, hidden haunts and the oldest cafe in Italy.

  • Private &
    personalized
  • 3 hours
  •  From €40.00 EUR per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

Rome has captivated the imagination of writers and poets for centuries, which isn’t surprising when the city looks the way it does. You’ll join one of our Rome hosts to uncover a world of romance, comedy and drama as you weave through the streets which chronicle Rome’s literary past. Discover the corners immortalised in classic novels and step back in time to when some of the most influential writers and poets walked cobbled streets as you peek into the where they once lived. Once your bookish appetite is satisfied, sit down for a cappuccino in Italy’s oldest cafe where Byron and Keats once sat, or explore a neighbourhood where famous writers once lived - they tended to group together, you know? But it’s not all in the past - you’ll discover the most charming independent bookstores along the way, where you could spend hours getting lost amongst antique, leather-bound volumes or perusing the shelves in a more modern spot where you can find contemporary writings on Rome. We’d be surprised if you don’t leave with at least one book in hand!

Our Picks

  • Explore Rome’s most literary neighbourhood with a host who is a fellow book lover

  • See the former homes of famous authors who once lived in Rome

  • Browse the unique bookstores in the city that only a book lover would know about; whether antique leather bound volumes, second hand books or modern musings are your thing, your host knows just the spot!

  • See the places that have inspired incredible writers and the spots that have featured in famous novels

  • Enjoy a coffee in Rome’s oldest coffee shop - you could be sitting where Byron once sat!

  • Chat about your favourite books with your host and get recommendations for other bookshops and places to visit

Good to know

What’s included
  • 3-hour experience
  • Private and personalised
  • Pick-up from your accommodation (within a reasonable distance- hooray!)
  • Super fun and scenic walking experience
What’s not included
  • Food and drink
  • Transport costs
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Gratuities
Cancellation Policy

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