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Rome Architecture Tours : Guides

Architectural Guides Italy – Exclusive Italian Building Walks tailor made for Groups by e-architect.

post updated 15 May 2024

Contact us for your walking guide in Italy on isabelle(at)

Rome Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Rome guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking. e-architect don’t allow individuals to join established bookings. Our guided tours in the capital of Italy are all exclusive to each client.

The Jubilee Church building design by Richard Meier & Partners Architects (USA):
Jubilee Church Building Rome Architecture Tours
Jubilee Church Building photo : Scott Frances-ESTO

Rome Architecture Walking Tours

If you are planning an architectural trip in Italy, please contact Isabelle at e-architect.

Visits could be combined with Florence, or further afield with Venice and Milan – we have architectural guides in all three cities.

The New Rome / EUR convention Hall and Hotel ‘the Cloud’ building design by Italian architects Studio Fuksas:
New Rome / EUR Convention Hall and Hotel
New Rome / EUR Convention Hall and Hotel photograph © Moreno Maggi

Rome Architecture Introduction

Rome is the capital city of Italy and is located roughly in the middle of the country, on the west coast.

The Pantheon dome, one of the most impressive buildings in the world:
The Pantheon dome - Rome Architecture Walking Tours
The Pantheon dome photo © Adrian Welch

Famous Roman buildings include The Pantheon, St Peter’s Basilica + St Peter’s Square + Sistine Chapel, The Colosseum Building, St John Lateran – Santa Giovanni in Laterano, Santa Maria Maggiore, the Gesù church, Hadrian’s Mausoleum and the stunning San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane. These Roman buildings can all be visited on our Rome Architecture Tours.

New BNL-BNP Paribas Real Estate Group headquarter, Rome by 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo srl:
BNL-BNP Paribas Real Estate Group Headquarter Rome Architecture Tours
BNL-BNP Paribas Real Estate Group HQ photo © Luc Boegly

Key contemporary Roman buildings include MAXXI : National Centre of Contemporary Arts Rome, Palazzetto dello Sport, Ara Pacis Museum, Music Complex Rome, University of Rome – Senate Building, Piazza Augusteo, Jubilee Church and the Music Auditoria.

Famous architects with buildings in the Italian capital city include Zaha Hadid Architects, Richard Meier Architects, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Massimiliano Fuksas Architects, Basil Spence, ODBC and Luigi Moretti.

Celebrated Roman architects from the past include Bernini, Michelangelo, Borromini and Carlo Maderno.

MAXXI building by the late architect Zaha Hadid:
MAXXI Museum building - Rome Architecture Tours
photo : Richard Bryant

Rome Architecture Tours

Rome Architectural Tours can focus on traditional buildings, contemporary buildings or both. The Rome Architecture Tour can be an introduction to the city’s main buildings or matched up with your group’s interests.

We are more than happy to accommodate your interests on our Rome Architecture Tours. e-architect can advise on geographical areas and building types ahead of your tour. For example a group interested in contemporary Rome office buildings, or historical Roman houses, could be provided with information allowing a tour itinerary to be agreed before their visit to Italy.

Visitors are typically met at the starting point of their architectural walking tour.

Rome Architecture : contemporary buildings to visit in the city
MAXXI Museum of XXI Century Art
MAXXI Museum of XXI Century Art photo : Iwan Baan

Rome Walking Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your Roman architectural tour on isabelle(at) / mob. +44 (0)7952 149814

Roman Buildings : Traditional architecture
Colosseum Rome architecture
Colosseum photograph © Adrian Welch

Recommendation, 21 Jan 2014:

Sent: 20 January 2014 23:46

Dear Isabelle

You do seem to have the knack in employing charming, knowledgeable and talented people to represent you in these tours.

The guide, like the one you provided in Barcelona, was a resounding success from the initial preparation to our meeting and walking tour. He helped us select our hotel location, plan our “free time” and gave us so much information beforehand based on our preferences of looking at past present and future. He also helped us find the best choices for eating and drinking in the evening.

His knowledge of not just the architecture but also the history and layout of Rome helped us to understand much more than if we had simply visited as tourists. He put a great deal of effort into the planning of our walks and we gained a great deal of insight as a result.

Bottom line is that we wholeheartedly recommend our guide as a representative of e-architect.



New Electa Bookshop in Colosseo
Design: Italian architecture office Migliore+Servetto
Electa Bookshop Colosseum Rome design
Electa Bookshop photo : Andrea Martiradonna
Electa Bookshop Colosseum Rome

Architecture Tours

e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in other Italian cities such as Florence, Milan, Venice and Palermo. We also cover other European capitals such as Berlin, Copenhagen, London and Paris.

Architecture Walking Tours

Location: Rome, Italy, southern Europe

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Recent Rome Buildings

An interesting new development in the suburbs:

City of Sun, near Via della Lega Lombarda & Tiburtina Station, East Rome building design by architects Labics – built in 2018:
City of Sun Rome Building
photograph : Marco Cappelletti
City of Sun in Rome – a winning architectural competition entry for the redevelopment of an urban area
The project regenerates a neighborhood with a weak identity: the bold building is articulated over different levels, with commercial activities and the public library at ground level, offices on the first floor and public spaces on top of those. Three buildings are suspended above this public area – one containing more offices and the other two for residential use.

An Italian classic:

Stadio Flaminio building design by Italian architect / engineer Pier Luigi Nervi – built in 1960:
Stadio Flaminio Architecture
photo © Oscar Savio. Courtesy Pier Luigi Nervi Project Association, Brussels
Stadio Flaminio Rome Building

Museum of Contemporary Art Rome building designed by ODBC, Paris:
Museum of Contemporary Art Rome
This architectural project by a well-known French architects office is mainly inscribed in the urban and architectural context. The old and the new, the exhibition spaces and the other activities connected with it, are both articulated and specifically distinct.

Rome Architecture News

Rome Architects

Rome Architecture Guide : photos of major Roman buildings

New educational hub at the LUISS Guido Carli University
Architects: Alvisi Kirimoto and Studio Gemma
LUISS Guido Carli University Rome Building
photo © Marco Cappelletti
LUISS Guido Carli University

For general sightseeing we suggest you take a look at this link – guided tours in the capital of Italy.

British Embassy building designed by Scottish architect Basil Spence:
British Embassy Building

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