These itineraries must be done by foot in order to enter the very heart of the City, through alleys and narrow streets opening upon, with a theatrical effect, to renaissance and baroque squares. The route is enriched with surprises such as a "cortile" (court), the inside of a Church, a " talking statue", typical small restaurants and meeting points always very alive…
ITINERARY 1
Piazza di Spagna,
Fontana di Trevi, Pantheon, Piazza Navona
ITINERARY 2
Piazza Venezia,
Largo Argentina,
Campo de' fiori, Piazza Farnese
ITINERARY 3
The Roman Ghetto
ITINERARY 4
Trastevere
Piazza di Spagna,
Fontana di Trevi, Pantheon,
Piazza Navona




We begin with a visit to Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps), the favorite place of all artists and intellectuals – coming from every part of Europe – who in the 19th century frequently used to meet at the nearby Caffè Greco. Later we shall arrive at Fontana di Trevi, the Queen of all fountains. The construction of the aqueduct feeding it is linked to a pagan legend which alert eyes may find engraved in the fountain itself.  We then reach the Pantheon, a building still intact after two thousand years of history. Even today we are still questioning the engineering miracle of its dome. And finally here we are in Piazza Navona – the stadium of Domiziano in Roman times where the athletic games took place. Nowadays the square displays works by Bernini and Borromini right in the middle of the most picturesque liveliness…
Piazza Venezia,
Largo Argentina,
Campo de' fiori, Piazza Farnese


We start from Piazza Venezia, one of the nerve centres of the modern town, dominated by the monumental Vittoriano, symbol of the National Unity. We reach Largo Argentina, the square comprising and surrounding a small piece of the ancient level of Rome, where evocative remains of pagan temples can still be seen. We keep on walking through alleys and narrow streets which are among the most characteristic of Rome and we find ourselves in Campo de' Fiori, a square showing two contrasting aspects: in the morning it is the seat of the most ancient local food market with folk traditions and habits dating back to the 18th century, at night it becomes a lively meeting point for youngsters. A few more steps and we reach Piazza Farnese, the boundary of which being marked along an entire side by the Palazzo Farnese, one of the most imposing Roman Palazzos and historic seat of the French Embassy…


The Roman Ghetto






We begin with the Teatro Marcello, the most ancient theatre of Rome with arches reminiscent of the Colosseum, to then enter the so-called Roman Ghetto, historic and peculiar area of the town where, with time, many citizens of Jewish origin have come together. Later we shall pass nearby the Sinagoga, the temple of the Jewish community, and reach the river Tevere. We take Ponte Fabricio, one of the most ancient bridges built by the Romans and we find ourselves on the Isola Tiberina. From here we can enjoy – just as from the bridge of a ship – the view of the two banks of the river with its water breaking on the rocks beneath us…


Trastevere





We visit one of the most “folkloric” districts of Rome, characterized by a maze of alleys and narrow streets alternating with squares where night and day a lively activity, mostly youth, reigns supreme. Tras-Tevere means “across” the Tevere (Tiber): in ancient times it was an area located out of the urban system of the town and belonged to the Etruscans. Nowadays Trastevere is one of the most enjoyable areas, recommended to people visiting Rome, with its monumental and architectural surprises such as the Tempietto del Bramante, a thoroughly miniature temple, the Fontanone, with the terrace overlooking the roofs of the city, and the Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere decorated with mosaics taking us back to the art of the Middle Ages…
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