Walks around Rome
While walking around this beautiful and lively neighborhood, do not miss the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Piazza Sant’Egidio, Piazza della Gensola, Piazza Trilussa, Vicolo del Cinque, Vicolo del Moro, l’ Orto Botanico in Via della Lungara, etc.
From the house take bus 23 and get off at Via della Conciliazione; or you can take bus 280 and get off at Lungotevere Sangallo. In less than 30 minutes you will arrive, or you can walk along the river and be there in about 40 minutes.
On Via Marmorata take bus 23 and get off at Via della Conciliazione; or take the 280 and get off after 11 stops (Lungotevere Tor di Nona)- cross the famous (and beautiful) bridge Ponte S. Angelo.
The tranquil and beautiful neighborhood of San Saba: do not miss a visit to the Basilica di San Saba ( 7th century ) – only 10 minutes by foot.
One of the most romantic, exclusive and tranquil neighborhoods of Rome. Just 5 minutes away from home.
Wonderful views of Rome from slightly above the city. Only 30 minutes by foot from home.
No use describing it, you need to see it to understand! 3 km from home.
This is the tomb of Caio Cestio, a politician from ancient Rome from the 1st century before Christ. Only 400 meters from home.
Only 2 stops away with the metro (Line B), or a 20 minute walk from home.
- Aventino: here you’ll find the beautiful churches of Santa Prisca, Santa Sabina, Sant’Alessio. Also, at Sant’Anselmo there are gregorian chants at 6pm and a small shop run by monks that sells chocolate, liquors, etc. All just a 10 minute walk away from home.
- Giardino degli Aranci from here you can see a wonderful panorama of all of Rome. 10 minute walk from home
- Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta: there is a huge door with a keyhole. Look through the keyhole and you will see the dome of Saint Peters, perfectly framed. 10 minute walk from home
- Roseto comunale (Rose garden): open only in May and June. 10 minute walk from home
- S. Paolo one of the four Basilicas of Rome. Beautiful exterior with gold-laced details and amazing interior architecture. It’s on Via Ostiense – you can reach it either by foot (3 km) or with the bus number 23 in a few minutes.
- Porta Portese – this is one of Rome’s largest flea market. Only on Sundays between 7am and 2pm, you can find everything here. 800 meters from the house.
- Circo Massimo – Only 1 stop away with the metro Line B or a 15 minute walk from home passing through the neighborhood of Aventino.
- Bocca della Verità – 15 minutes from home passing through the neighborhood of Aventino.
- Palatino – 1.5 km from home.
- S. Pietro in Montorio – near the Gianicolo and right above – 1.7 km
- Isola Tiberina – you can reach this beautiful island in the middle of the river by walking alongside the Tiber. We suggest you try it early morning or evening for magical colors and light.
- Terme di Caracalla -15 minute walk from home.
- Teatro di Marcello – 20 minute walk from home.
- Pantheon – 3 km – enjoy the beauty and perfection of the building along with the Roman atmosphere in the Piazza della Rotonda, which is right in front of it.
- Piazza del Campidoglio*** – don’t miss it! Just a 20 minute walk from home. A piazza which looks like an artistic masterpiece. The famous Musei Capitolini, the female wolf from Roman legend (La Lupa), the steep staircase to get there … DON’T MISS THE BAR ON THE TERRACE ON TOP OF THE CAMPIDOGLIO, NOT FOR THE BAR BUT BECAUSE OF THE BEAUTIFUL VIEWS IT AFFORDS.
- Fori Imperiali – 2.5 km – try to see them in the afternoon or at sunset. The colors of Rome will stay in your heart.
- Piazza Argentina – 2.8 km – a little chaotic but with interesting archeological remains.
- Campo de’Fiori – 3 km – a pleasant open-air market which is quite tourist-filled during the day and lot’s of “movida” in the evening. Don’t miss a visit to “Filettaro” – a small take-away restaurant that offers fired stockfish fillets. You can find it in Largo dei Librari / Via dei Giubbonari
- Fontana di Trevi – a classic beauty from the late Baroque period, it is one of the most beautiful fountains of Rome and, why not, of the whole world – 3 km
- Altare della Patria – you can’t miss this. Arm yourself with patience and lots of breath and climb to the top. You will be rewarded with a spectacular view of all of Rome. There’s also an elevator in case you don’t feel like walking up.
- Museo del Vittoriano -right next to the Altare della Patria
- Auditorium – an architectural gem by Renzo Piano – it’s outside of the historical center but if you have the chance it’s worth seeing.
- Lido di Roma (Ostia) – if you have some time on your hands don’t miss the chance to get a few hours of sun and beach on the beach of Ostia – in less than 10 minutes by foot you can reach the metro station Piramide and from there you can take the train Rome – Ostia Lido (tickets cost only €1,50!) and in 30 minutes you’ll be at the beach!
- Ostia Antica – also in Ostia you can visit ancient Roman ruins where you’ll find ancient streets, homes, mosaics, and a theater from the distant past.