With this itinerary you will have the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful and ancient churches of Rome, passing through the sites and the ruins of ancient Rome, such as the Circus Maximus and the suggestive Thermae of Caracalla.
Is absolutely recommended to walk from one place to another since some locations are in the archaeological sites.
To visit the sites mentioned it takes about 4 or 5 hours, depending on the time you decide to stop in each archeological area and in the church.
The itinerary starts from the subway stop "Circo Massimo”(Line A). We suggest you take a walk in the Circus Maximus, the oldest and largest stadium in Rome, built by Caesar in 46 BC, but already used in Tarquini's time. The Circus Maximus is located in the valley between the Aventine Hill and the Palatine Hill. Walking inside the ancient monument you can see the remains of ancient steps, although at present there is little left of the original structure. After visiting the Circus Maximus, the itinerary continues towards the Thermae of Caracalla, the great public baths of Rome, opened in 217 AD by order of Emperor Caracalla and which ceased to operate only in 537 AD. In the baths it is still possible to see the caldarium, the tepidarium, the frigidarium and the natatio. We continue our journey towards the Celio Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome, from which you can enjoy a beautiful view over the Ancient city. The first of the Coelium Hill is the Church of St Mary in Domnica, built at the behest of Paschal I. The interior is full of beautiful mosaics, testimony of the Carolingian period in Rome. After the church are the gardens of Villa Celimontana where you can stop a few minutes for a break, surrounded by the ornaments around the park. If you're not too tired we suggest you visit the ancient church of Sts John and Paul, today often used for weddings. The itinerary ends with the visit at the church of St Gregory the Great on the Coelian built on 12th century.
From here we recommend the following itineraries:
Ancient Rome Itinerary 1
Ancient Rome Itinerary 2
Ancient Rome Itinerary 4
Ancient Rome Itinerary 5
Historic Center Itinerary 5