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COLOSSEUM, HISTORIC CENTER AND SHOPPING

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Distance: 3 km Duration: 8 hours

Itinerary description

Intro:

In this itinerary you'll have the chance to experience some of the most important monuments in the historic center of Rome while having a good time with your children. A discovery tour of well known places, walking through the famous roman streets, known for their history, classic movies, beautiful high-end fashion shops and a interesting visit to the Colosseum and to the Time Elevator, a funny 3D cinema for childrens.

Transport:

It is highly recommended to walk from one place to another since all the locations are in the city center.

Time Required:

To visit the sites mentioned it takes about 8 hours, depending on how much time you decide to stay in the places.

Route:

The itinerary starts from People’s Square (Piazza del Popolo), where you can get you by both bus or metro at "Flaminio" (Line A). After admiring the roman square continue along Via del Babuino, a famous roman street for shopping until you arrive in Spain’s Square (Spanish Steps or Piazza di Spagna). After you've taken your sought-after pictures, continue the tour down Via dei Condotti  for some window shopping of the luxurious boutiques until you get to Via del Corso. Walking along the street you will see Colonna Square on your right, home to Palazzo Chigi. Continuing along this street and turn left onto Via delle Muratte, which leads to the beautiful Trevi Fountain. After you've thrown your coins go back in Via del Corso, take a few meters and turn right onto Via del Seminario. At the end of this street you'll arrive at Piazza della Rotonda and the Pantheon, one of the most important monuments of Rome. Continue on Via dei Cestari all the way down to Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and go straight until the road joins Via del Plebiscito. Here you have arrived in Venice Square (Piazza Venezia) where you can take some photos of the square, the steps and the Altar of the Fatherland (Altare della Patria or Vittoriano). On the north side of the square there is another square, Holy Apostles square, where you can visit the Wax museum, a gallery of 250 famous italians and foreign people. The Time elevator, a special cinema open since 2005 is just around the corner. After that, comes the last part of the tour which includes a visit to the Roman Forum and Roman Colosseum. To visit the Roman Forum pass through Largo Romolo e Remo. Among the Roman ruins and the ancient columns, you should visit the Temple of Saturn, the Vestal Virgins' house, the Arch of Titus, the Arch of Septimius Severus and Antoninus and Faustina's Temple. Just down the street is the Roman Colosseum or Coliseum, the most recognizable monument in Rome, also known as the Anfiteatro Flavio. Depending on the fatigue you can decide whether to take your kids to visit the spectacular interior of the monument or not.

 

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