This itinerary takes you to discover the churches and the basilicas of the historic centre of Rome, walking along the famous streets to visit the various squares and fountains. Transport:
It is highly recommended to walk from one place to another since all the locations are in the city centre.
It takes about 8 hours to visit the locations mentioned, depending on how much time you decide to stop in each place.
The itinerary starts from Flaminio Train Station, easily reached by subway, at "Flaminio" (Line A). Cross the street and pass through the arches of Porta Flaminia to get to the People's Square (Piazza del Popolo). Our first attraction, Church of Our Lady of the People, is located at the entrance to the square. Once inside you can admire the enchanting art work and the famous Cappella Cerasi. Now take Via del Corso straight down until you arrive at Via Frattina. Turn right and a short ways down you’ll find the church of St Lawrence's at Lucina. There are beautiful paintings inside the church, depicting various religious scenes that are worth a trip inside. Continue the tour along Via Frattina until arrive at Via del Leoncino. Turn left followed by a quick right onto Via dei Prefetti. Continue across Via Metastasio and straight down Via d'Ascanio. At the end of this street, turn left onto Via della Scrofa and follow this street until you reach Via delle Coppelle. A quick right and you’ll see the ancient church of St Augustine, which contains some Italian masterpieces, such as "Madonna of the Pilgrims" by Caravaggio. Continue down Via della Scrofa to get to the Church of Rome French Community which houses the Caravaggio masterpieces depicting the life of St Matthew. Backtracking just a bit, and take Via Piazza Madama until you reach Navona Square, homes of St Ivo at Sapienza Church. This is a great place to take a break, surrounded by the fountains of one of the most famous roman squares. Now take Via di Tor Milina, straight down to Via del Corallo and turn left. A short ways down you'll find the Church of St Mary in Vallicella, where you can admire the spectacular frescoes by Pietro da Cortona. After visiting the church take Corso Vittorio Emanuele II where you’ll find the Church of St Andrew in the Valley and a bit further along the church of the Holy Name of Jesus. This itinerary ends hereto get back to the starting point, we suggest you return to Venice Square and take a bus.