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Distance: 3 km Duration: 8 hours

Itinerary description

This itinerary is like a warm up to get you acquainted with the city.  You’ll discover the treasures of the historic center of Rome, walking down famous roman streets and visiting the many squares and the fountains.
It is highly recommended to walk from one place to another since all the locations are close by and some are archaeological sites.
Time Required:
It takes about  8 hours to visit the locations mentioned, depending on how much time you decide to stop in each place.


The route starts from the railway station Flaminio, also easily reached by subway at "Flaminio! (Line A). Once you cross the arches of Porta Flaminia you'll be in the  People's Square (Piazza del Popolo), one of the most beautiful in Rome, famous for the large obelisk at the center of the square. Here we suggest you visit the church of Our Lady of the People, where you can see the famous Cappella Cerasi. Continue the tour of historic center down Via del Babuino, the location of some of the most exclusive boutiques of Rome. Walk straight down this street until you arrive in Spain's Square (Piazza di Spagna), and see the famous Spanish'Steps and of fountain. At this point, turn right onto Via dei Condotti,  where the city's most exclusive shops are: Gucci, Prada, Bulgari, Hermes and others. When you reach the intersection with Via del Corso, turn left and go straight down towards  Piazza del Parlamento  wich will be on your right. Here you can visit Montecitorio, a beautiful baroque palace that today houses the Italian Parliament. Go back onto Via del Corso and turn right. A short ways down,  you'll arrive at the the Colonna's Gallery, which is in front of the Colonna square, where we suggest you stop for a break or do some shopping. Now continue back down Via del Corso and turn left into Via delle Muratte to get to the Trevi Fountain. After you've thrown your coin into the fountain, go back onto Via delle Muratte, turn left followed by a quick right onto Via Minghetti, where you can visit the Sciarra Gallery. Continue the tour at Holy Apostles Square. After relaxing in this Roman square for a bit, go straight down the same street, cross Via 4 Novembre and take Via dei Fornari. Once at the end of the street turn right into Venice Square (Piazza Venezia), one of the most impressive squares in Rome, where you can take pictures at the great Altar of the Fatherland (Altare della Patria), or visit the Museum of the Vittoriano. This itinerary ends here. To get back to the starting point take a bus from the stop in front.


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