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DAY 2: SANT'ANGELO CASTLE, NAVONA SQUARE AND PANTHEON

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Distance: 3 km Duration: 8 hours

Itinerary description

Intro:
On this itinerary you’ll discover the treasures of Rome, walking along famous streets to visit squares, fountains and museums.
Transport:
It is highly recommended to walk from one place to another since all the locations are in the center.
Time Required:
It takes about  8 hours to visit the locations mentioned, depending on how much time you decide to stop in each place

Route:

The itinerary starts from People's Square (Piazza del Popolo) easily reached by subway at "Flaminio" (Line A). After visiting the square, take Via di Ripetta, a historic streets of Rome where you'll find the Ara Pacis, one of the oldest monument in Rome. Continue the tour until the junction with Ponte Cavour. Turn right, cross the bridge and turn left onto Lungotevere Prati. Going straight, you'll pass Piazza dei Tribunali and continue onto Lungotevere Castello. On your right you'll see Sant'Angelo Castle, a famous papal palace also known as Hadrian's mausoleum. After visiting the castle and the museum go back to Piazza dei Tribunali and turn right onto Ponte Umberto I. Cross the bridge and continue straight down Via Giuseppe Zanardelli. At the second intersection, turn left onto Via dei Pianellari. Walk a few meters and you'll arrive at the Church of St Augustine, a Renaissance style church containing some interesting artworks and paintings. From here continue straight down Via delle Coppelle and at the first intersection, turn right onto Via della Scrofa where you'll find the ancient Church of Rome French Community, a typical  example of French style architecture. From here continue straight until you get to Via del Salvatore. Go straight, then turn left followed by a quick right towards Piazza Madama. From here you can easily arrive in Navona Square (Piazza Navona), one of the most famous squares in Rome, where you can check out the amazing fountains. We suggest you stop for a break and then continue the tour down Via Pasquino. At the end of the street take a slight right onto Via del Governo Vecchio. Once you get to Via Savelli turn left and go straight, crossing Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and you'have arrived in Via del Pellegrino. Going straight from here will lead you right into Campo dei Fiori, a popular Roman square famous for its morning market, trendy bars and restaurants. From here take Via dei Baullari and return on Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Go straight and get to the the Pantheon. If you're not too tired you could continue along Via di Torre Argentina to get to Largo di Torre Argentina where you can admire the ruins and remains of ancient Rome.

 

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