DAY 4: ANCIENT ROME AND TESTACCIO

3325 Visits
Distance: 6 km Duration: 8 hours

Itinerary description

Intro:
This fun itinerary stops at the most important monuments in Rome such as the Colosseum, the ruins of Ancient Rome and the Wax Museum. Then, in the evening, you can have fun in one of the most popular entertainment districts in Rome, Testaccio.
Transport:
It is highly recommended to walk from one place to another since all the locations are in the city centre. To reach Testaccio, you can take a bus.
Time Required:
It takes about  8 hours to visit all of the sites mentioned, depending on how much time you decide to stay in each place.

Route:
The itinerary start from Venice Square where you can also admire the Altar of the Fatherland and enjoy a beautiful view of the city. From there, go to the Holy Apostles Square where you can visit the Wax Museum. The gallery showcases more than  250 statues of famous Italian and foreign people. Just around the corner you’ll find the Time Elevator, a special cinema that opened in 2005: a great way for your children to learn about Roman history! After visiting the cinema, go back into Venice Square and take Via dei Fori Imperiali until you reach the Roman Colosseum. The Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, or simply as Amphitheatrum, is one of Rome's most well known attractions. The great roman amphitheater was built during the Roman Empire (it was inaugurated in 80 AD) and was used since ancient times for performances of great popular appeal, such as hunts and gladiator combats. The visit will take around 60 minutes. Then take Via di San Gregorio and turn right onto Via del Circo Massimo where you'll find the Circus Maximus, the oldest roman stadium. Continue straight down Via della Greca to get to the Mouth of Truth. To reach Testaccio District, you must walk along the Tiber. If you're too tired, we suggest you take a bus. Once in Testaccio you can have fun in the night clubs, restaurants and cocktail bars in this popular Roman neighborhood.