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Distance: 2,5 km Duration: 8 hours

Itinerary description

This route allows you and your kids to learn more about St Peter's Basilica, one of the four papal basilicas in Rome, the museum of Sant'Angelo Castle and the attractions of the historic center in Rome.
It is highly  recommended to walk from one place to another since all the locations are in the city centre.
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.

The itinerary starts from the subway station "Ottaviano" (Line A). Walking down a few hundred metres, you’ll get to the heart of St Peter's Square. The square is dedicated to St Peter and is a great example of Baroque style architecture. This oval shaped square has two beautiful fountains and the Vatican obelisk located at the centre. After taking in the sights of the square, we suggest you continue your journey with a visit to St Peter's Basilica, built over St Peter's tomb. The Basilica can accommodate 20,000 people, and is one of the largest religious buildings in the world. Its interior, characterized by a large mosaic, are home to some of the world’s most famous artwork, such as the canopy by Bernini and the statue of the Pietà by Michelangelo. Our itinerary continues down Via della Conciliazione, away from the Vatican, built by Mussolini. Thi street will lead you directly to Sant'Angelo Castle, also known as Hadrian’s Mausoleum. We suggest you and your kids visit the museum, as it is filled with typical artifacts from ancient times and with the many staircases and walk ways, it truly is a fun place for children to run around! Now cross the beautiful Sant'Angelo Bridge, where you can admire the statues of the angels by Bernini. Once across the bridge, take Via del Banco di Santo Spirito and then turn left onto Via del Governo Vecchio, until you reach Navona Square. Here you can stop in the square and admire the beautiful monuments and fountains. If you want, before continuing the tour, have a break in one of the many bars or restaurants located in the square. Now continue the tour down Via di San Pantaleo, across Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and take Via dei Balluari. Go straight down this streets and you'll arrive in Campo dei Fiori, a popular roman square,  famous for its daily market and various clubs in the area.