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DAY 1: VILLA BORGHESE AND ST LAWRENCE DISTRICT

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Distance: 8 km Duration: 8 hours

Itinerary description

Intro:
For a day of art and green spaces, explore the art galleries and the museums of Villa Borghese! After which,  you'll have the chance to see the most important monuments and experience the best night clubs of the St Lawrence Distric in Rome.

Transport:
In Villa Borghese Park we recommend walking from one place to another. To reach St Lawrence we suggest taking a bus.
Time Required:
It  takes about  8 hours to visit all of the sites mentioned, depending on the amount of time you decide to stay in each place.

Route:
The itinerary starts from the subway stop "Flaminio" (Line A). Once off the subway, continue up Via George Washington and go directly into the park of Villa Borghese, cross from Siena's Square, and you’ll arrive at the Borghese Gallery. We suggest a visit to the gallery which contains the masterpieces from such famous artists as Antonello da Messina, Giovanni Bellini, Raphael, Titian, Correggio, Caravaggio and sculptures by Canova. After that,  you should pay a visit to the Bioparco, the Roman bio-zoo, to see several different species of exotic animals. If you need a break and some refreshments, the Bioparco's restaurants and bars are particularly good. For lovers of modern and contemporary art, we suggest a visit to the National Gallery of Modern Art, which contains a fine collection of the greatest painters from all over the world.  The famous and very trendy restaurant here is highly recommended for a casual lunch. From the gallery, you can take bus 19 that goes directly to St Lawrence district.  This old Roman neighborhood is today known as the university district, given its proximity to La Sapienza University. The itinerary continues to the heart of the district and up to the beautiful church of St Lawrence Outside the Walls, one of the oldest churches in Rome. Afterwards you can visit the Verano Cemetery, one of the most famous in Rome along with the Flaminio Cemetery. If you are interested in architecture, statues and monuments, we suggest you visit this cemetery, one of the largest in the world. All around the St Lawrence District, there are numerous restaurants, pizzerias and restaurants serving typical Roman food that is worth tasting.  The district is in fact very popular with young people and adults due to the large number of wine bars and cocktail bars. This is the end of the itinerary and you can get back to the Tiburtina Train Station or take the subway at ‘Porta Maggiore’.

 

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