Monti Walking Tour, Rome

Monti Walking Tour (Self Guided), Rome

Monti is one of Rome's oldest neighborhoods, an oft-ignored enclave of bohemian cool that is hiding in plain sight. Tourists rush between the city's main sights, but tend to miss out on some of the streets and districts that lie between them. Monti is close to the Colosseum, right in the center of the Centro Storico. But many visitors don’t even know it is there, which is a pity. It is named after one of the seven hills of Rome where according to legend, the settlements that gave rise to the metropolis were located. The cobblestone lanes and the houses that line the neighborhood have attracted many architects, artists and other creative types to live in the area.

In Monti, you can sit and have a delicious cup of alfresco cappuccino while watching young and not so young members of the intelligentsia discuss philosophy and issues of the day. The café culture is second to none here. Wander through this artsy part of the Italian capital and discover bookstores, delightful piazzas and stores selling vintage clothes. A visit to Monti is also a treat for the taste buds for the gourmet street foods and clutch of fabulous ethnic eateries. Come for lunch and for dinner in an area that has become something of a foodie hub to those who are in the know.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Monti Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Monti Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Rome
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Author: Xena
Via degli Annibaldi

1) Via degli Annibaldi

Via degli Annibaldi

2) Via degli Annibaldi

Via della Madonna dei Monti, Santa Maria ai Monti

3) Via della Madonna dei Monti, Santa Maria ai Monti

Via Baccina

5) Via Baccina

Via Baccina, Oratory of the Blessed Virgin of Sorrows

6) Via Baccina, Oratory of the Blessed Virgin of Sorrows

Via dei Serpenti

7) Via dei Serpenti

Via Panisperna

8) Via Panisperna

Via dei Serpenti, Sant'Agata dei Goti

9) Via dei Serpenti, Sant'Agata dei Goti

Via Panisperna

10) Via Panisperna

Church of San Lorenzo in Fonte

11) Church of San Lorenzo in Fonte

Piazza della Madonna dei Monti

12) Piazza della Madonna dei Monti

Piazza della Madonna dei Monti

13) Piazza della Madonna dei Monti

Piazza della Madonna dei Monti

14) Piazza della Madonna dei Monti

Walking Tours in Rome, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Rome

Create Your Own Walk in Rome

Creating your own self-guided walk in Rome is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Spanish Steps to Trevi Fountain

Spanish Steps to Trevi Fountain

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
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Rome Introduction Walking Tour I

Rome Introduction Walking Tour I

Legend has it that Rome was founded in 753 BC by twin brothers Romulus and Remus who were raised by a she-wolf. However, the pair argued about who had the support of the gods, and Romulus ended up killing Remus in a fight on what became Palatine Hill. Thus, Romulus named the city after himself and declared himself as king.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Rome Introduction Walking Tour II

Rome Introduction Walking Tour II

The historic center of Rome is packed with numerous landmarks and genuine works of art, to see all of which may take days if not weeks. This Rome Introduction Walk II highlights some of the key sights emerged during the Renaissance and Baroque periods, comprising some truly magnificent marvels of architecture. Among the featured landmarks here are the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona,...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Food Tasting Walking Tour

Food Tasting Walking Tour

Whether it’s a long lunch or a stop-off for an ice cream on an evening stroll, eating in Rome is a very social activity. Culinary traditions run deep here, and it may well be one of Italy’s most pleasurable cities in which to eat. Deli shops, prosciutterias, pizzerias, fornos (bakeries) and caffès are also very popular and offer a great alternative to a restaurant meal.

On this...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Fountains and Squares Walking Tour

Fountains and Squares Walking Tour

In Rome there is a lively piazza round almost every corner, each with its own unique atmosphere and its own story to tell. These public squares have been the center of Roman culture for centuries, and some of the city’s most popular attractions are located within them.

Most piazzas have a fountain in the center and a lot of cafes around. In fact, Rome holds the largest number of fountains in...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles

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