Campitelli & St'Angelo Walking Tour, Rome

Campitelli and Sant'Angelo are two of Rome's oldest rioni (districts), they are located at the heart of ancient Rome and are home to the most sought after landmarks; such as the Colosseum, Theater of Marcellus, Temple of Saturn, and Arch of Constantine. Take this tour to explore Campitelli, the tenth rione, and Sant'Angelo, the eleventh and the smallest historic rione of Rome.
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Campitelli & St'Angelo Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Campitelli & St'Angelo Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Rome (See other walking tours in Rome)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 14
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Author: audrey
Great Synagogue of Rome

1) Great Synagogue of Rome

The Great Synagogue of Rome is the largest synagogue in the city. It houses the offices of the Chief Rabbi and also the Jewish Museum. It is a beautiful building and well worth a visit. Life for the Jewish community in Rome, as in so many other countries, was often terribly difficult. Jews started to settle in Rome in the 2nd century BC and established trading centres in the city. Between 63AD and 135AD many Jews were brought to Rome as slaves in the aftermath of the Roman/Judean War.

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Theatre of Marcellus

2) Theatre of Marcellus (must see)

The remains of the Theater of Marcellus on Via del Teatro Marcellus are the only surviving ruins of a building used uniquely for mythological dramas in ancient Roman times.

Julius Cesar had wanted to build a theater and had the land where the theater stands cleared and leveled, but before work could begin he was murdered. In 23 BC, Emperor Augustus had the theater built for his nephew Marcus Marcellus – who was also his son-in-law and his designated successor. Young Marcellus died long...   view more
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Crypta Balbi

3) Crypta Balbi (must see)

The National Museum of Rome comprises various branches, one of which is the Crypta Balbi which stands on the remains of the 13th-century Theater of Balbus. During excavations in 1981, the remains of the ancient theater and artifacts from the medieval occupation of the city were uncovered and are now housed in the museum in the Archaeology Section. In the basement, you will find the remains of the theater, including parts of the columns of the quadriporticus and objects from a nearby statio...   view more
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Capitoline Museums

4) Capitoline Museums (must see)

The Capitoline Museums (Italian: Musei Capitolini) are a group of art and archeological museums in Piazza del Campidoglio, on top of the Capitoline Hill in Rome. The historic seats of the museums are Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo, facing on the central trapezoidal piazza in a plan conceived by Michelangelo Buonarroti in 1536 and executed over a period of more than 400 years. The history of the museums can be traced to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a collection of important...   view more
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Capitoline Hill

5) Capitoline Hill (must see)

Capitoline Hill is considered the most sacred of Rome’s seven hills and no-one on holiday in the city should miss visiting it. According to legend, Rome was founded on seven hills by Romulus and Remus, but in truth, the bastion of the early Roman civilisation was Capitoline Hill, with its double summit and a sheer cliff face on one side. A lot of temples were built here, dedicated to Roman gods, such as the Capitoline Triad, (Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva); others were dedicated to Venus and...   view more
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Palazzo dei Conservatori

6) Palazzo dei Conservatori

The Palazzo dei Conservatori is part of the Capitoline Museums and you will find it on the top of Capitonline Hill. Like its twin, the Palazzo Nuovo, the palace has a fine collection of statues and paintings that are well worth seeing. The collection is large and varied, spread out over two floors. There is also a very good cafe on the 2nd floor and from its terrace you have a wonderful view of Rome.

Some of the statues not to be missed include “Spinario” a detailed sculpture of a young...   view more
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Palazzo Nuovo

7) Palazzo Nuovo

On the top of Capitoline Hill lies the Piazza del Campidoglio and the Capitalione Museums housed in three palaces, one of which is the Palazzo Nuovo. The “new palace” was built in 1655 by Girolamo and Carlo Rainaldi. If you find that the building is almost identical to the Palazzo dei Conservatori on the same square, it is because the architects copied the original sketches of Dei Conservatori. The museum was opened to the public in 1734, a move suggested by Pope Clement XII, making it the...   view more
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Carcere Mamertino

8) Carcere Mamertino

The Mamertine Prison (Italian Carcere Mamertino), in antiquity the Tullianum, was a prison (carcer) located in the Comitium in ancient Rome. It was located on the northeastern slope of the Capitoline Hill, facing the Curia and the imperial fora of Nerva, Vespasian, and Augustus. Located between it and the Tabularium (record house) was a flight of stairs leading to the Arx of the Capitoline known as the Gemonian stairs.

The origins of the prison's names are uncertain. The traditional...   view more
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Temple of Saturn

9) Temple of Saturn (must see)

While you are in Rome, one of your destinations will surely be the Forum Romanum, the ancient public square situated between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, with its structures that date back to Ancient Rome. At the Forum’s western end, at the foot of Capitoline Hill, you will find the vestiges of the Temple of Saturn.

The Temple was built in 500BC on the site of an even older shrine dedicated to Saturn. It was reconstructed in 42BC by Lucius Munatius Plancus, a Roman Consul who was an...   view more
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Imperial Fora

10) Imperial Fora (must see)

The Imperial Fora ('Fori Imperiali' in Italian) are a series of monumental fora (public squares), constructed in Rome over a period of one and half centuries, between 46 BC and 113 AD. The forums were the center of the Roman Republic and of the Roman Empire. Built by Julius Caesar and Augustus, the first one was an extension to the Roman Forum and a Temple of Venus was built there with an equestrian statue of Caesar in front of it. It became a popular public square and just before...   view more
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11) Colosseum (must see)

To the east of the Roman Forum stands the remains of the Colosseum, probably the most visited ruins in the world. The Colosseum was first called the Flavian Amphitheater after the family name of the emperors Vespasian and Titus, under whose rule the building was constructed. Construction began in 72AD and was finished in 80AD, entailing over 100,000 cubic meters of stone, held in place not by mortar, but by iron chevrons. The amphitheater was elliptical in shape, 189 meters long, 156 meters wide...   view more
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Arch of Constantine

12) Arch of Constantine (must see)

You will find the Arch of Constantine between the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. It is the last Triumphal Arch to be erected in Rome. In 312 AD Constantine I led his troops against Maxentius for a final battle at Milvran Bridge. The emperor’s army was hopelessly outnumbered, and according to legend, Constantine had a dream in which he saw the sign of Christ’s Cross in the sky and a voice said “By this Sign, Conquer”. The emperor had his men make a wooden cross, which they carried into the...   view more
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Palatine Hill

13) Palatine Hill (must see)

Palatine Hill is the centermost of the Seven Hills; it is reputedly the one where Romulus and Remus were found in a cave and where Romulus founded his city. Rising 40 meters over the Roman Forum, the Hill was the “in” place to live for the rich nobles: the views from the summit are magnificent and it was thought that the air was purer here. A great number of palaces and villas were built.

In the Middle Ages churches and convents were built on the Hill and in the 17th century Cardinal...   view more
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Farnese Gardens

14) Farnese Gardens

On the north side of Palatine hill, one of Rome’s seven hills, you will find the Farnese Gardens. A flight of stone steps lead from the gardens to the Roman Forum. The land was bought in 1550 by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese and he had a summer home built on the site of the palace Emperor Tiberius, the ruins of which he had buried under tons of earth.

The gardens, laid out in the 16th century classical form, in quadrants with a well in the center, were created by Vignola and completed after...   view more
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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.
Campo Marzio Walking Tour

Campo Marzio Walking Tour

Campo Marzio is a historic district of Rome, it covers part of the ancient Campus Martius (Fields of Mars) and is one of the largest amongst the remaining 14 historic districts. Campo Marzio is also the district that most Romans refer to as the city center or downtown of Rome. Each Roman district or "rione" in Italian, has its own ordinal number and coat of arms, as well as fascinating history and breathtaking attractions. Take this tour to explore Campo Marzio, the 4th rione of Rome.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Pinciano Cultural Walk

Pinciano Cultural Walk

Pinciano is the 3rd rione (district) of Rome, it is located in the north of the city, close to the Aurelian walls. Pinciano is home to the Pincio Gardens, an impressive park within the city of Rome. Take this tour to explore the Pinciano rioni and visit such famous sites as the Galleria Borghese, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, National Etruscan Museum, and Bioparco.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Trevi and Colonna Walking Tour

Trevi and Colonna Walking Tour

The Trevi rione (district) of Rome, which is the 2nd rione, is most famous for the Trevi Fountain, as well as for being home to several magnificent public libraries. Colonna is the 3rd rione of Rome and takes its name from the rione's most famous landmark, the Column of Marcus Aurelius in the Piazza Colonna. Colonna is also home to several palazzos, churches and other landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Ancient History Walking Tour

Ancient History Walking Tour

The glory of Ancient Rome is known throughout the entire world and each year millions of tourists travel to Rome to visit its ancient sites. Rome's historic center is packed with so many landmarks and works of art, that it would take days to see it all. The following tour offers you a walk by the most remarkable, must see sites in Rome's ancient center.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Trastevere Walking Tour

Trastevere Walking Tour

Take this tour to explore Trastevere, the 13th rione (district) of Rome, located on the west bank of the Tiber, south of Vatican City. Its name comes from the Latin "trans Tiberim", literally "beyond the Tiber". Although the rione was established during the times of ancient Rome, it grew and formed as a true part of the city in the Middle Ages, as a result it is characterized by narrow, cobbled streets and medieval buildings.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Museums Walk

Museums Walk

As an ancient and cultural city, Rome is packed with museums which demonstrate its value in the world of culture and civilization. When it comes to art, Rome contains the most significant artifacts in the world, including sculptures, paintings, pottery, and porcelain; all hidden within the splendid palaces of the city. Take the following tour to better acquaint yourself with the splendors of Rome.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km

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