Campo Marzio Walking Tour, Rome

Campo Marzio Walking Tour, Rome
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Rome Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Rome Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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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.

Campo Marzio Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Campo Marzio Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Rome (See other walking tours in Rome)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Author: alexei
Santa Maria del Popolo

1) Santa Maria del Popolo (must see)

The Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo is a famous church in Rome situated on the site of a walnut tree that was believed to have attracted demons and ghosts. The current Baroque look of the church emerged in the 17th century following the renovation by Bernini. After his intervention, the church became a favorite burial place for the rich people of the city. The church is hemmed in between Porta del Popolo (the ancient Porta Flaminia) and the Pincio hill. It also contains works by several...   view more
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Piazza del Popolo

2) Piazza del Popolo (must see)

Piazza del Popolo is a large urban square in Rome. The name in modern Italian literally means "People's Square", but historically it derives from the poplars after which the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, in the northeast corner of the piazza, takes its name. The piazza lies inside the northern gate in the Aurelian Walls, once the Porta Flaminia of ancient Rome, and now called the Porta del Popolo. This was the starting point of the Via Flaminia, the road to Ariminum...   view more
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Via Margutta 51 (Joe Bradley’s Apartment)

3) Via Margutta 51 (Joe Bradley’s Apartment)

Joe Bradley’s apartment on Via Margutta 51 is a famous address. And while the apartment's interior, along with the spiral staircase were a studio set, all the outside features of its courtyard are real. The arched wooden entrance is just two doors north from Vicolo dell'Orto di Napoli. If you go inside you'll find yourself in a wide court, on the right is the apartment that was featured as an artist’s studio, and far in the back a tunnel passageway (note the eagle sculpture...   view more
Fontana della Barcaccia

4) Fontana della Barcaccia

At the foot of the Spanish Steps on Piazza di Spagna you will find the remarkable Fontana della Barcaccia, the “Fountain of the Old Boat”. During his time a Pope, Urban VIII had many of Rome’s aqueducts rebuilt, bringing fresh water back to several parts of the city. In 1627 he commissioned Pietro and Gian Lorenzo Bernini to build a fountain on the piazza. In the 15th an 16th centuries the River Tiber regularly flooded this area and according to popular legend, in 1598 one flood was so...   view more
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Keats-Shelley Memorial House

5) Keats-Shelley Memorial House

The Keats-Shelley Memorial House is a museum in Rome, Italy, commemorating the Romantic poets John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley. The museum houses one of the world's most extensive collections of memorabilia, letters, manuscripts, and paintings relating to Keats and Shelley, as well as Byron, Wordsworth, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Oscar Wilde, and others. It is located on the second floor of the building situated just to the south of the base of the Spanish Steps and...   view more
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Giorgio De Chirico House Museum

6) Giorgio De Chirico House Museum

Visiting house museums is always a must if you want to find out how a famous person lived and the Giorgio de Chirico House Museum won’t disappoint you. The great artist bought an apartment in the Borgognoni Palace and you can visit the entrance hall, the dining room, bedrooms and studio where he lived and worked from 1948 until his death in 1978. On an easel in the studio is his last, unfinished sketch of a bathing woman. You can also see his book collection and his paints and brushes. In the...   view more
The Spanish Steps

7) The Spanish Steps (must see)

The Spanish Steps (Italian: Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti) are a set of steps in Rome, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top. The Scalinata is the widest staircase in Europe. The monumental stairway of 135 steps was built with French diplomat Étienne Gueffier’s bequeathed funds of 20,000 scudi, in 1723–1725, linking the Bourbon Spanish Embassy, and the Trinità dei Monti...   view more
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