Monti and Celio Walking Tour, Rome

Take this tour to explore the Monti and Celio rioni (districts). Celio is the 19th rione of Rome, its coat of arms features an elephant headdress with golden tusks on a silver background, in memory of an African bust that was found in via Capo d'Africa. Monti is actually the first rione, its name literally means "mountains". Monti's coat of arms consists of three green mountains on a silver background, since the rione originally encompassed the Esquiline and the Viminal Hills, and parts of the Quirinal and the Caelian Hills.
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Monti and Celio Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Monti and Celio Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Rome (See other walking tours in Rome)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Author: clare
Church of Saint Charles at the Four Fountains

1) Church of Saint Charles at the Four Fountains

The Church of Saint Charles at the Four Fountains (Italian: Chiesa di San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane also called San Carlino) is a Roman Catholic church in Rome. The church was designed by the architect Francesco Borromini and it was his first independent commission. It is an iconic masterpiece of Baroque architecture, built as part of a complex of monastic buildings on the Quirinal Hill for the Spanish Trinitarians, an order dedicated to the freeing of Christian slaves. He received the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Antiquetrade di Trovarelli Massimiliano

2) Antiquetrade di Trovarelli Massimiliano

Established in 2000 by Maximilian Couto and Rui Trovarelli, Antiquetrade di Trovarelli Massimiliano is located in at Via Del Boschetto in the Monti district. Besides offering antique interior furnishings, the shop specializes in antique prints, rare books, and cartography. It also offers restoration services. Antiquetrade di Trovarelli Massimiliano is a member of the European art experts...   view more
Trajan's Market

3) Trajan's Market

Trajan's Market (Italian: Mercati di Traiano) is a large complex of ruins in the city of Rome, located on the Via dei Fori Imperiali, at the opposite end to the Colosseum. The surviving buildings and structures, built as an integral part of Trajan's Forum and nestled against the excavated flank of the Quirinal Hill, present a living model of life in the Roman capital and a glimpse at the continuing restoration in the city, which reveals new treasures and insights about Ancient Roman...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
La Bottega del Cioccolato

4) La Bottega del Cioccolato

What to buy here: Artisan chocolate – Italy has a long tradition of producing artisan chocolate. Apart from being delicious, it makes for a very nice gift because it's possible to find it in the most diverse and colorful shapes and packages that can be considered a proper form of art. A typical Italian product is Gianduia, created in 1856 by Caffarel, the oldest Turin's chocolatier, a mix of hazelnut and chocolate. Famous brands such as Caffarel, Perugina, and Venchi always have...   view more
San Pietro in Vincoli

5) San Pietro in Vincoli (must see)

The church of San Pietro in Vincoli ('St Peter in Chains') is to be found on the square of the same name and is one of Rome’s many minor basilicas. In 432, a small church was built to house the relics of the chains that the Apostle wore while he was imprisoned in Jerusalem. According to the Acts of the Apostles, the Lord sent an angel who caused the chains binding Peter to fall and then the angel led him from his prison without waking the sleeping guards. Today, the chains are kept...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Parco di Colle Oppio

6) Parco di Colle Oppio

While you are on holiday in Rome don’t miss the Parco di Colle Opio, situated not far from the Colosseum. The idea for a park here started in the late 19th century, but the work was carried out by Raffaele de Vico in 1938. It is a large area of about 11 hectares and you will find here the ruins of the Thermae di Traiano, or Baths of Trajan, a complex consisting of several pools (warm, hot, cool), gymnasia, changing rooms and two libraries. The south-western exedra is still intact, as is the...   view more
Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

7) Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (must see)

The Papal Basilica of St Mary Major is one of the four ancient major basilicas and the largest Marian church in Rome. According to legend, Mary, the mother of Christ, appeared in a dream to Pope Liberius in August of 356 and told him to build a church in a place where a miracle would take place. The next day, news of a strange snowfall on Esquiline Hill was announced to the Pope and he hurried to the top of the hill to sketch in the snow the design for the new church.

The present basilica was...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
National Museum of Oriental Art

8) National Museum of Oriental Art

The National Museum of Oriental Art is housed in Palazzo Brancaccio on Via Merulana and you really should visit this interesting museum. The fifteen rooms of the museum, founded in 1957, hold an important collection of objects and sculptures from the Middle East to Japan. A room dedicated to Korean artifacts was opened in 2010.

The first three rooms are dedicated to the Near and Middle East with bronzes, precious metals and stones and pottery from the ancient civilizations around the...   view more
Teatro Brancaccio

9) Teatro Brancaccio

Teatro Brancaccio is a popular venue staging various type productions - theatrical plays, musicals, and concerts. Celebrities the caliber of Aldo Fabrizi, Louis Armstrong, and the Beatles have performed...   view more
Archbasilica of St. John in Lateran

10) Archbasilica of St. John in Lateran (must see)

The Basilica of Saint John Lateran was constructed in the 4th century BC and is the first church to be built in Rome. This cathedral is the official ecclesiastical seat of the Pope, and as such is the oldest and foremost building of the four Papal Basilicas. Although it is located outside the Vatican City, it has extraterritorial status because it belongs to the Holy See.

The basilica was built on the site of a fort put up by Septimus Severus in 193AD, the remains of which lie beneath the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Basilica of Saint Clement

11) Basilica of Saint Clement (must see)

The Basilica of Saint Clement (Italian: 'Basilica di San Clemente al Laterano') is a Roman Catholic minor basilica dedicated to Pope Clement I, one of the most richly decorated minor basilicas in Rome. You will find it not far from the Colosseum, on Piazza St Clement. Archaeologically speaking, the structure is a three-tiered complex of buildings: (1) the present basilica built just before the year 1100 during the height of the Middle Ages; (2) beneath the present basilica is a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Villa Celimontana

12) Villa Celimontana

The Villa Celimontana is a wonderful place for a leisurely afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of Rome.

Situated on Caelian Hill, one of the Seven Hills, the park covers a large part of the valley between this hill and Aventine Hill, and adjoins the Baths of Caracalla. The land, which at the time was a vineyard, was bought in 1553 by the Mattei family and the villa was built in 1580 by Del Duca.

The first gardens were also laid out at this time. The villa was mainly used to house...   view more

Walking Tours in Rome, Italy

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Trevi and Colonna Walking Tour

Trevi and Colonna Walking Tour

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Travel Distance: 2.6 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.

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Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Vatican Walking Tour

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Vatican City is a landlocked sovereign city-state consisting of an enclave within the city of Rome, it is the smallest recognized independent state in the world. The Vatican is one of the most sacred places in Christendom, it attests to a great history and a formidable spiritual venture. Although only 44 hectares in overall surface, the Vatican features several worthwhile places to see, such as St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Classical Sites Walking Tour

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Rome's glory didn't end with the fall of the Roman empire, it continued as a melting point of culture and creativity for centuries. Today, the city is a fabulous architectural patchwork, a living masterpiece, and a true tribute to its history. This tour is the perfect introduction to Rome's famous classical sites.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Pinciano Cultural Walk

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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
Holy Sites Walking Tour

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Being the cradle of the Catholic Church, one of the world's biggest religions, Rome has a large number of valuable, sacred places of worship. Crowded with architectural splendors from different periods of time, each church and basilica represents a significant part of Rome's culture and history. Take the following tour to discover Rome's magnificent religious heritage.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km

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