Old Rome Walking Tour, Rome

Take this tour to explore Old Rome: Ponte, Parrione and Regola, the 5th, the 6th and the 7th rioni (districts) of the city. Ponte, Parrione and Regola are 3 of the remaining 14 historic districts of Rome, they comprise the territory between the Piazza Navona and the river Tiber, and are bordered on the south by the Piazza Farnese. They are home to several museums, like Rome's City Museum, as well as Palazzon Altemmps, Fountain of Neptune and much more.
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Guide Name: Old Rome Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Rome (See other walking tours in Rome)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Author: audrey
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Palazzo Altemps

1) Palazzo Altemps (must see)

The National Museum of Rome is housed in several buildings in the city, one of which is the Palazzo Altemps, which you will find on the Piazza Saint Apollinaire.

The palace was built on the site of an ancient marble warehouse not far from the Temple of Apollo. During the Dark Ages, the warehouse became part of the fortifications of two rival families. The construction of the palace began in 1477 and in 1511 the Cardinal di Volterra Francesco Soderini bought it and enlarged it. It was sold to...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Fountain of Neptune

2) Fountain of Neptune

Most of Rome’s important fountains were dedicated to the mythological water gods and nymphs in thanks to the fresh water that arrived in the city via the aqueducts. The Fountain of Neptune on the north end of Piazza Navona is a fine example of this custom. The ancient Aqua Virgo Aqueduct was repaired in 1453 and by 1570 a large number of pipes from it carried water to various parts of the city. The number of public fountains in any area was in consequence to the size of the area’s population...   view more
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L'Artigianato

3) L'Artigianato

What to buy here: Ceramics – Italy has a great tradition of hand-painted ceramics, and a nice gift can be chosen within the diverse selection of pottery from all over the country, including both traditional and modern pieces. Receiving a piece of hand-made ceramics will make friends and family feel like sharing the Italian lifestyle, appreciated by people with different tastes, habits and traditions. Plates, tea pots, bowls, spoons, jars and glasses, all kinds of objects and colors will be...   view more
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Fountain of the Four Rivers

4) Fountain of the Four Rivers (must see)

The Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi or "Fountain of the Four Rivers" is a fountain in the Piazza Navona, designed in 1651 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for Pope Innocent X whose family palace, the Palazzo Pamphili, faced onto the piazza as did the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone of which Innocent was the sponsor. It is a masterpiece of Gianlorenzo Bernini's, and emblematic of the dynamic and dramatic effects sought by high Baroque artists.

The base of the fountain is a basin from the...   view more
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Fontana del Moro

5) Fontana del Moro

Piazza Navona boasts three fine statues, one of which, on the southern end of the square is the impressive Fontana del Moro. The original fountain was constructed by Giacomo della Porta in 1575, in Pietrasanta marble, called “holy stone” because it was also used in parts of St Peter’s Basilica. Although Della Porta allowed his students to place four tritons blowing on shells and four masks around the border of the basin, there was no centerpiece, as public fountains at that time weren’t...   view more
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Piazza Navona

6) Piazza Navona (must see)

The Navona Piazza has been one of Rome’s liveliest areas for over 1900 years and is a great place to linger over a meal in one of the restaurants or stop for a coffee in one of the outdoor cafes while admiring the fine buildings and fountains around this lovely square. The square is situated on the site where in 80 AD the Stadium of Domitian once put on athletic events for the public. The church Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore was built in 1450. It was designated a public square at the end of...   view more
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Museo di Roma (Rome City Museum)

7) Museo di Roma (Rome City Museum)

The Museo di Roma is situated in the Palazzo Braschi on Piazza San Pantaleo, so when you visit this museum, you will get a double treat – that of admiring the exhibitions of this civic museum and seeing the splendors of the beautiful palace that houses them. The museum displays various exhibitions about the cultural and social Roman way of life from the Middle Ages to the first half of the 20th century. The collection is detailed and offers over 100,000 objects that include ceramics, clothes,...   view more
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Museo Barracco (Barracco Museum)

8) Museo Barracco (Barracco Museum)

Rome is full of interesting museums and often the smaller ones are overlooked because a lot of people think they can’t be very interesting because they are small. This is a great shame because the Barracco Museum well worth visiting in spite of its size. The museum is housed in Farnesina Palace and displays an exquisite collection of over 400 ancient statues, busts and artwork from Assyria, Cypress, Egypt, Etruria, Greece, Phoenicia and Rome. The collection was amassed by Giovanni Barracco, a...   view more
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Campo de' Fiori

9) Campo de' Fiori (must see)

A rectangular square south of Piazza Navona at the border between rione Parione and rione Regola, the square Campo de' Fiori ("field of flowers") was filled with flowers prior to the Middle Ages, hence the name. At the end of the 15th century the square was paved and over the next few centuries a fountain and a statue of Giordano Bruno were added here to mark the site where he was burnt. Executions used to be held publicly in Campo de' Fiori. Here, on 17 February 1600, the...   view more
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The Drunken Ship

10) The Drunken Ship

The Drunken Ship is a club-bar in Campo de Fiori. Among the Campo bars it is reputedly the most popular (particularly for the tequila nights) and is definitely the right thing for those who not seen dead drinking wine. The bar meets all the top-shelf...   view more
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Palazzo Spada

11) Palazzo Spada

On Piazza Capo di Ferro stands the impressive Palazzo Spada with its lovely garden overlooking the River Tiber. The palace houses the Italian Council of State and the Galleria Spada, a fine place to spend an afternoon. The gallery holds a large collection of 16th and 17th century paintings spread out over four rooms. The collection, which includes works by Del Sarto, Guercino, Rubens and Titan among many others, was started in the 17th century by Cardinal Bernardino Spada and added to by his...   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.
Old Rome Nightlife Tour

Old Rome Nightlife Tour

Rome may not be known for having the kind of cutting edge nightlife found in cities like Berlin or London, guests to Rome will still find that solid party atmosphere that lasts all night long, with a more casual, unpretentious crowd. This Old Rome Nightlife Tour includes the best nightspots the city has to offer, where guests will be sure to have a great night of dancing, mingling and great cocktails.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Sightseeing Walking Tour in EUR

Sightseeing Walking Tour in EUR

Esposizione Universale Roma (EUR) is a suburban area in Rome established in 1942, it was designed to host an exhibition which didn't take place due to World War II. EUR is popular for the period architecture of Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana. The area also contains some very important landmarks of history and culture, including Museo della Civiltà Romana, Pigorini Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico and Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 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
Souvenir Shopping Tour

Souvenir Shopping Tour

It would be a pity to leave Rome without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Rome, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 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
Campitelli & St'Angelo Walking Tour

Campitelli & St'Angelo Walking Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km

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