Pigna & Sant'Eustachio Walking Tour, Rome

Pigna & Sant'Eustachio 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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Pigna and Sant'Eustachio are two historic rioni (districts) of Rome, located near the city center. They are home to several famed landmarks of antiquity, notably the Pantheon. Take this tour to explore Sant'Eustachio, the 8th rione of Rome, and Pigna, the 9th rione.

Pigna & Sant'Eustachio Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Pigna & Sant'Eustachio Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Rome (See other walking tours in Rome)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Author: clare
Palazzo Venezia

1) Palazzo Venezia

To the north of Capitoline Hill is an imposing building, the Palazzo Venezia, which houses a small museum, often overlooked by visitors to Rome which is a real shame as the museum is a very good one. The palace was built in 1455 by the Cardinal Pietro Barbo. A medieval tower and an ancient church, built in 336 by Pope Marco were integrated into the new building. The cardinal went on to become Pope Paul II and the palace remained as a papal residence until 1564. In that year, Pope Pius IV,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Palazzo Doria Pamphilj

2) Palazzo Doria Pamphilj (must see)

The Palazzo Doria Pamphilj houses the Gallery of the same name and is the largest privately owned collection in Italy today. The palace was constructed in 1505 by Cardinal Giovanni Fazio Santoro. It was bought in 1601 by Cardinal Ippolito Aldobrandini and it came into the Pamphilj family when the cardinal’s niece, his heiress, married Camillo Pamphilj, the nephew of Pope Innocent X.

The collection is exposed in the palace’s state rooms with their marvellously decorated vaulted ceilings...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

3) Santa Maria Sopra Minerva (must see)

Santa Maria sopra Minerva (English: Saint Mary above Minerva) is one of the major churches of the Roman Catholic Order of Preachers, better known as the Dominicans. The church's name derives from the fact that the first Christian church structure on the site was built directly over (Latin: supra) the ruins or foundations of a temple dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis, which had been erroneously ascribed to the Greco-Roman goddess Minerva.

The church is located in the Piazza della...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Pantheon

4) Pantheon (must see)

The Pantheon is one of Rome’s most famous buildings, and its dome and columns have been inspiring architects for centuries. The original temple, commissioned in 27BC by Marcus Agrippa, after the Battle of Actium, was destroyed in an earthquake. In 126 AD Emperor Hadrian commissioned a new temple dedicated to “pan theos” – all the gods. The temple was restored by Emperors Septimus Severus and Caracalla in the 3rd century.

The immense dome is over 48 meters high with a central oculus of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Ente Teatrale Italiano (E.T.I.)

5) Ente Teatrale Italiano (E.T.I.)

E.T.I. is one of the oldest and most elegant Roman theaters. Plays have been performed here since the beginning of the 20th Century. The repertoire is one of the most varied in Rome and includes classic productions with a modern...   view more

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