Trevi and Colonna Walking Tour, Rome

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.
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Trevi and Colonna Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Trevi and Colonna Walking Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Rome (See other walking tours in Rome)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: clare
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Column of Marcus Aurelius

1) Column of Marcus Aurelius (must see)

In the center of Piazza Colonna stands the Column of Marcus Aurelius, with its interesting bas-reliefs. The column was built after the Emperor’s death in 180 AD and completed in 193 AD. It is a victory column, built in the Doric style, 30 meters high – with a base of 10 meters high. A further 3 meters of the original base are underground since its restoration in 1589 and the street level of the area was raised. During the restoration, carried out by Fontana, Pope Sixtus V ordered that a...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Piazza Colonna

2) Piazza Colonna (must see)

Don’t miss a visit to Piazza Colonna with its fine buildings in the very heart of Rome. In the center of the square you will find the Column of Marcus Aurelius. The square is surrounded by impressive and imposing buildings, put up between the 16th and 20th centuries; on the north side stands the Palazzo Chigi, built in 1562 for a noble family, which is now the official residence of the Italian Prime Minister.

On the east side of the square is the popular 19th-century shopping gallery –...   view more
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Montecitorio Palace

3) Montecitorio Palace

The Montecitorio Palace stands on the Piazza di Montecitorio. It takes its name from a small artificial hill made in pre-Roman times by the people who lived in the area as a means of draining the marshland. The palace was commissioned in 1620 by Cardinal Ludovico, Pope Gregory XV’s nephew. The building was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, but work was stopped in 1623 when the pope died. The building was eventually finished in 1692 by Carlo Fontana while Innocent XII was Pope. The pope was a...   view more
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Salotto 42

4) Salotto 42

A fashionable establishment located on the Piazza di Pietra, Salotto 42 has quickly gained a reputation for a great time at almost any hour of the day, for food, tasty cocktails, and its diverse set of musical entertainment. A chic interior décor greet guests as they walk inside the bar, with tasteful styling that includes fashion photography lining the walls, as well as a large collection of books on fashion, art, and design. Music at Salotto 42 runs the gamut from swing and soul, to jazz and...   view more
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Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

5) Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola (must see)

The Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola at Campus Martius (Italian: 'Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola in Campo Marzio') is a Roman Catholic titular church dedicated to Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, located in Rome. Built in Baroque style between 1626 and 1650, the church functioned originally as the chapel of the adjacent Roman College, that moved in 1584 to a new larger building and was renamed the Pontifical Gregorian University.

The church has a...   view more
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Time Elevator

6) Time Elevator

Time Elevator is an educational and entertaining cinema which offers films about Ancient Rome. It is called Time Elevator due to the historical films it presents. The cinema's flight simulator has special moving platforms with seats and individual headsets available in different languages. One of the best attractions for kids, they will enjoy the historical background and a bit of safe...   view more
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Trevi Fountain

7) Trevi Fountain (must see)

No visit to Rome is complete without seeing the Trevi Fountain, so don’t forget to take some loose change with you to toss into the basin of the most famous fountain in the world. You must remember to have your back to the fountain and toss the coins over your shoulder for luck.

To understand the importance of Rome’s fountains, you must understand the importance of the aqueducts that brought fresh water to the city. The River Tiber was filthy and unfit for drinking as it was used as a...   view more
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Palazzo del Quirinale

8) Palazzo del Quirinale

The Quirinal Palace (known in Italian as the Palazzo del Quirinale or simply Quirinale) is an historic building in Rome, Italy, the current official residence of the President of the Italian Republic. It is located on the Quirinal Hill, the highest of the seven hills of Rome. It has housed thirty popes, four kings and eleven presidents of the Italian Republic. The palace extends for an area of 110,500 square meters and is the 6th largest palace in the world in terms of area, as well as the...   view more
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Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (Palazzo Barberini)

9) Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (Palazzo Barberini)

The Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, or National Gallery of Ancient Art, is an art gallery in Rome, Italy, located on two sites: the Palazzo Barberini and the Palazzo Corsini. The Palazzo Barberini was designed for Pope Urban VIII, a member of the Barberini family, by Italian architect Carlo Maderno (1556–1629) on the old location of Villa Sforza. Its central salon ceiling was decorated by Pietro da Cortona with the visual panegyric of the Allegory of Divine Providence and Barberini...   view more
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Triton Fountain

10) Triton Fountain

Pope Urban VIII had several fountains built in Rome, after he had ordered the reconstruction of many of the aqueducts that had fallen into disrepair. One of his fountains is the Triton Fountain on Piazza Barberini, where his family had their palace.

This fountain was the last one to be commissioned by Pope Urban VIII before he died in 1644. It was created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from specific instructions by the pope. Urban VIII was a great patron of the arts and a well-read man. He was...   view more
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Santa Maria della Concezione

11) Santa Maria della Concezione

Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini, or Our Lady of the Conception of the Capuchins, is a church in Rome, commissioned in 1626 by Pope Urban VIII, whose brother, Antonio Barberini, was a Capuchin friar. It is located at Via Veneto, close to Piazza Barberini. The church was designed by Antonio Casoni and built between 1626 and 1631. It comprises a small nave and several side chapels. The chapels are notable as one contains the body of St. Felix of Cantalice and another is the tomb of the...   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
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
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
Old Rome Walking Tour

Old Rome Walking Tour

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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Colosseum to Pantheon Walking Tour

Colosseum to Pantheon Walking Tour

The say, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” and that undoubtedly implies appreciating the enormous historical and architectural richness of the city, often – and rightly so – referred to as “eternal”. Stretching from Colosseum to Pantheon, this 3km-walk invites you to explore the most notable attractions of the Italian capital, including the Arch of Constantine, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, Capitoline Hill and more.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 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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