A walking tour among the wonders of Rome

passeggiata alla fontana di Trevi

Wear comfortable shoes, relax, maybe even arm yourself with a reflex camera to capture the beauty and all the details that catch your eye and let's get started. Today we take it easy and go around Rome in search of wonders... and it won't be difficult to find them! The itineraries to travel in the eternal city I am so many that not even those who have lived in Rome all their lives have traveled them all. To start getting to know this splendid city, we suggest a route that will leave you satisfied.

The sacredness of Largo di Torre Argentina

What do you think about starting from Largo Argentina? In the center of this wonderful square where the famous theater of the same name is located, there is asacred archaeological area with the remains of four very ancient temples from the Roman era. There are the remains of the Temple of Juturna founded by Quinto Lutatius Catulus to commemorate the triumph over the Carthaginians and where the church of San Nicola de' Cesarini was built in the Middle Ages. Then those of the temple identified with the “Aedes Fortunae Huiusce Diei” or the Present Day Luck founded in 101 by another Quintus Lutatius Catulus; between these two monuments stood the Statio aquarum, the seat of the administration of Rome's waters, then the statue of the Goddess Fortuna and another temple from the 4th or 3rd century BC probably attributed to Feronia. There was also a fourth temple dating back to the beginning of the 2nd century BC identified with the Sanctuary of the Lari Permarini.

The place where you are has great historical importance: it is said that the Ides of March took place here, that is, it is here that Julius Caesar was killed by Brutus and the other conspirators.

As a curiosity, you will probably see some cats wandering around the ruins of Torre Argentina. They are the neighborhood cats helped by the local inhabitants and above all by the members of the Colonia Felina Torre Argentina Cultural Association which is based in the archaeological excavations.

The Pantheon and Trevi Fountain

Continuing for Via di Torre Argentina, After Piazza Santa Chiara, you will arrive at Rotonda square where it is really difficult not to be entranced by the imposing beauty of Pantheon, the temple dedicated to all the Roman deities built by Agrippa under the emperor Augustus and completed in its current form by the emperor Hadrian. It is one of the most visited monuments in the world and most appreciated by tourists for the magical atmosphere that can be felt inside also thanks to the beam of light that filters from the open oculus in the center of the dome.

Leave the Pantheon, gradually getting used to reality and the noises again, and head through via del Seminario, piazza Sant'ignazio and then via di Pietra towards another of the most visited beauties of the city: the Trevi Fountain. Among the most famous fountains in the world, it was built by Agrippa in 19 AD as the source of the Acqua Vergine and the prospectus was then created starting from the mid-1400s by various artists of the caliber of Bernini, Leon Battista Alberti and Vanvitelli.

The Quirinale and via Sistina up to Trinità dei Monti

With the beauty of the Trevi fountain in your eyes, climb up to Quirinale Square where you can admire the Palace (and if you are lucky also visit it inside) residence of the President of the Republic, enjoy the changing of the guard if you happen to be at the right time, perhaps see an exhibition in the splendid setting of the Scuderie del Quirinale and then set off along the Quirinale. Here you stop to enter the beautiful San Carlino alle Quattro Fontane work by Borromini and masterpiece of Baroque art to then arrive at Barberini Square. From here go up via dei Tritone and walk calmly via Sistina (once called the 'Strada Felice') which, among shops and historic buildings, will take you in an almost scenographic way to the Trinità dei Monti steps and a wonderful view over the rooftops of Rome and the Piazza di Spagna below.

How to end the day?

Walk along via di San Sebastianello then via della Croce crossing via del Corso and arrive at Piazza Augusto Imperatore for refresh yourself from 'Taste with our delicacies. Relax in our room, rest your feet and recover energy with ours Roman specialties of meat and fish, ours Pizza or our cold cuts platters and cheeses accompanied by a quality wine.