Historic Walking Areas in Rome

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Historic Walking Areas in Rome

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  • Dana E
    2 contributions
    I was told this was impressive…. But I didn’t expect it to be so beautiful!!! A must if you’re in rome
    Written 3 December 2022
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  • Angelo S
    Hilliard, OH2,778 contributions
    How to even describe the vastness of the center of Rome. Wander though streets laden with history. You will walk where emperors, dictators, commoners, conquerors, liberators, and Pope's have walked over a couple of thousand years. The historical center of The Eternal City is beautiful anytime of the day or night and in any weather.
    Written 2 December 2022
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  • Phi Somchai
    Bangkok, Thailand3,641 contributions
    This is a very busy area as it is the CENTER of Rome and the roads lead to the Roman forum, Palantine Hill, Colosseum, Tiber river, Spanish steps, Vatican and many places.

    The piazza is surrounded with shops and tourists. It is lively and buzzing with activities.
    Written 24 October 2022
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  • Birgitta-Kenneth
    Solna, Sweden1,232 contributions
    A piazza with a statue of a man on a horse named Marcus Aurelius and a museum close by giving you so much information regarding the old days makes it a good place to visit
    Written 30 October 2022
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  • LJA0228
    Washington DC, DC4 contributions
    The Jewish Ghetto Tour with Marco is a must for travelers to Rome! The Museum is outstanding and the Great Synagogue is one of the most beautiful in the world.

    Over 10,000 Jews were crammed into just a few blocks of the Ghetto in the worst part of town in the 1500’s. About 1000 Jews were sent to Auschwitz and other concentration camps by the Nazis.

    The Ghetto has now been transformed and there are wonderful restaurants to try traditional Roman food. The fried Jewish artichokes and sour cherry ricotta cheese cake from a bakery that is over 200 years old were both delicious!

    Marco grew up in the Ghetto and he brought the history of the Jews who were there for over 2000 years to life. He is a delightful and knowledgeable archeologist and tour guide!
    Written 4 November 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom7,491 contributions
    Walking along the Via dei Fori Imperiali (street of the Imperial Forums) is one of the best ways to see a lot of ancient Rome in a short time. The best starting point is Piazza Venezia. From here you will walk past the ancient imperial forums and finish at the Colosseum. It’s not a long walk. If you walked without pausing, it would probably only take about 15 minutes but of course, you'll need to allow more time for stops and photos.
    Standing in Piazza Venezia, the first thing you see is the gleaming white edifice of the Victor Emmanuel II Monument. It immediately confronts the passerby. We climbed the great staircase and walked through the building (entry is free). From the open air terraces, we had magnificent views in all directions across Rome.
    Next we walked down the left hand side of Via dei Fori Imperiali, passing right by the Imperial Forums of Trajan, Augustus and Nerva. You have a close-up view of the ruins and can clearly see the main highlights like Trajan’s Column and the Temple of Mars. One of the best parts is that you don’t need a ticket because they can be easily seen from the public footpath.
    Not a lot is left of the ancient forum buildings. For the most part, what you see are chunks of columns, missing statues, patches of flagstones and discarded blocks of marble and stone but there are some good information boards along the way which help you to understand what you’re looking at. Information is in both English and Italian and includes diagrams and pictures.
    On the other side of the road is the most famous forum, belonging to Julius Caesar. You can see parts of this one from the roadside but not all. This is probably enough for most people. If you have time and want to see more, then you can buy an entry ticket which is included in a combined Forum/Colosseum ticket and remains valid for 2 days.
    Finally, you arrive at the Colosseum. It’s amazing to see it looming in the distance as you get closer and closer. It's a pretty amazing way to approach it.
    NOTE: Depending on how much time you have, Monti is an interesting area which lies just off the Via Dei Fori Imperiali. After the Colosseum, we headed here to to explore and find a spot for lunch.
    Written 11 June 2022
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  • Cammie00
    Scotland, UK487 contributions
    What an iconic building.

    Houses the tomb of the unknown soldier and has a guard of honour during the day.

    Great views from top of the steps and even better when on the roof terrace area!!

    Some nice restaurants at foot of the building whereby you can admire the architecture.
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • Jaycee Sarah Koh
    London, UK5,308 contributions
    What a place, what a city! We absolutely love it though it was very busy back in December 2019, we had such a good time playing tourist.

    Here at this hill one can see the magnificent testimony to old architecture designs and monuments that stood well through the sand of time.

    Recommended and watch out if you’re walking about for the traffic!
    Written 12 September 2020
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  • The Spanish Steps Apartment
    Rome, Italy25,536 contributions
    Scootered through Garbatella yesterday with Scooteroma. Very interesting neighborhood, so different from much of Rome, with the feeling of a little village. Fascinating to learn about the neighborhood's history, and see the interesting architecture and street art. Looking forward to exploring it some more.
    Written 14 March 2022
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  • Phi Somchai
    Bangkok, Thailand3,641 contributions
    This is one of the most picturesque street in Rome. Lots of cafes and restaurants on both sides of the street. It shows how the streets of Renaissance era was like.
    Written 14 October 2022
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  • The Spanish Steps Apartment
    Rome, Italy25,536 contributions
    Lovely stroll today on the historic Via Veneto, with a lively art installation of giant lobsters by British pop artist Philip Colbert. At the top of Via Veneto is the six meter high King Lobster, wearing a crown. These wierd but fun art works will be on display in Rome until January 8, 2023.
    Written 21 November 2022
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel37,173 contributions
    This is a lovely road, connecting Espana square to Del Popolo square.
    There are several churches and some high-end shops along the road.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom7,491 contributions
    The Cordonata is a monumental staircase, leading up to the Piazza del Campidoglio at the top of the Capitoline Hill. It is a gently sloping and wide, more like a ramp, than stairs so its easy to climb. This allowed horses to be ridden up the stairs, without the rider needing to dismount.
    Guarding the base are two ancient Egyptian basalt-black lions and at the top, two statues of the legendary twins, Castor and Pollux, stand nearly 6 feet tall, one either side of staircase.
    Michelangelo designed the staircase as a dramatic entry to the piazza. Pretty much everything you see here, including the beautiful palazzos that house the Capitoline Museums, were designed by Michelangelo. Even without going into the Capitoline Museums, this part of the Capitoline Hill is packed with ancient artefacts, historically significant sculptures and beautiful buildings. You can see a lot in a short time.
    Written 6 August 2022
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  • FTMDave
    Adria, Italy6,099 contributions
    Via Cavour is one of the main boulevards of Rome, it goes from Termini station down towards the Colosseum. I strolled it four times, it's full of bars & restaurants. Watch out that from the station the slope is downhill, walking back is uphill and takes it out of you on a hot day!
    Written 27 June 2021
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  • The Spanish Steps Apartment
    Rome, Italy25,536 contributions
    An unassuming piazza named after the war that led to Italian unity. Came here for lunch at a local place before visiting the Vatican Museums. Not much to see.
    Written 15 March 2022
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