Historic Walking Areas in Rome

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Historic Walking Areas in Rome

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  • Donna B
    Gladwyne, PA356 contributions
    We chose a rental apartment close to Piazza Navona because you can easily walk from there to all major sites in Rome, and also because the Piazza is so historic and beautiful. The Christmas Market was there during our December visit, with many vendors selling gifts and food. There was a puppet show, a historic carousel, and street performers. You can relax and have a drink, meal, or snack at one the many restaurants on the Piazza. The Baroque creations of Bernini and Borromini will amaze you.
    Written February 4, 2023
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  • Angelo S
    Hilliard, OH3,302 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 December 2, 2022
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  • nadi O o
    Israel1,227 contributions
    To stand there in 2023, to watch an impressive monument from 1935, to see a building belonging to Bonaparte family from the 19 th. century, to see a building from the middle ages where Michael Angelo lived, and above all to watch remains from the Roman time 2000 years ago - all together in one Piazza is exiting!!
    Written January 13, 2023
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  • Birgitta-Kenneth
    Solna, Sweden1,235 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 October 30, 2022
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  • Beth k
    Ascot, UK38 contributions
    Great place to walk round with lots of Jewish and Roman history. Picturesque, good restaurants and shopping, and Chanukiah lighting
    Written December 19, 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 February 27, 2020
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  • The Spanish Steps Apartment
    Rome, Italy26,023 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 November 21, 2022
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  • Jaycee Sarah Koh
    London, UK5,318 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 September 12, 2020
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  • Donna B
    Gladwyne, PA356 contributions
    Great medieval pedestrian street for shopping or dining, close to Piazza Navona. The Bialetti store was a great find for me, where they had great sales on Italian made Moka espresso makers and milk frothers.
    Written January 2, 2023
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  • dapper777
    Monaco32,329 contributions
    Built in 1920 as a village, long misunderstood and underestimated, today Garbatella has recovered all that attention once denied.
    It is one of the trendiest neighborhoods, more on a human scale and more coveted: the redemption of an area that is still authentically popular and full of surprises.
    Garbatella was officially born on February 18, 1920: the first stone was laid by King Vittorio Emanuele III in what is now Piazza Benedetto Brin.
    Architecturally, the primary inspiration of the new district was the concept of the English garden city, albeit revisited: a complex of single-family houses with internal courtyards and plots of agricultural land.
    The logic is that of the lot, which is the real protagonist of the urban planning of the district: the historical part of the Garbatella developed and built in the first years of life around 62 lots.
    What is striking is the variety of styles of the different buildings of the historical Garbatella , among which the "Roman baroque" stands out, visible in many buildings in the district, a style that became typical of popular housing in those years.
    From an architectural and urban point of view, the final result at Garbatella has become a real "subject of study" by architects and urban planners from all over the world.
    Among the things to see in Garbatella you can find Piazza Bededetto Brin.
    The focal point of the square is the Art Nouveau building which has an entrance arch in the central area, through which you can discover the first lots built, with a country flavor surrounded by land, gardens and small courtyards.
    Written December 28, 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom7,957 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 June 11, 2022
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel38,238 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 July 1, 2022
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  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, MA32,684 contributions
    La Cordonata Capitolina, the wide staircase designed by Giacomo della Porta according to the Michelangelo’s drawings, leads up to the iconic Piazza del Campidoglio. Two imposing statues at the top of the staircase depict the Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux. They were probably found in the 16th century, at the Tempio dei Castori in the Circo Flaminio.

    If you want to visit magnificent Basilica di Santa Maria in Aracoeli, you need to climb the parallel staircase, which is steeper.
    Written January 3, 2023
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  • SuperTed19
    Madison, WI738 contributions
    The piazza itself is fairly nondescript. The reason the pass through here - assuming you’re in the area - is to lodge any complaints or comments you might have about the state of affairs in The Empire.
    Written June 3, 2019
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  • VICKI J
    Moranbah, Australia18 contributions
    What a gorgeous boutique hotel so close to all the magical things to do in Rome! We covered all the major attractions on foot from here and after a busy day relaxed with friends of an afternoon with complimentary Prosecco! The rooms were immaculate and the shower much bigger than others experienced in Europe. Perfect location!
    Written July 28, 2018
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