A Walk In The Panoramic Hill & Italian Aperitivo Experience: from the iconic terrace of Rome to the heart of Trastevere district
There are many ways to be fascinated by Rome, and the most original option is doing it with a pleasant walk with outstanding city views from Gianicolo hill to the oldest part of the city with its magic atmosphere. Enjoy with us a 2.5 hours nice and chatty walking tour in Rome, on and through a hill with a unique view of the city that ends in the heart of Trastevere district with a typical ITALIAN APERITIVO for an authentic experience with locals.
You meet our guide just at the middle of the Gianicolo hill, in front of the "Faro degli Italiani" (Italians lighthouse): a marvelous liberty lighthouse overlooking Rome, donated by the Italian expats in Argentina to honor their country of origin. From there we walk on through "Passeggiata del Gianicolo" with a pleasant gentle climb to the top of the hill. During the stroll you will stop to see and listen the history of various key points you will find on the way, like the statue of Anita Garibaldi or the memorial of the Roman Republic Constitution (it was one of the most advanced constitution of the second half of the 19th century that then inspired a lot of modern european democracies in the 20th). Walking and talking with your guide you will be at the top of Gianicolo hill where you can experience one of the best views of Rome: some photos and some free time to admire the beauty of the city is a must! In the big square of this terrace stands a big statue of the most famous Italian independence hero: Giuseppe Garibaldi.
Our walk goes on and we will begin to descend from the hill on the opposite side of the climb. We then stroll down towards the monumental fountain of “Acqua Paola”, called by locals “er Fontanone” (big fountain in roman slang). It is one of the most characteristic fountains in Rome and has been the natural set for many Italian and foreign movies in recent years. Next to the fountain, a must see stop is the church of San Pietro in Montorio. This church was built on the site where, according to tradition, the apostle Peter was crucified upside down on the cross. Next to the church stands the masterpiece of Renaissance art: the temple of the Bramante, an unmissable treasure in Rome!
The last part of the walking tour will be the historic Trastevere district. Along the walk in this neighborhood you will think that time has stopped here. Every corner and alley of this magnificent neighborhood speaks of history, culture and tradition. We finish our walk in Trastevere enjoying a typical ITALIAN APERITIVO, chatting and smiling with your friendly guide. Ciao, till next time!endly guide. Ciao, till next time!