A slow walking tour in the 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 hearth of Trastevere district with a typical Roman foodie experience over a glass of wine for an authentic experience with locals.
You meet our guide just at the middle of the Gianicolo hill, in front of the the "Faro degli Italiani" (Italians lighthouse): a marvellous liberty lighthouse overlooking Rome, donated by the Italian expats in Argentina to honour their country of origin. From there we walk on through "Passeggiata del Gianicolo" with a pleasant gentle climbing 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). Keeping walking and talking with your guide you will be at the top of Gianicolo hill, here you can experience one of the best view of Rome, some photo 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 Italy 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. The church is so rich of art: the frescoes and statues in its chapels, the sculptures of the angels on the sides of the altar and the masterpiece of the temple of the Bramante in its cloister make this complex an unmissable treasure of the Renaissance art 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. And the tradition in Rome means above all food! We end our walk in Trastevere, comfortably sit in a cosy and intimate wine bar to enjoy some of the best tempting and typical roman deliciouses with a glass of of wine, chatting and smiling with your friendly guide. Ciao, till next time!