City walk through Rome

The main attractions in Rome on a city walk

Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, Forum Romanum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps – these are highlights that you absolutely cannot miss if you come to Rome. In principle you never have enough time in Rome to do all the things you want to do - there are simply too many beautiful places and sights to admire. During a short city walk, you can get a fairly good idea of the beauty of Rome. The special atmosphere of the city inspires each visitor in a very short time and will definitely put you in the mood for a return trip.

Short city walk through Rome

Although it is difficult to choose between the many interesting places in Rome, we have tried to provide a walk through the city which includes the major highlights and gives a good impression of the beauty of Rome. If you are going to spend even more time in the city then think about buying a Roma Pass or a ticket for the hop-on hop-off double-decker buses so you can quickly get from place to place. For this suggested city walk however the investment is not worth it. Please plan about 4 to 6 hours of time for the tour. The tour can of course be shortened by skipping the Forum Romanum.

  • •We start our tour at the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica, the highest church in Christendom. If you have time it’s worth going up to the dome because from here you have a magnificent view over Rome.
  • •Now you eithercan take the metro from "Ottaviano San Pietro" to "Spagna" or walk along the Castel Sant'Angelo and then over the Ponte Cavour, the Via Tomacelli and the Via dei Condotti to the Spanish Steps, a Baroque masterpiece of Francesco de Sanctis.
  • •From the Spanish Steps follow the Via di Propaganda and the Via Poli to the Trevi Fountain by Nicolo Salvi, which is world famous thanks to the movie "La Dolce Vita".
  • •Now follow the Via dei Lucchesi, Via della Pilotta and finally the Via IV Novembre and you will reach the Piazza Venezia with the honorary monument to King Vittorio Emanuele II.
  • •The Via dei Fori Imperiali now leads past the Imperial Forum and the Forum Romanum to the Colosseum, the symbol of Rome.

Anyone who has enough time after visiting the Colosseum and the Forum Romanum can either take another look at the Capitol or enjoy Roman life in a small side street bar. Via the Metro station at the Colosseum you can reach the starting point at the Vatican as well as most other transportation hubs for the return.

Tour details

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