ITALIAN APERITIVO INCLUDED! A 2 hours slow walking tour in Rome, from the Tevere river bank up to the Aventino hill, among medieval churches and monasteries, knights sanctuaries, secluded gardens and magnificent views of Rome that ends by the Circus Maximus.
- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes/Excludes
The Monks and Knights walking tour climbs from the Tevere river bank up on the Aventino that is one of the seven hills on which Rome was founded back in the 8th century BC, the southernmost and hardest to reach: that’s why during medieval times monks and knights built here their monasteries and sanctuaries.
We will reach the top of the hill through a panoramic path overlooking the Tevere and the City and then head on to discover more of this awesome historic place in Rome.
The walking tour ends at Circus Maximus, between the Aventine and Palatine hill, where we will enjoy the Italian Aperitivo, a casual conversation, then: "ciao" 'till next time!
An activity with locals from meeting to farewell.
Are you travelling alone, on a business trip, or on family trip?
Here’s a perfect choice:
- A walking tour easy to join by public transport or a private transfer (ask us if you need it).
- A small group, up to 6 people, so that conversation will flow nice and smooth.
- The company of locals from the meeting point to the final "Ciao, till next time!".
The 3 steps of an Ideas 4 Travellers experience:
Step 1. Meet & greet:
"Ciao! Welcome It's a perfect day to walk in Rome!", let's be friends.
Step 2. Walk and discover:
let's take a look at the eternal city through our eyes, get a real roman insight, let the chit chat flow.
Step 3. Eat, drink and talk:
it says it all!
Meeting point See map
We meet @ "Fontana di Lungotevere Aventino" that you can easily reach by bus
We walk through a recently restyled path that climb up to the top of the Aventino hill
We enter the garden that offers a beautiful view of Rome towards the west and the north of the city with S. Peter dome in the center of it.
SS. Alessio e Bonifacio church
Overlooking the "oranges garden", stands the first of the two medieval Basilicas on the Aventino: SS. Alessio e Bonifacio that dates back in the 4th century b.C.
S. Sabina basilica
We reach the second of the minor Basilicas: Santa Sabina that dates back to the 5th century b.C.
Malta Knights square and S. Anselmo church
We then proceed to enter the Malta Knights square where the Templar Knights used to have their headquarters overlooking the Tevere river. On the left side there stands S. Anselmo with its Catholic University atheneum.
Last stop before the aperitivo is the magnificent Circus Maximus, located between the Aventine and Palatine hills: a venue for games since the foundation of the City.
Meet, walking tour on the Aventino hill as described under the tab “Trip Outline”, "Italian Aperitivo", chatting and smiling.
Italian Aperitivo is:
- finger food,
- a glass of wine / beer.
Everything not mentioned in section: "Trip includes".