Walking tours in the history of Rome - Casa Glorioso

Do you know why Casa Glorioso is the perfect place to stay? Because it is a great starting point to go visiting the major sites in Rome. Everything is reachable by a 20-30 minutes relaxing walk. From Piazza Navona to Circo Massimo, from Colosseo to Piazza San Pietro: everything is nearby.

There’s nothing better than being able to reach all this destinations by foot. No traffic chaos, no stress spent on looking for parking, no crowded buses. Those are definitely great benefits. And it’s healthy!

Let’s go finding the beauties of what’s around Casa Glorioso. An exemple? Starting from Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere it’s easy to walk up to Isola Tiberina and than cross the bridge and reach the Capitolini Museums.

From Piazza Venezia to the Pantheon

Walking by, you will see the Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) and Piazza Venezia. From this junction point you have the chance to shortly reach the most famous and beautiful squares and monuments of the Capital.

On your left, the enchanting Chiesa del Gesù and going on to Santa Maria sopra Minerva. You are now close to the magnificent Pantheon: it is the best preserved Ancient Roman monument. It is a bit of a mistery how the Pantheon managed to survive barbarian raids when all the rest of Roman monuments have been shattered. Its beauty is breathtaking.

Caravaggio masterpieces and piazza navona

Now you are close enough to walk up to Piazza Navona. This is one of the most famous and arguably the most beautiful of Rome’s many squares, and not only on Christmas, where the best Market in town takes place.

The large square in front of you features three magnificent Bernini’s fountains. It’s nice to be in this Dominitian’s Stadium!

Now let’s keep walking to chiostro del Bramante where lots of exhibitions are open all year long. Now back to Montecitorio on the opposite side.

San Luigi dei Francesi Church, no way you want to miss it! This opulent baroque church is home to a celebrated trio of Caravaggio paintings: the vocazione di san Matteo (the calling of Saint Matthew), the martirio of San Matteo (the martyrdom of Saint Matthew) and San Matteo e l’Angelo (Saint Matthew and the Angel), known collectively as The Saint Matthew cycle.

From Trevi fountain to the quirinale scuderie

Walking by the heart of the national politic buildings, you can easily get to another must see in Rome: the Trevi Fountain. It is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and the most beautiful in  the world.

A traditional legend tells that if a visitor throws a coin in the fountain, he will surely return to Rome. This work of art is so famous that even cinema has commemorated it on more than one occasion. Everyone remembers the scene in the renowed Italian film “La Dolce Vita” by Fellini.

When you’ll get to the Scuderie del Quirinale it will be just impossible not to find and interesting exhibition.

Are you tired? Just walk back to Piazza Venezia and then to the other side of the river. If you are not tired, what about going to Piazza di Spagna or Piazza del Popolo? You are almost there.

From the Vatican to Villa Borghese

What about going to the Vaticans and San Pietro the next day? It’s easily reachable from Trastevere. From there you could plan a new itinerary maybe going to the Pincio and Villa Borghese and why not…a visit to the Biopark Zoo.

This and much more… Rome offers a lot of things to do and lots of places to visit. You have planty of choices and itineraries to plan, unless you just want to get lost…don’t worry, you’ll surely find something beautiful to see at every corner!