Some ROME tips for travelers
THE FAB SIX SQUARES
Rome is an expensive city but also gives its visitors the possibility to see places and masterpieces for free like no other place in the world.
You could spend entire weeks walking through its alleys and neighborhoods, always finding something new and marvelous to admire. The most important things you must see are the fab six squares (Capitolium, St. Peter’s, Trevi, Popolo, Navona, and Spagna) and the Pantheon that we have already seen in the “must-see” section.
Besides of the above mentioned, there are hundreds of other squares, churches, fountains full of histories and myths.
We set about on this route through Rome’s gratuities with some churches that house masterpieces of Michelangelo, Raffaello, Caravaggio, Bernini and Borromini.
SAINT PETER IN CHAIN
Saint Peter In Chain or San Pietro in Vincoli (open every day from 08:00 AM to 12:30 AM and from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM) is a small church near the Colosseum, where you can admire the Michelangelo’s Moses.
SAN LUIGI DEI FRANCESI
San Luigi Dei Francesi (open from Monday to Friday 9:30 AM 12:45 AM, on Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:15 AM and on Sunday 11:30 AM to 12:45 AM and every day from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM) is located near Navona Square and houses masterpieces by Caravaggio, Guido Reni, and Domenichino.
SANTA MARIA DEL POPOLO & SANT’AGOSTINO
Other masterpieces by Caravaggio can be found at Santa Maria del Popolo (open from Monday to Friday from 7:00 AM to 12:00 AM and from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 AM to 1:30Pmand from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM) and at the Church of Saint Agostino (open every day from 7:30to 12:30 AM and from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
SANTA MARIA SOPRA MINERVA
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is a marvelous church near the Pantheon where you can admire Michelangelo’s “Christ carrying the cross.”
SANTA MARIA DELLA VITTORIA
Santa Maria Della Vittoria is a Church near Termini Train Station where Bernini’s “Ecstasy of St, Theresa” can be appreciated.
Not far from Santa Maria Della Vittoria, there is Piazza Barberini where the “Fountain of Tritone” by Gian Lorenzo Bernini can be admired.
OTHER NICE PLACES
Other charming and particular churches are; St. Ignazio di Loyola with its “Trompe d’oeil” or St. Mary of the Angels with its Meridian Line, or St. Maria in Trastevere that’s the most ancient among the churches dedicated to thr VirginMary.
St. Giovanni in Laterano, St, Mary Maggiore, and San Paolo out of the Walls are three of the seven Cathedrals that every good Christian should visit once in a lifetime.
On the top of the Aventine Hill it is possible to visit the Church of Santa Sabina, the Garden of Oranges, and the characteristic Square of Order of the Cavaliers of Malta.
CIRCUS MAXIMUS AREA
In this area you can finf the Cyrcus Maximus with its millenial history, the Forum Boarium, The are where Rome was founded, and the Tiberina Island.
Visit the Jewish ghetto and its Museum where you can find testimonials of the multi-millenary Jewish heritage in Rome.
VENICE SQUARE AREA
The Porticus of Octavia an the Theatre of Marcello, Piazza Venezia, and the Trajan’s Column are other magnificent traces that ancient Romans left behind.
If you have the extra time, don’t forget to reach the Ancient Appian Way and the Aqueducts Park, by renting an e-bike from our friends at Easy Bike Rent Rome, or by joining one of our tours.
Street Art enthusiasts can find works by the best international artists in the Testaccio and Marconi area.