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Rome Hop On Hop Off

Most cities offer hop-on hop-off bus tours that get you quickly to the most attractive sites. Rome is not different. They have at least four of these bus tours - our photo shows the departure of the official ATAC 110 tour at the Termini station. If you haven't got much time, this may be attractive, but we recommend to rather go for a three-day travel pass on the public transport (about 11 Euro per person). It allows you to use any bus, tram or Metro at any time. Very convenient, especially if you have to wait as long as here to actually "hop on". :-)

Piazza della Repubblica Rome

Our last walk starts at the Termini station towards the Piazza della Repubblica. The colonnades of the Piazza offer nice cafes and restaurants.


Teatro dell' Opera Rome

This is the Teatro dell' Opera, built in 1880. It belongs since 1926 to the City of Rome and has been restored since then.

Chiesa di San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane Rome

This rather simple church, the Chiesa di San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane is situated at the Via del Quirinale. It was completed in 1641 by Borromini. The outside is equally interesting: The street intersection is called Quattro Fontane (four fountains) because each corner has another fountain.


Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Rome

The ceiling of the side-ship of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

Another photo of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (aka Basilica Liberiana) - gold and beautiful paintings can be found everywhere. Construction works began in 432 AD and lasted eight years, but the building had been changed massively several times later on.

Piazza dell' Esquilino Rome

View from the Piazza dell'
Esquilino
towards North-West. Here you can clearly see that Rome has been built on hills - this somehow reminds me to San Francisco. At the end you see the obelisk that stands in front of Santa Trinita dei Monti on top of the Spanish Steps.

Basilica di S. Antonio Roma

This is the Basilica di S. Antonio, a smaller yet beautiful church at the Via Merulana.


San Giovanni in Laterano Roma

At the end of this walk we recommend to visit San Giovanni in Laterano, most likely the oldest Christian church in Rome. It is the official church of Romes bishop (and this is traditionally the pope himself). The buildings belong to Vatican City, so by entering the church you are leaving Italy. There are no security checks, though. the church was built from 314 to 335 AD under pope Silvester I. The Egyptian obelisk is the tallest obelisk in Rome. It was moved over from the Circus Maximus in 1587.

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