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Distance: 2 km Duration: 6 hours

Itinerary description


This itinerary starts from the Palatine Hill and ends at the Capitoline Museums, walking through the the ruins of ancient Rome, such as the Roman Forum and Via dei Fori Imperiali.

It is highly recommended to walk from one place to another since some locations are in
archaeological sites.
Time Required:
It takes about 6 hours to visit all of the sites mentioned, depending on how much time you decide to spend in each archeological area and museum.


The route starts from the Palatine, one of the 7 Roman hills that you can reach by metro "Colosseo" (Line B). Once up on the Palantine, you can admire the vast archaeological area of the old residences of the emperors, sacred temples, arches and the columns: symbols of Roman architecture. Continue in the direction of Piazza Venere e Roma and walk along Via Clivio di Venere Felice until you get to Via dei Fori Imperiali. At the beginning of the street we suggest you visit the Roman Forum. The Roman forum was the social center of ancient Rome and this archaeological area contains the ruins of palaces and squares, as well as the famous monuments of Imperial Rome. Continue straight along Via dei Fori Imperiali, which is the road that connects the Colosseum with the Altar of the Fatherland. With this route you can visit the ruins of the Roman Forum, walking through ancient temples, residences, public squares and major monuments of ancient Rome. Continue straight and then turn left on Via di San Pietro in Carcere. Climb up to the Campidoglio's Square where you find the Capitoline Museums, one of the oldest museums in the city. We suggest you visit the museum, where the treasures of ancient Rome as the sculptures and statues of the great Roman emperors are kept. The tour of ancient Rome ends here for today. To get back to the departure point we suggest you go back to Venice Square and take the bus or walk back to the coliseum is you’re not too tired.