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Distance: 1,5 km Duration: 8 hours

Itinerary description

Enjoy your week in Rome with this fun tour, discover one of the four papal basilica, the street markets and the best night clubs of the St Lawrence District in Rome.
We recommend you walk from one place to another. If you're tired, you could take a bus to get to St Lawrence.
Time Required:
It takes about  8 hours to visit all of the sites mentioned, depending on how much time you decide to stay in each place.
This tour starts from the subway station "San Giovanni" (Line A). From here, stroll over to Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano where you'll find the ancient St John in Lateran Basilica, one of the four papal basilica of Rome. We suggest you visit the church inside because it is full of work by some major italian artists. Behind the basilica you can also visit the flea market of Via Sannio, where you can buy clothes and accessories. From here take Via Emanuele Filiberto until you reach Vittorio Emanuele II Square, where you can have a break in the park. Now take Via Principe Eugenio and turn left onto Via Cairoli which leads to Via Giolitti. Cross the station to Via dei Volsci, one of the streets in the St Lawrence District, a roman neighborhood famous for its nightlife. The itinerary continues into the heart of this district and up to the beautiful church of St Lawrence Outside the Walls, one of the oldest churches in Rome. After the church,  you can visit the Verano Cemetery, the most famous cemetery in Rome along with the Flaminio Cemetery. If you are interested in architecture, statues and/or  monuments, we suggest you visit this cemetery, one of the largest  in the Italy. Throughout the day,  you will be able to stop and taste some typical Roman dishes in one of the many restaurants, pizzerias and restaurants in the St Lawrence District. The district is in fact very popular among young people and adults due to the large number of wine bars and cocktail bars. The itinerary ends here.  You can get back to Tiburtina Train Station or take the subway, at “Porta Maggiore”.