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Distance: 4 km Duration: 8 hours

Itinerary description

This itinerary brings you to visit the Aventine Hill, where some of the oldest churches in the city  are found and from where you can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view above the Eternal city

We suggest  you walk from one place to another as the distances between are quite short.
Time Required:
It takes about  8 hours to visit all of the sites mentioned, depending on the amount of time you decide to stop in each place.
The itinerary starts from Circus Maximus, the oldest stadium of Rome, subway at "Circo Massimo" (Line B). The route continues to the Mouth of Truth, a famous roman attraction, where you can stop a few minutes to take the classic picture with your hand in the mouth. Go up the Aventine Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome, which is also one of the city’s residential areas. The Aventine Hill hosts the Municipal Rose Garden, which has about 1,100 species of roses from all around the world. From here you can enjoy great views of the city: the Circus Maximus, the Palatine and the Synagogue . The itinerary continues to the Orange’s Garden, a relaxing place to view Gianicolo and Pincio. Continue on Via di Santa Sabina where you’ll find the church of St Sabina at the Aventine, built in the 5th century and St Mary’s Priory Church, located close to Cavalieri di Malta Square. Go straight and you’ll arrive at the Non-Catholic Cemetery, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Rome. In front of the cemetery, there's also the ancient Pyramid of Gaius Cestius, built as a tomb between 18 and 12 BC. The building was inspired by an Egyptian model, very popular in Rome after the conquest of Egypt during the era of the Roman Empire.The tour ends in St Paul Outside the Walls Basilica, one of the four papal Basilicas, the largest after St Peter's Basilica.

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