Walking tours

Aventino Hill walking tour and food experience

Availability: On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Enjoy a walking tour of the ancient and outstanding Aventino Hill
  • Takes advantage of an itinerary rich in history and culture
  • Taste typical Roman food and a great Italian aperitif
What to expect

Enjoy a walking tour of Rome, from the Tiber river bank up to Aventino hill!

Aventino one of the seven hills on which Rome was founded back in the 8th century b.C., the southernmost and hardest to reach; for this reason, during medieval times monks and knights built monasteries and sanctuaries here. Reach the top of the hill through a panoramic path overlooking the Tevere and the city and then head on to discover more of this awesome historic place in Rome. At the end of the walk, relax with typical Roman food and a glass of wine.

Meet your guide just at the foot of Aventino hill, from where you'll walk through a recently restyled path that climbs up to the top of the hill. No worries, it is a really soft climbing and a very pleasant walk. Once at the top of the Aventine Hill, the first stop will be at the Giardino degli Aranci (Gardens of oranges). Enter the garden, that offers a beautiful panorama over Rome, and get a spectacular view of St. Peter's Basilica. Pass along the first of the medieval Basilicas that stands on the Aventino, SS. Alessio e Bonifacio that dates back in the 4th century b.C. Stop to admire the magnificent sculptures and mosaics and the medieval cloister.

Proceed entering the Malta Knights square where the Templar Knights used to have their headquarters overlooking the Tiber. From the lock of one of the square's arcades, it is possible to see the dome of St. Peter framed by green foliage. If there is not too much queue you will be able to admire this absolutely unique visual effect.

The next stop of our stroll will be at the Basilica of Santa Sabina, it's very high aisles and the splendid apse with its fresco are certainly worth a visit. We then descend from the Aventino towards Circus Maximums located between the Aventine and Palatine hills: a venue for games since the foundation of the city.

Now, its time to enjoy a nice break with some food taste and a typical Italian aperitivo. The tour finish at the feet of Palatine hill.

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What's included
  • Walking itinerary
  • Professional local guide
  • Typical Italian aperitif and food tasting
What's not included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off service
Reduced price
  • Children and teenagers up to 14 years are not allowed in this tour

Where

Lungotevere Aventino, 4, 00153 Rome RM, Italy

Meeting point:

In front of the oval fountain. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior departure

What to remember
  • The tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants
  • The tour's itinerary can vary in exceptional cases of unforeseen circumstances
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior departure
  • Any food allergies, intolerances or any other special requirements need to be notified. You will find the local tour operator's contacts in the voucher after booking
  • it is recommended to bring comfortable shoes and, in summer, sunglasses, sun lotion and a hat
  • Entrance to churches requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. Please dress accordingly as entry may be denied due to improper dress
  • Even after booking confirmation, the tour may not be available due to force majeure or extremely bad weather conditions. On these rare occasions, you will be offered the first available date or the full refund of the reservation
  • No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no show
  • Children and teenagers up to 14 years are not allowed in this tour
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When
  • From 1 December to 30 April: Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 3.00pm and on Tuesday at 10.00am
  • From 1 May to 31 October: Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4.00 pm and on Tuesday at 10.00am
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Provider
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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