Explore Rome

Welcome to Rome
Welcome to Rome – a city where history, culture, and vibrant life blend seamlessly. Known as the Eternal City, Rome offers a wealth of experiences, from ancient ruins to lush parks and immersive tours. This page is designed to guide our conference attendees through some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, scenic green spaces, and engaging tours, ensuring you make the most of your visit.
Rome’s History and Architecture
Rome boasts a history that spans over two millennia. Founded in 753 BC, Rome grew from a small settlement on the banks of the Tiber River into one of the most powerful empires in history. As the heart of the Roman Empire, it became a hub of art, culture, and architectural innovation.

The architecture of Rome is a testament to its grand past, featuring an array of stunning monuments that have stood the test of time. From the majestic Colosseum, an ancient amphitheater that hosted gladiatorial contests, to the awe-inspiring Pantheon, with its magnificent dome and oculus, the city’s buildings reflect a blend of ancient ingenuity and enduring beauty. These structures not only symbolize Rome’s imperial glory but also showcase its architectural prowess, characterized by the use of arches, domes, and concrete construction techniques that were revolutionary for their time.

Baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla)

Baths of Caracalla

Ancient Roman public baths dating back to the 3rd century AD, offer impressive ruins and immersive historical experiences. You can explore the vast complex, including the caldarium, frigidarium, and natatio, and imagine life in ancient Rome.
Address: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 52
Timetables: 9.00-19.00
The ticket office closes one hour before.
Distance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: 400mt / 0.25 miles
How to get there from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: You can reach the Baths of Caracalla by walking 5 minutes from FAO

Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo)

Circus Maximus

An ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue, now a public park offering panoramic views of Rome.
Address: Via del Circo Massimo
Timetables: Always open
Distance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: 550mt / 0.35 mile
How to get there from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: You can reach the Circus Maximus by walking 9 minutes from FAO

Palatine Hill (Colle Palatino)

Palatine Hill

One of the Seven Hills of Rome, featuring ancient ruins, imperial palaces, and scenic overlooks of the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus.
Distance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: 1.1km / 0.68 mile
How to get there from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: You can get to Palatine Hill:
By Walk: You can get to Palatine Hill by walking 18 minutes from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
By Public Transportation: Take bus number 75 from Aventino” bus stop (1 minute by walking from FAO).

Roman Forum (Foro Romano)

Roman Forum and Palatine

A rectangular plaza surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings
Address:
Via di San Gregorio, 30
Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6
Via Sacra
Timetables: 09.00-19:15
Gateway Roman Forum/Palatine:
Entrances: Arch of Titus, Varco Vignola in Via di San Gregorio, Largo della Salara Vecchia and Carcere Mamertino.
Exits: Largo della Salara Vecchia, Arco di Tito, Varco Vignola in Via di San Gregorio, Via Petroselli
Distance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Approximately 1.5 kilometers / 0.93 miles
How to get there from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: You can get to the Roman Forum:
By Walk: You can walk to the Roman Forum from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. It’s a pleasant stroll through the historic center of Rome..
By Public Transportation: Take the metro Line B (blue line) from Circo Massimo station to Colosseo station. The Roman Forum is right next to the Colosseum.

Colosseum (Colosseo)

Colosseum

The iconic symbol of ancient Rome built between C.E. 70 and 72. It is an architectural marvel that could hold up to 80,000 spectators and was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. An engineering feat of its time, the Colosseum featured a complex system of vaults and was capable of quickly filling and emptying the massive amphitheater.
Address: Piazza del Colosseo
Timetables: 8.30 – 19.15
Last entrance at 18.15
Distance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Approximately 1.5 kilometers / 0.93 miles.
How to get there from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: You can get to the Roman Forum:
By Walk: You can walk from FAO to the Colosseum, following the same route as for the Roman Forum.
By Public Transportation: Take the metro Line B (blue line) from Circo Massimo station to Colosseo station.

Mouth of Truth (Bocca della Verità)

Mouth of Truth

An ancient marble mask located in the portico of the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, believed to bite off the hands of liars.
Address: Piazza della Bocca della Verità, 18
Timetables: It follows the opening times of the Basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. At the present time daily from 9:30 to 17.50
Distance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Approximately 2 kilometers / 1.24 miles
How to get there from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: You can get to the Roman Forum:
By Walk: Follow the Tiber River towards the Tiber Island. The Mouth of Truth is near the Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin.
By Public Transportation: Take the bus 628 or 118 from the bus station “Terme Caracalla/Porta Capena” and stop at “Cerchi/Bocca della verita

The Pyramid of Caius Cestius (Piramide Cestia)

Pyramid of Caius Cestius

Egyptian-style pyramid with a frescoed interior, built as a tomb for a rich Roman magistrate.
Address: Via Raffaele Persichetti
Timetables: The site is only accessible by guided tour with compulsory booking
Distance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Approximately 3 kilometers / 1.86 miles
How to get there from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: You can get to the Roman Forum:
By Walk: It’s a bit farther, but you can walk along the Tiber River towards the Testaccio neighborhood.
By Public Transportation: Take the metro Line B from Circo Massimo to Piramide station. The pyramid is right next to the station.

Marcellus Theater (Teatro di Marcello)

Theatre of Marcellus

An ancient Roman theater located in the heart of Rome, the Marcellus Theater is a stunning architectural marvel dating back to the first century BCE. Built by Emperor Augustus and named after his nephew, the theater once hosted theatrical performances and gladiatorial contests.
Address: Via del Teatro di Marcello
Timetables: The monument can't be visited inside but it can be viewed from the outside.
Distance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Approximately 2 kilometers / 1.24 miles
How to get there from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: You can get to the Roman Forum:
By Walk: Walk along the Tiber River towards the Capitoline Hill. The theater is near Piazza Venezia.
By Public Transportation: Take the metro Line B from Circo Massimo to Colosseo station, then walk to the Marcellus Theater.

St. Peter's Basilica (San Pietro)

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's Basilica, located in Vatican City, is one of the largest and most important churches in the world. Built over the burial site of Saint Peter, one of Jesus' apostles, the basilica is a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture, featuring works by Michelangelo, including the famous dome, and Bernini. It serves as a major pilgrimage site and a central location for the Catholic Church.
Address: Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Timetables: Open daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM (April to September) and from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM (October to March).
Distance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Approximately 4.5 kilometers / 2.8 miles
How to get there from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: You can get to St. Peter's Basilica:
By Walk: Walk across the Tiber River via Ponte Sisto and proceed towards Via della Conciliazione.
By Public Transportation: Take the bus from "Circo Massimo" bus stop, get off at "Crescenzio/Risorgimento" and walk 10 minutes along "Via del Mascherino" to reach the Basilica

Rome’s Green Spaces
While Rome is renowned for its ancient monuments and historical sites, it also offers a refreshing escape into nature with its enchanting parks and green spaces. Amidst the hustle and bustle of city life, these tranquil oases provide a serene retreat for locals and visitors alike.

Orange Garden (Giardino degli Aranci)

Orange Garden

A charming public park on the Aventine Hill, known for its fragrant orange trees and stunning views of Rome, including St. Peter's Basilica.
Address: Piazza Pietro d'Illiria, snc
Timetables:
from October to February 7.00 - 18.00
from March to September 7.00 - 20.00
from April to August 7.00 - 21.00
Distance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Approximately 2.5 kilometers / 1.55 miles
How to get there from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: You can get to Orange Garden by walking and enjoy the scenic route. Walk along the Tiber River towards Aventine Hill (around 13 minutes).

Parco Celio

Parco Archeologico del Celio

The park occupies the northwestern sector of the Caelian hill, offering a green oasis with stunning views overlooking the Colosseum. It preserves important archaeological evidence, including the remains of the temple of Divus Claudius.
Address: Viale del Parco Del Celio, 20
Timetables: Open from 7 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (standard time) - 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (daylight saving time)
Distance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Approximately 1.3 kilometers / 0.93 miles
How to get there from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: You can easily reach it by walking along the Tiber River towards Aventine Hill, which takes around 13 minutes.

Parco del Colle Oppio

Parco del Colle Oppio

Parco del Colle Oppio, located north of the Colosseum in Rome, covers approximately eleven hectares. It offers stunning views of the Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Notable features include the remains of Nero’s Domus Aurea and the Baths of Trajan. Visitors can explore these ancient ruins and enjoy the park’s romantic ambiance with fountains, avenues, and lush vegetation.
Address: Viale Monte Oppio
Timetables: Open from 7.00 to dusk
Distance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Approximately 1.5 kilometers / 0.93 miles
How to get there from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: It will take approximately 19 minutes to cover the distance on foot.

Immersive Tours in Rome
Experience the enchanting allure of Rome through a variety of immersive tours and engaging activities that showcase the city’s rich history, vibrant culture, and hidden gems.

HR Tours: (for vespa and carvintage tour) 

About HR Tours

About: HR Tours offers twenty years of experience in MICE activities. The company operates in leisure tourism, B2B highly spenders, and corporate tourism. HR Tours provides tours with Vintage Vespa, Classic Italian cars, and VW Minibus. VW Minibus tours, icons of the ’60s, evoke a sense of aggregation, frivolity, and a desire for entertainment with more cost-efficient solutions. HR Tours is a major reference point in increasingly innovative proposals for the following reasons:
• The availability of a large and diversified fleet;
• Our highly professional staff;
• Clear, detailed, and punctual in providing a cost-estimated service.
It offers tailored local visits, driving experiences, team-building events, to please and positively surprise the participants.


Email: bookinghr@happyrent.com

Big Bus Rome

About Big Bus Tours

About: Big Bus Tours offers entertaining sightseeing tours of Rome on open-top double-decker buses. You'll pass famous landmarks like the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Vatican City, and more, with stops located nearby so you can hop off the bus to explore them at your own pace. During the tour, you can tune in to pre-recorded commentary, which is available in a variety of languages.


Email: danilop@bigbustours.com

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