OFF THE BEATEN PATH TOUR - MONTI
Private Walking Tour of Monti district (3 hours - from 195 €)
Everyone who visits Rome comes to admire the Vatican Museums or the Colosseum, but lots of visitors are unaware of the bustling neighbourhood of Monti. The aim of this private walking tour is to truly explore the Eternal City like a local by unfolding the hidden gems of Rome’s historic Monti Neighborhood, the “oldest one of Rome”, an off the beaten path area that many tourists miss!
The neighbourhood sits between the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, and Rome’s massive Termini station. Cobblestone narrow alleys with trattorias and cocktail bars, tiny squares with pastry shops and vintage clothes shops, underground archaeological sites, stunning churches with beautiful artistic treasures as wall mosaics and frescoes covering a huge time frame from the 5th century to the end of the 13th century .
You will begin from the Basilica of St. Prassede, famous for its brilliant 9th centuries mosaics and the evocative chapel of St. Zenone, defined by the ancients “Hortus Paradisi” (Garden of Heaven) for the gold profusion that cover the whole room bestowing on it an “oriental” appearance. Then we will head to other hidden gems that will surprise you with its enchanting treasures, as the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Chains with the Moses, a Renaissance masterpiece by Michelangelo or the Basilica of SS. Sylvester and Martin, where is possible to visit an underground archaeological area which is a classic example of stratification of buildings that took place over time. Numerous hidden gems worth visiting, like a local with a local guide!