Take a tour in Rome
Take a tour in Rome
B&B Letto&Latte is located in a strategic position to reach many of the most beautiful places and suggestive of Rome on foot, or with short journeys by public transport. Here are some tips:
We are near Porta Metronia, 5`on foot. Crossing it along Via della Navicella and via Claudia, within a 10 ‘ … here’s the Coliseum, colossal structure always considered indestructible. The Roman people, in fact, are convinced that “as long as the Coliseum will last Rome also will”.
From the Coliseum you can arrive to the beautiful park of Colle Oppio, where you will enjoy a beautiful view of the Flavian Amphitheatre, better known as the Coliseum. On the Hill is located the Domus Aurea (visits only by guided tour upon reservation) the new residence built by Nero after the fire that devastated Rome in 64 ad. The name is due to the lavishness of the residence, which had marble walls and vaults decorated with gold and precious stones. At this point, continuing down Via dei Fori Imperiali you’ll find yourself in Piazza Venezia, or … if it’s a nice sunny day, we recommend a pause in the greenery of Villa Celimontana, the Renaissance structure within the Parco del Celio.
The Park is also loved by jazz lovers at the international jazz festivals, organized there every summer.
Near villa Celimontana, under the basilica of San Giovanni e Paolo al Celio, founded at the beginning of the fifth century by Senator Pammachius, you can visit the Cælian Hill houses, a unique complex of Roman buildings, decorated with splendid paintings.
If instead, exiting the B&B Letto&Latte, choose to enter the ancient Porta Latina, in 15`you will be at the Baths of Caracalla, the extraordinary archaeological evidence of the grandeur of Rome. Inaugurated in 217 B.C by Antonino Caracalla, from which they took the name, could accommodate up to 1600 people in baths of hot and cold water.
From the baths of Caracalla the path will take you to the Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman circus, dedicated to horse racing. Located in the Valley between the Palatine and the Aventine, it is remembered as the site of games since the beginning of the history of the city: in the Valley, there would have been the mythical episode of the rape of the Sabine women, on the occasion of the games organised by Romulus in honour of the God Census. Arrived at the Palatine Hill (you’re already at the Coliseum!) with its gardens, Nymphaea and peristyles that are enhanced with floral games of colour: cobalt blue to evoke water and white petunias to remind the Marbles that adorned it, continue towards the Fori Imperiali where you can admire the Basilica of Maxentius 35 metres high.
Return back to the Circus Massimus and climb up the Aventine hill to see its beautiful churches and gardens.
Don’t miss the municipal rose garden, at the foot of the Aventine, with its magnificent roses. From the rose garden you can enjoy a splendid view on the Palatine Hill. The rose garden is open during the months of May and June from 9:00 till 19:30.
From Circus Maximus head towards the splendid church of Santa Maria of Cosmedin, where you will find lines of tourists ready to put their hand in the ‘Mouth of Truth’. Continue on via Petroselli and here you are at Piazza Venezia. Don’t miss the spectacle of two impressive staircases that lead respectively to the Ara Pacis Church and Piazza del Campidoglio, where you can enter in the rich Capitoline museums. Or enjoy the view on the Fori Imperiali and the Coliseum.
From our B&B on foot or with the Archeobus (touristic bus) you can easily reach the Appia Antica with its beautiful monuments.