Sunday February 21st – The Janiculum Hill: art, history & nature (TOUR IN ENGLISH)

Gianicolo

Sunday February the 21st a suggestive guided tour is scheduled for english speakers, immersed in nature and history, gradually walking up to the top of the romantic Janiculum Hill, in the rione (historical district) of Trastevere.

We will start crossing the medieval Ponte Sisto and from Piazza Trilussa we will gradually go up towards San Pietro in Montorio, il Fontanone (the big fountain) and the panoramic Piazza Garibaldi, exploring the hill that silently watches the monuments of ancient Rome and the domes of the Renaissance and Baroque. At least until the 12 o’clock cannonade which once announced the exact time to the city coordinating the start of the ringing of the bells (even today on the hill the time is respected to the military second unlike some churches that seem to challenge the cannon by ringing a few seconds in advance).

The Colle (hill) was for a long time etruscan territory before becoming part of the city and a pleasant place for ancient horti (villas with gardens) and renaissance villas but above all it was the theater of the great desire for democracy and freedom of the Roman Republic in 1849 which, with the background of the Marseillaise and the Canto degli Italiani by Goffredo Mameli, will form the basis for the Italian Constitution in 1948. Anecdotes and stories about the history of our city will accompany us during this pleasant walk to slowly rediscover the known and hidden beauties in one of the most charming neighborhoods of Rome.

MEETING at 10 am at Ponte Sisto, Via Giulia side (punctuality is essential to be able to start on time not to risk losing the 12 o’clock cannonade)

End of visit: Faro del Gianicolo (Janiculum lighthouse) from where you can continue the descent to Castel Sant’angelo or take buses 115-870.

Your Roman Guide: Maurizio Benvenuti

Cost per participant: 12 €; 6 € 11-17 years; 2 € up to 10 years

Duration: about 2.5 hours. Route: about 3 km with a gradual ascent of the Janiculum hill

Event with limited places to ensure the necessary distance and a pleasant visit.

Comfortable shoes are recommended; the mask and the spacing are essential.

TOUR IN ENGLISH with teaching and explaining of some italian words along the walk

In case of bad weather or failure to reach a minimum number, the tour will be cancelled with a 24-hour notice.

HOW TO GET:

-by car: you can park along the Tiber, even in the blue car parks which are free on Sundays

-bus 23, 280

Reservations via whatsapp at 327 5495465 indicating the name of the visit, number and name of the participants. Send your codice fiscale (tax code)  if you have one to receive your invoice.

You will receive a confirmation message.

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