Guided tour

Rome: Velabrum Valley Walking Tour

Rome: Velabrum Valley Walking Tour

From US$ 23.66 per person

Discover the places and stories that marked the creation of the capital city of Italy. Explore the low valley where the brothers Romulus and Remus, founders of Ancient Rome, were found in a basket along the river.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Go back to the origins of Rome in the Velabrum Valley
  • Discover the legendary Bocca della Verità
  • Marvel at the well preserved ruins of Roman buildings
Full description
Visit the places and stories that marked the creation of Rome together with monuments and legends that still remain unknown to most people. Discover the Velabrum Valley, a small part of the city that hides an amazing concentration of beauty, history, and myth. Learn from your guide many local traditions, popular sayings, and formulas for good luck that the more daring can even try to invoke to tempt fate. Start from Piazza Bocca della Verità and discover the legendary mask which was once a wellhead and understand why it is still feared so much today. Continue your journey towards the great four-sided arch known as the Arch of Janus. Marvel at the thousand-year-old church of San Giorgio in Velabro, next to which the highly decorated Arch of the Argentari will reveal its mysteries. The tour continues along Via di San Giovanni Decollato and its church. Then, reach Piazza della Consolazione, where the Tarpeian Rock awaits. Next, visit the sacred area of S.Omobono and the Church of San Nicola in Carcere, whose structure is imprisoned among the ruins of three different Roman temples. Finally, go back to the starting point to observe the Foro Olitorio and the Foro Boario, with their temples incredibly well preserved until today.
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Tips and gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Please be at the Meeting Point 15 minutes before the start of the tour. Meet your guide at Stop N°4 Hop On Hop Off Gray Line - I Love Rome City Tour (Piazzale Ugo la Malfa, Monument to Giuseppe Mazzini).

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
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