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The tour goes from Rome’s most famous square to its most famous monument and ends resting in the Villa.
Let’s begin our tour of Rome on foot, starting from Piazza di Spagna, which is easily reachable with the metro. The square, which gets its name from Palazzo di Spagna, the location of the Spanish embassy at the Holy See, became a pedestrian area last year and is part of a bigger project of sustainable mobility of the area called Tridente Mediceo
Let’s walk all the way down Via Frattina until we reach Via del Corso. From here we’ll walk to the square of Fontana di Trevi (perhaps the most beautiful fountain in Rome). From here we go back to Via del Corso towards Piazza Venezia where the magnificent Vittoriano complex can be found. We find ourselves in the Imperial Fora, a pedestrian area as well, which crosses one the most important archeological sites in the world, Foro Romano.
The magic of this place is highlighted in the night, when a series of energy saving LED spotlights light up the whole area. It’s a permanent, artistic lightning system projected by Vittorio Storato, director of photography in movies like Apocalypse now, Red, The Last Emperor for which he even won an Oscar. Continuing on Via dei Fori Imperiali we reach the monument which has always been the symbol of Rome, The Colosseum.
The Colosseum is accessible to those with disabilities as well. Before resting we make one last effort and go to Collina del Celio where one of the historic Villas of Rome, Villa Celimontana is situated. The variety of flora here makes it one the most beautiful villas of the Capital.
A lush vegetation of conifers including palms, oaks and laurel trees creates shaded paths where you can walk with your family. The avenues of the park have a peculiar biostrasse pavement which is made with eco-friendly, petrol-free materials and has drainage qualities. A rainwater collecting system is also present. The abundant winter rains used to cause flooding in the Villa while now, this system avoids floodings, and water is not wasted anymore and is instead used for watering.