Half day walking tour in Rome: The Janiculum

Half day walking tour in Rome: The Janiculum

Half day walking tour in Rome: The Janiculum. The walking tour that I propose today is great for a quiet morning, is simple, straightforward and will guide you to the discovery of unusual and precious places of Rome: Villa Farnesina, Corsini Palace, Palazzo Farnese and you can also admire the triumphal paintings by Sodoma and Raphael. The walk ends in the immediate vicinity of Campo de Fiori.

Half day walking tour in Rome: enjoy your walk

Half day walking tour in Rome: The Janiculum - Sant'Onofrio in Rome

Via di Porta Santo Spirito
Piazza di Sant’Onofrio, 2
Chiesa di Sant’Onofrio al Gianicolo
This church was erected in 1489 by Nicola de Fosca-Palena. Under the portico there are frescoes by Domenichino and the tomb of the founder. In the interior there are the frescoes by Peruzzi and Pinturicchio, and the Madonna di Loreto by Caraccio. We must observe also the monument of Torquato Tasso, sculpted by de Fabris, the one of Alexander Guidi, poet, of the XVII century and the one of the linguist Card.Mezzofanti. In a passage of the cloister there is Madonna, said of the Donatore (donor) attributed to Leonardo da Vinci (1482).

Via della Lungara, 10
Palazzo Corsini
It belonged to the Riari family and became celebrated because it was occupied by Queen Christina of Sweden, who died there in 1689.  It was enlarged by the Corsini Family from the designs by Fuga, who has built the staircaise. Now it belongs to the Accademia dei Lincei. There is a library founded by the Card. Neri Corsini in the XVIII century, interesting for a collection of books printend in the XV century and manuscripts of the story of the middle age. To the gallery were added the pictures which till 1894 belonged to the Gallery Torlonia.

Via della Lungara, 230
Villa Farnesina
A nice palace erected by A. Chigi in the XVI century, work of Baldassare Paruzzi. It was decorated by Sodoma and Raphael. The latter painted The fable of Psyche and the celebrated Triumph of Galatea. In the second gallery on the left there is a picture of Raffaello. The other frescoes were made by G. Romano and Penni. In the 9th lunetta of the left wall, there is a large head called the ‘biglietto di visita di Michel Angelo”. This head was designed by M. Angelo when he passed a visit to his pupil Daniele da Volterra.

Piazza di San Giovanni della Malva
San Giovanni della Malva
In the VIII century in this spot was a church called in “mica aurea”, because every year bread with a gold cross on was given to the poor men.

Piazza Trilussa
Ponte Sisto
This bridge, at the time of the roman empire, was called Gianicolense, then, rebuilt by Caracalla was called Aurelius pons. In 366 it was restored by Valentinian and, in the VIII century, ruined by the Tiber, was called pons tremulus or tractus. In 1473 was rebuilt by Sixtus IV, from whom derives its name. In 1878 was enlarged.

Via dei Pettinari 36/A
Trinità dei Pellegrini
The Trinity of the high-altar is painted by Guido Reni and the picture in the second chapel on the left is by Cav. d’Arpino.

Via di Santa Maria in Monticelli
Maria in Monticelli
It was built from the IV to the VIII century and in the middle – age was called S. Maria in Arenula. It was restored in 1101 by Paschalis II, then by Clement XI from the designs by Matteo Sassi and, in this time, the portico and the facade were erected.

Piazza Benedetto Cairoli, 117
 San Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari

Piazza Farnese, 67
Palazzo Farnese
This palace was erected by Antonio Sangallo junior at the time, of Paul III. A. Sangallo built the facade and the court – yard until the second story. After the death of Sangallo the work was continued by Michelangelo.


Notes and opening hours

Church, Convent, and Garden of S. Onofrio
Piazza di Sant’Onofrio, 2
Opening times
07:30am-01:30pm Closed august

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Corsini

Via della Lungara, 10 Opening times Monday 8:30 to 19:30 Wednesday / Sunday 8:30 to 19:30 The ticket office closes at 19.00 closed on Tuesdays Entry € 5,00

Villa Farnesina and frescoes by Raphael Sanzio

Via della Lungara, 230 Opening times Openings: Monday to Saturday from 9:00 until 14:00 (last entrance 20 min. before closing) Second Sunday of each month: special opening from 9:00 until 17:00 Guided tours: Monday, Friday 12.30, Saturday 10 am (english), 12.30 (italian) Second Sunday of each month: guided tours at 12:30 (with live music of the Renaissance, reservation required), 15:00 and 16:00 (no reservation required) Ordinary tickets at 6.00 Euros: 18-65 years old Visit the Chigi Gardens for 2,00 Euros: After the guided tour

San Giovanni della Malva

Open daily from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 16.00 to 18.00
(Closed for restoration)

Trinità dei Pellegrini ai Catinari

Opening times
Weekdays: 04:00pm-08.00pm
Holidays: 08:00am-01:00pm 04:00pm-08:00pm

Santa Maria in Monticelli
Opening times
Open 07:00am-08:00am 05:30pm-08:00pm
Closed august

Biagio e Carlo ai Catinari
Opening times
Open 07:30am-12:00pm 04:00pm-07:00pm

ReservationsPalazzo Farnese

The itinerary can be combined with the following walking tours:

The Vatican and Saint Peter’s
Trastevere
Palazzo Altemps & Campo de Fiori
Palazzo Spada & via Giulia