Rome’s city: Politics and Roman holidays

Rome, Italy

Benedetta Geddo










Human Voice


The heart of Rome is a place where art, history, religion, and political power mingle and live side by side. Let’s set out on a walk to experience a colourful and vibrant medley of culture, memories from our favourite Italian movies & local city life! Are you ready for a proper roman holiday?


  • The Altar of the Fatherland

    1. The Altar of the Fatherland

    Did you know that Italy was once made up of a multitude of kingdoms? The Altare della Patria is built in honor of the first king who led the charge to unification!
  • Palace of the Quirinale

    2. Palace of the Quirinale

    The Quirinale Palace has always been the residence of powerful people. Popes, kings, and presidents have lived behind its walls!
  • St. Louis of the French

    3. St. Louis of the French

    The small Church of St. Louis of the French is a true pearl of Baroque art! It invites you to discover three masterpieces by Caravaggio...

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Benedetta Geddo

A journalist for Lonely Planet Travel News, a writer for Bossy Italy with an overflowing love for art, travelling and Korean pop music.  I write about all those things that attract my attention from Italy and abroad. Find me on Instagram @beegeddo Freelance Travel News Reporter @Lonely Planet News Author @Bossy Italy

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Clio Muse


Address The Altar of the Fatherland
Starting point Piazza Venezia, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Finishing point Piazza Navona, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
Know before you go

Best time to take this tour: In the morning, noon, early evening.

Directions to Starting Point The Altar of the Fatherland can be accessed through its main, grandiose staircase overlooking Piazza Venezia. To reach this site (Piazza Venezia, 00186 Roma RM, Italy) you can go by bus, train or on foot as it is situated at the very heart of Rome. Bus lines 118, 190F, 781, 80, 916F, C3 stop very close to Piazza Venezia, while the metro station Colosseo (Line B) is at close proximity.

Why take a self-guided tour?

This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.

You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.

After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.

This tour is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. image/svg+xml