Esquilino • time to momo


" Come here to discover multicultural Rome. This is also a great neighborhood if you like churches, markets and eating ice cream. "

Jessica Schots, our local from time to momo Rome

Esquilino, the area near Termini Central Station, was named after Esquiline, one of the Seven Hills of Rome. It has several museums, and Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the four papal basilicas of Rome, is its beacon. The mosaics of Santa Prassede are also worth visiting, as is the Casa dell’Architettura, an exhibition space focused on architecture. The Nuovo Mercato Esquilino market is located behind Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, the multicultural heart of the neighborhood. Ice cream parlor Fassi is renowned for its gelato and classic interior. Come here to indulge in their ice cream specialties, such as sampietrini: frozen "cobblestones". 


Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore  
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II
Basilica di Santa Prassede
Casa dell’Architettura
Palazzo del Freddo di Giovanni Fassi

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Routes going through Esquilino

Termini, Monti & Fori Imperiali

  • A great combination of history and current events
  • This walk can easily be done in reverse
  • You will come across three of the Seven Hills of Rome along the way
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Our favourite hotels in Esquilino

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Roman Holidays cuore dell’Impero

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Please inform Roman Holidays cuore dell’Impero in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details...
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The Bluehostel

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Offering a central location and great transport connections, The Bluehostel is housed in a 17th-century convent located 100 metres from Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica. All air-conditioned rooms come with free Wi-Fi....
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Rome App & Cityguide

Rome app

  • All time to momo routes of Rome
  • Always complete & up-to-date
  • Can be used offline abroad
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Rome travel guide

  • 6 time to momo walks through lively neigborhoods in the city
  • Hit the top sights and hidden local favorites
  • Incl. removable map + free map app
  • In collaboration with Moon Guides
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