The entire city of Rome is an open air museum; here are its masterpieces:
Our top five visits
- Trevi Fountain is the most beautiful and most spectacular fountain in Rome. Millions of people go there every year to throw a coin into the water, hoping that their wishes will come true.
- The Roman Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre built during the Roman Empire. For more than 5 centuries it offered spectacles of wild animals, gladiator contests and battle re-enactments.
- To visit the Roman Forum is to travel more than 20 centuries back in time. Walking through the same streets that Julius Caesar knew is a luxury within the reach of any traveller.
- Built by Adriano in the year 126, the Pantheon claims to be the best preserved building from ancient Rome.
- Residence both of the she-wolf Luperca and of Roman high society, the Palatine Hill is considered the cradle of the Italian capital.
Other must-see visits
- The Trastevere is one of the most pleasant neighbourhoods in Rome. Its peaceful and bohemian atmosphere is capable of dazzling tourists and Roman citizens alike.
- Perfectly combining nature with the art that floods every part of Rome, the Villa Borghese is one of the largest and nicest parks in Europe.
- San Sebastiano, San Callisto, Domitilla, Priscilla, and Sant’Agnese... Discover the different catacombs that are still to be seen in Rome, what they are and how to visit them.
- The Arch of Constantine was erected in the year 315 in commemoration of the victory of Constantine the Great in the Battle of Milvian Bridge. It is the most modern triumphal arch in Rome.
- Built between the years 100 and 110 A.D, Trajan's Market was the first covered shopping centre in history. It holds the Imperial Forums Museum.
- Built between the years 212 and 216, the Baths of Caracalla were one of the greatest and most spectacular thermal spas in antiquity.
Other places to see in Rome
- The Ara Pacis is a commemorative monument created between the years 13 and 9 B.C. for the celebration of peace in the Mediterranean.
- The Mouth of Truth is an enormous marble mask that was said to bite the hand of anyone who lied. Its story continues to generate interest to this day.
- Located between the Aventino and Palatine Hills, the Circus Maximus was an extended precinct with space for 300,000 spectators, making it the largest in Rome.
- Known as Mausoleum of Hadrian, the Castel Sant'Angelo is a fortress located on the right bank of the river Tiber, a short distance from the Vatican.
- Inaugurated in 1911 to pay respect to Victor Emmanuel II, the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II is an imposing building located in the Piazza Venezia.
- Considered Rome's eighth hill, Janiculum is a peaceful and fresh place where you can wander around enjoying the best views in Rome.
- The Forum Boarium was an area located on the banks of the river Tiber in which the animal market was held in ancient Rome. There are still two temples remaining.
- Now populated by hundreds of cats, the Area Sacra is the zone where the ruins of the oldest temples in Rome are found.
With or without a guide?
If you want to expand your knowledge of Rome, learn anecdotes about its past or learn how the city has changed in recent years, you can go on one of the guided tours in English. Starting with the guided tour of Ancient Rome is always a good decision.