Must-see attractions in Rome

  • Rome Lazio Italy. The Vatican Museums in Vatican City. Raphael rooms frescoes

    Vatican Museums

    Vatican City, Borgo & Prati

    Founded by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century and enlarged by successive pontiffs, the Vatican Museums boast one of the world's greatest art…

  • Basilica di San Pietro. Rome. Italy.
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    St Peter's Basilica

    Vatican City, Borgo & Prati

    In the city of outstanding churches, none can hold a candle to St Peter's, Italy’s largest, richest and most spectacular basilica. Built atop a 4th…

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The temple of Saturn in the Roman Forum, Rome, Lazio.

    Roman Forum

    Ancient Rome

    An impressive – if rather confusing – sprawl of ruins, the Roman Forum was ancient Rome's showpiece center, a grandiose district of temples...

  • Farnese Gardens built a top Domus Tiberiana on Palatine Hill at the Roman forum in Rome, Italy.


    Ancient Rome

    Sandwiched between the Roman Forum and the Circo Massimo, the Palatino (Palatine Hill) is one of Rome's most spectacular sights. It's a beautiful,…

  • Inside the Colosseum, an amphitheater located in Ancient Rome.
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    Ancient Rome

    Everyone wants to see the Colosseum, and it doesn’t disappoint, especially if accompanied by tales of armored gladiators and hungry lions. More than any…

  • OCTOBER 3, 2012: Antique marble busts inside the Capitoline Museum.
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    Capitoline Museums

    Ancient Rome

    Dating from 1471, the Capitoline Museums are the world's oldest public museums, with a fine collection of classical sculpture.

  • The Roman Pantheon is the most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome. It is a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods of pagan Rome.


    Centro Storico

    With its revolutionary design, this awe-inspiring temple has served as an architectural blueprint for millennia.

  • Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy

    Piazza Navona

    Centro Storico

    With its showy fountains, baroque palazzi and colorful cast of street artists, hawkers and tourists, Piazza Navona is central Rome’s elegant showcase…

  • Famous iconic Trevi Fountain at Piazza Di Trevi

    Trevi Fountain

    Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

    Don't miss a visit to Rome's iconic Fontana di Trevi, or Trevi Fountain.

  • The Appian way, Via Appia Antica
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    Via Appia Antica

    Southern Rome

    Via Appia Antica is a beautiful cobbled thoroughfare flanked by grassy fields, ancient Roman structures and towering pine trees.

  • Castel Sant Angelo or Mausoleum of Hadrian in Rome.

    Castel Sant'Angelo

    Vatican City, Borgo & Prati

    This castle is an instantly recognizable landmark now home to the Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo.

  • March 27, 2018: Interior of Renaissance Villa Farnesina, monument of architecture and painting of the High Renaissance.
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    Villa Farnesina

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    Admire the interior of this gorgeous 16th-century villa, fantastically frescoed from top to bottom.

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    Catacombe di San Sebastiano

    Southern Rome

    Extending beneath the Basilica di San Sebastiano, these underground burial chambers were developed in the 1st century.

  • View of Vatican gardens on a sunny summer day. The square garden with green lawn, benches and trees

    Vatican Gardens

    Vatican City, Borgo & Prati

    The Vatican stands atop the low-lying Vatican hill, just west of the Tiber. Much of its 109 acres are covered by the perfectly manicured Vatican Gardens.

  • The beautiful art on the ceilings of Sistine Chapel, Vatican Rome...This a HDR of 3 shots, corrected for perspective and cropped to get a symmetrical look...Press H+M for best view

    Sistine Chapel

    Vatican City, Borgo & Prati

    The Sistine Chapel is the one part of the Vatican Museums that everyone wants to see, and for good reason.

  • Rome, Italy - March 10, 2014: The  Palazzo Barberini facade seen from the entrance garden

    Gallerie Nazionali: Palazzo Barberini

    Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

    Commissioned to celebrate the Barberini family’s rise to papal power, this sumptuous baroque palace impresses even before you view its breathtaking art…

  • Rainbow over the rooftops of Rome, as seen from Janiculum hill, Terrazza del Gianicolo.
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    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    Explore monuments, fountains and gardens on the verdant hill of Gianicolo (or Janiculum).

  • Vittoriano at sunrise


    Ancient Rome

    You can't ignore the Vittoriano, built at the turn of the 20th century to honor Italy's first king, Vittorio Emanuele II.

  • The lakeside Temple of Aesculapius in in the gardens of the Villa Borghese.
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    Villa Borghese


    No one can resist the lure of Rome's most celebrated park, full of wooded glades, gardens and grassy banks.

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    Galleria Doria Pamphilj

    Centro Storico

    Hidden behind the grimy grey exterior of Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, this wonderful gallery boasts one of Rome’s richest private art collections, with works…

  • Baths of Caracalla - Ancient Roman Ruins. Rome, Italy.

    Terme di Caracalla

    San Giovanni & Testaccio

    The remains of the emperor Caracalla’s vast baths complex are among Rome’s most awe-inspiring ruins. Inaugurated in AD 212, the original 10-hectare site,…

  • Basilica di San Clemente in Santa Maria dei Servi Church in the Valdimonte Quarter of Siena, Tuscany, Italy

    Basilica di San Clemente

    San Giovanni & Testaccio

    Nowhere better illustrates the various stages of Rome's turbulent past than this fascinating multilayered church. The ground-level 12th-century basilica…

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    Catacombe di San Callisto

    Southern Rome

    These are the largest and busiest of Rome’s catacombs. Founded at the end of the 2nd century and named after Pope Calixtus I, they became the official…

  • Ruins of Villa dei Quintili on the Appian Way in Rome.
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    Villa dei Quintili

    Southern Rome

    Towering over green fields, this 2nd-century villa is one of Rome's unsung splendours. It was the luxurious abode of two consuls, the Quintili brothers,…

  • Courtyard of Villa Giulia in Rome city

    Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia


    Pope Julius III’s 16th-century villa provides the often-overlooked but charming setting for Italy’s finest collection of Etruscan and pre-Roman treasures…

  • Rome, Italy - November 1, 2016: front view of Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (GNAM, National Gallery of Modern Art) art gallery, founded in 1883, in Villa Borghese public gardens in Rome city
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Front view of National Gallery of Modern Art

    La Galleria Nazionale


    Housed in a vast belle époque palace, this oft-overlooked modern-art gallery, known locally as GNAM, is an unsung gem. Its superlative collection runs the…

  • Rome, Lazio, Italy, 9th of August 2023, A landscape of Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica (Palazzo Corsini alla Lungara) with its garden.

    Galleria Corsini

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    Once home to Queen Christina of Sweden, whose bedroom reputedly witnessed a steady stream of male and female lovers, the 16th-century Palazzo Corsini was…

  • Rome, Italy, Coppedè, novembre, 2018 - District Coppedè fountain of the frogs

    Quartiere Coppedè


    The compact Quartiere Coppedè, centering around the magnificent Piazza Mincio, is one of Rome's most extraordinary neighbourhoods. Conceived and built by…

  • Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

    Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere

    Trastevere & Gianicolo

    The last resting place of the patron saint of music features Pietro Cavallini's exquisite 13th-century fresco in the nuns' choir of the hushed convent…

  • The Cimitero Acattolico ("Non-Catholic Cemetery") of Rome. It is the final resting place of non-Catholics including but not exclusive to Protestants or British people

    Cimitero Acattolico per gli Stranieri

    San Giovanni & Testaccio

    Despite the roads that surround it, Rome’s 'non-Catholic' cemetery is a verdant oasis of peace. An air of Grand Tour romance hangs over the site where up…

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