Top Choice Piazza in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta

Named after the Cavalieri di Malta (Knights of Malta), who have their Roman headquarters here, in the Priorato dei Cavalieri di Malta, this ornate cypress-shaded square is famous for its secret view. Look through th…
Top Choice Piazza in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Piazza di Spagna & the Spanish Steps

A magnet for visitors since the 18th century, the Spanish Steps (Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti) provide a perfect people-watching perch and you’ll almost certainly find yourself taking stock here at some point.
Top Choice Gallery in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Galleria Colonna

The only part of Palazzo Colonna open to the public, this opulent 17th-century gallery houses the Colonna family’s private art collection. It’s not the capital’s largest collection but with works by Salvatore Rosa, …
Top Choice Piazza in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Piazza del Popolo

This dazzling piazza was laid out in 1538 to provide a grandiose entrance to what was then Rome's main northern gateway. It has since been remodelled several times, most recently by Giuseppe Valadier in 1823.Guardin…
Top Choice Palace in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Villa Medici

This sumptuous Renaissance palace was built for Cardinal Ricci da Montepulciano in 1540, but Ferdinando dei Medici bought it in 1576. It remained in Medici hands until 1801, when Napoleon acquired it for the French …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Ancient Rome

Imperial Forums

The forums of Trajan, Augustus, Nerva and Caesar are known collectively as the Imperial Forums. These were largely buried when Mussolini bulldozed Via dei Fori Imperiali through the area in 1933, but excavations hav…
Top Choice Piazza in Centro Storico

Piazza Navona

With its ornate fountains, baroque palazzi (mansions) and colourful cast of street artists, hawkers and tourists, Piazza Navona is central Rome’s elegant showcase square. Built over the 1st-century Stadio di Domizia…
Top Choice Church in Centro Storico

Chiesa del Gesù

An imposing example of Counter-Reformation architecture, Rome's most important Jesuit church is a treasure trove of baroque art. Headline works include a swirling vault fresco by Giovanni Battista Gaulli (aka Il Bac…
Top Choice Museum in Centro Storico

Galleria Doria Pamphilj

Hidden behind the grimy grey exterior of Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, this wonderful gallery boasts one of Rome’s richest private art collections, with works by Raphael, Tintoretto, Brueghel, Titian, Caravaggio, Bernini …
Top Choice Church in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo

A magnificent repository of art, this is one of Rome’s earliest and richest Renaissance churches. Of the numerous works of art on display, it is the two Caravaggio masterpieces that draw the most onlookers – the Con…