A real-life house of horrors, Palazzo Cenci was the scene of one of the 16th century’s most infamous crimes, the murder of Francesco Cenci by his long…
- PPalazzo Cenci
- BBasilica di Santa Pudenziana
The church of Rome’s Filipino community contains a sparkling 4th-century apse mosaic, the oldest of its kind in the city. An enthroned Christ is flanked…
- PPorta Maggiore
Porta Maggiore was built by order of the Emperor Claudius in AD 52. Then, as now, it was a major road junction under which passed the two main southbound…
- LLapis Niger
Hidden by scaffolding on the Roman Forum, the Lapis Niger ('Black Stone' in Latin) is a large slab of black marble that covered an underground area said…
- PPorta del Popolo
On the northern flank of Piazza del Popolo, the Porta del Popolo was created by Bernini in 1655 to celebrate Queen Christina of Sweden's defection to…
- CComplesso Monumentale Santo Spirito in Sassia
Originally an 8th-century lodging for Saxon pilgrims, this ancient hospital complex was established by Pope Innocent III in the late 12th century. Three…
- MMuseo Archeologico
In the Auditorium Parco della Musica, this small archaeological museum is dedicated to the ancient Roman villa that was unearthed during construction of…
- TTrofei di Mario
These ruins are the remains of a monumentally grandiose fountain built by emperor Alexander Severus to mark the end of an aqueduct. This principle of a…
- PPonte Rotto
Visible to the south of the Isola Tiberina are the remains of the Pons Aemilius, ancient Rome’s first stone bridge. Dating to the 2nd century BC, it was…
- PPalazzo dei Congressi
Rome's Congress Palace was constructed for the 1942 Universal Exposition, and hosted the fencing during the 1960 Olympics. The enormous terrace above the…
- CChiesa Santi Pietro e Paolo
Work started on this enormous white travertine and umber brick pile in 1939 for the Esposizione Universale di Roma (Roman Universal Exhibition), but didn…
- PPalazzo dello Sport
This covered stadium was built for the 1960 Olympics and still hosts sporting and entertainment events today, with a capacity of around 12,000.
- FFontana del Mascherone
At the southern end of Via Giulia, the Fontana del Mascherone is a 17th-century fountain showing what looks like a gormless hippy surprised by water…
- BBasilica di Santa Maria in Montesanto
This baroque church on the southern approach to Piazza del Popolo was designed by Carlo Rainaldi in the 17th century.
- CChiesa di Sant’Eusebio
This small church, set back off the square, is popular with pet owners who bring their animals to be blessed on St Anthony’s feast day (17 January).
- PPalazzo di Giustizia
This vast landmark palazzo, built to a neo-baroque style between 1888 and 1911, is the seat of Italy's highest court, the Court of Cassation.
- PPalazzo Odescalchi
The western length of Piazza Santi Apostoli is dominated by the 17th-century facade of Palazzo Odescalchi, spilt into apartments today.
- PPalatino Entrance
About 250m down from the Colosseum, this is the main entrance/exit for the Palatino (Palatine Hill).
- RRoman Forum Entrance
The main entrance/exit for the Roman Forum is just off Via dei Fori Imperiali.
- RRoman Forum & Palatino Entrance
This entrance gives access to both the Roman Forum and Palatino.