Must-see attractions in Centro Storico

  • 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…

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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…

  • Rome, Italy - April 7, 2019: Tempio Maggiore or The Great Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Rome and one of the greatest in Europe. Located in the old Jewish Ghetto.
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    Jewish Ghetto

    Centro Storico

    Visit the atmospheric Jewish Ghetto neighborhood for art studios, kosher food and Rome's main synagogue.

  • March 8, 2018: Traditional outdoor food market of Campo de Fiori (fields of flower), with the statue of Giordano Bruno in the background.
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    Campo de' Fiori

    Centro Storico

    Il Campo is a major focus of Roman life: by day it hosts one of the city's best-known markets; by night, people come for its lively bars and restaurants.

  • Largo di Torre Argentina houses the remains of 4 Republican era temples and a modern day cat sanctuary.

    Largo di Torre Argentina

    Centro Storico

    A busy transport hub, Largo di Torre Argentina is set around the sunken Area Sacra, and the remains of four Republican-era temples, all built between the…

  • Area Sacra temple remains in Largo di Torre Argentina.

    Area Sacra

    Centro Storico

    This sunken area in the Largo di Torre Argentina, reckoned to be the site of Julius Caesar's murder, contains the remains of four Republican-era temples,…

  • Museo Nazionale Romano: Palazzo Altemps

    Centro Storico

    Just north of Piazza Navona, Palazzo Altemps is a beautiful late-15th-century palazzo housing the best of the Museo Nazionale Romano’s formidable…

  • Chiesa del Gesù

    Centro Storico

    An imposing example of Counter-Reformation architecture, Rome's most important Jesuit church is a fabulous treasure trove of baroque art. Headline works…

  • Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

    Centro Storico

    Built on the site of three pagan temples, including one dedicated to the goddess Minerva, the Dominican Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva is Rome’s…

  • Basilica di Sant’Agostino

    Centro Storico

    The plain white facade of this early Renaissance church, built in the 15th century and renovated in the late 1700s, gives no indication of the impressive…

  • Palazzo Spada

    Centro Storico

    With its stuccoed ornamental facade and handsome courtyard, this grand palazzo is a fine example of 16th-century mannerist architecture. Upstairs, a small…

  • Palazzo Farnese

    Centro Storico

    Home to the French embassy, this towering Renaissance palazzo, one of Rome's finest, was started in 1514 by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, continued by…

  • Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi

    Centro Storico

    Piazza Navona's flamboyant centrepiece, Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi is an ornate, showy work. Completed in 1651, it features a…

  • Chiesa di Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza

    Centro Storico

    Hidden in the porticoed courtyard of Palazzo della Sapienza, this extraordinary church is a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Built by Francesco…

  • Via Giulia in Centro Storico underneath the Arco Farnese, looking along the ivy clad walls of the Palazzo Farnese on the left.

    Via Giulia

    Centro Storico

    Designed by Bramante in 1508 as part of an urban development program ordered by Pope Julius II, Via Giulia is one of Rome's most charming streets, an…

  • ROME, ITALY - MAY 10, 2017: Column of Marcus Aurelius(Colonna di Marco Aurelio) on Square Column. Rome. Italy.

    Colonna di Marco Aurelio

    Centro Storico

    Towering over Piazza Colonna, the 30m-high Colonna di Marco Aurelio was completed in AD 193 to honour Marcus Aurelius’ military victories. Its vivid…

  • Lorcan O'Neill Gallery, gallery courtyard

    Lorcan O'Neill Gallery

    Centro Storico

    The brainchild of Irish gallerist Lorcan O'Neill, this contemporary art gallery calls the former 17th-century stables of Palazzo Santacroce home. It…

  • Small courtyard in Rome , with rustic ocher houses and vine trees.

    Arco degli Acetari

    Centro Storico

    For one of Rome’s most picture-perfect scenes, head to this dark archway just off Campo de’ Fiori. The arch in itself isn’t especially memorable...

  • The entrance of Pop Surrealism gallery Dorothy Circus.

    Dorothy Circus Gallery

    Centro Storico

    A stark contrast to the ancient and stoic city around it, Dorothy Circus Gallery is devoted entirely to pop surrealism, a punchy art movement that draws…

  • Chiesa Nuova

    Centro Storico

    Hardly new as its name would suggest, this imposing landmark church boasts a distinguished 17th-century facade and a vast baroque interior. Of particular…

  • Isola Tiberina

    Centro Storico

    One of the world’s smallest inhabited islands, the boat-shaped Isola Tiberina has been associated with healing since the 3rd century BC when the Romans…

  • Museo Ebraico di Roma

    Centro Storico

    The historical, cultural and artistic heritage of Rome’s Jewish community is chronicled in this small but engrossing museum. Housed in a building attached…

  • Palazzo della Cancelleria

    Centro Storico

    One of Rome's most imposing Renaissance buildings, this huge palazzo was built for Cardinal Raffaele Riario between 1483 and 1513. It was later acquired…

  • Fontana delle Tartarughe

    Centro Storico

    This playful, much-loved fountain features four boys gently hoisting tortoises up into a bowl of water. Created by Giacomo della Porta and Taddeo Landini…

  • Chiesa di Sant’Andrea della Valle

    Centro Storico

    A must for opera fans, this towering 17th-century church is where Giacomo Puccini set the first act of Tosca. Its most obvious feature is Carlo Maderno’s…

  • Piazza Colonna

    Centro Storico

    Together with the adjacent Piazza di Montecitorio, this stylish piazza is Rome’s political nerve centre. On its northern flank, the 16th-century Palazzo…

  • Museo di Roma

    Centro Storico

    The baroque Palazzo Braschi houses the Museo di Roma’s eclectic collection of paintings, photographs, etchings, clothes and furniture, charting the…

  • Pasquino

    Centro Storico

    This battered, armless figure is Rome’s most famous ‘talking statue’. During the 16th century, when there were no safe outlets for dissent, a Vatican…

  • Basilica di San Nicola in Carcere

    Centro Storico

    This innocuous-looking 11th-century basilica, hidden behind scaffolding when we last visited, harbours some fascinating underground ruins. Beneath the…

  • Palazzo di Montecitorio

    Centro Storico

    Home to Italy’s Chamber of Deputies, this baroque palazzo was built by Bernini in 1653, expanded by Carlo Fontana in the late 17th century, and given an…

  • Basilica di San Lorenzo in Lucina

    Centro Storico

    Little remains of the 5th-century church that was originally built here atop a well sacred to Juno. But that shouldn’t detract from what is a very pretty…

  • Via del Governo Vecchio

    Centro Storico

    Striking off west from Piazza Pasquino, Via del Governo Vecchio is an atmospheric cobbled lane full of boutiques, lively restaurants and vintage clothes…

  • Teatro di Marcello

    Centro Storico

    Resembling a mini Colosseum, the Teatro di Marcello is the star turn of the dusty Area Archeologica del Teatro di Marcello e del Portico di Ottavia, a…

  • Portico d'Ottavia

    Centro Storico

    The columns, arches and fragmented pediment of this quadriporto (four-sided porch), which dates from 23 BC, once formed part of a vast rectangular portico…

  • Elefantino

    Centro Storico

    Nicknamed the pulcino della Minerva ('Minerva's chick'), the Elefantino is a curious and much-loved statue of a puzzled-looking elephant carrying a 6th…

  • Palazzo Madama

    Centro Storico

    Seat of the Italian Senate since 1871, the regal Palazzo Madama was originally the 16th-century residence of Giovanni de’ Medici, the future Pope Leo X…