Rome

Colosseum

Iconic ancient Roman gladiatorial arena

Monumental 3-tiered Roman amphitheater once used for gladiatorial games, with guided tour option.

St. Peter's Basilica

World’s largest basilica of Christianity

Late Renaissance church by architects including Michelangelo & holding up to 20,000 worshippers.

Roman Forum

Excavated heart of the Roman Empire

Vast excavated area of Roman temples, squares & government buildings, some dating back 2,000 years.

Trevi Fountain

Iconic 18th-century sculpted fountain

Aqueduct-fed rococo fountain, designed by Nicola Salvi & completed in 1762, with sculpted figures.

Pantheon

Landmark Roman church & historic tombs

Iconic temple built circa 118 to 125 A.D. with a dome & Renaissance tombs, including Raphael's.

Vatican Museums

Papal palace Renaissance art treasures

Multiple galleries of classical & Renaissance art masterpieces, plus the Sistine Chapel frescoes.


Piazza Navona

Elegant square with a fountain & bars

Elegant square dating from the 1st century A.D., with a classical fountain, street artists & bars.


Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo's iconic painted ceiling

Famous chapel in the Vatican Museums, best known for Michelangelo's 16th-century painted ceiling.


Castel Sant'Angelo

2nd-century cylindrical castle & museum

Circular, 2nd-century castle housing furniture & paintings collections in Renaissance apartments.

Spanish Steps

Iconic baroque stairway & meeting place

Steps with irregular butterfly-shaped design, built in 18th century at French diplomat's bequest.

Palatine Hill

Historic area with Roman ruins

Legendary founding site of the city & home to ruins of Roman Imperial palaces, temples & baths.

Borghese Gallery and Museum

Renaissance art masterpiece collection

Villa housing 15th- to 18th-century artworks with pieces by Bernini & Caravaggio. Booking essential.

Villa Borghese

Grand 17th-century house & gardens

Lavish villa designed by Ponzio & Vasanzio, with formally landscaped gardens & a lake.

Piazza del Popolo

Landmark square by city's northern gate

Grand, landmark square centered by Rome's oldest obelisk & the site of the city's northern gate.

Campo de' Fiori

Bustling produce market in public square

Popular local produce market in a public square, selling fruit, vegetables & general goods.

Campidoglio

Michelangelo-designed hilltop square

Hilltop square designed by Michelangelo, lined with museums & offering views of the Roman forum.

Piazza Venezia

Palace and monument

Piazza Venezia is the central hub of Rome, Italy, in which several thoroughfares intersect, including the Via dei Fori Imperiali and the Via del Corso. It takes its name from the Palazzo Venezia

Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore

5th-century church with a gilded ceiling

Landmark papal basilica founded in the 5th century & known for its Roman mosaics & gilded ceiling.

Altar of the Fatherland

White marble memorial monument

Grand marble, classical temple honoring Italy's first king & First World War soldiers.

Piazza di Spagna

Landmark square with Spanish Steps

Refined 18th-century square, location of the Spanish Steps & the Church of Trinità dei Monti.

Circus Maximus

Stone arena for vast Roman assemblies

Green space & remains of a stone & marble arena that could seat 250,000 Romans for chariot races.

Mouth of Truth

Mythical stone carving of a man's face

Carving of man's face on ancient manhole cover, a popular attraction due to the myth attached to it.

Baths of Caracalla

Ruins of a vast Roman bath complex

Ruins of a vast rectangular-shaped Roman thermal bath complex used from around 216 A.D. to 537 A.D.

Capitoline Museums

15th-century museum of Roman antiquities

Classical Roman, Greek & Egyptian sculptures & Renaissance art in 15th-century-designed palaces.


Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

Historic cathedral & papal seat

Landmark cathedral, the Pope's official seat, with ornate 1700s facade & statues of the Apostles.

Saint Peter's Square

Gian Lorenzo Bernini and basilica

St. Peter's Square is a large plaza located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, the papal enclave inside Rome, directly west of the neighbourhood or rione of Borgo.

Janiculum

Popular terrace for sweeping city views

This historic, well-known hilltop terrace offers panoramic views of Rome.

Fiumi Fountain

Classic 17th-century fountain & obelisk

Classical 17th-century fountain, a homage to 4 rivers, featuring a Roman obelisk topped by a dove.

St. Angelo Bridge

Ancient bridge built by Emperor Hadrian

Pedestrian bridge, built in 134 A.D., with travertine marble fascias & spanning the River Tiber.

Villa d'Este

Grand house in exotic hillside gardens

Grand 16th-century cardinal's villa in exotic hillside gardens with elaborate fountains & grottoes.

Arch of Constantine

Grand Roman arch built in 315

A 21m-high Roman structure made up of 3 arches decorated with figures & battle scenes.

Via Francigena

Cycling, middle ages, and abbey

The Via Francigena is the common name of an ancient road and pilgrim route running from France to Rome and Apulia, where there were the ports of embarkation for the Holy Land, though it is usually

Hadrian's Villa

Ruins of 2nd century Roman villa

Remains and 40-hectare excavation site of Roman villa with museum & visitor centre.

Pincian Hill

Statues & gardens in scenic surrounds

Historic promenade featuring 200+ busts of prominent figures, gardens & picturesque city views.


Domus Aurea

Remains of Nero's grand villa complex

Remains of Emperor Nero's grand 3-floor villa complex, originally decorated with colorful frescoes.

Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura

Elegant papal basilica & St Paul's tomb

Magnificent papal basilica dating from the 4th century, with tomb of St Paul & elegant cloisters.

Largo di Torre Argentina

Roman ruins & home to a cat colony

Archaeological site close to where Julius Caesar was killed, also home to a colony of cats.


Tiber Island

River and basilica

The Tiber Island is the only island in the part of the Tiber which runs through Rome. Tiber Island is located in the southern bend of the Tiber. The island is boat-shaped, approximately 270 metres

Via Veneto

Via Vittorio Veneto, colloquially called Via Veneto, is one of the most famous, elegant, and expensive streets of Rome, Italy.

Trajan's Column

Roman triumphal column & public platform

A carved frieze winds up around the outside of this column erected upon victory in the Dacian wars.

Trajan's Market

Restored Roman city forum complex

Roman shopping center with preserved forums, great hall markets & archaeological exhibits.

Aventine Hill

Basilica, church, and ancient history

The Aventine Hill is one of the Seven Hills on which ancient Rome was built. It belongs to Ripa, the twelfth rione, or ward, of Rome.

Quirinal Palace

Sprawling presidential palace & museum

Former royal & papal residence, now the presidential palace & museum, on piazza offering city views.

Pyramid of Caius Cestius

Egyptian pyramid tomb built by Romans

Egyptian-style pyramid with a frescoed interior, built as a tomb for a rich Roman magistrate.

Piazza Barberini

Location of Bernini's Triton Fountain

Late Medieval square with Gian Lorenzo Bernini's 17th-century Triton Fountain at its center.

EUR

Fascist architecture & Lake Central Park

EUR is a residential and business district in Rome, Italy, located south of the city centre. The area was originally chosen in the 1930s as the site for the 1942 world's fair which Benito Mussolini planned to open to celebrate twenty years of Fascism, the letters EUR standing for Esposizione Universale Roma

Raphael Rooms

Raphael, chapel, art museum, and painting

The four Raphael Rooms form a suite of reception rooms in the palace, the public part of the papal apartments in the Palace of the Vatican. They are famous for their frescoes, painted by Raphael and his workshop.

Arch of Titus

1st-century Roman triumphal arch

Triumphal arch with inscriptions & sculptures honoring the military victories of Emperor Titus.

St. Clement Basilica

Medieval church on pagan & Roman ruins

Unique 300s church built over a pagan temple & Roman house, decorated with frescoes & mosaics.

Orange Garden, Rome

Orange tree garden with scenic terrace

Secluded public square with fragrant orange trees, medieval walls & views over the city & Tiber.