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Places to visit in Rome

Rome’s Top attractions

Are you looking for the best places to visit in Rome? From historic tours in the ancient Rome to the St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome can offer the chance to discover a wide variety of places, even for a short stay.

You can discover the top places to visit in Rome with our guide: monuments, churches and restored ruins can deep you into the atmosphere of the great Roman Empire.

Find out the essential attractions to plan your next visit to Rome.

St. Peter’s Basilica

Saint Peter’s Basilica is situated in Vatican City, the residence of Popes since 1377. The present church stands on the ruins of the ancient early Christian church dedicated to Peter, where the grave of the apostle is placed. The building of the new Basilica was decided by Niccolò V, but it was carried out by […]

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Borgo District

Domus Carmelitana is located in Borgo, the 14th district of Rome. Let’s find out a bit of history about this area located  between the Vatican City and Castel Sant’Angelo… The history of the district begins in ancient Rome, when the area, called Ager Vaticanus (name of Etruscan origin), housed villas and gardens, including the “horti Agrippina” and “Domitia […]

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Borghese Gallery

Located in the Villa Borghese, one of the main public park of Rome, the Galleria Borghese (Borghese Gallery), houses many sculptures and paintings from some of the best artist of the western art including Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Agnolo Bronzino,  Antonio Canova, Caravaggio, Raphael, Pieter Paul  Rubens, Titian. Among the masterpieces: Pauline Bonaparte by Canova, Sacred and Profane Love by Titian, The Deposition by Raphael, many […]

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Tiber River and Tiber Island

The Tiber is the third longest river in Italy and is the has achieved lasting fame as the main watercourse of the city of Rome, founded on its eastern banks. According to legend, the city of Rome was founded in 753 BC on the banks of the Tiber about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from the sea at Ostia. The island Isola Tiberina in […]

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Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain is the most famous fountain in Rome, built by the architect Salvi who made it in 1735 under Clemente II’s pontificate. The sculptures that compose it tell about various events linked to the discovery of the spring itself which the water that feeds the fountain comes from. In the middle of the monumental […]

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Pantheon

The Pantheon is without any doubt one of the best preserved ancient monuments in Rome. It is a wonderful example of the reutilization from a Christian perspective of a sacred building consecrated to all Gods. It stands in the heart of the ancient Campus Martius, in one of the lowest parts of Rome, and its […]

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Piazza di Spagna and Spanish Steps

This square is characterized by the big flight of steps of Trinità dei Monti, known as Spanish Steps, built in the XVIII century, at whose foot lays the elegant Fountain of Barcaccia by Pietro Bernini. On the top of the flight of steps you can see an Egyptian obelisk, behind which stands the Church of […]

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Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia stands at the foot of the Capitol Hill and houses the monumental “Altare della Patria” also known as Vittoriano, the monument in memory of the king Vittorio Emanuele II. The enormous building that dominates it, is built completely with marble, in the middle of which different bronze statues and bas-reliefs stand out. In the […]

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Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona rises on the ancient Domitian Stadium, whose elliptic shape it maintains. It is of one of the most beautiful and most famous squares in Rome, in which you can admire masterpieces by artists like Bernini, Borromini e Giacomo Della Porta, who were among the most important exponents of Baroque Art. In the square there […]

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Roman Forum

The Forum was, for the Roman culture, the aggregation point par excellence: the market, the tribunal, the most important religious buildings were within it. Every period had its forum, the Roman Forum was built in the republican age of Rome, but then it was enlarged in the Imperial age. The zone is quite large and the […]

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Piazza del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo was designed by Giuseppe Valadier at the beginning of the XIX century; it is considered as one of the best examples of neo-classical town planning in the Eternal City. From Domus Carmelitana, crossing the Tiber, you can easily reach this beautiful square, whose name derives from the Latin populus (aspen). It seems that […]

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Castel Sant’Angelo

Erected as Hadrian’s Mausoleum on the right bank of the Tiber between 130 A.D. and 139 A.D., it received the remains of succeeding emperors up to Caracalla. The original work was very different from the one you can see nowadays; its turning into a castle took place in the X century; in 1277 it became propriety of […]

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Colosseum

Its true name is Anfiteatro Flavio, everybody knows it by the name of Colosseum and it is the symbol itself of the city of Rome in the world. It was built in 72 A. D. by Vespasian and finished eight years after by his son Titus. The Colosseum (or Coliseum) was comparable, for its time, to our […]

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Capitoline Museums

The Capitoline Museums are one of the main museums of Rome, located on the top of Capitoline Hill. The creation of this group of art and archeological museums has been traced back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of bronze statues of great symbolic value to the People of Rome. Piazza del Campidoglio’s […]

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St. John Lateran’s Basilica

The Cathedral of St John Lateran (S. Giovanni in Laterano) is certainly one of the most ancient and most important of the Christianity after St. Pietro, because the principal Cathedral in Rome. There is the altar on which only the pope, bishop of Rome, can celebrate the Mass. As in every greater basilica, the entry is […]

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Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums, close to St. Peter’s Basilica, are one of the largest museum complex in the world. Founded in 1506 by Pope Julius II, the collections are staggeringly diverse and are essentially the legacy of the Popes who were not only fabulously rich, but also great patrons of the Arts. Egyptian antiquities, classical statues, Etruscan relics […]

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