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Things to see in Rome

Rome Attractions


Legend has it that Romulus founded Rome from the top of Palatine Hill in 753BC. With more than two millennia of history, the city offers a spectacular and unmatched array of sights and experiences.

Rome's most famous ancient attraction is the Colosseum, the great arena of the gladiators dating back to 80 AD. Nearby lies the Roman Forum, established in the 7th century BC, and now the ruins of what was once the social, political and commercial centre of the Roman empire. Next on the list of historic attractions is the Pantheon. Tourists enter the great church through massive bronze doors to marvel at the largest unreinforced concrete dome ever built. Watching the sun stream into the church through the oculus is an unforgettable experience.

Within Rome's borders lies the independent state of the Vatican City. The Vatican museums house one of the world's great art collections, culminating in Michelangelo's famous frescoes adorning the Sistine Chapel. Rising above these spectacular works of art is Italy's largest basilica, St Peters. Michelangelo was also the architect behind the soaring dome that looks down over St Peter's square and beyond.

Tourists still thirsting for art can visit the Museo e Galleria Borghese for paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael, and Tition, and sculptures by Bernini. The Capitoline Museums are the oldest public museums in the world, dating back to 1471, and house an incredible collection of sculptures.

Those tired out by the endless attractions can fall back into the Roman way of life. Wander the streets, relax at cafe's, and watch the world stroll by before heading to a pizzeria or trattoria for authentic Roman fare, gelato and of course a shot of strong Italian coffee.



Basilica di San Giovanni

The Basilica of St John Lateran was built in the 4th century by Constantine the Great and was the first church built…

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Capitoline Hill

Capitoline Hill was the original capital of Ancient Rome and continues to serve as the seat of the city's government.…

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Pantheon

The stately Pantheon is one of the world's most inspiring architectural designs; almost two thousand years after it was…

read more


Roman Forum (Foro Romano)

The site of Ancient Rome's commercial, political and religious centre rests in the valley between the Capitoline and…

read more


St Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro)

The Basilica lies above the reputed site of St. Peter's tomb. It has an overwhelming interior, containing notable sculptures…

read more


The Colosseum

Known to be one of the most impressive buildings of the Roman Empire, the Colosseum was the largest structure of its…

read more


The Spanish Steps and Piazza di Spagna

The graceful Spanish Steps, built in 1725, elegantly curve their way from the Piazza di Spagna to the Church of Santa…

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Trastevere

Separated from central Rome by the Tiber River, Trastevere is a picturesque medieval neighbourhood characterised by a…

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Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)

The tiny Piazza di Trevi has been immortalised through this fountain, built for Pope Clement XII. Arguably the most famous…

read more


Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel

The Vatican City is a remarkable entity in that it is an independent state administered by the Roman Catholic Church,…

read more


Villa Doria Pamphili Park

Rome is a busy, crowded city and it can be difficult to find some peace and quiet, or open spaces for exercise. The best…

read more

 


Things to see in Rome

Rome Attractions


Legend has it that Romulus founded Rome from the top of Palatine Hill in 753BC. With more than two millennia of history, the city offers a spectacular and unmatched array of sights and experiences.

Rome's most famous ancient attraction is the Colosseum, the great arena of the gladiators dating back to 80 AD. Nearby lies the Roman Forum, established in the 7th century BC, and now the ruins of what was once the social, political and commercial centre of the Roman empire. Next on the list of historic attractions is the Pantheon. Tourists enter the great church through massive bronze doors to marvel at the largest unreinforced concrete dome ever built. Watching the sun stream into the church through the oculus is an unforgettable experience.

Within Rome's borders lies the independent state of the Vatican City. The Vatican museums house one of the world's great art collections, culminating in Michelangelo's famous frescoes adorning the Sistine Chapel. Rising above these spectacular works of art is Italy's largest basilica, St Peters. Michelangelo was also the architect behind the soaring dome that looks down over St Peter's square and beyond.

Tourists still thirsting for art can visit the Museo e Galleria Borghese for paintings by Caravaggio, Raphael, and Tition, and sculptures by Bernini. The Capitoline Museums are the oldest public museums in the world, dating back to 1471, and house an incredible collection of sculptures.

Those tired out by the endless attractions can fall back into the Roman way of life. Wander the streets, relax at cafe's, and watch the world stroll by before heading to a pizzeria or trattoria for authentic Roman fare, gelato and of course a shot of strong Italian coffee.



Basilica di San Giovanni

The Basilica of St John Lateran was built in the 4th century by Constantine the Great and was the first church built…

read more


Capitoline Hill

Capitoline Hill was the original capital of Ancient Rome and continues to serve as the seat of the city's government.…

read more


Pantheon

The stately Pantheon is one of the world's most inspiring architectural designs; almost two thousand years after it was…

read more


Roman Forum (Foro Romano)

The site of Ancient Rome's commercial, political and religious centre rests in the valley between the Capitoline and…

read more


St Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro)

The Basilica lies above the reputed site of St. Peter's tomb. It has an overwhelming interior, containing notable sculptures…

read more


The Colosseum

Known to be one of the most impressive buildings of the Roman Empire, the Colosseum was the largest structure of its…

read more


The Spanish Steps and Piazza di Spagna

The graceful Spanish Steps, built in 1725, elegantly curve their way from the Piazza di Spagna to the Church of Santa…

read more


Trastevere

Separated from central Rome by the Tiber River, Trastevere is a picturesque medieval neighbourhood characterised by a…

read more


Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)

The tiny Piazza di Trevi has been immortalised through this fountain, built for Pope Clement XII. Arguably the most famous…

read more


Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel

The Vatican City is a remarkable entity in that it is an independent state administered by the Roman Catholic Church,…

read more


Villa Doria Pamphili Park

Rome is a busy, crowded city and it can be difficult to find some peace and quiet, or open spaces for exercise. The best…

read more