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10 things to see in Rome

Top 10 places to see in the Eternal City

It is not an easy task selecting only a few places to visit in Rome. Every church, every fountain, every garden, every museum or monument of the Eternal City is one of the best places to visit in Rome, a significant spot because realized in a particular historical moment or by a famous artist or simply because it is a place that has become a symbol of Rome and of its beauty.

If you are looking for what to see in Rome, take a look of our Top 10 places to visit in the city and some useful information about these not to be missed spots.

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Our list of the best places to visit in Rome could only start with the Colosseum, the symbol of the ancient Rome, two thousand years of history carved in these stones. The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater ever built, an invaluable treasure protected by UNESCO since 1980 and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Things to see in Rome: Piazza Navona

Among the many squares of Rome, Piazza Navona has earned a place in the top 10 best places to visit in Rome because, in one shot, you will discover three main monuments of the ancient Rome: the monumental square once the Stadium of Domitian; the Fountain of the Four Rivers in the middle of the square designed by Bernini and the Baroque Church Sant’Agnese in Agone completed by Borromini.

Things to see in Rome: the Basilica and St. Peter's Square

Symbol of the Vatican State, the St. Peter's Basilica and its square are located on the edge of the old town of Rome and mark the border between the two states. Anyone will tell you that the St. Peter's Basilica, independently of your religious orientation, is one of the top 5 places to visit in Rome. It is still one of the largest churches in the world, which rises in all its grandeur with the dome designed by Michelangelo. In the Piazza, to frame the Basilica on two sides, 284 Doric columns and eighty-eight travertine pillars. Kept in St. Peter’s Basilica, the touching the Pietà, a world-famous work of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo.

Things to see in Rome: the Roman Forum

Along with the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill, the Roman Forum is the most visited site in Italy. In the ancient Rome, among greenery and art, the Roman Forum was the political, religious and commercial center. It consists of the Temple of Vespasian, the arch of Septimius Severus, the Temple of Saturn just to cite the main examples.

Things to see in Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo and its bridge

Also known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian, Castel Sant'Angelo (the Castle of the Holy Ange)l is located on the right bank of the Tiber River in front of the bridge bearing the same name, a spectacular location on the river marked by the Bernini’ angels.

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Things to see in Rome: the Pantheon

The Pantheon is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings. It was a temple dedicated to all gods and built between 118 and 125 AD. The Pantheon offers a spectacular play of light thanks to a central opening (oculus) of 9 meters wide. During storms, a drainage system below the floor – which consists of 22 invisible holes - handles the rain that falls through the oculus. The Pantheon houses the remains of Vittorio Emanuele II, Umberto I, Margherita di Savoia and the Renaissance artist Raffaello Sanzio. In the surroundings, a lot of additional places to visit in Rome.

Things to see in Rome: the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

One of the largest and most interesting museum in the world could not miss in the top 10 places to visit in Rome. It actually consists of many museums as the Sistine Chapel, the most famous cultural and artistic treasures of the Vatican City.

Things to see in Rome: the Turtle Fountain and the Fountain of the Naiads
Things to see in Rome: Piazza di Spagna and the Spanish Steps

Piazza di Spagna with its infinite steps of “Trinita dei Monti” and the Barcaccia Fountain, is one of the most famous places in Rome. If you decide to visit the Eternal City on Christmas, pop in to admire its traditional nativity scene.

Things to see in Rome: the MACRO & the MAXXI

There are many museums in Rome and between the old and the new once, we have decided to dedicate the last position of this places to visit in Rome list to the most "modern and contemporary" museums. The MACRO is located close to Porta Pia; the MAXXI is placed in the Flaminio area.

10 things to do in Rome

  • Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain

  • Put the hand in the Mouth of Truth

  • Cross the Milvio Bridge

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