Things to do & see in Rome

Explore Rome, the Eternal City and its heritage that embraces you. An open museum where you will be amazed behind every corner.

July 31, 2015

Explore Rome

All streets lead to Rome. And no other city has so much history and is considered not only by the locals, an open museum. Strolling through the streets, you will discover something new behind every corner and can never see it all.

Start with out Top 10 to make sure you have seen the most important, world famous sights of Rome, before discovering our secret spots that we will unveil soon.

The Top 10 in the Eternal City

Here are ten places not to be missed in the oldest European capital.

1. Colosseum

Also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, is an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome and located a few steps from the Roman Forum. The Colosseum could host up to 80,000 spectators and it was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles.

2. Piazza Venezia

Wanted by Pope Paul II includes the famous Palazzo Venezia, that hosted the embassy of the Republic of Venice in Rome and the majestic Altare della Patria, dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II, first king of Italy.

3. Piazza Navona

Built by the genius of Bernini and Borromini, is a magnificent example of the finest Baroque art. It was wanted by Pope Innocent X as a symbol dedicated to his family.

4. Pantheon

Built under Emperor Augustus and rebuilt under Hadrian, first was dedicated to all gods of all ages and during the 7th century was converted in Cristian church.

5. Basilica di San Pietro

Inside the Vatican, the basilica was built during the Late Renaissance, by Bramante, Michelangelo, Maderno and Bernini. It is the biggest Christian church in the world.

6. Vatican Museums

Commissioned by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century, are located within Vatican City and host the most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world, first of all the Sistine Chapel decorated by Michelangelo and the Stanze della Segnatura decorated by Raphael.

7. Fontana di Trevi

Located in the Quirinale district and shows Neptune, god of the sea who rides a shell-shaped chariot pulled by two sea horses, a statue representing Abundance and another one represents Salubrity.

8. Piazza di Spagna

Located at the end of the fashionable Via Condotti and at the bottom of the Spanish Steps. A few steps far away there is Palazzo di Spagna, seat of the Embassy of Spain. In the middle of the square you can find Fontana della Barcaccia, built by Bernini during the baroque age.

9. La bocca della verità

A sculpted marble image, a man-like face, situated in the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin. According to a medieval legend, if one told a lie with one’s hand in the mouth of the sculpture, it would be bitten off.

10. Gianicolo

Famous hill of Rome. From this point you can admire a wonderful sight of the eternal city. Here you can see Tempietto del Bramante, the most representative example of Renaissance architecture and Fontanone.

Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center

Ingenuity and intuitive service make our hotel a favored place for meeting, socializing, and relaxing, with an innately Italian flair.

Sheraton Parco De' Medici Rome

Surrounded by a 27-hole golf course, this country-style hotel is near the new Trade Fair and only a short ride to Rome and the airport.

The St. Regis Rome

Built in 1894, it's a timeless haven of renewed charm. Precious, sumptuous interiors, exceptionally chic, uncompromising bespoke service.

Villa Erba and Visconti: When cinema reflects on Como lake water

Villa Erba is one of the main characteristic villas on Lake Como. Luchino Visconti, one of Italy's best known directors, spent much of his life here. He decided to shoot one of the world cinema masterpieces, called Ludwig.

The Origins of Panettone and Pandoro

The deliciousness of Panettone and Pandoro has made a trademark of the Italian culinary tradition, much appreciated in most of Europe. Discover its history and the differences that characterize these two delicacies.

The Italian culinary traditions during Festive Days

Enjoy the culinary italian tradition around Christmas period, that gathers family and friends under the same roof. Discover the characteristic dishes and taste the unique diversity of the typical flavours of these festive days.