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.
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.
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.
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.
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.