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Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Novana in Rome, Italy

The "Eternal City" is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Once the capital of western civilization, Rome has incredible antiquities, gorgeous piazzas, stunning fountains, great food, and an exhilarating ambiance.

During the time of the Roman Empire, the saying "All roads lead to Rome" was a truism and even today  the Eternal City displays the landmarks of Ancient Rome in a spectacular fashion.  For most visitors, the ruins of the Empire are the most popular of Rome's numerous sightseeing attractions.

However, Rome is more than a collection of stunning antiquities.  It is a vibrant, modern city that offers fine shopping, exciting nightlife, excellent restaurants, fantastic art galleries and delightful coffee bars. When visiting Rome, you will be surrounded by  numerous opportunities to explore fascinating, unique venues.

Our Guide to Rome

Touring Rome can be complicated, as there are so many things to see and do that you will run out of time before you run out of  famous attractions to explore.  In order to help you plan your trip to Rome, we have grouped the best places to visit in Rome into topical categories designed to narrow you choices to the types of attractions of most interest to you. 

Click on a category below to begin your exploration of Rome

Ancient Rome
Rome's Glorious Piazzas and Fountains
Rome's Museums
Rome's Vatican City
Rome's famous churches
Touring Tactics
Shopping
Day Trips 

Alternatively, if you want to find out about a specific attraction and know its name, look for it below in our index to the best places to visit in Rome.

 

Index of Major Attractions Covered

 Ancient Rome Best Piazzas and  Fountains  Best Museums  The Vatican

The Colosseum
The Forums and Palatine Hill
Capitoline Hill
The Pantheon
Castlel Sant'Angelo
Baths of Caracalla
Catacombs of St. Callixtus
Column of Marcus Aurelius
Ponte Fabricio
Rome's Seven Hills

Trevi Fountain
Piazza Navona
Spanish Steps
Piazza Venezia
Piazza del Popolo
Obelisks  


The Vatican Museums       
Galleria Borghese
Galleria Doria Pamphilj
The Capitoline Museum
Galleria Barberini
Corsini Gallery
Palazzo Venezia
Museum of Roman Civilization
National Museum of Rome
Imperial Forums Museum


Papal Audience
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Square
Vatican Museums
The Vatican Gardens
 Best Churches  Best Shopping  Maps  One-Page Guides*

St. Peter's
St. John Lateran
Santa Maria Maggiore
St. Paul Outside the Walls
Santa Maria in Trastevere
Santa Maria del Popolo
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
Santa Maria ad Martyres
San Clemente
San Ambrogio e Carlo
Trinta dei Monti
Santa Sabina
Santa Maria in Aracoeli
Santa Maria degli Angeli
Sant Andrea al Quirinale

Stores
Markets

Best Places To Visit in Rome
Map of the Roman Forums
Museums Map
Churches Map
Shopping Map
Day Trips Map

The Colosseum
The Imperial Forum
The Roman Forum
Capitoline Hill
Castel Sant"Angelo
Pantheon
Baths of Caracalla
Trevi Fountain
Piazza Navona
Piazza del Popolo
Piazza Venezia
The Spanish Steps
St. Peter's Basilica
The Vatican Museums.
Best Day Trips

Ostia Antica
Villa d"Este
Villa Adriana

* The index above provides a link to the section of our Guide to Rome where the topics listed are initially described.  For the most popular attractions in Rome we provide detailed mini-guides, usually a page in length, that include additional information on the attraction, its history and why it should be on your list of must-see places in Rome. These especially noteworthy attractions are shown above in the column heading with the pink background titled One-Page Guides.

 

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Rome's Churches
Touring Tactics
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Day Trips

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

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Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

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Pompeii and Amalfi Coast Small Group Day Trip from Rome

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Capri Day Trip from Rome

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Ancient Rome
Rome's Glorious Piazzas
Rome's Museums
Rome's Vatican City
Rome's Churches
Touring Tactics
Shopping
Day Trips

Best Places to Visit in Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
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