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Things to Do in Rome

Imperial Forum

Explore the grandeur of the Imperial Forum, an ancient archaeological complex in Rome, Italy. Once the epicenter of Roman life, this remarkable site features a series of majestic ruins, including temples, basilicas, and triumphal arches. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architecture of ancient Rome as you stroll through the expansive forum. A must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and travelers seeking to unravel the remnants of Rome's glorious past and the cultural legacy that continues to captivate visitors from around the world.

Capuchin Crypt Rome

The Capuchin Crypt in Rome is one of the most unique and fascinating sites. The crypt is entirely decorated with bones and skulls of more than 4,000 individuals. It is a series of chapels that are built underneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione Dei Cappuccin, which is also sometimes called the ‘Bone church of Rome’.

Palazzo Massimo alle Terme Rome

The Palazzo Massimo alle Terme is one of the four structures of the National Roman Museum and is known to feature some of the best archaeological, architectural, and classical art and craft collections in the world. Constructed in a Neo-Renaissance style, the palace laid its foundations in 1883 and is home to several interesting exhibitions. 

Villa Doria Pamphili Rome

A historically significant monument, Villa Doria Pamphili is the biggest landscaped public park in Rome, dating back to the 17th century. Located in Gianicolo, Monteverde, this villa served as a family home for the Pamphili lineage, which died out during the 18th century. Filled with several statues and ornaments, Villa Doria Pamphili is a perfect getaway with your friends and family. 

Musei di Villa Torlonia Rome

Musei di Villa Torlonia is a spectacularly designed museum, that offers an insight into the 19th-century art and lifestyle of Roman Nobles. The museums include Casino Nobile, Casina Delle Civette, Casino Dei Principi, and Serra Moresca, as well as a lovely English landscape garden. A nice collection of stained glass, sculptures, paintings, artifacts, and other treasures make these museums enticing for both art and history enthusiasts.

Centrale Montemartini Rome

The Centrale Montemartini is a remarkable example of industrial archaeology turned museum. Residing inside the complex of the Musei Capitolini, this art museum is unique because of its setting of displaying ancient collections in the background of the first electrical power plant. It has a sizable collection of classical sculptures discovered during the excavations in Rome at the end of the 19th and the start of the 20th century.

Apostolic Palace

Embark your presence at the famous Apostolic Palace, also known as the summer home of Popes. This castle is famously known for its extravagant grandeur, where Pope spent most of his life. It is a 17th-century villa housing lavish rooms, balconies, private gardens, fountains and other attractions. Get ready to spend some time in the Pope's private space at Apostolic Palace.

Bioparco di Roma

Bioparco di Roma is one of the most famous zoological gardens in Rome that is best known for its animal-friendly enclosures. During your visit, you will come across about 1200 animals from 200+ different species. This zoo was created for public enjoyment and amusement, in contrast to other zoos of the time that primarily served scientific purposes.

Catacombs of St. Callixtus Rome

The Catacombs of St. Callixtus is one of the oldest cemeteries in the old city of Rome where Christians used to be buried. The cemetery complex spans over five floors and it is believed that more than half a million Christians were buried here, including 16 popes and countless martyrs. In the 3rd century AD, it was also the official cemetery of the Roman church.

Trajan’s Market Rome

Also known as Mercati di Traiano, Trajan's market is an open space area in the ruins of Rome, situated in the Via Dei Fori Imperiali. This market is also popular as the oldest of the shopping malls around the world, filled with several shops and apartments. You can also visit the ancient library, and explore the marble floors housed here. 

Domus Aurea Rome

The Domus Aurea is the great emperor Nero's palace of residence and is regarded as one of history's most lavish buildings. It is often referred to as the "golden house" and emphasizes the magnificence of hundreds of rooms, priceless mosaics, and more that have stood the test of time. The fort was constructed on Oppian Hill and includes ponds, fountains, and an artificial lake too

Vatican City
Vatican City, one of the major attractions for Roman Catholic Churches, is a well-known region for its magnificent buildings and rich heritage. This tiny country is full of historical and religious structures and has its unique charm that offers many picturesque sights. Some of the tourist and pilgrimage centers include the Sistine Chapel, the Basilica of St. Peter, and the Vatican Museum.
Roman Forum
Visit the ancient Roman Forum which served as the focal point of daily life and as a venue for public gatherings, trials, elections, and gladiatorial combat. The Forum housed the largest temples and monuments in the city under the Roman Empire. It was abandoned following the fall of the Roman Empire and its ruins became a tourist destination for all history lovers.
St. Peter's Basilica
St. Peter’s Basilica, known as one of the holiest catholic shrines in the world, best depicts Vatican City and Christianity and is a must-visit in Rome. Built on St. Peter’s tomb, it boasts the world’s tallest dome and is a remarkable representation of Renaissance architecture. A trip to St. Peter’s Basilica will leave you in awe of its grandeur, elegance, and spiritual vibes.
National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace
St. Peter’s Square

Saint Peter’s Square is not only one of the most important tourist spots in Rome but it is also one of the most beautiful and largest squares in the entire wide world. This square is particularly renowned for its sheer size and is believed that during more noticeable events, this square has managed to hold more than 300,000 people at once.

Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain in Rome is a magnificent Baroque masterpiece and one of the city's most iconic landmarks. Designed by Nicola Salvi and completed in the 18th century, it features a grand façade adorned with sculptures depicting sea gods and mythical creatures. Visitors toss coins into the fountain, believing it ensures a return trip to Rome.

Basilica Of St. John Lateran

Basilica of St.John Lateran is a Catholic cathedral church located on the outskirts of Rome, Italy. It is known to be the world's most ancient church, constructed during the 4th century. The main attraction of this church is its incredible building and lavish interior, which fascinates the attraction of visitors traveling to Rome. 

Centro Storico

Centro Storico is one of Rome's must-visit historic centers with a dense maze of cobbled alleyways, Renaissance palaces, antique ruins, and baroque piazzas. Get a perfect escape into the hustling streets and shop for high-end brands like Versace and Gucci. The delightful walking stroll around talented local musicians and themed restaurants add to the nighttime experience.

Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps are a popular destination in Rome with a 135-step staircase arranged in an erratic butterfly-like pattern. The Spanish Steps is a popular tourist spot to gather and mingle with local musicians, photographers, and artists. Witness old baroque-style fountains and Roman Catholic churches along the picturesque area, from Piazza di Spagna to Piazza Trinità dei Monti. 

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Giorgia Croci
Reviewed: 14 May 2023
5.0/5
Really enjoyed it
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Ronald Wielink
Reviewed: 15 Nov 2023
4.0/5
Ordering of the tickets went well, a bit confusing that it's a multiple steps process with some time between the ordering and the final confirmation of the tickets (not huge but in this time of instant gratification a bit confusing). Also note that you need to go to the tickets desk inside the muse... Read More
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Melike Cakir
Reviewed: 26 Aug 2023
5.0/5
Varican museum and Sistina chapel eas perfect. Buying skip the line ticket really helped us because when we arrived there, we saw very long queue. Advanced tickets are always the best.
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Amy Hall
Reviewed: 03 Nov 2022
5.0/5
The staff were welcoming and approachable. Whole experience went off without a hitch. Thank you! 
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Caleb Zamora
Reviewed: 21 May 2023
5.0/5
Bit hard to understand but pretty much great 👍
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Madhuri Gulabani
Reviewed: 23 Oct 2023
5.0/5
The whole process was easy, we skipped the line and it was hassle free. Highly recommend it.
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