30 Places to Visit in Rome, Tourist Places & Top Attractions

Tourist Places to visit in Rome

Colosseum, Vatican City, Pantheon, Roman Forum, St. Peter's Basilica, Saint Peter's Square, Trevi Fountain, Basilica of St.John Lateran, Centro Storico, Spanish Steps and many more

Places to visit in Rome are often misunderstood to be just for art lovers. A city filled with ancient architecture and marvelous interiors, Rome can be at the top of any art lover's bucket list, but this isn't the only thing that attracts the visitors. Rome has several adventures for almost everyone including a hike on the highest mountains of Janiculum or enjoying a panoramic view of the whole city from the terrace of Piazza Venezia. Filled with so many amazing spots, and most of them being close to each other, this city can be easily explored on foot.

Including many obligatory landmarks, the Spanish steps are more famous and everyone must go and toss their coins in its Trevi Fountain. There are several tourist places in Rome, which overwhelm visitors with their breathtaking architecture and ancient ruins. From shopping plazas to street food places, Rome is actually divided into parts where each part presents something different.

The ancient attractions are located in the Colosseo district and the city’s outskirts hold Piazzas and museums. In Rome, you can relive the Bygone era in Borghese gallery and witness the masterpieces by artists in the National Roman Museum.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Rome:

Vatican City

Known officially as the State of the Vatican City, the Vatican happens to be the capital of the Roman Catholic Church. Making for the smallest independent country of the world, Vatican City is known popularly for its architectural marvels. Packed with historical and religious buildings, this small nation has a charm of its own. Vatican City was founded during the 326 A.D. With the growth of housing and population, the very first palace came into existence during the rule of Pope Symmachus in the fifth century. The Papal States flourished under the Roman Empire and encompassed a huge part of Italy.

However, after the Italian unification in the nineteenth century, the only surviving Papal State was that of the Vatican. Vatican City started being considered as an independent state after the Lateran Treaty was signed in the year 1929. At present, the Vatican is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the world.

Attracting history fanatics and pilgrims, the country brims with a myriad of amazing attractions including the Vatican Museums, the Vatican Gardens, the Sistine Chapel, and the Basilica of St. Peter. Tourism happens to be the primary source of revenue of Vatican City with the Vatican Museums bringing in more than 4.3 million visitors alone every year.

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Pantheon
The Pantheon is the most iconic landmark of Rome that has become a major crowd puller in recent days! It is an ancient monument which is famous for being the first pagan temple that has been transformed into a church! It has a mind-boggling history and has been reconstructed twice after being burned down by fires.

The architecture, which was applauded by even Michelangelo, is the reason why people from all over the world flood to see this marvel! Unlike other monuments, it has not fallen into ruins, probably because of the fine quality of the materials used for its construction. It is still relevant in the 21st century and is used for mass gatherings and weddings!

It is dedicated solely to St.Mary and it is touted to be the most well-preserved Roman building in the entire world. The mighty dome of the Pantheon is the single largest unreinforced  dome in the entire world. This monument is so celebrated that it has been the inspiration behind the design of a plethora of buildings throughout Europe, including the Belle Isle House in England.

The other reason Pantheon is well known is that the painting maestros Raphael and composer Arcangelo Corelli have been buried here. You can witness here two sources of light from the entry door and the oculus. The structure is built in such a way that light from the oculus goes around the room throughout the day in reverse sundial effect.
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Roman Forum

Roman Forum is an archaeological site in Rome with staggering ruins of ancient monuments, temples, government buildings, and public spaces. It was once the center for all religious, political, public and commercial activities of the Roman Empire and has now turned into a major tourist attraction of present-day Rome. The Roman Forum, also known as Forum Romanum in Latin is located in the heart of the ancient city. It is the most influential representation of the iconic Roman architecture where you can witness the remnants of the powerful Roman Empire and experience its splendor.

The ruins narrate countless stories of valor, alliance, deceit, conspiracy, victory, and defeat of one of the world’s oldest civilizations.Walking through the ruins, you can imagine life as it was around 20 centuries ago and gain unprecedented insights into the lives of Ancient Romans. In those times this multi-purpose site had served several royal purposes and was the most celebrated meeting place in the world for centuries.

After the Fall of the Roman Empire, the precious monuments on the Forum were torn down and its glory was scrambled. The Forum had been buried for centuries before it recovered to become one of the most visited archaeological sites. Today these mysterious remains attract more than 4.5 million visitors annually. If you are holidaying in Rome, a visit to the Roman Forum along with the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill will let you understand the Eternal City through its history.

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St. Peter's Basilica
Considered to be the center of Christendom, St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the major pilgrimage sites of the Vatican City. A home to many Renaissance and Baroque art, this iconic basilica is a major attraction for history lovers as it takes them in for a ride through the impressive Roman history. 

You can have a look at various monuments and sculptures created by many talented legendary artists. The most famous among them are the baldachin, Michelangelo’s Pietà by Bernini, a statue of St. Longinus, the tomb of Urban VIII, and the bronze cathedral of St. Peter.

St. Peter’s Basilica used to be the tallest building at the time it was built and presently, it is the church with the tallest dome in the world. The great height of the building provides a beautiful view of the entire city. 

The art in and around the church is unique and every part has a history of its own, conveying the visitors the story and richness of Christianity and Rome.

In the year 1984, St. Peter’s Basilica was enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica is historically associated with the Early Christian Church, the Protestant Reformation, the Papacy, and the Catholic Counter-Reformation. 

It has also been associated with a number of artists, especially Michelangelo. With so much to witness and so much to click, St. Peter’s Basilica indeed makes for a recommended visit in the Vatican.
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St. Peter’s square

St. Peter's Square, also known as the "Piazza San Pietro" is the gateway to the Vatican and is located in the heart of the city. Right in front of the square is located the St. Peter's Basilica, the world's second-largest Catholic church.

The Basilica and the Square, are both named after "Saint Peter", an apostle of Jesus, considered to be the first Pope. The Vatican City and the St. Peter's square holds much importance to the pilgrims of the Catholic faith.

The Vatican became the primary papal (Pope's) residence in 1378. It is one of the highlights of the square since visitors can see the papal apartments as well as the place from where the pontiff addresses the crowd. If you are in the city, you may also get a chance to see the Pope's weekly blessing that takes place at the square.

The design of the square resembles that of a keyhole. The square measures around 320 by 240m and has double-collonaded wings; the design represent s the 'motherly/maternal arms of the church' embracing and protecting the brethren.

At the centre of the square is an ancient Egyptian obelisk (tapered monolithic pillar). The entire square is opulent with its splendid architecture, including the Basilica. It also has a rich history that goes back a thousand years, making it one of the most visited places.

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Trevi Fountain

Fontana di Trevi, better known as the Trevi Fountain holds the first position in the list if Rome’s most celebrated monuments. Making for a classic symbol of this spectacular city, this fountain happens to be a major free attraction, propelling approximately 1,200 visitors every hour. Situated in the historic center of Rome, this sculptural monument is perched on a square close to the meeting point of  Via di S. Vincenzo, Via del Lavatore, and Via della Stamperia.

Built in the year 1762 and renovated in the year 2015 by Fendi, the iconic Trevi Fountain is famous all over the world as a conceptualized structure that shares a story with its spectators. Each relief and statue in the fountain is personified to manifest important characters. According to the custom, there is also a ritual associated with the fountain, which assures luck to the people throwing coins into its water.

The elegant and dreamy Trevi Fountain has not only attracted tourists, but it has also enticed a number of filmmakers to shoot at the location. According to most of the visitors, the fountain looks its best at night. The moon reflects its light in the basin of the fountain, the cobblestone shimmers, and the pure white marble sparkles due to the streetlights, making for an ideal romantic setting. That said, catching a glimpse of the fountain during sunrise makes for an exquisite sight as well. So, no matter when you pay a visit to this iconic piece of grandeur, just make sure to make the most out of the moment!

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Basilica of St. John Lateran
Known to be the most ancient church in the world, Basilica of St. John Lateran is one of the main tourist attractions in Rome. Built around the 4th century, this fascinating architecture is standing still even after going through various earthquakes, fires, and natural calamities. Rome, known for its beautiful architecture, has been blessed with this ancient holy place said to be the “Mother and head of all churches on earth”. Basilica of St. John Lateran is an essential spot for many pilgrims and is one of the most beautiful landmasses in Rome. 

Location: Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano, 4, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Timings:
9AM - 4:10PM

Entry fee: INR 800( € 10)
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Centro Storico
In the heart of the city where all the main attractions are located, stands a crossroad - Centro Storico, having a number of monuments telling their own stories. From popular Italian high street brands like Fendi, Gucci, and Versace, to on-the-spot brewed beers, this place offers an endless amount of things to see and activities to do. Centro Storico is also home to some famous art galleries like Spazio Rossana Orlandi and Galleria Deodato Arte.

All the main attractions of the city are located around this place, including a world-famous Hadrian’s Temple which was turned into a church. Centro Storico is also famous for its street food which can be enjoyed with a view of marvelous ancient architecture. In total, if you are looking for places to see in Rome, then you mustn't miss Centro Storico.

Location:
Centro Storico, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Timings:
Open 24x7

Entry fee:
Free
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Spanish Steps

Located on the pretty Piazza di Spagna (literally ‘Spanish Square’), the Spanish Steps is a much-loved spot in Rome for snap-happy travelers. The 135-steps stairway fans out in an irregular butterfly-like design. If you are an art connoisseur in Rome, the typical Roman Baroque-style architecture of the stairs is sure to capture your interests. Tourists also visit here to clamber up to the top of the stairwell from where you can find a brilliant, sweeping view of the Piazza down below.

At the peak of springtime in April, you will find the stairs bedecked with pink and purple azaleas blooming in all glory. The springtime also coincides with the myth of the birth of Rome- the Eternal City bringing vibrant festivities and large gatherings at the Spanish Steps. The iconic stairway of Rome happens to draw a lot of artsy people--painters, literateurs, models, and photographers, to its magnificent steps.

Any time of the day that you visit, people can be found making sketches, writing, or photographing on the stairs. Among the large body of painting, photography, and literature that the steps have inspired over time, you may remember it most notably from the 50’s hit rom-com Roman Holiday- starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. However, contrary to what was shown in the movie, lounging on the steps of the Spanish Stairs have recently come under a ban from the municipal authorities of Rome. Keep that in mind when you visit and don’t get fined!

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Santa Maria Maggiore
Sitting on the summit of Esquiline hill, this place displays varied architectural styles. Tourist places in Rome are often said to be just for art lovers, but Santa Maria Maggiore has much more to offer. Having different parts belonging to different centuries, Santa Maria Maggiore summarizes the most critical stages of Christianity in Rome. Known to be a spiritual place, Santa Maria Maggiore is more famous among the pilgrims as it evokes aura for prayers and meditation. With such a beautiful interior and great history, this place also provides a fantastic street view of primary markets in the city. 

Location: Piazza di S. Maria Maggiore, 00100 Roma RM, Italy

Timings: 7 AM - 6:30 PM

Entry fee: INR 240( €3 )
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Appian Way
Made as a route for military supplies, Appian way is a 370 KM long highway that connects Rome to Brindisi. Known as "the queen of long-distance roads", this highway offers varied, picturesque surroundings including many parks and historical sites. On its way towards the Appian mountain, this path goes through Christian catacombs, ruined roman monuments, and an ancient church. Being used by heavy vehicles and military stuff, this pathway is still intact today. Appian Way was Europe’s first superhighway, but now it has been turned into a tourist place in Rome. 

Location:
Rome to Brindisi

Timings: Open anytime

Entry fee: Free
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Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona is one of the largest and most beautiful piazza squares in Rome. This square is decorated with three lavish fountains, la Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, Fontana del Moro, and Fontana di Nettuno; churches, palaces of Roman architecture, and artworks, which make it one of the most attractive places for the tourists.

The street artists, painters, and musicians of the area add a lively atmosphere to the square that makes the place more attractive to visitors. The piazza is constructed on an ancient stadium of Rome, the Stadium of Domitian - where different athletic contests, sports, and festivals were performed and people used to gather there to enjoy those events.

In the last years of the 15th century, the place was declared as a public space and Novena Square was constructed. The square is oval-shaped and that’s because of the original shape of the stadium. Along with the luxurious architectural delights and history of the place, the square attracts people from different parts of the world to experience scenic beauty and artworks. 

A huge number of visitors also come to experience a pleasant hang out in a decorated piazza with tasty drinks or meals from the many restaurants that line the piazza and also enjoy the shopping in the nearby city market.
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 Palatine Hill
The Palatine is something of a green heaven. Once home to aristocrats and emperors, this hill is one of the tallest among “the seven hills”. Overshadowed by the fame of Colosseum, Palatine hill provides the fresh perspective of Rome and its history. This place has been a commercial, religious and political centre for many years. Known as the “first nucleus of the Roman Empire”, this place has hundreds of ruins and secret pathways making it one of the best places to visit in Rome.

Location: Middle of “the seven hills”

Timings: Always open

Entry fee: INR 1200( €14 ) for the sites on hill
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Borghese Gallery

A perfect place for art lovers, this gallery in Rome is a gem worth seeing. Housed in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana which is a magnificent 17th-century villa, this gallery holds some of Bernini's best masterpieces. Offering a compact course of Italian aesthetics, this is the most popular and crowded museum in the whole world. Due to the high level of visitings, the people are allowed in the batches of 350 for 2 hours. Time slots are strict here, and if wasted, reissuing of tickets needs to be done. There may be many places to visit in Rome, but this place having the world's greatest art collection should be at the top of the list.

Location:
Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5, 00197 Roma RM, Italy

Timings:
9AM - 7PM

Entry fee:
INR 500 - INR1100( €6 - €13)

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Baths of Caracalla
Built in the early 3rd Century, the Baths of Caracalla is an elaborate spa complex that hosted gymnasiums, libraries and elaborate gardens within its premises. The second-largest bathing complex in Rome, it could host thousands of people at once. 

What remains today are some of the brick walls and large vaults that have caved in, succumbing to the years. As you make your way towards the massive complex, you are met with immaculate gardens on both sides. Once landscaped to perfection, this vast stretch of gardens now see visitors sitting down and enjoying a picnic lunch.

The extensive ruins are farther inside, waiting to be explored. While most of it has withered beyond recognition, the sheer size of the remaining structure gives you a fair impression of its lost grandeur. Visitors can observe the large red-bricked walls and the intricate black and white mosaic used to line the floors, providing a brief glimpse into its past glory.

Though the ceiling has now caved in, parts of the grand pillars and the gigantic porticoes still remain and are accessible to visitors. An ode to Rome’s architectural excellence, the Baths of Caracalla once stretched across an area of 33,000 sq m.ft, adorned with giant granite columns and numerous frescoes.

Today, as we walk along with the perfectly maintained gardens and into the ruins, all we can do is imagine the Baths of Caracalla as it once were, in all its glory.
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Villa Farnesina
Built in the early 16th century as a summer house for a wealthy banker, this villa is fantastically frescoed from top to bottom. The owner hired some of the era’s best artists to design the interior,which resulted in making it a masterpiece. This Attraction in Rome is filled with some ancient ruins and architectural marvels, thus being a well-suited spot for art lovers.

Villa Farnesina is open to all visitors and you can even enter the Lavish rooms and main hall which has the famous Raphael Fresco known as “The Triumph of Galatea''. In this whole structure of the villa, you can sense how some architectural designs and pictorial decorations can be clubbed together to create such a huge landmark.

Location: Via della Lungara, 230, 00165 Roma RM, Italy

Timings: Monday to Saturday 9AM - 2PM

Entry fee: INR 400 - 1200(€5–15)
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National Roman Museum
A group of four museums at four different locations in Rome, the National Roman Museum is a heritage site. If you are interested in antiques, then this place is for you as these museums hold the antiques and historical artifacts from the fifth century BC.

All the museums are operated from different locations; thus, individual tickets are required. The place holds many exhibitions and festivals, making it a must-visit place. This attraction in Rome can be experienced in a better way by hiring audio guides which give you a tour in your own language.

Location: via Enrico de Nicola, 79 (Baths of Diocletian), largo di Villa Peretti 1 (Palazzo Massimo alle Terme), via Sant’Apollinare, 46 (Palazzo Altemps), via delle Botteghe Oscure, 31 (Crypta Balbi)

Timings:
9AM - 7:45PM

Entry fee: INR 500( €6 )
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Altar of the Fatherland
Altar of the Fatherland is a historical monument built in the honour of the first king of unified Italy. Famous with many names, this place is most commonly referred to as a roman wedding cake by the locals due to its cake-like shape. Being made with the best quality marble, the roof of this monument provides the best panoramic view of the city. Designed to be open for the public, this place can be enjoyed without any ticket if you're not climbing the rooftop. To get on the roof and enjoy the beautiful view of Rome, you will need to get a ticket. The heritage it holds makes it one of the best places to visit in rome.

Location: Piazza Venezia, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Timings: 9AM - 7PM everyday

Entry fee:  INR 800( € 10)
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Piazza Del Popolo

Piazza del Popolo is an oval-shaped square, which has been a great crowd puller for ages! It has been named after the famed church in one of its corners- the Santa Maria del Popolo church. It stands as a testament to the cultural beauty of Rome and displays Egyptian obelisks, churches, stained glass windows, and even a couple of Caravaggio paintings! At the center of the beautiful square is the Egyptian obelisk from Heliopolis, Egypt.

And surrounding it and further enhancing the glory of the structure are Egyptian lions, sphinxes, and intricately carved fountains. To the north of the plaza is a massive gateway called the Porta del Popolo, which serves as the entrance to the square. The other three sides of the plaza have roads leading into them, and the churches of Santa Maria del Miracoli and Santa Maria in Montesanto can be found on each of its junctions.

And looking down on the picturesque plaza from the east is the Pincio, the Pincian hill of Rome with its beautiful landscape and greenery. The plaza is a vehicle-free zone, and as a result of that, tourists can go about the place in a leisurely way, and locals can use it as a hassle-free zone for spending a day off.

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Trastevere
The 13th rione of Rome, Trastevere is a part of Municipio I with river Tiber on the west side, Vatican city on the south side and rione Borgo on the north side. Trastevere is one of the historic rione of Italy which has been in existence from 400-500 BC and has witnessed several wars and conflicts. 

Trastevere is popular for its beautiful buildings and compact lanes. It is one of those riones of Rome which has attracted more international tourists than national tourists. The colourful walls of the various buildings of the rione houses some of the oldest shops and cafes in the city. Trastevere is very popular as it is located very close to the places of Vatican City and the Colosseum. 

Trastevere has risen to immense popularity in recent years. Locals and citizens from all around the country visit the rione and often hop in the vintage shops and restaurants. For tourists who are looking for the perfect place to stay in Rome, the hotels in Trastevere are the best. Not only the location is perfect but also the facilities and prices are best for tourists. Trastevere is a perfect place to wander, stay and eat in the city. 
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Janiculum

Said to be a city of seven hills, Rome has more to offer than that. The eighth and the highest hill is Janiculum which is known for housing sacred woods and buildings related to worship. This area isn't accessible using public transport, but many bike rentals are available on the spot providing an unstoppable experience. This hill has various other locations on its top including a lighthouse that is open to all and many natural parks. These pleasant locations to stroll around make Janiculum a tourist place to visit in Rome.

Location:
Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi, 00165 Roma RM, Italy

Timings:
Open 24 hours

Entry fee:
Free

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Castel Sant'Angelo

Nestled on Tiber River’s banks, Castel Sant’Angelo proudly has its name among the most recognized monuments in Rome.  This alluring and strategically designed fortress has outbeated the rigorous test of time and stood majestically since its inception. Once built as a mausoleum, the building has catered to a number of purposes over the passage of time.

At the moment, this important building of Rome is home to the National Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo. This world-famous Romanian landmark offers visitors a sneak peek into its glorious history as a mausoleum, secret refuge as a Papal residence, and its dark past as a prison and execution ground.

Castel Sant’Angelo is divided into multiple sections and each part of the building lures visitors with its impressive resource. The different parts of the museum include The Bastions, Passetto di Borgo, Hadrian’s Mausoleum, the Pope’s apartments and the courtyard, Grande Loggia and Giretto, and finally the top terrace. The bastions form the gateway to the huge museum. The Passetto di Borgo happens to be walls forming the connection between Castel Sant’Angelo and Vatican City.

The passage’s entrance is still noticeable and occasionally the passage is opened for visitors during the summer season. The section of Hadrian’s mausoleum and the beautiful apartments of the pope is possible to notice even today from inside the castle. ‘La Grande’ Loggia and ‘Il Giretto’ happen to be the most amazing sections of the building, which are known for the views they offer. The terrace of the structure is considered as the crown of Castel Sant’Angelo, which offers enthralling views of the entire city below. From here, one can see a plethora of iconic architectural wonders of Rome, including St. Peter’s Basilica.

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Tempio Maggiore di Roma
Tempio Maggiore di Roma is a hub for cultural and tourist life in the city of Rome. Having a storied past of unexpectedly contemporary conceptual designs, Tempio Maggiore di Roma is Rome’s Jewish Ghetto and is one of the famous tourist places in Rome. Hidden in the heart of the town, this place is surrounded by multiple small local markets which offer the visitors with many handmade and farm products. Known for its kosher street food, Tempio Maggiore di Roma is a spiritual hub for many Jewish people from all around the world.

Location: Lungotevere de' Cenci, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Timings: 10AM to 5PM

Entry fee: Free
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Sistine Chapel

Rome is known to be a land which holds timeless pieces of history, and amongst that one of the historical treasures is the Sistine Chapel. Known as one of the masterpieces in the world, this chapel is admired by people coming from every corner. The Sistine Chapel is the last place of the entire Vatican Museum Tour and people eagerly wait to witness this architectural gem with their eyes. The name of the chapel came from the Pope Sixtus IV of the Della Rovere family who commissioned it. This chapel started building between the year of 1473 and 1481 during the mandate of Pope Sixtus IV. While the outside is magnificently designed , the interior of the chapel is surrounded by some of the priceless and rich elements which gives that perfect historical touch.

The inside of the Chapel features some of the 15th century decoration of the walls which is decorated by false drapes, the stories of Moses and Christ and the portraits of Pope. Alongside that the  chapel also boasts some of the beautifully painted architectural features which includes a cast of biblical characters which depicts the stories from the book of Genesis.

Just at the entrance there is a beautiful pavement to be admired along with a magnificent frescoed ceiling by Michelangelo. The outer side of the chapel gives an impression of a defensive structure which is guarding the masterpieces of history. The restoration of the Chapel was started during the 1990’s which demonstrated the amazing technical mastery of the artist. In the present day Sistine Chapel is treated as a seat of the conclave where the college of Cardinals choose a new pope. Know more about this incredible architecture which made history in Rome in the best possible way.

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Colosseum

In the heart of the city of Rome in Italy lies the icon of the city, the Colosseum which is the biggest amphitheatre ever built in the world. With its history dating back to 2000 years, this magnificent monument was given the status of one of the seven wonders of the modern world on 7th July 2007.

The place attracts 6 million tourists every year. Visiting this remarkable place, travellers feel transported from century to century listening with awe to the stories of this seemingly timeless monument. Standing still in its glory, this monument has faced devastation several times by fire, earthquakes and vandalism over the years.

Inaugurated in A.D. 80 by Emperor Titus, the place was known as Flavian Amphitheater, the name “Flavian”, deriving from the name of the Flavian dynasty who built this as a gift to people of Rome. The name Colosseum was later on named after the huge Colossus of Nero which stood nearby.

Apart from being a tourist attraction, this monument also has a link with the Roman Catholic Church. On the day of Good Friday every year, thousands join the “Way of Cross” procession which starts from the area around the Colosseum with the Pope leading it with a torch lit.

The place also symbolises the international campaign against capital punishment. As a gesture against death sentences, the local authority changes the colour of night illumination of Colosseum from white to golden whenever a person condemned to death gets a release or gets death sentence waived off.

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Piazza di Spagna
Located at the bottom of Pincio hill, Piazza di Spagna is a crossroads in the middle of Rome and is connected to its surroundings by a sweeping staircase. Being a favorite hangout spot of scholars and artists since the fourteenth century, this place used to be surrounded by a small series of unique buildings. The staircase, also known as the Spanish steps has Trevi fountain on its bottom which is famous among tourists for tossing coins in its holy water.

Piazza di Spagna is governed by the church of Trinità dei Monti and is considered as a holy place. Being surrounded by such marvelous architecture, Piazza di Spagna is one of the best places to see in Rome.

Location: Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma RM, Italy

Timings: Open 24×7 

Entry fee: Free
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Circus Maximus
Circus Maximus owes its significance to being a chariot racing stadium which was built around 6th century BC. It is in Via Del Circo Massimo and lies between Palatine and Aventine hills. Much of the stadium is destroyed today, mainly due to fire and negligence of successive regimes.

However, in its place stands a vast grassy field which has been converted to a beautiful park. Today locals use this park to relax, play games or enjoy a picnic. Tourists can take a leisurely walk around the park and enjoy the scenery all around.

Some relics like the obelisk of the ancient stadium still stand. One can easily visualize the way chariot races were held and held people captive. It is an interesting place to visit and reminisce about the ancient times. One can look at the ruins and take a break from a busy city life.

It was the citadel of Roman culture and was the centre for all activities ranging from sports to cultural functions. Over the centuries, the Circus has seen the ravages of time. Fire, war, and flooding have systematically destroyed what had once been the main place for everything Roman.

During excavation, a lot of miniature statues and artefacts have been found which bore the stamp of the grandeur of the era gone by. Today, the site is a popular public park.
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Piazza Venezia
Piazza Venezia the name itself brings to our minds a plethora of figures starting from the fascist dictator of history Benito Mussolini to the popular actor Albert Sordi. The square got its name derived from the historical papal palace built by the Venetian Cardinal Pietro Barbo (later known as Pope Paul II).

As you step into the square, the first thing to grab your attention is the gigantic white marble monument called the Victtoriano. The distinguished monument houses a museum and offers a splendid view of the city of Rome from its terrace. The piazza was built in the 18th century but later many of its historical buildings were demolished for reconstructing the monumental square.

Piazza Venezia is one of the major crossroads in the city of Rome where the main streets such as Via del Corso, Via Nazionale and others meet each other. Located geometrically at the centre of Rome and the foot of the Capitoline Hill, Piazza Venezia meets with several converging routes leading to the highlighted spots of the city.

The prominent buildings of the square are the monument of Victor Emmanuel II, Palazzo Bonaparte (the erstwhile home of Napoleon Bonaparte’s mother), Palazzo delle Aste, Assicurazioni Generali and San Marco Church. Apart from its historical monuments, Piazza Venezia is also the hub of international fashion trends.

In this square you will come across an array of retail shops of the world-class fashion designers such as Armani, Gucci, Swarovski and others. Know more about this fascinating ancient city its history and culture from the details given below.
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Capitoline Museums
Rome, being the favorite place of art lovers, offers a number of museums which are all one of a kind. Considered to be the world's first public museum, Capitoline Museums are a chain of art galleries in Rome established in 1471. Known for its multiple marble statues, the most famous of them all is the "Altar of the Fatherland". This place also hosts some bronze statues whose quality is still the way it used to be in the fifteenth century. In Rome, tourist places are often considered to be some beautiful places without crowds, but in reality, they attract a large number of people from all over the world.

Location: Piazza del Campidoglio, 1, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Timings: 9:30AM - 7:30PM

Entry fee: INR 1700-INR 2000( €20-€25)
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Vatican Museums
Rome’s most popular tourist destination, Vatican Museum is known for its extensive interior and eye-catching architecture. Building of these museums and sculptures started when the Laocoon group decided to build a museum made of whole marble. During its first 10-20 years, this place was a private property, but now it is considered to be a national historical and heritage place, making it open for all. There is so much to see in this museum that every time you visit, you can see something new. There are various tourist attractions in Rome,  but these 460 paintings made by famous artists like Raphael, Leonardo Da Vinci and Caravaggio are a major attraction. Just by taking a 25-minute drive from the city of Rome, you can easily experience the marvels of this under-visited place.

Location:
Vatican city

Timings:
9AM - 5PM(Monday to saturday)

Entry fee:
INR 2300( €28 )
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I was having a bit of trouble regarding the booking but thrillophilia executives helped me. They got in touch with me quickly right after my inquiry and helped me make the booking, happy with the services.
It was my dream to visit the Leonardo da Vinci museum. I am a great fan of his work. The ticket was at a very good price at thrilophilia so I booked it instantly.
I am glad I booked best of Rome all-access pass. It really gave me all access to all the places and fast entry to all the sites. I saved a lot of time and money.
I saved a lot of money due to this pass. I wanted to visit all the places of rome and i am very interested in history. Best of rome all access pass gave me free entry to many palaces.
Roma pass was very useful for us. we got free access to all public transports and got discounts on multiple entry ticket. Would definitely recommend it.
Money saver! I feel like I saved a lot by booking this package Great experience
You will need this milan hop on hop off tour in Milan. The audio guide helped me a lot with understanding the city. There was also free wifi on the bus. I enjoyed a lot on the tour.
I had a lot of luggage with me and i was worried about how will i take the luggage to the hotel. But they provided me with a spacious car with lots of room for luggage. I reached my hotel very easily.
Shared Rome airport transfers is a must book package. It is cheaper than the airport taxi. Great offer from Thrillophilia.
I was worried about how will I get to my hotel from the airport as my hotel was a bit out of the city. but this shared airport transfer in Rome helped me reach to my hotel. thanks to the driver and thrillophilia

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