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Name Category Location
 
Ara Pacis Augustae
This vibrant monument of the imperial age has...
Memorials / Monuments Piazza Di Spagna
 
Arco di Costantino
This majestic arch was erected in AD 315 to...
Archaeological Sites Colosseum and Environs
 
Arco di Settimio Severo
One of the grandest triumphal arches erected by a...
Memorials / Monuments Roman Forum
 
Arco di Tito
Standing at the northern approach to the Palatine...
Memorials / Monuments Roman Forum
 
Basilica di Massenzio
Only about one-third of the original of this...
Archaeological Sites Roman Forum
 
Basilica di San Pietro
The world's largest church, built over the...
Religious Sites The Vatican
 
Campo de' Fiori
A bustling marketplace in the morning...
Squares Campo
 
Cappella Sistina
In 1508, the redoubtable Pope Julius II...
Religious Sites The Vatican
 
Capuchin Crypt
Not for the easily spooked, the crypt under the...
Religious Sites Quirinale
 
Casa di Augustus
First discovered in the 1970s and only opened in...
Houses / Mansions Palatine Hill
 
Casa di Livia
First excavated in 1839, this house was...
Houses / Mansions Palatine Hill
 
Case Romane del Celio
Formerly accessible only through the church of...
Archaeological Sites Celio
 
Castel Sant'Angelo
Standing between the Tiber and the Vatican, this...
Castles / Palaces Borgo
 
Catacombe di San Callisto
Burial place of many popes of the 3rd century,...
Cemeteries Via Appia Antica
 
Catacombe di San Sebastiano
The 4th-century church was named after the saint...
Cemeteries Via Appia Antica
 
Cimitero degli Inglesi
Reminiscent of a country churchyard, this famed...
Cemeteries Testaccio
 
Circo Massimo
From the belvedere of the Domus Flavia, you can...
Archaeological Sites Palatine Hill
 
Colonna di Traiano
The remarkable series of reliefs spiraling up...
Memorials / Monuments Imperial Forums
 
The Colosseum
The most spectacular extant edifice of ancient...
Archaeological Sites Colosseum and Environs
 
Comitium
The open space in front of the Curia was the...
Archaeological Sites Roman Forum
 
Crypta Balbi
The fourth component of the magnificent...
Museums / Galleries Jewish Ghetto
 
Curia
This large brick structure next to the Arch of...
Archaeological Sites Roman Forum
 
Domine Quo Vadis?
This church was built on the spot where tradition...
Religious Sites Via Appia Antica
 
Domus Augustana
In the Palazzi Imperiali complex, this palace,...
Houses / Mansions Palatine Hill
 
Domus Flavia
Domitian used this palace in the Palazzi...
Castles / Palaces Palatine Hill
 
Fontana delle Tartarughe
Designed by Giacomo della Porta in 1581 and...
Fountains Jewish Ghetto
 
Foro di Traiano
Of all the Imperial Fora complexes, Trajan's was...
Archaeological Sites Imperial Forums
 
Galleria Borghese
It's a real toss-up as to which is more...
Museums / Galleries Villa Borghese
 
Gianicolo
The Gianicolo is famous for offering panoramic...
Parks Trastevere
 
Il Gesù
The mother church of the Jesuits in Rome is the...
Religious Sites Campo
 
Keats-Shelley Memorial House
Sent to Rome in a last-ditch attempt to treat his...
Museums / Galleries Piazza Di Spagna
 
Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, or Altare della Patria
The huge white mass of the "Vittoriano" is an...
Memorials / Monuments Piazza Di Spagna
 
Musei Capitolini
Surpassed in size and richness only by the Musei...
Museums / Galleries Campidoglio
 
Musei Vaticani
Other than the pope and his papal court, the...
Museums / Galleries The Vatican
 
Museo delle Terme di Diocleziano
Though part of the ancient structure is now the...
Museums / Galleries Repubblica
 
Museo-Atelier Canova Tadolini
A gorgeous remnant of Rome's 19th-century...
Museums / Galleries Piazza Di Spagna
 
Palazzetto Zuccaro
The most amusing house in all of Italy, this...
Castles / Palaces Piazza Di Spagna
 
Palazzo Altemps
Containing some of the finest ancient Roman...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces Navona
 
Palazzo Colonna
Rome's grandest family built itself Rome's...
Museums / Galleries Piazza Di Spagna
 
Palazzo Corsini
A brooding example of Baroque style, the palace...
Museums / Galleries, Gardens / Arboretums Trastevere
 
Palazzo del Quirinale
Pope Gregory XIII started building this...
Castles / Palaces Quirinale
 
Palazzo Doria Pamphilj
Along with the Palazzo Colonna and the Galleria...
Museums / Galleries Piazza Di Spagna
 
Palazzo Farnese
The most beautiful Renaissance palace in Rome,...
Castles / Palaces Campo
 
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme
Come here to get a real feel for ancient Roman...
Museums / Galleries Repubblica
 
Palazzo Spada
In this neighborhood of huge, austere palaces,...
Museums / Galleries Campo
 
Pantheon
One of the wonders of the ancient world, this...
Religious Sites Navona
 
Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta
Peek through the keyhole of the Priorato di...
Squares Aventino
 
Piazza del Quirinale
This strategic location atop the Quirinal Hill...
Squares Quirinale
 
Piazza della Repubblica
Often the first view that spells "Rome" to weary...
Squares Repubblica
 
Piazza in Piscinula
One of Trastevere's most historic and...
Squares Trastevere
 
Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere
At the very heart of the Trastevere rione...
Squares Trastevere
 
Pincio
Redolent of the yesteryears of Henry James and...
Parks Villa Borghese
 
Piramide di Caio Cestio
This monumental tomb was designed in 12 BC for...
Memorials / Monuments Testaccio
 
Porta Maggiore
The massive 1st-century AD monument is not only a...
Memorials / Monuments Esquilino
 
Portico d'Ottavia
Looming over the Ghetto district, this huge...
Religious Sites Jewish Ghetto
 
Quattro Fontane
The intersection takes its name from its four...
Squares Quirinale
 
Roseto Comunale
As signified by the paths shaped like a menorah,...
Gardens / Arboretums Aventino
 
San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
Sometimes identified by the diminutive San...
Religious Sites Quirinale
 
San Clemente
One of the most impressive archaeological...
Religious Sites Celio
 
San Francesco a Ripa
Near Trastevere's southern end, this Baroque...
Religious Sites Trastevere
 
San Giovanni in Laterano
The official cathedral of Rome, it's actually San...
Religious Sites San Giovanni
 
San Luigi dei Francesi
San Luigi dei Francesi. A pilgrimage spot for art...
Religious Sites Navona
 
San Paolo fuori le Mura
For all its dreary location and dull exterior...
Religious Sites Testaccio
 
San Pietro in Montorio
Built partly on command of Ferdinand and...
Religious Sites Trastevere
 
San Pietro in Vincoli
Michelangelo's Moses, carved in the early 16th...
Religious Sites Monti
 
Sant'Agnese in Agone
Sant'Agnese in Agone. The quintessence of baroque...
Religious Sites Navona
 
Sant'Andrea al Quirinale
Designed by Bernini, this is an architectural...
Religious Sites Quirinale
 
Sant'Andrea della Valle
Topped by the highest dome in Rome (designed by...
Religious Sites Campo
 
Sant'Andrea delle Fratte
Copies have replaced Bernini's original angels on...
Religious Sites Piazza Di Spagna
 
Sant'Ignazio
Rome's largest Jesuit church, this 17th-century...
Religious Sites Piazza Di Spagna
 
Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza
The main facade of this eccentric Baroque church,...
Religious Sites Navona
 
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere
The basilica commemorates the aristocratic St....
Religious Sites Trastevere
 
Santa Maria del Popolo
Standing inconspicuously in a corner of the vast...
Religious Sites Piazza del Popolo
 
Santa Maria della Pace
Santa Maria della Pace. In 1656, Pietro da...
Religious Sites Navona
 
Santa Maria della Vittoria
Like the church of Santa Susanna across Piazza...
Religious Sites Repubblica
 
Santa Maria di Aracoeli
Sitting atop its 124 steps—"the grandest...
Religious Sites Campidoglio
 
Santa Maria in Cosmedin
Though this is one of Rome's oldest churches,...
Religious Sites Aventino
 
Santa Maria in Trastevere
Originally built sometime before the 4th century,...
Religious Sites Trastevere
 
Santa Maria Maggiore
The exterior of the church, from the broad...
Religious Sites Monti
 
Santa Maria sopra Minerva
Santa Maria sopra Minerva. The name of the church...
Religious Sites Navona
 
Santa Prassede
This small, inconspicuous 9th-century church is...
Religious Sites Monti
 
Santa Pudenziana
Outside of Ravenna, Rome has some of the most...
Religious Sites Monti
 
Santa Sabina
This Early Christian basilica demonstrates the...
Religious Sites Aventino
 
Santi Cosma e Damiano
Home to one of the most striking Early Christian...
Religious Sites Imperial Forums
 
Santi Giovanni e Paolo
Perched up the incline of the Clivus di...
Religious Sites Celio
 
Santi Quattro Coronati
One of those evocative cul-de-sacs in Rome where...
Religious Sites Celio
 
Santo Stefano Rotondo
This 5th-century church likely was inspired by...
Religious Sites Celio
 
Scala Santa
According to tradition, the Scala Santa was the...
Religious Sites San Giovanni
 
Sinagoga
This aluminum-roof synagogue has been the city's...
Religious Sites Jewish Ghetto
 
The Spanish Steps
That icon of postcard Rome, the Spanish Steps...
Squares Piazza Di Spagna
 
Teatro di Marcello
Begun by Julius Caesar and completed by the...
Archaeological Sites Jewish Ghetto
 
Tempio della Fortuna Virilis
A picture-perfect, if dollhouse-size, Roman...
Religious Sites Aventino
 
Tempio di Castore e Polluce
The sole three remaining Corinthian columns of...
Archaeological Sites Roman Forum
 
Tempio di Vesta
While just a fragment of the original building,...
Archaeological Sites Roman Forum
 
Tempio di Vesta
Long called the Temple of Vesta because of its...
Religious Sites Aventino
 
Terme di Caracalla
The Terme di Caracalla are some of Rome's most...
Archaeological Sites Aventino
 
Tomba di Cecilia Metella
For centuries, sightseers have flocked to this...
Cemeteries Via Appia Antica
 
Via Giulia
Still a Renaissance-era diorama and one of Rome's...
Neighborhoods / Streets Campo
 
Via Sacra
The celebrated basalt-paved road that loops...
Archaeological Sites Roman Forum
 
Villa Borghese
Parks Villa Borghese
 
Villa Farnesina
Villa Farnesina. Money was no object to the...
Castles / Palaces Trastevere
 
Villa Medici
Purchased by Napoléon to create an academy where...
Arts / Performance Venues Villa Borghese
 
Villa Torlonia
Built for aristocrats-come-lately, the Torlonia...
Castles / Palaces, Parks Repubblica

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