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Name Category Location
 
Basilica Emilia
Once a great colonnaded hall, this served as a meeting place for...
Archaeological Sites Roman Forum
 
Basilica Giulia
The Basilica Giulia owes its name to Julius Caesar, who ordered...
Archaeological Sites Roman Forum
 
Belvedere Tarpeo
In ancient Roman times, traitors were hurled from here to their...
Archaeological Sites Campidoglio
 
Biopark
Especially good for a day out with the children, this zoo has...
Museums / Galleries Villa Borghese
 
Carcere Mamertino
The Mamertino has two subterranean cells where Rome's enemies...
Historic Districts / Sites Campidoglio
 
Circo di Massenzio
Of the Circus of Maxentius, built in AD 309, remain the towers...
Archaeological Sites The Catacombs and Via Appia Antica
 
Colonna di Foca
The last monument to be added to the Forum was erected in AD...
Memorials / Monuments Roman Forum
 
Colonna di Marco Aurelio
Inspired by Trajan's Column, this 2nd-century AD column is composed...
Memorials / Monuments Corso and Spagna
 
Domus Aurea
Legend has it that Nero famously fiddled while Rome burned. Fancying...
Archaeological Sites Colosseum and Environs
 
Fontana della Barcaccia
At the center of Piazza di Spagna and at the bottom of the Spanish...
Fountains Spagna
 
Fontana delle Api
Decorated with the famous heraldic bees of the Barberini family...
Fountains Quirinale
 
Fontanone dell'Acqua Felice
When Pope Sixtus V completed the restoration of the Acqua Felice...
Fountains Repubblica
 
Foro di Augusto
These ruins, along with those of the Foro di Nerva, on the northeast...
Archaeological Sites Imperial Forums
 
Foro di Cesare
To try to rival the original Roman Forum, Julius Caesar had this...
Archaeological Sites Imperial Forums
 
Gagosian Gallery
One of the most prestigious modern art galleries opened this...
Fountains Spagna
 
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna
This massive white Beaux Arts building, built for the 1911 World...
Museums / Galleries Villa Borghese
 
Giardini Vaticani
Neatly trimmed lawns and flower beds extend over the hills behind...
Gardens / Arboretums The Vatican
 
Globe Theater
Directed by prolific Roman actor Gigi Proietti, this theater...
Arts / Performance Venues Villa Borghese
 
MACRO
Formerly known as Rome's Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery...
Museums / Galleries Repubblica
 
Museo Mario Praz
On the top floor of the Palazzo Primoli—the same building (separate...
Museums / Galleries Navona
 
Museo Napoleonico
Housed in an opulent collection of velvet-and-crystal salons...
Museums / Galleries Navona
 
Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
The world's most outstanding collection of Etruscan art and artifacts...
Museums / Galleries Villa Borghese
 
Museo Palatino
The Palatine Museum charts the history of the hill from Archaic...
Museums / Galleries Palatine Hill
 
Oratorio dei Filippini
Housed in a baroque masterwork by Borromini, this former religious...
Religious Sites Navona
 
Orti Farnesiani
Alessandro Farnese, a nephew of Pope Paul III, commissioned the...
Gardens / Arboretums Palatine Hill
 
Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne
Following the shape of Emperor Domitian's Odeon arena, a curving...
Castles / Palaces Navona
 
Palazzo Mattei di Giove
Graceful and opulent, the arcaded, multistory courtyard of this...
Castles / Palaces Ghetto
 
Palazzo Senatorio
During the Middle Ages this city hall looked like the medieval...
Government Buildings Campidoglio
 
Palazzo Venezia
Centerpiece of the eponymous piazza, this palace was originally...
Museums / Galleries Corso and Spagna
 
Piazza di Pasquino
This tiny piazza takes its name from the figure in the corner...
Squares Navona
 
Piazza Venezia
The geographic heart of Rome, this is the spot from which all...
Squares Corso and Spagna
 
Ponte Sant'Angelo
Angels designed by baroque master Bernini line the most beautiful...
Bridges / Tunnels The Vatican
 
Porta del Popolo
The medieval gate in the Aurelian walls was replaced in 1561...
Piazza del Popolo
 
Porta Pinciana
Framed by two squat, circular towers, the gate was constructed...
Architectural Sites Villa Borghese
 
San Giovanni dei Fiorentini
Imbued with the supreme grace of the Florentine Renaissance...
Religious Sites Campo
 
San Gregorio Magno
Set amid the greenery of the Celian Hill, this church wears its...
Religious Sites Celio
 
San Saba
Formerly a monastery founded by monks of the order of San Saba...
Religious Sites Aventino
 
Sant'Agostino
Caravaggio's celebrated Madonna of the Pilgrims—which scandalized...
Religious Sites Navona
 
Santa Francesca Romana
This church, a 10th-century edifice with a Renaissance facade...
Religious Sites Roman Forum
 
Santa Maria Antiqua
The earliest Christian site in the Forum was originally part...
Religious Sites Roman Forum
 
Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
The curving brick facade on the northeast side of Piazza della...
Religious Sites Repubblica
 
Santa Maria dei Miracoli
A twin to Santa Maria in Montesanto, this church was built in...
Religious Sites Piazza del Popolo
 
Santa Maria in Montesanto
One of the two bookend churches on the eastern side of Piazza...
Religious Sites Piazza del Popolo
 
Santa Maria in Vallicella/Chiesa Nuova
This church, also known as Chiesa Nuova (New Church), was built...
Religious Sites Navona
 
Scuderie del Quirinale
Directly opposite the main entrance of the Palazzo del Quirinale...
Museums / Galleries Quirinale
 
Stadio Palatino
Domitian may have created this vast, open space adjoining his...
Archaeological Sites Palatine Hill
 
Tempio di Antonino e Faustina
Erected by the Senate in honor of Faustina, deified wife of emperor...
Religious Sites Roman Forum
 
Tempio di Cesare
Built by Augustus, Caesar's successor, the temple stands over...
Religious Sites Roman Forum
 
Tempio di Venere e Roma
Once Rome's largest and possibly cleverest temple (it was dedicated...
Religious Sites Roman Forum
 
Tempio di Vespasiano
All that remains of Vespasian's temple are three graceful Corinthian...
Religious Sites Roman Forum
 
Trinità dei Monti
Standing high above the Spanish Steps, this 16th-century church...
Religious Sites Spagna
 
Villa dei Quintili
Even in ruins, this splendid, 52-room villa gives a real sense...
Archaeological Sites The Catacombs and Via Appia Antica
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