Sights & Attractions in Rome

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Fodor's Choice Sights in Rome

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Ara Pacis Augustae
This vibrant monument of the imperial age has been housed in one...
Memorials / Monuments Corso and Spagna
 
Arco di Settimio Severo
One of the grandest triumphal arches erected by a Roman emperor...
Memorials / Monuments Roman Forum
 
Basilica di San Pietro
The world's largest church, built over the tomb of St. Peter...
Religious Sites The Vatican
 
The Campidoglio
Spectacularly transformed by Michelangelo's late-Renaissance...
Squares Campidoglio
 
Cappella Sistina
In 1508, the redoubtable Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo...
Religious Sites The Vatican
 
Capuchin Crypt
Not for the easily spooked, the crypt under the Church of Santa...
Religious Sites Quirinale
 
The Colosseum
The most spectacular extant edifice of ancient Rome, the Colosseo...
Archaeological Sites Colosseum and Environs
 
Galleria Borghese
It's a real toss-up as to which is more magnificent: the villa...
Museums / Galleries Villa Borghese
 
MAXXI—Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo
It took 10 years and cost some €150 million, but for lovers of...
Museums / Galleries Piazza del Popolo
 
Musei Capitolini
Surpassed in size and richness only by the Musei Vaticani, this...
Museums / Galleries Campidoglio
 
Musei Vaticani
Other than the pope and his papal court, the occupants of the...
Museums / Galleries The Vatican
 
Orti Farnesiani
Alessandro Farnese, a nephew of Pope Paul III, commissioned the...
Gardens / Arboretums Palatine Hill
 
Palazzo Altemps
Containing some of the finest ancient Roman statues in the world...
Museums / Galleries, Castles / Palaces Navona
 
Palazzo Colonna
Rome's grandest family built itself Rome's grandest palazzo in...
Museums / Galleries Corso and Spagna
 
Palazzo Doria Pamphilj
Along with the Palazzo Colonna and the Galleria Borghese, this...
Museums / Galleries Corso and Spagna
 
Palazzo Farnese
The most beautiful Renaissance palace in Rome, the Palazzo Farnese...
Castles / Palaces Campo
 
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme
Come here to get a real feel for ancient Roman art—the collection...
Museums / Galleries Repubblica
 
Palazzo Mattei di Giove
Graceful and opulent, the arcaded, multistory courtyard of this...
Castles / Palaces Ghetto
 
Pantheon
One of the wonders of the ancient world, this onetime pagan temple...
Religious Sites Navona
 
Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta
Peek through the keyhole of the Priorato di Malta, the walled...
Squares Aventino
 
The Roman Forum
From the entrance on Via dei Fori Imperali, descend into the...
Archaeological Sites Roman Forum
 
San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
Sometimes identified by the diminutive San Carlino because of...
Religious Sites Quirinale
 
San Clemente
One of the most impressive archaeological sites in Rome, San...
Religious Sites Esquilino and Celio
 
Sant'Ignazio
Rome's largest Jesuit church, this 17th-century landmark harbors...
Religious Sites Corso and Spagna
 
Santa Cecilia in Trastevere
The basilica commemorates the aristocratic St. Cecilia, patron...
Religious Sites Trastevere
 
Santa Maria del Popolo
Standing inconspicuously in a corner of the vast Piazza del Popolo...
Religious Sites Piazza del Popolo
 
Santa Maria della Vittoria
Like the church of Santa Susanna across Piazza San Bernardo...
Religious Sites Repubblica
 
Santa Maria in Cosmedin
Though this is one of Rome's oldest churches, with a haunting...
Religious Sites Aventino
 
Santa Maria in Trastevere
Originally built sometime before the 4th century, this is certainly...
Religious Sites Trastevere
 
Santa Pudenziana
Outside of Ravenna, Rome has some of the most opulent mosaics...
Religious Sites Esquilino and Celio
 
Santi Cosma e Damiano
Home to one of the most striking Early Christian mosaics in the...
Religious Sites Imperial Forums
 
Santi Giovanni e Paolo
Perched up the incline of the Clivus di Scauro—a magical time-machine...
Religious Sites Celio
 
Santi Quattro Coronati
One of those evocative cul-de-sacs in Rome where history seems...
Religious Sites Celio
 
Tomba di Cecilia Metella
For centuries, sightseers have flocked to this famous landmark...
Cemeteries The Catacombs and Via Appia Antica
 
Trevi Fountain
Alive with rushing waters commanded by an imperious Oceanus...
Fountains Corso and Spagna
 
Via Giulia
Still a Renaissance-era diorama and one of Rome's most exclusive...
Neighborhoods / Streets Campo
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