Rome Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Rome - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Ancient Rome 43


Campidoglio 6

Colosseum and Environs 4

Imperial Forums 6

Palatine Hill 9

Roman Forum 18

Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori, and the Jewish Ghetto 30


Campo 7

Jewish Ghetto 8

Navona 15

Monti, Esquilino, Celio, and the Via Appia Antica 21


Celio 6

Esquilino 1

Monti 4

San Giovanni 2

Via Appia Antica 8

Piazza Di Spagna 19

Repubblica and Quirinale 17


Quirinale 9

Repubblica 8

Villa Borghese, Piazza del Popolo, and Flaminio 15


Flaminio 1

Piazza del Popolo 5

Villa Borghese 9

Aventino and Testaccio 12


Aventino 9

Testaccio 3

Trastevere 11

The Vatican 7


Borgo 2

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 28

Arts/ Performance Venue 2

Bridge/ Tunnel 1

Building/ Architectural Site 2

Castle/ Palace/ Chateau 11

Cemetery 4

Film Studio 1

Fountain 6

Garden/ Arboretum 4

Government Building 1

Historic District/ Site 2

House/ Mansion/ Villa 3

Memorial/ Monument/ Tomb 9

Museum/ Gallery 27

Neighborhood/ Street 2

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 4

Plaza/ Square/ Piazza 14

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 57

Trail/ Path 1

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Ara Pacis Augustae

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

This vibrant monument of the imperial age has been housed in one of Rome's newest architectural landmarks: a gleaming, rectangular glass-and...

Colonna di Marco Aurelio

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Inspired by Trajan's Column, this 2nd-century AD column is composed of 27 blocks of marble covered in reliefs recording Marcus Aurelius's...

Fontana della Barcaccia

  • Fountain

At the center of Piazza di Spagna and at the bottom of the Spanish Steps, this curious, half-sunken boat gently spills out water rather...

Gagosian Gallery

  • Fountain

One of the most prestigious modern art galleries opened this Rome branch in 2007. In a former bank, temporary exhibitions include many...

Galleria d'Arte Moderna

  • Museum/Gallery

After an eight-year renovation, Rome's modern art gallery reopened in 2011. The completely overhauled space—which happens to be the...

Keats-Shelley Memorial House

  • Museum/Gallery

Sent to Rome in a last-ditch attempt to treat his consumption, English Romantic poet John Keats lived—and died—in this house at the...

Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

If you find your imagination stretching to picture Rome as it was two millennia ago, make sure to check out this "new" ancient site just...

Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, or Altare della Patria

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

The huge white mass of the "Vittoriano" is an inescapable landmark—Romans say you can avoid its image only if you're actually standing...

Museo-Atelier Canova Tadolini

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A gorgeous remnant of Rome's 19th-century artistic milieu, this is the former atelier of Antonio Canova, Europe's greatest Neoclassic...

Palazzetto Zuccaro

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The most amusing house in all of Italy, this folly was designed in 1591 by noted painter Federico Zuccaro to form a monster's face. Typical...