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  • Ara Pacis Augustae

    1. Ara Pacis Augustae

    Piazza di Spagna | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    In a city better known for its terra-cotta–colored palazzi, this pristine monument sits inside one of Rome's newer architectural landmarks:...Read More

    Ara Pacis Augustae
  • Capuchin Museum

    2. Capuchin Museum

    Quirinale | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Devoted to teaching visitors about the Capuchin order, this museum is mainly notable for a crypt visitable at the end of the museum circuit...Read More

    Capuchin Museum
  • 3. Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini

    Piazza di Spagna | 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 a stone...Read More

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  • Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

    4. Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

    Repubblica | Museum/Gallery

    Come here to get a real feel for ancient Roman art—the collection rivals even the Vatican's. The Museo Nazionale Romano, with a collection ranging...Read More

    Palazzo Massimo alle Terme
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  • 5. Babington's Tea Rooms

    Piazza di Spagna | Restaurant–Sight

    At the left foot of the Spanish Steps is Babington's Tea Rooms, which has catered to the refined tea and scone cravings of travelers since opening...Read More

  • 6. Caffè Canova-Tadolini

    Piazza di Spagna | Restaurant–Sight

    On chic Via del Babuino, the former studio of Neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova and his student Adamo Tadolini is now a wonderfully atmospheric...Read More

  • 7. Giardini Vaticani

    The Vatican | Garden/Arboretum

    Neatly trimmed lawns and flower beds extend over the hills behind St. Peter's Basilica, an area dotted with some interesting constructions and...Read More

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  • 8. Keats-Shelley Memorial House

    Piazza di Spagna | Museum/Gallery

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

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  • 9. Palazzo Venezia

    Piazza di Spagna | Museum/Gallery

    The centerpiece of the eponymous piazza, this was Rome's first great Renaissance palace. It was originally built for Venetian cardinal Pietro...Read More

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  • 10. Piazza in Piscinula

    Trastevere | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    One of Trastevere's most historic and time-burnished squares, this piazza takes its name from ancient Roman baths on the site ( piscina means...Read More

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