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Attractions and interesting places in Rome

Where to go in Rome? What places to visit? Learn about the most popular attractions and interesting places in Rome, planning a trip to Italy.

The most popular attractions


Colosseum Rooma Colosseum (Coliseum) is the most famous landmark in the city of Rome and Italy, the most famous monument of architecture of ancient Rome, one of the most spectacular and well-preserved buildings of the ancient world. More than 4 million people visit the Colosseum annually. According to statistics, the Colosseum is visited by over 90% of tourists in Rome.
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The nearest metro station is "Colloseo".

Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican

St. Peter's Basilica St. Peter's Basilica (Basilica di San Pietro) on the St. Peter's Square is one of the most visited places in Rome. More than 4 million people visit the cathedral every year. Saint Peter's Basilica is the most famous and biggest construction of Vatican, the largest historical Christian church in the world. Near the dome of the cathedral there is an observation deck where you can see a panorama view of Rome.
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The nearest metro station: "Ottaviano".

Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain photo The Trevi Fountain is one of the most famous fountains in the world. Most tourists in Rome necessarily come to the Trevi Fountain. Sometimes this place is referred as one of the most romantic places in the Rome.

It is believed that if you throw a coin into the fountain, then you will definitely come again to Rome. On average, to the fountain throw about 3,000 euros a day.

The fountain is located about 100 meters from the popular shopping street "Via Del Corsa", and at a distance of about 2 kilometers to the north-west of the Coliseum.


The Pantheon is one of the best surviving buildings in Rome and one of the main attractions of the city. The Pantheon was built in 126 BC. e. For about two thousand years of its existence, the Pantheon was constantly in use. Word of the Pantheon in ancient Greek language means "Temple of all gods." At present, it is an active Roman Catholic church of St. Mary and the Martyrs (Santa Maria ad Martires). Admission is free.
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The Cestius pyramid

Cestius pyramid The Pyramid of Cestius (Piramide di Caio Cestio) is an ancient Roman mausoleum in the shape of a pyramid, which is located on the Aventine Hill in Rome, a distance of about 2 kilometers south of the Coliseum. Mausoleum Kai Cestius (Pyramid of Cestius) corresponds to the form the Egyptian pyramids.
The pyramid was built between 18 and 12 years BC. for Gaius Cestius Epulona. Dimensions: height 36.4 meters, the length of the base 30 meters). Located near Porta San Paolo (are part of the fortress wall "Aurelian Wall").
The nearest metro station: "Piramide".

The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum The Roman Forum (Foro Romano) is one of the most famous places in Rome. For several centuries, from the beginning to the decline of the Roman Empire, This place was served as the center of social life in Rome. On the territory of the Roman Forum has survived little evidence of his greatness, but, nevertheless, this place remains one of the most visited tourist destination in Rome. Single ticket allows you to visit the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill.
The Roman Forum is located between the hills Palatine and the Capitol, just off the Via dei Fori Imperiali, just north of the main attractions of Rome - the Colosseum amphitheater.
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Palatine Hill (Palatino) is the historic center of Rome. Other six hills are located around this hill. On this hill was founded the city of Rome. (In fact, people have lived in this place long before the rise of Rome.) During the peak of ancient Rome here lived mostly wealthy aristocrats. The height of the hill is about 51 meters above sea level. Near the hill is located Colosseum amphitheater, the Roman Forum. The hill is located just north of the Capitol. The nearest metro station is Colosseo.

Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill (Monte Capitolino) is one of the seven hills on which was located ancient Rome. On Capitol Hill was Capitol Temple (Capitol), in which took place meetings of the Senate and the National Assembly. On Capitol Hill, is located a square “Piazza del Campidoglio”, which was designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti.
On the square are located Senators Palace (Senatorio), Palazzo dei Conservatori Palace, New Palace, the statue of Marcus Aurelius. In these palaces are located Capitoline Museums. In the Capitoline Museums (in the Conservators' Apartment) is stored the famous symbol of Rome, the statue of the Capitoline Wolf. (A copy can be seen next to the Senatorio.) The Victor Emmanuel II monument is located near the Roman Forum, on Venice Square.

Other interesting places in Rome

Theme parks

Bioparco. It is large zoological park, which contains more than 1,000 animals. The zoo is located in the northern part of Rome, Villa Borghese.
Zoomarine. Water amusement park, located approximately 35 kilometers from Rome, next to the Mediterranean Sea.
Rainbow-Magicland. Theme park, located in the suburbs of Rome, Valmontone, approximately 40 kilometers south-east of Rome.

In Rome, there are several places where you can see the beautiful panorama of the city. One of the best is the terrace of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

Gianicolo Hill (Gianicolo, Janiculum)

From the observation deck, located near the monument to Garibaldi, you can admire the view of the old city. Gianicolo Hill is located on the right bank of the Tiber. This is the second highest hill in Rome (first Monte Mario has a height of 139 meters), the height of 82 meters. Equestrian monument to Garibaldi is located approximately 1.2 kilometers to the west of the Tiber Island.

Terrace Vittoriano monument

Terrace on the monument to Victor Emmanuel II (Quadrighe Altare della Patria, Vittoriano) gives the opportunity to see the historic center of Rome from the top. Access to the terrace was opened in 2007. Victor Emmanuel II monument is located on the Piazza Venezia (large white building, the most notable building in the square).

Pincho hill

The Pincho hill (Pincio, Pincian Hill), from the terrace of Piazza Napoleone, you can see the beautiful panorama of the city of Rome. The hill can be seen the dome of St. Peter's, Champ de Mars and Castel Sant'Angelo. On the hill you can climb the stairs from the Piazza del Popolo (Piazza del Popolo), or from the Spanish Square (Piazza di Spagna), the famous Spanish Steps (Spanish Steps).

Monte Mario hill

Monte Mario hill is the highest point in Rome. The height of a hill is 139 meters above sea level. On a hill in the Villa Mellini, is an astronomical observatory and museum (Museo Astronomico e Copernicano). One of the famous travelers of the 19th century wrote: “It is the most beautiful views of Rome, and all the foreigners who want to get an idea of the city, to visit the hill.” Monte Mario hill is located about 2 kilometers north of the Vatican. (Guides recommend a place called “Zodiaco”, at the entrance to the park.

Mediterranean Sea in Rome

Tourists are attracted to Italy not only the sights, but also the sea and beaches. Mediterranean (Tyrrhenian Sea) is located approximately 25 kilometers from the center of Rome. Ostia region is one of the districts of the municipality of Rome; in essence it is a suburban area of Rome. Region “Ostia” (Ostia, or Lido di Roma, or Lido di Ostia) is located on the Mediterranean coast at a distance about 25 kilometers from the center of Rome. Many Romans spend their summer holidays here. There are both public and private beaches. Trip from Rome to the beach on the Mediterranean Sea in the public transport to Lido di Ostia can take less than an hour.


Distance to some of the most famous places in Rome. Distances are given from the Piazza Venezia, which is located near Capitol Hill. Distances are given for walking route. See places location on the Rome map.

  • Piazza Venezia - Colosseum: 1.1 km.
  • Piazza Venezia - Pantheon: 800 meters.
  • Piazza Venezia - St. Peter's Cathedral: 2.4 km.
  • Piazza Venezia - Trevi Fountain: 700 meters.
  • Piazza Venezia - Pyramid of Cestius: 2.5 km.
  • Piazza Venezia - Bioparco (zoo): 3 km.
  • Piazza Venezia - Roma Termini (Train Station) 2.2 km.
  • Piazza Venezia - Spain Square: 1.4 km.

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