What to see in Rome

(75)

Terme di Tito

These thermal baths were built by Tito in 80 AD and were situated on the north-east area of the Colosseum, right next to the Domus Aurea and maybe, in part, the two laid one upon the other. The whole occupied the southern slopes of the Colle...

(75)

The Frangipane Tower (also known as Monkey Tower)

The tower is situated in via dei Portoghesi, in the nearby of Piazza Navona.
The palace was inhabited by a nobleman, who had one son and a monkey. One day, the animal took the child and climbed to the top of the tower. The desperate father...

(75)

Complex of the Foro Italico

Foro Italico, formerly Foro Mussolini, is a sports complex in Rome, Italy. It was built between 1928 and 1938 as the Foro Mussolini (literally Mussolini's Forum) under the design of Enrico Del Debbio and, later, Luigi Moretti. Inspired by the...

(75)

Domus Romane of Palazzo Valentini

The archaeological excavations under Palazzo Valentini open to the public on a permanent basis from October 16, 2010 and the new archaeological area of the Domus Romane will enhance the art and historic heritage of Rome.

The project for...

(75)

Piazza Farnese fountains

The fountains are fed by the Acqua Paola and are the decoration of the square, dominated by the imposing Renaissance palace of the Farnese family, today the residence of the French Embassy. The large dull-grey granite ponds decorated with rings...

(75)

Spada Gallery

The Spada Gallery is located in the Palace with the same name that formerly belonged to the cardinal Girolamo Capodiferro (1502-1559), who assigned its construction in 1548 to the architect Bartolomeo Baronino. The rich decorations on the facade...

(75)

Treasury Museum of St. Peter's Basilica

The Museum of the Treasure of the Basilica of Saint Peter is of great historic and artistic interest. It keeps holy paraments and valuables offered for devotion to the Vatican Basilica. 

Of particular interest is a ciborium by Donatello,...

(75)

Museum of the Treasury of the Liberian Basilica (Santa Maria Maggiore)

The museum’s collection consists of the most precious objects of the Basilica, also called the “Bethlehem of the West”, such as holy relics, chalices, ostensories and liturgical vestments. 

The items are exhibited in eight rooms and are...

(75)

Museo Mario Praz

The Mario Praz Museum was opened in 1995. It is located on the third floor of Palazzo Primoli. The House-Museum looks like an aristocratic twentieth century residence. 

It exhibits the collection of antiquities of Mario Praz (Rome...

(75)

National Museum of Pasta Foods

The National Museum of Pasta Food is managed by the Agnesi Foundation and is housed in the sixteenth century Scanderbeg Palace near Trevi Fountain. 

The collection was started by Vincenzo Agnesi in 1958 and was at first housed in the...

(75)

National Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo

The monument was built by emperor Hadrian (117-138 AD) together with the Aelius bridge in front of it to become a mausoleum for himself and for his successors. It was completed by Antoninus Pious in 139 AD. In 271 the monument was incorporated...

(75)

Palazzo Valentini (seat of the Province of Rome)

The palace was the seat of the Provincia di Roma, now Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale.

The palazzo was first built by cardinal Michele Bonelli, nephew of pope Pius V, who, in 1585, acquired a pre-existing palazzo from Giacomo...

(75)

Ancient Appia Park

The Parco dell'Appia Antica offers visitors an unforgettable experience in a setting full of charm where nature and archaeological monuments melt in harmony, elements that have always characterized this part of the Agro Romano between Rome and...

(75)

Piazza Testaccio

In this square is one of the biggest and well supplied markets of Rome. It was created by the will of the people around 1900 to slow down the massive area urbanization. 

The Committee for the economic and moral improvement of Testaccio,...

(75)

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II

In Piazza Vittorio was one of the main open markets of the city (today in the ex Caserma Pepe close by). The square was built in 1870 and was given the name of the first king of Italy. 

In the middle of it is a garden and the ruins of a...

(75)

Piazzale del Foro Italico

(75)

Ponte Testaccio

Ponte Testaccio connects the Tiber embankment having its same name with the Portuense Quarter through a single reinforced concrete arch. 

It was the first bridge to be inaugurated after the end of the war although the need for it had been...

(75)

Roseto Comunale

Rome Rose Garden is a public garden located opposite the Circus Maximus on the Aventine Hill. The park was established in 1931. Over 1100 varieties of roses are grown there, many of them gifts from countries around the world. The Rome Rose Garden...

(75)

Basilica of St. John the Baptist of the Florentines

The church of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini was built for the first Pope Medici, Leo X, who started up a competition for the construction of the building. Despite the presence of Raphael among the competitors, Sansovino’s work was selected. The...

(75)

San Silvestro in Capite

The church, bearing a small monastery annexed, is located on the ruins of the Tempio del Sole. Its construction started under the papacy of Stefano II (752-757 and was then completed by his brother Paolo I who entrusted it to the...

(75)

Santi Vincenzo and Anastasio at the Three Fountains

(75)

Olympic Stadium

The Stadio Olimpico is the main and largest sports facility of Rome. It is located within the Foro Italico sports complex, north of the city. The structure is an asset of the Italian National Olympic Committee and it is intended primarily for...

(75)

Temple of Bramante

About a century before the tragic events of Beatrice Cenci, the Spanish complex on the Janiculum was enriched by the Tempietto built in the middle of the church courtyard. Although this little masterpiece by Bramante dates back to 1502, it had...

(75)

Via Margutta

(75)

Villa Celimontana

The Villa Celimontana (previously known as Villa Mattei) is a villa on the Caelian Hill, best known for its gardens. Its grounds cover most of the valley between the Aventine Hill and the Caelian. The principal entrance is near the Piazza della...

(75)

Villa Lante at the Gianicolo

Villa Lante al Gianicolo is a villa on the Gianicolo Hill. This summer house was designed by Giulio Romano during the early part of the 16th century and came into the ownership of Ippolito Lante Montefeltro della Rovere, Duke of Bomarzo, during...

(75)

Villa Sciarra

The present look of the villa is the result of changes carried out in the first years of the 20th century by the last owners George Wurts and his wife Henrietta Tower. When her husband died, Hernietta gave the villa to Benito Mussolini on...

(75)

Villa Torlonia

Villa Torlonia, the most recent of the villas belonging to Rome’s nobility, still retains a particular fascination due to the originality of its English-style garden (one of the few examples in the city), and to the unexpectedly large number of...

(75)

Villa Wolkonsky

Villa Wolkonsky (in Italian, the word villa usually includes not only a large building but also its grounds) is the official residence of the British ambassador to Italy in Rome.

It was originally owned by a Russian princess, Zenaǐde...

(75)

Gordian Mausoleum and Early Christian Basilica

Immersed in the greenness of the Parco dei Gordiani, that owes its name to the imperial family of the III century AD considered the owner of this area, together with the remains of the villa and its properties, we can see the ruins of the...

(75)

Consulate Palace

In the 16th century a palazzo was built for Cardinal Ferrero di Vercelli in the area corresponding to the northern section of Constantine’s baths, on the Quirinal hill. 

During the papacy of Sixtus V Sisto V Peretti (1585-90) it housed the...

(75)

Caffarella Park

(75)

"Settimia Spizzichino" Bridge (Garbatella - Ostiense Cavalcade)

The works for this bridge designed by architect Antonelli started in 1924. On April 21 1929, anniversary of the foundation of Rome, it was officially inaugurated. 

The bridge is 133 m (148 yd) long and 20 m (22 yd) wide and presents only...

(75)

Ponte Cavour

Designed by architect Angelo Vescovali, the bridge was built in the years between 1898 and 1901 to replace the iron footbridge of ponte di Ripetta, temporarily built in 1878. 

It has five masonry arches, is covered with travertine, is long...

(75)

Bridge of Music - Armando Trovajoli

(75)

Bridge of Science - Rita Levi Montalcini

(75)

Bridge of Duomo d'Aosta

Ponte Ducad'Aosta, built to connect the Foro Mussolini (today’s Foro Italico) with the Flaminio Quarter, was dedicated to the heroic figure of Emmanuel Philibert duke of Aosta who lead the resistance of the Italian Army at Caporetto. Designed by...

(75)

Bridge Emilio or Broken

This bridge was built in the year 62 by L. Fabricius and was the first one to connect the Tiberina Island with one of the banks of the Tiber river. It is 57 m (63 yd) long and 5.5 m (6 yd) wide. Horace thepoet remembers it as the place from where...

(75)

Bridge Fabricio

This bridge was built in the year 62 by L. Fabricius and was the first one to connect the Tiberina Island with one of the banks of the Tiber river. It is 57 m (63 yd) long and 5.5 m (6 yd) wide. Horace the poet remembers it as the place from...

(75)

Ponte Flaminio

In 1932 the project of building this bridge was assigned to architect Brasini. It was initially given the name of "Ponte XXVIII Ottobre" (Bridge of October 28) in memory of the date of Mussolini’s march on Rome. Instead at the end of the war it...