Attractions in RomeWe often say that everything started in Rome, and the slogan that all roads lead to Rome is well known to everyone. Due to Rome’s importance in history, few cities on earth has more attractions and historical sites to be seen than the city of Rome. You will often feel surrounded by tourists with cameras and Iphone’s making pictures, but that is an important part of the atmosphere of Rome.

In Rome one day is not enough, two is not enough either, but in three-four days you will have enough time to get to know the city and its most important sights much better. Due to the large amount of attractions we have made one more subcategory named “even more attractions”, where you can read about amazing attractions in Rome, but they might come in second hand if you have limitied time.

We recommend that you walk around in Rome a whole lot. The atmosphere of the culture and the history can much easier be experienced on foot than using the metro.

Attractions in Rome

Capitoline Hill

Rome was built on seven hills, and the Capitoline Hill is the most famous of them all. According to the legend Jupiter lived here, and thus it turned into thte religious seat of Rome. The Capitoline Hill is located between Forum Romanum and Campus Martius, and it is not only the most famous hill, it...

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More attractions

If you have read about all the main attractions in Rome and still would like more, we have some attractions listed here which might catch your interest. These are all important, and in other European cities these would all be among the super important attractions, but due to the large amount of important attractions in...

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Triumphal arches

There are several triumphal arches in Rome, but the most famous of them all is the Arch of Constantine. This arch is located between Colosseum and the Palatine Hill and was raised in memory of the big victory of Constantine facing Maxentius in 312. Another triumphal arch in Rome is the Arch of Titus. This...

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Monument to V. Emmanuel II

In 1895 a construction work started which would divide the population of Rome in two. The monument built in honor of Victor Emmanuel II was only finished 40 years later (in 1935), based on the drawings of Giuseppe Sacconi. They material used to create the monument was white marble, and on the inside a memorial...

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Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain is the place to throw a few Euro cents into the water, at least if you would like to return to Rome sometime. The legend says that everyone who throws money into the fountain will return, so go for it! Many people believe in this legend, because every day coins worth more...

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Spanish steps

The Spanish steps, also known as scalinata, was constructed in 1717 and consists of 138 steps. This is one of the favorite places for locals to meet up before enjoying a night in Rome, and it is also normal to see tourists sit down here and relax in the sun before they start climbing the...

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Pantheon

Pantheon is one of the most special attractions in Rome as it is a church with a hole in the cupola/dome. The church was built by Marcus Agrippa in year 27 BC, but the building later burned down. Later they rebuilt it again, but that construction also ended its life in fire. Thus the building...

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Lateran Basilica

The Lateran Basilica is also known as San Giovanni in Laterano or the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran. This is the most important church in Rome, as this is the seat of the Pope. The church is one of the four Papal basilicas in Rome (the other three are: St. Peters Basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore...

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Forum Romanum

Forum Romanum, originally named Forum Magna by the Romans, was the main agora (square) in old Rome. The area is only 220 meters long and it has a width of 50 meters, but still it is packed with triumphal arches, churches and other constructions. Forum Romanum is located between the Capitoline Hill and the Palatine...

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Castle of the Holy Angel

The Castle of the Holy Angel, also known as Castel Sant’Angelo, was made as a mausoleum for Hadrian and his family. Thus comes the third name of the building which is The Mausoleum of Hadrian. The construction is located along the Tiber river, and it is not far away from the Vatican. The castle is...

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Colosseum

Together with the St. Peters Basilica the Colosseum is the most famous attraction in Rome. This is the typical building featured on postcards, web pages and Rome t-shirts, and it is visited by millions every year. Colosseum is the biggest amphitheater every constructed in the Roman Empire and it had space for more than 50,000...

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Vatican

The Vatican is the name of the state owned by the Catholic church, in fact the smallest state in the entire world. The Vatican exist since 1929 and it covers and area of 44 hectares. The leader of the Vatican is the Pope, who at the same time is the head of the Catholic church....

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