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15 Best Rome Attractions Every Tourist Must See

15 Most Popular Attractions in Rome

1. Ostia Antica

  • Ostia Antica offers the historically-inclined a pleasant day trip from Rome. This former Roman Empire-era port town has well-preserved and documented ruins
  • 6,5 euro
  • 39 06 56350215
  • Ostia Antica, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Usually from 8.30 am – 4.30 pm, depends on a season
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2. Vatican Museums

  • Attached to the Holy See, the Vatican Museums hold collections of art and artifacts from a number of different cultures. The signature attraction, and
  • 15 euro
  • 39 06 69883145
  • Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Monday-Saturday: 9:00am – 6:00pm Last Sunday of each month 9:00am – 2:00pm
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3. Church of the Gesu

    Visitors come to the Church of the Gesù for its historical significance to the Jesuit order and for the art that beautifies its sanctuary. From the incredible
  • Free
  • 39 06-697001
  • Church of the Gesu, West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, United States
  • Daily 7am - 12:30pm and 4:30pm - 7pm

4. Borghese Gallery

    Take a collection of ancient Roman sculpture a consul would proudly own. Add some brilliant Bernini Renaissance work. Acquire other superb paintings, including
  • 11 EURO
  • 0039 06 8413979
  • Borghese Gallery and Museum, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Tue-Sun: 8:30am-7:30pm

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5. Victor Emmanuel Monument

  • A visitor to Rome cannot miss the monument to King Victor Emmanuel II. Its striking white Brescian marble facade dominates the Piazza Venezia next to the
  • Museum: 5 Euro; Elevator: 7 Euro
  • Victor Emmanuel Monument, Piazza Venezia, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Daily 9:30am-4:30pm
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6. Capitoline Museums

    The Capitoline Museums atop the Capitoline Hill reward visitors with a historic collection of Roman classical sculptures, 18th century paintings, plus
  • 9.5 Euros
  • 0039 060608
  • Capitoline Museums, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Tuesday-Sunday, 9am - 8pm

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Villa d'Este fountains

7. Villa d’Este Tivoli

  • Amazing, beautiful, historic fountains set among pretty gardens in a picturesque Italian landscape make the Vila d’Este an inspiring experience. Set
  • 8 euro
  • 39 02 89677761
  • Villa d'Este, Tivoli, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Tuesday - Sunday: 8:30am to 1 hr before sunset.
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Palatine Hill stadio

8. Palatine Hill

    Overlooking the Forum, Circus Maximus, and Colosseum, the Palatine Hill offers a view of Rome as the emperors saw it. Its history as old as the city’s,
  • $12
  • 39 06 39967700
  • Palatine Hill, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Opens at 8.30 am, closing time depends on a season

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9. St. Peter’s Basilica

    For centuries, St. Peter’s Basilica has attracted students of religion, art, architecture, and history. It impresses with its size, beauty, and its
  • Free
  • 39 06 698 83731
  • St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
  • Opens 7am every day except Wednesday at 1pm

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10. Castel Sant’Angelo

    On the banks of the Tiber, within view of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Castel Sant’Angelo has long held a commanding positon within Rome. It has served
  • 10.50 euro
  • 39 06 32810
  • Castel Sant'Angelo, Lungotevere Castello, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Tuesday - Sunday: 9am – 7:30pm

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11. Roman Forum

    Had you visited the Forum in antiquity, you might have observed senators on their way to debate business of all sorts, worshippers on their way to temples,
  • 12 euro
  • 39 06 39967700
  • Roman Forum, Via della Salara Vecchia, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Usually from 8.30 am – 4.30 pm, depends on a season

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12. Trevi Fountain

  • This beautiful Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi), sculpted in the rococo style, has special meaning for many of Rome’s visitors. Legend holds that tossing
  • Free
  • Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Trevi, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Always open
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13. Colosseum

  • In its imperial heyday, the largest arena in the Roman world drew tens of thousands of spectators for its gladiatorial exhibitions. Today, the still iconic
  • 11 EURO
  • 0039 06 39967700
  • Colosseum, Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • Daily 8:30am-4:30pm
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14. Piazza Navona

  • A public space since ancient times, the Piazza Navona boasts three fountains of artistic note. The most recognizable of those is Bernini’s Baroque
  • Free
  • 39 06 0606
  • Piazza Navona, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
  • As a public square, the piazza is always available.
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15. Pantheon

    The Pantheon in Rome presents a marvel of ancient architecture. The scale of its dome gives testament to the level of Roman achievement in the field. The
  • Free
  • 39 06 68300230
  • Pantheon, Piazza della Rotonda, Rome, Italy
  • Monday - Saturday 8:30am-7:30pm Sunday 9am-6pm; Holidays 9am-1pm

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