• Vatican City

    00120, Vatican City .

    Vatican City, a city-state surrounded by Rome, Italy, is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It's home to the Pope and a trove of iconic art and architecture. Its Vatican Museums house ancient Roman sculptures such as the famed “Laocoön and His Sons” as well as Renaissance frescoes in the Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel, famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling.

  • Fontana di Trevi

    Piazza di Trevi, 00187 Roma, RM, Italia .

    The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Giuseppe Pannini and several others. It is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world.

  • Roman Colosseum

    Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy .

    The Colosseum is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, just east of the Roman Forum. It is the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built, and is still the largest standing amphitheatre in the world today, despite its age. 

  • Castel Sant' Angelo

    Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy .

    The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant' Angelo is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The structure was once the tallest building in Rome.

  • Vatican Museum

    00120, Vatican City .

    The Vatican Museums are the public museums of the Vatican City. They display works from the immense collection amassed by the Catholic Church and the papacy throughout the centuries, including several of the most well-known Roman sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world

  • St Peter's Basilica

    Piazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City .

    The Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, or simply Saint Peter's Basilica, is a church built in the Renaissance style located in Vatican City, the papal enclave that is within the city of Rome, Italy.

  • Circo Massimo

    Via del Circo Massimo, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy .

    The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot-racing stadium and mass entertainment venue in Rome, Italy. In the valley between the Aventine and Palatine hills, it was the first and largest stadium in ancient Rome and its later Empire.

  • Janiculum Hill

    Salita di Sant'Onofrio, 00165 Roma RM, Italy .

    The Janiculum, occasionally known as the Janiculan Hill, is a hill in western Rome, Italy. Although it is the second-tallest hill in the contemporary city of Rome, the Janiculum does not figure among the proverbial Seven Hills of Rome, being west of the Tiber and outside the boundaries of the ancient city.

  • Pantheon

    Piazza della Rotonda, 00186 Roma RM, Italy .

    The Pantheon is a former Roman temple and, since 609 AD, a Catholic church in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus. It was rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian and probably dedicated c. 126 AD.

  • Campidoglio

    Piazza del Campidoglio, 00186 Roma, RM, Italy .

    The Capitolium or Capitoline Hill, between the Forum and the Campus Martius, is one of the Seven Hills of Rome. The hill was earlier known as Mons Saturnius, dedicated to the god Saturn.

  • Roman Forum

    Via della Salara Vecchia, 5/6, 00186 Rome, RM, Italy .

    The Roman Forum is a rectangular forum surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this space, originally a marketplace, as the Forum Magnum, or simply the Forum

  • Palatino (Palatine Hill)

    Palatine Hill, Parco archeologico del Colosseo, Via di San Gregorio, 00186 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy .

    The Palatine Hill, which relative to the seven hills of Rome is the centremost, is one of the most ancient parts of the city and has been called "the first nucleus of the Roman Empire."

  • Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Square)

    Piazza di Spagna, Piazza di Spagna, 00187 Roma, RM, Italy .

    The Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy, climb a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church, at the top.

  • Piazza del Popolo (People's Square)

    Piazza del Popolo, Piazza del Popolo, 00187 Roma, RM, Italy .

    Piazza del Popolo is a large urban square in Rome The name in modern Italian literally means "People's Square", but historically it derives from the poplars (populus in Latin pioppo in Italian) after which the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, in the northeast corner of the piazza, takes its name.

    The piazza lies inside the northern gate in the Aurelian Walls, once the Porta Flaminia of Ancient Rome, and now called the Porta del Popolo. This was the starting point of the Via Flaminia, the road to Ariminum(modern-day Rimini) and the most important route to the north. At the same time, before the age of railroads, it was the traveller's first view of Rome upon arrival. For centuries, the Piazza del Popolo was a place for public executions, the last of which took place in 1826.

  • Gardens of the Villa Borghese (Giardini di Villa Borghese)

    Piazzale Scipione Borghese, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy .

    Villa Borghese is a landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner in Rome, containing a number of buildings, museums and attractions. It is the third largest public park in Rome (80 hectares or 197.7 acres) after the ones of the Villa Doria Pamphili and Villa Ada.

  • Piazza Venezia

    Piazza Venezia, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy .

    Sitting at the base of Capitoline Hill, one of the seven hills of Rome, Piazza Venezia is home to beautiful buildings, an iconic monument, and even an antique basilica. 


    • Marvel at an enormous equestrian statue at the Altar of the Fatherland.
    • Delve into the piazza’s Renaissance past in the Palazzo Venezia.
    • Converse about politics with Madame Lucrezia                                                                    

    What to see and do:

    Palazzo Venezia

    Built between 1455 and 1464 by Venetian Cardinal, Pietro Barbo, this Renaissance palace is the oldest building that remains on the square, and it’s what gave the piazza its name.

    First used as a papal residence for the Cardinal, who later became Pope Paul II, it later served as the embassy to the Republic of Venice. During World War I it was acquired by the Italian government and was later taken over by fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. 

    Today, the palace is home to the Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Venezia which exhibits artworks from the Medieval and Renaissance periods.

    The Victor Emmanuel II National Monument

    This iconic monument, also known as the Altar of the Fatherland or simply as ‘Il Vittoriano’, was made out of white marble and is a highly symbolic building. It was built in memory of the Italian king from whom it gets its name and also to celebrate Italian unification.

    It was designed to look like a neoclassical interpretation of a forum built on three levels and is topped by a monumental portico with a colonnade.

    Every art piece represents a symbol of the Fatherland, from the statue of the goddess Roma holding the eternal flame to the enormous equestrian statue of Victor Emanuel II, the first king of Italy.

    Basilica di San Marco

    This baroque basilica is a reconstruction of an ancient one built-in 336 CE and has had many different forms over the years. It’s actually located on its own square, Piazza San Marco, but it’s surrounded on all sides by Piazza Venezia. It is the national church of Venice in Rome.

    In front of the church is a gigantic and weather-beaten bust called Madame Lucrezia, probably representing the Eqyptian goddess Isis. She is one of the six ‘talking statues’ of Rome – political criticisms and satirical poems were posted on the statues dating back to the sixteenth century.

    Palazzo Bonaparte

    This palace was built in 1666 for the family d’Aste. It was inhabited by several different families over time but its most famous occupant was Maria Laetitia Ramolino, Napoleon Bonaparte’s mother. She was given refuge thereafter she was expelled from France and lived there until her death, in 1836. The palace is named after her.


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