Are you looking for what to do in Rome?
Rome is one big, glorious gallery of treasures. In every church, chapel or square, you’ll find historic masterpieces that will take your breath away. Open doors and go in for half an hour. Ideally find an open-top bus which will give you a complete view of the city while also affording you views of the skyline to the hills beyond. Most trips take about an hour unless you choose to stop off.Must Visit Places in Rome:
- The Vatican City: A city within a city, this is the home of the Papal Residence, the magnificent St Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and much, much more. You’ll have to queue for a long time, but it’s an experience never to be forgotten. This needs a full day.
- St Peters Basilica: The iconic St. Peter’s Basilica is another jewel on the Vatican crown. This historic and immensely important church should not be skipped by any means.
- The Colosseum: The Colosseum can be considered to be the national icon of Rome for the entire world and is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
- The Pantheon: The dome of the Pantheon is to this day the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world. It is locally referred to as Santa Maria della Rotonda.
- Trevi Fountain: Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, and spend an hour acting like you’re in the movies.
- Roman Forum: The cultural heart of the city, the Roman Forum is one place that you cannot miss when in Rome. This rectangular plaza is surrounded almost on all sides by numerous important landmarks that define Rome.
- Vatican Museums: Like the name suggests this is actually several museums in one location. The layout of the Vatican Museums makes it very conducive to a linear tour – that is, you enter from one door, exit from another, and manage to cover everything in between.
- Capitoline Museum:The contents of the museums range from ancient Roman statues and inscriptions, artifacts, art dating back to medieval and Renaissance ages and a vast collection of coins and jewels among other items.
- Museum Of The Holy Souls: The Museum of the Holy Souls in Purgatory, located in Chiesa del Sacro Cuore in Prati, Lungotevere Prati is one of the strangest churches cum museums you will encounter in your trip to Rome.
- National Roman Museum: These Museums located in four different sites throughout Rome possesses one of the world's most important archaeological collections.
- Villa Borghese: The third largest public park in Rome, Villa Borghese gardens features a lake, temples, fountains, statues and several museums.
- Piazza Navona: Piazza Navona is one of the most popular town squares in Rome. This place has attracted a lot of media attention in the form of films.
- Spanish Steps: Byron and Shelley hung out here, and you can see where they lived.
- The Roman Cat Sanctuary: An interesting piece of trivia is that over three hundred thousand cats have found their home in the city. A lot of these stray cats can be found in the Torre Argentina excavation site. Here, the locals indulge in taking care of the cats.
- Aventine Hill: The Aventine is one of the Seven Hills on which ancient Rome was built and is a significant site in Roman mythology.
- Christian Catacombs Of San Callisto: Also known as one of the parts of the Catacombs of Rome, this ancient burial chamber is only one of the forty underground burial chambers that have been excavated in Rome.
- The Crime Museum: This museum located in via del Gonfalone is one place that reminds people about the grim underbelly of this majestic city and indeed the entire country.
- Cestius Pyramid: The Pyramid of Cestius is an example of the Egyptian influence in early Roman history.
- Roman Protestant Cemetery: Keeping true to the tradition and heritage of Rome, the Protestant Cemetery in Rome is one of the must see places for those people who just can’t get enough of sophisticated, old-world morbidity.
- Palatine Hill: This landmark is one of the Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the oldest parts of the city. The ruins are located at a height of forty meters above the Forum Romanum on one side and the Circus Maximus on the other side.
- Sistine Chappel: The Sistine Chapel needs no introduction. It is the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City and is a part of the most popular and important chapel in the Apostolic Palace.
- Castel Sant'Angelo: Originally commissioned by Emperor Hadrian, was to be used as a mausoleum for his family and himself. Over the years, successive popes have used alternately as a castle and a fortress.
- Arch Of Constantine: This triumphal arch is situated in close proximity to the Palatine Hill and the Colloseum. The arch was constructed following Constantine I’s victory over Maxentius in the battle of Milvian Bridge.
- All the top names are here, check out via Condotti and via Borgognona at the foot of the Spanish Steps for designer, or just wander and brose for fabulous leather, vintage and jewellery.
- The Goa Club: This club has a soft ethnic décor with a distinct chill-out vibe and a underground/tribal/hiphop soundtrack. The club is often closed for private parties, so ring ahead to check.
- The St Regis Grand: It has been refurbished and now is one of the most sumptuous and dramatic bars in town. This is the place to chillax sitting in a comfy chair surveying proceedings through the bottom of a glass. Try a house special Negroni cocktail, made of vermouth, Campari and gin.
- The Micca Club: A stylish new nightspot near Piazza Vittorio. DJs and live acts soffer a mix of jazz, funk and soul in a cavernous cellar. Open Thursday to Sunday.
Below we have a list of things to do in Rome and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.
This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Rome getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.
Make the most of your trip to Rome with confidence.