If you are travelling to Italy soon, have a look at the best 7 places to see in Rome!

The best 7 places to see in Rome are not only touristy areas or attractions, but also less renowned places to discover and enjoy with your travel buddies. Rome is definitely one of the first Italian destinations for tourists that are new to the country, so it’s good to mix iconic places and monuments with lovely corners where only locals go.

This will give you the chance to do different experiences and get close to the authentic Italian culture.

Let’s see our choice!

1 Colosseo and Fori Imperiali

Definitely the most popular building in Rome, that you can visit booking the tour in advance. Tours normally include the area of the Fori Imperiali as well (five majestic squares built between the 1st century B.C. and the beginning of the 2nd century A.D.), just a few steps from the Colosseo. Don’t miss them!

2 Pantheon

Built in 27 B.C. and renewed during the 2nd century A.D., the Pantheon was a temple dedicated to all the Gods. Nowadays it’s one of the best preserved Roman buildings, famous for its absolutely stunning architecture, which inspired many artists during the Renaissance.

3 Fontana di Trevi

You can’t leave Rome before you throw a coin into one of the most beautiful fountains in the world! Built in the 18th century at the end of an ancient aqueduct, this gorgeous monument is definitely worth a visit. From there you can easily reach a number of beautiful places on foot!

4 Giardino degli Aranci

Incredibly beautiful park on the Aventino hill, its name comes from the several orange trees planted in the area. Very close by you can find the Basilica di Santa Sabina and the Buco della Serratura: through the keyhole of a majestic door you can see St Peter’s dome!

the 7 best places to see in Rome

5 Galleria Borghese

Amazing gallery where you can see important artworks by Canova, Bernini, Caravaggio, Raffaello, Tiziano and many more fantastic artists. The gallery is surrounded by the beautiful Villa Borghese, a wide park to enjoy in the city centre.

6 Basilica di San Pietro and Musei Vaticani

When in Rome, we strongly recommend to dedicate at least one day to the incredibly beautiful St Peter’s Church (free entrance) and to the Musei Vaticani, where you can see one of the biggest artworks collection in the world. Book well in advance your tour in the Musei Vaticani choosing among different experiences!

7 Trastevere

Lively and authentic area where you can breathe the typical Roman atmosphere, visit little independent shops, eat the best traditional food and have a drink on the stairs of one of the stunning squares that you can find, as Romans do!

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