Visiting Rome

Have you ever been to Rome? It's never too late!

If you love traveling to discover unique places in the world, you must absolutely visit Rome!
If you’re not convinced, try taking a look at the list – definitely not exhaustive – of reasons and suggestions for a visit to this unparalleled city! But, be careful! You might fall in love with it…


Unique in the World

Known as the Urbe, Caput Mundi, and the Eternal City, Rome developed from the union of small pastoral communities that inhabited the Palatine, the main of the seven hills of Rome, as evidenced by dwellings dating back to 1100 and 1000 BC (the square Rome).

Over its three millennia of history, Rome has influenced the thought of the Western world, served as the capital of the Roman Empire, and remains the center of world Christianity.

The First Metropolis of Humanity

Rome is the capital of the world! Here, the entire history of the world intertwines, and I consider myself to be born a second time, to have truly been reborn, on the day I set foot in Rome.


The urban fabric of the contemporary city is the result of the constant overlay of architectural and urban elements, a chaotic alternation of periods of grandiosity and decadence, rebirths, and attempts at modernization.

Its historic center has been included in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.

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One of the Most Important Ancient Civilizations

The extraordinary grandeur of the Roman Empire is first and foremost manifested in three things: the aqueducts, the paved roads, and the construction of the sewers.

Dionysius of Halicarnassus

Anyone who carefully considers the quantity of public water for baths, pools, fountains, houses, suburban gardens, villas, the distance from which the water comes, the conduits that have been built, the mountains that have been pierced, the valleys that have been overcome, must recognize that there has never been anything more marvelous in the whole world.

Pliny the Elder

In the 3rd century AD, the city had eleven aqueducts serving a population of over a million people.

The aqueducts brought an enormous availability of water to the city, distributed among a few private houses, over 1,300 public fountains, about 900 pools, and 11 public baths, as well as the 2 basins used for naumachiae and 3 artificial lakes.

An Immense Archaeological Area

Here, you breathe history.

The Roman Forum is now an archaeological area composed of layers of remains of buildings and monuments from various periods that were the nerve center of Roman civilization.

The Forum valley witnessed events of such importance that they repeatedly influenced the course of Western civilization.

The Imperial Forums are considered among the most beautiful archaeological sites in the West. Located between the Colosseum and Piazza Venezia, they constitute a series of five monumental squares built over a century and a half by Julius Caesar and the emperors Augustus, Vespasian, Nerva, and Trajan.

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The Great Art

At the end of the 15th century, a young Roman fell into a pit on the Oppian Hill and found himself in a frescoed cave. He had discovered the Domus Aurea, a huge architectural complex commissioned by Emperor Nero in the heart of ancient Rome after the great fire of 64 AD had destroyed part of the city. This discovery proved to be of great importance for the Renaissance.

The immense complex—a combination of buildings and green spaces—included vineyards, woods, an artificial lake, gardens, and immense treasures covering an overall area of about 80 hectares. After the emperor’s death, the luxurious halls were looted of their coverings and sculptures and filled with soil up to the vaults, erasing all traces. Above the area that was once the Domus Aurea, the grand baths of Titus and Trajan were eventually built.

Even Pinturicchio, Raphael, and Michelangelo, following the fashion of many Roman artists, descended into the depths of the Domus Aurea to study these images, which were a source of new inspiration.

The Sistine Chapel

Universally known as the place of the conclave and for being adorned with some of the most celebrated works of art in Western artistic civilization, such as Michelangelo’s frescoes covering the ceiling and the wall above the altar.

The walls are decorated with a series of frescoes by some of the greatest Italian artists of the second half of the 15th century: Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Luca Signorelli, Piero di Cosimo, and others.



Rome is the city with the most monuments in the world, both in absolute terms and in relation to its surface area.

The Colosseum, a must-visit during a stay in Rome, is the largest amphitheater in the world, capable of holding an estimated number of spectators between 50,000 and 87,000. The imposing monument of ancient Rome is known worldwide as a symbol of the city. Included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list, it was also included among the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.


A visit to Rome cannot be complete without visiting one of the countless museums in the city, rich in works of art and archaeological artifacts of inestimable value.

The Borghese Gallery hosts a good portion of Cardinal Scipione Borghese’s art collection, nephew of Pope Paul V. On display are works by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Agnolo Bronzino, Antonio Canova, Caravaggio, Raphael, Perugino, Lorenzo Lotto, Antonello da Messina, Cranach, Annibale Carracci, Pieter Paul Rubens, Bellini, and Titian. The gallery is unique in the world for the number and importance of Bernini’s sculptures and Caravaggio’s paintings.

The Vatican Museums

A collection of museums and collections that house one of the largest art collections in the world, the huge collection of artworks accumulated over the centuries by the popes. The museum has about six and a half million visitors each year from all over the world.


The squares of Rome are part of the unique charm of the “Eternal City.”

Piazza Navona is a symbol of Baroque Rome. It retains the plan of the Stadium of Domitian, which was erected by the emperor Domitian in 85 AD. It was 265 meters long, 106 meters wide, and could accommodate 30,000 spectators.


Rome boasts over 2,000 fountains that still adorn streets, squares, intersections, and facades today.

The Trevi Fountain is the largest and one of the most famous fountains in Rome, the universal icon of the cinematic Dolce Vita. Built on the facade of Palazzo Poli, stylistically it belongs to the late Baroque.

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Churches and Basilicas

Rome is the city with the most churches in the world, numbering more than 900.

The church of San Carlino alle Quattro Fontane is one of the highest examples of Italian architecture.

At the suggestion of Bernini, on September 25, 1632, Borromini was appointed architect at the Sapienza. In 1634, he got his first commission, the design of the church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane and the adjacent convent. In this first work—as he himself called it—he had the opportunity to express his architectural personality by adopting a remarkable dynamic and spatial point of view.

Streets, Alleys and Roads

The Appian Way was considered by the Romans the queen of roads, one of the greatest works of civil engineering in

the ancient world. Large stretches of the road are still passable today and a destination for archaeological tourism.


The Walls

The walls of Rome, largely visible today, developed over the centuries. Rome is the only European capital to have preserved almost entirely the circuit of its walls.


Villas and Gardens

The parks and gardens of Rome’s villas, used for leisure by nobles, rulers, popes, and cardinals, are beautiful places to visit.


Historical Palaces

The Palaces of Rome, authentic architectural jewels and home to numerous museums, are part of the city’s tourist attractions. Commissioned by Renaissance and Baroque noble families, they house works of art, paintings, sculptures, frescoes, archaeological finds, and objects from every historical period.


Rome is the city with the highest number of obelisks in the world. These monuments were transported to the capital of the Roman Empire from recently conquered Egypt since the time of Augustus. The Egyptian obelisks, toppled during dark periods, were raised again in papal Rome, becoming a characteristic of the new urban layout of the city.


The Blue Sky

In Italy, Rome is the capital with the most hours of sunshine and clear sky days throughout the year.


Traditional Roman cuisine is based on ingredients of peasant origin, prepared according to recipes often passed down within families.

Carciofo alla Giudia


Neighborhoods and Districts

Romanity is discovered by frequenting neighborhoods and districts. The Districts, numbering 22 in total, except for Borgo and Prati, indicate the areas of the historic center. The neighborhoods of Rome constitute the second level of toponymic subdivision of Rome Capitale, and currently, there are 35 of them.



Nightlife and Social Scene

The numerous bars, clubs, pubs, wine bars, discos, theaters, or social centers in the city offer shows and evenings for all tastes and ages, and the temperate climate encourages outdoor experiences, gatherings, and walks in the streets and squares of Trastevere, Monti, San Lorenzo, Campo de Fiori, Testaccio, Ponte Milvio…


For now, we’ll stop here, but we look forward to a second article with another list. Stay tuned.


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