25 Best Things to Do in Rome Top Attractions You Must Visit

The Roman Colosseum

The Colosseum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, transports you 2000 years back in time. It hosted gladiator fights and endured centuries of ownership changes and renovations. A must-visit in Rome!

The Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain, a renowned and exquisite Roman landmark, dates back to 19 BC, but its present form dates to 1762. Tossing a coin over your left shoulder ensures a return to Rome. I've experienced its beauty day and night but missed its recent cleaning.

St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City

Despite the crowds, experiencing the Sistine Chapel is essential. I've been twice with guides and learned fascinating details. Plus, guided tours help you skip the lines. Vatican City, the smallest European state, encompasses St. Peter's Square.

The Pantheon of Agrippa

The Pantheon of Agrippa, a remarkable monument of Ancient Rome, is remarkably well-preserved. Its awe-inspiring dome, erected by Hadrian, has stood for over 1900 years. A must-visit in Rome!

Forum Romanum and Palatine

When touring the Forum Romanum, you will have the opportunity to pass by ancient Roman excavations and explore an archaeological park housing a collection of historical temples, arches, market halls, and various notable structures constructed by different emperors.

Castel Sant’Angelo

Sant’Angelo Castle was built around 123 AD as a tomb of Emperor Hadrian and his family. It has had many uses over the course of these almost 2000 years, from a burial monument to a fortified outpost, from prison to present-day’s beautiful museum where the past and present of Rome appear together.

Piazza Spagna

Located at the base of the French church ‘Trinita dei Monti’ are the 135 steps known as the Spanish Steps.  These steps lead down to the Piazza di Spagna, where a unique fountain crafted by Pietro Bernini awaits you.


Across the river Tiber, you will find the historic district of Rome known as Trastevere. This quintessentially Italian neighborhood offers a charming labyrinth of slender alleys, where one can immerse oneself in the sight of ancient medieval residences and indulge in a vibrant evening at the plentiful array of restaurants and bars.

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