39 Magnificent and Memorable Sights of Rome ...

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The sights of Rome get us thinking about emperors, gladiators, temples and ruins. But there are also magnificent sights of Rome from later centuries. The mix is truly heady. Take a browse.

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Colosseum

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One of the most iconic sights of Rome. I wonder how many bucket lists it appears in.

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Trevi Fountain

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Throw in your coin and your wish to return to the city one day will be granted.

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Piazza Navona

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Beautiful fountains, street vendors and artists make it a pleasure to stroll this square, day and night.

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Sistine Chapel

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A true labor of love. Michelangelo produced 175 paintings covering 12,000 square feet.

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St. Peter's Square

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The most important gathering place for the world's Catholics.

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St. Peter's Basilica

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And the church that anchors it.

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Aventine Hill

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There are some very special places to view Rome. The pretty gardens of the Aventine Hill are just some of them.

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Nestled within the eternal city, the Aventine Hill provides a tranquil oasis away from the bustle. Orange trees perfume the air, and the Keyhole of the Knights of Malta — a famed spot — offers a unique perspective where the dome of St. Peter's Basilica can be viewed through an ornate keyhole. It's like peering through a doorway to another world, encapsulated in history and beauty. The hill's romantic ambiance makes it a favorite for lovers and dreamers alike, seeking a moment of serenity and a panoramic embrace of Rome’s skyline.

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The Forum

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The center of public life in Ancient Rome.

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Castel Sant'Angelo

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Once the tallest building in Rome, the Castel Sant'Angelo was commissioned as a mausoleum by Emperor Hadrian, was later a papal castle/fortress and is now a museum.

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Standing majestically along the banks of the Tiber, Castel Sant'Angelo is steeped in history. It not only served as a fortress and a safe haven for popes during sieges but also boasts a secret passageway that links it to the Vatican. Visitors can wander through its intricate chambers and to the top of the structure for a panoramic view of Rome. Its storied walls whisper tales of intrigue and transformation, from imperial beginnings to its reinvention as a pivotal cultural icon. Don't miss the chance to see Renaissance paintings and ancient military weapons on display in its museum.

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Spanish Steps

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There are 135 steps between the Piazza di Spagna and the Piazza Trinità dei Monti and the church of the same name at the top.

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La Pietà Di Michelangelo, San Pietro

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This has to be seen for real to see how magnificent it is.

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Little Side Street

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There are many magnificent piazzas and avenues in Rome, but don't forget to wander the charming side streets.

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Piazza Di Spagna, Rome, Italy

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The square is one of the great attractions of Rome. At its center is the famous baroque Fontana della Barcaccia, the work of Bernini, one of the great architects of Rome.

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Pantheon

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Incredibly, 2,000 years after it was built, the dome at the Pantheon is the largest unsupported dome in the world. The Pantheon, which was once a temple to the Gods, is now a Roman Catholic church.

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Neptune's Fountain, Piazza Navona

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Rome is surely the city of fountains. There are 50 monumental structures and more than 2,000 altogether.

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Piazza Navona

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And here's the square in which the Neptune fountain sits.

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Gelateria Della Palma

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You can't go to Rome and ignore the gelato.

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Via Appia

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The Appian Way was one of the great roads of the Roman Empire.

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Trastevere

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One of the trendiest Roman neighborhoods to wander. There's lots of narrow streets and cute steps as the district climbs the hill. It's also the best place to find somewhere to eat dinner.

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Carafa Chapel, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

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The stunning frescoes of Filippino Lippi, painted between 1489 and 1491.

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The Carafa Chapel, located in the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, is a stunning example of Italian Renaissance art. Built in the 15th century, the chapel is adorned with frescoes painted by Filippino Lippi between 1489 and 1491.

The frescoes depict scenes from the life of Mary and Jesus, including the Annunciation, the Nativity, and the Adoration of the Magi. The frescoes also include several portraits of the Carafa family, the patrons of the chapel. The chapel is also home to a number of sculptures, including a marble bust of Pope Innocent VIII and a wooden crucifix by the artist Andrea Bregno.

The chapel is a popular tourist attraction in Rome and is considered one of the most important examples of Renaissance art in the city. Visitors to the chapel can take a guided tour to learn more about the history of the chapel and the artworks contained within. The chapel is open to the public on weekdays from 9:30am to 5:30pm and on Sundays from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

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Arch of SEPTIMIUS Severus

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The triumphal marble arch stands at the north west end of the Forum.

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The Catacombs

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Not all the sights of Rome are above ground. Spooky!

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The Catacombs of Rome are an underground network of tunnels and burial chambers that were used by early Christians to bury their dead. These catacombs span over 600 miles and are estimated to hold the remains of over 500,000 people. They were used from the 2nd to the 5th century AD and were a significant site for Christian worship and pilgrimage. Today, visitors can explore a small portion of the catacombs and see the intricate network of tombs and passageways. It is a unique and eerie experience, offering a glimpse into the early days of Christianity in Rome.

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Mithraic Temple

Mithraic Temple Via The Mithraeum at Circus Maximus

Mithraism was a mystery religion of Ancient Rome. It is thought of as one of the rivals to early Christianity. One of the largest Mithraeum (temple) is found under the Circus Maximus.

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Palazzo Barberini

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There is so much fabulous architecture in Rome but even the more modern (15th century onwards) is influenced by the ancient styles.

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Street Fountains

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With so many drinking fountains in the city there's no need to carry a water bottle with you all day.

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Villa Borghese Gardens

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Once the private domain of the magnificent Villa Borghese (which is now an art gallery), the gardens are now a large public park.

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Bocca Della Verità

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If you've seen Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday, you'll know all about the Mouth of Truth. The mouth is located in the portico of the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin.

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River Tiber

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There are so many fantastic sights of Rome that the River Tiber often doesn't get a look in.

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Vatican Museum

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The museum has a fantastic collection of classical and renaissance art.

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Temple of Vesta

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One of the temples of the Forum.

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Piazza Del Campidoglio

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The beautiful square was designed by Michelangelo.

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Obelisco Lateranense

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This is the largest standing ancient Egyptian obelisk in the world and came to Rome from the Temple at Karnak.

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Circus Maximus

Circus Maximus Via Circus Maximus

The entertainment venue of Ancient Rome - games and chariot races and theater productions were staged here.

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Crypt of the Capuchin Monks

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Known as an Ossuary. An estimated 3,700 bodies were buried here.

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Trajan's Column

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There are monuments to all of Rome's emperors around the city. Trajan's column is known for its stunning relief work.

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The Column of Marcus Aurelius

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The column of Marcus Aurelius (yes, the one in Gladiator!) stands in Piazza Colonna and was modeled after Trajan's column.

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Arch of Constantine

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The triumphal arch is located between the Colosseum and Palatine Hill (one of the 7 hills of Rome) and commemorates Constantine I's victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312. The arch spans the Via Triumphalis, the route taken by the emperors when they entered the city in triumph.

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Keyhole to St. Peter's, Aventine Hill

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A view from one of the portholes gives a stunning view of St. Peter's.

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Skyline

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Just because ...

I threw my coin in the Trevi Fountain but haven't been back yet. I hope those wishes work! Have you been to Rome? Did you love it?

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Rome is SOOO beautiful, these are wayy better in person!

Would go,there gain nd gain,but so many other plces to see,particularly Herculanium

italy is beautiful, ive been to all 39! i spent a month in Italy and enjoyed every minute.

Aahhh im going to Italy in the spring & will be seeing most of these !! I am so excited !

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