My Guide to Rome

Discover the top things to do and places to eat near my Rome property for your next vacation.
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Colosseum

Rome's greatest amphitheater with its 80 arched entrances allowing easy access to 55,000 spectators if a must see for Rome's visitors, Built in AD72 by the Emperor Vespasian it featured deadly gladiatorial combats and wild animal fights staged free of charge by the Emperor and wealth citizens for...

Trevi Fountain

One of the most popular fountains in Rome. the Trevi Fountain was designed by Nicola Salvi in 1732. Tradition has it that a coin thrown into the water guarantees a visitor's return to Rome. The central figures are Neptune and two Tritons. One struggles to master an unruly sea-horse and the other a more...

Pantheon

The Pantheon, a pagan temple erected in the 2nd century AD, survives virtually unaltered since its construction. This "Temple of all Gods" has a domed interior quite different in structure from any other church in Rome. It was reconsecrated as a Christian church in the 7th century. Located inside...

Piazza Navona

No other Piazza in Rome can rival the theatricality of Piazza Navona. Day and night there is always something going on in the pedestrian area around its three flamboyant fountains. It is on the site which was once Domitian's stadium. In the center of the piazza is Bernini's "Fontana dei Quattro...

Piazza di Spagna

For almost three centuries, this square with its curious Barcaccia fountain by Berninil and topped by the church of Trinita dei Monti, has been the chief meeting place for vistors to Rome.

Roman Forum

The Forum was the cener of political, commercial and judicial life in ancient Rome. To appreciate the layout of the Forum before visiting its confusing patchwork of ruined temples and basilicas, it is best to view the whole area from above, from the back of the Capitoline Hill....

Villa Borghese

Now housing the Museo e Galleria Borghese, the Villa Borghese and adjacent park were laid out by Cardinal Scipione Borghese who had the house designed for pleasure and entertainment. He also commissioned sculptures from the young Bernini which now rank among his most famous works. Today the Villa...