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    Colosseum

    4.5
    514 reviews

    The Colosseum is probably the most impressive building of the Roman empire. Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheater, it was the largest building of the era. The monumental structure has fallen into ruins, but even today it is an imposing and beautiful sight.

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    Pantheon

    4.5
    238 reviews

    Amazing feat of architecture! The Pantheon and its freestanding dome is just as amazing as the symmetrical exterior designs as the amazing history that is stored within.

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    Trevi Fountain

    4.5
    402 reviews

    Must see attraction. Toss a coin in and it guarantees you will return to Rome!

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    Roman Forum

    4.5
    176 reviews

    How can anyone visiting Rome and not stop by the ancient city center of Rome that is the Roman Forum?!

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    Piazza Navona

    4.5
    190 reviews

    A wonderful location for a spot of lunch, and people watching.

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    Arch of Constantine

    4
    84 reviews

    I wandered past the Arco di Costantino quite by accident. Leaving my group in Il Colosseo in a rush to the Foro Romano to meet up with an Italian friend, I took a path directly passing this beautiful arch. Late and trying to find my way, I did not take in the fact that this monument was built way back ...

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    Castel Sant'Angelo

    4.5
    86 reviews

    The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Rome. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. It offers lovely views over Rome, the Tiber ...

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    Trajan's Column

    4.5
    23 reviews

    Dedicated in AD 113 as part of Trajan's forum at Rome, this 29-meter (95-foot) high marble column on a square sculpted base celebrated the emperor's military achievements. The detailed spiral reliefs on the shaft of the column, depicting Trajan's Dacian wars (AD 101- 02, 105-06), were probably added after his death as a form of commemoration. Rome’s most impressive novelties ...

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    Piazza del Popolo

    4
    85 reviews

    Piazza del Popolo is a large urban whose name in modern Italian literally means "People's Square", but historically it derives from the poplar trees after which the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, in the northeast corner of the piazza, takes its name. The piazza lies inside the northern gate in the Aurelian Walls, now called the Porta del Popolo.

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    Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II

    4
    44 reviews

    if you're looking for something that will impress you, well...here you are. nothing more imposing than this Monument. you will pass it by several times while touring the city...and at night, the lightning, breathtaking...

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    Spanish Steps

    4
    166 reviews

    The Piazza di Spagna or Spanish Square is connected to a French church (Trinità dei Monti) on top of the hill via a long staircase, known as the Scalinata della Trinità dei Monti or Spanish Steps. The elegant staircase consists of 137 steps over twelve different flights. The steps are usually very crowded; it attracts tourists as well as locals ...

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    Piazza Venezia

    4.5
    86 reviews

    The Piazza Venezia is the central heart, the very geometric center of Rome. Located on the historic Via del Corso it is a gateway to many historic area including the Roman Forum and the Capitoline Hill.

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  • 13

    Borghese Gallery

    4.5
    37 reviews

    There is a lot to see in the Borghese Gallery but the main reason to reserve tickets to visit is to see the unbelievable Bernini sculptures, particularly, Apollo and Daphne, and Poseidon and Persephone. The exquisite skill demonstrated in those works is amazing. The thin leaves growing from Daphne's fingers and the pliant flesh on Persphone's thigh makes it almost ...

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  • 14

    Via dei Fori Imperiali

    5
    23 reviews

    I had a live-in guide with me when I went to the forum, but you should go and read a guidebook or take a tour. Too much important history happened here to miss it. At least 30 min to over an hour needed.

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  • 15

    Appian Way

    4
    22 reviews

    This is one of my favourite spots in Rome, though well outside the city centre. 16kms of the ancient road (which used to run from Rome to Brindisi) remain. On Sundays the entire stretch is closed to traffic, though during the rest of the week it's a traffic free nature / archaeology park after the first couple of miles - ...

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    Piazza di Spagna

    4
    112 reviews

    Piazza di Spagna • Arts and Entertainment • Piazza di Spagna Romans know the staircase as the "Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti", but British visitors in the 18th century called it the Spanish Steps and the name stuck. In spring pots of azaleas line

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    Palatine Hill

    4.5
    42 reviews

    The Palatine, overlooking the forum, was the home of the Imperial Palace and the seat of government power for centuries. Guided tours can point out the significance of each courtyard and ruin. It's also probably the best place to get a good vantage point on the ancient city.

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  • 18

    Villa Borghese

    4.5
    71 reviews

    I'm hard-pressed to find a more beautiful park in the world. Perhaps it's because there are remnants of history proliferated about that makes it so much more mesmerizing than any other park I've been to in the world. Villa Borghese is Rome's expansive natural playground. With great museums inside, notably the Galleria Borghese and the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, it's ...

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    Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore

    4.5
    57 reviews

    Beautiful church with high, ornate ceilings and countless altars. It's elaborate and grand and makes you feel small without making you feel insignificant. It's a little known fact that the tomb of Gianlorenzo Bernini rests here; blink and you could miss the step indicating its location. It's also said that there are remnants of Jesus' baby crib kept here, though ...

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  • 20

    Piazza del Campidoglio

    4.5
    31 reviews

    The Piazza is an oval shaped courtyard designed by Michelangelo and one of the great architectural structures in Rome. It sits on top of the Capitoline Hill and is surrounded by Medieval and Renaissances palaces, one of which is now the Capitoline Museum. The statue of Marcus Aurelis sits in the Piazza, a rare surviving ancient statue. It's an exact ...

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