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Rome is the capital of Italy and Lazio region. "Eternal City" as it was called by the Ancient people is one of the most popular tourist destinations today. Its historical center occupies an area of seven hills. A river Tiber flows through it from North to South. For centuries Rome was a small settlement in the heart of Apennine peninsula. However due to its strategic location in the center of Mediterranean and aggressive policy, together with number of innovations in military technology propelled this city to a status of a superpower those legacy we feel to this day in many aspects of our lives.


Location: Rome




Travel Destinations in Rome

Colosseum (Rome)  

Rome's Forum


Trojan's Market (Rome)

Basilica Aemilia (Rome)

Curia (Rome)

Memtine Prison (Rome)

Rostra and Temple of Saturn (Rome)

Arch of Septimius Severus (Rome)

San Lorenzo in Miranda (Rome)

Column of Phocas (Rome)

Arch of Constantine (Rome)



Temple of Vesta (Rome)

House of the Vestal Virgins (Rome)

Temple of Romulus and Santi Cosma e Damiano (Rome)


Tel. 06-692 04 41

Open: 9am- 1pm, 3-7pm daily

Creche closed Mon and Wed am


Santa Francesca Romana (Rome)


Piazza di Santa Francesca Romana

Tel. 06-679 55 28

Bus: 85, 87, 117, 175, 810

Subway: Colosseo

Open: 9:30am- 12pm, 3- 5pm daily



Torre delle Milizie (Rome)

Basilica Julia (Rome)

Temple of Castor and Pollux (Rome)

Basilica of Constantine and Maxentius (Rome)

Arch of Titus (Rome)

Casa dei Cavalieri di Rodi (Rome)


Temple of Venus and Roma (Rome)



Rome Capitol

Piazza Del Campidoglio (Rome)

Palazzo Senatorio (Rome)

Tarpeian Rock (Rome)


Via di Monte Caprino and Via del Tempio di Giove



Santa Maria in Aracoeli (Rome)

Palazzo Venezia and Museum (Rome)


Via del Plebiscito 118

Tel. 06-6999 4318

Open: 9:30am- 7pm Tue- Sun

Closed: Jan 1, May 1, Dec 25


Palazzo Nuovo (Rome)

Palazzo dei Conservatori (Rome)


Piazza del Campidoglio

Tel. 06- 3996 7800

Bus: 63, 70, 75, 81, 87, 95, 160, 170, 204, 628, 716

Open: 9am- 8pm Tue- Sun

Closed: Jan 1, May 1, Dec 25

Victor Emmanuel Monument (Rome)

Roman Insula (Rome)

San Marco (Rome)

Piazza San Marco 48

Tel. 06-679 52 05

Open: 7:30am- 12:30pm, 4- 7:30pm Mon- Sat

8am- 1:15pm, 4- 7:30pm Sun


Rome Palatine Hill


Tips: ticket to Palatine covers Colosseum. buy there to avoid long lines.

Tel. 06-3996 7700

Bus: 75, 85, 87, 117, 175, 186, 810, 850

Subway: Colosseo

Open: 9am- 1 hour before sunset

Closed: public holidays


Domus Flavia (Rome)

Domus Augustana (Rome)

House of Livia (Rome)

Stadium (Rome)

Huts of Romulus (Rome)

Farnese Gardens (Rome)

Temple of Cybele (Rome)

Cryptoporticus (Rome)

Piazza Della Rotonda

Gesu (Rome)


Piazza del Gesu

Tel. 06-69 70 01

Bus: H, 46, 62, 64, 70, 81, 87, 186, 492, 628, 810

Open: 6am- 12:30pm, 4- 7:15pm daily


Palazzo Doria Pamphilj (Rome)

Sant' Ignazio di Loyola (Rome)

Piazza di Sant' Ignazio

Tel. 06-679 44 06

Bus: 117, 119, 492

Open: 7:30am- 12:30pm, 3- 7:15pm daily



Pantheon (Rome)

Temple of Hadrian (Rome)


Palazzo del Collegio Romano (Rome)


Piazza del Collegio Romano

Bus: 117, 119, 492

Closed to the public


Piazzo Navona

Piazzo Navona (Rome)


Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Rome)



Santa Maria Maggiore (Rome)

Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore

Tel. 06- 48 31 95

Bus: 16, 70, 71, 714

Subway: Termini, Cavour

Open: 7am- 7pm daily


The church of Santa Maria Maggiore was originally constructed here in 356 by pope Liberius. Legend claims that he saw a Virgin in his dream who told him that snow will show him where to build a new church. On August 5th snow fell on Rome and the first place it covered was current location of the church. Hence to this day the Miracle of Snow is celebrated with thousands of white flowers and petals representing the August snow. Then it comes to architectural style Santa Maria Maggiore is truly a symbol of Rome. Old and new are so organically build into each other it is hard to distinguish which part belong to what period. Its colonnaded triple nave is that of the 5th century church that originally stood here. Additionally mosaics on triumphal arch and biblical scenes date to that time period. Bell Tower is a medieval. Renaissance gave church its beautiful ceiling and Baroque added its twin domes.


Further Afield

Catacombe di Priscilla (Rome)


Via Salaria, 430

Tel. +39 06 8620 6272

Catacombe di Priscilla or the "Queen of the Catacombs" is a burial ground for 7 early popes and many early Christian martyrs who died for their faith. Its name was given after Priscila wife of consul Acilius, from an influental patrician family of Acilii, who was killed by emperor Domitian for his Christian beliefs. The catacombs were burial grounds for Christians and also places for their worship to escape watchful eye of the state. Cappella Greca or Greek Chapel still preserves stucco decorations from the third century. Today tourists can enter the catacombs through the cloister of the monastery of the Benedictines of Priscilla.



The Borghese Gallery (Rome)


Piazzale del Museo Borghese

Tel. +39 06 841 3979

Official site










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