Use this guide to top Rome tourist attractions to find the best things to see and do on your vacation in Rome, Italy.
Rome is full of remains from its glorious past. You'll find a variety of sites from the famous Roman Colesseum and Forum to Roman baths and catacombs. Some ancient Rome sites can be visited for free but most charge admission. Use this guide to choose which ancient monuments you want to visit.
The piazza or public square is the canter of life in Italy. Rome hss many beautiful squares, or piazze, to see and they can be visited for free. Many squares have elaborate historic fountains, statues, or other works of art and there are often churches and bars or cafes on the square. Be aware that in Rome, you will usually pay more to sit at a table, especially on one of the top squares. Here are the best squares to visit in Rome with information about how to get to each.
Rome's museums cover the city's history and art from ancient times to modern. Take a look at this list of Rome's top museums to find out which ones have what you want to see. You'll also find essential information about visiting and transportation.
Rome's churches hold many important art works of interest to visitors and most can be visited for free although donations are appreciated. The primary purpose of these churches is still to serve as places of worship so visitors are expected to dress and act respectfully and refrain from loud talking. Some churches don't allow photos inside, look for a picture of a camera with a line through it.
Rome has many beautiful fountains, ranging from simple to ornate. A few of Rome's fountains are top attractions that visitors will want to seek out. Here are top fountains to see in Rome.
There are many beautiful sights in Rome that you will want to photograph but there are a few places that are ideal for snapping the best shots of Rome's monuments. Here are top places in Rome for taking the most memorable photos.
Rome and the Vatican City house some of the most famous works by Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarotti. Here's where to find them.
Here's a look at Roman architecture and some of the top Roman monuments to see fromthe About.com Ancient History site. Find out more about Roman aqueducts and the sewer system, residences, monuments, baths, religious and political buildings, and venues for spectator events in ancient Rome.
Fans of the Dan Brown book and movie, Angels and Demons, may enjoy visiting the settings for this thriller. You can take a self-guided visit to the top sites from Angels and Demons with this guide.
In the movie Eat Pray Love, you'll see lots of Rome scenes. In the first part, Eat, author Elizabeth Gilbert (played by Julia Roberts) searches for beauty and explores Italian food in Rome. Take a virtual tour of Eat Pray Love sites in Rome.
While one can easily find things to do and see in Rome, sometimes it's fun to get out of the city and see other places. Here are suggestions for places that can easily be visited as day trips from Rome using public transportation.