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Things to do in Rome

A stroll through the Roman Forum evokes ancient Rome, as does the majesty of the Colosseum and the Pantheon, all in the historic centre. Follow pilgrims to the breathtaking treasures of The Vatican Museums. Rome's narrow alleys and hidden churches are revealed along the Tiber in Trastevere. A coin tossed into the Trevi Fountain ensures you will return. Charges apply to most sights; hours vary and can change at short notice.

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The Vatican Museums, Rome. Photo by Shyamla Eswaran, © Whatsonwhen
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The Vatican Museums

Untold papal riches

The Vatican Museums, in Vatican City, make up the world's largest museum complex. Over 1,000 rooms are filled with a bewildering array of masterpieces commissioned or collected by successive Popes. Michelangelo's Last Judgement adorns the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.



Cost

€14; under-14s €8; free last Sun of the month

Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 9am-6pm (admission until 4pm); Sun various

Address

Viale Vaticano, Città del Vaticano, Rome 00120

Telephone

+39 06 6988 3332

Transport

Cipro Musei Vaticano metro station

Website

The Vatican Website

National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Modern Art
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National Gallery of Modern Art

Modern contrast to antiquity

Housed in a palazzo in the Villa Borghese park, the National Gallery of Modern Art, contains 19th- and 20th-century works by artists such as Monet, Cezanne and the Macchiaioli - the Italian Impressionists. The gardens contain sculptures, including Canova masterpieces.



Cost

€10; under-18s free

Opening Hours

Tue-Sun 8.30am-7.15pm

Address

131, Viale delle Belle Arti, Rome 00196

Telephone

+39 06 322981

Transport

Flaminio Metro station

Website

National Gallery of Modern Art Website

Galleria Borghese, Rome. Courtesy of APT Rome
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Galleria Borghese

Collection of masterpieces

The Galleria Borghese, housed in an elegant marble villa in the Villa Borghese park, contains masterpieces collected by the powerful nephew of Pope Paul V, Cardinal Scipione. Paintings and sculptures by masters like Botticelli, Caravaggio and Bernini are on display.



Cost

€8.50; concessions €5.25

Opening Hours

Tue-Sun 8.30am-7.30pm

Address

5, Piazzale Scipione Borghese, Rome 00197

Telephone

+39 06 841 3979

Transport

Spagna Metro station

Website

Galleria Borghese Website

St Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome. Photo by Shyamla Eswaran, © Whatsonwhen
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St Peter's Basilica

Art and architectural grandeur

Situated inside the Vatican City in Rome, the marble-floored St Peter's Basilica is amongst the largest churches (with the largest brick dome) ever constructed. It features the works of some of the greatest Renaissance artists, including Bernini and Giotto.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Oct-Mar: daily 7am-6.30pm; Apr-Sep: daily 7am-7pm

Address

Piazza San Pietro, Rome 00120

Telephone

+39 06 69883731

Transport

Metro Line A to Ottaviano or Cipro-Musei Vaticani

Website

Vatican Website

Pantheon, Rome. Photo by Shyamla Eswaran, © Whatsonwhen
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Pantheon

Well-preserved Roman temple

Hadrian's temple to the gods, the Pantheon in central Rome is extraordinarily well-preserved. Visitors stand inside and gaze up at the skies through the oculus, the nine-metre hole in the dome, then pay homage at Renaissance artist Raphael's tomb.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 8.30am-7.30pm; Sun 9am-6pm

Address

Piazza della Rotonda, Rome 00186

Telephone

+39 06 683 00230

Transport

Bus 87 to Senato

Piazza Navona, Rome. Courtesy of APT Rome
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Piazza Navona

Bustling Roman square

Bustling Piazza Navona in central Rome, is perfect for people-watching. Built in the 15th century, its lavish fountains and open-air bars make this a popular meeting point, where Romans sip lattes and browse for bargains from street traders.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Daily all day

Address

Rome 00186

Transport

Electric bus 116T to Corso del Rinascimento

Hadrian's Villa, Rome. © De Agostini Picture Library
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Hadrian's Villa

Romantic ruins of luxury

Hadrian's Villa, in Tivoli, was Emperor Hadrian's favourite residence and epitomised luxury. Today, visitors wander through the romantic ruins with its temples, pools and bath houses. The vistas across to his island retreat provide beautiful respite from Rome's bustle.



Cost

€6.50; under-18s free

Opening Hours

Daily 9am-one hour before sunset

Address

204, Via di Villa Adriana, Tivoli, Rome 00019

Telephone

+39 06 39967900

Transport

Tivoli train station

Website

Hadrian's Villa Website

Colosseum, Rome. Photo by Andrea Cenni, courtesy of Comune di Roma
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Colosseum

Icon of ancient Rome

The Colosseum offers an unrivalled insight into life in ancient Rome. This stadium, which seated 50,000 people, dominates the historic centre. Crowds came to watch brutal gladiatorial contests, naval battles and the slaughter of wild animals.



Cost

€9 (+ €3 for temporary exhibitions); concessions €4.50

Opening Hours

Daily 8.30am-one hour before sunset

Address

Piazza del Colosseo, Rome 00184

Telephone

+39 06 399 67700

Transport

Colosseo Metro station

Roman Forum, Rome. Courtesy of APT Rome
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Roman Forum

Hub of ancient Rome

The ruins of the Roman Forum are the centrepiece of Rome's historic centre. This was the political, economic and religious centre of ancient Rome, filled with magnificent public buildings. Visitors stroll to the Curia, where Julius Caesar met the senators.



Cost

€9 (+ €3 for temporary exhibitions); concessions €4.50

Opening Hours

Daily 8.30am-one hour before sunset

Address

Via dei Fori Imperiali, Rome 00184

Telephone

+39 06 3996 7700

Transport

Colosseo Metro station

Website

Roman Forum Website

Keats-Shelley House, Rome. Courtesy of Keats-Shelley House
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Keats-Shelley House

Shrine to a poet

Keats-Shelley House, beside the Spanish Steps, is where Romantic poet John Keats died, aged 25. Now a literary museum, its Victorian interiors are filled with manuscripts and memorabilia - including a lock of Milton's hair.



Cost

€4; concessions €3; under-6s free

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 10am-1pm & 2pm-6pm; Sat 11am-2pm & 3pm-6pm

Address

26, Piazza di Spagna, Rome 00187

Telephone

+39 06 678 4235

Transport

Spagna Metro station

Website

Keats-Shelley House Website

Trevi Fountain, Rome. Photo by Shyamla Eswaran, © Whatsonwhen
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Trevi Fountain

Symbol of Rome

The Trevi Fountain, in central Rome, depicts Neptune's chariot pulled by winged horses. This baroque masterpiece by Nicola Salvi was immortalised in Fellini's film La Dolce Vita. Throw a coin into the waters to ensure your return to Rome.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Daily all day

Address

Piazza di Trevi, Rome 00187

Transport

Barberini Metro station

Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome. Photo by Vito Arcomano, © Fototeca ENIT
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Santa Maria in Trastevere

Ecclesiastical treasure

Santa Maria in Trastevere dates back to 1138. There's been a church on this site since the 4th century. Visitors step inside to admire the 13th-century gold mosaics and sniff the incense-laden air.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Daily 8am-8pm

Address

Piazza Santa Maria, Trastevere, Rome 00153

Telephone

+39 06 581 4802

Transport

Tram 8

San Nicolà in Carcere, on the Secret Rome walking tour. Courtesy of Through Eternity Tours
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Secret Rome

Rome behind the surface

Visitors uncover Rome's hidden treasures on the Through Eternity Secret Rome walking tour, which starts from the Piazza della Repubblica in the city centre. Churches, Byzantine mosaics, frescoes and archaeological finds, overlooked by most, are revealed here.



Cost

€30 per person

Opening Hours

Check tour times when booking

Address

Rome 00184

Transport

Repubblica Metro station

Isola Tiberina, Rome. Courtesy of Through Eternity Tours
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Isola Tiberina

Picturesque island

The boat-shaped Isola Tiberina (Tiberina Island) sits in the River Tiber, connected to Trastevere via Cestio bridge. Once home to the Temple of Aesculapius, today visitors have a 10th-century church to visit. In summer the Cinema Festival takes place here.



Cost

Free

Opening Hours

Daily all day

Address

Rome 00186

Transport

Tram 8 to Trastevere

Website

Isola Tiberina Website

Catacombs of San Callisto, Rome. Courtesy of APT Rome
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Catacombs of San Callisto

Underground cemetery for Popes

The Catacombs of San Callisto are in south-east Rome on the Via Appia Antica. Six popes are buried in this maze of tunnels, that extends 20km and dates back to 2AD. Both frescoes and ancient graffiti adorn the walls.



Cost

€6; concessions €3

Opening Hours

Thu-Tue 9am-12pm & 2pm-5pm; closed in Feb

Address

110, Via Appia Antica, Rome 00179

Telephone

+39 06 513 01580

Transport

Bus 218 to Fosse Ardeatine

Website

The Christian Catacombs of Rome Website

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