Auditorium Parco della Musica

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With three concert halls and an open air arena, the huge new Auditorium Parco della Musica is a cultural hub. Situated out in the Flaminio district, performances range from the Tokyo String Quartet, to The Who musical Tommy. Surrounded by a sea of... Continue reading

Basilica San Clemente

Cost: Free
Just 300 yards from the Colosseum stands the Basilica San Clemente, famous for its magnificent frescoes and 12th-century mosaic of the Cross as the Tree of Life. In summer, it hosts Rome's popular festival of operas and concerts.... Continue reading

Catacombs of Saint Domitilla

Cost: €8; concessions €5
Rome boasts over 300km of underground burial corridors, of which a small fraction are open to the public. These include the Catacombs of Saint Domitilla, the oldest and most enjoyable of all, covering 15km on three different levels. Dating back (a... Continue reading

Catacombs of Saint Sebastian

Cost: €8; concessions €6
Rome boasts over 300km of underground burial corridors, some of which are open to the public. These include the Catacombs of Saint Sebastian, with mosaics, graffiti and other pagan and Christian objects from centuries before the time of Constantine... Continue reading

Catacombs of San Callisto

Cost: €6; concessions €3
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.... Continue reading


Cost: €9 (+ €3 for temporary exhibitions); concessions €4.50
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. Rome... Continue reading

Galleria Borghese

Cost: €8.50; concessions €5.25
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 Berni... Continue reading

Hadrian's Villa

Cost: €6.50; under-18s free
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 respit... Continue reading

Isola Tiberina

Cost: Free
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 pla... Continue reading

Keats-Shelley House

Cost: €4; concessions €3; under-6s free
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. First editions, rare bo... Continue reading

Museo Civico di Zoologia

Cost: €6; concessions €3.50; under 18s, seniors & students free
The Museo Civico di Zoologia is Rome's zoology museum, featuring an outstanding collection of roughly four million specimens. It also stages regular exhibitions on subjects such as ecology and climate change. From Roman country fauna to Tasmanian ... Continue reading

National Gallery of Modern Art

Cost: €10; under-18s free
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... Continue reading

Orto Botanico

Cost: €4; concessions €2
Thousands of plants, including Rome's oldest plane tree, flourish in their own ecosystems at the Orto Botanico in the Gianicolo area. Awaken your senses in the Garden of Fragrances, featuring plants that can be appreciated through touch and smell. ... Continue reading

Ostia Antica

Cost: €6.50; concessions €3.25
Once the flourishing commercial hub of ancient Rome, today Ostia Antica still retains its original seaport feel. Its well preserved buildings, taverns and grocery shops offer visitors a glimpse into the working life of Roman times.... Continue reading


Cost: Free
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. ... Continue reading

Piazza Navona

Cost: Free
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. Origi... Continue reading

Roman Forum

Cost: €9 (+ €3 for temporary exhibitions); concessions €4.50
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 s... Continue reading

Santa Maria del Popolo Church

Cost: Free
Fully restored between 1655 and 1660 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Rome's Santa Maria del Popolo Church features masterpieces including Caravaggio's Crucifixion of St Peter. Fans of Dan Brown's best-seller Angels and Demons can look for clues in Raffael... Continue reading

Santa Maria in Trastevere

Cost: Free
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.... Continue reading


Cost: €30 per person
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 rev... Continue reading