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Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain)

Attractions

For recent generations, it was Anita Ekberg who made this fountain famous when she plunged in wearing a strapless black evening dress (and a pair of waders…...

Piazza di Trevi
Major venue

Foro romano (Roman Forum)

Attractions

After its period of glory, the Forum was relentlessly attacked for centuries by barbarians, after which it was gradually dismantled by anyone - from popes...

Entrances from largo Romolo e Remo
Major venue

Galleria Borghese

Art, Museums

Begun in 1608 by Flaminio Ponzio and continued by Jan van Santen (Italianised to Giovanni Vasanzio) upon his death, the Casino Borghese was designed to...

Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5
Major venue

Il Colosseo (Colosseum)

Attractions

Vespasian began building the Colosseum - which has hosted gory battles between combinations of gladiators, slaves, prisoners and wild animals of all...

Piazza del Colosseo
Major venue

Il Palatino (The Palatine)

Attractions, Museums

While you may not believe the story that Romulus killed his twin brother Remus for crossing the property line he had staked out on the Palatine,...

Via di San Gregorio 30/piazza di Santa Maria Nova 53
Major venue

Musei Capitolini

Art, Museums

Housed in the twin palaces of Palazzo Nuovo and Palazzo dei Conservatori standing on opposite sides of Michelangelo's piazza del Campidoglio, the Capitoline...

Piazza del Campidoglio 1
Major venue

Piazza Navona

Attractions

This tremendous theatrical space, centred on the gleaming marble composition of Bernini's Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers), is the...

Tags: Square
Major venue

Spanish Steps

Attractions

Piazza di Spagna takes its name from the Spanish Embassy to the Vatican, but is famous for the Spanish Steps (Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti), an elegant...

FreeMajor venue

St Peter's (Basilica di San Pietro)

Attractions

After 120 years as a building site, the current St Peter's was consecrated on 18 November 1626 by Urban VIII - exactly 1,300 years after the consecration of...

Piazza San Pietro
Major venue

Vatican Museums (Musei vaticani)

Attractions, Museums

It's a brisk ten-minute walk around the Vatican walls from St Peter's to the Vatican Museums. Begun by Pope Julius II in 1503, this immense collection...

Viale del Vaticano
Major venue