Where gladiators fought wild animals.
Visit the world’s largest amphitheatre: the Colosseum. Passing through one of the 80 entrances, you’ll find yourself in the spectacular world of ancient architecture. Take a three-hour guided tour and journey back to the time of the Roman Empire. Our tip: Book in advance to avoid the long queues.
The heart of the Catholic Church.
Discover the tranquil Vatican Gardens and the Vatican Museums with one of the most important art collections worldwide. Other can’t-miss attractions include the Sistine Chapel with its breath-taking ceiling frescoes by the great Michelangelo, St. Peter’s Church with its precious works of art as well as the papal tombs underneath Saint Peter’s Basilica.
Rome from above.
A view over the roofs of the Eternal City should be part of every visit to Rome. Various vantage points offer scenic panoramas: Janiculum Hill affords a superb vista over the Seven Hills of Rome to the domes of the Vatican. For more awe-inducing views, you can also visit the Il Vittoriano roof terrace, Aventine Hill or the cafeteria in the Palazzo Caffarelli, which is part of the Musei Capitolini.
Where urban life played out.
All major Roman cities had a forum – a site of culture, business, politics and religion. The Forum Romanum is situated in a valley between the Capitoline, Palatine and Esquiline hills. It is one of the most important archaeological sites of ancient Rome and, with its numerous public buildings and monuments, constitutes the largest and best-preserved forum.