Historic Sites in Rome

Historic Sites in Rome, Italy

Rome Historic Sites

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  • Antionio10
    New York City, NY814 contributions
    How could one visit Rome with out seeing the Colosseum? It doesn't get more historic or interesting than this site.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • Antionio10
    New York City, NY814 contributions
    No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to the Roman Forum. It is one of the great sites in Italy.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • Antionio10
    New York City, NY814 contributions
    While seeing the Roman Forum and Colosseum one should also visit the Palatine Hill. It was the political center of Antient Room right next to the Forum.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • Antionio10
    New York City, NY814 contributions
    This is one of Rome's most beautiful basilicas. It is a must see in Rome right up there next to the Vatican.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • Matt W
    2 contributions
    The Domus Aurea was the highlight destination of our time in Rome. The included virtual reality experience was memorable. All tours are guided by employees of the Domus site itself, versus any 3rd party tour operator. The guides may be archaeologists. As of the dates our travel, the archaeologists actively work the site Monday through Thursday and give tours Friday through Sunday. Also, at that time, the tickets were issued by a single authorized seller, which does not post on TripAdvisor. All the tours on TripAdvisor are sold by ticket resellers, who do not give the tours themselves, and there is a price markup. Search the web and tour books for the single authorized ticket seller. The payment on the ticket was unsuccessful with VPN enabled.
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • Ellie Ward
    Blanchardstown, Ireland33 contributions
    The gardens are really scenic and picturesque, without all the added things to do you could make a day of just walking around! There’s plenty to do in the gardens such as rent scooters, bikes, karts. Plenty of choices for snacks and drinks also! We went out to rent a boat near the villa itself, we got 20 minutes for €4 per person and it was exactly enough time! We went up to try and get into the museum however it was sold out so if you do want to go ensure you’ve pre booked tickets in peak season
    Written August 15, 2022
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  • Aaron T
    2 contributions
    Archaeological ruins were impressive, especially compared to the Baths of Diocletian.

    The VR headset (available up to an hour and a half before closing) provided cool visualizations and explanations for how the baths were used in Roman times. Highly recommend getting the VR headset, only €7.
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • sarahinparis
    Paris2 contributions
    Small hidden gem in Rome, great for kids - this Roman senator's villa was found underneath other buildings in great condition. The guided tour takes you through glass-floor platforms above the excavations, and clever lighting and light projections show you step by step how things were built and what they would have looked like. It's about an hour, also includes a detailed explanation of the Trajan's Column which brings it to life. Tours are offered in several languages but the small space means you must book ahead. Our 2 languages weren't available so we went in Italian and we and our kids (ages 7-11) still got the gist of it. It's pretty fast-paced moving through rooms and lighting up sections, Strongly recommend!
    Written May 29, 2022
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  • dapper777
    Monaco32,185 contributions
    With its imposing structure, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls is one of the four basilicas of Rome, the largest after that one of St. Peter: it stands on the site where, according to legend, the apostle Paul was buried.
    On that spot the first Christians erected a sepulchral chapel, later transformed into a basilica by Constantine and consecrated by Pope Sylvester I in 324.
    To enter the basilica you have two options: to the north through the Gregorian Portico, facing the Ildefonso Schuster Park or to the west from the "Quadriportico".
    In it, surrounded by the large colonnade, the imposing statue of St. Paul, made of Carrara marble by Giuseppe Obici, will welcome you. Built on the burial place of Paul (originally Saul) of Tarsus, the basilica was destroyed by the fire of 1823 and rebuilt starting in 1826 thanks to the contributions of the faithful from all over the world.
    The portico, which was built between 1890 and 1928 by Guglielmo Calderini on a project by Luigi Poletti, has a row of columns at the entrance, double on both sides and triple on the opposite side. The side walls are decorated with medallions depicting the twelve apostles and some disciples of St. Paul, while in the upper band the splendid nineteenth-century mosaics stand out, again by Luigi Poletti, author,among other things, of the bell tower and the portico on the northern side.
    We visited this church about 25 years ago and we had a great desire to see it again after so many years through the eyes of older and more mature people.
    There are no words to describe it. Maybe one : wonderful.
    it is certainly one of the most beautiful buildings to see in Rome.
    Amazing construction.
    Elegant, imposing,shining and beautiful place to visit and to stay inside for some time.
    Nice garden outside and gorgeous paintings inside.

    We visited this church about 25 years ago and we had a great desire to see it again after so many years .
    Splendid, it is certainly one of the most beautiful things to see in Rome.
    Amazing construction. Elegant, imposing, shinning and beautiful place to visit and stay inside some time.
    A church off the regular beaten path for tourists, but, definitely, well worth a visit.
    It is impressive and massive, yet quiet.
    A feast for the eyes.
    Highly recommended.
    Written July 10, 2022
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  • VoyagerAimerSourire
    Princeton, NJ647 contributions
    We would have never guessed after signing up for the (very few) slots available for external visitors that the Quirinale Palace would be so large and with richly-adorned rooms reflecting each century in its history. We have been to the major royal palaces in Europe but the Quirinale is special as it is still in full use as the seat of the Italian presidency so all rooms must be kept ready for daily use, which makes it less a museum visit and more of a peek into a grandiose home still in use. Very important: this is a national treasure for Italians and the home of their president, so the tour is free and open to all who can sign up before slots run out, but also all tour commentary is in Italian, made by volunteers who love this building and its history. If you do not speak Italian you will miss out on the highly-entertaning and even dramatic history of the Quirinale from the papacy to Napoleon then the Italian royal family and now the Italian republic, but the visually stunning palace will need no translation. Security is tight so do not stray away from your group.
    Written July 21, 2022
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  • Skulfur
    12 contributions
    A wonderful building, highly decorated, fantastic architecture and cratsmanship. The paintings and the frescoes are superb. We went on our own but I can imagine that a guided tour would shed light on the many questions that arose.
    Written May 19, 2022
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  • Petar M
    4 contributions
    A well-restored office/shopping multi-story building from Traian's day. By itself, it's kinda amazing. Two bonuses:

    - nice views of the forum from the outside

    - it houses the museum of the imperial fora, which includes reconstructions of the various fora over the years. So, if you are going to see the Roman Forum, you should *come here first* so understand what you'll be looking at.
    Written August 1, 2022
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  • Yoan E Silva
    Miami, Florida, United States6 contributions
    Beautiful!!! You can breath history, and really envision how could Rome have been during the imperial times. I found it very spiritual too since Roman used to bury their people outside the city and along Via Appia antica you can see many Roman graves from Imperial times in their original position and thart really makes you feel that you are living history.
    I have to say that They should make the ways to Via Appia more walkable and safe for pedestrians. Many portions of the road are very dangerous with drivers that speed and pass too close to pedestrians.
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • gertbrugge
    Bruges, Belgium36 contributions
    incredible. Barely one minute from the hyper busy plaza navona. An unforgettable museum and a breath of fresh air. Top quality collection. But also for people who are not interested in archeology more than worth your whiskey. The building itself is beautiful. Unbelievable how perfectly everything is integrated here. Impressive. Combi ticket definitely recommended
    Written April 13, 2022
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  • Streetgym Experience
    Rome, Italy2 contributions
    Amazing place with a lovely views on all of Rome!!! U can look at all the history of the Roma city between Monuments and Churchs
    Written August 16, 2022
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