Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Rome

THE 10 BEST Rome Rainy-Day Activities

Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Rome

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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria21,011 contributions
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    I have visited the pantheon several times, I was very surprised that now the entrance is already with tickets. Tickets are easiest to get from the cash counter, not from the card machines. The wait is a maximum of 5 minutes. Otherwise, the building is remarkable, especially since it is known to be from the time of the Roman Empire.
    Written April 13, 2024
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  • Willian Lopes
    Joinville, SC329 contributions
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    Even though you are not christian or catholic, I strongly recommend the visit to the Basilic. It is not only a religious place, but an art marvel, near Termini station, which makes it a must do visit in Rome, specially if you are there during a layover (my case). Although there is no entry fee, I also recommend donating or buying something from the store inside (many beautiful gifts). I assure you won't not regret visiting the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilic
    Written April 9, 2024
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  • David M
    Bristol, UK174 contributions
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    Along with the Musei Capitolini, the Borghese is a must visit museum in Rome. So many incredible statues housed in amazingly decorated rooms make you realise just how much artwork and history there is that has survived from the Roman period.
    It was well worth the 2 hour wait to get one of the limited on-the-day tickets.
    Written April 1, 2024
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  • Peter C
    Island of Malta, Malta2,545 contributions
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    The oldest and highest ranking of the four major papal basilicas, the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran serves as the seat of the bishop of Rome, the Pope, and is one of the Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome. The Loggia delle Benedizioni forms an integral part of the basilica. Inside the Basilica you can admire the beautiful high altar, ciborium, decorative ceiling, chapels, frescoes and mant statues of saints. A truly worthwhile experience.
    Written February 15, 2024
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  • Marina
    Sorocaba, SP93 contributions
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    The church is amazing, and the painting on the ceiling is breathtaking! You can pay 1€ to get a special picture in the mirror facing the ceiling.
    However, the church became popular on the internet, so it was very crowded, and the line for the mirror was huge, so be prepared!
    Written April 11, 2024
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  • Hugh T
    Atlanta, GA57 contributions
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    We’ve been to Rome many times over the years, but, sadly, missed visiting this marvelous place. This time, rather than visit some of our old haunts, we found out that the Palazzo was open on Friday for guided tours. We arrived shortly after the building opened and only had a short wait to join an English speaking tour.
    We’d seen a few images of the inside, but were unprepared for the actual beauty to be found in each room and area. The views built upon each other in waves of stunning beauty. Our guide, the charming Rebecca, kept us enthralled explaining the various paintings, rooms, and history of each area. A most well informed guide. We usually like to wander on our own, but her information helped us to understand some of the family history of this palace and gardens. That’s another aspect that was a surprise; the gardens and elements of a ruined temple that are at the top of the hill behind the palace. Fragments of the temple remain near the top surrounded by citrus trees, magnolias and other landscaping. The smell of orange blossoms on this April visit was wonderful.
    If you’re in Rome on a Friday or Saturday morning do yourself a favor and visit. You won’t be disappointed. If you love art, frescoes, architecture, and a building with a storied history, make this place a must see on your calendar.
    Written April 12, 2024
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  • Baggio1018
    London, UK237 contributions
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    The church itself and the art work is impressive, well worth a visit.
    Worth remembering to dress accordingly as we witnessed some people being turned away due to their attire.

    However, hard to not notice the lights going off when the credit ran out! Just felt so ... strange!
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • Hendrik_NL
    Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,400 contributions
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    San Pietro in Vincoli, situated on a hill close to the Colosseum, is impossible to ignore when on a Rome visit. Yes, the Vatican is the undisputed number one on the religious site ranking, but San Pietro in Vincoli is in the running for a 'medal spot'. Just the sculpture of Michelangelo's Moses is worth the visit. See the pictures.
    Written April 3, 2024
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  • Richard j
    Markham, Canada406 contributions
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    Very interesting!

    The church itself is beautiful, but it’s incredible to be able to explore the excavations - fourth and first century AD cite beneath it.

    Can order tickets in advance online.

    It a quick 30/45 minute visit, 5 minute walk from the Colosseum.
    Written April 2, 2024
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  • Joanna T
    London10 contributions
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    One of the best churches in Rome and too often overlooked. Be sure to visit and combine with a lovely lunch in one of the many nearby trattoria.
    Written February 4, 2024
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  • planningpro
    Greenwood Village, CO250 contributions
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    Want to gaze at an amazing old palace with multiple art masterpieces without one tenth of the crowds of the Borghese? This is the place. Bought tickets at the door. Not crowded at all. Audio guide included. Could view any work of art at leisure. Velasquez, Caravaggio, Rubens, Bernini and more... Plenty of benches to sit, rest and observe. Marvelous ceilings, rooms.. Just a top notch experience.
    Written February 28, 2024
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  • tosl
    Jersey City, NJ815 contributions
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    It was pouring rain, so we skipped the Forum and I brought my twin teen daughters here instead to escape the rain. I am glad we did. Excellent museum to tour Rome's history through art. The top floor is filled with Roman frescoes - the best collection I have seen anywhere. Although my daughters started to get tired towards the end, we were dry and I loved it. Great museum and not crowded even in the rain.
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • Bambi84
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience on our first evening in Rome. Amazing way to get the history of Rome and the relevance of the places you are seeing and walking past.
    Written November 17, 2023
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  • Michael G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was our favorite museum in Rome. Make sure you go upstairs to the cafe for the amazing view. The first building is the best, and spend some time there.
    Written April 6, 2024
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  • CazzaWestMids
    The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK460 contributions
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    Stunning church set in the most amazing grounds in what looks like a cave. Free to enter and moments walk away from the Termini. Stunning inside. You must take a seat and admire the beauty of this special place.
    Written April 1, 2024
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