Things to do in Roma
After the Great Fire of Rome, the Roman Emperor Nero ordered the construction of an ostentatious palatial complex, a relic of his megalomaniac eccentricities – Domus Aurea.
The Ara Pacis Augustae is proudly displayed behind protective glass walls in a museum next to the Tiber River. It is one of the best remaining examples of Roman relief sculpture.
Villa Borghese is Rome’s green oasis and the location of the Borghese Museum and Gallery, which houses masterpieces by Bernini, Canova, Caravaggio and Raphael.
‘Galleria Borghese’ is a beautiful art gallery in Villa Borghese Gardens, the third largest public park in Rome.
There is very little left of what was once the largest sports stadium in history. Even so, it is well worth visiting the Circus Maximus and getting to know a little bit more about its history.
Located on the right bank of the Tiber, Castel Sant’Angelo was originally built as a mausoleum for the Roman emperor Hadrian and is connected to the city centre by Ponte Sant’Angelo, dotted with Baroque statues of angels
Rome’s thriving restaurant scene covers all manners of Italian cuisine. It runs the gamut from old-school Roman trattorias and osterias to hole-in-the-wall pizzerias and trendy restaurants. If you need a break from Italian cuisine (but who would?), there is also some great eateries where you can enjoy international cuisine.
The iconic Piazza di Spagna is one of the most photographed landmarks in the Eternal City. Stroll up the gleaming marble Spanish Steps and take in the breathtaking old-world architecture.
Palatine Hill was where Romulus founded the Italian capital in Roman mythology. The emperors of the Roman Empire made it their home. Discover its history and legends.