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Popular Attractions in Rome

If you're a first time visitor to Rome, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Rome.


What are some good attractions in Rome?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Rome.

Colosseum
1 Piazza del Colosseo Roma, Roma 06 3996 7700
Piazza Navona
00186 Roma Rome, Lazio
Trevi Fountain
Via Ottaviano 73 Rome, Italy 328 898 1069
Roman Forum
Between the Capitol and the Colosseum Rome, Lazio +39 039 060608
Pantheon
Piazza della Rotonda Rome, LZ
Borghese Gallery and Museum
Rome, Italy 06 841 3979
Testaccio
8 Piazza Testaccio Rome, Italy 06 574 6288
Largo di Torre Argentina
Largo di Torre Argentina Rome, Italy
Piazza San Pietro
Rome, Italy
Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura
1 Piazzale San Paolo Rome, Italy 06 6988 0800
Da Gianni
8 Via Orvieto Rome, Italy
Piramide
Rome, Italy
Aventine Hill
Rome, Italy
Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
Piazza della Repubblica Rome, Italy 06 488 0812
Santa Maria in Aracoeli Basilica
12 Scala dell'Arcicapitolina Rome, Italy 06 6976 3839

Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"Visit the "temple of all gods" - the Pantheon 3."  See More

"Roman Forum Roman Forum was ancient Rome's showpiece centre, a grandiose district of temples, basilicas and vibrant public spaces."  See More

"Visit the Borghese Gallery and Museum for amazing works of art - but this one absolutely must be booked well in advance as tickets are limited and sell out."  See More

"I think that Trastevere is a nice neighborhood but I lived in Testaccio for 5 years and I can say that is really nice, because there are shops, markets and restaurants filled with locals."  See More

"For cheap profits, try the Despar supermarket by Campo de' Fiori, or the Punto at Largo di Torre Argentina."  See More

"Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Piazza San Pietro, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps- all outdoor areas to just wander past and enjoy."  See More

"Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura is also a bit further outside the main tourist center of Rome, and is worth a visit."  See More

"there are several trains from Rome to Orvieto and from Orvieto to Florence as well."  See More

"You can get there by taking the metro to Piramide (the station by the cool Pyramid of Caius Cestius) and walk the 15 mins to the museum (that way you get to see the pyramid as well)."  See More

"The usual suspects aside (Coloseum, Spanish Steps, Capitoline and Forum, Piazza della Rotonda and Piazza Navona) you may want to also visit the Villa Borghese Gardens (and stunning scupture gallery), the Castel Sant'Angelo(amazing sunset views), the Teatro di Marcello, the Forum Boarium and the nearby Bocca della Verità at Basilica di Santa Maria in Cosmedin and the Giardino Degli Aranci on the Aventine Hill(where you can also find St Peter's keyhole)."  See More

"It is Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri If you don't know it is there, you'd walk right by it, just a simple door in what looks like rock wall."  See More

"Santa Maria in Aracoeli Basilica this is a great church to see, and in the building that is next to the basilica you can go up in a glass elevator into a terrace and see all Rome from there."  See More

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  1. Colosseum
  2. Piazza Navona
  3. Trevi Fountain
  4. Roman Forum
  5. Pantheon
  6. Borghese Gallery and Museum
  7. Testaccio
  8. Largo di Torre Argentina
  9. Piazza San Pietro
  10. Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura
  11. Da Gianni
  12. Piramide
  13. Aventine Hill
  14. Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
  15. Santa Maria in Aracoeli Basilica
Where can I find out more about Rome?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Rome locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Rome.

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