Historic Sites in Rome

Historic Sites in Rome, Italy

Rome Historic Sites

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What travellers are saying

  • Out-and-about-lots
    United Kingdom416 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience that if in Rome you have to do. I didn’t book any tours, etc. and felt that walking around the outside was enough to take it all in. The queues are big so book before you come to Rome and chose the skip the line tickets. Overall, a great experience that is ticked off for me.
    Written 1 March 2024
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  • brat0029
    North Mankato, MN171 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I really enjoyed this church. It was historically important and held many wonderful pieces of art. It's also quite large and takes a few hours to fully see.
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • Rafael Miranda
    London, UK172 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Going back in time and with some nice views, a lot of historical moments and nice walks like you were going back to the roman times.
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • Rafael Miranda
    London, UK172 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really good atmosphere and a lot to see, be prepared to walk a lot up and down stairs and hills, also be amazed with some of the greatest views in Rome. A lot of history to absorb
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • Agathe L
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Villa Borghese was splendid ! Me and my friends went there a few times during our holidays, to relax, read a book on a bench drained by the sun and we even used the miniboats on the lake which was a really fun and relaxed activity.
    However, among all of those great things, we unfortunalety havn't been able to visit the Gallery Borghese ! There was too many people and we should have booked the visit weeks ago. So, if you want an advice : don't hesiate to book your tickets in advance !
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • Tsuni
    London, UK35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited during the Easter Holiday, while everywhere else in Rome was full, this one was a nice surprise to us.
    Kids enjoyed VR experience, the ground was very relaxing too.
    Kids found the cellar/underground section a little scary.
    Overall it was a great day out.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • MtEverest
    Las Vegas235 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We actually went to the Sunday morning mass here, but anyone can visit. Check the visiting hours at the website. It is a Gothic style church, unique in Rome. It has Michelangelo's Christ the Redeemer. Apparently the master died before completion and it was finished by his pupils.
    Written 31 December 2023
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  • misterfuss
    San Francisco, California82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I've been to Rome many times and seen many antiquities, so for me this was a wonderful addition to my accumulated experiences. I booked an English language tour direct with the CoopCulture site. My weekday tour did not include the VR component. My tour was during the exhibition called La Domus Aurea e l'Egitto. The tour included material about the influence and background of Ptolemaic Egypt on the Domus Aurea and Nero's reign. That information was interesting for me because it built on my existing knowledge of Nero. The visit was enhanced with some imperial Roman artifacts that were moved into the site for the exhibit. Fortunately I did plenty of research in advance, because the guided tour neglected to provide an in depth description of the site itself. For example, the tour did not point out that the wall decorations are the fourth style of Imperial Roman painting, which was more complex and detailed than the previous four styles of Imperial Roman wall frescoes. While past tourists such as Casanova and Marquis de Sade left their signatures scratched into the walls, my tour did not point out these curiosities from the past. I do not recall the tour identifying the names of the rooms, or explaining any of the myths illustrated in the frescoes; for example The Room of Achilles and Sciro, or the mosaic of Ulysses and Polyphemus. Yet, these omissions weren't actually great errors for me; because of my research in advance and because my accumulated experiences include ad infinitum explanations of such myths. The visit did have the excitement and thrill of visiting ancient underground Rome. The exhibition called La Domus Aurea e l'Egitto provided much revisionist theory about Nero's efforts to enfranchise the population beyond the Roman elite, and beyond his demonization in The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, by Suetonius. In retrospect, I highly recommend the the visit and the tour, but I also recommend that you do your own research in advance.
    Written 3 December 2023
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  • Jocov r
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Basilica San Paolo is an awe-inspiring testament to faith and architecture. Its grandeur and serene ambiance offer a profound experience for visitors exploring Rome's rich cultural heritage.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Gubbini
    Chicago, IL174 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Janiculum (Gianicolo) Hill (Colle) contains a large park area with pleasant walking paths, scenic overlooks, and historic monuments to those who fought for the unification of Italy. It is also where the Botanic Gardens are located. It is adjacent to both Trastevere and the Vatican yet it is pleasantly devoid of tourists. First time visitors to Rome are unlikely to make this a priority stop but returning visitors might want to see Rome from this perspective, especially on a nice day.
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • Holidaymaker82
    Southampton, UK26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyed this interesting museum and liked the unique way of displaying the villa with the glass floors and lights to highlight different sections plus computers projections, made it a really different and informative experience. Only shame is the size of the group meant we couldn't always see everything and parents often let their children stand over the lit up area that was being talked about so noone else could then see it, or as there were so many people you could sometimes get stuck at the back/in hallway and not see it all. Also we didn't have anything about Trajan's column, which others mentioned in their reviews and I was looking forward to learning about, so not sure if they've eliminated this part of the tour. But otherwise an enjoyable experience we'd recommend.

    Just a note of caution, there is an adjoining café which looks like it's linked to the museum - it has the same signage across the whole area and a glass dividing wall/window near the entrance. We spotted the toilets there so popped in to use while we were waiting for the tour to start but before we could do so got shouted at by a very aggressive waitress that THIS IS A RESTAURANT!!!! We apologised and showed her we had tickets for the museum part and she just screamed NO DOMUS TOILET and pointed us to the door. I'm guessing they have many people make the same mistake as us and have got fed up! We did find another toilet in a courtyard as you start the tour but have no idea if this is part of the museum either but others used without issue so we did too!
    Written 10 November 2023
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    Antwerp Province, Belgium444 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As the titles says mixed feelings but it’s a nice market selling vegetables, pasta, mixes and lots of lemonclelo. Only a few shops! Nothing amazing.
    Written 25 July 2023
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  • peggyps
    Shorewood, MN4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely incredible experience that clearly explains the amazing history of Rome. Also archeological magnificent site.
    I can’t recommend highly enough!!
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • SimonOnVacation
    Toronto, Canada364 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our group did quite a walk to be able to reach this place, and it was packed. Some of us were able to make the climb up on their knees, as did others.
    This is the same set of stairs brought by St Helena from Jerusalem and it was believed that Jesus climbed the stairs when he was sentenced by Pilate.
    Written 4 February 2024
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  • Mary Jane E
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Villa Farnesina was so special. A perfect Renaissance villa located in Trastavere 10 minutes from my hotel. I signed up for the English language tour they give every Saturday at 10 am and my guide-Sophie-was wonderful.
    Written 26 November 2023
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