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Top 7 Attractions You Must See In Rome

Rome is one of the most visited, beloved, and popular cities in Europe, so trying to only name a few attractions is a difficult task – but it’s not impossible!

Although Italy’s capital has so many attractions, sites, and places that are worth visiting we managed to list the top 7 attractions you must see in Rome. You simply cannot miss out on visiting these sites!

The Colosseum

The Flavian Amphitheatre, more commonly known as the Roman Colosseum is undoubtedly the most popular attraction and the symbol of the Eternal City. Therefore it’s the number one thing you should visit and see in real life when you’re traveling to Rome. Seeing this iconic monument to Ancient Rome is something that will leave you in awe.

The best way you can visit the ancient Colosseum is by booking a tour. Since the amphitheater is so popular there are many different tours you can choose from to get the best experience. If you want to see this world-famous attraction in a different way going on a Colosseum Night Tour will make your visit even more memorable.
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Fontana di Trevi

Have you even been to Rome if you haven’t tossed a coin into the Trevi fountain wishing to come to visit the Eternal City again?

Although it can seem like such a touristy thing to do, you should not miss out on at least passing by the Fontana di Trevi. Just walking around this part of the city will be a great time. There are many souvenir shops and charming restaurants in the streets leading to the fountain. So do use this opportunity to do a bit of souvenir shopping and make a wish to return to Rome. Trust us you’ll want to visit this beautiful city more than once.

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St Peter’s Square

Whether you are a religious person or not, Vatican City is one of the things you should visit when traveling to Rome. Enter the smallest independent state in the world and take a stroll around St Peter’s Square before entering the Basilica. You can visit both of these attractions completely for free.

If you want to make your visit to the Vatican even more special time to visit on a Wednesday morning during the Papal Audience. This will be your chance to see the Pope and see him address the public.

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Spanish Steps

Another iconic Roman site, but the most popular attractions are popular for a reason. Although there isn’t much to do other than just look at the Spanish steps and take really pretty photos, the part of the city where the steps are located is very lively and worth visiting.
If you decide to take an afternoon or night walk around this area of Rome you will enjoy hearing city murmur accompanied by the music of buskers. Isn’t that romantic?


Trastevere is a quite funky, bohemian area that still holds on to its centuries-old, working-class roots. This part of Rome is well-known for its innovative and traditional trattorias, artisan shops, craft beer pubs, and simple and budget-friendly hotels. From the pre-dinner walk through the promenade until late, a young crowd buzzes around Piazza di San Calisto and Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere. This is the site of a gilded, mosaic-filled church.

Suppose you want to enjoy fantastic street food and try many interesting Italian dishes. In that case, Trastevere is the place to go!



The Roman Pantheon is a former temple from the 7th century Catholic church. Today it’s one of the most famous landmarks of the Eternal City. The entrance to Pantheon is completely free. And it’s one of the attractions you can easily visit without having to do much planning.

Once you’re done shopping or having a delicious plate of pasta in the city stop by the Pantheon and marvel at the astonishing cupola of the temple.

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Vatican Museums

Continuing with what you can see in the Vatican City State, Vatican Museums are an amazing archive of art and history that will keep you entertained for hours. Walk through over 50 galleries of art collected through history.

The most important tip we can give you for your visit is to book a Vatican Museums Tour instead of buying an entrance ticket. This is simply because there are so many things to see inside of the museum that you would feel overwhelmed and a bit lost without a professional tour guide giving you an insight into the works displayed there.

Top 7 Attractions You Must See In Rome

However you decide to spend your time in Rome, one thing is guaranteed – you will love the city. It’s a true metropole in which everyone can find something they like, from the iconic Colosseum & Roman Forum to the breathtaking Borghese Gallery. We truly recommend you to visit at least a few of the places from our list of top 7 attractions you must see when in Rome.

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