Rome attractions

Rome attractions

Here you will find Rome central attractions and what to visit when you arrive in Rome. Click on the maps below to open the list of major attractions in Rome.

  Colosseum
  Forum Romanum
  Palatino
  Vatican city
  Vatican Museums
  St. Peter's Basilica
  St. Peter's Square
  Castel Sant'Angelo
  Pantheon
  Spanish steps
(Piazza di Spagna)
  Trevi's Fountain
  Mouth of truth
(Bocca della verità)
  St. Paolo's Basilica
  Circus Maximus
  Terme di Caracalla
  Piazza Navona
  Torre Argentina
  Curia di Pompeo
  Piazza Venezia
(Altare della Patria)
  Campidoglio
  Campo de' Fiori
  Belvedere del Giannicolo
  Fontana dei Tritoni
  Basilica San Pietro in Vincoli
  Piazza Trilussa
  Villa Borghese
  Isola Tiberina
  Bioparco di Roma
  Appia Antica
(Caffarella)
  Roma Termini Central Station


The Colosseum

The Roman Colosseum, also knows as the Flavian Amphitheater, is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The Colosseum is the largest Roman amphitheater, with an elliptical structure of 188 meters long, 156 meters wide and 57 meters high. Made in brick and covered with travertine was divided into five levels with a capacity for more than 50,000 people. It is the symbol of Rome and part of the history of the Roman Empire that for the pleasure of the residents of Rome organized fights between gladiators or against wild animals and fabulous shows called "naumachie", that were real naval fights in the Sand full of water. Beneath the Arena of the Colosseum, numerous corridors and rooms housed gladiators and ferocious beasts that could be carried to the center of the Arena thanks to a series of elevators and ramps.

Visiting the Colosseum

The Colosseum offers different options to people who wish to visit and discover the secrets of the Ancient Rome. Given the high traffic of visitors, the reservation of tickets is highly recommended to avoid the long lines at the entrance. In addition to the simple entrance, which also allows you to visit the Roman Forum and the Palatine with the same ticket, it is possible to participate in guided group or private tours.

Hint: The best time of day to visit the Colosseum is in the morning, right at opening (8:30 AM). Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before opening to breeze through the entrance, although it is recommended to buy a ticket online in advance to avoid the long lines at the entrance. Follow the guideline below to buy the Colosseum ticket online.
Colosseum Tickets

You can buy colosseum tickets online at the official website of the archaeological area of the Colosseum (Colosseum, Palatine, Roman Forum) by clicking the following link: https://parcocolosseo.it/en/. There are various ticket options with or without a tour guide. On the official website main page, click on "Buy Ticket", then again on "Buy Ticket" for the desired ticket option and finally on "Buy Ticket" and then select the desired time slot. With the entrance to the Roman Colosseum you can also enter the Palatine and Roman Forum and the ticket is valid for 2 days from the first use.

You will be redirected to the bottom of the page, where the available dates and time slots are shown in a calendar. Please book at least one week in advance as the number of visitors is limited. The price is 18€ for regular admission including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. The price is reduced for European citizens. With the ticket, you don't have to queue to buy it at the entrance, but you still need to pass security.

Hint: Due to Covid safety measures the Colosseum is opened with a reduced capacity and reduced opening hours. For more information visit the official website https://parcocolosseo.it/en/.
Rome Surroundings Highlights

Rome Surroundings Highlights

Here you will find the places of interest in Rome area and in the nearby Latium region. Click on the maps below to open the list of the places of interest in Rome.


  Ancient Ostia
  Traiano Port
  Villa Adriana
  Villa D'Este
  Tarquinia Necropolis
  Castel Gandolfo
  Lago di Albano
  Lago di Nemi
  Lago di Bracciano
  Lago di Bolsena
  Saturnia Baths
  Tivoli Baths
  Zoomarine
  Magic Land
  Castel Romano Outlet
  Valmontone Outlet
  Fiumicino Airport
  Ciampino Airport
  Civitavecchia cruise port