The city where past and present merged to create beauty.
1. The Borghese Gallery is one of the most visited art galleries in Rome. The objects have been gathered in a private collection since the 17th century. You can see Titian sculptures, the works of Caravaggio or Bernini. Reservation is mandatory and can be made online. Price: 11 euro.
2. The Colosseum remains the most famous ruin of Rome, but also the largest amphitheater in the open air dating from the Roman period. If you go with an organized group or have Roma Pass you can avoid endless queues. For a few years, visitors and underground corridors are open to wild animals and gladiators entering the arena. Fighting was usually life and dying. Only the strongest survived. Tickets can be bought in advance and online. Price: 12 euro, young people up to 25 years: 7.50 euro.
3. The Vatican and Vatican Museums where you should not miss the Sicily Chapel painted by Michelangelo, St. Peter's Basilica overlooking the center of San Marco Square (the largest Christian church in the world), the Egyptian Museums with Mummies. If you go to an organized tour you can also enter the Vatican's secret rooms. Price: 16 euro.
4. The Pantheon is the ruinous ruin of Rome that lasted nearly 2000 years. The city was conquered and attacked, bombed, buildings over buildings were built around, while the Roman-inspired Roman Pantheon remained unwavering in the heart of Rome. Free entrance.
5. Via Appia was the most important road of Rome, the artery connecting the capital with the rest of the Empire, and perhaps the most wandering path of ancient Europe. Here you can also visit the catacombs where many inhabitants of Rome were buried. Underground stays lie for tens of kilometers, and there are a few ruins of hundreds of years old buildings on the surface. Price: 11.50 euro.
6. The Palazzo Massimo alle Terme is not one of Rome's most famous museums, but it hosts sculptures dating from the 2nd century BC and an impressive collection of classical art. On the first floor there are thematic frescos from Roman mythology or religious themes. The masterpieces are frescoes from Villa Livia, 1 st century BC, where you can see a covered room Garden of Heaven, as it was imagined more than 2,000 years ago. In the basement, there is an impressive collection of ancient coins. Entry: 7 euro.
7. The Capitoline Museum The 15th Century Museum houses an impressive collection of ancient, medieval and Renaissance art. Find the famous sculpture of Romulus and Remus and Lupa capitolina, and a collection of works by Titian, Tintoretto, Van Dyck, Rubens and Caravaggio. Price: 11.50 euro.
8. The Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano built during Constantine I, the cathedral was the most important place of Christian worship for a thousand years, since it was built in 324. The interior was restored several times, the most notable contributions being those of Borromini, from the 17th century. Even today it is considered to be the most important cathedral of Rome. Price: 5 euro.
9. Santa Maria degli Angeli is the martyrs rebuilt by Michelangelo, the cathedral is built on the ruins of the Diocletian Baths. Dating back to the 16th century, it is not as popular as the other cathedrals of Rome, but the inner structure is overwhelming.
10. Palatino was thousands of years ago the luxury neighborhood of Rome, placed between the Roman Forum and Circo Massimo. It is said that Romulus laid the foundations of Rome on Palatino Hill after he had killed Remus. The ruins are lost among the hundred-year-old pine trees. According to archaeological finds, the earliest human traces date back to the 8th century BC. Price: 12 euro (valid for Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatino).
There are some important places to visit that have not been on the list, but for those interested in museums or more strange places in Rome, we recommend that you reach the capuchin crypt with an improvised altar of 4,000 bones and skulls of capuchin monks is under Santa Maria della Immacolata Concezione) or the Purgatory Museum, in a room in Chiesa del Sacro Cuore in the Prati neighborhood. If you are interested in the architecture of the Christian churches, but also in the works of art they house, stop at St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican Museums, but do not miss the less known churches of Rome: Santa Maria del Popolo where two works of Caravaggio, San Pietro in Vincoli with the statue of Moses, Michelangelo or Santa Maria della Vittoria where Bernini's famous work, The Exaltation of Saint Teresa, is famous.
Have a beautiful holiday.