Whether you’re exploring the Colosseum or tossing coins in the Trevi Fountain, Rome attractions will capture your imagination over a blissful holiday. From the city's historic landmarks to its upmarket bars and cafes, Rome's many attractions will ensure every holiday is an unforgettable experience.
Explore the attractions of Ancient Rome
Every visitor to Rome is familiar with its ancient history, and it’s a facet of the city of which its residents are fiercely proud. Start your odyssey around the attractions of Ancient Rome at the Colosseum, the amphitheatre that’s emblematic of the great heights reached by the Roman Empire. The Colosseum was built from 72-80 AD and originally hosted battles re-enactments, executions, gladiator contests and performances of classic drama.
Nearby, the Roman Forum, the centre of the city in ancient times, and the Circus Maximus, the former site of chariot racing, are both notable attractions in the city. Visitors can also see the Pantheon, one of Ancient Rome’s most iconic buildings and one which has influenced classical architecture the world over.
Other essential ancient attractions include the Appian Way and the Catacombs, as well as the magnificent Roman aqueducts around the city.
Other famous sights in Rome
Some of Rome’s other popular attractions are much more recent in origin, though still centuries-old. St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City was built in the 16th and 17th centuries, while the romantic Trevi Fountain, a monument to Baroque extravagance, was constructed between the 17th and 18th centuries.
From start to finish, Rome is brimming with historic attractions and magnificent architecture, and by simply walking around the city you can see the city's most spectacular sights up close.