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Top 15 Historical Sites

Top 15 Historical Sites in Rome - 2023

Discover the rich history of Rome through its iconic landmarks, monuments, and archaeological sites. Immerse yourself in its cultural heritage and explore the fascinating stories of the past. Uncover the secrets of this historical city and embark on a journey through time.
Updated Oct 2023
  • No.1
    845 Reviews
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    "The place is Hayle, which shows history, is an unconventional church, and the architectural style of having a large circular hole in the dome, shows the course of architectural art, and around the Pentheon, restaurants and cafes that can sit on and enjoy the view from the outside, and I'm nominating him to visit anyone who goes to Rome."
    787m from downtown
    Highlights: The Pantheon is a well-preserved building in ancient Rome, with a history of more than 2,000 years. Artist Raphael, Roman emperor Vittorio Emmanuel II and Wimble I rest here. The Pantheon was built by Agoriba, the son-in-law of the first emperor of the Roman Empire, Octavian, to worship the gods on Mount Olympia. Luo praised it as "Angel's Design". The Pantheon is located in the center of Rome. Its vestibule is Piazza Rotonda. There is a fountain erected with a tall steeple stele. The base of the stele is carved with scenes from ancient Roman mythology. The main building structure is simple and clear. It is a huge cylinder of equal width and height, covered with a semi-circular dome. There are no windows inside, and there are statues of gods all around. There is a large circular hole with a diameter of 8.9 meters on the top, which is the lighting point of the Pantheon. The light leaks from the top and changes the angle of the light with the movement of the position of the sun, giving people a sacred and solemn feeling.
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  • No.2
    315 Reviews
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    "Also known as the Castle of the Holy Angel, this castle was built by Emperor Hadrian as his mausoleum, later used by the Popes as residence before its decommissioning in 1901 to a museum."
    1.8km from downtown
    Highlights: The Fort Sant'Angelo was originally a family cemetery built by Emperor Hadrian. It was later converted into a papal fortress in the 6th century AD. It is said that in 590 AD, Pope Gregory saw an angel in the sky above the fort and named it the Holy Angel. Fort. Castel Sant'Angelo, located on the Tiber River, at the western end of the ancient Roman region, there are several bridges leading to the west bank of the Tiber River, the more important one is the bridge to the Castel Sant'Angelo (PonteSantaAngelo). When walking through the Pont Sant'Angelo, you may wish to take a closer look at the shape of the bridge and the various exquisite carvings on it. The bridge designed by Bernini can be said to be a masterpiece of Baroque decorative art, but only two of the angel statues on the bridge are made of The statue, sculpted by Bernini himself, has been moved to the church of Santa Adreadelle Fratte for proper preservation, and two replicas have been placed on the bridge. The history of Castel Sant'Angelo in the 2nd century AD, the Roman emperor Hadrian designed the Castel Sant'Angelo and personally directed its construction as the resting place for himself and his successors. Over the centuries, Castel Sant'Angelo has undergone a number of changes: first as a fortress to stop the Visigoths and Ostrogoths from invading, then as a prison, and later converted into a splendid papal palace. Now as a museum, in addition to the collection of stuccoes, frescoes and the residence furniture of the Pope, ancient weapons are also an important and precious collection here.
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  • No.3
    274 Reviews
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    "The mouth of truth: This is a manhole cover from ancient Rome, found on the exterior wall of the church in 1632, and it is said that the hand is placed in her mouth, if lying can not pull out, in the film Roman Holiday is it scared the lovely princess. The church itself was built in the sixth century and is decorated with Byzantine mosaics. The mouth of truth is a marble carving, similar to the human face, with nose and eyes, and a large mouth, located on the porch of the Church of Our Lady of Rome, Greece, Italy. According to legend, if anyone doesn't tell the truth, it will bite his hand. Travelers who come here have reached into their mouths to try if their hands will be bitten. Tickets: Free opening hours 9:30-18;00 address: Piazza della Bocca della Verità , 18, 00186 Roma RM, Italy"
    542m from downtown
    Highlights: The Mouth of Truth is a disc engraved with the head of the god of the sea. It stands on the wall at the end of the promenade outside the main entrance of the Church of Our Lady of Cosmedin. It is famous all over the world because of the movie "Roman Holiday". In fact, this is just a manhole cover from the ancient Roman era, which was discovered in 1632 next to the outer wall of the church where it is now. The mouth of truth legend This can be said to be one of the oldest lie detectors in the world. It is said that if a liar puts his hand into the "mouth of truth", his hand will be bitten off. Another saying is that as long as you put your hand into the "mouth of truth" and recite your lover's name seven times in your heart, if your hand is not bitten, it means that you are sincere to this love. Although the legend of sightseeing and shooting cannot be taken seriously, but now tourists come here, all lining up to stretch their hands into the "Mouth of Truth" to take pictures. Because there are too many tourists who come here, if you want to take pictures here, you often have to queue for a long time. Basically, each person can stay in front of the scenic spot for about a minute or two. It was originally an ancient Roman manhole cover found near the church, and the pattern on it may be the face of Triton, the son of Poseidon. Church of Our Lady of Cosmedin The building of the Church of Our Lady of Cosmedin itself was built in the 6th century, decorated with Colint columns and Byzantine-style mosaics, and is also worth seeing. In front of the church are the remains of the Temple of Fontenay, the oldest existing temple in Rome.
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  • No.4
    33 Reviews
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 2066 reviews
    "walking distance from Aroma di Roma Maison (less than 2 km)"
    785m from downtown
    Highlights: There are empty green horse farms, historic buildings. Competitive events such as chariot races can be held on the racecourse, and social or religious activities are also permitted.
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  • No.5
    352 Reviews
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    "Cool. I was thrilled that the citizens loved this for a long time. I only thought that our country's Sungnyemun was so sorry ㅜㅠ"
    755m from downtown
    Highlights: The Arch of Constantine was built in 315 to commemorate Constantine the Great defeating Emperor Maxenti to unify the Roman Empire. There were a total of 21 triumphal arches in ancient Rome, but today there are only three remaining in the city of Rome. The Arc de Triomphe of Constantine is one of them, and the other two are located in the Roman Forum. Overview of the Arc de Triomphe Located on the west side of the Colosseum, the Arc de Triomphe of Constantine is 25.7 meters long, 7.4 meters wide, and 21 meters high. It has 3 arches. But still in the wind and rain, witnessing the glory of Rome together with the Colosseum. Today, the Arc de Triomphe has become a must-see attraction for tourists visiting Rome. Arc de Triomphe relief panels The eight relief panels above the Arc de Triomphe were dismantled from the monument to Emperor Aurelius at that time, and the originals are now kept in the Museum of the Roman Capital. The main content is the life performance of successive emperors, such as Antony, Hadrian and so on. Only the circular reliefs above the two small arches depict scenes of this war. Today and the eve of the Arc de Triomphe, Napoleon came to Rome, saw this Arc de Triomphe, and greatly appreciated it, and then built the Arc de Triomphe in Paris based on it. Therefore, although the Arc de Triomphe of Constantine is the later built of the three triumphal arches in Rome, the shadow of early Roman art can still be seen, and it is well preserved and worth a visit.
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  • No.6
    88 Reviews
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    "It’s not very publicised but it’s one of the most beautiful churches in Rome and the entire world. Prepare yourself to walk with head up, as the ceilings are a work of art. There’s not a corner in here that doesn’t deserve do be admired.Truly worth it"
    1.4km from downtown
    Highlights: Legend has it that in AD 356, the Pope saw the Virgin Mary in a dream, and she ordered "a church to be built where it snows tonight". Although it was August, it snowed here, so the Basilica of Our Lady of Maggiore, also known as the Basilica of Our Lady, was built in the place where it snowed. The architectural style of Notre Dame Church has been rebuilt many times since its completion, and the current Notre Dame Church combines the architectural styles of various periods. The 36 columns in the interior were moved from the temples of ancient Rome. The horizontal beams supported by columns are typical of the early Christian church building techniques. The mosaics of the altar in the main hall depicting 36 scenes from the Old Testament are relics from the early Christian era in the 5th century. ; The 13th-century gold mosaic "Coronation of the Virgin" shines on the dome, and there is also a 13th-century mosaic behind the corridor on the 2nd floor; the bell tower built in 1377 is 75 meters high and is the crown of Rome; the right side of Sisto 5's The chapel is of the late Renaissance, and the chapel in Paorina on the left is in the early 17th century Baroque; as a result, the façade of the church was built in the 18th century and has a typical Baroque style.
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  • No.7
    90 Reviews
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    "Also known as Papal church, this Basilica serves as the highest ranking among the four major Papal Basilicas, with 12 statues erected and 6 Pope's tomb enshrined."
    2.1km from downtown
    Highlights: Lateran Basilica, also known as the Basilica of St. John Lateran, is the oldest of the four basilicas in Rome. The halls and halls of the hall are particularly magnificent, resplendent, and rich in various carvings, which are worth watching. History of the Basilica The Basilica of St. John Lateran was once the villa of Roman celebrities, and it was donated by Constantine the Great of the Roman Empire. The church was built in AD 314 and had the Pope in tin until 1308 when a relentless fire completely destroyed it. The present Basilica of St. John was rebuilt in the 14th century, and in the 17th century, it was renovated on a large scale and was beautifully designed. There are statues of Jesus Christ and the Thirteen Apostles in the middle of the hall. On the left side of the entrance, there is a marble statue of Constantine the Great. The bronze door in the middle of the entrance originates from the Senate in Roman times. On the left side of the square in front of St. John's Basilica in Lateran, there is the Mangbai Church in the 16th century. This chapel houses the famous twenty-eight steps, which are the legendary steps that Christ climbed when he was tried. Stored in Jerusalem, it was brought from Jerusalem by the order of the mother during the reign of Constantine the Great and placed here. Coming here to watch the devout believers kneel down here and climb the stairs, one cannot help but marvel at the great power of faith.
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  • No.8
    82 Reviews
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    "The bathing area of Caracala was the second largest bathing area in Rome at the time, and the first was the bathing area of Diocletian next to the railway station (which was available for 3,000 people at the same time). The bathing area of Caracala was a comprehensive leisure centre with a library, shops and gardens. The underground chamber of the bathing chamber has a pipeline of 9.5 kilometers long, and nearly 1,000 slaves work hard to watch the intricate pipeline system in the tunnel every day. At that time, there were a million people in Rome, of whom 300,000 were slaves."
    1.7km from downtown
    Highlights: The Caracalla Baths was built by King Caracalla in 217 AD. It is made of granite, and the overall decoration is complex and complicated, showing the luxurious style of the prosperous ancient Rome. The bathing area covers an area of 10 hectares and can accommodate 1,500 people at a time to enjoy the fun of bathing at the same time. Like other baths in Italy at that time, Caracalla Bath was also located in a garden with long grass and beautiful scenery. What is unusual is that there is a library 38 meters long and 22 meters wide on one side of the wall. 32 bookcases for scrolls are built into the inner walls of the library. A bench is built in front of the inner wall so that people can sit comfortably on the bench and read books from the bookcase. There are steps leading to the bathing area next to the library, where people can take a leisurely stroll to the bathing area after reading poetry and books, divert their attention and sort out their emotions. In addition to the library, there is also a stadium next to the baths, which is closely related to the life of the Romans who love sports. Because of the large number of visitors, various shops are also essential. The Rise and Fall of the Baths Three centuries after the Baths opened, during a Roman siege, the water supply to the Baths of Caracalla was cut off by the Goths, and the Baths have since faded from Roman life. Coupled with the fact that the Baths of Caracalla deviates from the center of ancient Rome and loses its function, it soon falls into a miserable state of being forgotten and desolate. It was probably used as a pilgrim's burial ground in the Middle Ages. After the 12th century the ruins of the baths became a quarry for builders.
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  • No.9
    38 Reviews
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    "🌟 Machelo Theatre is located near the Venice Square in Rome, and it feels like a mini version of the Colosseum at first glance. It is actually an ancient theater that is more historical than the Colosseum, but it is very dilapidated without maintenance. 🌟 Ancient theater in the 1st century BC, typical Roman Colosseum style. It can accommodate about 12,000 spectators, and now it can only look at the appearance and cannot be visited inside. And just "naked" on the side of the road, you can see [laughs and tears] 🌟 There are three elegant columns on the right side of the theater. The Apollo Temple."
    242m from downtown
    Highlights: The theater was built 90 years earlier than the large amphitheatre built on its model. It is an ancient theater in the 1st century BC. At that time it was a large theater that could hold 12,000 people. The stone of the theater was used to bridge the Tiber River in the 4th century. In the Middle Ages, it was used to build the city wall. In the 16th century, it was used for the luxurious sarcophagus of the Orsini family, which later became the present. look.
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  • No.10
    19 Reviews
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    "There are many collections in the palace, which seem inconspicuous, but there are many people who go there. So go over and wait in line early. The collections are also interpreted in Italian and English."
    1.3km from downtown
    Highlights: Palazzo Barberini is a palace in Rome facing Piazza Barberini and houses the National Gallery of Ancient Art. In "Roman Holiday", the embassy where Princess An lived was shot here. The Barberini family has produced the Pope, so the mansion is very stylish, and Bernini also participated in the design. Entering the Barberini Palace, it is an art gallery. You cannot take pictures in the gallery, and you need to send packages. There are many paintings and sculptures in the gallery, many of which are masterpieces, such as "Judith Beheading Holofernes" and "Judith Beheading Holofernes" and other paintings. Among them, the spiral staircase designed by Bernini and the ceiling frescoes in a huge hall are particularly classic and very shocking.
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  • No.11
    4 Reviews
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    "Villa Este, closed on Monday, is located about five kilometres from Garibaldi Square, a glorious example of the Roman bathing beach where the emperor once spent his holiday, with unique and spectacular fountains, a great example of a Renaissance villa, There you can enjoy the waterfalls of the pristine Agnène river road."
    817m from downtown
  • No.12
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 69 reviews
    2.5km from downtown
  • No.13
    12 Reviews
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 334 reviews
    "There are many collections in this palace, especially many portraits of the Pope. Not far from the museum in the center of Rome. If you can go and see, especially the oil paintings, although after so many years, the color is still very bright."
    961m from downtown
  • No.14
    5 Reviews
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 375 reviews
    "Oping Mountain Park (Parco del Colle Oppio) is the southern pivot of Mount Eskilin, one of the seven hills in Rome, Italy. The valley of Suburra is separated from Cispius in the north and the valley of the Colosseum in the south. Oping Mountain Park covers an area of about 11 hectares. It was developed in 1871. A central avenue runs straight down the hill to the Colosseum of Rome, offering stunning views."
    1.1km from downtown
  • No.15
    90 Reviews
    taCommentScoreUrlbased on 1218 reviews
    "Part of the ancient Roman relics, the surrounding buildings and background buildings are relatively complete, and the columns are relatively complete and fine. The square is almost rectangular and you can see the Plaza de Turazhen."
    458m from downtown
    Highlights: The square consists of a series of squares built by Trajan, Augustus, Caesar, Nerva and Vespasian between 42 BC and 112 AD. Trajan's Square Trajan's Square (Foridi Traiano) is the largest square unearthed. Apart from some Trajan's Columns, very little remains of this huge area from the 2nd century AD. Trajan's Column was built to commemorate Trajan's defeat of the Dacian (from today's Romania) and has a spiral relief on it. At the top of the column is the original golden statue of Trajan, which was lost in the Middle Ages, and now stands the statue of St. Peter. Trajan's Market (Mercatidi Traiano) is a huge semi-circular building with shops and offices on three floors. Square Ruins The Augustus Square (ForidiAugusto) and the Nerva Square (ForidiNerva) are located to the southeast of Trajan's Square and the surrounding market, and very few remains are left. The wall behind the Augustus Square is 30 meters high and is built to protect the square from the frequent local fires. On the other side of the square, there are three columns standing on the raised platform, they are the only remnants of the Foridi Cesare. Piazza Venezia There is a Vittoriano Memorial Hall made of white marble, called the "wedding cake" or "typewriter" by the Romans, to commemorate the unification of Italy and Emmanu who contributed to its unification Built by El II. The front of the memorial hall is a curved façade formed by 16 columns. There are two huge bronze statues on the memorial hall, the right one represents "thought" and the left one means "action". There is a flying lion statue created by Michelangelo on the steps leading to the memorial platform. The two sets of fountains below the steps also hold meanings - the Tyrrhenian Sea on the right and the Adriatic Sea on the left. The statue of the figure riding a horse in the middle of the steps is the soul of this memorial hall: Victor Emmanuel II.
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What are some Historical Sites in Rome?
Some Historical Sites in Rome include:Pantheon|Castel Sant'Angelo|Mouth of Truth|Circus Maximus|Arch of Constantine
What are some highly-rated Historical Sites in Rome?
Some highly-rated Historical Sites in Rome include:Pantheon:4.7|Castel Sant'Angelo:4.6|Mouth of Truth:4.4|Arch of Constantine:4.5|Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore:4.6
At what locations in Rome can Historical Sites in Rome be found?
The Historical Sites in Rome are mainly located in:Pantheon:Rome|Castel Sant'Angelo:Rome|Mouth of Truth:Rome|Circus Maximus:Rome|Arch of Constantine:Rome