The best Rome sights, attractions & events


Located on the Tiber and built on seven hills, the Eternal City of Rome boasts nearly 3,000 years of world-class art, architecture and culture. Since 1871, the almost 3 million metropolis has been the capital of Italy.

In the past thousand years, the city has been shaped by various influences and builders. Today, ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum are reminiscent of the power of the Roman Empire at the time. Many buildings including the old town, as well as buildings of the Vatican with St. Peter's Basilica are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Today Rome is a world metropolis and the destination of many city travelers. The Eternal City invites you to visit with its many sights. Plan several days to explore and discover.

We have put together the best Rome sights, attractions & events, travel tips and recommendations for your Rome city trip for you. Including the most important sights of the city with the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica, the Pantheon or the Roman Forum. We also have information, tours and tickets for the individual sights for you.

It is best to use a Rome City Pass for your city trip and save with free entry to museums and attractions, on local transport and the annoying queues at sights such as the Vatican and Colosseum.

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We have put together the best sights in Rome for you. We have all the important sights with the relevant information as well as tours and tickets.

Best of Rome


Viktor-Emanuelsdenkmal


(153 views | under Europa, Italien, Rom)


Eine wichtige Sehenswürdigkeit der Stadt Rom ist das Nationaldenkmal Viktor-Emanuelsdenkmal (Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II) zwischen der Piazza Venezia und dem Forum Romanum.




Cortile del Belvedere Rome


(80 views | under Europe, Italy, Rome)


The Cortile del Belvedere is one of the most important architectural works of the High Renaissance and one of the sights in Rome. The Belvedere Courtyard in the Vatican Palace in Rome was designed by Donato Bramante and offers a wonderful view of the old St. Peter's Basilica. It can be visited together with the Vatican Museums.




Colosseum


(69 views | under Europe, Italy, Rome)


The most famous sight and landmark of Rome and one of the most important landmarks in the world is the Colosseum in Rome. It is the largest of the amphitheaters built in ancient Rome, the largest closed structure in ancient Rome and the largest amphitheater ever built in the world. It was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1980.




St. Peter’s Basilica


(66 views | under Europe, Italy, Rome)


One of the most popular in Europe and one of the best sights in Rome is St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on St. Peter's Square. The church building impresses every visitor not only with its external appearance but also with the pompous interior. The church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.




Roman Forum


(61 views | under Europe, Italy, Rome)


The Roman Forum in Rome is one of the most important sights in Rome and one of the most popular attractions among tourists. It is the oldest Roman forum and was the center of political, economic, cultural and religious life. It is located in a depression between the three city hills Capitol, Palatine and Esquiline.




Pantheon


(49 views | under Europe, Italy, Rome)


One of the most famous sights in Rome is the Pantheon. This ancient building in Rome, which has been consecrated as a church, is particularly known for the vaulted rotunda of 43.30 m. For a long time, the dome was - measured by its inner diameter - the largest dome in the world. It is one of the best preserved structures from Roman antiquity. The sight is one of the most important tourist destinations in Rome.




Trevi fountain


(46 views | under Europe, Italy, Rome)


One of the most popular and well-known fountains in the world and thus one of the greatest attractions in Rome is the Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi). At around 26 meters high and around 50 meters wide, it is also the largest fountain in Rome.




St. Peter’s Square


(39 views | under Europe, Italy, Rome)


St. Peter's Square in Rome, built between 1656 and 1667, is one of the most important sights of the city with the associated St. Peter's Basilica. It is part of the Vatican City. The state border between Vatican City and Italy is formed by the colonnades, which consist of 284 fifteen meter high columns of the Tuscan order.




Castel Sant’Angelo


(33 views | under Europe, Italy, Rome)


The Castel Sant’Angelo is one of the most important sights in Rome. The Angel's Bridge in front of it leads to Castel Sant'Angelo over the Tiber in Rome. It was originally built as a mausoleum and later converted into a fort by various popes.




Spanish Steps


(32 views | under Europe, Italy, Rome)


One of the most famous open staircases in the world - the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) - is one of the most important sights in Rome. The staircase with its total of 136 steps attracts thousands of visitors every year and is one of the most famous sights of Rome.




Vatican Museums


(21 views | under Europe, Italy, Rome)


If you want to see works by art legends like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and Raphael, then you have to visit the Vatican Museums. It is one of the most important sights in Rome and can be combined very well with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square.



  • Cortile del Belvedere, Rom
    Europe,  Italy,  Rome

    Cortile del Belvedere Rome

    The Cortile del Belvedere is one of the most important architectural works of the High Renaissance and one of the sights in Rome. The Belvedere Courtyard in the Vatican Palace in Rome was designed by Donato Bramante and offers a wonderful view of the old St. Peter's Basilica. It can be visited together with the Vatican Museums.


  • Vatikanische Museen, Rom
    Europe,  Italy,  Rome

    Vatican Museums

    If you want to see works by art legends like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio and Raphael, then you have to visit the Vatican Museums. It is one of the most important sights in Rome and can be combined very well with a visit to St. Peter's Basilica and St. Peter's Square.

  • Pantheon, Rom
    Europe,  Italy,  Rome

    Pantheon

    One of the most famous sights in Rome is the Pantheon. This ancient building in Rome, which has been consecrated as a church, is particularly known for the vaulted rotunda of 43.30 m. For a long time, the dome was - measured by its inner diameter - the largest dome in the world. It is one of the best preserved…

  • Rom, Petersplatz, St. Peter's Square, Rome
    Europe,  Italy,  Rome

    St. Peter’s Square

    St. Peter's Square in Rome, built between 1656 and 1667, is one of the most important sights of the city with the associated St. Peter's Basilica. It is part of the Vatican City. The state border between Vatican City and Italy is formed by the colonnades, which consist of 284 fifteen meter high columns of the Tuscan order.


  • Petersdom, Rom, Rome, St. Peter's Basilica
    Europe,  Italy,  Rome

    St. Peter’s Basilica

    One of the most popular in Europe and one of the best sights in Rome is St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City on St. Peter's Square. The church building impresses every visitor not only with its external appearance but also with the pompous interior. The church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Engelsburg, Rom, Rome, Castel Sant'Angelo
    Europe,  Italy,  Rome

    Castel Sant’Angelo

    The Castel Sant’Angelo is one of the most important sights in Rome. The Angel's Bridge in front of it leads to Castel Sant'Angelo over the Tiber in Rome. It was originally built as a mausoleum and later converted into a fort by various popes.

  • Trevi Brunnen, Rom, Trevi fountain, Rome
    Europe,  Italy,  Rome

    Trevi fountain

    One of the most popular and well-known fountains in the world and thus one of the greatest attractions in Rome is the Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi). At around 26 meters high and around 50 meters wide, it is also the largest fountain in Rome.


  • Spanische Treppe, Rom, Rome, Spanish Steps
    Europe,  Italy,  Rome

    Spanish Steps

    One of the most famous open staircases in the world - the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) - is one of the most important sights in Rome. The staircase with its total of 136 steps attracts thousands of visitors every year and is one of the most famous sights of Rome.