The Papal Archbasilica of St. John in Lateran, commonly known as St. John Lateran Archbasilica, St. John Lateran Basilica, St. John Lateran, or simply the Lateran Basilica, is the cathedral church of Rome, Italy and therefore houses the cathedra, or ecclesiastical seat, of the Roman Pontiff(Pope).
It is the oldest of and has precedence among the four papal major basilicas, all of which are in Rome, because it is the oldest church in the West and houses the cathedra of the Roman Pontiff.It has the title of ecumenical mother church of the Roman Catholic faithful.
Very beautiful church. One of the 4 papal basilicas in Rome. Being such, it's extremely large and beautiful, but much less busier than going to the Vatican. Come here and spend 30-60 minutes if you like looking in detail at the architecture, art, and layout.
The Scala Sancta are a set of 28 white marble steps that are Roman Catholic relics located in an edifice on extraterritorial property of the Holy See in Rome, Italy proximate to the Archbasilica of St. John in Laterano.
The church is very small and unassuming & takes less than 10 minutes to see if you bypass the staircase. The reason to go is for the very steps our Lord Jesus walked upon.
Colosseum / Coliseum
The Colosseum or Coliseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and sand, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built.
Amazing place full of rich history. It's one of the must see places when you drop by in Rome and it's also one of the most accessible monuments in the city.
Roman Forum / Foro Romano
The Roman Forum is a rectangular forum surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome.
This is ancient Rome, what's not to like!! However the layout is hard to figure so a guided tour of some kind is really beneficial if you want to understand. But it's also nice to just wander around and be awestruck.
The Circus Maximus is an ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue located in Rome, Italy.
The ancient chariot racing tracks of Rome are now a large field, where locals enjoy concerts as well as mega-screen broadcasts of important soccer matches. It gives you an amazing view of the Palatine hill.
Trastevere is the 13th rione of Rome, on the west bank of the Tiber, south of Vatican City, and within Municipio I. Its name comes from the Latin trans Tiberim, meaning literally "beyond the Tiber".
Wander down the river into the charming neighborhood of Trastevere to enjoy its many bars and piazzas. Here, you will find many people enjoying a drink or two in the middle of the piazzas.
The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480. Since that time, the chapel has served as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity. Today it is the site of the Papal conclave, the process by which a new pope is selected. The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the frescos that decorate the interior, and most particularly the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment by Michelangelo.
The amount of art, quality of architecture, and a plethora of images reserved for textbooks await in this breathtaking museum and church.
The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family.
The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo, is a towering cylindrical building. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The Castle was once the tallest building in Rome.
Piazza Navona is a piazza in Rome, Italy. It is built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian, built in 1st century AD, and follows the form of the open space of the stadium.
Absolute breath taking fountain. The obelisk is amazing and the details on the 4 major sculptures are worth hours and hours of seeing. Please go to this place and spend some time observing the details around the knees and the calves!
The Pantheon is a former Roman temple, now a church, in Rome, Italy, on the site of an earlier temple commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus.
One of the most beautiful and well-preserved buildings in Rome. 80% of the floor is original making it over 1700 years old! The oculous is the only source of sunlight in the building and the floor is slanted to allow for proper drainage when it rains. This building is really incredible!
Campo de' Fiori
Campo de' Fiori is a rectangular square south of Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy, at the border between rione Parione and rione Regola. It is diagonally southeast of the Palazzo della Cancelleria and one block northeast of the Palazzo Farnese.
This charming piazza and ancient meeting point vends flowers and spices by day, and will delight your senses with its many smells and charming music. The market closes in the afternoon, and the piazza then becomes a happy gathering point.
Villa Borghese is a landscape garden in the naturalistic English manner in Rome, containing a number of buildings, museums and attractions. It is the third largest public park in Rome after the ones of the Villa Doria Pamphili and Villa Ada.
The Villa Borghese Gardens is a beautiful place to visit while in Rome. Very family oriented and makes you feel like you are strolling through the park like in the movies. It's peaceful and serene yet you can here and enjoy the music that is played by the locals.
Borghese Gallery and Museum
The Galleria Borghese is an art gallery in Rome, Italy, housed in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana. At the outset, the gallery building was integrated with its gardens, but nowadays the Villa Borghese gardensare considered a separate tourist attraction. The Galleria Borghese houses a substantial part of the Borghese collectionof paintings, sculpture and antiquities, begun by Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the nephew of Pope Paul V (reign 1605–1621). The Villa was built by the architect Flaminio Ponzio, developing sketches by Scipione Borghese himself, who used it as a villa suburbana, a party villa at the edge of Rome.
Very nice gallery for the fans of renaissances art. The collection of statues is impressive. The gallery has good paintings too. A bit small compare to other museums but definitely worth it.
Piazza del Popolo
Piazza del Popolo is a large urban square in Rome. The name in modern Italian literally means "People's Square", but historically it derives from the poplars after which the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, in the northeast corner of the piazza, takes its name.
One of the most beautiful squares in Rome, deeply historical and very important if one wants to go shopping, being that it leads to the three main shops streets.
Spanish Steps / Spanish Square
The Spanish Steps are a set of steps in Rome, Italy, climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top.
Beautiful staircase. You can look over much of Rome at the top.
Quirinale Palace / Palazzo del Quirinale
The Quirinal Palace is a historic building in Rome, Italy, one of the three current official residences of the President of the Italian Republic, together with Villa Rosebery in Naples and tenuta di Castelporziano.
This government building offers beautiful views of the city as well as impressive architecture to enjoy.
Trevi Fountain / Fontana di Trevi
The Trevi Fountain is a fountain in the Trevi district in Rome, Italy, designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci. Standing 26.3 metres (86 ft) high and 49.15 metres (161.3 ft) wide,it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. The fountain has appeared in several notable films, including Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita.
Beautiful fountain. Best to visit it in the evening as the lighting adds to its beauty. There are numerous restaurants and shops close by for you to explore.