20 essential places to visit in Rome


Rome, the city that dominated the world and is full of corners with great history and beauty, being able to say that it is a great open-air museum. Its churches, monuments, squares and fountains together with a great gastronomy make it one of the most fascinating and visited cities in the world. There are many essential places to visit in Rome, we have made a selection of 20 that we believe you should not miss, especially if it is your first time in Rome.
To make the list we have based on the three times we have visited this impressive city, the last on a trip that we stayed for a month in Trastevere and from where we wrote this travel guide to Rome. We start!

1. The Trevi Fountain

After a few years in which only scaffolding could be seen for restoration work, today we can say that the Trevi Fountain now looks at its best. They say that it is the most beautiful source in the world and although we will not confirm or deny, what we do know is that one of the essential places to visit in Rome.
Although normally always to overflow with tourists, if you go early in the morning or late at night, you can take good photos and enjoy it with more tranquility, although we must also consider that seeing it surrounded by people is also part of its attractive. By the way, don't forget to throw a coin if you want to return to Rome.
A good option to enjoy Rome at night is to book this tour with a guide in Spanish that passes through the buildings and squares, such as La Fontana di Trevi, best illuminated in the city.

3. The Colosseum

The Colosseum in Rome is the most spectacular and well-known monument in the city and one of the most visited in the world. To see and enter this incredible place is to go back 2000 years, to one of the times of maximum splendor of the Roman Empire. In the past it served as a distraction to the people of Rome, formerly it was called Flavio Amphitheater and all kinds of gladiator fights were carried out, executions ... and today it is one of the most visited tourist attractions and how could it be otherwise, you can not Get lost in Rome.
To visit it you must take into account the large queues that are formed at the entrance, especially on weekends or holidays. A good option to not waste time is to book the guided tour of the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine or this offer that includes the Vatican, both with a guide in Spanish with which you can skip the queues in addition to knowing first hand the history and crowd of curiosities.
A good option if you are going to visit its main monuments and buildings is to book the WMO Vatican and the Rome Card, you will save time and money.
The Colosseum opens every day at 8:30 a.m. and closing time is 4:30 p.m. in winter and 7:30 p.m. in summer. More information in this article of the Roman Colosseum, skip-the-line tickets and guided tour.

Vittorio Emanuele II Monument

20. Villa Borguese

Located near Plaza España we found the last site to visit in Rome We recommend you. Villa Borguese is a park to relax and enjoy the mix of nature with Roman art in the form of fountains, monuments or sculptures of great artists. Inside the park you will find the Borguese Gallery, with works by painters such as Rafael, Tiziano Caravaggio or Rubens, which make it one of the most important museums in the world.
A good option to not miss anything about the museum and not lose your place is to book this visit with a guide in Spanish or buy this ticket in advance.
Borguese Gallery is open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Closed Monday.

Map of the best places to see in Rome

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