The Historic Sights of Rome

Rome is a fabulous cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of history on display in the form of art, architecture and culture.  The dominance of the Roman Empire is here for all to see in the ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Coloseum. And Vatican City, home of the Catholic Church offers St Peter's Basillica and the Vatican museums featuring masterpieces such as Michelangelo's frescoes. It is a superb city to visit. Such an abundance of history and culture to enjoy.

5* Luxury Hotels In Rome

Hotel Lord Byron

Hotel Raphael - Relais & Chateaux

Radisson Blu

Boscolo Exedra Roma

Gran Melia Rome

Hotel d'Inghilterra Roma

The Inn at the Spanish Steps

J.K. Place Roma

Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel & Spa

Grand Hotel Plaza

The Westin Excelsio Rome

Hotel Splendide Royal

Sina Bernini Bristol

Margutta 19

Harry's Bar Trevi Hotel & Restaurant

NH Collection Palazzo Cinquecento

Grand Hotel de la Minerve

Hotel Eden - Dorchester Collection

Baglioni Hotel Regina

Hotel Indigo Rome - St George

La Griffe Roma - MGallery by Sofitel

Hotel Majestic Roma

Grand Hotel Palace

The H'All Tailor Suite Roma

Grand Hotel Via Veneto

Ambasciatori Palace Hotel

DOM Hotel Roma

Palazzo Montemartini

Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese

The St Regis Rome

Caracalla's House 05

Hotel Palazzo Manfredi - Relais & Chateau

Grand Hotel Ritz

Roma Luxus Hotel

Palazzo Dama

Fendi Private Suites

Hassler Roma

Elizabeth Unique Hotel



The Colosseum
This amazing marble monument was constructed to hold some 55,000 Romans who came along for entertainment.  They witnessed bloody gladatorial contests of might, the slaugher of wild beasts, executions, re-enactments of famous battles and dramas based on classical mythology. It has 80 arched entrances.  It is a huge oval building whose dimensions are 188m by 156m - the largest amphitheatre ever built. The edifice is partially ruined because of earthquakes and stone robbers over the centuries but it remains an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome.  It is a very popular attraction for Rome's tourists.  See hotels and apartments close to The Colosseum >
The Trevi Fountain

This beautiful Baroque fountain is a stunning monument which should not be missed on a sightseeing stay in Rome.  Legend holds that if visitors throw a coin into the fountain they are sure to return to Rome at some later date. It is an extraordinary masterpiece of Italian art. It is an imposing structure that was constructed to serve as a display of an ancient Roman acqueduct termination.  It is the largest fountain in Rome.  Astonishingly, in the 4th centry Rome was home to a massive 1352 fountains! From the early renaissance, the popes started to decorate the end of the acqueducts they restored with large, ornate fountains. See hotels and apartments close to the Trevi Fountain >
The Roman Forum

This amazing plaza is a rectangular form which is surrounded by the ruins of a number of ancient buildings in the centre of Rome.  This plaza was originally a marketplace known as the Forum.  It was the centre of Roman public life - the site of triumphal processions and elections, the venue for public speeches, criminal trials and gladitorial contests, as well as being the heart of the city's commercial affairs.  It was the beating heart of ancient Rome. Surviving structures include the Tabularium, Gemonian stairs, Temple of Saturn, Temple of Vespasian and Titus, Arch of Septimius Severus.  See hotels and apartments close to The Roman Forum >
Vatican Museums

A series of Christian and art museums located within the city boundaries of Vatican City.  On display is a huge selection of sculptures and masterpieces accumulated by many Popes through the centuries.  Housed in the museums, the collection contains some of the most renowned classical sculptures and important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the whole world.  They contacin approximately 70,000 works, with some 20,000 on display. The museums were founded in the 16th century.  The Sistine Chapel, wth its ceiling decorated by Raphael are on the visitor route through the museums. There are 54 galleries in total so wear some comfortable shoes and be prepared for lots of walking! See hotels and apartments close to The Vatican Museums >

A former Roman temple, now a church, the Pantheon is the most well preserved and influential building from the days of ancient Rome.  It was dedicated to all the gods of pagan Rome and, as attested by the brick stamps on the side of the building reveal, it was built and dedicated between AD118 and 125. The original use of the Pantheon is a bit of a mystery - known as a temple, it is not certain how Romans worshipped in the building as it is so different from all other traditional Roman temples.  The architecture, both interior and exterior, is absolutely stunning. See hotels and apartments close to The Pantheon >