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Summary

This comprehensive guide to Rome's best attractions covers everything from historic palaces and ancient ruins to vibrant markets and contemporary museums. Whether you're interested in the opulent art collections of the Renaissance, the architectural marvels of the Baroque period, or the bustling life of modern Roman neighborhoods, there's something for every type of traveler. With tips on the best times to visit and how to get the most out of each location, this guide ensures a memorable exploration of Rome's rich cultural tapestry.

Palazzo Spada

A historic palace with a rich art collection and a mesmerizing optical illusion in its courtyard.

Tips

Don't miss the Borromini Perspective Gallery for an optical illusion masterclass.

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Monte Mario Nature Reserve

Rome's highest hill offering nature trails, wildlife, and fantastic city views.

Tips

Take a taxi from the historical centre for a quick 7-minute ride.

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Case Romane del Celio

An underground museum showcasing ancient Roman domestic architecture.

Tips

A quiet and affordable option for exploring Roman history.

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Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza

A Baroque church known for its unique architectural design by Borromini.

Tips

Experience the architectural perfection without the use of scale and color.

Galleria Doria Pamphilj

Houses Rome's largest private art collection in a noble palace.

Tips

Located just off Piazza Venezia, close to the Forum.

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Villa Doria Pamphilj

Rome's largest public park with gardens, forests, and picnic spots.

Tips

Ideal for runners or cyclists; carry a map due to its size.

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Colosseum

Iconic ancient amphitheater with a rich history of gladiator fights and public executions.

Tips

Spend time in the second story exhibition area for historical insights.

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Ancient Pharmacy of Santa Maria della Scala

Europe's oldest apothecary offering a glimpse into ancient healing practices.

Tips

Ask the friar for a tour of the 18th-century wooden furniture and instruments.

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