Which unusual spots in Rome should you visit?

So, you think you’ve seen everything Rome has to offer? We are here to tell you-you are wrong! Whether you a first-time traveller, a long-time local or just stopping through, it is not just the main sights that are worth checking out. We have rifled through all the nooks and crannies of this incredible city and have discovered the best unusual travel spots that are worth the visit!

  • Santa Maria Della Concezione Crypts

    This attraction is not for the faint of heart! Santa Maria della Concezione Crypts is decorated with no ordinary material, but with over four thousand friar’s bones. This shocking and remarkable crypt has bones covering the walls in stunning patterns, making decorative objects such as chandeliers. We bet you haven’t seen anything like this before!

  • The Mouth of Truth

    A huge sculpture dedicated to the God of the Sea has a legend behind it. Stating that if anyone put their hand inside the mouth and told a lie, the mouth would close, cutting off the person’s hand clean off. This legend has been known since the middle ages, used for decades for any suspicious wives or husbands.

  • The Dome Illusion

    The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola is famous for its incredible art covering the ceiling and walls. What makes this building so unusual and fascinating, is the arts trickery. The artist Andrea Pozzo designed and painted a complete dome on the inside of the building, creating a spectacular illusion of a grand dome, even though the building did not house a dome whatsoever. The reason behind this painting was due to the Jesuits not being able to afford to build an actual dome, instead of asking Pozzo to create the illusion.

  • Torre Argentina

    If you are a cat lover, you’ll fall in love with this attraction. View this crumbling building and see hundreds of felines haunt the ruins where Julius Caesar was murdered.

  • Rome’s pyramid

    The Pyramid of Cestius is an unusual sight to see within the city of Rome. This Egyptian like structure is, in fact, the result of a fashion in Rome during the heights of the Empire. Rome was inspired by the Egyptian’s style and was built in 12 BC as a burial place for the religious leader Gaius Cestius. This temple is only open two days every month, so make sure you arrive on the right day.

  • Porta Alchemica

    Standing in the middle of a Roman park is what locals call, the magic door. Located in the central district of Piazza Vittorio, remains an alchemist Door, known as a portal into the secretive world of 1600s alchemy.

  • Villa Doria Pamphili

    For some greenery, why not visit Rome’s largest public park, with gorgeous gardens spanning far and wide? Constructed for the Pamphili family in the 17th century. Apart from nature, the park holds history, art and engineering amazements. Why not spend a day cycling, running, strolling or lazing about in this gorgeous escape?

  • Via Appia

    For history buffs, the Appia Antica is one of the oldest roads from Rome. Dating back to the Ancient Roman times, this famous road was used moving troops down to the port of Brindisi in southeast Italy. There are numerous tourist attractions including catacombs and basilicas along the road you can stop off at along your walk down the stretch.

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