Things to Do in Rome

The Mouth of Truth

The Mouth of Truth

A huge sculpture dedicated to the God of the Sea, this marble mask is a great photo opportunity. The legend of this mask tells if anyone put their hand inside the mouth and told a lie, the mouth would close. This mask’s lie detector has been used since the middle ages, why not stick your hand in and try your luck out.

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Santa Maria della Concezione Crypts

Santa Maria della Concezione Crypts

For a gruesome beauty, Santa Maria della Concezione Crypts is decorated with over four thousand friar’s bones. This ornamentation of bones creates a shocking and remarkable sight. The detail and care for this crypt’s decoration is well worth the visit.

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The Appian Way

The Appian Way

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 tourism attractions including catacombs and basilicas along the road you can stop off at along your walk down the stretch.

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Porta Portese Market

Porta Portese Market

Visit Rome's most popular second-hand flea market, which has thousands of stalls selling a wide range of goodies. It is located behind the Porta Portese in Trastevere. The atmosphere of this market is so great you don’t even need to buy anything to get the full experience.

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Sant’Ignazio di Loyola

Sant’Ignazio di Loyola

This church is famous for its breathtaking architecture and art. The ceilings are covered with detailed paintings that will be worth the crick in your neck by the end of your visit. One of the most amazing attractions for this church is the painted dome inside, done by Andrea Pozzo in 1685 to hide the fact that the Jesuits could not afford to build a dome.

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Centrale Montemartini Museum

Centrale Montemartini Museum

Centrale Montemartini Museum is set in Rome’s first public electrical power plant. It is home to numerous marble statues, creating the famous contrasting museum space. The high glass windows create a stunning light effect for the museum. The large machinery forms a fascinating framework to the ancient sculptures and findings from the late nineteenth century and the 1930s.

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The Aventine Keyhole

The Aventine Keyhole

An alternative sight for travellers looking for a break from the busy flock of tourists. Peek though the mysterious keyhole at Aventine hill, and you can spot St. Peter's Basilica through a corridor of perfectly manicured hedges. This amazing sight has a bit of mystery to its charm, as no one really knows for sure if this was intentional, or just an amazing coincidence. Why not wade through the amazing garden of Aventine Park while you are at it.

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The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum

The Roman Forum was once the centre of Ancient Rome and its here we can find many of the most important monuments, temples, palaces and archeological treasure from the era. Here you can wander the Via Sacra, the main road through the Forum, walking in the steps of the ancient Romans as they would have done thousands of years ago. A tour to the area will allow you to fully understand the sprawling ruins and their importance in Ancient Roman life.

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The Colosseum

The Colosseum

This iconic monument needs no introduction really. The Colosseum in Rome was inaugurated in 80AD, commissioned by Emperor Vespasian to house 50 000 spectators to the bloody gladiatorial games. Following the fall of the Roman Empire, the Colosseum was mined for marble and iron, but what remains offers us a glimpse of Ancient Roman life and their gory idea of entertainment. A tour to the Colosseum will offer you a deeper insight into ancient secrets of this impressive amphitheatre.

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