One of the world’s great art collections. Visits to the gallery have to be booked and run on a designated time slots.
Piazzale del Museo Borghese 5
A decommissioned power station provides a dramatic backdrop for choice pieces from the Capitoline Museums.
Via Ostiense 106
Domus Romane (Palazzo Valentini)
This recently excavated home of a well-heeled late Roman is impressive for its sheer dimensions.
Booking is recommended . There are two/three visits in English each day.
Via IV Novembre 119a
The Domus Aurea was Emperor Nero Palace. Open Saturdays and Sundays only.
Access by guided tour only in groups of maximum 25 people.
Contemporary Art Museum designed by the talented ( and sadly missed) Zaha Hadid.
Via Guido Reni 4a
Wonderful alternative to Pompeii and Herculaneum , this is an impressively preserved port of the ancient city.
Viale dei Romagnoli 717, Ostia
This temple to all the gods has been here for almost 2,000 years, even the bronze doors are still intact.
If you want to avoid the crowds visit in the hour after it opens.
Piazza della Rotonda
Also know as the Acatholic Cemetery this cemetery is situated outside the Roman walls as non catholics were not allowed a burial in papal Rome. Keats and Shelley are buried here.
Via Caio Cestio 6
San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
This little church is an architectural marvel by the Baroque maverick Francesco Borromini.
Via del Quirinale, 23