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Top 5 Must-See Activities in Rome

These are the most famous Rome tourist attractions & sight tours which sees thousands and millions of visitors each year:


Free Things To Do In Rome

There are lots of good reasons why millions of tourists would flock to Rome each year. The city is filled with lots of historic sights, beautiful attractions, and great architecture that cater to all kinds of travellers. If you’re visiting on a budget, then you better take advantage of the many cheap things to do in Rome. In fact, by simply exploring the city centre of Rome, you’ll already be entertained by the number of exciting sights and activities! .

Sure, Rome is not a cheap city to visit. But with the many free things to do in Rome, you’ll be guaranteed to have a great time even with limited budget. For instance, if you’re a history and culture buff, then check out the free museums in Rome. You can also visit numerous free attractions in Rome, such as the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, the Pantheon, St Peter in Chains, Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Basilica, and many more. .

The best thing about Rome is that there will always be things for you to do regardless of the month of the year that you visit. For instance, one of the free things to do in Rome this summer is to explore the many piazzas or squares in the city while enjoying the good weather. If you are visiting Rome with kids, one of the free things to do in Rome with kids is to take a walk or cycle along the Appian Way. You and your kids will surely have a great time exploring this ancient road. .

So if you are in the process of planning a trip to Rome, better check out this list of free things to do in Rome.

Free Attractions in Rome

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Church of San Luigi dei Francesi

The reputation of this church rests largely on a trio of paintings by the master Caravaggio, depicting the life of St Matthew. They attract a large number of visitors due to the excellent use of light and shade. Although admission to the church is free, dropping a coin into the special box will cause the paintings to be illuminated.

San Luigi dei Francesi was built as the National Church of France in Rome between 1518-89. This is...

Castel Sant'Angelo National Museum Ticket in Rome

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  • A convenient and time saving ticket which will get you access to the castle without wasting time in entrance queues.
  • A chance to discover one of Rome's few surviving fortresses.
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Pantheon

One of the most iconic buildings in the world, this impressive structure has been standing for almost two thousand years. The name means “Temple dedicated to all the gods” but since the 7th century it has been used as a Roman Catholic church. After entering through the vast pillars at the front, you can take in the magnificent dome with its hole at the top, which lets in natural light. Known as the oculus, any rain that falls through is...

Vatican Museums Skip the Line Ticket with Meet and Greet

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  • This is a walking tour with skip the line access to the Vatican Museums including meet and greet services
  • It is a way to get a magnificent view of the masterpieces by renowned artists, painters, architects and so on like Raphael, Caravaggio, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo's remarkable frescoes at the Sistine Chapel
  • The
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St Peter in Chains

This church was built in the 5th century to contain the chains which bound St Peter, both those from Jerusalem when he was held by Herod and the Roman ones when he was imprisoned by Nero. The chains are thought to have fused together miraculously. While these are a moving sight, another huge draw for the church is a masterpiece by Michelangelo, the statue of Moses which adorns the incomplete tomb of Pope Julius II. This well-loved statue...

Exclusive First Access Sistine Chapel Semi Private Tour

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  • It is a semi-private Vatican City tour with a small group of travellers or your own personal group of 10 persons
  • This ticket allows your small group to explore St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums, and the Colosseum (if option is selected) all in a single day
  • A chance to have a feel of the days "
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Trevi Fountain

No trip to Rome would be complete without a visit to this brilliantly elaborate fountain, with its statues and tumbling water pouring into a pool full of coins. The story goes that if you throw in a coin, you are sure to return to Rome.

The fountain occupies a surprisingly small space at the junction of three alleys. It was completed in 1762, after over a hundred years of designs and plans to replace the earlier fountain, a project that...

Skip-the-Line: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Admission Ticket

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  • A walking tour to take you to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at your own pace while avoiding long lines with skip-the-line admission ticket
  • It is the best way to way to Spend more time admiring the world-famous art as you are escorted inside through a dedicated no-wait Vatican Partner entrance
  • This tour lets you
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St. Peter’s Basilica

The most famous church in Rome and the centre of the Vatican (link), St Peter’s Basilica stands in the vast Piazza San Pietro (link). It is one of the most important Catholic sites in the world and it is from here that the Pope delivers sermons to huge crowds in the Piazza.

The basilica is reputed to contain the remains of St Peter, the first Pope, below its altar. The tomb was excavated in the 20th century. The present church was...

Empire Roman Museum Ticket (Capitolini): Hosted Entry

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • A visit to the Roman Empire Museum (Capitolini) in Rome to learn everything you need to know about the Roman Empire with fascinating collection of art and artefacts on display
  • This is a walking tour and a way for you to explore the first the first museum in the world located in Rome with access to fascinating art
  • It
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Piazzas

Rome has a splendid array of squares or piazzas with wonderful architecture, fountains, and many other features. Undoubtedly the most famous of these is the Piazza San Pietro (St Peter’s Square) in the Vatican (link), in front of St Peter’s Basilica (link), which is packed to capacity during Papal addresses. At the centre of the square is a 4400-year-old Egyptian obelisk standing 25.5 metres tall.

There is also the Piazza di Spagna...

Best of Rome Sightseeing Pass: Vatican and Colosseum with Hosted Entry

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  • This is an all in one pass for a sighting seeing tour in Rome and Vatican City for a two (2) day period. This allows you to visit top attractions at your own pace
  • This is a tour that gets you guaranteed skip-the-line access to the Vatican Museums and Colosseum in Rome. It is a great way to learn about the popular and main highlights
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Exclusive Early Morning Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Skip-the-Line Ticket

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  • How would you like to have a chance to see the Vatican Museum before its public opening? Booking this early access skip-the-line ticket you will get a chance to admire the beauty of this magnificent place before the others are even permitted to enter.
    The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel open to public everyday at 9:00 AM but thanks to...read more

Audio Video Guided Skip-the-Line Ticket: Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum

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  • Fast-track entrance to the Colosseum Palatine Hill and Roman Forum with audio guide in 8 languages. Arguably one of the cheapest prices in town! Book this ticket now and reserve your place at the Colosseum Palatine Hill and Roman Forum no matter how big the lines are or how busy the Colosseum is on any given day.

    Please note this is not the...read more

The COLOSSEUM in a 1-hour guided Tour

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  • Rome is one of the most worlwide visited city with almost 7,2 Millions visitors by year. Most of them visite the Colosseum not only by the fame that have this monument but also for its incredible History told by its wall standing since almost 2 Milleniums.

    Discover this incredible monument that inspired the nowadays architecture thanks to...read more

The wonders of the Vatican: Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • The Vatican is the most little worldwide state and also the richest. Richest not only for his economic patrimony, but for the masterpieces of Painting, Architecture, History and Sculpturing that he contains.

    Take a unbelievable break of the world of today, travelling through the centuries thanks to our guide who will reveal you the secret...read more

Borghese Gallery Entrance Tickets

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  • Visit the Borghese Gallery and discover masterpieces of art inside the former Villa Borghese Pinciana. Marvel at some of the most important paintings by Caravaggio, Bernini's David and the breathtaking Apollo and Daphne. This Visit is not guided, allowing you to visit all at your own...read more

Skip-the-Line Tour & Tickets for the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

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  • Providing outstanding services for over 10 years, our professional tour guides are equipped with solid historical knowledge and a spirit to entertain. Your tour will be a crescendo through art from ancient Greece to ancient Rome, completed with stories the Renaissance and the Baroque period.

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    And the best part Skip the lines and...read more

Skip-the-Line Group Tour of the Vatican, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • A holiday in Rome without visiting the Vatican is like a day at the beach without swimming in the sea. See the best of the Vatican museums and gain direct entrance with skip-the-line access to the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica, while our excellent guides entertain you with stories that go with each masterpiece.

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