The ancient sights of Rome

A quick guide to the top ruins, temples, and other ancient sites in Rome, Italy

Ancient sites near the Forum and Colosseum

Ancient sites in the Tiber Bend heart of Rome


Ancient sites across the Tiber: Around Trastevere & The Vatican

Ancient sites near Termini train station

Ancient sites on the Appian Way & in the South

Ostia Antica to the east

Tips & links

Ancient Rome tours
How long does Rome take?

Planning your day: Rome wasn't built in a day, and you'd be hard-pressed to see it in that brief a time as well. Still, you can cram a lot into just a day or three.

To help you get the most out of your limited time in the Eternal City, here are some perfect itineraries, whether you have one, two, three, or four days to spend in Rome.

» Rome itineraries

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Driving/parking: Car rentals:
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