History Attractions in Rome

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  • Airport
  • Colosseum
  • Piazza Navona
  • Roman Forum
  • Spanish Steps
  • St. Peter's Square
  • Termini Station
  • Trastevere
  • Trevi Fountain
  • No doubt is Rome teeming with Ancient History, but where to start and what is the best? Below is Darius Arya's, archaeologist and National Geographic host, list of his Top Ten favorite things (ancient) in the Eternal City. For Darius, Rome is a vibrant city with something to uncover at every step. Though his list is only 10, there are many more sites to see and for lovers of Ancient History, you may want to dedicate more than a few days to Rome. One of the most enticing reasons to live or visit Rome is that it is city overlapping and intermingling with its history-- from Ancient Rome to Renaissance to present. At any moment, you will walk past amazing monuments, or even just fragments of columns and statues. Most important that you bring your drawing pad, a camera or something to document these wonders.

    The Colosseum (Colosseo)

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    Piazza del Colosseo
    Piazzale del Colosseo, Via dei Fori Imperiali

    Ancient Rome's largest fighting arena... read more

    The Pantheon

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    piazza della Rotonda
    Piazza della Rotonda

    Magnificent dome... read more

    Circus Maximus (Circo Massimo)

    Palatine (The)

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    Via San Gregorio

    Ancient Rome's residential area for kings, senators, patricians and emperors... read more

    Markets of Trajan

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    via 4 Novembre 94

    2nd century AD shopping mall... read more

    Baths of Caracalla (Terme di Caracalla)

    Viale Terme di Caracalla, 52

    Largest urban bathhouse in the entire Roman empire... read more

    Diocletian Bath (Terme di Diocleziano) and the Octagonal Hall (Aula Ottagona)

    Viale E. di Nicola 79

    3rd century urban baths now Museum... read more

    Crypta Balbi (Museo Nationale Romana)

    via delle Botteghe Oscure 31

    Ancient Roman house in medieval palazzo... read more

    Teatro di Marcello

    Via del Teatro di Marcello

    1st century BC theatre... read more

    Bocca della Verita

    piazza della Bocca della Verità 18
    Santa Maria in Cosmedin Church

    Ancient Lie Detector... read more
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