Rome museums at a glance. With over 2,700 years of history, Rome is full of works of art from ancient times to modern times. Discoveries are still made today during excavations and construction work and can be visited. Read our overview with information on reservations, tickets and opening times.
We are often asked whether a hop on hop off Rome tour pays off. Here you will find an overview of the lines and the routes on which Hop on hop off Rome lines are worthwhile.
The Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous art treasures in the Vatican. It is famous for the frescoes by Michelangelo on the ceiling and the back of the chapel. In it the conclave, the election of the popes, takes place.
St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome is the largest Catholic church in the world. All visitors are welcome. Alongside the Colosseum, it is one of the most important sights in Rome. The Pope’s altar and Michelangelo’s dome are over the tomb of the holy Apostle Peter.
With more than six million visitors per year, the Vatican Museums are fifth in the world ranking of the most visited attractions. The queues at the museum ticket offices were notorious and the museums were often very full.
From the most beautiful viewpoints you can enjoy wonderful views of Rome from above. Enjoy the view over the archaeological area of ancient Rome, the Tiber Island, St. Peter’s Basilica and the city center to the Albano Mountains and the Apennines.
Rome city center. There is a lot to experience and discover in the historical center of Rome. Whether shopping around the Spanish Steps, a visit to the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain, good food in the ghetto, visiting churches and ancient relics or partying at Campo de’ Fiori, the center of Rome leaves nothing to be desired.
See the Trevi Fountain and … enjoy. This grandiose spectacle, a fountain the size of a swimming pool. The rushing of the water that is transported from the millennia-old Virgo aqueduct to the Martian field. The great staging of the ocean. Let yourself be surprised.
The Museum Centrale Montemartini houses works from the collection of the Capitoline Museums. Here you can make the leap through the millennia, from antiquity to the production facilities of the early 20th century. A special showpiece is the train of Pope Pius IX.
The ancient trading town of Ostia is a popular destination for Romans to spend a day by the sea. Ancient ruins, sun, sand, dunes and sea, bathing facilities and good fish restaurants, Ostia has a lot to offer.