Top 10 Free Attractions in Rome!

For those of you out there who are desperate to see all that Rome has to offer but don’t want to fork out a small fortune to do it, this guide is for you! This guide to the top 10 free places to see in Rome not only means that you can save your pennies for your Rome accommodation or for a hearty meal in an Italian restaurant, but also ensures that you still get to see the most exciting and important places in Rome…

1) The Coliseum
Number one on the sightseeing list, the coliseum is the most impressive relic of Roman history on offer. Completed in 80 BC, the Coliseum is the famous site of gladiatorial games as well as mock navel battles. Free to walk around and €10 to enter.

2) Trevi Fountain
This spectacular baroque fountain was completed in 1762. Particularly beautiful at night when lit up, legend has it you will return to Rome in the future if you throw 3 coins into this fountain.

3) The Pantheon
In 609 AD the once pagan temple was dedicated to the Church; today you can visit its marble interior and famous dome with the hole in the middle.

4) St Peter’s Basilica
This 15th century main church of the Vatican is one of the largest churches in the world and its opulence is breathtaking. It can hold over 60,000 people!

5) Outside Castel Sant’Angelo
Topped by a bronze statue of the Archangel, the Castel Sant’Angelo was built by Emperor Hadrian around 120 AD.

6) Roman Forum
The former epicentre of Roman political and social life, this Forum is now an exciting arrangement of broken columns.

7) Piazza Navona
A lively place, Piazza Navona is also home to Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers, Borromini and Rainaldi’s Church of Sant’ Agnese in Agone as well as Giacomo della Porta’s Moor Fountain and Fountain of the Neptune. This is also a great place to book your Rome apartment or Rome hotel.

8) Villa Borghese
With plenty of paths, statues and fountains, the park’s highlights include the English gardens, the temple of Aesculapius and three of the city’s major museums.

9) Capitoline Hill
With the Senate, a number of temples and a floor plan designed by Michelangelo, this hill is well worth a visit.

10) Mouth of Truth
Reported to eat the hand of those who lied, the Mouth of Truth is a 4th century stone face located in the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin.


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