Historical Landmarks in Rome

Rome is the perfect holiday destination for anyone interested in history, with some of the most famous ancient landmarks in the world. At Holiday Extras, we provide airport transfers to get you to where you want to go without any hassle, allowing you more time to explore the sights.

Have a read of our guide to the top historical landmarks found in Rome.

The Colosseum

This huge Amphitheatre, dating back to AD80, had a variety of purposes, from gladiatorial and wild animal fights to executions and public spectacles. Although partially ruined after various earthquakes, it remains a spectacular monument that's a must-see on any trip to Rome.

The Pantheon

The most preserved building of ancient Rome, this temple of the gods was built in around 113-125AD. Enter through the imposing granite pillars to observe the lines of tombs and the spectacular dome, still the world's largest unreinforced one of its kind.

The Roman Forum

This centre for commerce, business and legal matters is a vast complex of ruined temples and basilicas. Fascinating to walk around, it's also worth going to the top of Capitoline Hill to get a great view of the whole area.

Palatine Hill

One of the most ancient parts of the city, imperial palaces were built here and lived in by emperors over hundreds of years. The Palace of Domitian dominates the sight, with its three-part structure and garden extending over the whole of the east side.

Piazza Navona

This 1st Century square was originally built as a stadium to watch athletes compete in the "agones" (games). Nowadays you can find high-end cafes and three impressive Baroque fountains.

The Baths

The Baths of Diocletian were the largest public baths in ancient Rome, and while they have largely been destroyed, it's worth visiting to see the painted tombs that have been reconstructed inside. The Baths of Caracalla are also impressive, at one time holding up to 1600 bathers.

Trajan's Market

Thought to be the offices of Emperor Trajan, you can visit the various levels of this complex of ruins, admiring the intricate marble floors and the remains of a library.

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