Rome Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Rome

  • Outside Rome, Rome

    1. Outside Rome

    Orvieto lies on a plateau of a volcanic cliff. It is located in the southernmost end of Umbria region. Orvieto' s main sight is the cathedral. Inside it is very large and quite empty. It was built...

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  • Christian Rome, Rome

    2. Christian Rome

    A lovely, tucked-away church on the Celian Hill. Only 10 minutes walk from the Colosseum, but very peaceful. Giovanni and Paolo were two weathy-ish Romans who were beheaded on the spot (their houses)...

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  • Ancient Rome, Rome

    3. Ancient Rome

    I've passed through Termini station many, many times on my visits to Rome but it was only on this last visit that I spotted a huge chunk of Roman wall standing near the bus station area (Piazza...

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  • Villa Torlonia, Rome

    4. Villa Torlonia

    This is a huge beautiful property in my usual area of Nomentano , you hve plenty of buses and metro bologna and st agnese/annibilaino on the line conca d'oro to get here. Located on the via...

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  • Villa Borghese, Rome

    5. Villa Borghese

    If you need to forget about the noise and dust of the city lead yourself to this wonderful park for one day. You can stop in Barberini Line A metro station or Spagna. In both stations get Via...

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  • Via Giulia, Rome

    6. Via Giulia

    Via Giulia is a beautiful street, almost one kilometre long, that leads from the city centre straight down to the Vatican. It was laid out in the 16th century by the famous architect Bramante on the...

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  • EUR, Rome

    7. EUR

    Someone suggested we visited EUR to see a different side of Rome, so we did. EUR stands for 'Esposizione Univerale Roma', and was built on the orders of Mussolini for the 1942 Trade Fair (which did...

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  • Fontana delle Tartarughe, Rome

    8. Fontana delle Tartarughe

    Piazza Mattei, named after an important family of the Middle Ages, hosts the Tortoise Fountain. One of the most beautiful fountains in Rome, it was designed by Giacomo Della Porta at the end of the...

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  • Fontana del Mascherone, Rome

    9. Fontana del Mascherone

    Walking on Via Giulia toward the Tiber from Rome center just after we pass under the extraordinary vine covered bridge (another off the beaten path tip) built by the family Farnese, we find the...

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  • Centro Storico, Rome

    10. Centro Storico

    old bridge next to the church with skulls...i wonder how old it is...? just below this lady was crying and arguing with this guy that was about to tow her car...i guess rome isn't so different then...

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  • Cat Sanctuary, Rome

    11. Cat Sanctuary

    Torre Argentina has some very old Roman Ruins, with 4 temples in one block and hosting the ruins of Pompey's Theatre. It was here that Julius Caesar was stabbed by Brutus. You will see stray cats...

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  • Piazza Garibaldi, Rome

    12. Piazza Garibaldi

    A steep hill behind Trastevere’s restaurant area leads up to a very green park area. The Piazza Garibaldi offers one of the best views all over Rome. You will get a great kick out of it, especially if...

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  • Villa Celimontana, Rome

    13. Villa Celimontana

    The Celian Hill, although within easy walking distance of the Colosseum and the forum, is an entirely different experience. remarkably quiet and peaceful, with some lovely churches (see tips on Santo...

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  • Isola Tiberina, Rome

    14. Isola Tiberina

    A tiny island in the Tiber River, Isola Tiberina, is wedged between Trastevere and the Ghetto part of Rome. The island has been inhabited since ancient times and contained the Temple of Aesculapius....

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  • Museo delle Murra, Rome

    15. Museo delle Murra

    The Museum of the Walls is located in Porta San Sebastiano, one of the largest and best preserved parts of the Aurelian Walls. The current display, on the first and second floors, opened in 1990 and...

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  • Quattro Fontane, Rome

    16. Quattro Fontane

    At the crossroad between via XX Settembre and via delle Quattro Fontane you can see four large fountains. These were commissioned by pope Sisto V between 1588 and 1593. Two of these should represent...

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  • Villa Doria Pamphili, Rome
  • Pyramide, Rome

    18. Pyramide

    This is the tomb of a wealthy Roman named Caius Cestius, who apparently wanted to emulate the already-ancient Egyptian pyramids. You can't go inside, but it's...

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  • Saint Teresa of Avila, Rome

    19. Saint Teresa of Avila

    In one of Rome's many churches, I came across this painting of Saint Teresa of Avila where she's portrayed with a rain of flowers, trickling down from her...

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  • San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane., Rome

    20. San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane.

    They say this little church would stay inside a pillar you see in Saint Peter' s Square. It is also called San Carlino; due to its small size (ino in Italian is...

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  • Peek inside a garden, Rome

    21. Peek inside a garden

    A peek inside the courtyard with garden of the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Via del Corso, 305. It is said to house a large art collection, which I did not have time...

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  • Fountains., Rome

    22. Fountains.

    I loved the little drinking fountains we encountered as we wandered around.Not only do they look nice but they are a welcome sight on a hot day giving you a...

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  • Farmacia della Scala; an old pharmacy., Rome

    23. Farmacia della Scala; an old pharmacy.

    Farmacia della Scala was opened to the public (for the popes; their families and for wealthy people) in 1700. It is quite difficult to visit this old pharmacy....

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  • Following the legend of St. Peter in Rome, Rome

    24. Following the legend of St. Peter in Rome

    I should warn you right from the start that like many French Canadians, even though I was born and raised a Catholic, my religious knowledge is very limited....

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  • Hard Rock Cafe, Rome

    25. Hard Rock Cafe

    I'm a pin collector. Sure, I can mail order various pins from around the world but that's not how I collect them. I want to visit that particular country and...

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