Guidebook for Roma

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Guidebook for Roma

Sightseeing
The symbol of Rome, the mighty Colosseum still stands proud.
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Colosseum
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The symbol of Rome, the mighty Colosseum still stands proud.
The heart of the Catholic Church, St. Peter's Basilica is an amazing piece of architecture, not to be missed.
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Peterskyrkan
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The heart of the Catholic Church, St. Peter's Basilica is an amazing piece of architecture, not to be missed.
A Baroque masterpiece, the Spanish Steps is where everyone gathers for the city's best people watching!
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Piazza di Spagna
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A Baroque masterpiece, the Spanish Steps is where everyone gathers for the city's best people watching!
The Trevi Fountain is a Baroque masterpiece -- make sure to throw a coin in to ensure you will return to Rome some day!
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Piazza di Trevi
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The Trevi Fountain is a Baroque masterpiece -- make sure to throw a coin in to ensure you will return to Rome some day!
A beautiful piazza, graced by magnificent fountains including Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers. A stroll here is a must.
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Piazza Navona
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A beautiful piazza, graced by magnificent fountains including Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers. A stroll here is a must.
A lively square, especially at night.
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Campo de' Fiori
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A lively square, especially at night.
One of Rome's most beautiful piazzas, stop here for a coffee at Canova or Rosati and watch the world go by. Pop into Santa Maria del Popolo to see its wonderful Caravaggios.
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Piazza del Popolo
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One of Rome's most beautiful piazzas, stop here for a coffee at Canova or Rosati and watch the world go by. Pop into Santa Maria del Popolo to see its wonderful Caravaggios.
Ancient Rome's political, religious, and commercial center.
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Forum Romanum
5/6 Via della Salara Vecchia
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Ancient Rome's political, religious, and commercial center.
One of Rome's most beautiful streets, perfect for strolling.
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Via Margutta
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One of Rome's most beautiful streets, perfect for strolling.
One of the best-preserved monuments of antiquity, and an amazing feat of architecture. A "must see."
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Pantheon
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One of the best-preserved monuments of antiquity, and an amazing feat of architecture. A "must see."
In the ancient Foro Boarium, this is a lovely medieval church which also houses the "mouth of truth." Nearby see the round Temple of Hercules Victor, the Temple of Portunus, and the Arch of Janus.
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Santa Maria in Cosmedin
18 Piazza della Bocca della Verità
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In the ancient Foro Boarium, this is a lovely medieval church which also houses the "mouth of truth." Nearby see the round Temple of Hercules Victor, the Temple of Portunus, and the Arch of Janus.
One of Rome's newest, a large modern art museum in a building designed by architect Zaha Hadid.
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MAXXI
4A Via Guido Reni
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One of Rome's newest, a large modern art museum in a building designed by architect Zaha Hadid.
A wonderful modern art museum, always interesting. There's also a branch in Testaccio.
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Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome
138 Via Nizza
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A wonderful modern art museum, always interesting. There's also a branch in Testaccio.
This museum, in a stunning modern building, houses the Altar of Peace built to honor the Emperor Augustus.
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B&B Ara Pacis Augustae
35 Lungotevere dei Mellini
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This museum, in a stunning modern building, houses the Altar of Peace built to honor the Emperor Augustus.
A pretty church on a lively and inviting piazza, with some upscale shopping opportunities.
Basilica of Saint Lawrence 'in Lucina'
5 Piazza di S. Lorenzo in Lucina
A pretty church on a lively and inviting piazza, with some upscale shopping opportunities.
One of our wonderful local churches, with a beautiful courtyard.
San Silvestro in Capite
17A Piazza di San Silvestro
One of our wonderful local churches, with a beautiful courtyard.
A grand piazza with the monumental Column of Marcus Aurelius.
Piazza Colonna
A grand piazza with the monumental Column of Marcus Aurelius.
One of our local churches - make sure to stop by and see the angels carved by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
Sant'Andrea delle Fratte
1 Via di S. Andrea delle Fratte
One of our local churches - make sure to stop by and see the angels carved by Gian Lorenzo Bernini.
One of the most amazing museums of the world, and it includes Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel.
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Vatikanmuseerna
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One of the most amazing museums of the world, and it includes Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel.
The Capitoline Hill, including a Renaissance complex designed by Michelangelo. also home to the terrific Capitoline Museums.
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Campidoglio
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The Capitoline Hill, including a Renaissance complex designed by Michelangelo. also home to the terrific Capitoline Museums.
An amazing art museum, surrounded by the wonderful Villa Borghese park.
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Galleria Borghese
5 Piazzale Scipione Borghese
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An amazing art museum, surrounded by the wonderful Villa Borghese park.
Villa Giulia, the greatest collection of Etruscan art in the world.
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National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia
9 Via di Villa Giulia
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Villa Giulia, the greatest collection of Etruscan art in the world.
The lovely and peaceful Protestant Cemetery, final resting place of the poets Keats and Shelley.
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Cimitero Acattolico di Roma
6 Via Caio Cestio
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The lovely and peaceful Protestant Cemetery, final resting place of the poets Keats and Shelley.
A museum where the poet John Keats lived (and died) in Rome, dedicated to the Romantic poets.
The Keats - Shelley House
26 Piazza di Spagna
A museum where the poet John Keats lived (and died) in Rome, dedicated to the Romantic poets.
The ancient Pyramid of Cestius, a Roman tomb now set into the Aurelian Walls.
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Pyramid of Caius Cestius
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The ancient Pyramid of Cestius, a Roman tomb now set into the Aurelian Walls.
One of the four great basilicas of Rome -- and it's a dazzler!
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S. Maria Maggiore
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One of the four great basilicas of Rome -- and it's a dazzler!
One of the four great basilicas of Rome, the enormous and grand St. Paul Beyond the Walls.
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Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura
1 Piazzale San Paolo
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One of the four great basilicas of Rome, the enormous and grand St. Paul Beyond the Walls.
One of the four great basilicas of Rome, St. John in the Lateran.
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Lateranbasilikan
4 Piazza di S. Giovanni in Laterano
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One of the four great basilicas of Rome, St. John in the Lateran.
The amazing "San Carlino" church by the architect Borromini. The ceiling will knock you out!
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Chiesa di San Carlino alle Quattro Fontane
23 Via del Quirinale
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The amazing "San Carlino" church by the architect Borromini. The ceiling will knock you out!
Another amazing Baroque certain by Borromini -- note it is only open Sunday mornings, and closed for at least part of August.
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St. Ivo alla Sapienza
40 Corso del Rinascimento
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Another amazing Baroque certain by Borromini -- note it is only open Sunday mornings, and closed for at least part of August.
A little piazza with the Column of the Immaculate Conception -- the Pope comes here every December 8 to put a wreath in the Madonna's hands (with some help from our local firefighters).
Piazza Mignanelli
A little piazza with the Column of the Immaculate Conception -- the Pope comes here every December 8 to put a wreath in the Madonna's hands (with some help from our local firefighters).
A busy piazza, home to Piazza Venezia.
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Piazza Venezia
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A busy piazza, home to Piazza Venezia.
One of the Imperial Forums, Trajan's Forum still boasts Trajan's Column, a monument to the ancient Emperor.
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Trajan Forum
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One of the Imperial Forums, Trajan's Forum still boasts Trajan's Column, a monument to the ancient Emperor.
The Victor Emmanuel II monument which dominates Rome's skyline.
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Monumento a Vittoria Emanuele Ⅱ
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The Victor Emmanuel II monument which dominates Rome's skyline.
Home to the famous statue of St. Agnes in Ecstasy.
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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vittoria
17 Via 20 Settembre
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Home to the famous statue of St. Agnes in Ecstasy.
An interesting and grand church designed by Michelangelo out of the ruins of the Baths of Diocletian.
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Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
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An interesting and grand church designed by Michelangelo out of the ruins of the Baths of Diocletian.
Rome's only gothic church, with magnificent blue ceilings and a statue by Michelangelo.
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Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
42 Piazza della Minerva
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Rome's only gothic church, with magnificent blue ceilings and a statue by Michelangelo.
Antiquities abound along the Via Appia Antica.
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Via Appia Antica
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Antiquities abound along the Via Appia Antica.
An easy alternative to a day at Pompeii is Rome's own ancient, well preserved port city, Ostia Antica, easily reached by a short train trip.
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Ostia Antica
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An easy alternative to a day at Pompeii is Rome's own ancient, well preserved port city, Ostia Antica, easily reached by a short train trip.
Food Scene
Our local pizza joint, just down the street.
Pizza Ciro - Malaterra
43 Via della Mercede
Our local pizza joint, just down the street.
A friendly and bustling restaurant, filled with locals and visitors alike.
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Ristorante "Al 34"
34 Via Mario de' Fiori
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A friendly and bustling restaurant, filled with locals and visitors alike.
One of Rome's most venerable coffee houses.
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Antico Caffè Greco
86 Via dei Condotti
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One of Rome's most venerable coffee houses.
A favorite restaurant, upscale, small, and friendly.
Le Sorelle
30 Via Belsiana
A favorite restaurant, upscale, small, and friendly.
An elegant, always friendly restaurant; part is also a less expensive and more casual wine bar.
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Casa Bleve
48-49 Via del Teatro Valle
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An elegant, always friendly restaurant; part is also a less expensive and more casual wine bar.
One of the two long-time rival coffee houses on Piazza del Popolo -- Fellini used to come here, and so do I!
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Canova Piazza del Popolo
16 Piazza del Popolo
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One of the two long-time rival coffee houses on Piazza del Popolo -- Fellini used to come here, and so do I!
One of the two long-time rival coffee houses on Piazza del Popolo. I particularly like their special drinks like iced coffee.
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Rosati
5A Piazza del Popolo
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One of the two long-time rival coffee houses on Piazza del Popolo. I particularly like their special drinks like iced coffee.
A lovely restaurant on the beautiful Via Margutta.
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Babette
1b Via Margutta
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A lovely restaurant on the beautiful Via Margutta.
An old favorite on the beautiful Piazza Farnese.
Ar Galletto Roma
An old favorite on the beautiful Piazza Farnese.
A pleasant restaurant not far from Piazza Navona or the Pantheon.
La Ciambella
20 Via dell'Arco della Ciambella
A pleasant restaurant not far from Piazza Navona or the Pantheon.
One of Rome's venerable coffee houses.
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Sant' Eustachio Il Caffè
82 Piazza di S. Eustachio
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One of Rome's venerable coffee houses.
One of Rome's venerable coffee houses.
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La Casa Del Caffè Tazza D'oro
84 Via degli Orfani
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One of Rome's venerable coffee houses.
A good, affordable restaurant focusing on the food of the Lazio region, great for when you are taking a break from exploring the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
Enoteca Provincia Romana
82 Foro Traiano
A good, affordable restaurant focusing on the food of the Lazio region, great for when you are taking a break from exploring the Colosseum and Roman Forum.
A wonderful coffee house in what was once the studio of the sculptor Antonio Canova, now filled with reproductions of his work. Very funky!
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Canova Tadolini
150/a Via del Babuino
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A wonderful coffee house in what was once the studio of the sculptor Antonio Canova, now filled with reproductions of his work. Very funky!
A pleasant restaurant not far from the Vatican.
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Il Sorpasso
31/33 Via Properzio
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A pleasant restaurant not far from the Vatican.
A pleasant restaurant not far from the Vatican.
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Romeo Chef & Baker
28 Piazza dell'Emporio
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A pleasant restaurant not far from the Vatican.
Michelin-star chef Christina Bowerman wows at her gorgeous restaurant in Trastevere.
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Glass Hostaria
58 Vicolo dè Cinque
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Michelin-star chef Christina Bowerman wows at her gorgeous restaurant in Trastevere.
Michelin-star restaurant, a great place for a special occasion. Neat bar and, during summer, a roof top bar with limited menu.
Ristorante All'Oro
14 Via del Vantaggio
Michelin-star restaurant, a great place for a special occasion. Neat bar and, during summer, a roof top bar with limited menu.
A cozy and friendly Michelin-star restaurant located in a surprisingly modest hotel. The owner, Pipero, may take care of you himself (he did for us!)
Pipero Al Rex
149 Via Torino
A cozy and friendly Michelin-star restaurant located in a surprisingly modest hotel. The owner, Pipero, may take care of you himself (he did for us!)
Located at the top of the Hotel Hassler, with an incredible view over the Spanish Steps. There's also a lovely bar, Salone Eva, on the ground floor.
Imàgo
6 Piazza della Trinità dei Monti
Located at the top of the Hotel Hassler, with an incredible view over the Spanish Steps. There's also a lovely bar, Salone Eva, on the ground floor.
The best sushi in Rome, when you need a break from pizza and pasta.
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Hamasei - 割烹 濱清
35/36 Via della Mercede
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The best sushi in Rome, when you need a break from pizza and pasta.
Drinks & Nightlife
Enjoy craft beers and burgers and this busy little place.
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Open Baladin
6 Via degli Specchi
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Enjoy craft beers and burgers and this busy little place.
Excellent cocktails and food including an incredible, if expensive, hamburger.
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Baccano
23 Via delle Muratte
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Excellent cocktails and food including an incredible, if expensive, hamburger.
Wine bar and restaurant specializing in the Lazio region. Reasonably priced.
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VyTA Enoteca Regionale del Lazio
94 Via Frattina
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Wine bar and restaurant specializing in the Lazio region. Reasonably priced.
Good wine bar in Monti.
Al Vino Al Vino
15 Via Urbana
Good wine bar in Monti.
The always hip and popular Ai Tre Scalini.
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Ai Tre Scalini
251 Via Panisperna
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The always hip and popular Ai Tre Scalini.
Part wine store, wine bar, and restaurant.
Enoteca Achilli
15 Via dei Prefetti
Part wine store, wine bar, and restaurant.
This elegant hotel also boasts one of Rome's most elegant bars.
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Hotel de Russie
9 Via del Babuino
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This elegant hotel also boasts one of Rome's most elegant bars.
Shopping
THE place for window shopping in Rome. Bulgari, Gucci, Chanel -- you name it, it's here.
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Via Condotti
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THE place for window shopping in Rome. Bulgari, Gucci, Chanel -- you name it, it's here.
Our gorgeous local "mall," just down the street from us.
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Galleria Alberto Sordi
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Our gorgeous local "mall," just down the street from us.
Entertainment & Activities
The wonderful large park, great for walking and jogging. Bike, pedal cart, and rowboat rentals in season. The park is hope to many museums, including the Galleria Borghese.
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Villa Borghese
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The wonderful large park, great for walking and jogging. Bike, pedal cart, and rowboat rentals in season. The park is hope to many museums, including the Galleria Borghese.
An interesting computer-assisted museum of the ancient Roman buildings found under one of Rome's government building, which gives you a glimpse as to what those buildings once looked like.
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Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini
85 Foro Traiano
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An interesting computer-assisted museum of the ancient Roman buildings found under one of Rome's government building, which gives you a glimpse as to what those buildings once looked like.