Rome Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Rome

  • 1. Outside Rome

    This villa was commissioned by Ippolito d' Este; son of Lucrezia Borgia in the late 1500. It is listed as UNESCO world heritage site. Its interiors are decorated with beautiful frescoes, but this...

  • 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)...

  • 3. Ancient Rome

    I suspect many people don't really explore this area. Certainly every time I've been there there have been just one or two other couples or family groups wandering around. The area has been sorted...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 8. 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....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 12. 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...

  • 13. 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...

  • 14. 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...

  • 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...

  • 16. Quattro Fontane

    I've been wanting to photograph these four fountains for over a year and they were so dirty you couldn't see any detail. Well, it was worth the wait - here they are, clean and leisurely lounging at...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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....

  • 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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