Sightseeing in Rome – what is left to see

Top sightseeing holidays in Rome

If you are looking for some ideas for top sightseeing holidays in Rome, you will be spoiled for choice in this vibrant city. The eternal city has survived various conquerors, eras, and practically every kind of devastation possible.

To enjoy the best sightseeing holiday in Rome, definitely book a tour before you leave home. With a professional tour guide you will be able to experience Rome and envision the life of early Romans, visit the various ruins and learn about the ancient structures, such as the infamous Coliseum. Take a look at some of the top fabulous sightseeing holidays on offer:

Coliseum Underground Adventure

Take a visit to the Coliseum’s underground chambers and gladiator passageways on this fantastic tour. You will visit the arena floor to see where the gladiatorial action took place. The tour finishes with a visit to the Roman Forum, viewing temples and arches as you follow the footsteps of ancient emperors.

Roman Catacombs after dark

This is an eerie one but still one of the best sightseeing experiences in Rome. You will go on an exciting 2.5 hour night time walking tour of the Museum, Crypt of Capuchins, Bone Chapel and the famous Catacombs of Santa Priscilla. Hear all the stories from the early Christian era and miss out on the crowds in this historic adventure.

Walking tour of the Ancient Roman Sites

This is a rather lesser-known part of the Coliseum on a 4-hour walking tour of ancient Roman sites, including access to the underground Coliseum. You will learn about how life was as you walk below the ground where gladiators waited for their battle to commence.

Cruise on the Tiber River

Here you experience the highlights of Rome from the water. The cruise shows you some of the major attractions in Rome, including the Coliseum and Vatican City. All of which comes with an educational commentary along the journey. Enjoy glorious views of the city with this hop-on hop-off tour.


This is an amazing 2000-year-old temple and one of Rome’s best preserved ancient monuments. It is also one of the most important structures in the Western world. It was built by Hadrian and has stood since around 125 Although starting to look its age, it is still a unique experience. As you walk through the huge bronze doors, stare up at the largest unenforced concrete dome ever built.

St Peter’s (Basilica di San Pietro)

In a city of outstanding churches but none can hold a candle to St Peter’s (Basilica di San Pietro). It is Italy’s largest, richest and the most splendid basilica. It was actually built above an earlier 4th-century church and was consecrated in 1626 after 120 years’ construction. The rich interior contains many superb works of art, including some of Italy’s most famous masterpieces; Michelangelo’s Pietà and Bernini’s 29m-high baldachin above the altar.

Top Sightseeing Holidays in Rome

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