Sightseeing Rome (and Naples)

Practical help in sightseeing for the independently minded in Rome

Rome Tourist Transport Services, Tours & Sightseeing Passes

Hop On, Hop Off Sightseeing Buses

There is an overwhelming choice of different lines offering a classic double deck open top sightseeing bus operating a hop on, hop off service to all the main sights in Rome.

Best Of Rome Tours

Tours of all the main attractions in Rome, including the Vatican, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain ... Walking, traditional and night tour options.

Day Tours Outside Rome

Pompeii, Naples, Florence, Mount Vesuvius are just some of the world class attractions you can visit on a day tour from Rome. Independent travel an option on some.

Self Guided Walking Tours Of Rome

Walking is by far the best way of visiting the ancient city of Rome. These free self guided walks act as a starter tracing routes between some of the most famous sites in the ancient city.

Rome Public Transport & Sightseeing Combo Passes

A choice of passes aimed at the tourist combining public transport, sightseeing buses and attraction tickets in various permutations are available.

Private Car Tours

Hire a driver and vehicle for the ultimate in convenience. Itineraries can be our tried and tested tours or you can design your own schedule. Transport tours on the way to/from airports and cruises available.

Major Sightseeing Attractions In Rome

Borghese Gallery, Villa Borghese

Villa Borghese is the largest public park in Rome. The Borghese Gallery within the park is one of the best art galleries in Rome with some important works by Canova and Bernini.


The Colosseum is a “must see” for every viistor to Rome. The Colosseum in 80 AD was the largest amphitheatre built in Rome and could house 50,000 people!

Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

The entrance to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill are combined in the one ticket. The Roman Forum and Palatine Hill above it is a big site with fine sights to admire.

St Peter's Basilica

St. Peter's was until recently the largest church ever built and it remains one of the holiest sites in Christendom. On Sundays at noon, the pope usually appears to pray and bless the crowd in St Peter's Square.

Vatican Museums

The Vatican Museums are where you will find the Sistine Chapel, one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world. The museums house many priceless works of art including the “ Raphael Rooms

The Pantheon

Until the 20th century, the Pantheon was the largest concrete structure in the world. The Pantheon is in the heart of the ancient centre of Rome and is free to enter.

The Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps are a set of steps climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinità dei Monti at the top dominated by Trinita dei Monti Church.

Trevi Fountain

The Trevi fountain is the most famous of all the fountains in Rome attracting most first time visitors as a 'must see'. The fountain is at the end of an aqueduct to bring water to Rome from around 20kms away.

Villa Borghese Gallery

The Galleria Borghese is a top gallery with several masters including Titian, Rubens and Raphael. Demand is so great you really need to book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Capitoline Museum

The Capitoline Museum has some of the finest sculptures in Rome including the symbol of Rome, the She Wolf. Great views too over the Roman Forum and beyond.

Attractions Outside Rome Within Day Trip Range

Appian Way (Via Appia Antica)

The Via Appia Antica is the old Roman Appian Way, which ran from Rome down to Brindisi. The stretch close to Rome, the Via Appia Antica, is now part of an nature and archaeological park.

Ostia Antica

Ancient Rome's sea port, now preserved 'Pompeii style' sprawling over 10,000 acres. A short train ride from Rome to the front gates makes it much easier to reach than Pompeii.

Mount Vesuvius

World famous volcano overshadowing Pompeii, now a National Park where you can visit the summit. Tour or public transport options available from Rome.


The world famous Pompeii is 150 miles south of Rome, fairly close to Naples. Its a long day from Rome or an easy excursion from Naples with fast trains from Rome

Naples & Pompeii

Naples City Sightseeing

Although overshadowed by the nearby Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, Naples iteslf is well worth at least one day of anybodies time.

Sightseeing From Naples (including Pompeii)

Pompeii is just 30 minutes on the train from Naples and Mount Vesuvius looms over the city. These are the headline acts but there is plenty of interest besides.

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