Exploring the Splendour of Rome

Embrace la dolce vita during these warm weather months with our favourite Roman experiences.

by Livia Hengel

Palazzo Colonna
Palazzo Colonna, an opulent 14th century palace that still belongs to the noble Colonna family, is a jewel of the Roman Baroque and worth a peek inside to marvel at its incredible frescoes, architectural details and elegant furniture. The magnificent Great Hall, lined with paintings, statues and chandeliers, and was featured in the 1953 film Roman Holiday and is open to the public on Saturday from 9am to 1.15pm.

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Terme di Caracalla
Each summer Rome’s incredible sights serve as the backdrop for cultural events and performances. The Teatro dell'Opera puts on a particularly rousing series of operas and ballets within the towering Terme di Caracalla, the city’s second largest ancient public baths that date back to 200 AD. Enjoy arias al fresco beneath the moonlight in this evocative space.

Terme di Caracalla Flickr DMurphy06

Related: Explore the Vatican

Appia Antica
One of the oldest and most important roads in the Roman Empire, a walk on the ancient cobblestones of Via Appia Antica will transport you back in time and immerse you in the lush wildlife of the Appia Antica Park. Don't miss a visit to the catacombs and mausoleums located along the path that contain the remains of notable figures such as popes, martyrs and nobility.

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For more on what to do in Rome, visit our Destinations page.