Rome Piazza Venezia

One of the many beautiful places in Rome is the Piazza Venezia. This square’s name refers to the Venetian Cardinal Pietro Barbo, or Pope Paul II, who also built the Palazzo Venezia, next to Saint Mark’s church. This busy square is located in the center of Rome where most of the important attractions are. The Roman Forum and the Pantheon are a walking distance from the square.

One of the main highlights of the square is the Palazza Venezia, built by the same Cardinal Pietro Barbo who gave the square its name and who became Pope Paul II later on. This palace was the home to the headquarter and as the Venice embassy where the famous Italian leader Benito Mussolini addressed the people from the balcony. Today you can visit the palace, which is now a museum that shows early Renaissance paintings and historic decorative art collections. Pay a visit to the Pallazo Generali and Palazo Bonaparte, which is the other palace in the square.

Get to know Piazza Venezia in Rome

The biggest monument in the middle of the square is of the first king of Italy, Vittorio Emanuel II. The monument which is also known as Altarella Patria is 230 feet tall, and was designed by Giuseppe Sacconi and features fountains, stairways and two statues of goddess Victoria. The monument is on the foot of the museum of Italian Reunification, where you can ride up in an elevator and see the wonderful view of Rome.

The Piazza Venezia Rome is located at the foot of Capitoline Hill. Many must see attractions are located around this square. A mile long street runs from this exact piazza and connects to Piazza del Popolo. This is a good opportunity to do some shopping, since you are in one of Rome’s popular streets, the Vial Corso, with trendy fashion brands and the Ferrari flagship store! When you arrive to the other end of the street you will find yourself in the Piazza del Popolo, where you will enjoy two fountains designed by Valadier, the famous Egyptian obelisk right in the center of the square that originally stood at the Sun Temple in Heliopolis, and the symmetrical church designed by Carlo Rainaldi.

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Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica on this must-do Vatican walking tour, in a group of no more than 20 people! With some 12,000 rooms spanning nearly 4,000 years of history, the Vatican’s magnificent museum complex can be overwhelming, so let an expert guide introduce you to its defining highlights on this 3-hour tour. Visit Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Maps and more, and then step inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s fresco ‘The Creation of Adam.’ Finish with a St Peter’s Basilica tour and hear the secrets of the holiest place in Christendom. Choose from four different start times or upgrade to a small-group tour (12 people maximum). Skip the long lines for St. Peter’s Basilica with special access directly from the Sistine Chapel.

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines.

USD 70.65$

Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Leave the crowds behind and head straight inside the Colosseum with your skip-the-line entrance ticket! In a group of no more than 25 people, explore the first and second tiers of this A-list attraction with a guide, learning about the gladiators who competed in the Colosseum’s gory gladiatorial games. Finish with a tour of the Roman Forum in Ancient Rome and admire incredible ruins, like the Temple of Julius Caesar.

If you want to see the Colosseum Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, then upgrade! – These areas that are either newly opened or normally off-limits.

USD 60.22$

Viator VIP: Sistine Chapel Private Viewing and Small-Group Tour of the Vatican's Secret Rooms

See the Vatican as VIPs do – with this once-in-a-lifetime private Sistine Chapel viewing and tour of the Vatican Museum's secret rooms. This exclusive gives you unprecedented VIP access to the magnificent rooms that are usually off-limits to the public, allowing you to see a side of the Vatican that most never will. Be awed by secret rooms like the Niccoline Chapel and the Room of Gold, and see sights like Raphael’s Rooms.

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines. End your tour with an after-hours private viewing of the Sistine Chapel, empty except for your group (average 15 people) and guide. Michelangelo's fresco in the Sistine Chapel – including The Creation of Adam – is considered the most influential fresco in the history of Western art. See it with no crowds, linger over every detail, and earn one-of-a-kind bragging rights for the rest of your life!

USD 382.19$

Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Hike up Mount Vesuvius and then explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a must-do day trip from Rome! Going at a steady pace, the hike includes a walk on the ridge of Italy’s famously feisty volcano, allowing incredible views down into the crater itself. After a pizza lunch in Naples, head to Pompeii to see the havoc that Mount Vesuvius reaped on it in AD 79. Tour the UNESCO-listed excavations, seeing fossils and well-preserved ruins while hearing the horrors that befell this intriguing ancient city.

Mount Vesuvius is inaccessible from November 1, till March 8. During these months, your volcano hike is replaced with a tour of the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii.

USD 155.19$

Capri Day Trip from Rome

Visit the chic island of Capri on a day trip from Rome, led by an expert local guide! After traveling from Rome to Naples, cross over to the gorgeous island to see its highlights. Hop aboard a boat to the Blue Grotto if you wish, and enjoy a relaxing lunch in the hilltop village of Anacapri. Explore Capri’s main town at leisure, and then leave the island for your journey back to Rome.

USD 149.63$