Rome Trevi Fountain area

Thinking of things to do in Rome particularly around the Trevi Fountain? This popular attraction which was designed by Italian architect Nicola Salvi is known as one of the most famous fountains in the world. Located in the Quirinale district, this impressive fountain with its central figure of Neptune, the god of the sea, is something every visitor should get to see when in the Eternal City. Tradition here implies that if you throw a coin into the water basin, you will be promised a return to Rome. Watch our video guide to learn more about the Trevi Fountain.

You’ve spent some time admiring the fountain and managed to get some good pictures of this famous work of art? There’s plenty more to see in the city! You will be happy to know that there are several fantastic attractions situated nearby in the Trevi Fountain area that will keep you busy throughout your day. 

Explore the Trevi Fountain area in Rome

Our first suggestion which is only 238m away towards the west is the busy street of Via del Corso. This street, located in the historical centre of Rome is one that will fulfill all your shopping needs as the boulevard is packed with great stores. Before it became a shopping street, Via del Corso was used as a racetrack for riderless horses during the Roman Carnival from the 15th to the 19th century.

If shopping if not what you’re looking for, then instead visit the Spanish Steps. These famous century-old stairs at Piazza di Spagna are approximately 500 meters away from the Trevi Fountain and a must-see! The 137 steps lead up from the square to the magnificent French church Trinita dei Monti, which was built in the late Renaissance. The place is great for any photographers who want to take beautiful pictures of the city from the top of the Spanish Steps. Be wary though, the steps can become extremely busy with people and this popular tourist spot also attracts pickpockets, so watch your belongings. In the evenings it tends to get a bit quieter here.

Our next suggestion in the area is the iconic Pantheon. By walking south west from the Trevi Fountain you will find the famous temple of Gods, which was built around 118 – 125 AD. You can enter for free, every day between 8:30 am and 7:30 pm. Explore the Pantheon and its unique features such as the huge dome, the oculus and the tomb of famous artist Raphael. 

Starting to get hungry? Then take a break at one of the city’s most popular squares: Piazza Navona. Here you can find a wide array of restaurants, cafes and street entertainment. A great spot to sit and relax and soak up the special Roman atmosphere. Enjoy your vacation in Rome!

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$