Rome Testaccio

Looking for interesting areas in Rome to explore? Testaccio is a region located on the Tiber River and was built on the Testaccio Hill. The name Testaccio comes from Monte Testaccio, which is an artificial hill. This man made hill is one of the Seven Hills of Rome which were occupied by small settlements, before the recognition of the city as Rome that we know today. By the way, if the name of these hills rings a bell, then you must have seen the movie “Seven Hills of Rome” starring Mario Lanza. The hill had a religious significance throughout the years but lots of changes occurred since then.

Today this area located on the southwest of Aventino, is considered one of the main nightlife zones, and features traditional Roman restaurants and other great culinary highlights. Have breakfast at the Testaccio Market, which offers fresh delicious products! The locals are mainly young and “hipster”.

Hip neighborhoods – Testaccio in Rome

When you visit a place like Testaccio make sure you know all about the other attractions around. Watch our video guides about must do attractions in the area so you can use your time over there in the best possible way. You are so close to the river banks, so maybe you would like to take a stroll along the river? Or visit the Parco Savello church and the 5th century Basilica of Santa Sabina, where 18 beautifully preserved bible scenes are carved on the door.

Just one more suggestion… Consider a visit to the Pyramid of Gaius Cestius, that was built at 18 BC as a tomb to a member of the Septemviri Epulonum, Gaius Cestius. This is one of best preserved buildings in Rome. Next to it you’ll find the Porta San Paolo, one of the gates in the Aurelian Walls of Rome. And if you love football you will appreciate the fact that the A.S Roma football team club is located in Testaccio Rome!

Need more ideas, tips and information? Our video travel guides have it all! View videos about nightlife, the greatest Roman attractions, shopping and more.

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$