Free tourist attractions in Rome
From the Vatican Museums to the Trevi Fountain
Ever wondered how to minimize expenses when visiting Rome? Well, there are actually many ways to get around Rome cheaply and one of them is taking advantage of the free sights that Rome has to offer. Take a look at the following list with lots of free tourist attractions in Rome:
- Vatican Museums: On the last Sunday of each month as well as the 27th of September (World Tourism Day) the entrance to the Vatican Museums is free. http://www.museivaticani.va/3_EN/pages/z-Info/MV_Info_Biglietto.html
- St. Peter’s Square: Rome’s most famous square with the stunning backdrop of St. Peter’s Basilica.
- St. Peter’s Basilica: The most famous church in Christendom, located within Vatican city. Entrance to the church is free.
- Museum Hendrik Christian Andersen: associated with the National Gallery of Modern Art; conserves works by the Norwegian sculptor and painter, Hendrik Christian Andersen. http://www.museoandersen.beniculturali.it/index.php?en/6/opening-times
- Museum Boncompagni Ludovisi: Museum dedicated to artistic objects, decorative arts, architectural ornamentation, fashion, costume and design. http://www.museoboncompagni.beniculturali.it/index.php?en/6/opening-times
- Museum Mario Praz: The museum of Mario Praz, anglicist and critic of international importance, offers an extraordinary collection of English furniture, German porcelain, views of Italian and European cities as well as portraits of royal families. http://www.museopraz.beniculturali.it/index.php?en/6/opening-times
- NapoleonicMuseum: Conserves important collection of works of art, Napoleonic relics, and family mementos. http://en.museonapoleonico.it/informazioni_pratiche/orari_e_indirizzi
- Historical Museum of the Liberation: Dramatic records of the persecution against the Jews and the underground struggle. http://www.memorialmuseums.org/eng/staettens/view/701/
- Luigi Pirandello’s Studio: Visitors can see many items relating to the life of one of the most important personalities of Italian Literature. http://www.studiodiluigipirandello.it/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=62
- Museum of the Walls: Situated inside the S. Sebastiano Gate of the Aurelian Walls, this museum offers visitors an educational visit which was created in 1990. http://en.museodellemuraroma.it/informazioni_pratiche/orari_e_indirizzi
- Museum of Ancient Sculpture Giovanni Barracco: Collection of Giovanni Barracco, an Italian politician, intellectual, collector and senator of the Kingdom of Italy in the XVI legislature. http://en.museobarracco.it/informazioni_pratiche/orari_e_indirizzi
- Museum of Giacomo Manzù: The collection of the Italian sculptor Giacomo Manzù includes about ninety sculptures, two large works in ebony, stamps, coins, medallions as well as three hundred and thirty graphic works. http://www.museomanzu.beniculturali.it/index.php?en/6/opening-times
- Trevi Fountain: Rome’s most famous fountain that gains world fame thanks to Fellini’s film “La Dolce Vita”.
- Piazza Navona: One of the most beautiful squares in Rome with one of the most famous fountains in Rome – Bernini’s Four Rivers fountain.
- The Spanish Steps: Situated in one of the most popular squares in Rome, the Piazza di Spagna.
- Pantheon: Largest and best-preserved Roman temple in Rome.
- Arch Constantine: Largest and best-preserved Roman triumphal arch.
- Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II: The 70 metres high, 135 metres wide and 130 metres deep memorial can be seen from across the city.
- Circus Maximus: Ancient Roman chariot racing stadium and mass entertainment venue.
- The Mouth of Truth: Ancient Roman marble disc with a relief carving of a man’s face. According to legend, the stony mask of an ancient river deity works as a lie detector and bites off the hand of any swindler and perjurer.
You can also visit Rome’s churches (there are over 900 churches in Rome), some of which are of great importance (e.g. St. John Lateran) or featured in famous films and books like Dan Brown’s “Angels & Demons”. For even more great attractions in Rome, visit ZAINOO’s main page with nearly 100 sights situated in the city center of Rome and the Vatican City: http://www.zainoo.com/en/italy/lazio/rome/sightseeing-rome