Italy’s capital city is overflowing with historical and religious landmarks, spanning the last 2,000 years. The Radisson Blu es. Hotel, Rome is the ideal hub when visiting the city, with its close proximity to the Colosseum and other attractions. Making your way around the city is easy from this Rome hotel, as there are nearby metro stations. Termini Central Station is within walking distance, so that you can easily access all the art, history, shopping and food this wonderful city has to offer.
Top attractions in Rome
- Spanish Steps – 850 m. Monumental stairway of 135 steps, climbing a steep slope between Piazza di Stagna at the base and Piazza Trinità del Monti, dominated by the Trinità dei Monti church at the top.
- Palazzo del Viminale – 1,2 km. A historic palace, which has served as the seat of the Prime Minister and Ministry of Interior since 1925; although the Prime Minister moved to Palazzo Chigi in 1961.
- Domus Aurea – 1,3 km. A large landscape portico villa built by Emperor Nero in the heart of ancient Rome, after the great fire in 64 AD.
- Palazzo delle Esposizioni – 1,6 km. More than 10,000 square meters make up the largest interdisciplinary exhibition area in the center of Rome. It is one of the most up-to-date cultural centers in the city.
- Colosseum – 1,6 km. Also known as the Flavian Amphitheater, is the largest amphitheater ever built. It is estimated to have been capable of holding between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators.
- Palazzo Barberini – 2 km. A grand palace, facing the Piazza Barberini in Rione Trevi. The palace is today home to the National Gallery of Ancient Art.
- Palatine Hill – 2,2 km. The centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome, and one of the most ancient parts of the city. This is where Romulus and Remus were found, according to myth.
- Trevi Fountain – 2,3 km. Grandiose fountain in the Trevi district, the largest Baroque fountain in Rome and one of the most famous fountains of the world.
- Roman Forum – 2,4 km. Large forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several ancient government buildings. Known in ancient times as simply “Forum”, it was the center of Roman public life for centuries.
- Piazza di Spagna – 2,5 km. One of the most famous squares in Rome. Nearby is the famed Column of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
- Villa Torlonia – 2,6 km. One of the most recent of villas belonging to Roman nobility, today open to the public as a museum.
- Circus Maximus – 2,6 km. Ancient Roman chariot racing stadium, the first and largest of its kind in all of the Roman Empire.
- Largo di Torre Argentina – 2,8 km. A large square, host to four Roman temples and the remains of Pompey’s Theater. This is the square where Caesar is believed to have been assassinated.
- Isola Tiberina – 3,1 km. The only island on the Tiber River, it was formerly a seat of the ancient temple of Asclepius and later a hospital.
- Palazzo Madama – 3,2 km. Seat of the Senate of the Italian Republic, built upon the ruins of the ancient baths of Nero.
- Piazza Navona – 3,4 km. Public square, built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian. Ancient Romans went here to watch the games. Today, it is famous for its stunning Baroque architecture.
- Chiostro del Bramante – 3,5 km. The Cloisters of Bramante was built around 1500, and today it serves as a space for exhibitions, meetings and concerts.