Ancient Ruins in Italy

Top Places To Visit

The Palatine Hill is very closely knit with the history and mythology of Rome. Rome was built on seven hills, the center most of which is the Palatine Hill. According to mythology, this hill was where the makers of Rome, Romulus and Remus were found by the She-wolf who raised them. Many famous senators of Rome lived on this hill (including the great Augustus Caesar) and thus the word "palace" originates from Palatine. Archaeological data have also proven that the early Romans inhabited this place, giving Palatine hill a strong historical reference. Today, most of this place is covered with Domitian's Imperial Palace that was used for around 300 years. Amongst the buildings is also a museum that houses some of the precious archaeological artifacts from Rome's history.
5 Reviews
Continue to Isola Tiberina (Tiber Island) to find the ancient Ponte Fabriano and the church of San Bartolomeo. In the heart of Trastevere, visit the Basilica of Santa Cecilia and the church of San Crisogono, where remains of a church built in the 4th century were discovered in the early 20th century.
2 Reviews
Circus Maximus is where the ancient sport lovers would go to seek some entertainment. It was the largest and the first stadium of Ancient Rome. Since Chariot Racing was the most popular sport back then, loved by all Romans, this stadium held chariot races and entertained the Roman Crowd. It could house almost 1/4th of the Roman population. The first king of Rome, Romulus, is said to have held Chariot races here. This huge stadium today signifies the glory of Roman kings as well as the lifestyle of its people. A very significant monument to understand the public life of Rome.
2 Reviews
Im a huge football fan and what a treat it was to see the Rhinos Milano AFT play at the Arena Civica. I even got to be head cheerleader and taught some American dances. This game was so much fun even in the ran and even though they did not win.
1 Reviews
Monte Testaccio. This is an ancient man made mountain of pottery which today is surrounded by clubs and bars. Only in Rome will you see this happen and I love it. By day you can go play on monte testaccio and climb up all of this old amphora from all over the ancient world: Spain, Africa, Greece and Egypt, and then later you can go back to the same area to go to bars and clubs and go to the Macro, one of Rome’s brand new Modern art museums. Now I realize that this is once again history but I think a mountain of pottery deserves its own spot.
1 Reviews
Along with Castel Sant'Angelo, Basilica Di Santa Prassede has stood the testimony of time and a many economical and artistic changes that occurred from the 5th to the 14th century A.D., tracing Roman past from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Having been reestablished under Papal authority, it served as a saving grace and hidden space for many Popes and Cardinals through various tribunal and war times.
1 Reviews
The countryside around Rome offers such a variety of landscapes that it is worth a holiday in itself.
1 Reviews
From the Baths of Caracalla, board the 118 bus to go to Appia-Bisignano. This is where you will visit the Villa dei Quintili, one of the most under-appreciated and yet, the most scenic monument in Rome! The entrance ticket to this villa was also included in my Archeologia Card.
1 Reviews

Trips Stories

It is hard not to fall in love with Italy....

View more comments...

It’s also the best preserved medieval city in Italy and I’ve read that the people of Siena speak the purest Italian in Italy – actually Italian language students often go there to learn the correct pronunciation....

View more comments...

The hostel is in an ancient building and offers scenic view of the mountains....

View more comments...

This was going to be an adventure through Italy....

View more comments...

Its medieval center is a delight to walk around and the 12th century duomo, or cathedral, is one of Italy's best Romanesque churches....

View more comments...

The Archaeological Museum contains an impressive Egyptian collection, the second most significant in Italy....

View more comments...

First stop was the Colosseum and Roman Forum ruins....

View more comments...

Thank you Polignano for showing me the true Italy, the real Italy which many miss on their quest to "cover" places and "tick off" lists....

View more comments...

I am still on my trip :) So far I am loving Italy....

View more comments...

Italy is a beautiful place in itself....

View more comments...

Sorrento is a small town in Campania in southern Italy....

View more comments...

Like how Bali follows an authentic culture, Italy is no less....

View more comments...

However, during the 1930’s, Mussolini organised thousands of workers from the north of Italy to construct networks of dikes and canals to drain the land and transform the swamps into fertile agricultural land....

View more comments...

Our AWESOME planned/booked Italy trip for June-July 2014....

View more comments...

Well, one of my favorite vacations till date....

View more comments...

"Italy for 2 weeks?...

View more comments...

So one of my most awaited posts is here:: MY ITALY TRAVELOGUE!...

View more comments...

For the second half of our time in Italy, we decided to drive north to Cinque Terre to meet up with some friends who were starting a 2 month Euro/Asia tour and were in the area....

View more comments...

Whole of italy is well geared up for tourism , so easy to get around....

View more comments...

You could also grab a classic cappuccino and simply enjoy the beautiful skyline and sunset across the ancient architecture....

View more comments...

Gallery

How To Reach

Map

Book a Package Tour

Your Enquiry has been sent successfully