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Our Location is the ideal starting point for visiting Rome

Piazza Navona is just around the corner.
Pantheon and  Campo di Fiori  are 5 minutes from the the piazza, Piazza di Pietra and  Trevi Fountain are 10 minutes away.
From Via de’ Coronari which is just in front of us you can reach Saint Peter’s Basilica and Vatican MuseumsSistine Chapel is located inside the Museums.
From Via de’ Soldati on our right corner you can walk to Piazza di Spagna and Via del Corso. Piazza del Popolo and Pincio Terrace. Ara Pacis and Piazza Augusto Imperatore are on your way through one of the most fascinating streets: Via di Ripetta.

Main sites and museums

  • Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine
  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel 
  • Borghese Gallery ( Paolina Borghese sculpture by Bernini in the photo)
We also do suggest to visit: 

Piazza del Campidoglio or Capitolium - Capitoline Hill designed by Renaissance artist and architect Michelangelo Buonarroti and from where you can admire Roman Forum, Arch of Septimius Severus, Arch of Titus and enjoy a wonderful view.

Doria Pamphilj Gallery: This gallery is placed in the 16th century palace of the Doria family (Palazzo Doria Pamphilj) and host the family private collection of great masterpieces including Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael, Carracci and Bernini. Reservation is mandatory however it is very easy to book. Tickets: Adults, from 15 €. Online reservations on their official site: https://www.doriapamphilj.it/en/tickets/ are mandatory.   

Caffè Doria is placed in the gallery  and it is an elegant Italian Bistrot to enjoy a pleasant lunch or aperitive.  More details: www.caffedoria.it


  • Galleria Colonna:  the baroque gallery house the private collection of Colonna family. Reservations on their official site: www.galleriacolonna.it
  • Galleria Sciarra: Today Galleria Sciarra is home to offices, but its internal courtyard is open to the public during business hours.
  • Villa Farnesina: the museum is located in Trastevere. The villa hosts the most important Raphael's frescoes.

For further suggestions, please feel free to contact us: info@relaisrioneponte.com

How to visit and book the main attractions in Rome 

  • Colosseum, Roman Forum and the Palatine: Book directly in the official site in advance:  www.parcocolosseo.it
  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel, Vatican Gardens and Necropolis: Book directly in the official site in advance
  • Saint Peter's Basilica has a free entrance 
  • Borghese GalleryBook always at least 15/20 days in advance.: www.gebart.it 
  • Capitoline Museums: www.museicapitolini.org
  • Crypta Balbi - Museo Nazionale Romano: https://museonazionaleromano.beniculturali.it/crypta-balbi/ 
  • Ara Pacis Museum: www.arapacis.it/en  Helmut Newton Exhibition till 10.03.2024
  • Mauseoleum of Augustus: www.mausoleodiaugusto.it/en/booking/
  • National Gallery of Modern Art: www.galleriaartemodernaroma.it
  • Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome: www.museomacro.it
  • Villa Farnesina: www.villafarnesina.it
  • Palazzo Barberini and Galleria Corsini: www.barberinicorsini.org

Temporary Exhibitions in Rome 

  • Scuderia del Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio, 16  -   Until February 4th 2024

Favoloso Calvino, Il mondo come opera d’arte: Carpaccio, de Chirico, Gnoli, Melotti e gli altri

  • Galleria Borghese, Piazzale Scipione Borghese, 5 - Until February 18th 2024

Il tocco di Pigmalione. Rubens e la scultura a Roma

  • Palazzo Bonarparte, Piazza Venezia, 5 -  Until  April 1st, 2024




Michaelangelo Buonarroti (Sistine Chapel - Vatican Museums) 

  • The Pietà and Dome and Drum of St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
  • The Moses for Julius II’s Tomb: Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli
  • The Risen Christ: Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
  • Piazza del Campidoglio: Capitoline Hill
  • Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e Martiri: Piazza della Republica
Caravaggio's artworks in Church of St. Louis of the French (close to Piazza Navona),Basilica Sant'Agostino ( close to Piazza Navona)  and  Basilica Santa Maria del Popolo  ( Piazza del Popolo)
Raphael's frescoes in Santa Maria della Pace ( Via de' Coronari). Also in Villa Farnesina museum

Gianlorenzo Bernini

In addition to the famous artworks such as the sculptures in Borghese Gallery, the Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona or the pope’s monumental tomb in Saint Peter’s Basilica, you can not miss:

  • Ecstasy of Saint Teresa in  Santa Maria della Vittoria ( nearby Repubblica)
  • the Fountain of Triton and Fountain of th Bees in Piazza Barberini
  • the Barcaccia Fountain in Piazza di Spagna
  • Angel with the Crown of Thorns in  Sant'Andrea delle Fratte 
  • This obelisk  "Pulcino della Minerva" in Piazza della Minerva ( nearby Pantheon)


Frequent travellers

Rome is endless.  If you are a frequent visitor of Rome, we will be delighted to design tailor made tours and tell you more about the best hidden treasures in the city depending on your interests.

We will be thrilled to help you to have an exceptional experience in Rome.

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