A city as large and ancient as Rome, Italy, has nearly uncountable wonders to offer to visitors from abroad and citizens alike, leaving many of the less famous destinations off of too many to-do lists. Here are three of the most beautiful and interesting spots in Rome, off of the beaten path.
1. Castel Sant’Angelo
Built as a huge mausoleum in 139 CE for the Roman Emperor Hadrian and seeing a variety of uses in its subsequent life is the Castel Sant’Angelo. Even almost 2,000 years since its construction, the Castel Sant’Angelo serves a useful purpose, offering a public museum space, allowing visitors to roam about the building and featuring one of the largest collections of suits of armor to be found in the world.
2. Piazza di Spagna
Hosting the famous Spanish Steps built in 1725 is the Piazza di Spagna, a beautiful public square featuring intricate architecture and historic monuments on every side. Featuring the Fontana della Barcaccia, the former home of John Keats and many other attractions, the view from the Piazza di Spagna is also something to behold with the Trinità dei Monti rising above.
3. Campo dei Fiori Market
Lying near the Piazzo Navona and offering one of the largest shopping experiences possible in Rome is the market in Campo dei Fiori. A draw for nearly all nearby locals for its fruits and vegetables, foodstuffs and clothing. Visit for the atmosphere or to stock your hotel’s mini refrigerator. The Campo dei Fiori market is open only in the morning, so come early!