Rome is one of the most famous tourist spots and its remarkable landmarks like the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican are really worth visiting. You may think that you’ve seen it all, but the Italian capital has much more to offer and if you’re willing to explore more of it , here are some of the underrated sites that you shouldn’t miss.

We selected five hidden-gem attractions in Rome to experience a different journey to the Ancient times.

Baths of Caracalla

Located close to the Colosseum, the Baths of Caracalla are one of the most unique and fascinating monuments in the Italian capital. Built by Emperor Caracalla in the 3rd century AD, the facility was used as a public bath and as a place for entertainment and socialization.

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San Paolo Fuori le Mura Basilica

Inspiring and beautiful church, full of history and is one of the four ancient basilicas in Rome. Located a little out of the city center it is less crowded than other famous basilicas and is really worth visiting.

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Catacombs of St. Callixtus

One of the largest catacombs in Rome with significant meaning for the Christians. In the ancient underground cemetery were buried tens of martyrs, 16 popes and many Christians.

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The Casina delle Civette

Located in Villa Torlonia, this castle is one of the most unusual and exciting buildings in Rome, full of history. Originally designed in 1840 by architect Giuseppe Jappelli as a Swiss lodge and a refuge from the formality of the main building, it was the residence of Prince Giovanni Torlania.

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Quartiere Coppedè

The secret neighborhood of Rome, designed by the Florentine architect Gino Coppedè, is a magical and enchanting area with wonderful architecture. The fifteen building in the district are designed in various styles – from Liberty to Gothic gargoyles, classical elements, Tuscan turrets, Baroque… a real hidden-gem in the heart of Rome!

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