Rome attracts countless tourists every year, all of them keen on seeing its many attractions. Why not avoid the crowds and try discovering the secret places of Rome? There are many fascinating sights to see and lesser-known attractions to visit.
If you fancy some greenery and a quiet place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Rome then the Vatican Gardens could be just the right spot, though you need to book in advance to visit this private park that, although not open to the public, allows guided tours for limited numbers of people.
The Pyramid of Cestius and the Non-Catholic Cemetery
You do not need to go to Egypt to see pyramids because there is one in Rome. The Pyramid of Cestius, is said to be the tomb of Remus and can be viewed really well from inside the Non-Catholic or Protestant Cemetery, This cemetery, by the way, is of particular interest because it probably houses more graves of famous people than any other cemetery in the world. The poets Shelley and Keats were both buried here.
Church of San Pietro in Montorio
Instead of going to St Peter’s Cathedral, why not visit the Church of San Pietro in Montorio? Dedicated to St Peter, it is said to be built on the very spot where the saint was crucified. The inside of this church is decorated with works by well-known artists from the 16th and 17th centuries. Outside in the courtyard you can find the very beautiful Tempietto Chapel.
You will find a great choice of Venere hotels in Rome to stay at and make your base while you explore the more secret side of the capital of Italy.