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The Roman Republic and Empire stood for over a thousand years. At the peak of the Empire, the Romans ruled from the borders of Scotland to the deserts of Egypt, from Spain to Syria and beyond.

Over the centuries the Romans left their mark on the world and today there are numerous Roman sites that can be visited, some stunning monuments known throughout the globe, others abandoned in forgotten deserts or ignored in the very towns and cities we walk day-by-day.

Once you’ve explored the list of Roman historical sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring ancient roman sites and roman ruins.

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Ancient Rome sites : Editor's Picks

  • Palmyra 1. Palmyra
    Containing some of the best preserved Roman ruins in the world, Palmyra was an ancient city which became a strategically vital part of the Roman Empire. Its impressive remains are located in Syria.
    Photo by Fede Ranghino (cc)

  • Herculaneum 2. Herculaneum
    Herculaneum was an ancient Roman town fossilized following the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
    Photo by S J Pinkney (cc)

  • The Colosseum 3. The Colosseum
    Once the largest amphitheatre of Ancient Rome where gladiators, criminals and lions alike fought for their lives, the Colosseum remains a world renowned, iconic symbol of the Roman Empire.
    Photo by albertopveiga (cc)

  • Baalbek 4. Baalbek
    Baalbek is home to the largest ever Roman temple and a range of other magnificent ancient structures. It is one of the most impressive Roman sites in the region.
    Photo by isawnyu (cc)

  • Ostia Antica 5. Ostia Antica
    The site of Ostia Antica contains the ruins of the port of ancient Rome and visitors can view some amazingly well preserved remains of the settlement.
    Photo by dalbera (cc)

  • La Maison Carrée 6. La Maison Carrée
    The Maison Carrée in Nîmes is a staggeringly well preserved Roman temple, and one of the best-preserved examples of a Roman building anywhere in the world.
    Photo by bani 31 (cc)

  • Umm Qais 7. Umm Qais
    Umm Qais, also spelt Umm Qays, houses the remains of Gadara, one of the Decapolis cities.

  • Nimes Arena 8. Nimes Arena
    Nimes Arena is amongst the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world.
    Photo by Wolfgang Staudt (cc)

  • Pompeii 9. Pompeii
    Pompeii was an ancient Roman city whose incredibly well-preserved ruins now form a popular UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Photo by Perrimoon (cc)

  • Roman Forum 10. Roman Forum
    The Roman Forum was the very centre of ancient Rome. Throughout the lifespan of Roman civilisation the Forum served as the focus of political, civic and religious life.
    Photo by Vvillamon (cc)

Ancient Rome sites: Site Index

  • Acqua Marcia Acqua Marcia
    Acqua Marcia is an ancient aqueduct of Rome built in the first century BC. It is one of several aqueducts and impressive Roman sites surviving in Rome.
    Photo by Malte.S (cc)

  • Aizanoi Aizanoi
    Aizanoi houses ancient Roman ruins including a stadium, gymnasium, theatre and an impressive Temple of Zeus.
    Photo by ozanhatipoglu (cc)

  • Alcazaba Fortress Alcazaba Fortress
    The Alcazaba Fortress in Merida was a defensive structure built in the middle of the ninth century which also contains the ruins of several Roman buildings.
    Photo by Enrique__ (cc)

  • Aldborough Roman Site Aldborough Roman Site
    Aldborough was originally the capital and stronghold of the Brigantes, who controlled vast swathes of Northern England, before becoming Romanised in the first century AD.
    Photo by Storye book (cc)

  • Alesia Alesia
    Alesia was the site where Julius Caesar defeated the Gauls in 52 BC. It is one of the most famous military Roman sites.
    Photo by carolemadge1 (cc)

  • All Hallows by the Tower All Hallows by the Tower
    One of the oldest churches in London, All Hallows by the Tower contains Roman and Saxon remains as well as other interesting elements.
    Photo by MarchieCTID (cc)

  • Amathus Amathus
    Amathus is an archaeological site in Cyprus containing the remains of one of the island’s oldest ancient towns. It is one of several Roman sites in Cyprus.
    Photo by isawnyu (cc)

  • Ambrussum Ambrussum
    Ambrussum contains the ruins of an Iron Age settlement, a Roman staging post and the remains of the nearby Roman bridge
    Photo by Dominique Pipet (cc)

  • Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls
    The Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls was a first century Roman amphitheatre in Lyon. It is one of the surviving Roman sites from the Roman city of Lugdunum.
    Photo by austinevan (cc)

  • Ancient Agora of Athens Ancient Agora of Athens
    The Ancient Agora of Athens was a market, a meeting place and the social, political and commercial hub of the ancient city. It was re-built several times, including by the Romans, from whose era many of the remains derive.
    Photo by Eustaquio Santimano (cc)

  • Ancient Bosra Ancient Bosra
    Ancient Bosra contains a number of spectacular historic remains, chief of which is the incredible 2nd century AD Roman Theatre.
    Photo by Arian Zwegers (cc)

  • Antalya Museum Antalya Museum
    The Antalya Museum contains thousands of ancient and prehistoric artifacts.
    Photo by Alaskan Dude (cc)

  • Apamea Apamea
    Apamea is an ancient site in Syria which boasts a remarkable 1800 metres of Roman colonnades - it is one of the most dramatic Roman sites in the world.
    Photo by yeowatzup (cc)

  • Aphrodisias Aphrodisias
    The ancient city of Aphrodisias was named after the Goddess of Love; Aphrodite. Established in what is now modern day Turkey in the 6th century BC, it expanded into the thriving capital of the surrounding region.
    Photo by Ken and Nyetta (cc)

  • Aptera Aptera
    Aptera contains an array of interesting Greco-Roman ruins, the highlight of which are probably the well-preserved Roman cisterns.
    Photo by GOC53 (cc)

  • Aquileia Archaeological Area Aquileia Archaeological Area
    The Aquileia Archaeological Area is home to the remains of an affluent Roman trading port.
    Photo by ho visto nina volare (cc)

  • Aquileia Basilica Aquileia Basilica
    The Aquileia Basilica has a history dating back to the Romans.
    Photo by neosintesi (cc)

  • Aquincum Aquincum
    Aquincum is a large Ancient Roman site in Budapest housing the remains of part of what was an important military base and city.
    Photo by chad_k (cc)

  • Arbeia Roman Fort Arbeia Roman Fort
    Arbeia Roman Fort was one of the wall forts of Hadrian’s Wall and a military supply base for the other forts.
    Photo by Thunderchild7 (cc)

  • Arch of Augustus - Rimini Arch of Augustus - Rimini
    The Arch of Augustus in Rimini was built to honour the first emperor of the Roman Empire.
    Photo by GeoSearch Italia (cc)

  • Arch of Constantine Arch of Constantine
    The Arch of Constantine was a triumphal arch built by the Emperor Constantine the Great in 315AD.

  • Arch of Germanicus Arch of Germanicus
    The Arch of Germanicus is a Roman arch constructed in 19AD to honour Emperor Tiberius, his son Drusus and his adopted son Germanicus.

  • Arch of Hadrian - Athens Arch of Hadrian - Athens
    The Arch of Hadrian of Athens is a triumphal gateway built in the second century AD.
    Photo by darkensiva (cc)

  • Arch of Janus Arch of Janus
    The Arch of Janus is an Ancient Roman triumphal arch in Rome.
    Photo by aslives (cc)

  • Arch of Marcus Aurelius Arch of Marcus Aurelius
    The Arch of Marcus Aurelius is an Ancient Roman site in Tripoli, Libya.
    Photo by Robbo-Man (cc)

  • Arch of Septimius Severus Arch of Septimius Severus
    The Arch of Septimus Severus is a Roman triumphal arch built by the Emperor Septimus Severus to celebrate his military victories.
    Photo by antmoose (cc)

  • Arch of Titus Arch of Titus
    The Arch of Titus is a Roman triumphal arch built by the Emperor Domitian to commemorate the victories of his elder brother, Emperor Titus.
    Photo by Sebastian Bergmann (cc)

  • Ardoch Roman Fort Ardoch Roman Fort
    Ardoch Roman Fort contains the well preserved earthworks of a Roman fort in Scotland, with ditches up to six foot high.

  • Area Sacra di Largo Argentina Area Sacra di Largo Argentina
    Area Sacra di Largo Argentina is the site of four Ancient Roman temples.
    Photo by Robert Nyman (cc)

  • Arenes de Lutece Arenes de Lutece
    Arenes de Lutece was an ancient Roman amphitheatre, the remains of which stand in Paris.
    Photo by burge5k (cc)

  • Arles Amphitheatre Arles Amphitheatre
    Arles Amphitheatre is a brilliantly preserved, UNESCO listed Roman built sports arena still in use today. It is one of the best preserved Roman sites in the world.
    Photo by M_WalzEriksson (cc)

  • Arles Archaeological Museum Arles Archaeological Museum
    The Arles Archaeological Museum houses an extensive collection of prehistoric and Ancient Roman artefacts.
    Photo by ellevalentine (cc)

  • Arles Roman Theatre Arles Roman Theatre
    Arles Roman Theatre was constructed during the reign of the Emperor Augustus.
    Photo by Carlton Browne (cc)

  • Arsuf Arsuf
    The site of Arsuf, also known as Apollonia, contains the remains of a Crusader castle once occupied by the Knights Hospitaller. Also on the site are the remains of a Roman villa.
    Photo by אסף.צ (cc)

  • Asklepieion Asklepieion
    Asklepieion is an archaeological site containing the well-preserved ruins of the birthplace of medicine.
    Photo by *clairity* (cc)

  • Aspendos Roman Theatre Aspendos Roman Theatre
    Aspendos Roman Theatre is a large and beautifully preserved Ancient Roman site in Turkey.
    Photo by archer10 (Dennis) (cc)

  • Assos Assos
    The city of Assos was founded by Ancient Greeks from the 7th century BC. The ancient ruined city is crowned by an impressive temple dedicated to the Goddess Athena.
    Photo by Travelling Runes (cc)

  • Atrium Vestae Atrium Vestae
    The Atrium Vestae in the Roman Forum was home to Ancient Rome’s only holy priestesses.
    Photo by dalbera (cc)

  • Augusta Raurica Augusta Raurica
    Augusta Raurica is an ancient Roman archaeological site near Basel in Switzerland.
    Photo by a-zehn-fr (cc)

  • Aula Ottagona Aula Ottagona
    Part of the vast 4th century Baths of Diocletian, the Aula Ottagona is probably the best preserved original structure.
    Photo by antmoose (cc)

  • Avdat Avdat
    Avdat was an ancient Nabatean city along a prosperous trade route.
    Photo by 04deveni (cc)

  • Aventicum Aventicum
    Aventicum is an impressive ancient Roman site in Switzerland which was the thriving capital of the Helvetians.
    Photo by T.M.O.F. (cc)

  • Baelo Claudia Baelo Claudia
    The Roman town of Baelo Claudia in Spain is a well-preserved ancient city which sits on the Andalusian coast, providing a beautiful backdrop to these ancient remains.
    Photo by Photo Javi (cc)

  • Baia Baia
    Baia was once the summer retreat of Ancient Rome’s elite and is now an archaeological park outside Naples.
    Photo by TyB (cc)

  • Bar Hill Fort Bar Hill Fort
    Bar Hill Fort was one of the Roman forts along The Antonine Wall.
    Photo by kenny barker (cc)

  • Barbegal Aqueduct and Mill Barbegal Aqueduct and Mill
    The fascinating Roman site at Barbegal contains the ruins of an ancient water-mill and gives crucial insight into Roman use of water-powered engineering.
    Photo by maarjaara (cc)

  • Basilica Aemelia Basilica Aemelia
    Basilica Aemelia was a commercial building of Ancient Rome located in the Forum.
    Photo by David Paul Ohmer (cc)

  • Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
    Santa Maria Maggiore is a papal basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary a.k.a Santa Maria della Neve or Santa Maria ad Praesepem. This is Rome's major or principal church dedicated to St Mary.
    Photo by Justin Ennis (cc)

  • Basilica Julia Basilica Julia
    Basilica Julia was an Ancient Roman courthouse in Rome’s Forum. It is one of many Roman sites which can be explored in the centre of the city.
    Photo by DogFog (cc)

  • Basilica of Constantine - Trier Basilica of Constantine - Trier
    The Basilica of Constantine in Trier was the Roman Emperor’s audience hall and the biggest surviving single room from Ancient Rome.
    Photo by QuartierLatin1968 (cc)

  • Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine
    The Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine was an Ancient Roman meeting house, the remains of which stand in the Roman Forum.
    Photo by asw909 (cc)

  • Basilica of Sant Angelo Basilica of Sant Angelo
    The Basilica of Sant Angelo is an eleventh century church partially made up of the remains of a Roman temple.

  • Basilica Santa Maria in Cosmedin Basilica Santa Maria in Cosmedin
    The basilica sits at the Forum Boarium, the ancient cattle market. Many visitors flock here to see the famous Bocca della Verità, a large marble disc that was used in the Middle Ages as a lie detector.
    Photo by Stefano Costantini (cc)

  • Bassae Bassae
    Bassae is an ancient site and home to a famed UNESCO-listed monument to Apollo Epicurius.
    Photo by DAVID HOLT (cc)

  • Baths of Caracalla Baths of Caracalla
    The Baths of Caracalla were an Ancient Roman public baths and leisure complex and remain well-preserved.

  • Baths of Diocletian Baths of Diocletian
    The huge Baths of Diocletian complex was built in the early 4th century and covers a vast area. Today elements can be seen in a number of buildings, including the National Museum of Rome.
    Photo by antmoose (cc)

  • Bearsden Bath House Bearsden Bath House
    The Bearsden Bath House was a Roman bath complex and is one of several Roman sites making up The Antonine Wall.

  • Beit She’an Beit She’an
    Beit Shean is an immensely impressive archaeological site with remains dating back mostly to the Roman and Byzantine period.
    Photo by Seetheholyland.net (cc)

  • Belogradchik Fortress Belogradchik Fortress
    Belogradchik Fortress is an impressive fortification in Bulgaria with a history dating back to Roman times.

  • Bignor Roman Villa Bignor Roman Villa
    Bignor Roman Villa is a large Roman site on the Bignor estate and contains some of the best preserved Roman mosaics in Britain.
    Photo by davehighbury (cc)

  • Birdoswald Roman Fort Birdoswald Roman Fort
    Birdoswald Roman Fort is one of the best preserved of the wall forts of Hadrian’s Wall.
    Photo by TyB (cc)

  • Bordeaux Amphitheatre Bordeaux Amphitheatre
    These spectacular ruins are all that remain of what was once a grand amphitheatre; the centre of entertainment in a bustling Roman town.
    Photo by GFreihalter (cc)

  • Boscoreale Villa and Antiquarium Boscoreale Villa and Antiquarium
    The Boscoreale Villa and Antiquarium contains the remains of a Roman villa, destroyed during the eruption of Vesuvius, as well as an archaeological museum.
    Photo by AlMare (cc)

  • Brading Roman Villa Brading Roman Villa
    Brading Roman Villa was a first to second century Ancient Roman farm on the Isle of Wight.
    Photo by skuds (cc)

  • Budapest Bath Museum Budapest Bath Museum
    The Budapest Bath Museum houses the ruins of the Roman baths complex of the military base that existed on this site from the first to the fourth centuries AD.

  • Bulla Regia Bulla Regia
    Bulla Regia was an Ancient Roman settlement in Tunisia, now famous for its subterranean villas, making it one of the most interesting Roman sites to explore.
    Photo by davehighbury (cc)

  • Butrint Butrint
    Butrint is a prehistoric UNESCO World Heritage site in south west Albania which has been occupied by the Greeks, Romans and Byzantines.
    Photo by Pero Kvrzica (cc)

  • Byblos Byblos
    Byblos is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, as attested by the incredibly diverse ages of its ruins.
    Photo by JamesGallagher (ciotog) (cc)

  • Byzantine Museum Byzantine Museum
    With over 25,000 artefacts of national importance dating from the 3rd to 20th centuries AD, the Byzantine Museum is a popular attraction in Athens.
    Photo by Zooey_ (cc)

  • Caer Gybi Caer Gybi
    Caer Gybi hosts the remains of a small Roman fort and naval base which formed part of the local Roman defences of the area in the latter Roman Empire period. It is one of several Roman sites to explore in Wales.
    Photo by kevingessner (cc)

  • Caerleon Roman Fortress Caerleon Roman Fortress
    Caerleon Roman Fortress is home to what is said to be Europe’s only viewable Roman Legionary Barracks.
    Photo by Alun Salt (cc)

  • Caerwent Roman Town Caerwent Roman Town
    Caerwent Roman Town is home to the ruins of the once thriving Roman settlement of Venta Silurum.
    Photo by Alun Salt (cc)

  • Caesarea Caesarea
    Caesarea in Israel was an Ancient Roman city later conquered by the Crusaders. Being situated along the coast, it is one of the more picturesque Roman sites.

  • Cagliari Amphitheatre Cagliari Amphitheatre
    Cagliari Amphitheatre is a rock-hewn Roman amphitheatre dating to the second century AD.
    Photo by andypowe11 (cc)

  • Cairo Museum of Egyptian Antiquities Cairo Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
    The Cairo Museum of Egyptian Antiquities contains the most comprehensive and important collection of Ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world.
    Photo by leoncillo sabino (cc)

  • Campania Amphitheatre Campania Amphitheatre
    Campania Amphitheatre was second in size only to Rome’s Colosseum.

  • Cannae Battlefield Cannae Battlefield
    Cannae Battlefield is the location of Hannibal’s greatest victory in 216 BC over a huge Roman army led Consuls Varro and Paullus.
    Photo by Jörg Schulz (cc)

  • Cappadocia Underground Cities Cappadocia Underground Cities
    The Cappadocia Underground Cities are incredible Christian subterranean fortified cities in Turkey protected by UNESCO.
    Photo by Alaskan Dude (cc)

  • Capua Archaeological Museum Capua Archaeological Museum
    Capua Archaeological Museum houses a collection of ancient artefacts and is next to an ancient Mithraeum.

  • Capua Gladiator Museum  Capua Gladiator Museum
    Capua Gladiator Museum is a small archaeological museum connected to Campania Amphitheatre.
    Photo by jimmyweee (cc)

  • Carcassonne Carcassonne
    Carcassonne is a UNESCO listed fortified town in France with a history dating back to before the Roman era.
    Photo by lorentey (cc)

  • Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle
    Cardiff Castle is a medieval complex comprised of a range of styles and with a diverse history dating back to the Romans.
    Photo by Charles D P Miller (cc)

  • Carnuntum Carnuntum
    Carnuntum Archaeological Park contains reconstructed and original ruins from this once-thriving and strategically important Roman city.
    Photo by Cha già José (cc)

  • Carranque Archaeological Park Carranque Archaeological Park
    Carranque Archaeological Park contains a series of Ancient Roman ruins built in the fourth century AD.
    Photo by Isaacus (cc)

  • Carrhae Battlefield Carrhae Battlefield
    Carrhae Battlefield was the setting for one of the most crushing Roman defeats, inflicted at the hands of the Parthians.
    Photo by kevincure (cc)

  • Carthage Carthage
    Carthage was once one of the most powerful cities of the ancient world. Today, the ruins of ancient Carthage can be found on the outskirts of modern day Tunis.
    Photo by aymen hs (cc)

  • Carthage National Museum Carthage National Museum
    Carthage National Museum contains a wide selection of artefacts and exhibitions from the Punic, Roman and Byzantine periods of Carthage. It is a good place to begin you exploration of the ruins of this ancient city.
    Photo by nonanet (cc)

  • Carthage Punic Port and Museum Carthage Punic Port and Museum
    The Carthage Punic Port and Museum hold the remains of the ancient military naval base of the Punic city of Carthage.
    Photo by Neil Rickards (cc)

  • Carthage Roman Theatre and Odeon Carthage Roman Theatre and Odeon
    The Roman Theatre and Odeon in Carthage are the remains of the ancient public buildings which once held more than 5,000 spectators. The theatre has been significantly restored.
    Photo by gr33ndata (cc)

  • Carthage Roman Villas and Kobba Bent el Rey Carthage Roman Villas and Kobba Bent el Rey
    This site contains the well preserved remains of the wealthier elements of Roman Carthage, including a 4th century underground villa.
    Photo by elainne_dickinson (cc)

  • Casa Romana - Kos Casa Romana - Kos
    Casa Romana is a third century Ancient Roman villa in Kos and one of several Roman sites on the island.

  • Castel Sant Angelo Castel Sant Angelo
    Castel Sant Angelo was the tomb of the Roman Emperor Hadrian later used as a fort.
    Photo by edwin.11 (cc)

  • Castelo de Almourol Castelo de Almourol
    The Castle of Almourol is a medieval castle built by the Knights Templar on an islet in the Tagus River.

  • Catacombe di San Gennaro Catacombe di San Gennaro
    Catacombe di San Gennaro are a complex of underground tombs in use from early Christianity to medieval times.
    Photo by Deadicated (cc)

  • Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa
    The Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa are underground Ancient Roman tombs in Alexandria, Egypt. One of many underground Roman sites that are interesting to visit.
    Photo by MichaelTyler (cc)

  • Catacombs of San Callisto Catacombs of San Callisto
    The Catacombs of San Callisto are the largest and most famous of Rome’s Christian catacombs.
    Photo by Northfielder (cc)

  • Cawthorn Roman Camps Cawthorn Roman Camps
    The Cawthorn Roman Camps are the remains of a late 1st / early 2nd century AD Roman military enclosure situated in the south of the North York Moors.

  • Cerro da Vila Cerro da Vila
    Cerro da Vila is an Ancient Roman site housing the remains of a second or third century villa complex.
    Photo by xornalcerto (cc)

  • Chedworth Roman Villa Chedworth Roman Villa
    Chedworth Roman Villa is a well-preserved Ancient Roman house in the Cotswolds. It is one of several Roman sites in the area.
    Photo by Andrew Michaels (cc)

  • Chester Roman Amphitheatre Chester Roman Amphitheatre
    Chester Roman Amphitheatre is Britain’s largest known Roman amphitheatre.
    Photo by Andy Hay (cc)

  • Chester Roman Gardens Chester Roman Gardens
    The Chester Roman Gardens are a scenic park complex containing a number of Roman artefacts from the nearby area.
    Photo by jeff_leigh (cc)

  • Chesters Roman Fort Chesters Roman Fort
    Chester’s Roman Fort was part of Hadrian’s Wall and is a now a well-preserved archaeological site.
    Photo by Glen Bowman (cc)

  • Christian Necropolis of Pecs Christian Necropolis of Pecs
    The Christian Necropolis of Pecs is a fourth century Roman mausoleum, the ruins of which are UNESCO listed.
    Photo by jeaneeem (cc)

  • Church of the Annunciation - Nazareth Church of the Annunciation - Nazareth
    The Church of the Annunciation is believed to be the site where Gabriel told Mary she was to conceive the son of G-d.
    Photo by hoyasmeg (cc)

  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre Church of the Holy Sepulchre
    Built on the believed site of the crucifixion, tomb and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is possibly the holiest site in Christianity.
    Photo by See The Holy Land (cc)

  • Church of the Nativity Church of the Nativity
    The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is believed to have been the site of the birthplace of Jesus Christ.
    Photo by lyng883 (cc)

  • Church of the Primacy of St. Peter Church of the Primacy of St. Peter
    The Church of the Primacy of St. Peter in Tabgha is where Jesus is said to have reinstated Peter.
    Photo by See The Holy Land (cc)

  • Chysauster Village Chysauster Village
    Chysauster Ancient Village contains the ruins of an Iron Age settlement in Cornwall, which is operated by English Heritage.
    Photo by gnomonic (cc)

  • Circo Romano de Toledo Circo Romano de Toledo
    Circo Romano de Toledo is a site which houses the ruins of a Roman circus in Toledo, Spain.
    Photo by amaianos (cc)

  • Circus Maximus Circus Maximus
    The Circus Maximus was the main sports stadium of Ancient Rome and is one of the most famous Roman sites.
    Photo by scazon (cc)

  • Circus of Maxentius Circus of Maxentius
    The Circus of Maxentius is one of the best preserved Ancient Roman arenas in Rome.
    Photo by TyB (cc)

  • Cirencester Amphitheatre Cirencester Amphitheatre
    Cirencester Amphitheatre was once a Roman theatre, the remnants of which are located in Gloucestershire.

  • Colchester Castle Colchester Castle
    Colchester Castle is a beautifully preserved Norman stronghold with a rich history dating back to Roman times, having been built on the site of the Temple of Claudius.
    Photo by Annie Mole (cc)

  • Complutum Complutum
    Complutum is an Ancient Roman site in Spain which was once an important city.
    Photo by Cruccone (cc)

  • Conimbriga Conimbriga
    Conimbriga is probably Portugal’s best-preserved Ancient Roman archaeological site.
    Photo by Effervescing Elephant (cc)

  • Constantine Baths - Arles Constantine Baths - Arles
    The Constantine Baths in Arles are a set of well preserved Roman public baths built in the fourth century.
    Photo by PhillipC (cc)

  • Corbridge Roman Town Corbridge Roman Town
    Corbridge Roman Town was a thriving Ancient Roman settlement near Hadrian’s Wall and is now an archaeological site.
    Photo by Glen Bowman (cc)

  • Corinth Corinth
    Corinth was a major city to both the Ancient Greeks and the Ancient Romans and its fascinating ruins are a busy tourist destination and one of the more popular Roman sites.
    Photo by Alun Salt (cc)

  • Crofton Roman Villa Crofton Roman Villa
    Crofton Roman Villa in Orpington, London, contains the remains of an ancient house and farm complex originally built in the second century AD and occupied until around 400AD.
    Photo by Udimu (cc)

  • Croy Hill Croy Hill
    Croy Hill was the site of one of the Roman forts of The Antonine Wall.

  • Crypte Archeologique - Paris Crypte Archeologique - Paris
    The Crypte Archeologique is a subterranean museum housing the remains of Gallo-Roman Paris. Among the lesser-known Roman sites, it is well worth a visit,

  • Cumae Archaeological Park Cumae Archaeological Park
    Cumae Archaeological Park in Pozzuoli houses a series of ancient ruins and artefacts and is thought to have been inhabited as far back as the Iron Age.
    Photo by filologanoga (cc)

  • Curia Julia Curia Julia
    The Curia Julia was the senate house in Ancient Rome and part of the Roman Forum. It is one of the most important Roman sites to have survived today.
    Photo by Mollenborg (cc)

  • Cyrene Cyrene
    Cyrene in Lybia is considered to be one of the most impressive Greco Roman sites in the world.
    Photo by davehighbury (cc)

  • Delphi Delphi
    Delphi is an Ancient Greek site once considered to have been the centre of the Earth. It also contains many roman remains.

  • Delphi Archaeological Museum Delphi Archaeological Museum
    Delphi Archaeological Museum displays artifacts from the Ancient Greek city of Delphi.
    Photo by Peter Long (cc)

  • Dendera Dendera
    Dendera, near Luxor, contains the stunning Temple of Hathor and is a real gem amongst Ancient Egyptian ruins. Day-trips to the site run from many Luxor hotels.
    Photo by Argenberg (cc)

  • Derinkuyu Underground City Derinkuyu Underground City
    Derinkuyu Underground City is the most famous of the Cappadocia subterranean cities built by early Christians and protected by UNESCO.
    Photo by astique (cc)

  • Dewa Roman Experience Dewa Roman Experience
    Situated on the site of a Roman fort in the historic city of Chester, Dewa Roman Experience allows visitors a hands-on exploration of a Roman legionary base.
    Photo by Nick Bramhall (cc)

  • Diocletian’s Palace Diocletian’s Palace
    Diocletian’s Palace was the place where this great Roman Emperor retired and is now an entire town.
    Photo by lyng883 (cc)

  • Dion Dion
    Dion is an ancient city in Greece which became the religious centre of the Macedonian kingdom and now contains a number of Greek and Roman-era ruins.
    Photo by carolemadge1 (cc)

  • Djemila Djemila
    Djemila in Algeria is the site of extensive Roman ruins of a former military base.
    Photo by Sapphira (cc)

  • Domus Augustana Domus Augustana
    Domus Augustana was the palace of Ancient Rome’s emperors on the Palatine Hill.
    Photo by teldridge+keldridge (cc)

  • Dougga Dougga
    Dougga is an impressively well-preserved and UNESCO-listed ancient site in Tunisia.
    Photo by EvanManphis (cc)

  • Dover Roman Fort Dover Roman Fort
    The remains of the Dover Roman Fort represent all that is left of the ancient Roman fleet base which served the large Roman naval detachment which defended British waters.

  • Dura Europos Dura Europos
    Dura Europos was a thriving ancient city in Eastern Syria occupied by a series of civilisations, now represented by well preserved ruins.
    Photo by David Holt London (cc)

  • Durnovaria Durnovaria
    Durnovaria is the original Roman name for what is now the English town of Dorchester.
    Photo by Jim Linwood (cc)

  • El Jem Amphitheatre El Jem Amphitheatre
    El Jem Amphitheatre is a magnificent UNESCO listed third century site in Tunisia.
    Photo by carolune (cc)

  • Eleusis Eleusis
    An archaeological site of great national importance, the Greco-Roman ruins at Eleusis are beautifully preserved and steeped in the richness of Greek mythology.
    Photo by kalleboo (cc)

  • Empuries Empuries
    The ruins of a Roman military camp built on the remains of a bustling Greek city, Empuries is the only archaeological site on the Iberian Peninsula that boasts such an ancient history.
    Photo by tristanf (cc)

  • Ephesus Ephesus
    Ephesus in Turkey represents some of the best preserved Greek and Roman ruins in the Mediterranean.
    Photo by Donna and Andrew (cc)

  • Epidaurus Epidaurus
    Epidaurus was a city of Ancient Greece located on the Greek mainland. Its incredible ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Photo by thebaldwin (cc)

  • Faro Archaeological Museum Faro Archaeological Museum
    Faro Archaeological Museum has a collection of artefacts including prehistoric, Roman, Moorish and medieval pieces.

  • Fishbourne Roman Palace Fishbourne Roman Palace
    Fishbourne Roman Palace hosts the remains of a huge Roman palace built in the 1st century AD. Today it operates as a museum and contains information, artefacts and mosaics.
    Photo by David Spender (cc)

  • Flavian Amphitheatre Flavian Amphitheatre
    The Flavian Amphitheatre is a well preserved first century Roman structure in Pozzuoli.
    Photo by Averain (cc)

  • Flavian Palace Flavian Palace
    The Flavian Palace on the Palatine Hill was where Roman emperors held official functions.
    Photo by timatymusic (cc)

  • Florence Archaeological Museum Florence Archaeological Museum
    Florence Archaeological Museum combines an impressive collection of Etruscan art with Ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman artefacts.

  • Florence Cathedral Florence Cathedral
    Florence Cathedral, with its iconic ‘duomo’, is a world famous fifteenth century cathedral.
    Photo by Rosino (cc)

  • Forum of Augustus Forum of Augustus
    The Forum of Augustus was built by the Roman emperor to celebrate avenging Caesar’s assassins.
    Photo by DogFog (cc)

  • Forum of Caesar Forum of Caesar
    The Forum of Caesar was the first of the Imperial Forums built in Ancient Rome.
    Photo by Navin75 (cc)

  • Forum of Trajan Forum of Trajan
    The Forum of Trajan was one of the Imperial Forums of Ancient Rome.
    Photo by neiljs (cc)

  • Garni Temple Garni Temple
    The Garni Temple is a Greco-Roman temple complex probably built in the 1st Century AD by King Tiridates I of Armenia.
    Photo by Rita Willaert (cc)

  • Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum
    This astonishing museum features thousands of square feet of lovingly restored mosaics from the Roman town of Zeugma.
    Photo by I was in Turkey (cc)

  • Getty Villa Getty Villa
    The Getty Villa is a museum dedicated to the ancient world.
    Photo by The Consortium (cc)

  • Glanum Glanum
    Glanum is an extensive archaeological site of a former Roman settlement near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
    Photo by Fabrice Terrasson (cc)

  • Gordion Gordion
    Gordion is an ancient Phrygian city which today contains the astounding burial mound said to belong to King Midas.
    Photo by archer10 (Dennis) (cc)

  • Goreme Open Air Museum Goreme Open Air Museum
    Located in the picturesque Goreme Valley, Goreme’s open air museum is one of the most accessible ways to explore the region's ancient rock-cut churches.
    Photo by alex_m_jones (cc)

  • Gortyna Gortyna
    Gortyna in Crete was the capital of Crete and Cyrene during the Roman era.
    Photo by skuds (cc)

  • Grand Roman Theatre of Lyon Grand Roman Theatre of Lyon
    The Grand Roman Theatre of Lyon dates back to the late first century BC.
    Photo by Jeff Marquis (cc)

  • Greenhead Roman Army Museum Greenhead Roman Army Museum
    The Greenhead Roman Army Museum displays a series of artifacts and replicas of Roman military paraphernalia.

  • Guadalmina Roman Baths Guadalmina Roman Baths
    The Guadalmina Roman Baths are the ruins of a Roman baths complex in Marbella.

  • Guadiana Bridge Guadiana Bridge
    Guadiana Bridge in Merida was one of the largest bridges built by the Roman Empire.
    Photo by Tomas Fano (cc)

  • Hadrian’s Gate Hadrian’s Gate
    Hadrian’s Gate is an Ancient Roman monument in Antalya built in honour of the Emperor Hadrian.
    Photo by Lori_NY (cc)

  • Hadrian’s Library Hadrian’s Library
    Built by the Emperor Hadrian, this ancient library originally housed over 17,000 books, scrolls, documents and papyri. The ruins of the site were opened to the public in 2004.
    Photo by Abeeeer (cc)

  • Hadrian’s Villa Hadrian’s Villa
    Hadrian’s Villa, or Villa Adriana, is perhaps the best-preserved Roman villa complex in the world. The site covers almost 250 acres and consists of over 30 buildings and a number of other points of interest.
    Photo by RomeCabs (cc)

  • Hadrian’s Wall Hadrian’s Wall
    Hadrian’s Wall is a magnificent remnant of Roman Britain and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Photo by Alun Salt (cc)

  • Hagia Sophia Hagia Sophia
    Hagia Sophia is a world famous sixth century church turned mosque in Istanbul.
    Photo by David Spender (cc)

  • Haidra Haidra
    Haidra contains the remains of the Roman city of Ammaedara and includes a number of interesting ruins including the large Byzantine fort and underground Roman baths.

  • Hatay Museum Hatay Museum
    Hatay Museum in Antakya explores the history of the famous ancient city of Antioch. Among a host of other artefacts is a collection of exquisite Roman mosaics.
    Photo by william.neuheisel (cc)

  • Heraklea Linkestis Heraklea Linkestis
    Heraklea Linkestis is an archaeological site in Bitola in Macedonia which was once an ancient Roman settlement.

  • Hierapolis Hierapolis
    Hierapolis was once a thriving, multicultural ancient city and spa, the remains of which can now be seen in modern day Turkey.
    Photo by Chris. P (cc)

  • Histria Histria
    Histria was occupied by the Greeks, Romans and Byzantines and is thought to be the oldest settlement in Romania.
    Photo by amiinsidemyself (cc)

  • Hod Hill Hod Hill
    Hod Hill is one of the largest Iron Age hillforts in Dorset.
    Photo by MarilynJane (cc)

  • Horreum Horreum
    The Horreum in Narbonne in France are a series of first century underground tunnels.

  • Housesteads Roman Fort Housesteads Roman Fort
    Housesteads Roman Fort is one of the best preserved and most important of the forts along Hadrian’s Wall.
    Photo by phault (cc)

  • Hungarian National Museum Hungarian National Museum
    The Hungarian National Museum is a museum of history, archaeology and art in Budapest.
    Photo by zozo2k3 (cc)

  • Imperial Baths of Trier Imperial Baths of Trier
    The Imperial Baths of Trier are some of the largest and best preserved Ancient Roman baths outside of Rome.
    Photo by BurgTender (cc)

  • Istanbul Mosaic Museum Istanbul Mosaic Museum
    The Istanbul Mosaic Museum contains the amazing remains of mosaics excavated the Great Palace of Constantinople built during the Byzantine period.
    Photo by Elisa atene (cc)

  • Jardin des Vestiges Jardin des Vestiges
    The Jardin des Vestiges is an archaeological site in Marseilles with ancient Greek and Roman remains.
    Photo by maarjaara (cc)

  • Jerash Jerash
    Jerash in Jordan was once a thriving Roman city and is one of the world’s best preserved and most impressive set of Roman ruins.
    Photo by archer10 (Dennis) (cc)

  • Kasserine Kasserine
    Kasserine was an ancient Roman settlement known as Cillium, the remains of which can be seen today.
    Photo by iambarr (cc)

  • Kaunos Kaunos
    Kaunos contains the remains of an ancient Carian city and includes a host of Hellenic, Roman and Byzantine remains – particularly its impressive theatre.
    Photo by Rev Stan (cc)

  • Kaymaklı Underground City Kaymaklı Underground City
    Kaymaklı Underground City is a large subterranean city in central Turkey built by early Christians and part of a UNESCO site.
    Photo by Alaskan Dude (cc)

  • Kerameikos Kerameikos
    Kerameikos was the site of an important ancient burial ground.
    Photo by dynamosquito (cc)

  • Kinneil House and Museum Kinneil House and Museum
    Kinneil Estate is a fantastic historic site, centred around the 15th century Kinneil House. Also at the site are a Roman fortlet, the ruins of a medieval church, a museum and the cottage of inventor James Watt.

  • Kom Ombo Temple Kom Ombo Temple
    The Kom Ombo Temple is a sacred Ptolemaic temple co-dedicated to the crocodile deity Sobek and to the falcon-headed Haroeris.
    Photo by S J Pinkney (cc)

  • Kourion Kourion
    Kourion is an impressive archaeological site in Cyprus containing mostly Ancient Roman and Byzantine ruins.

  • La Malga Cisterns La Malga Cisterns
    Amazingly well preserved ancient storage tanks, these cisterns supplied water to the ancient city of Carthage and, though slightly off the beaten track, are well worth a visit.
    Photo by Neil Rickards (cc)

  • La Olmeda Roman Villa La Olmeda Roman Villa
    La Olmeda Roman Villa is a well-preserved fourth century AD Roman home in Palencia in Spain.
    Photo by Jon Gonzalo Torróntegui (cc)

  • Laodikeia Laodikeia
    Laodikeia was an Ancient Greek then Roman city, which is now represented by a set of ruins.
    Photo by Ian W Scott (cc)

  • Lapidaire Museum Lapidaire Museum
    Lapidaire Museum is a museum of Ancient Roman artefacts in Narbonne, France.
    Photo by ell brown (cc)

  • Leptis Magna Leptis Magna
    Leptis Magna was once one of the most important African cities of the Roman Empire and is now an impressive archaeological site in Tripoli.
    Photo by NH53 (cc)

  • Les Alyscamps - Arles Les Alyscamps - Arles
    Les Alyscamps was a Roman necropolis which now houses a collection of crowded medieval sarcophagi.
    Photo by M_WalzEriksson (cc)

  • Leukaspis Leukaspis
    Leukaspis was a thriving Greco-Roman port and city founded in the second century BC. Today, it has been excavated as the Marina el-Alamein Archaeological Site.

  • Lisbon Roman Theatre Museum Lisbon Roman Theatre Museum
    The Lisbon Roman Theatre Museum exhibits finds from the excavations of Lisbon’s first century AD Roman Theatre.
    Photo by Adam Jones (cc)

  • London Roman Amphitheatre London Roman Amphitheatre
    The London Roman Amphitheatre was built in the first century AD and is the only one of its kind in the city.
    Photo by portableantiquities (cc)

  • London Roman Fort London Roman Fort
    The London Roman Fort was a second century fort which housed Roman Londinium’s soldiers.
    Photo by pandrcutts (cc)

  • London Roman Wall London Roman Wall
    The London Roman Wall was built in around the third century AD and parts of it can be seen today.
    Photo by thetravelguru (cc)

  • Ludus Magnus Ludus Magnus
    The preserved ruins of Ancient Rome’s largest and most prestigious gladiator training school, located next to the Colosseum in central Rome.
    Photo by ChristinaT (cc)

  • Lugo Roman Baths Lugo Roman Baths
    The Lugo Roman Baths were built in approximately 15BC, around the time when the city was founded and remain well-preserved.
    Photo by FreeCat (cc)

  • Lugo Roman Walls Lugo Roman Walls
    The Lugo Roman Walls have been described by UNESCO as "the finest surviving example of late Roman military fortifications", a title they truly deserve.
    Photo by hermenpaca (cc)

  • Lullingstone Roman Villa Lullingstone Roman Villa
    Lullingstone Roman Villa is a fine example of a 1st Century Roman villa. Built roughly 50 years after the Roman conquest of Britain, it was home to the wealthier elements of Romano-British society.
    Photo by Loz Flowers (cc)

  • Lyon Cathedral Lyon Cathedral
    Lyon Cathedral was constructed between the twelfth and fifteenth centuries and has a famous astronomical clock.
    Photo by genevieveromier (cc)

  • Lyon Gallo-Roman Museum Lyon Gallo-Roman Museum
    The Lyon Gallo-Roman Museum displays exhibits relating to the city’s time under the Roman Empire.
    Photo by jimg944 (cc)

  • Lyon Roman Baths Lyon Roman Baths
    The Lyon Roman Baths are the remains of a second or third century public baths complex.

  • Malaga Roman Theatre Malaga Roman Theatre
    Málaga's Roman Theatre - dating to the 1st century BC - lies at the foot of the Alcazaba fortress in the historical center of Malaga, Spain.
    Photo by Fernando Vivar (cc)

  • Mamertine Prison Mamertine Prison
    Mamertine Prison was an Ancient Roman prison in which Saints Peter and Paul may have been held.
    Photo by xiquinhosilva (cc)

  • Mamshit Mamshit
    Mamshit in Israel is the site of one of four UNESCO listed Nabatean cities which prospered as part of the Incense trading route.
    Photo by Ian W Scott (cc)

  • Marseille History Museum Marseille History Museum
    The Marseille History Museum chronicles the city’s history since Ancient Greek times.

  • Marseille Roman Docks Museum Marseille Roman Docks Museum
    The Roman Docks Museum has a collection of artefacts from Marseille’s thriving ancient port.

  • Masada Masada
    Mount Masada hosts the remains of an ancient Jewish fotress which served as the last outpost for the Zealots from the Romans in the Jewish Wars.
    Photo by barbbarbbarb (cc)

  • Mausoleum of Augustus Mausoleum of Augustus
    The Mausoleum of Augustus was the tomb of Rome’s first emperor.
    Photo by dpred5 (cc)

  • Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella
    The Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella is a 1st century BC tomb turned medieval fortress.
    Photo by roger4336 (cc)

  • Mausoleum of Galla Placidia Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
    The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia is an early 5th century Christian chapel in Ravenna that was thought to hold the tomb of Roman Empress Galla Placidia.
    Photo by roger4336 (cc)

  • Merida Amphitheatre Merida Amphitheatre
    Merida Amphitheatre is an Ancient Roman ruin and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Photo by Tomas Fano (cc)

  • Merida Roman Circus Merida Roman Circus
    The Merida Roman Circus was an Ancient Roman chariot racing arena which remains well preserved.
    Photo by fernand0 (cc)

  • Merida Roman Theatre Merida Roman Theatre
    The Merida Roman Theatre is a well-preserved first century BC structure and a UNESCO site.
    Photo by Tomas Fano (cc)

  • Miletus Miletus
    Miletus was an important ancient Greek then Roman city, which still has an impressive theatre, but relatively few other ruins.
    Photo by Miia Ranta (cc)

  • Mirobriga Mirobriga
    Mirobriga was once a thriving Roman town, the ruins of which can now be seen in Portugal.
    Photo by Bruce Tuten (cc)

  • Mithraeum House - Merida Mithraeum House - Merida
    Mithraeum House in Merida was a grand Roman home dating back as far as the late first century.
    Photo by VIATOR IMPERI (cc)

  • Mons Claudianus Mons Claudianus
    Mons Claudianus is an Ancient Roman quarry in the Egyptian dessert.

  • Multangular Tower Multangular Tower
    The Multangular Tower is a third century AD ten-sided stone tower originally forming part of York’s Roman legionary fortress and now located in the gardens of the York Museum.

  • Musee de Cluny Musee de Cluny
    Musee de Cluny houses Ancient Roman baths and the national medieval museum in Paris.

  • Musee du Louvre Musee du Louvre
    Musee du Louvre is a twelfth century fort turned palace and today stands as one of the world’s foremost art museums.

  • Musei Capitolini Musei Capitolini
    The Musei Capitolini in Rome host a huge wealth of artifacts and exhibits from the ancient, medieval and renaissance periods.
    Photo by Friar's Balsam (cc)

  • Museo del Sannio di Benevento Museo del Sannio di Benevento
    Museo del Sannio is an historical museum in Benevento which displays ancient and medieval artefacts from the local area.

  • Museum of London Museum of London
    The Museum of London explores the history of the UK’s capital city.

  • Museum of Orange Museum of Orange
    The Museum of Orange is a museum of mostly Roman, but also prehistoric, artefacts found in the region.

  • Myra Myra
    Myra has one of the best-preserved collections of ancient ruins, and is a perfect place to experience an illustrious period of Greek and Roman history being brought back to life.
    Photo by erinc salor (cc)

  • Naples Cathedral Naples Cathedral
    Naples Cathedral was completed in the fourteenth century and houses the relics of San Gennaro.
    Photo by Leandros World Tour (cc)

  • Naples National Archeological Museum Naples National Archeological Museum
    The Naples National Archaeological Museum holds comprehensive collections from the Greek, Roman and Egyptian eras.
    Photo by virtusincertus (cc)

  • Narbonne Archaeological Museum Narbonne Archaeological Museum
    The Narbonne Archaeological Museum displays Ancient Roman artefacts.
    Photo by Vicburton (cc)

  • National Museum Cardiff National Museum Cardiff
    The National Museum Cardiff has a diverse collection ranging from art to natural history and archaeology.
    Photo by juliagrossmann (cc)

  • Nea Pafos Nea Pafos
    Nea Pafos is an archaeological site near Paphos Harbour which served as the capital of Cyprus from the fourth century BC.

  • Nora Archaeological Site Nora Archaeological Site
    The Nora Archaeological Site in Sardinia houses ancient Phoenician and Roman ruins.

  • North Leigh Roman Villa North Leigh Roman Villa
    North Leigh Roman Villa was a first century villa, the remains of which can be seen in Oxfordshire.
    Photo by littlemisspurps (cc)

  • Novae Novae
    Novae was a Roman town and military camp, the ruins of which are now found in Bulgaria.

  • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is a world-class museum of art containing a myriad of ancient works in Copenhagen.

  • Nymphaeum of Kos Nymphaeum of Kos
    The Nymphaeum of Kos was actually an Ancient Roman luxury public lavatory.

  • Odeon of Kos Odeon of Kos
    The Odeon of Kos dates back to the second or third century and would have served as a Roman theatre.

  • Odeon of Lyon Odeon of Lyon
    The Odeon of Lyon is a well-restored Ancient Roman theatre and part of a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Old Town of Caceres Old Town of Caceres
    The Old Town of Caceres embodies centuries of conquest and re-conquest in its winding streets.
    Photo by Martin Stone (cc)

  • Olympia Olympia
    Olympia was a city in Ancient Greece from which today’s Olympic Games originate and is now an important archaeological site protected by UNESCO.
    Photo by Erik Daniel Drost (cc)

  • Olympos Olympos
    Olympos is truly a stunning destination, a playground for pirates; these ancient ruins tell a story that blurs the line between myth and reality.
    Photo by denverkid (cc)

  • Paestum Paestum
    Paestum is a Greco-Roman site in Italy containing the stunning remains of three ancient Greek temples.

  • Palace of Septimius Severus Palace of Septimius Severus
    The Palace of Septimius Severus was magnificent extension of the Domus Augustana on the Palatine.

  • Palaipafos Palaipafos
    Palaipafos in Cyprus contains ruins dating back as far as the Late Bronze Age.

  • Palatine Hill Palatine Hill
    The Palatine Hill is known as the birthplace of Rome. It houses some of the city’s most impressive ancient sites.
    Photo by rmlowe (cc)

  • Palazzo dei Conservatori Palazzo dei Conservatori
    Palazzo dei Conservatori displays numerous important classical pieces. Part of the Musei Capitolini.

  • Palazzo Nuovo Palazzo Nuovo
    The Palazzo Nuovo is an archaeological museum of Ancient Greek and Roman art. Part of the Musei Capitolini.

  • Pantheon Pantheon
    The Pantheon in Rome is one of the most famous and well-preserved ancient buildings in the world.
    Photo by Biker Jun (cc)

  • Patara Patara
    Patara not only has a rich and varied history, the former Lycian port town is situated in a beautiful corner of Turkey, alongside a 20km long white sand beach.
    Photo by Camera on autopilot (cc)

  • Pella Pella
    Pella in Greece was the capital of ancient Macedonia and the birthplace of Alexander the Great.

  • Pergamum Pergamum
    Pergamum was a thriving ancient Greek then Roman city, home to famous sites such as its Asclepion, theatre and library.

  • Perge Perge
    Perge is a Turkish archaeological site containing mostly Roman ruins, but has a history dating back to Ancient Greece.
    Photo by pavdw (cc)

  • Perperikon Perperikon
    Perperikon was an important Thracian sanctuary turned Roman town then medieval fortress.

  • Petra Petra
    Petra is a famous UNESCO-listed ancient Nabataean city which later formed part of the Roman Empire.

  • Pevensey Castle Pevensey Castle
    Pevensey Castle is a picturesque ruin of a medieval castle built in the place where William the Conqueror landed in 1066.
    Photo by Pengannel (cc)

  • Pharsalus Battlefield Pharsalus Battlefield
    Pharsalus Battlefield was the setting for the most decisive battle of Caesar’s civil war and saw the final defeat of Pompey the Great.
    Photo by Evgeni Dinev (cc)

  • Phaselis Phaselis
    Phaselis is an exquisite ancient site, where the ruins lie scattered amongst pine trees and the beautiful Mediterranean coast.
    Photo by Dave Lonsdale (cc)

  • Philippi Battlefield Philippi Battlefield
    Philippi Battlefield is the location of the Battle of Philippi, where Mark Antony and Octavian defeated the forces of those who had assassinated Julius Caesar.
    Photo by wallygrom (cc)

  • Philippopolis Philippopolis
    Philippopolis, in the modern city of Plovdiv, was an ancient city ruled by various civilisations. Highlights include the Ancient Forum, Theatre and Roman Stadium.

  • Philopappos Monument Philopappos Monument
    A magnificent mausoleum celebrating the life of one of Athens’ most important benefactors, Julius Antiochus Philopappos, and built by the citizens of the city after his death in 116 AD.
    Photo by Abeeeer (cc)

  • Plovdiv Amphitheatre Plovdiv Amphitheatre
    Plovdiv Amphitheatre is a beautifully preserved Roman site which dates back to the 2nd century AD.

  • Plovdiv Ancient Forum Plovdiv Ancient Forum
    Plovdiv Ancient Forum contains mostly Roman ruins including an odeon.

  • Plovdiv Roman Stadium Plovdiv Roman Stadium
    Plovdiv Roman Stadium was built in the 2nd century AD, although little remains of it today.

  • Pollentia Pollentia
    Pollentia is an Ancient Roman site in Alcudia in Majorca.

  • Pompey’s Pillar Pompey’s Pillar
    Pompey’s Pillar is a third century Ancient Roman column in Alexandria in Egypt.

  • Pont du Gard Pont du Gard
    Pont du Gard is a famous Ancient Roman bridge and aqueduct once used to supply Nimes with water.
    Photo by Wolfgang Staudt (cc)

  • Ponte Rotto Ponte Rotto
    Ponte Rotto is the remaining arch of a second century BC Roman Republic bridge.

  • Porta Nigra Porta Nigra
    Porta Nigra is a late second century Roman gate in Trier in Germany.

  • Portchester Castle Portchester Castle
    Portchester Castle has been a Roman fort, a Norman keep and even a wartime prison.
    Photo by scalespeeder (cc)

  • Porte de Mars Porte de Mars
    Porte de Mars is an ornate third century Roman arch in Reims.

  • Priene Priene
    Priene is a quiet, picturesque ancient Greek city in Turkey which boasts some amazing historical remains without the crowds of the nearby sites.

  • Puente de Alcantara Puente de Alcantara
    Puente de Alcantara is a Roman bridge crossing the Tagus River in Spain.

  • Pula Arena Pula Arena
    Pula Arena is a dramatic first century AD Roman amphitheatre in Croatia.

  • Pyramid of Cestius Pyramid of Cestius
    The Pyramid of Cestius is a tomb dating back to Ancient Rome.
    Photo by archer10 (Dennis) (cc)

  • Qasr Bashir Qasr Bashir
    Qasr Bashir (Q’Sar Bashir) is an exceptionally well preserved fourth Century Roman fortress that lies in the Jordanian desert.

  • Rheinisches Landesmuseum Rheinisches Landesmuseum
    The Rheinisches Landesmuseum chronicles the history of Trier and the region as far back as the Stone Age.

  • Richborough Roman Fort Richborough Roman Fort
    Richborough Roman Fort in Kent marks the site where the Romans successfully invaded Britain in 43 AD.
    Photo by trenchdroid (cc)

  • Rimini City Museum Rimini City Museum
    The Rimini City Museum is this city’s most extensive history museum.

  • Rimini Roman Amphitheatre Rimini Roman Amphitheatre
    The Rimini Roman Amphitheatre dates back to the second century.

  • Rio Verde Roman Villa Rio Verde Roman Villa
    The Rio Verde Roman Villa was a first to second century Roman home in Marbella.

  • Roman Agora of Athens Roman Agora of Athens
    The Roman Agora of Athens contains some of the city’s Ancient Roman ruins.
    Photo by randyc9999 (cc)

  • Roman Amphitheatre - Alexandria Roman Amphitheatre - Alexandria
    The Ancient Roman amphitheatre in Alexandria is the only one of its kind found in Egypt and is one of the many roman ruins in the region.

  • Roman Amphitheatre - Saintes Roman Amphitheatre - Saintes
    The Roman Amphitheatre in Saintes was built in around 40AD in the Roman settlement of Mediolanum Santonum.

  • Roman Amphitheatre of Carthage Roman Amphitheatre of Carthage
    Once holding over 30,000 spectators, the Roman Amphitheatre of Carthage was one of the biggest ancient stadia in North Africa. Today much of the site lies in ruins but it is still worth a visit.
    Photo by dalbera (cc)

  • Roman Baths - Bath Roman Baths - Bath
    One of the best known Roman sites in the UK, the Roman Baths in Bath is an Ancient Roman thermal spa and one of the best preserved examples of its kind.

  • Roman Necropolis of Barcelona Roman Necropolis of Barcelona
    The Roman Necropolis of Barcelona contains 95 Ancient Roman tombs.

  • Roman Pyramid of Vienne Roman Pyramid of Vienne
    The Roman Pyramid of Vienne is a monument which would once have formed the centrepiece of Vienne’s Roman Circus.

  • Roman Ruins of Milreu Roman Ruins of Milreu
    The Roman Ruins of Milreu are an important Portuguese archaeological site in the Algarve.

  • Roman Ruins of Troia Roman Ruins of Troia
    The Roman Ruins of Tróia were the largest salted fish and fish sauces production complex built in the first half of the 1st c. AD. It developed into an urban settlement probably occupied until the 6th c. The different areas opened to the public are two large fish-salting workshops, the baths, the mausoleum, its cemetery and the residential quarter of rua da Princesa. The visiting circuit, installed in 2010, has interpretation panels in seven observation points and signs indicating the possible ways. The early Christian basilica can only be visited in guided tours.
    Photo by CorreiaPM (cc)

  • Roman Temple of Evora Roman Temple of Evora
    The Roman Temple of Evora was an impressive Roman monument and is now a pretty ruin.

  • Roman Theatre of Benevento Roman Theatre of Benevento
    The Roman Theatre of Benevento is a well-preserved semi-circular Roman theatre that was built under the Emperor Hadrian.

  • Roman Theatre of Orange Roman Theatre of Orange
    One of the best Roman ruins in France, the Roman Theatre of Orange is a stunningly well-preserved first century theatre in France and is UNESCO listed.

  • Romano-Germanic Museum - Cologne Romano-Germanic Museum - Cologne
    The Romano-Germanic Museum is a museum of Ancient Roman history in Cologne.

  • Romerbrucke Romerbrucke
    Romerbrucke is a second century UNESCO-listed Roman bridge in Trier which is still in use.

  • Sabratha Sabratha
    A picturesque ancient city on Libya’s coast, Sabratha contains some excellent Roman ruins.

  • Sagalassos Sagalassos
    Sagalassos is an active archaeological site in southwest Turkey which contains mostly Hellenistic and Ancient Roman ruins, some of them very well preserved. It is one of many Roman sites in the area.

  • Sagunto Castle Sagunto Castle
    Sagunto Castle was a large Moorish citadel, the impressive remains of which overlook the modern town.

  • Sagunto Roman Theatre Sagunto Roman Theatre
    The Sagunto Roman Theatre dates back to the first century, when it was built into the side of a mountain.

  • Salona Salona
    Salona is an impressive Roman site which bears the remains of this once great ancient capital and believed birthplace of Diocletian.
    Photo by meghantosh (cc)

  • San Clemente San Clemente
    Among the most interesting Roman sites, San Clemente is a church built atop a series of fourth and third century BC ruins.
    Photo by kevingessner (cc)

  • San Giovanni in Laterano San Giovanni in Laterano
    San Giovanni in Laterano is Rome’s cathedral, originally founded by Constantine the Great.

  • San Lorenzo Maggiore San Lorenzo Maggiore
    The San Lorenzo Maggiore ruins in Naples are the underground remains of a Greek colony then Roman city.

  • San Saturnino Basilica San Saturnino Basilica
    San Saturnino Basilica is one of Sardinia’s oldest churches.

  • Santa Eulalia Basilica - Merida Santa Eulalia Basilica - Merida
    Santa Eulalia Basilica was an Ancient Roman church, the remains of which are located in Merida.

  • Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
    An impressive 16th century church in Rome, built by Michelangelo using the structural remains of the ancient Baths of Diocletian.
    Photo by Oggie Dog (cc)

  • Santa Maria in Trastevere Santa Maria in Trastevere
    Santa Maria in Trastevere is thought to have been the first Christian church in Rome.

  • Sao Cucufate Roman Villa Sao Cucufate Roman Villa
    Sao Cucufate Roman Villa is a two-storey Roman ruin in Portugal dating mostly to the fourth century AD.

  • Sbeitla Sbeitla
    Sbeitla in Tunisia flourished as a Roman city from the 1st century AD.

  • Segedunum Roman Fort Segedunum Roman Fort
    Segedunum Roman Fort was one of the Ancient Roman wall forts of Hadrian’s Wall.
    Photo by AndrewH324 (cc)

  • Segovia Aqueduct Segovia Aqueduct
    The Segovia Aqueduct is one of the best preserved Roman structures in Spain. UNESCO listed.
    Photo by Alaskan Dude (cc)

  • Side Ruins and Museum Side Ruins and Museum
    Impressive ruins and a fascinating museum, Side hosts a wealth of Graeco-Roman remains and the impressive amphitheatre is a particular highlight.
    Photo by Tobias Lindman (cc)

  • Silchester Roman Town Silchester Roman Town
    Silchester Roman Town flourished from the mid-first century AD and was eventually abandoned.
    Photo by Charles D P Miller (cc)

  • Silves Archaeological Museum Silves Archaeological Museum
    Silves Archaeological Museum offers an insight into the history of Silves and its surrounding area.

  • Simena Simena
    The ruins of Simena are spread along beautiful beaches and submerged under crystal clear waters. Enjoy spectacular views from the crusader castle or explore an authentic Lycian Necropolis.
    Photo by offwhitehouse (cc)

  • Sirmium Imperial Palace Sirmium Imperial Palace
    The Sirmium Imperial Palace complex holds the remains of a Roman imperial palace which was home to several Roman Emperors in the middle and late empire.

  • Spanish National Museum of Archaeology Spanish National Museum of Archaeology
    The Spanish National Museum of Archaeology displays historical artefacts from throughout the country’s history as well as from around the world.

  • Sparta Sparta
    The ancient Greek city of Sparta was one of the most famous city-states of the ancient world and became a popular Roman city.
    Photo by davehighbury (cc)

  • St Matthias Abbey - Trier St Matthias Abbey - Trier
    St Matthias Abbey houses the grave of its namesake, the apostle, St Mathias.

  • St Peter’s Basilica St Peter’s Basilica
    St Peter’s Basilica is one of the holiest of Christian sites with a history dating back to Ancient Rome.
    Photo by jimmyharris (cc)

  • St Sebastian Catacombs St Sebastian Catacombs
    The St. Sebastian Catacombs are some of the earliest of the Christian catacombs in Rome.
    Photo by Oggie Dog (cc)

  • Stabiae Stabiae
    Stabiae contains the ruins of both ancient Roman and Oscan civilizations, dating back as far as the 7th century BC.

  • Stari Grad Plain Stari Grad Plain
    The Stari Grad Plain is a prime example of ancient Greek agricultural practices and organisation.

  • Stobi Stobi
    Stobi in Macedonia was an ancient settlement of Paeonia before becoming a Roman city.

  • Syracuse Archaeological Site Syracuse Archaeological Site
    The Syracuse Archaeological Site contains the impressive remains of an ancient city dating as far back as the eighth century BC.

  • Taormina Amphitheatre Taormina Amphitheatre
    Taormina Amphitheatre was first built by the Ancient Greeks in the third century BC and reconstructed by the Romans.

  • Tarragona Amphitheatre Tarragona Amphitheatre
    Tarragona Amphitheatre is a second century AD construction would once have played host to gladiatorial battles.

  • Tarragona Roman Circus Tarragona Roman Circus
    Tarragona Roman Circus was built in the first century AD and is one of the best preserved Roman sites in this Spanish city.

  • Tarragona Roman Forum Tarragona Roman Forum
    The Tarragona Roman Forum houses the ruins of what was the central square of the Ancient Roman city of Tarraco.

  • Temple of Antoninus and Faustina Temple of Antoninus and Faustina
    The Temple of Antoninus and Faustina is one of the best preserved of the structures in the Roman Forum and one of the most interesting Roman ruins in the area.

  • Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
    The Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae is often said to be one of the best examples of its kind in the Peloponnese.
    Photo by DAVID HOLT (cc)

  • Temple of Augustus - Barcelona Temple of Augustus - Barcelona
    The Temple of Augustus is a first century Ancient Roman ruin hidden in Barcelona’s back streets.

  • Temple of Augustus and Livia Temple of Augustus and Livia
    The Temple of Augustus and Livia is a very well preserved Roman temple in Vienne.
    Photo by maarjaara (cc)

  • Temple of Caesar Temple of Caesar
    The Temple of Caesar was built in honour of Julius Caesar. Its altar remains in the Roman Forum.

  • Temple of Castor and Pollux Temple of Castor and Pollux
    The Temple of Castor and Pollux in the Roman Forum was built following a military victory.

  • Temple of Concord Temple of Concord
    The Temple of Concord was an Ancient Roman temple in Rome’s Forum.

  • Temple of Diana - Merida Temple of Diana - Merida
    One of many Roman sites in the city, the Temple of Diana is a very well-preserved UNESCO-listed Ancient Roman temple in Merida.

  • Temple of Diana - Nimes Temple of Diana - Nimes
    The Temple of Diana is a Roman site in Nimes whose ultimate purpose remains a mystery.

  • Temple of Olympian Zeus Temple of Olympian Zeus
    The Temple of Olympian Zeus is one of the most impressive ancient temples in Greece.

  • Temple of Saturn Temple of Saturn
    The Temple of Saturn was the site of the national treasury of Ancient Rome, the ruins of which stand in the Roman Forum.

  • Temple of Taffeh Temple of Taffeh
    Temple of Taffeh, built by Roman Emperor Augustus in Egypt.

  • Temple of Venus and Rome Temple of Venus and Rome
    The Temple of Venus and Rome was created under Hadrian and is located in the Roman Forum.

  • Temples of the Forum Boarium Temples of the Forum Boarium
    The Temples of the Forum Boarium are two second century BC Roman republic temples.
    Photo by TyB (cc)

  • Termessos Termessos
    Nestled on the slopes of the Güllük Mountain the majestic ruins of the ancient city of Termessos are surrounded by outstanding natural beauty.
    Photo by birasuegi (cc)

  • Tharros Tharros
    Tharros, in Sardinia, was founded by the Phoenicians and contains mostly Roman ruins.

  • The Altes Museum The Altes Museum
    The Altes Museum in Berlin contains a collection of Ancient Greek and Roman artifacts.
    Photo by Francisco Antunes (cc)

  • The Antonine Baths The Antonine Baths
    One of the largest ancient bath complexes ever built, the ruins of the second century Antonine Baths are a real treasure to explore.
    Photo by upyernoz (cc)

  • The Antonine Wall The Antonine Wall
    The Antonine Wall was a Roman defensive wall, the remains of which can now be seen in Scotland.
    Photo by starsrus (cc)

  • The Ara Pacis Museum The Ara Pacis Museum
    The Ara Pacis Museum displays the Emperor Augustus’s Altar of Peace.
    Photo by Allie_Caulfield (cc)

  • The Barbara Baths - Trier The Barbara Baths - Trier
    The Barbara Baths were a second century baths complex of Roman Trier. UNESCO listed.

  • The Bardo Museum The Bardo Museum
    The Bardo Museum is an archaeological museum in Tunisia most renowned for its Roman mosaic collection.

  • The Beule Gate The Beule Gate
    The Beule Gate was built in the third century AD as part of a defensive wall.

  • The Caesarea Aqueduct The Caesarea Aqueduct
    The Caesarea Aqueduct is the remaining section of the aqueduct that supplied the Roman city of Caesarea.

  • The Claudio Aqueduct - Rome The Claudio Aqueduct - Rome
    The Claudio Aqueduct is an Ancient Roman aqueduct which served Rome from 52 AD.

  • The Coenaculum - Jerusalem The Coenaculum - Jerusalem
    The Coenaculum in Jerusalem is a Crusader-built structure at the believed location of The Last Supper.

  • The Cryptoporticus The Cryptoporticus
    The Cryptoporticus of Reims is a very well preserved third century AD Roman passageway.

  • The Gier Aqueduct The Gier Aqueduct
    The Gier Aqueduct near Lyon served its Roman counterpart, Lugdunum.

  • The Hermitage The Hermitage
    The Hermitage is a world renowned museum in St Petersburg which includes a vast array of global exhibits ranging from ancient artefacts and archaeological finds to modern history.

  • The House of Augustus The House of Augustus
    The House of Augustus on the Palatine Hill was the home of Rome’s first emperor.

  • The House of Livia The House of Livia
    One of the most interesting Roman sites for fans of the famous I Claudius novels, the House of Livia was the home of Augustus’s third wife.

  • The Iseum The Iseum
    The Iseum is a 2nd century AD Roman temple site dedicated to the Egyptian godess Isis.

  • The Los Milagros Aqueduct The Los Milagros Aqueduct
    The Los Milagros Aqueduct in Merida supplied water to the Ancient Roman city of Augusta Emerita.
    Photo by Susonauta (cc)

  • The Lyon Gallo-Roman Tombs The Lyon Gallo-Roman Tombs
    The Lyon Gallo-Roman Tombs are a trio of reconstructed first century burial chambers.

  • The Magne Tower The Magne Tower
    The Magne Tower in Nimes is a well preserved Roman tower built under the Emperor Augustus.

  • The Palatine Hill Stadium The Palatine Hill Stadium
    The Palatine Hill Stadium was part of the imperial palace of Ancient Rome’s emperors.

  • The Palatine Museum The Palatine Museum
    The Palatine Museum exhibits ancient finds from the famous Palatine Hill in Rome.

  • The Regia The Regia
    The Regia in Rome’s Forum was a royal residence turned office of the Pontifex Maximus.

  • The Roman Lighthouse The Roman Lighthouse
    The Roman Lighthouse in Dover is a ruined first century AD Roman tower which is one of the best-preserved of its kind anywhere in the world.
    Photo by Smudge 9000 (cc)

  • The Surgeon’s House - Rimini The Surgeon’s House - Rimini
    The Surgeon’s House is an archaeological site which uncovers Rimini’s past from Ancient Roman times.

  • The Temple of Vesta The Temple of Vesta
    The Temple of Vesta was an Ancient Roman shrine now found on the Roman Forum.

  • The Zaghouan Aqueduct The Zaghouan Aqueduct
    Built by the Emperor Hadrian, the Zaghouan Aqueduct supplied water to the Roman city of Carthage and stretched for over 100 miles.
    Photo by Neil Rickards (cc)

  • Theatre of Herodes Atticus Theatre of Herodes Atticus
    The Theatre of Herodes Atticus is a Roman amphitheatre built in Athens in 161AD.
    Photo by Jorge Lascar (cc)

  • Theatre of Marcellus Theatre of Marcellus
    The partially-preserved remains of one of the most important theatres in ancient Rome, built by Julius Caesar and Augustus.
    Photo by liberalmind1012 (cc)

  • Tiberius Bridge - Rimini Tiberius Bridge - Rimini
    Tiberius Bridge is a first century Roman Bridge in Rimini.

  • Timgad Timgad
    The Roman ruins of Timgad are the extremely well-preserved remains of an Ancient Roman military encampment in Algeria.

  • Tomb of Eurysaces the Baker Tomb of Eurysaces the Baker
    The Tomb of Eurysaces the Baker is an impressive ancient tomb dating back to 30BC.

  • Trajan Arch of Ancona Trajan Arch of Ancona
    The Trajan Arch of Ancona is an Ancient Roman monument to the Emperor Trajan.

  • Trajan Arch of Benevento Trajan Arch of Benevento
    The Trajan Arch of Benevento is a 2nd century AD triumphal arch built for the Emperor Trajan.

  • Trajan Arch of Merida Trajan Arch of Merida
    The Trajan Arch of Merida is a UNESCO listed Ancient Roman granite gateway.

  • Trajan’s Markets Trajan’s Markets
    Trajan’s Markets was an Ancient Roman administrative centre located on Trajan’s Forum.

  • Trasimene Battlefield Trasimene Battlefield
    Trasimene Battlefield is the location of major defeat of the Roman army by Hannibal during the Second Punic War.
    Photo by niai (cc)

  • Trebbia Battlefield Trebbia Battlefield
    Location of the first major battle of the Second Punic War between Hannibal and the Roman consuls Scipio and Longus.
    Photo by Dani4P (cc)

  • Trier Cathedral Trier Cathedral
    Trier Cathedral is a mostly medieval, UNESCO-listed church with a history dating back to Roman times.

  • Trier Roman Amphitheatre Trier Roman Amphitheatre
    Trier Roman Amphitheatre is a well preserved UNESCO site in use as early as the first century.

  • Trimontium Museum Trimontium Museum
    The Roman fort of Trimontium no longer stands, but the nearby museum uses artefacts and replicas to tell a story of a military power and the struggles that took place on the border with Scotland.
    Photo by Eileen Henderson (cc)

  • Triumphal Arch of Orange Triumphal Arch of Orange
    The Triumphal Arch of Orange is a first century Roman arch built during the reign of Augustus.

  • Tropaeum Alpium Tropaeum Alpium
    The Tropaeum Alpium, also known as Trophee des Alpes or the Trophy of Augustus, is a Roman monument dedicated to the Emperor Augustus.

  • Underground Library of Alexandria Underground Library of Alexandria
    The underground library of Alexandria once formed part of the city’s famous Great Library and can be found under the ruins of the Serapeum.

  • Valley of the Temples Valley of the Temples
    The Valley of the Temples is a UNESCO-listed site in Sicily housing the very well-preserved remains of several Ancient Greek temples.
    Photo by emilio labrador (cc)

  • Varna Necropolis Varna Necropolis
    Varna necropolis consists of merely 300 excavated burials from the 5th millennium BC and contains the world greatest amount of manufactured gold for the time.

  • Varna Roman Baths Varna Roman Baths
    Varna Roman Baths is one of the biggest surviving Roman baths complexes in Europe.

  • Velia Archaeological Site Velia Archaeological Site
    The Velia Archaeological Site contains Greek, Roman and medieval ruins of the city initially founded as Elea.
    Photo by hanjeanwat (cc)

  • Verona Arena Verona Arena
    Verona Arena is a stunning Roman amphitheatre built in 30AD.

  • Verulamium Verulamium
    Verulamium was a Roman settlement near modern day St Albans in England.
    Photo by Brron (cc)

  • Via Appia Antica Via Appia Antica
    Via Appia Antica, built in 312 BC, is one of the most important roads leading to Rome.
    Photo by Oggie Dog (cc)

  • Vienne Roman Theatre Vienne Roman Theatre
    Vienne Roman Theatre is a first century theatre said to have once been amongst the largest in Gaul.
    Photo by TyB (cc)

  • Villa dei Quintili Villa dei Quintili
    Villa dei Quintili is an extremely well-preserved second century AD villa in Rome’s suburbs.
    Photo by carolemadge1 (cc)

  • Villa Jovis Villa Jovis
    Villa Jovis was the cliff-top Capri home of Roman Emperor Tiberius.
    Photo by Ava Lowery (cc)

  • Villa Poppaea Villa Poppaea
    Villa Poppea was the home of the second wife of the Roman Emperor Nero.
    Photo by kudumomo (cc)

  • Villa Romana del Casale Villa Romana del Casale
    Villa Romana del Casale is a UNESCO-listed Roman villa in Sicily containing some of the world’s best preserved Roman mosaics.
    Photo by andrewmalone (cc)

  • Vindolanda Vindolanda
    Vindolanda was one of the main Ancient Roman wall forts of Hadrian’s Wall in Britain.
    Photo by Bert Kaufmann (cc)

  • Volubilis Volubilis
    Volubilis near Meknes in Morocco was an Ancient Roman city developed in the first century BC.

  • Wales National Roman Legion Museum Wales National Roman Legion Museum
    The Wales National Roman Legion Museum explores the history and legacy of the Roman Empire’s furthest outpost.
    Photo by Helen in Wales (cc)

  • Wall Roman site Wall Roman site
    The Wall Roman site in Staffordshire houses the ruins of an Ancient Roman inn.
    Photo by Alun Salt (cc)

  • Weiden Roman Burial Chamber Weiden Roman Burial Chamber
    The Weiden Roman Burial Chamber is an Ancient Roman tomb on the outskirts of modern day Cologne.

  • Welwyn Roman Baths Welwyn Roman Baths
    The Welwyn Roman Baths complex houses the remains of a Roman bathhouse dating back to the 3rd Century AD.
    Photo by Legis (cc)

  • Wroxeter Roman City Wroxeter Roman City
    Wroxeter Roman City houses the remains of what was once Roman Britain’s fourth largest city.
    Photo by steve p2008 (cc)

  • Xanten Archaeological Park Xanten Archaeological Park
    Xanten Archaeological Park houses the remains of the former Roman settlement of Colonia Ulpia Traiana.
    Photo by By Veles (cc)

  • York City Walls York City Walls
    The York City Walls are England’s most intact set of city walls and one of the city’s most popular attractions.
    Photo by By Neil T (cc)

  • York Minster York Minster
    York Minster is one of the largest gothic cathedrals in northern Europe, built by the Normans and expanded over the centuries.
    Photo by By adactio (cc)

  • Zeugma Zeugma
    The remains of this important Roman city are under excavation in Turkey. Though not open to the public, many finds from the site can be seen in the Gaziantep Zeugma Mosaic Museum.
    Photo by adam_jones (cc)

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