Part of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel is one of the most important places of worship in Rome. This is where conclaves are held to elect a new pope.
Dominating the Vatican, St. Peter's Basilica is, without doubt, one of the most majestically beautiful and impressive churches in the world.
The Pantheon is equally famous for its architecture as well as the beauty of its interior.
Explore Rome offbeat and visit one of the city's four main basilicas, which are churches given special privileges by the Pope.
Like many churches in Rome, this beautiful basilica has a bloody past. It is dedicated to Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music.
The original structure was a first-century house, which is still visible today about 60 feet below the current ground level.
The original church was built by Emperor Constantine in the 4th century. For centuries, it was one of the most important places of worship in Rome.
As the name suggests, this massive basilica is situated on top of the ruins of a temple dedicated to Minerva, who was the Roman goddess of wisdom.
It also has a strange background. Emperor Nero is said to have been buried here, and locals were haunted by his ghost in the 11th century.
Also known as St. Paul Outside the Walls, this massive basilica in the Ostiense neighborhood south of the Tiber River is the world's third largest church.