Secret Rome: 10 Breathtaking Destinations

The Eternal City is breathtaking by any measure, but these 10 off-the-beaten-path locales will have you wanting to extend your stay.

In a city chock-full of major sights and must-see attractions, it can seem like a daunting task to discover something new. But by stepping off the well-trod tourist track and slipping down a narrow side street or even venturing into an unexplored neighborhood, you’ll be rewarded with treasures most people miss, some of them even more spectacular than the big-ticket sites. From the improbable perfection of the Aventine Keyhole to the chilling skeletons of the Capuchin Crypt, here are some of our favorite hidden gems.

SLIDESHOW: 10 Breathtaking and Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations in Rome