By Alessandro Costetti, a curious photographer, nature enthusiast who switched the gothic grandeur of London for the art, architecture and culture of Rome’s ancient magic.
Edited by Holly Stark
Surrounded by a skyline of domes, arches and obelisks and enriched with history and culture, you'll find plenty of great things to do in Rome. From wandering through its towering basilicas, ancient ruins and underground catacombs to exploring quaint streets, glistening waters of the river Tiber, opulent palaces and vibrant museums, there’s something stunning to see on every corner. Rome’s attractions are accessible on foot, by bus (however unreliable they may be) and via the underground metro (most recommended), which connects many areas of the city. Rome is a series of layers; a web of connections. In the same building, you can witness architecture, art and culture from the Roman Empire, Middle Ages and the Renaissance period. With nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, a vast and impressive collection of sculpture, fountains, mosaics and paintings on display, you won’t be stuck for what to do in Rome as you peel back the layers of different eras. The charm of the city lies in the intermingling of land and water, the beautiful piazzas, ornate aqueducts, grand palaces and fusion food scene. Here’s your bespoke top 10 things to do in Rome guide to kickstart your trip.