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    Top Things To Do In Rome

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      Tourist couple posing in front of the Colosseum while on a tour of Rome
      Tourist couple posing in front of the Colosseum while on a tour of Rome

      Wondering what to do in Rome?

      Italy’s capital is an artistic, architectural splendor with a 3000-year-old cityscape the wonder of which isn’t matched anywhere on earth. Whether you want to try homely cuisine at humble family-run trattorias, uncover hidden treasures from millennia past, or bask in the city’s breathtakingly beautiful architecture, Rome is a paradise for every type of traveler. Italy’s Eternal City may be an open-air museum, but some of the best things to do in Rome are surprisingly modern. Take a twilight cruise along the River Tiber and watch the city’s ancient streets become abuzz with locals meeting up for aperitivo before heading off to cool cocktail bars and late-night clubs.

      Local guide taking a couple of tourists on a historical tour through Rome
      Tangible history

      From the Pantheon to Vatican City, the Colosseum to Trevi Fountain, Rome is a wonder of the ancient world. The places to visit and things to do in Rome span millennia, with perfectly preserved attractions from countless eras all concentrated here in the city. Baroque facades, frescoed churches, and ancient art are around every corner, with masterpieces by Michelangelo and Raphael adorning the city center. With such a rich history, it’s no surprise the city’s treasure-filled museums are some of the most spectacular in the world and should top any list of things to do in Rome.

      Local guide sharing a typical Italian meal with tourists while on a food tour of Rome
      Culinary heritage

      Simple yet satisfying, pretty yet unpretentious, Roman food has greatly evolved over the centuries. From simple cacio e pepe pasta at a no-frills family-run trattoria to a three-course ristorante dinner done the modern Italian way, the food in Rome is still a celebration of the Italian culinary tradition. The things to do in Rome that revolve around food – savoring a warm cornetto con crema and cappuccino at a cobbled café, grabbing a snack of fried artichokes and zucchini flowers, sitting down for a hearty, slow-cooked stew – are all quintessential parts of the local lifestyle.

      Tourists walking down a cobblestone road with a local guide on a tour of Rome's hidden gems
      Lesser-known landmarks

      Between landmarks like the Sistine Chapel and ancient archeological ruins, Rome has more iconic attractions than you could squeeze into a month – but its hidden gems are equally worth exploring. When you’re looking for things to do in Rome, heading off the tourist trail can reveal unexpected sides of the city. From Gothic-era gems like St Maria Sopra Minerva Basilica and the creepy Capuchin Crypt to subterranean wine cellars and magical corners of the city immortalized in classic novels (and an old café where the poets Byron and Keats once sat), the things to do in Rome are incredibly diverse.

      Latest reviews from our guests

        Irene was amazing! She is so kind, warm, knowledgeable and all around wonderful. She showed me Rome through her eyes while still prioritizing my interests and what I wanted to see. Honestly, I felt like I was spending the day with a friend. This was a 10/10 experience and I highly recommend booking this with Irene!

        November 2022

        Sheetal G

        Irene was amazing! She is so kind, welcoming, knowledgeable and all around wonderful. She showed me around Rome through her eyes while still prioritizing my interests and what I wanted to see. Honestly, I felt I was spending the day with a friend. This was a 10/10 experience. I definitely recommend booking this with Irene as your guide!

        November 2022

        Sheetal G

        Orfeo was a wonderful guide, and we lucked out by having his fiancée along for the walk. Orfeo is getting his PhD, and Natalie is also incredibly intelligent, and like Orfeo, was an expert in art history. We had asked that we skip the usual big tourist attractions because we had been to Rome in the past; we wanted to see places that were more off the beaten track. This ended up to be a great idea because we have never seen Rome so crowded. We asked for a 9:00 AM start, which was great because the streets were much more quiet. Orfeo was terrific about things like telling us to look up as we were walking on a small side street and then pointing out the amazingly beautiful and incredibly old architecture of a small apartment building that had been there for centuries and had previously been a significant building. It would never have caught our eye. We learned a lot about the Bernini vs. Borromini rivalry. We saw many different neighborhoods, learned about the culture and history, mostly through various artwork. Before we knew it, it was after 1:00. My husband and I both had a wonderful time and couldn't stop talking about the tour.

        November 2022

        Elise N

        We enjoyed our time. We learned a lot and saw things we would never have come across on our own.

        October 2022

        Kristen W

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