Rome is a city of secrets – secret areas, secret history and secret stories. These ancient streets have
influenced many artists, writers and poets, but so much of the alternative side of Rome gets missed by the majority of tourists. The Coliseum and the Vatican are spectacular and beautiful in their own right, and of course
must-visit locations, but there’s so much more to the city than just landmarks like these. Choose to do some of the alternative things to do in Rome and you will find unusual experiences, quiet historical sights and local traditions that stretch back thousands of years. See the Vatican like never before or step down into the ancient catacombs that run underneath the city and come face to face with thousands of human skulls - there really are some unusual things to do in Rome. I’ve lived here for sixteen years now and in that time I’ve been able to find a collection of my own hidden places in Rome that I love to visit and would love more people to know about. Here are my sixteen years of knowledge, in one alternative Rome guide.