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Welcome to Rome. This is what dreams are made of. And while there may be more than 25 things to do in Rome, this list will definitely get you started.
Here in Rome you have a conglomeration and meeting point of civilisations, thousands of years of history, and above all delightful food and wine.
When you’re not touring the catacombs, you might be marveling at the sistine chapel, or watching the people pass while sipping an Aperol Spritz in Piazza Novana.
Get ready and buckle up for the best 25 things to do in Rome.
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Without a doubt, you cannot visit Rome and not make a visit to the Colosseum. It’s like…going to Rome and not seeing the Colosseum! You just DON’T DO IT. One thing though, is there are many ways to see this ancient site, and not all are worth it. Take my advice and get a private guide who is trusted. It will truly make your experience so much better.
If the Colosseum is number one, there is no doubt that the Vatican takes the #2 spot of things to do in Rome. The Sistine Chapel truly takes your breath away, and this early bird tour means you get premium access in the morning before anyone else arrives, beating the crows and getting a first look into Michelangelo’s masterpiece.
Another interesting facet of Roman history, this is a place that is sometimes overlooked by the glamour of the Vatican and the ancient sites. The Jewish Ghetto of Rome is one of the oldest Jewish neighborhoods in all of Europe. While walking through the picturesque streets filled with unique food and culture, your guide will share the turbulent past of the Jewish communities in Rome.
You can’t go to Italy without taking at least one cooking class, and why not make the most famous dish of them all! Make local pizza, taste local gelato and sip on wine in this fun and interactive class.
For a few hours hire a private car and driver at your disposal so you can move between the sites in comfort while you delve into a forgotten world of labyrinthine catacombs and haunting underground churches, ancient pagan temples, and beautiful Roman houses.
The Villa Borghese is a spectacular treasure trove of Renaissance and Baroque art where jaw-dropping masterpieces lurk around every corner, all of which you will discover with your own personal guide.
discover the flavors of Lazio and its capital Rome, through a tasty walk in the typical surrounding of Trastevere, featuring colorful alleys and ancient artisanal boutiques.
Campo de Fiori is the oldest and the most traditional market in Rome. Here, you can find fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, flowers, and other typical products of Rome. Moreover, your guide will explain the history of Campo de Fiori area. Taste Italian typical products and enjoy the tasting experience, savoring the genuineness of the products and raw materials, the smell of the food., Receive 15 tastings between the market banquet and the Norcineria shop, where you can taste some of the best and most special Italian cold cuts.
This private Golf-Cart tour of Rome lets you see the very best of what this fascinating city has to offer all at your own pace and focused around your interests. With the expert commentary of your guide, you will cruise through the Eternal City with ease covering all of the major Rome highlights. Lunch is includ
Enjoy this out-of-the-beaten-track ride to the beautiful Lake Albano on an electric-assist mountain bike, taking in the rich Italian landscape on the way, together with its myriad remains of ancient glory! A tour for mountain bikers that want to have fun on this itinerary through breathtaking scenery. A ride towards the lake of Castel Gandolfo (the summer residence of the Pope), biking through the well preserved Roman countryside, finding yourself in the true nature and discovering landscapes that were caught by numerous famous painters before.
Everybody loves some good Italian artisanal gelato, a tiny cup of hot espresso, and a decadent portion of creamy tiramisù, and there’s no better chance to satisfy your sweet tooth than your Italian holiday. But, in a city as big and crowded as Rome, the risk of bumping into overpriced tourist traps is real. What to do, then? You can try your luck, or you can reach us under Bernini’s elephant and obelisk, very close to the Pantheon, for this two-hour-and-half walking food tour. Your trusted local food connoisseur will introduce to you all those mouth-watering local treats you’ve been dreaming about, giving you info, and answering questions.
Indulge in your creative side with our exclusive Roman Paint and Sip. Held if our modern 17th-century art studio, we fuse traditional roman finger food with unlimited wine in our mid-afternoon Art experience.
Hop on a vintage Vespa for an evening tour of the Eternal City. First stop – Rome’s most iconic landmark, the Colosseum. After a brief stop for gelato and coffee (included), the tour continues with stops at the Mouth of the Truth, Circus Maximus, Palatine Hill, Saint Peter’s Square, and the Trevi Fountain. An experienced guide does the driving so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the views.
Find out what it takes to be an ancient Roman gladiator at the Gladiator School of Rome. During a hands-on lesson with instructors from the Historic Group of Rome, learn how to fight with authentic weapons of the time while wearing a traditional gladiator tunic and belt.
Experience the food and wine of Frascati on this half-day guided excursion. After meeting up with your guide at the train station, embark on a culinary tour with a knowledgeable guide that includes tasting local specialties like porchetta, fresh biscotti, and jug wine from the city’s oldest tavern. Visit a historic, family-owned vineyard and a hand-picked trattoria for a delicious meal of cured meats, pasta, and other tasty dishes.
With this tour, you’ll get to see the city under a new light, quite literally, on the comfort of an electronic bicycle. After exploring the city, sample a selection of local cheeses and cured meats paired with Italian wine.
Get your chills and thrills in the Eternal City with this haunted walking tour through Rome. Join your guide as evening falls to stroll down shadowy streets, through empty squares, and across cursed bridges while you listen to tales of executions and murders over the centuries.
Tivoli, home to the spectacular Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este, is a popular day trip from Rome. Skip the hassle of traveling by train with this guided tour that includes transportation plus guided tours of both the ancient Roman ruins of Hadrian’s Villa and the sumptuous Renaissance palace and gardens of Villa d’Este. You’ll even have time for a stroll through the town of Tivoli and traditional lunch.
This private experience combines an evening walking tour with a bar crawl in Monti, one of Rome’s trendiest neighborhoods. Visit some of Rome’s coolest bars and listen to your guide tell stories about redlight districts, unsavory characters, and bloody power struggles. Walk the Via dei Fori Imperiali from the Colosseum to the Victor Emmanuel II National Monument, sampling wine, beer, cocktails, and liqueur throughout the night.
While the Pantheon’s massive dome immediately impresses, many independent travelers miss out on the finer details of the well-preserved ancient monument. On this guided tour, learn about the history, symbolism, and architectural details of the Pantheon. Plus, you’ll also get to see nearby landmarks, including Bernini’s Elephant and Obelisk and the Basilica of Neptune.
Trade the bustling streets of Rome for a day in the Lazio countryside on a 4-hour wine tour. Visit a wine cellar in the medieval village of Borgo and get an insider’s perspective on winemaking. Head to an Italian restaurant and enjoy wine pairings with a traditional meal of cheese, meat, and more.
Zipping through the streets on a Vespa is the quintessential Rome experience, but can be intimidating for visitors unfamiliar with the city. This private tour gives you the peace of mind of being in the company of a guide who can lead you safely to the top sights and share stories of city life along the way.
Learn to make classic Italian dishes—pasta and tiramisu—during this workshop in Rome. With a small group, enjoy a hands-on workshop and have plenty of time to ask questions. Then, sit down with your fellow classmates and enjoy the meal with a glass of wine. You have plenty of time to ask questions about Italian cuisine to your host.
Travel back in time on this half-day tour and find out what life in ancient Rome was really like as one of Italy’s most accessible and well-preserved archaeological sites.
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