If you ask me, one of the best times to visit Rome is fall and early winter. If you are planning a trip to Rome in December be prepared to enjoy a fully festive atmosphere. Christmas markets, trees, and Nativity scenes all around are made even more cheerful by the colorful lights sprucing up the … Read more
A perfect and easy itinerary to explore Rome in 2 days. Our best tips on what to see with only two days in Rome, how to save time and places where to eat.
For anyone traveling to Rome for the first time, visiting the Colosseum is a must. But how many stray a bit further south towards the Circus Maximus to visit the wonderful Baths of Caracalla? Even though not really a hidden gem in Rome, this is one of the thousand-year-old attractions and one of Rome’s best … Read more
Autumn is starting and while it’s one of my favorite seasons, in Italy it can be pretty wet. If you are worried about what to do in Rome when it rains, fret not. First of all, there are many places to visit in Rome with bad weather, and second, even in Fall, you will find … Read more
Explore the museums of Rome to know the city and its history. A great way to spend a rainy day, these are the best Rome museums and exhibition halls.
Rome in August is definitely hot, but I love it. In August in Rome, there is a large organization of events, festivals, and concerts in several locations. Whether it’s along the river, in a park, or an opera with the settings of an ancient bath, summer in Rome is exciting and with plenty of things … Read more
My best tips for visiting the Colosseum. Find out the Colosseum opening hours, how to skip the line, the best time to go, what to see and why you need to go.
Even though some 20 years haven’t been enough for me to explore everything is to be explored in the city, one week in Rome is what I suggest as the minimum time to have a really good grasp of the city. With our easy but exhaustive itinerary, you will be able to make the most … Read more
Along with piazzas and fountains, wandering the magical streets of Rome is one of the favorite experiences tourists make in the eternal city. Steeped in history, quaint corners for a perfect postcard picture, and fantastic places to experience the Italian Dolce Vita, knowing the most famous streets in Rome will give your holiday the perfect … Read more
Book one of the underground tours of Rome to discover what hides beneath the surface. Explore the Colosseum underground, the best Catacombs in Rome and more.
One of the most interesting ancient sites in Rome and very little known is the Mausoleum of Augustus, which reopened in 2021 after 14 years of renovation. Restoration works and diggings are still ongoing so more parts will be uncovered soon and I will certainly plan a new visit. Unlike the more famous Colosseum and … Read more
So you’ve decided to pop the question. Congratulations! Whether you are into art, history, breathtaking views, Prosecco, or Jacuzzi, with so many perfect places to propose in Rome, you can never go wrong. Utterly romantic and a source of inspiration for centuries, Rome is a fantastic city to take your fiancée to pop the question. … Read more
Barely included in the classic tours of Rome, Testaccio is one of those Rome neighborhoods where you can feel the Roman vibe, experience a traditional way of living, and discover historical sites from ancient and modern times. There are so many things to do in Testaccio that depending on how much time you have in … Read more
Explore Rome’s Protestant Cemetery of Rome near the Pyramid of Caius Caestius with a tour around the graves of foreigners and famous people.
It’s no secret to anyone that Rome is a top destination for archaeology buffs. From the Colosseum to the ruins of the ancient aqueducts scattered around the city, there is no city like Rome that better fits the moniker of an open-air museum. Our selection of the most interesting ancient Roman ruins will help you … Read more
Roman architecture and engineering feats are the most praised and copied around the world, both ancient and modern. Palaces built as a show of wealth and power by notable families, churches commissioned to leading architects to increase the prestige and authority of the clergy, as well as buildings aimed at the public service such as … Read more
One of the most fascinating sights to visit in the Vatican is the Roman necropolis under St. Peter’s Basilica on top of which stands the modern Renaissance basilica and also part of St. Peter’s Square. The most common Vatican tours pretty much always include a visit to the Vatican Museums and a tour of the … Read more
The Aventine Hill in Rome is one of the most fascinating areas of the city centre. Discover its beautiful churches, culture and all the major moments that define its history.
Think of a gorgeous old actress that instead of walking on her sunset boulevard shows no sign of cooling despite her age and instead celebrates her aging in great style. This is precisely what happens every 21st of April since 753 BC when Romans celebrate the birthday of Rome with parties, events, plays, masquerades, and … Read more
Are you looking for the best souvenirs from Rome? Here is our complete list of fantastic gifts to buy in Rome and bring home from your trip!
One of the big stars of Rome’s art and architecture heritage, the all-around artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini has left his stunning traces all over the city. The genius that much contributed to shaping the Italian Baroque, chasing the works of Bernini in Rome you will find beautiful squares, elaborate fountains, sculptures, and paintings. Whether you … Read more
Introvert and bad-tempered, Switzerland-born Francesco Borromini was a true genius architect. Never shying away from challenges, even seeking them himself, quintessentially eccentric and brilliant, one of the most fascinating experiences in the city is to track and visit the unique masterpieces of Borromini in Rome. While not as ubiquitous as his eternal rival and peer … Read more
Discover the rich art collection of the Barberini family in their splendid Baroque residence of Palazzo Barberini in Rome’s city center.
One of the biggest reasons people travel to Rome is religion. Hosting the seat of Christianity in its heart, it’s only natural that the most famous churches in Rome are also gorgeous landmarks that attract curious tourists and in-the-know travelers. Alongside museums and notable palaces, the churches of Rome are the places where you can … Read more
Ponte Sant’Angelo bridge might not be the most ancient in Rome (Pons Fabricius holds this record) but bears such a stormy, fascinating history that it certainly is one of the most interesting and beautiful bridges in Rome. Ponte Sant’Angelo is a cobbled bridge that opens a scenic way from the city center to the Hadrian … Read more
Walking along the Tiber River feels a bit like walking through the local history. Reaching and crossing the many bridges in Rome one by one is a fantastic way to enjoy a scenic stroll through the different neighborhoods and discover the city’s art and events. While it’s impossible to walk through all the bridges of … Read more
Are you looking for a perfect date idea in Rome? Discover some fantastic romantic things to do in Rome and find the best place to propose or impress your other half.
A tour around Rome is always a tour around beauty. If you are spending a whole day in Rome’s city center trying to collect as many memories and masterpieces as you can, taking a few moments to enjoy the most famous fountains in Rome will add incredible value to the quality of your trip. The … Read more
Let’s say you are on a short trip to Italy or on a quick city break and are spending only one day in Rome. Whether you have already been to the city or not, chances are that with so little time, you want to spend one day in Rome’s historic center. There are many itineraries … Read more
Can a square deserve a full guide to visiting it? When we are talking about Piazza del Popolo, possibly the world’s most glamorous entrance to a city’s historic center, it can. Boasting a long history and literally packed with landmarks, Rome’s Piazza del Popolo is one of those places that will take at least an … Read more
If you can only afford 3 days in Rome, follow our fascinating itinerary covering popular highlights and how to save time and money!
Unearth the fun and interesting facts about the Trevi Fountain to enjoy a deeper visit to this gorgeous Italian Baroque masterpiece in Rome.
Discover fun and historical facts about the Spanish Steps in Rome, one of Rome’s most famous landmarks. Find out what to see and where to eat nearby.
Discover the best hidden gems in Rome. Explore the city like a local discovering some of the most unusual things to do in Rome.
Are you ready to discover Rome’s most beautiful piazzas? Whether you are looking for world-famous squares or smaller gems, Rome has it all!
Wondering what to do in Villa Borghese Gardens? Between scenic outdoor activities and museums, check out the best things to do in one of Rome’s best parks.
It’s not easy to explore Rome with a toddler involving him in all the activities you like. Here is what we do in Rome with our 2-year-old son!
Discover the unfair destiny of Roman patrician Beatrice Cenci, her romantic legacy and where you can walk in her footsteps.
Find the best cooking classes in Rome. Learn to make a perfect pizza, a traditional pasta, a scrumptious gelato and tiramisu and a proper Italian meal.
One of my favorite Rome neighborhoods, there are so many things to do in Ostiense that you can easily spend here a whole day. Located between Testaccio and Garbatella quarters, in Rome’s Ostiense district you are bound to find history, art, and great restaurants. Even though a fascinating neighborhood, Ostiense is hardly in a guided … Read more
The short Ponte Fabricio, Rome’s oldest bridge, is located between the Jewish quarter and Trastevere neighborhood. It’s one of the two bridges that connect man-made Tiber Island with Rome’s “mainland”. Specifically, the Fabricio bridge connects Tiber Island with the Jewish quarter, while Ponte Cestio is the bridge connecting the island with Trastevere. Things to Know … Read more
The district aimed at serving the industrial reality of Rome, Ostiense has a great wealth of things to see and do and great places to eat. The quarter was created in the early 20th century as the first industrial district of the city and shows the fantastic relics of Rome’s industrial archaeology. The urban planning … Read more
12 fascinating Colosseum facts to know more of one of the most imposing ancient buildings from ancient Rome. Plus some tips to know before you go!
Ostiense is a cool and trendy district that has been becoming one of the best areas to stay in Rome thanks to its vibrant nightlife and places to eat. Among the things to see and do, discovering the street art in Ostiense is one of the most colorful and a great chance to appreciate Rome’s … Read more
Find out the top things to do in Trastevere, one of the coolest and most traditional neighborhoods in Rome. Read our easy Trastevere guide to explore the area.
Discover some interesting facts about Piazza Navona to learn what’s behind one of Rome’s most beautiful piazzas and unmissable landmaks.
With a couple of thousands of years of history, art and aqueducts under its collective belts, many are the experiences the Eternal City has to offer its visitors. History buffs are in their very element, leaping from one century to another one in the same day, from the BCs to Renaissance years up to the … Read more
Discover the most interesting and fascinating facts about the Vatican before your visit. Know more about the history and the life beyond the walls of the Holy See.
While everybody knows and visits the Vatican, Rome has many beautiful and lesser-known worship places. Discover some of the most beautiful and least-visited churches in Rome.
Interesting facts and what you need to know to visit the gorgeous St. Peter’s Basilica, one of the Vatican’s main landmarks and Rome’s most stunning church.
Who doesn’t know Caravaggio? And who doesn’t like his outstanding work? The Italian painter, whose real name was Michelangelo Merisi, is one of my very favorite artists. In his time, between the 16th and 17th centuries, his style was innovative and his technique one-of-a-kind. Caravaggio in Rome can be found in many places including churches … Read more
A rich 1-day Rome itinerary packed with things to see and do. Make the most of Rome in a day with our tips on what to do, where to eat and how to save time.
Not only tickets and entrance fees, there are plenty of things to do in Rome for free for a holiday on a budget!
Are 4 days in Rome enough? Honestly, we don’t think so. However, if you can only afford 10 days or two weeks in Italy, this is roughly how much time we suggest you devote to the capital. To help you make the most out of your limited time, we packed an epic 4-day Rome itinerary … Read more
Why do we travel to Italy? Architecture? Art? That, too, but let’s face it, some treats of Italian culinary tradition are as inspiring as the Colosseum. With each neighborhood boasting its own character, the food markets in Rome reflect the nature and personality of their rione. Fresh seasonal produce, spices, fragrant bread and pastries, sauces … Read more
One of the favourite landmarks in central Rome, Campo de’ Fiori is unmissable if it’s your first trip and a great location for sightseeing and eating out any time.
One of the lesser-visited galleries in Rome, don’t miss the fascinating Centrale Montemartini Museum, old power plant turned into a charming display of classic statues.
There is a church that, even though near the historic center, is far from the immediate tourist eye, hence often neglected and without the stream of daily visitors that the most famous churches in Rome see every day at their doorstep. San Pietro in Vincoli Basilica is certainly mentioned in the guidebooks, but probably for … Read more
The Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls is often neglected by travellers and tour guides in Rome. Wrongly so as it’s stunning and historically important. Discover with us its interior with the tomb of St. Paul, the cloister and the archaeological site.
With so much to see and do, exploring the landmarks of the Holy See can take quite a lot of time. This is why we sourced the top private Vatican tours and gathered them in this article. This will make it easier for you to decide how much you can visit as well as how … Read more
One of the lesser-known churches in Rome, Santa Cecilia in Trastevere Basilica is a fantastic stop if you are exploring Trastevere neighborhood. In fact, I always suggest visiting this beautiful Basilica not only for its aesthetic but also for the history you can learn going down its many layers. With all the places to admire … Read more
One of the hidden gems in Rome and in the Trastevere neighborhood, the ancient pharmacy Santa Maria della Scala (known in Rome as Antica Spezieria di Santa Maria della Scala) has been serving customers and healing patients from the 16th century up to 1954. This was the year when the friars who were managing it … Read more
Feeling confused over what to do in Rome? Here are three themed Rome itineraries that will guide through different aspects: history, food and street art!
Designed by Italian architect Paolo Portoghesi with the collaboration of Iraqi architect Sami Mousawi and Italian engineer Gigliotti, Rome’s grand mosque is located in the exclusive Parioli neighborhood and is reportedly one of the largest (if not the largest) in Europe. History of the Grand Mosque of Rome Mutual talks about the project started in the … Read more
Archaeological ruins, ancient art, beautiful views. The Eternal City offers all this and more. But let’s face it, what most travelers long for is trying the local cuisine. This is why going on a Trastevere food tour has the double perk of eating plenty of delicious dishes in one of Rome’s most popular and history-rich … Read more
So you love Piazza Navona? Who doesn’t! Now head beneath and visit the colossal Domitian Stadium to soak in Rome’s ancient history.
Are you a street art fan and not sure where to find it in Rome? Stroll around Rome’s Quadraro neighborhood for some spectacular murals!
Exploring the beautiful and historic Santa Croce in Gerusalemme basilica in Rome’s Esquilino neighbourhood.
Discover and walk across the modern yet traditional Garbatella lots and neighborhood for a village-like vibe you never thought Rome could have.
A complete guide with the best things to do in Rome and tips on where to stay, where to eat a great Roman meal and how to use Rome public transport.
Someone said that to explore Rome a lifetime is not enough, and the more I explore the more I realize that probably nowhere in the world this thought can be more suitable than here. I always find it very fascinating to picture ancient times, people, customs right where I find myself walking in that particular … Read more
Are you joining the crowds to feel the Yuletide spirit in Italy? Discover the fantastic events and what to do in Rome for Christmas.
Everything you need to know to visit Trajan’s Markets archaeological site and museum in Rome city center.
Find the best Colosseum tours to learn everything about Rome’s famous landmark and get a VIP access to the restricted areas and Colosseum tickets skip-the-line.