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Rome things to do & places to visit

Founded 2700 years ago, Rome stays the eternal city where all roads lead to. Rome charms its visitors with monumental ancient buildings, delicious and diverse cuisine, plenty of beautiful streets, atmosphere and stunning scenery.

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Things to do in Rome 66

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Drive Vespa - iconic italian scooter in Rome
Kateryna PlakhotnaDrive Vespa - iconic italian scooter#1 of 66 things to do in Rome

Be like a hero of the film «Roman Holiday», ride on the iconic scooter toward adventures in Rome!

How much: from 45 euros#active#authentic#strolling#selfie#romanticRome
Paragliding in tandem in Rome
oddviserParagliding in tandem#2 of 66 things to do in Rome

Tandem paragliding is easy, amazing and safe way to fly. Fly over the Roman countryside and get mind blowing emotions!

How much: from 125 euros#views#extremeRome
Peek through the Knights of Malta keyhole in Rome
Eugene KrasowskiPeek through the Knights of Malta keyhole#3 of 66 things to do in Rome

You can see thrre countries through one this keyhole.

How much: free#unusual#free#viewsPiazza of Knights of Malta
Visit the Colosseum in Rome
oddviserVisit the Colosseum#4 of 66 things to do in Rome

This amphiteatre has almost two thousands years history. Touch the stones, that had seen the Ancient Rome.

How much: from 4 euros#unusual#authentic#strolling#selfieColosseum
See the illusion of St. Peter's dome in Rome
Eugene KrasowskiSee the illusion of St. Peter's dome#5 of 66 things to do in Rome

When you visit Nicole Piccolomini street you can see the unusual optical illusion with the St. Peter's Cathedral!

How much: free#unusual#free#strolling#phenomenonsNicolo Piccolomini street
Admire Rome from the Aventine Hill in Rome
Kateryna PlakhotnaAdmire Rome from the Aventine Hill#6 of 66 things to do in Rome

There is a terrace where you can enjoy a splendid view of the city - Rome will appear in front of you if it were on the palm of your hand.

How much: free#free#strolling#views#selfie#romanticAventine Hill
Walk through the orange garden in Rome
Kateryna PlakhotnaWalk through the orange garden#7 of 66 things to do in Rome

Get lost among the green orange trees, breathe in their seductive aroma and have a little picnic in the favorite place of every Roman.

How much: free#free#strolling#views#romanticThe Orange Garden
Take an Oculus selfie in Rome
Eugene KrasowskiTake an Oculus selfie#8 of 66 things to do in Rome

At noon, through the hole in the dome of the Pantheon appears a giant ray of sunshine, and it seems so tangible, as if you can touch it.

How much: free#authentic#free#mystic#selfiePantheon
Touch the Mouth of Truth in Rome
oddviserTouch the Mouth of Truth#9 of 66 things to do in Rome

Let ancient god decide your fate - put your hand in the mouth of the stone deity and check yourself in the medieval "lie detector"!

How much: free#free#dangerous#mystic#selfieThe Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin
Climb to the roof of the Altar of the Fatherland in Rome
oddviserClimb to the roof of the Altar of the Fatherland#10 of 66 things to do in Rome

Climb to the roof of the Altar of the Fatherland and you will find the best panoramic view to the city.

How much: from 7 euros#views#selfieAltar of the Fatherland
Swim in the Trevi Fountain in Rome
Margaret CainSwim in the Trevi Fountain#11 of 66 things to do in Rome

If anyone wants to do something unusual and forbidden, they can swim in the famous fountain in Rome - Trevi Fountain!

How much: from 500 euros#unusual#active#authentic#extremeTrevi Fountain
Feed the cats in the ruins of Largo di Torre Argentina in Rome
oddviserFeed the cats in the ruins of Largo di Torre Argentina#12 of 66 things to do in Rome

In one of the most beautiful cat shelters you can feed the cats and play with them.

How much: free#free#animals#karmaLargo di Torre Argentina
Drink water from fontanelle in Rome
oddviserDrink water from fontanelle#13 of 66 things to do in Rome

Try clean water that flows through the aqueducts built by slaves many centuries ago.

How much: free#authentic#free#strollingRome
Drink a coffee at one of the best terraces in Rome in Rome
maxwellDrink a coffee at one of the best terraces in Rome#14 of 66 things to do in Rome

On the terrace of the Palazzo Caffarelli, you can take a cup of coffee and admire the views.

How much: from 10 euros#strolling#views#selfieCaffè Capitolino
Cycling the Appian Way in Rome
Eugene KrasowskiCycling the Appian Way#15 of 66 things to do in Rome

Rent a bicycle and go on a road with which the Roman legions began their conquest.

How much: from 15 euros#active#authentic#strolling#natureAppian Way
Ride on a horse carrige in Rome
oddviserRide on a horse carrige#16 of 66 things to do in Rome

A ride in a horse carriage is a quick and romantic way to get acquainted with the history and beauty of the Eternal City.

How much: from 75 euros#strolling#cultural#romanticRome
Try bruschetta in Rome
Чечель АлексейTry bruschetta#17 of 66 things to do in Rome

Take a slice of toasted bread rubbed with garlic and olive oil drenched - bruschetta, famous snack from Roman times!

How much: from 2 euros#cuisineRome
Feed the seagulls near the Tiber in Rome
Eugene KrasowskiFeed the seagulls near the Tiber#18 of 66 things to do in Rome

Roman seagulls are legendary birds, they are proudspirited, impudent and totally not afraid of anything - especially to take food from the hands.

How much: free#free#animals#karmaRome
Have a picnic in the Villa Borghese in Rome
NikaHave a picnic in the Villa Borghese#19 of 66 things to do in Rome

Take a delicious Italian meal, a bottle of wine and have a rest under the shade of the trees, enjoying the peace and quiet.

How much: free#free#nature#romanticVilla Borghese
Try roasted chestnuts in Rome
Kateryna PlakhotnaTry roasted chestnuts#20 of 66 things to do in Rome

Take a bag of roasted chestnuts from a local seller and take a walk through the city, snapping delicious street food.

How much: from 3 euros#authentic#cuisine#souvenirsRome
Sit on the Spanish Steps in Rome
CherrySit on the Spanish Steps#21 of 66 things to do in Rome

In the evening, when the lights turn Rome into a kind of fairy tale, rise to the top of the Spanish steps and see how does night Eternal City look like.

How much: free#free#strolling#views#romanticSpanish Steps
Climb the Janiculum hill in Rome
oddviserClimb the Janiculum hill#22 of 66 things to do in Rome

From the eighth hill of Rome you will see breathtaking view of the Tiber, St. Peter's Basilica and all the Eternal City.

How much: free#free#strolling#views#selfie#romanticJaniculum hill
Try the Italian Ice in Rome
CherryTry the Italian Ice#23 of 66 things to do in Rome

In the hot summer day in Rome go to gelateria and order the coolest italian ice with fruit or Pina Colada taste.

How much: from 5 euros#cuisineRome
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Places to visit in Rome 53

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Villa Borghese in Rome
Villa Borghese#1 of 53 places to visit in Rome

Villa Borghese is a magnificent landscape park in the English style, a popular place for walks and picnics in Rome. Also here is the museum with the incredible collection of art.

#parks#sightsRome
Colosseum in Rome
Colosseum#2 of 53 places to visit in Rome

The Colosseum is number one in the to-see-list for Italy and has almost 2000-years history with the fights of the gladiators and the dramatic shows.

#ruins#sightsRome
Trevi Fountain in Rome
Trevi Fountain#3 of 53 places to visit in Rome

It is the largest and most famous fountain in Rome, here were filmed scenes from many cult films, and many travelers throw coins in it to go back again to the Eternal City.

#fountains#sightsRome
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin in Rome
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin#4 of 53 places to visit in Rome

Quiet and calm church is better known for "mouth of truth" than for its architecture, but it deserves special attention.

#churches#sightsRome
The Orange Garden in Rome
The Orange Garden#5 of 53 places to visit in Rome

City residents and travelers love this garden for the comfort and coolness, for the incredible atmosphere prevailing there, and for the opportunity to see a unique panorama of Rome.

#parks#viewpoints#sightsRome
Appian Way in Rome
Appian Way#6 of 53 places to visit in Rome

One of the most important roads in the Ancient Rome, and the interesting place to visit, known for it's catacombs and tombs, located along it.

#roads#sightsRome
Aventine Hill in Rome
Aventine Hill#7 of 53 places to visit in Rome

Aventine Hill is one of the seven Rome hills, the observation deck with the beautiful panorama and the perfect place for the evening walk.

#hills#viewpointsRome
Altar of the Fatherland in Rome
Altar of the Fatherland#8 of 53 places to visit in Rome

It is a majestic monument in the heart of Rome, it occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill. You will find a magnificent view of the city on the top of it.

#monuments#sightsRome
Nicolo Piccolomini street in Rome
Nicolo Piccolomini street#9 of 53 places to visit in Rome

In Rome you can find unusual Nicolo Piccolomini street, about which not so many travelers know.

#streets#viewpoints#sightsRome
Piazza of Knights of Malta in Rome
Piazza of Knights of Malta#10 of 53 places to visit in Rome

Here are the doors of the Priory of the Knights of Malta and obelisks with mysterious signs, that's why the Piazza attracts everyone who love history and mysteries.

#squaresRome
Largo di Torre Argentina in Rome
Largo di Torre Argentina#11 of 53 places to visit in Rome

On the square are the ruins of the temples of the Roman republic and the place where Julius Caesar was assassinated.

#squares#sightsRome
Pantheon in Rome
Pantheon#12 of 53 places to visit in Rome

Pantheon is the mysterious place in Rome, many scientists around the world try ti unravele the real purpose of it.

#temples#sightsRome
Spanish Steps in Rome
Spanish Steps#13 of 53 places to visit in Rome

138 different-sized footsteps leads from Barcaccio fontain to observation deck and old french cathedral. The beautiful place, one of the symbols of Italy.

#squares#sightsRome
Caffè Capitolino in Rome
Caffè Capitolino#14 of 53 places to visit in Rome

Near the Victor Emmanuel II monument on Capitol Hill you will find Caffè Capitolino, where travelers come in search of the best views of the city.

#restaurants#viewpointsRome
Janiculum hill in Rome
Janiculum hill#15 of 53 places to visit in Rome

This hill is called the eighth hill of Rome, on top of it is a lighthouse and a monument of Garibaldi, this is a great place to relax and explore Rome.

#hills#parks#viewpointsRome
Giovanni Fassi's gelateria in Rome
Giovanni Fassi's gelateria#16 of 53 places to visit in Rome

The Giovanni Fassi's gelateria exists since 1880 and is considered one of the oldest not only in Rome but throughout Italy.

#restaurantsRome
Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini in Rome
Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini#17 of 53 places to visit in Rome

This is a unique place that is known for its terrifying crypt and where you can find works by famous Italian painters.

#churches#sightsRome
Castle of the Holy Angel in Rome
Castle of the Holy Angel#18 of 53 places to visit in Rome

This castle was once the tallest building in Rome, and its history is very interesting for everyone, who visit it.

#castles#viewpoints#sightsRome
Giolitti gelateria in Rome
Giolitti gelateria#19 of 53 places to visit in Rome

It is one of the oldest and most famous gelateria in the city, where you can find extremely delicious ice cream.

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Trastevere in Rome
Trastevere#20 of 53 places to visit in Rome

The real Rome is here: on the small street of Trastevere, where the music, the party and the rest never stop.

#districts#sightsRome
Pyramid of Caius Cestius in Rome
Pyramid of Caius Cestius#21 of 53 places to visit in Rome

This pyramid is the only ancient pyramid in Europe.

#pyramides#sightsRome
Cavour Bridge in Rome
Cavour Bridge#22 of 53 places to visit in Rome

The bridge Cavour is better known for the Roman tradition as the place where daredevils jump into the waters of the Tiber in the New Year.

#bridgesRome
Basilica of Saint Clement in Rome
Basilica of Saint Clement#23 of 53 places to visit in Rome

This small and modest Basilica is located near the Colosseum and keeps the ancient treasures that will delight all lovers of antiquities.

#churches#sightsRome
Cinecitta in Rome
Cinecitta#24 of 53 places to visit in Rome

Cinecitta Studios is a special place for every movie fan. The birthplace of Italian cinema and the place where worked great filmmakers.

#film-studiosRome

Tours & excursions in Rome 51

Rome Catacombs & Crypt
Rome Catacombs & Crypt

Visit the world’s largest underground burial channels which are a testament to the world’s largest ancient Christian community.

Price from 73 euros#tours
Naples Pompeii Group Tour
Naples Pompeii Group Tour

Discover one of the most important archaeological sites in the world with our tours of Naples and Pompeii. This beautiful city remained lost for nearly 1500 years!

Price from 122 euros#authentic#educational#strolling
Rome by Night Tour
Rome by Night Tour

Enjoy the romantic and breathtaking views of Rome by night. As the sun is setting, Rome becomes an amazing and deeply romantic place.

Price from 250 euros#tours
Sketching Rome Tour
Sketching Rome Tour

Having the opportunity to create your own sketchbook journal while visiting Rome is not only a unique experience, but one that you will cherish and remember always.

Price from 110 euros#tours#creative
Rome in a Day Tour
Rome in a Day Tour

See all of the main highlights of Rome and the Vatican on an 8.5-hour walking tour, with skip-the-line entry to the Vatican and Colosseum.

Price from 139 euros#tours
Rome’s Best at Sunset
Rome’s Best at Sunset

The best way of beating the jetlag and seeing Rome as the pink light kisses the marble buildings. None city remains more famous for its transformation by sunset than Rome.

Price from 35 euros#tours
VIP Painting Lesson
VIP Painting Lesson

This VIP Art Painting Lesson is a fantastic opportunity for those who want to do something a little different and take away your personal impression of Rome - the Eternal City.

Price from 95 euros#tours
Vatican Museums Group Tour
Vatican Museums Group Tour

This tour offers a view of the Catholic world of Vatican. You will visit the Vatican Museums, Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Tapestries, Gallery of Maps and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Price from 50 euros#sights
Ancient Rome Tour
Ancient Rome Tour

See the best of Ancient Rome on our walking tour with skip-the-line entrance. Learn the history of Rome at sites such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Price from 59 euros#tours
VIP Ancient Rome & Hypogeum Tour
VIP Ancient Rome & Hypogeum Tour

Enjoy VIP entrance, to see the Colosseum Underground, arena floor, and top tier. This tour also includes a visit to the magnificent Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Price from 89 euros#tours
Ancient Rome Group Tour
Ancient Rome Group Tour

The perfect way to discover the ancient Rome is with our walking group tour. A professional guide will help you exploring several sites, explaining every detail.

Price from 45 euros#sights
Holy Doors Tour
Holy Doors Tour

Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims throughout the centuries and enter through the Holy Doors of Rome. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

Price from 110 euros#tours
Treasures of the Vatican Tour
Treasures of the Vatican Tour

On this Vatican tour, you will enjoy skip the line access to the Vaticain Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel with an expert guide.

Price from 75 euros#tours
Rome in a Day Private Tour
Rome in a Day Private Tour

See all of the main highlights of Rome and the Vatican on a 6-hour walking tour, with skip-the-line entry to the Vatican and the Colosseum & Roman Forum.

Price from 425 euros#tours
Vatican Museums plus Ancient Rome Group Tour
Vatican Museums plus Ancient Rome Group Tour

Our tour will lead you in the heart of Roman history and human civilization.

Price from 95 euros#sights
Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day
Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day is for those of us with limited time or for those of us looking for the one day overview of Rome, then this Rome Highlights Tour is for you.

Price from 215 euros#tours
VIP Romantic Gift
VIP Romantic Gift

How ROME-antic...this tour is the perfect romantic honeymoon gift, wedding gift, St. Valentines Day present or even Anniversary Gift for your loved one.

Price from 85 euros#tours
Coliseum & Ancient Rome
Coliseum & Ancient Rome

Skip the time consuming lines and take a tour through one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world - the Coliseum and Ancient Rome.

Price from 55 euros#tours
VIP Vatican Early-Bird Tour
VIP Vatican Early-Bird Tour

Experience the masterpieces of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel, BEFORE the museums are opened to the general public, in this extended, 4-hour tour.

Price from 89 euros#tours
Ancient Rome Private Tour
Ancient Rome Private Tour

Skip the lines to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, on your own private walking tour. See the best of Ancient Rome and learn of the 3,000 year history of the Eternal City.

Price from 250 euros#tours
Sts Peter & Paul
Sts Peter & Paul

Follow in the footsteps of Sts Peter & Paul. On our 3 hour tour we will visit some of the places where they planted the seeds of evangelization.

Price from 85 euros#tours
Passion of Christ
Passion of Christ

On this tour expect to have an encounter with the physical objects which fostered the love of He who is true man true God and did live suffer and die for the sake of all men.

Price from 59 euros#tours
Vatican Private Tour
Vatican Private Tour

Skip the lines to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and see the masterpieces of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art with your own private tour guide.

Price from 250 euros#tours
Papal History & Audience
Papal History & Audience

Join us on what for many is a once in a life time opportunity. Attending the Papal Audience and seeing the Pope in the flesh.

Price from 69 euros#tours

Picks in Rome 4

Top-12 best gelato in Italy
Top-12 best gelato in Italy

In this review of the best flavours of the famous Italian ice cream gelato you will also find some secrets of it's preparation and selection.

#cuisineRome
Top-10 restaurants in Rome with an incredible view
Top-10 restaurants in Rome with an incredible view

Looking for a restaurant with a view? Oddviser will tell you about the best panoramic restaurants in Rome, worth a visit.

#restaurants#viewsRome
Top-10 of the most italian adventures
Top-10 of the most italian adventures

The real Rome in the one-day route: Oddviser prepared the pick for your independent travel: from the main sights to non-touristy places.

#authentic#strolling#viewsRome
Top-10 dishes that are definitely worth trying in Rome
Top-10 dishes that are definitely worth trying in Rome

Arrange a gastronomic tour of glorious Rome, trying all Italians signature dishes.

#cuisineRome

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