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Things to do in Rome 45

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Riding a Vespa in Rome in Rome
Kateryna Plakhotna Riding a Vespa in Rome#1 of 45 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 75 euros#active#authentic#strolling#selfie#romanticRome
Peek through the Knights of Malta keyhole in Rome
Eugene Krasowski Peek through the Knights of Malta keyhole#2 of 45 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
oddviser Visit the Colosseum#3 of 45 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#selfieRome
See the illusion of St. Peter's dome in Rome
Eugene Krasowski See the illusion of St. Peter's dome#4 of 45 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 Plakhotna Admire Rome from the Aventine Hill#5 of 45 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#romanticRome
Walk through the orange garden in Rome
Kateryna Plakhotna Walk through the orange garden#6 of 45 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
Climb to the roof of the Altar of the Fatherland in Rome
oddviser Climb to the roof of the Altar of the Fatherland#7 of 45 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 Cain Swim in the Trevi Fountain#8 of 45 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
Take an Oculus selfie in Rome
Eugene Krasowski Take an Oculus selfie#9 of 45 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#selfieRome
Touch the Mouth of Truth in Rome
oddviser Touch the Mouth of Truth#10 of 45 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
Drink a coffee at one of the best terraces in Rome in Rome
maxwell Drink a coffee at one of the best terraces in Rome#11 of 45 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 Krasowski Cycling the Appian Way#12 of 45 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#natureRome
Feed the cats in the ruins of Largo di Torre Argentina in Rome
oddviser Feed the cats in the ruins of Largo di Torre Argentina#13 of 45 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
oddviser Drink water from fontanelle#14 of 45 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
Have a picnic in the Villa Borghese in Rome
Nika Have a picnic in the Villa Borghese#15 of 45 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#romanticRome
Try bruschetta in Rome
Чечель Алексей Try bruschetta#16 of 45 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 Krasowski Feed the seagulls near the Tiber#17 of 45 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
Try roasted chestnuts in Rome
Kateryna Plakhotna Try roasted chestnuts#18 of 45 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
Climb the Janiculum hill in Rome
oddviser Climb the Janiculum hill#19 of 45 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
Cherry Try the Italian Ice#20 of 45 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
Sit on the Spanish Steps in Rome
Cherry Sit on the Spanish Steps#21 of 45 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
Try Castagnaccio in Rome
Kateryna Plakhotna Try Castagnaccio#22 of 45 things to do in Rome

Try a delicious cake made of unusual chestnut flour and olive oil.

How much: price unknown#cuisineRome
Visit the oldest gelateria in Rome in Rome
Kateryna Plakhotna Visit the oldest gelateria in Rome#23 of 45 things to do in Rome

Try unusual candy ice cream, warm creamy drink and ice-cream cake in one of the oldest gelateria in Rome.

How much: from 1 euro#authentic#strollingGiovanni Fassi's gelateria
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Places to visit in Rome 25

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Altar of the Fatherland
Altar of the Fatherland#1 of 25 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
Nicolo Piccolomini street#2 of 25 places to visit in Rome

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

#streets#viewpoints#sightsRome
Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain#3 of 25 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 Orange Garden
The Orange Garden#4 of 25 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
Piazza of Knights of Malta
Piazza of Knights of Malta#5 of 25 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
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin
The Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin#7 of 25 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
Largo di Torre Argentina
Largo di Torre Argentina#8 of 25 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
Caffè Capitolino
Caffè Capitolino#9 of 25 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
Janiculum hill#10 of 25 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
Spanish Steps
Spanish Steps#11 of 25 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
Giovanni Fassi's gelateria
Giovanni Fassi's gelateria#12 of 25 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
Castle of the Holy Angel
Castle of the Holy Angel#13 of 25 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
Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini
Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini#14 of 25 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
Giolitti gelateria
Giolitti gelateria#15 of 25 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.

#restaurantsRome
Cavour Bridge
Cavour Bridge#16 of 25 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
Basilica of Saint Clement#17 of 25 places to visit in Rome

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

#churches#sightsRome
Pyramid of Caius Cestius
Pyramid of Caius Cestius#18 of 25 places to visit in Rome

This pyramid is the only ancient pyramid in Europe.

#pyramides#sightsRome
Cinecittà film studio
Cinecittà film studio#19 of 25 places to visit in Rome

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

#film-studiosRome
Villa Torlonia
Villa Torlonia#20 of 25 places to visit in Rome

Villa Torlonia belonged to the Torlonia family. Mussolini rented it from the Torlonia to use as his state residence, and now visitors can see his house and a bunker.

#parks#sightsRome
Water Clock
Water Clock#21 of 25 places to visit in Rome

On the territory of the Roman Villa Borghese landscape park you can see the unusual water clocks.

#street-clock#sightsRome
Cencio La Parolaccia restaurant
Cencio La Parolaccia restaurant#22 of 25 places to visit in Rome

It is one of the most unusual restaurants in Rome, where visitors and waiters are actors, and where it is assumed to be rude to everyone.

#restaurantsRome
Panella pasticceria
Panella pasticceria#23 of 25 places to visit in Rome

It is difficult to resist the temptation and not to try all the desserts, because each dessert is prepared according to an ancient recipe.

#restaurantsRome
Zuccari Palace
Zuccari Palace#24 of 25 places to visit in Rome

This palace is famous as "Monster House", because the doors and windows of the building is framed by demons images that seem so bloodthirsty.

#palaces#sightsRome
Kono Pizza
Kono Pizza#25 of 25 places to visit in Rome

The small caffee in the center of Rome. Here you can order pizza to go and taste this interesting fast food walking through the city.

#restaurantsRome

Tours & excursions in Rome 24

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
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
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
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
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
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
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 1

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

Review of the best flavours of the famous Italian ice cream gelato and some of the secrets of its preparation and selection.

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More regions in Italy

Vatican City
Vatican City

Tiny Vatican City can boast of a huge number of historical and cultural masterpieces. There, you can go all the way up to the top of the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica or even get the blessing of the Supreme Pontiff himself.

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Sardinia
Sardinia

The place with numerous prehistoric monuments, including the home of witches and giants' tombs, clean and uncrowded sandy beaches, where everything is ready for a summer holiday, caves and grottos that resemble underground palaces.

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Genoa
Genoa

The capital of the Liguria region, the words "sailing" and "trade" are the synonyms of this city. Here you can find the medieval buildings and modern offices.

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