Rome

Rome, known as the Eternal City, has attracted visitors for over 2,000 years. It is one of the most magnificent and romantic cities in the world, boasting an attractive mix of grandiose sights and bustling city life. Life is sweet—the cake is there for the eating. Italian designer shopping, smooth ice cream, frothy cappuccino and exquisite wines to name but a few things.

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Rome is one of a kind. No other city – not even Athens, Istanbul, London or New York – has as many world-class sites as Rome. Walking down Via del Fori Imperiali towards the Colosseum will impress even the most spoiled and shopping-crazed teenager. The city has so much to offer. In addition to the Roman heritage there are also Medieval neighbourhoods, well designed squares, colourful markets and of course, Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica. This Rome guide suggests a few other places that must be seen.

Top attractions in Rome

Planning Your Rome Visit

How long should you stay in Rome?

We can promise you won’t get bored! You could manage to hit a lot of attractions in 4-5 days, or you could stay for months. Rome is incredibly walkable — meaning it’s easy to get a sense of the city just by exploring the neighborhood where you decide to stay. You’ll quite quickly discover hidden-gem Italian restaurants or accidentally stumble upon Roman ruins.

How much money do you bring?

The big attractions charge you an entrance fee. Colosseum tickets start at 10€ to tour the inside. You can plan on seeing a lot of the ruins and churches from the outside for free, and you will find delicious Italian food for reasonable prices. One very cool free activity: the Casa del Cinema at Villa Borghese. The city of Rome subsidizes the outdoor film screenings here. Buy some wine and pizza, sit on the grass, and take in a free movie.

Where is the good shopping?

This completely depends on your budget and style. You’ll probably walk down Via Connotti on your way to the Spanish Steps. That’s where to go if you’re looking for the great designer houses of Italy, like Prada and Gucci. Alternatively, check out the Mercato Monti in the neighborhood near the Colosseum. It’s open daily for your fashion and trinket flea market fix.

What people are saying about Rome

★★★★★ Our guide was extremely knowledgeable answered all our questions was a

Was sad to end our tour Rebeca was more then we could have imagined. Her knowledge of all things Rome was very impressive. Would do it again when we return to Rome 110% Happy

★★★★★ The tour was above my expectations, would definitely recommend. Thanks

The tour was well organized from. Meeting Point to the Tour itself. Emmanuel, our Italian 'English Tour' guide has deep historical knowledge, has humor, and his pacing was balanced. He handled well the mix of tour members, young and old, from west and east, ensuring also everyone's safety. Excellent job Emmanuel.

★★★★★ The guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant.

GUIDEN was acquaintance, she told me in depth about many interesting things about the Romans. In addition, we got a very good tip on restaurants. A very rewarding day.

★★★★★ Enlightening! Interesting! Entertaining! Majestic!

This was an amazing tour. Our guide, Nick was funny and knowledgeable! Take this tour!!!

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