4/5 - Good
Verified travelerAug 20, 2019
just didn't have time to see every thing. didn't like pickpockets, thieving taxi cab drivers and hotel tax
Some know it as the “City of Love,” others know it as the “Eternal City,” but whatever name it goes by, Rome remains one of the most special destinations in the world. Familiarity cannot tarnish the sheer magic of Italy’s capital, a city that is eternally beautiful, fascinating and romantic.
Rome is a name that is almost synonymous with history and for centuries it stood for one of the largest empires the world has ever known. Stroll around the storied streets of a city that was founded by Romulus and Remus, a pair of twins who, according to legend, were raised by wolves.
Witness the glory days of the Roman Empire in ruins such as the Roman Forum, which was once the heart of social and political activity in the city. The adjacent Colosseum is one of the city’s finest attractions, a beautifully preserved amphitheater that hosted gladiatorial games.
Walk up one of the seven hills that shaped the layout of the city. Palatine Hill, next to the Forum, contains some of the oldest ruins in Rome. The palaces of Capitoline Hill are not only spectacular buildings, they also house classical artwork in some of the oldest public museums in the world.
Religious devotees, art enthusiasts and culture vultures are all equally astonished by the Vatican Museums. The galleries, located next to the famous St. Peter’s Basilica, house masterpieces by Raphael and Donatello. Finish in the Sistine Chapel, the home of Michelangelo’s famous ceiling fresco.
Rome is the perfect city to explore on foot. Stroll around the center and seek out stunning sights such as the Spanish Steps and the impressive Trevi Fountain. Linger over a glass of Italian wine and delectable local cuisine in squares such as Piazza Navona. Return to these destinations at night to discover the romantic atmosphere of Rome after dark.
Come to Rome outside of the peak months between June and August to enjoy fewer crowds and cooler days ideal for walking the city’s historic streets. In any season of the year, however; Rome offers excesses of charm, beauty and history.
Museums, Historical Buildings and Cathedrals
Rome is a city abundant in world-class water features, but none more stunning, or more famous, than the Trevi Fountain.
A monumental stairway with a monumental past, the Spanish Steps are literally and figuratively at the heart of Rome.
Experience this high-domed church at the heart of Catholicism and its magnificent gallery at the heart of the art world.
One of ancient Rome’s greatest achievements combines momentous history and inspired architecture.
The old papal buildings have altered little over the centuries, but still act as an open-air hub for cafés and street entertainers.
Forget the Louvre, the Met or the Hermitage, some of the world’s greatest collections of art can be found in the Vatican Museums.
You may wonder what it feels like to be a VIP in the Vatican. You'll ignore the lines and slip through our Private Partner Entrance, courtesy of our official partner status. Our VIP door allows us to shave hours off the usual waiting time during peak season.
Stand in the spot where gladiators once clashed swords and battles raged before throngs of spectators as you visit the mighty Colosseum and get special access to the arena floor. Afterward, learn what daily life was like in ancient Rome as you walk in the footsteps of everyday citizens among the ruins of the Roman Forum.
Explore all the major sights of Rome on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus that gives you 360-degree views of the Italian capital's ancient charms. Enjoy unlimited rides within the validity of your pass, stopping at world-famous attractions including the Colosseum, the Vatican, St Peter's Basilica, and the Trevi Fountain.
Get fast access to the most famous art and sculpture in the world with skip-the-line escorted entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Meet the ticket coordinator at the meeting point 15 minutes before your scheduled entrance time to check in.
The ancient glory of Rome returns to life! Skip the Line at three of the most significant surviving remnants of the Eternal City: the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. Your expert, English-speaking tour guide will share anecdotes and history, rebuilding the impressive ruins with tales of Ancient Rome’s heyday.
The Eternal City is famous for its art, wine and history, which is exactly why “Rome's Original Paint and Sip” combines all 3 in one unforgettable experience. Starting off the tour in the Baroque Piazza Farnese, you will be escorted on a journey back through time to the late Renaissance period.
ViniciusAug 20, 2019
Great city, many things to see and good food