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What to Do in Rome: Must See Attractions

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If you're lucky enough to be planning a visit to the city of Rome, Italy, you are probably hoping to find ways to have the best possible adventure during your time as a tourist in the “Eternal City”. An excellent way to ensure your tourist dollars go as far as possible is to browse Expedia for the most recent information and deals on Rome tours

, specials on lodging accommodations, and tips and advice on top local places that are off the beaten path. We can also help you book Rome excursions designed to cater to your specific tastes and interests. For instance, if you are a lover of classic architecture, we can arrange Rome tours for you that will take you to all of the must see attractions in Rome.

If you consider your trip to be at least partially a religious pilgrimage, we can make certain that at visit to Vatican City is on your list of Rome activities. History buffs will not be able to pry themselves away from Rome without at least one visit to the ancient City of Seven Hills, which is said to be the original spot where the city of Rome was founded.

Things to do in Rome are so abundant that it would be impossible to list all of them here, but it's fair to say that no one is going to be bored while on vacation in Rome. Some people like to get a map of all of the art galleries and spend their days looking at original masterpieces and discovering modern local artists, while others enjoy nothing more than meandering the side streets of Rome and stopping in at whatever spots strike their fancy at the time. Rome is a wonderful city for those who appreciate time-honored culinary traditions.

While you are a guest of the city of Rome, forget about dining at the trendy spots where the tourists flock as if on cue. Go and find the places on the side streets with herbs in pots at their front doors and where the wine has just been opened. Pamper yourself with local traditions for a one-of-a kind trip.

Things to Do in Rome with Kids

There are plenty of sensational experiences in Rome that the entire gang will love. Here are a few of the most popular family friendly experiences around.

Free Things to Do in Rome

Sightseeing on a shoestring budget in Rome? Spend time, not your paycheck, on awesome experiences.

Museum and Crypt of the Capuchin Friars - Bring the whole family and set off on a fascinating adventure through history with each other.

Art Center Acea - If you want to gain an insight into the area's thriving arts and culture scene, organize a visit.

Tribunale Ordinario di Roma - Architecture buffs will certainly enjoy admiring the modern design of this local landmark.

Borghese Palace - Come to understand some of the unique history of the area through this site.

Piazza del Parlamento - Socialize with the local residents and discover the real personality and spirit of this unique place.

Tiber Island - Close your eyes and draw a deep breath — nothing beats being near the water for some rest and relaxation.

Augustus' Mausoleum - Speak to a local resident and find out why many tourists swing by this place.

Rome Baptist Church - Toss a bit of spirituality into your travels by dropping by this sacred place.

Città dell’Acqua - Slip away from the urban jungle and immerse yourself in nature at this glorious spot.

Giardino del Lago - Nurture your green thumb and enjoy admiring the many and varied plants on display.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Rome


Known for its fascinating museums and stunning cathedral, there's plenty to explore in Vatican. Check out top attractions like Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and jump on the metro at Ottaviano - San Pietro - Musei Vaticani Station or Cipro Station to see more of the city.


Rome Historic Centre

Visit the center of Italy’s capital and enjoy traditional Italian food. Relax in old bars and see some of the city’s famous historic sites.


Rome City Centre

Follow in the footsteps of ancient Romans when you tour the Eternal City's most well-known historical sites and see where it started almost 3,000 years ago.



Trastevere is known for its picturesque gardens, and you can make a stop by Santa Maria in Trastevere and Ponte Sisto while in the area.

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Navona is popular for its cozy cafés, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Piazza Navona or Campo de' Fiori.


Ostia Antica

The beaches and seaside views are top of the list for many visitors to Ostia Antica. A stop by Ostia Antica or Castello di Giulio II might round out your trip.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Rome on a sunny day?

Make the most of the clear weather (and stretch those legs as well) with some of these fun activities:

What to do in Rome on a rainy day?

If it's pouring with rain during your trip, ditch the umbrella and try a few of these indoor activities:

What is Rome famous for?

Check out St. Peter's Basilica and Roman Forum if you're into big-name attractions.

What should I not miss in Rome?

Don't go home without ticking off the following sensational sights:

  • Piazza Navona
  • Pantheon
  • Villa Borghese
  • Vatican Museums

What can you do in Rome for free?

You'll barely have time to fetch your wallet out of your bag with so many incredible free things to do:

  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Piazza Navona
  • Villa Borghese
  • Circus Maximus