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Best of Rome

3 days in Rome
3 days in Rome

There's lots to see in one of the world's most famous and historically and culturally rich cities. Whether your emphasis is ancient history, Renaissance art or modern shopping, three days in Rome will give you plenty of choices.

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Family-friendly Rome

Rome for young kids
Rome for young kids

Every guide book and knowledgeable traveller will tell you, Rome isn't the ideal city for young children, because so many of its attractions are geared to older, more sophisticated types. And Rome itself can be a little on the crazy, dirty and disorganized side, while still being a centrepiece of world culture and history. But if you're flexible, there are options.

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Rome on a budget

Rome for free
Rome for free

The best of what's free in Rome involves people-watching at its finest, window-shopping, or just plain gawking at history.

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Insiders' Rome

Rome off the beaten path
Rome off the beaten path

Most of Rome's attractions, from antiquity onward, are laid out near the centre of the city, but there are attractions worth viewing a little further afield as well, from gardens to ancient roads to a neighbourhood across the Tiber with Rome's only English-language cinema, showing films daily.

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Getaways from Rome

Daytrips from Rome
Daytrips from Rome

Although Rome can captivate the visitor for days at a time, there are many attractions a few hours away that also should be part of your visit, from hilltowns withhistory like Sienna to beautiful islands like Capri to the South, or archaeological wonders like Pompeii and Herculaneum.

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Rome walking tour, third day
Rome walking tour, third day

The walk starts in the "Terme de Caracalla", one of the world most impressive Roman ruins.
Before going back in the historic centre, enjoy a romantic garden of Roses that offers a nice view on the...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Tour of Three Major Basilicas
Tour of Three Major Basilicas

This trip leads you to three of the biggest and most magnificent basilicas in Rome.

After the defeat of the last Roman emperor, Romulus Augustule, and the end of the Roman Empire, the city of Rome...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Beautiful Rome walking tour
Beautiful Rome walking tour

The old adage claims that "Mille viae ducunt homines per saecula Romam" : All roads lead to Rome...

3000 years of History are mixed in this City, which can be considered the most magnificent open air...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Vatican City
Vatican City

Vatican City is not only a city, but also the world’s smallest country and home to the Vatican. Also known as the Holy See, the Vatican is the capital of the Catholic church and one of the world's...

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Roman Forum, Coliseum and Capitoline Hill
Roman Forum, Coliseum and Capitoline Hill

This breathtaking walk starts with a visit to Capitoline Hill before continuing through to the Roman Forum, the teeming heart of ancient Rome, to reach the Colosseo (the Coliseum), one of the most...

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Baths, Temples and the Circus Maximus
Baths, Temples and the Circus Maximus

This walk starts in the Terme de Caracalla, one of the most impressive Roman ruins. You'll discover the popular Mouth of the Truth, the romantic island on the Tiber, and the surprising Teatro Marcello...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Piazzas and Highlights of the Campus Martius Part 2
Piazzas and Highlights of the Campus Martius Part 2

Beyond the most famous places in Rome there are some quiet places with fewer tourists. This tour will guide you through cute ancient streets before ending at the popular Piazza Navona.

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Sights and Fun Activities for Kids
Sights and Fun Activities for Kids

If you're looking for a travel experience tailored to entertain, amuse and educate your kids while exploring the history-filled Eternal City, follow this guide along landmark monuments right in the...

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Fabulous Fountains Tour
Fabulous Fountains Tour

Visitors can count on finding a great number of fountains in Rome. They run the gamut from Renaissance masterpieces that gracefully decorate the city's central squares to the "nasone" or noses,...

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Cesa Valley, Bocca di Teve and Low Teve Valley
Cesa Valley, Bocca di Teve and Low Teve Valley

This guide has been developed thanks to funding from the Ministry of Education, University and Scientific Research, by a collaboration between the Department of Environmental Biology of the University...

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Ruara Valley, Cau and Bosco di Cartore
Ruara Valley, Cau and Bosco di Cartore

This guide has been developed thanks to funding from the Ministry of Education, University and Scientific Research, by a collaboration between the Department of Sciences of the University of "Roma...

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Rome Garden Tour
Rome Garden Tour

Secreted away in the heart of the city or sprawled across hilltops outside of town, Rome’s gardens are fragrant oases with ancient statuary, cool pools and fountains, and all shades of green.

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A Walk Through Rome by Night
A Walk Through Rome by Night

I want to share this walk because I'm deeply in love with the city of Rome. It's as beautiful at night as it is during daylight. Some parts are not that crowded (Saint Peters square and Colosseum) as...

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Rome Neighborhood Walk: Historic Ponte, Parione, and Regola
Rome Neighborhood Walk: Historic Ponte, Parione, and Regola

They boast no Pantheon, no St. Peter’s, but thanks to several centuries' accretion of buildings both noble and humble, their mazelike streets are rife with happy accidents of space and beauty: All you...

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Perfect Day

Rome - Top Ten Church Visits (BradJill, 21 May 2012)
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Perfect Weekend

Three Perfect Days in Rome (GlobeTrotterCA, 2 Aug 2007)
4.0 of 5 stars 11 Votes

Best Of

Top 10 Things To Do in Rome with Kids (CiaoBonita, 18 Aug 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 10 Votes
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Recent Trip

Intense Italy (PTKeil, 15 Oct 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 42 Votes
SCAVI Tour at the Vatican (dgutte, 21 Dec 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes
Trip Tips (j3dnight, 8 Nov 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 4 Votes