Top Ten Things to See and Do in Rome

Rome wasn't built in a day, nor does anyone expect you to see it in one either. From monuments and museums to churches and amazingly intact archeological sites, there's plenty to keep visitors of the Eternal City busy.

Museum buffs with a particular interest in some of the world's finest collection of Baroque and Renaissance art will certainly find plenty to do and marvel at inside the Vatican Museums. More of a modern and contemporary art type of person? Head to the new kid on the block, the MAXXI museum.

If you're a history buff interested in witnessing some of Ancient Rome's best preserved monuments, visiting the Colosseum and the Pantheon will certainly be on the top of your list. For those looking for a holier than thou experience, head to the mother of all churches, St. Peter's Basilica. 

Or maybe you're coming to Rome to eat. If so, look no further than Eating Italy Food Tours. This unique Rome tour will have you eating for 4 hours on the streets of Rome in off the beaten track neighborhoods that locals cherish but tourists don't even dream about.  

However you decide to spend your time in Rome, don't forget to stop every now and then and make an attempt to take it all in. It is after all, one of the most beautiful cities in the world and you'll be pinching yourself from the moment you arrive. 

Piazza Venezia

Visiting the Eternal City and not making a stop at the Vatican Museums is almost like breaking one of the ten commandments. It's where some of the world's greatest art collection is stored. The Vatican Museums are actually a part of the Vatican...  Read More

You can't get anymore Baroque beautiful than Piazza Navona. This piazza has it all: three glorious fountains, Bernini sculptures, a lovely outdoor caf� scene and the magnificent Sant'Agnese in Agone church. In the first century A.D., this...  Read More

Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO)

What was once the location of a Peroni brewery (one of the most famous Italian beer makers) in the Salario-Nomentano distrit of Rome, is now the industrial space where Rome's uber sleek contemporary art museum, the MACRO is located. The museum...  Read More

If you feel like visiting quintessential Rome, there's no better place to do it than at the Campo de' Fiori open air market or mercato all'aperto. Taking a stroll through this market, gives you a glimpse of Italian culture. Once inside, you'll...  Read More

Commonly referred to as the 'mother of all churches,' St. Peter's Basilica was comissioned in 324 AD by Constantine as a church to be dedicated to the Apostle Peter. The church was reportedly built on the burial site of this most influential...  Read More

Rome's number #1 rated food tour and only one of its kind, runs daily except for Sundays in two real Roman neighborhoods (Testaccio and Trastevere). On this four hour journey through the streets of Rome, you will get to enjoy about 10 authentic...  Read More

Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo  (MAXXI)
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The new kid on the block in Rome is the MAXXI museum (Museo di Arte del XXI Secolo) which opened in 2010 in the Flaminio area. The museum has the famous Iraqi-born architect Zaha Hadid to thank for its stunning 60 million euro design and...  Read More

Piazza Venezia

One of the best preserved monuments and best examples of Ancient Roman architecture in the city is the Colosseum. It took nearly ten years to build one of the world's largest public venues: heroic arches, columns and windows that stood 160 feet...  Read More

Thanks to Fellini's Dolce Vita, the Trevi Fountain has served as a picturesque backdrop for Hollywood blockbusters like Three Coins in a Fountain and Roman Holiday and a dream come true for young women looking for love. Legend has it, throwing...  Read More

After the Colosseum, undoubtedly one of Rome's best preserved monuments is the Pantheon. It was originally meant to be a pagan temple only to be later converted into a church. The original rectangular facility, which was comprised of 16 granite...  Read More


Meet Maria Pasquale

Born to Italian parents, Maria always knew Rome was her destiny, although she was raised in Melbourne.

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