Tours and Sites not to miss on your Roman Holiday

Rome isn't short of a monument, ancient ruin or attraction. This living and breathing, open air museum is packed full of things to see and do that it's no wonder many visitors to the eternal city are overwhelmed even before they leave home. The best way to see the city is to understand full well that you won't get to see everything on your first visit, or second or third for that matter. So pace yourself, bring comfortable shoes and be sure to throw that second coin in the Trevi Fountain - it guarantees your return to Rome and that means more things to explore on your next visit! If you're happy to let someone do all the work for you, why not work with a tour company like Personalized Italy who can plan each and every detail of your trip. Or get to explore the city and it's culinary traditions on a walking food tour with Eating Italy Food Tours. Your Vatican and Colosseum specialists in town are Walks of Italy and for curated cultural walks, check out Context Tours. Whatever you want to your Roman Holiday to look like, this list has some ideas for you. And all of the other main attractions are listed on our site. Happy Rome-ing!

Airport - Fco


When Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1579--1633), a lucrative art collector, decided to build a palace in Rome, his plans were big. His vision for the perfect palace was an abode that exuded over-the-top luxury and a fabulous park to go along with...  Read More



This area is not easily accessed by public transportation, but the walk up to the top on Via Giacinto Carini is well worth it. You are surrounded by lovely views of the Alban Hills. Make sure that you go to Villa Lante before you leave the area,...  Read More

Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO)


What was once the location of the brewery of famed Italian beer Peroni, is now the industrial space where Rome's uber sleek contemporary art museum, the MACRO is located. The museum recently underwent a massive makeover, giving it a stylish 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



Context Travel is an American tour company operating in cities all over Italy and Europe. What makes their 'tours' so special is that they're not actually tours but rather small walking seminars. Rather than using tour guides, Context uses...  Read More



Imagine having your very own Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday experience riding around Rome on a Vespa! Scooteroma offer guided Vespa tours in Rome with a number of routes and itineraries or you can even create your own. Each tour is private and...  Read More



As the name suggests, Personalized Italy offer a personalized tour operator service to travelers wanting to explore Rome and beyond in a unique way and without the mass tourist crowds. Some of their bespoke offerings include personalized...  Read More



Rome's number #1 rated food tour runs with loads of departures 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

Walks of Italy Tours


Walks of Italy is an American company that specializes in small English-language led tours of major historical sights in Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Milan, Umbria, Pompei and the Amalfi coast. They feature tours on the Vatican Museums and the...  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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