Rome experiences

Rome activities, tours, classes, and other experiences to move your vacation beyond sightseeing

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Context Travel is among the companies offering excellent walking tours of Rome (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Guided walks and docent-led tours of Rome

 
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The evening passeggiata on Via del Corso (Photo © Reid Bramblett)
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The evening passeggiata stroll on Via del Corso is Rome's quintessential see-and-be-seen event

 
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A tunnel in the Catacomb of San Callisto

Places where you can explore underground Rome

 
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Pope Francis I greeting the flocks at a papal audience in Rome's St. Peter's Square (Photo courtesy of SMCS Music Office)
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Papal Audience
Rome: Vatican

How to get tickets to hang with his Holiness on St. Peter's Square in Rome

 
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 (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Walking tours and other specialty tours of Rome

 
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Learn about Rome's history with a professional guide (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Tours offering insight to the history and culture of Rome

 
View of St. Peter's dome through the keyhole

The loveliest views in Rome

 
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Learn about Rome's history with a professional guide

From cookery classes to language lessons in Rome

 
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Vintage stuff at a stall

The outdoor markets of Rome

 
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Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Rome

 
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Gladiators duke it out (Photo courtesy of Viator)
Gladiator lessons
Rome: Outside the walls

Learn what it took to do battle in the Colosseum with a half-day Roman gladiator school

 
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A hop-on/hop-off tour bus in Rome (Photo courtesy of City Sightseeing)

Take a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing bus tour of Rome

 
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A private tour of the Sistine Chapel (Photo by Unknown)

See the Sistine Chapel with a small private tour—and no one else around

 
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The Forum and The Capitolum (temple of Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva), at the intersection of the Cardo Maximus (main north-south street of any Roman town) and the Decumanus Maximus (main east-west street)

Visiting Tivoli, Ostia Antica, the Castelli Romani, and more from Rome on a day trip

 
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Touring the hills of Rome by motorino (Photo by Unknown)

Scooters can be dicey in the traffic-clogged center, but make for a great way to explore Rome's outskirts and its famous hills

 
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The stalls

Window-shop with the best: A primer on Rome boutiques, markets, and more

 
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The Hall of Mirrors

Rome theater, opera, music, and other performance venues

 
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The theater (Photo courtesy of Select italy)
Teatro dell'Opera
Rome: Termini train station

The Rome opera house

 
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Cruising the Tiber River (Photo courtesy of Viator)

Take a sightseeing or dinner cruise on the Tevere (Tiber River) in Rome

 
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Vintage stuff at a stall (Photo by Manuela)
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Porta Portese
Rome: Trastevere

Rome's main Sunday flea market is at Porta Portese in Trastevere

 

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