Rome experiences

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

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

The evening passeggiata on Via del Corso (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

The evening passeggiata stroll on Via del Corso is Rome's quintessential see-and-be-seen event


Places where you can explore underground Rome

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

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

 (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Walking tours and other specialty tours of Rome

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 the dome of St. Peter's

The loveliest views in Rome

Learn about Rome's history with a professional guide

From cookery classes to language lessons in Rome

Vintage stuff at a stall

The outdoor markets of Rome

Italian cooking class (Photo by USAG Livorno PAO)

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in Rome

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

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

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

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

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

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

Market stalls

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

The theater

Rome theater, opera, music, and other performance venues

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

The Rome opera house

Cruising the Tiber River (Photo courtesy of Viator)

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

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

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


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