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Top Things To Do In Rome
Rome is full of attractions and things to do from archeological sites such as the Colosseum and Roman forum to incredible museums such as the Vatican or Borghese Gallery. These incredible attractions draw millions of visitors to the city each year. Well, that and Rome’s amazing cuisine and restaurant scene. It is a great city to start your trip and well connected to Florence, Amalfi Coast, and Pompeii.
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The Best Rome Tours
We offer Small-Group & Private Tours of Rome attractions and museums such as the Vatican Museums, Colosseum, Roman Catacombs, and even Food Tours. Rome was built over thousands of years in many layers – it takes a passionate local guide to understand the hidden meaning. The Tour Guy secures the most exclusive tickets and partnerships so you can have the best experience possible.
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Browse a wide array of Vatican tours at every price point and duration. Choose from small group and private tours that enter the Vatican outside of opening hours for fewest crowds.
Rome Food Tours
Eating well in Rome is part of the experience. The local culture and cuisine is unique to Rome and incredible in every way. Join a local foodie on a culinary tour of Rome.
Private Vatican or Rome Tours
Rome is crowded enough, so if it suits your budget, opt for a private tour. With skip-the-line entry and a dedicated guide, you can tailor your experience in the Vatican Museums or through the city of Rome. Explore Rome by private golf cart if you like!
Rome Catacombs and Crypts Tours
There’s an eerie world beneath the streets of Rome waiting to be explored. From the Capuchin Crypts to the catacombs in St. Callixtus, there are thousands of years of history to explore here among the bones of the dead.
Rome Cooking Classes
Elevate your trip to Rome by booking a popular cooking class. Whether you’re dying to learn the art of making pasta, pizza, gelato, or tiramisu, we have options for you! The secrets of Italian cooking come alive with your friendly chef by your side.
Top Rome Monuments
Trevi Fountain, Rome
Spanish Steps, Rome
St. Peter’s Basilica
Best Restaurants in Rome, Italy
Finding authentic restaurants in Rome doesn’t need to be such a struggle. We’ve mapped out the best restaurants in Rome by monument so you can eat well in the Eternal City. No tourist traps allowed.
Get to Know Rome
Rome has been built up and built over for 3 millennia. The efforts of Romans from all time periods have left us with endless things to do in the Eternal City. We’ve covered all the major and minor attractions to make it easier for you to plan out your schedule. Read through our below guides and many more if you want to make the most out of your time in Rome.
Top Foods to Try in Rome
To truly understand the culture of a destination you must taste the local flavors. Rome has one of the world’s most desired cuisines and you can learn what you need to try on your visit.
7 Famous Museums in Rome
The high Renaissance period thrived in Rome culminating with the Baroque period. Yet, Rome also has vast collections from antiquity. Which museums are on your list?
14 Best Monuments & Attractions in Rome
One of the most amazing parts about Rome is how the modern city if you can call it that, combines with that of the ancient Romans. Learn about most interesting monuments in Rome.
Planning Ahead For Your Rome Trip
Getting Around Rome
Rome is a much larger city than many expect. With its ancient history and many layers, getting around can be complicated. Ten minutes of reading will prepare you for your trip to Rome.
Where To Stay
Location. Location. Location. Your hotel is important but above all is where your hotel is in relation to what you plan on doing in Rome. We’ve created this crash course on where to stay in Rome.
Rome Complete Planning Guide
Ready to plan your trip but not sure where to start? This guide lays out the guidelines for planning so you can have the best trip possible.
Planning Your Trip to Europe
Looking for broader guides to give you inspiration on other European destinations? Check out our below pages that will connect you to all our planning advice for your next euro-trip!
Where to Stay in Europe
Location! Location! Location! We have top-notch articles that cover all of Europe’s major destinations. Don’t leave one of your most crucial travel decisions to chance – trust the experts!
Planning Ahead for Europe
It may feel like there are a lot of decisions to make about your next European vacation but it is more simple than it sounds. We break down your choices and make them easy so you can have a trip to look forward too!
Things to do in Europe
Europe has thousands of years of developmental histories. There have been multiple empires, many kings, and prosperous societies that have brought us the attractions you see today.
The Best Tours of the Rome Catacombs in 2023 and Why
Looking for that unique experience on your second trip to Rome? Well, the Rome Catacombs are a perfect activity that many visitors miss and even fewer know what lies within their tunnels. Guided tours make it simple to get there and show you another side of ancient Rome. Here are the best Rome Catacombs tours…
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The Top 10 Paintings To See at the Vatican Pinacoteca
As the main patrons of the arts for centuries, the papal art collections are impressive and the Vatican Pinacoteca is no exception. Housing artwork by Raphael, Da Vinci, and Caravaggio, among others, art lovers won’t want to miss it. To make things easier for you, here’s our list of must-see art in the Vatican Pinacoteca.…
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The Best Tours of St. Peter’s Basilica and Why + Maps
St. Peter’s Basilica is the most recognizable building inside tiny Vatican City and is worth visiting. The question is, what kind of tour should you take of St. Peter’s Basilica and should you combine it with a Vatican Museums tour? Find out what we recommend as the best tours of St. Peter’s Basilica so you…
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Is a Tour of the Borghese Gallery Worth it?
So you’ve found out about Rome’s best-kept secret, the Borghese Gallery, and now you’re wondering if a tour is worth it? You’re probably a polyglot history buff who knows everything so what is a guide going to teach you, right?!? This article is all about why the Borghese Gallery should absolutely be seen with a…
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How To Visit the Sistine Chapel: Tickets, Hours, Tours, and More!
If you’re heading to Rome, it’s almost mandatory to stop at the Vatican and see the Sistine Chapel. But you’ll need to plan way in advance and set aside at least a couple of hours, since you can’t just see the Sistine Chapel on its own. Keep reading to find out everything you need to…
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The Most Iconic Art and Architecture You Must See in Rome
How can one see all that Rome has to offer? From Trevi Fountain and the National Rome Museum to the Pantheon and the Colosseum, Rome is an ever-giving city of magnificent works. Let’s look at 19 of Rome’s most iconic art and architecture to make the most of your Rome trip! This article isn’t meant…
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Are tours in Rome worth it?
Rome has been one of the world’s most desirable destinations for over 2,000 years and counting. Much of its allure is due to its many layers, which can be peeled back like a beautiful rose. With so much to explore, you might ask: Is it worth it to take tours in Rome or should I…
Is Climbing the Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome Worth it?
Heading to Rome and want to know if all those steps to get to the top of St. Peter’s Dome are worth it? It’s a great question because you’ll undoubtedly work up a sweat even if you take the elevator to see the best view in Rome. Luckily, I’ve done it myself and can paint…
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How to Visit the Colosseum Underground + What It Is
The Colosseum is one of Rome’s most well-known monuments that millions of visitors explore each year from the Underground to the Arena Floor. However, getting tickets to the Underground isn’t easy, and it’s growing more difficult each year, which is why it’s critical to plan ahead. Read on to find out everything you need to…
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The Incredible History of Rome from Ancient Conquerors to La Dolce Vita
Think the history of Rome revolves around Roman emperors and popes? While important, they only tell part of this legendary city’s rich story. Read more here about Rome’s history written by a historian of Italy! This article isn’t meant to replace a guided visit – quite the opposite! Reading up on an attraction will make a…
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9 Things to See Near Piazza del Popolo: Rome Neighborhood Guide
Piazza del Popolo marks the northern gates of Rome and is the largest square in the city. Connecting many parts of the Eternal City, it’s a good base for some sightseeing. In this article, our local Rome tour guide has put together a list of the top things to see near Piazza del Popolo. Pro…
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Stories and Symbolism of the Pantheon
Heading to the Pantheon in Rome and want to know more about the structure? It’s almost 2,000 years old, so it has a lot of accumulated stories, folklore, and even dead bodies! In this article, find out all about what to see at the Pantheon and why it is important from a local guide of…
Stories and Symbolism Behind the Trevi Fountain in Rome
If you have been to the Trevi Fountain you probably understand how beautiful and impressive it is. You might not know that it’s design is Baroque which means it is full of symbolism! That said, what type of hidden stories and meaning can be found in its dramatic facade? Here is the symbolism and stories…
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A BRIEF HISTORY of the COLOSSEUM and Gladiatorial Games
When you think about the Colosseum, gladiators likely come to mind. Indeed, while gladiatorial contests are a huge part of the Colosseum’s story, there are many layers to this arena’s nearly 2,000-year history. Check out this brief history of the Colosseum written by a historian! This article isn’t meant to replace a guided visit -…
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Best PRIVATE TOURS To Do in ROME in 2023 + WHY
When you travel to a world-class destination like Rome, you’ll likely have to share the top sights with crowds of people. You’re still going to want to visit the Vatican, Colosseum, and other attractions in Rome, so how can you avoid being shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers all the time? Beat the crowds and see more in…
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Is a Rome Food Tour Worth Doing?
People travel for a lot of reasons and food is definitely at the top of that list. It would be difficult to choose between seeing the Colosseum while in Rome or eating authentic Roman pizza. That said, food is often equally important to a culture, if not more so than its monuments. In this article,…
Is a Tour of the Roman Catacombs Worth It?
The Catacombs in Rome began almost 2000 years ago as a sanitary place for Christians to bury their dead. Pagan Romans would not allow Christians to do so inside the city walls as it was associated with the plague and death. They are also near other monuments that are easier to visit with a tour…
Is a Colosseum Tour Worth It?
When planning a trip to Rome, there are many things to look forward to: You’ll eat pasta, drink wine, see the Sistine Chapel, and above all else, check out the Colosseum. Many people say, “you don’t even need to go inside, the outside is the best part.” Are they right? Is it worth it to…
Is a Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour Worth It?
Planning to visit Vatican City and not sure if a guided tour is worth it? In this article, we’ll go over the benefits of a guided Vatican tour so you can decide if it’s worth it and which one’s right for you! Pro Tip: Planning your visit to the Vatican in Rome? Bookmark this post in…
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How To Spend 48 Hours in Rome
If it’s your first time in Rome, I definitely recommend a longer visit. Ideally, four days to a week is enough time to understand the city and fall in love with it. That said, if you only have a short time in the Eternal City, it will still be amazing! Here’s how to spend 48…