Off the beaten track
“The real Rome”: it’s far more than just the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. This growing list of ideas shows you aspects of the city both ancient and modern that will surprise and delight you, far from the hordes of tourists.
A fascinating stroll through a historic district off the beaten tourist path. From the stunning basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore to the Santa Prassede basilicas, through a late 19th century planned residential area with deeply ancient roots. A side of Rome that is close to the center, yet rarely visited.
The further you get from the dome, the bigger it gets! This amazing view of St Peter’s is from the residential street of Via Niccolò Piccolomini.
Self-guided tour: take an unusual trip through Roma Nord to see the Road that linked the ‘Caput Mundi’ to the rest of Europe.
There is nothing in central Rome that beats the incredible layers of history beneath the Basilica di San Clemente in Laterano. We tell you how to visit.