“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.
How to visit the Coppedè Quarter in Rome
How to visit Rome’s quirky Quartiere Coppedè, nestled in Rome’s leafy, upmarket Trieste-Salario district.
Hooch and History: the Tipsy Tour of Rome
Meet a bunch of like-minded visitors for this raucous – and slightly outrageous – exploration of the sights, scandals, and drinks of Rome, which ends up in one of the city’s authentic, locals-only hotspots.
San Lorenzo in Miranda – a church in a temple
The story of the best example of a church built within a Roman temple, located within the Roman Forum.
Become a Spritz Specialist and a Pasta Pundit
In our fantastic two-for-one class, an expert mixologist will explain how to make the famous tipple, then our chef will take you through the surprisingly rigorous methods of making the perfect plate of pasta.
Basilica di San Clemente: the most interesting historical site in Rome
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.
Guided Street Art Tour in Rome
We take you off the beaten path to discover street art and industrial Rome. You will be amazed when you see vibrant and creative urban districs. The itinerary includes Ostiense, Garbatella and the “Big City Life” open air Street Art Museum in Tormarancia.
Terrifying ghost tour of haunted Rome
This night walk will take you to the creepiest, spookiest, most haunted parts of the entire city so you can have your skin crawl as you thrill to the legends that have kept Roman citizens lying awake for centuries.
The optical illusion of St Peter’s Basilica from Via Niccolò Piccolomini
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.
Rome’s other “Jewish ghetto”
Learn about the charming inner suburb of Piazza Bologna, home to a thriving Jewish community, which makes it a great alternative place to stay.
Food tour in the heart of Rome
Rome and its cuisine are intimately entwined. On this Rome food tour in the city’s quaintest ‘quartiere’ of Trastevere you will learn the city’s culinary history and get to sample the delicacies. You will literally eat history!
Self-guided walking tour around the ancient city
Self-guided tour: from the site of Caesar’s death to Rome’s own pyramid, taking in the original Jewish Ghetto and the most beautiful view of the most beautiful city on earth.
Where can I see street art in Rome?
Where to see the best of Rome’s street art in Garbatella and Tor Marancia.
Where can I see Caravaggios for free in Rome?
Self-guided tour: how and where to see Rome’s Caravaggios in their original setting, for free.
Off the beaten track to see the beaten track: Via Flaminia Antica
Self-guided tour: take an unusual trip through Roma Nord to see the Road that linked the ‘Caput Mundi’ to the rest of Europe.
How to visit the mosque in Rome
As well as being the seat of Catholic heritage, Rome also boasts the largest mosque in the western world. Here’s how to visit the beautifully designed place of worship.
Rome’s “secret” train that gets you across the city in 20 minutes – for only 1 euro
There’s a regular, fast train route running across Rome that can rocket you between Rome’s major metropolitan areas at high speed and next to no cost – and almost no visitors know about it.
Guided Modern Architecture Tour Of Rome
A tour through Rome’s striking modern architecture. We visit impressive contemporary buildings created by “Star architects”, and unveil the innovative modern side Rome, sometimes overshadowed by ancient masterpieces.
Where are the best views of Rome?
Rightly famed for its beautiful vistas and viewpoints, we present the best places to gaze over and photograph the roofs and domes of Rome going back two thousand years. Including some angles that nobody else would think of.
Villa Torlonia: ersatz architecture and Mussolini’s home in Rome
Notorious for having been Il Duce’s residence for nearly 20 years, this park is an eccentric masterpiece rarely visited by tourists.