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- Saint Peter's SquarePiazza San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Holy Seerecommended Saint Peter's SquareRecommended for:
- Spanish StepsRome, Italyrecommended Spanish StepsRecommended for:
- Julius Ceasar PubVia Castelfidardo, 49, Rome, Province of Rome, Italyrecommended Julius Ceasar PubThis is actually a pretty chill, laid back bar. I'm only speaking of the bar area, not the B&B. They make really good kamikazee's, or any mixed drink rather. That's more their specialty than beer. ... read moreIt's darkly lit, and not too loud, but not quiet enough that you hear aeveryone else. There's no dancing, but there is light music playing. Like I said, it's a great place to relax and have a conversation.Rachel R
This is a great place to get a drink and relax in the evening.
- The VaticanRome, Italyrecommended The VaticanRecommended for:
- Leaning Tower of PisaPiazza dei Miracoli, 56126 Pisa, Italy
- Rome Historical Center: Roman Forum and Coliseum!Rome, Latium, It
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we've been there only 3 nights and 2 days! to be able to see a lot we took a hop & off bus, very convenient because you can take a stop whenever you want and if you don't like take the next bus to keep on.
on the following days we had the pass to travel with the underground (metro), easy & unexpensive and we took a visit at Vatican with the pilgrims (?) organisation ( on the left of St Peter's place when watching the basilica! this gave us time once inside to admire the Sixtine' chapel (otherwise you gotta walk quick & go through)
- Piazza VeneziaPiazza Venezia, Rome 00187 Italyrecommended Piazza VeneziaRecommended for:
- Piazza del PopoloPiazza del Popolo, Rome 00186 Italyrecommended Piazza del Popoloalso a perfect spot to begin your day in rome.Recommended for:
- TrastevereViale di Trastevere, Rome 00153 Italyrecommended Trasteverea wonderful and quiet suburb of rome!Recommended for:
- Trevi FountainPiazza di Trevi, Rome 00187, Italyrecommended Trevi FountainAvoid going through the busy hours of the days, because it's over crowded. I visited it at night, found a spot to sit a little bit, had a couple of photos and enjoyed it.Recommended for:
- ColosseumPiazza del Colosseo 1, 00184 Rome, Italyrecommended Colosseumone of the greatest sightseeings in rome. you will definitely love it.Recommended for:recommended ColosseumI've always been fascinated by the Colosseo. Ever since watching Gladiator, I've tried to imagine what it must've been like to gaze upon it during the height of its glory. When I pass by AT&T Park in ... read moreSan Francisco, I like to imagine I'm in ancient Rome, passing the Colosseo with all its flags flying. The lines for this monument are long. Like many other places to visit in Roma, it may be better to join a group because you often get front-of-line privileges. A little pre-planning can save you hours of waiting in lines. To be inside the Colosseo is impressive, though it's not a place I would find myself spending hours in. To be honest, I was only in there for a short while... before rushing off to meet a bella ragazza romana davanti al Foro Romano... Priorities ;)Keane
Buy your tickets at the Foro Romano (Roman Forum) if you don't already have them. The lines there should be shorter or non-existant. They sell the same ticket, and you can enter both attractions over a course of two days.recommended ColosseumLegacy of barbarism aside, this is just majestic. Simply incredible to behold! There is a reason why this is rightly one of the moderns of the world. Do not miss.D'Maris Coffman
Sort of ground zero!
- Roman ForumVia dei Fori Imperiali, Rome 00186 Italyrecommended Roman Forumwalking through the roman forum is part of the colloseum ticket, so if the weather is good, dont miss to wander around! :)Recommended for:
- Piazza di SpagnaPiazza di Spagna, Rome 00187 Italyrecommended Piazza di Spagnaperfect spot for beginning your daily tour into rome!Recommended for:
- St Peter's BasilicaPiazza San Pietro, 00165 Rome, Italyrecommended St Peter's BasilicaSt. Peter's is absolutely amazing. Get there in the late afternoon/early evening when the crowds have died down and you might be able to catch the sun pouring through the ceiling that makes it look ... read morevery angelic. It was hard for me to take my eyes off the intricate and beautiful ceilings and architecture.Recommended for:
- Vatican MuseumsCitta del Vaticano, Terrasini 00193 Italyrecommended Vatican MuseumsI absolutely loved the Vatican Museum. Although it was huge and required a lot of time to get through (especially with the huge crowds), it was definitely worth the time. In every room the ceilings ... read moreare beautifully painted. There are a lot of really cool paintings and sculptures too. After seeing all the great things in the musuem first, seeing the Sistine Chapel at the end was a little underwhelming (still beautiful, but I wasn't as awe struck). Use the Roma Pass to skip the long line to buy tickets!Recommended for:
- Hostario Da NeroneVia delle Terme di Tito, 96, Rome, Italyrecommended Hostario Da NeroneHidden about a quarter mile behind the Colosseum, it's well worth the search to seek out this restaurant with a tiny storefront. The tables inside are cramped, so you sit very close to the next table, ... read morebut it makes it easier to discuss how good the food is here. The Nerone specialty pasta is absolutely amazing. The pasta itself is perfectly cooked and the sauce and toppings really complement each other and the pasta. The prices are a little on the expensive side, but the food and the friendly service are worth it.Recommended for:
- Flor GelateriaVia Cavour 337, Rome 00184 Italyrecommended Flor GelateriaFlor was one of the best gelato places I went to in Italy. It's located just a few blocks away from the Colesseum. All their flavors taste very natural, like the actual fruit or flavor that it is ... read moresupposed to be. I really loved the pistachio that had a nutty flavor to it but was not heavy at all. The hazelnut was also very good. It's a little pricier than some of the other gelato places, but it's well worth it.Recommended for:
recommended Vatican CityIn all of my travels, St Peter's is my biggest "WOW" moment. A world religion traces its roots back to this very location. The dome by Michelangelo is a master piece and the surrounding arcade by ... read moreBellini one of the most understated beauties in all of the world. And the art within the cathedral is some of the world's best (perhaps the universe?) -- especially Michalangelo's Pieta! For me, is just doesn't get any better!Recommended for:world rover
Plan ahead to visit the Sistine Chapel. See if you can now reserve tickets online. Try also a tour. In a way, it is sort of sickening to see some of the world's greatest treasures befor our very eyes and knowing that there are millions of people throughout this world starving from a lack of food. The best example of how unfair life can be.
- Gelateria Artigianale CoronaLargo Arenula 27, Rome 00186 Italyrecommended Gelateria Artigianale CoronaNow THIS is a great gelateria. I had the risotto with lemon and the chocolate with plums and rum, and it was divine. Quiet possibly my favorite gelato shop in Rome, nay, the world.Keane
My other favorite gelateria in Rome. It's centrally located!
- Pizzeria Florida Via Florida 25, Rome 00186 Italyrecommended Pizzeria FloridaI've eaten my fair share of pizza al taglio across Rome, and I have to say that Pizzeria Florida serves some of the best, no-nonsense slices in town. Prices are low and the flavor is high. The ... read moreMargherita was particularly tasty, though I suggest not eating it folded lest you want to have sweet juice dripping all over your clothes.Keane
Great regular slices of pizza.
- PizzariumVia della Meloria 41, 00136 Rome, Italyrecommended PizzariumWhen people say Pizzarium is expensive, they mean compared to other pizzerie. But Pizzarium is not just any pizzeria! They devote themselves to the art of breadmaking, and the toppings they use are ... read moremore unique than anything you'll find anywhere else. I ordered a slice of ham and minced fish (I don't actually know the specifics since he spoke so fast) and a slice of Parmigiano-Reggiano, tomatos and herbs. Both were fantastic, though I really wish I went with something wilder with the latter option. You can really taste the bread. Service? Fantastic. The guy behind the counter was all smiles, explanations and friendliness. The cassiera could've been a bit more warm, but hey, you get used to this after awhile... Roma. The pizzeria is located just a block away from the Cipro Metro, so it's incredibly easy to get to if you're Metro-friendly. If you like pizza, you must come here. I'm already thinking about my next visit.Recommended for:FoodiesKeane
The best and most gourmet pizza al taglio (by the slice) you can get in Rome. Watch the prices, as the fancier ones can be quite expensive.
- Gelateria Fatamorgana - MontiPiazza degli Zingari 5, Rome 00184 Italyrecommended Gelateria Fatamorgana - MontiI like to think the best things in life are simple and uncomplicated, that these moments are so pure, none of the distractions of everyday life could possibly contaminate. This is how I feel about ... read moreGelateria Fatamorgana. It was by far the best gelato I had during my two months in Italy. I liked Giolitti. I loved Corona. Old Bridge was alright. But Fatamorgana won me over with its amazing flavors, fresh flavors and its beautiful location in Monti. I tried the basil with honey and walnuts and the Syrian pistachio, enjoyed along the stone wall in Piazza degli Zingari. The lamps of Monti illuminated the warm Roman night as a couple sat to my left, a family with children to my right. I enjoyed those two flavors as slowly as possible. A dream. I could not have picked a better final gelato moment in Rome.Recommended for:Family TravelersKeane
My favorite gelateria in Rome. SO good.
- Cinecittà1055 Via Tuscolana, Rome 00173 Italyrecommended CinecittàIf you love film, you MUST come to Cinecittà. There is no excuse not to. Conveniently located along the Metro's Linea A, it's easy to get to Rome's premier movie studio. Opt for the exhibition-only or ... read moreguided tour ticket, but know that you can't visit the sets without a guide. I recommend going for the guided tour even if you don't understand Italian (the tour is only in Italian), as you'll still get to wander about through the sets. Sets you will see: Gangs of New York HBO's Rome Romeo and Juliet various Italian television shows I've never heard of and more I can't remember Then, step into the exhibits for a beautiful walk through the history of the studio. The music playing throughout and the lighting effects really moved me. There's so much passion here. While there are family rates, do everybody a favor and leave the kids at home if they get bored easily. This is a place of history and art, and there's nothing more annoying than having kids run around you while you're trying to learn things.Keane
If you're a film lover. Totally worth it, and I recommend that you take the tour even if you don't speak Italian. "Gangs of New York" in Italian is still "Gangs of New York."
- Borghese GalleryPiazzale del Museo Borghese 5, 00197 Rome, Italyrecommended Borghese GalleryI love that the Galleria Borghese limits entry to specific times, making it necessary to place a reservation several days in advance, with a maximum visit of two hours. This means the crowds are ... read moreminimal, unlike the herd of people through the Musei Vaticani. You are able to breathe as you read about the great art in this impressive palazzo. This is definitely one of the top art and history museums in Rome, and it simply cannot be missed.Keane
Book advance for this beautiful museum. You have to make a reservation.
- Freni e FrizioniVia del Politeama, 4/6, 00153 Rome, Italyrecommended Freni e FrizioniI absolutely love this place. The bartenders are friendly, the drinks are good and reasonably priced, and the outside area is the perfect place to hang with friends. It's such a hip vibe, though also ... read morecasual and elegant. This will always be a Trastevere nightlife highlight for me.Keane
THE aperitivo experience in Rome. Sit outdoors with a fancy cocktail and a plate full of food. The mint julep is great, with ice crusted outside the derby cup.
- Open BaladinVia degli Specchi 6, Rome 00186, Italyrecommended Open BaladinIt's a bit sad that my best meal in Rome thus far is a burger and beer. But let me tell you, Open Baladin is legit. I've tried a lot of burgers around the world and the Capri Burger here is one of the ... read morebest I've had. The meat is juicy, the bread (made by Bonci of Pizzarium) is soft and flavorful, and the mozzarella and basil... delicious. Pair that with some of the best potato chips and finest ketchup in the universe, and a huge selection of craft beers from around the world (including several selections from Italy), and you have an amazing meal. All beers cost only 5 per serving, which is a better price than pretty much every other pub in Centro Storico. You MUST come here if you love beer. Aim for noontime if you'd rather not wait with the night crowd.Keane
Great bar if you like craft beer. You can try a bunch of Italian ones you can't get here.
- PantheonPiazza della Rotonda, 00186 Rome, Italyrecommended PantheonLike the Grand Canyon, it's hard to imagine how grand the Pantheon is until you're there. Unlike the Grand Canyon, I didn't get bored of the Pantheon after five minutes of staring at it. Built under ... read more100 years of the time of Christ, it's still magnificent today. It's the world's largest un-reinforced dome, a tribute to the architectural genius of the ancient Romans. Being inside, looking up at the oculus and gazing at the works of art throughout, is truly a magical experience. Definitely a must-see for anyone coming to Rome.Keane
Let me in awe. It's so magnificent. If you come when it rains, you'll see it enter the oculus.
- Castel Sant'AngeloLungotevere Castello 50, 00186 Rome, Italyrecommended Castel Sant'AngeloCastel Sant'Angelo is by far the most worthwhile attraction requiring a ticket in Rome. Not only do you get to see an ancient fortress-castle, you get beautiful views of the city and access to an art ... read moreexhibition at the very top. Last but not least, you get to burn some calories. Those unable to walk well should heed this warning: There are PLENTY of stairs here.Keane
Amazing and cost-effective!
- Monument to Vittorio Emanuele IIPiazza Venezia 3, Rome 00187 Italyrecommended Monument to Vittorio Emanuele IIThe Vittorio Emanuele Monument is a pretty ugly building and is totally out of place next to the Roman Forum and other historical sites. Romans hate it. It is commonly known as the Wedding Cake. But ... read morethere is a very good reason to visit it. Take a glass elevator to the top terrace and you will get the best 360 degrees views of Rome. It’s like seeing New York from the Top of the Rock (except you don’t need to be that high to see Rome).