Trips to Rome

Standing in the center of the Forum, it’s hard not to feel the enormous impact Rome has had on our modern civilization. Trace gladiators’ footsteps through the ancient Colosseum and stare at Michelangelo’s masterpieces in the Vatican museum before satisfying your hunger with a hearty plate of handmade pasta—standard practice for a memorable trip to Rome.


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Tips for Rome travel

Save room for lunch

Locals typically eat very little for breakfast: a cappuccino and maybe a croissant. Save room for indulging in the city’s more satisfying fare at lunch or dinner.

Prepare for the sun

If you’re traveling during the warmer months, make sure to pack a sun umbrella or hat, sunglasses and plenty of water. There is very little shade in the city, and it gets hot!

Know that Rome is a big city

Bring comfortable clothes and a relaxed attitude—Rome is a large city. If you’re walking, supportive shoes will help on the cobblestone streets; if you’re using public transportation, take the bus over the train.

Tips for Rome travel

Save room for lunch

Locals typically eat very little for breakfast: a cappuccino and maybe a croissant. Save room for indulging in the city’s more satisfying fare at lunch or dinner.

Prepare for the sun

If you’re traveling during the warmer months, make sure to pack a sun umbrella or hat, sunglasses and plenty of water. There is very little shade in the city, and it gets hot!

Know that Rome is a big city

Bring comfortable clothes and a relaxed attitude—Rome is a large city. If you’re walking, supportive shoes will help on the cobblestone streets; if you’re using public transportation, take the bus over the train.

Go outside the box on your Rome vacation

There's more to Rome than meets the eye—spend your free time exploring even more of the local culture.

Catch the sunset from Castel Sant’Angelo

Overlooking St. Peter’s Basilica, this is one of the best spots in the city for watching the sun set.

Picnic on the Spanish Steps

Made famous in countless movies, the Spanish Steps are a great place to spend a few hours. Grab a cone of gelato or pack a picnic lunch for a relaxing afternoon spent people-watching.

Sip wine in the Villa Borghese

Make a stop at the Casina del Lago near the paddleboat lake. It’s a charming little house where you can order a glass of wine and admire the beautifully manicured gardens that surround you.

 
 
 

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