The grandeur of an empire of 2,000 years past still weighs heavy today as you explore Rome’s seemingly endless list of impressive monuments and almost as many gelato shops.
STAY within walking distance of a metro station to make getting around this spread out city easier, and for a truly local experience consider renting an apartment.
DO visit the Colosseum early in the morning to beat the crowds and heat (and save even more time and money with a Roma Pass), and go underground on the Scavi Tour of the little-known necropolis beneath St. Peter’s Basilica.
EAT pizza at Emma Pizzeria con Cucina (chic yet casual for a special night out), Li Rioni a Santiquattro (warm and friendly family-run restaurant) or Pizzeria da Remo (popular neighborhood spot where even the locals arrive early to avoid the lines).
DISCOVER the art of the passeggiata as Rome’s squares and streets are made for enjoying on foot, especially in the evenings.
Read more in my Guide to Visiting Rome (coming soon!).