Find 20 things to do in Rome. Explore museums. Feast on pizza. Dig into catacombs. Climb domes. And ramble round ruins. Take a look at the best things to do in Rome all year round. The information in this article is taken from The Rough Guide to Italy your essential guide for visiting Italy.
Rome's most intact ancient monument. The city's second largest dome.
Rome's pizza is unique. Baked in a wood-burning oven. It's thin. And it's crispy based.
Take home a skill. Learn how to make pizza in Rome.
Museo Nazionale Romano has several locations.
They hold Rome's finest collections.
Immerse in culture. Book Gigli d'Oro Suite on Piazza Navona.
Beautiful 17th century villa. Go for Bernini sculptures. Browse the Renaissance art.
Skip the line. Buy Galleria Borghese tickets in advance.
End a night the Roman way. Buy gelato. Then take a stroll.
Stay authentic. Book Hotel Santa Maria in Trastevere.
Visit the heart of Rome. It's unrecognisable today. Yet still evocative.
See it all. Get a Best of Rome all-access pass.
Plan a Vatican visit. It's the world’s largest museum complex.
Don't miss the Sistine Chapel. And see the Raphael Rooms.
Or catch everything. Book a small group tour of the Vatican.
Have a classic Rome experience? Don't look for the Trevi. Find it by accident.
Or do the opposite. Stay at Hotel Fontana next to the fountain.
San Clemente epitomises Rome.
It's an ancient temple. It sits under an ancient basilica. And it's topped by an ancient church.
Go even deeper. Explore San Clemente catacombs with guides.
See Nero's Golden House. It's a work in progress. And the restoration's incredible.
Drive the sights. Take a half day tour of Rome by car.
Stay central. Book Hotel Teatro Pace near Piazza Navona.
Explore fascinating Ostia Antica. It was ancient Rome's harbour city. And it's 26km west of Centro Storico.
Find out more. Take a guided walking tour of Ostia Antica.
Looking for insight into Imperial Rome? See Ara Pacis from 9BC. It's in Museo dell'Ara Pacis.
Skip the line. Book tickets for Ara Pacis in advance.
Like football? Catch a derby at Stadio Olimpico. See Roma-Lazio play.
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Visit Campo de' Fiori in the morning. It's Rome’s oldest market.
Or come at night. It's also Rome's nightlife hub.
Miss nothing. Stay at Casa Fiori next to Campo de' Fiori.
Give time to the Capitoline. Both museums are among Rome's greatest.
See the Capitoline and more. Book a Full Roman Experience tour.
Villa Borghese is Rome's largest park. Go for galleries. Visit the zoo. Sail on the lake.
Catch a breath. Book Sofitel Roma Villa Borghese by the park.
Rome’s best known monument. And it's most photographed.
Don't queue. Book tickets for the Colosseum in advance.
It's not Rome's loveliest church. But it is the most visited. And it's also immense.
Explore top to bottom. Take the St Peter's Dome to Grottoes tour.
Keats and Shelly are buried here. Find it in Testaccio.
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