For an unforgettable experience that brings the glory of what was once the center of day to day life in Rome, a Rome in a day walking tour is a great idea. Check out our options and experience one of the best tours in Rome.
It’s not just about Rome day tours though, Rome by night is incredible too. Exploring the Centro Storico by night means you get to avoid all the crowds. It's an opportunity to experience some of the city’s best sights under a romantic, moonlit night sky. Can you imagine seeing the illuminated waters of the Piazza Navona’s four impressive fountains? Or the remarkable size of the Pantheon's backlit columns? You don’t need to because many Rome tours offer nighttime excursions.
If you’ve got kids and are worried about them getting lost in the vast expanse of Rome’s history then turn your eye to Rome walking tours that cater specifically to kids. Many of these tours bring the history to life in a way in which children can engage with it, leaving them with an experience they are sure to remember.
Rome is the central western portion of Italy; it is the capital of the country and the Lazio region as well as the fourth most populous city in the European Union with a population of 4.3 million. Besides, it is also home to the independent city-state, Vatican City, where the Pope lives and the center of the papacy.
To begin with, Rome’s history spans a whopping 28 centuries. This means that it is one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe. Then, you’ve got the fact that it is generally regarded as the birthplace of Western civilization, the history of Roman Empire, followed by the Papal States and, of course, the Renaissance.
Now, Rome is the 14th most visited city in the world and the 3rd most visited in the European Union. It is home to some of the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the beautiful, tangled knot of windy streets that is the Centro Storico, fabulous food, great wine, coffee, and people. Oh, yeah, and the Vatican City, which also host's its own list of fantastic attractions such as Palatine Hill and trevi fountain.
There is so much to Roma city tour. The Colosseum and the Roman Forum are absolute musts. They are Rome’s most iconic sites and the most visited in Rome. Of course, you would be missing out if you didn’t grab yourself a tour of Centro Storico. Here, you could take in the Pantheon, Piazza Navona with its beautiful fountains, and the Santa Maria del Popolo Church. To make that experience even more special, why not consider a tour of the Centro Storico at night?
Then, there are all the food tours available. Open yourself up to the delicious world of Roman cuisine. Eat in traditional Roman trattorias and sample fantastic pasta dishes served with beautiful local wines. Once you’ve refueled, you can head back out and enjoy all the Vatican has to offer. Tours of the Vatican Museums and the St. Peter’s Basilica are as essential as tours of the Colosseum and Forum.
In a word, yes. Rome, with all it has to offer, is one of the most popular Rome tourist attractions in Italy. June through August are the capitals busiest months. So, if traveling in those months expect large crowds and temperatures to be hot. The best way to avoid as much of this as possible is by booking all possible tickets online. Often times, tickets bought online come with fast-track access or skip the line priority meaning you can wave goodbye to crowds and standing in the sun. For a quieter alternative, consider traveling in the cooler months when Rome attracts fewer tourists.
A guide for some of Rome’s bigger, busier sites is highly recommended. For example, the Roman Forum, if you’re not a historian, may seem like a sprawling ground of ruins. It is poorly signposted and difficult to locate where specific ruins are. A guide at the Forum will not only be able to guide you through the site but will also be able to tell you everything you want to know about it too.
The Vatican Museums are another excellent example of when a tour guide may come in handy. There are 54 different museums all of which house astonishing works of art. So much so that it can feel overwhelming. But, a guide will be able to help you along, give you wonderful insights into the works you’re looking at and take you through the secret corridor that connects the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica.
No problem! First of all, Rome is a fantastic city for children, a great place to introduce them to a beautiful culture and an opportunity to incorporate the school curriculum into a holiday. Pretty much all major Rome private tours providers will offer child-friendly options, so look around for the option that suits you best.