Italy's vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de' Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.


Ancient Rome

If you ever wanted to feel like the Caesars—with all of ancient Rome (literally) at your feet—simply head to Michelangelo's…

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Aventino and Testaccio

While Romans consider these neighborhoods central, they are just far enough off the beaten path to be little known to…

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Monti, Esquilino, Celio, and the Via Appia Antica

Several neighborhoods come together here, just north of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. They range from the bustling, multicultural…

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