Things to do in Rome
Even the novice traveler knows what to do in Rome—sip espresso in the shadow of the Pantheon, dine on spaghetti alla carbonara, ogle the fashionable locals, climb the Spanish Steps, and visit some of the world’s most iconic sites, like the Vatican, Colosseum, and Trevi Fountain. But once you’ve checked off those iconic experiences, there are still enough great things to do in Rome to last a lifetime and beyond. This is the Eternal City, after all.
For details on where to go and what to do in Rome, peruse our travel guide, chock-full of insider finds—centuries-old shops, quiet parks and piazze, hidden bars serving local vinos, buzzy clubs packed with Italy’s bold-face names, and art collections that will make you weep. Vetted by Travel + Leisure’s expert writers and editors, our listings highlight the very best things to do in Rome and promise to have you rubbing elbows with in-the-know Romans.
Whether you’re in the mood to watch soccer teams Roma and Lazio prove their stuff or to explore the Italian capital’s underground treasures (65 percent of Ancient Rome’s ruins lie below street level), T+L can guide the way.
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