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Things to do in Rome

  • Santa Maria del Popolo

    Rome has more than 900 churches, all of them free, displaying great works of Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture by the likes of Raphael, ... More
  • Santa Maria della Vittoria

    The Site: This riotously baroque 17th-century church is most famous for Bernini's lavish Cornaro Chapel. The Secret: Bernini transformed the Cornar... More
  • Santa Maria Maggiore

    Originally built in the fifth century, Santa Maria Maggiore contains one of the best preserved Byzantine interiors in Rome. Along the tall, wide na... More
  • Scuderie del Quirinale

    It took a decade to build the Scuderie del Quirinale (1722-1732) in Rome. Located next to the Quirinale Palace, it sits atop the ruins of the Roman... More
  • Sermoneta Gloves

    Established in Rome during the 1960’s, this family-owned artisan workshop specializes in handcrafted, buttery soft gloves. Although originally cons... More
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    St. Peter's Basilica

    The power of St. Peter’s Basilica has influenced world history for the past 700 years and is plainly visible in the lavishly decorated interior, wh... More
  • Tad

    This all-in-one emporium sells clothes, shoes, accessories, and perfumes by popular houses like Alessandro dell'Acqua and Balenciaga. Created by t... More
  • Taking in a Soccer Game: A.S. Roma and S.S. Lazio

    The city of Rome has two teams, Roma and Lazio, that compete in Italy’s series A, and stadium theatrics—the fans’ and the players’—make for some un... More
  • The Vatican Necropolis

    The Site: Contrary to what the book says, you can tour the spooky 1,900-year-old necropolis deep beneath the Vatican, a buried cemetery of narrow l... More
  • Trevi Fountain

    Flocks of tourist visiting the Eternal City come to throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain in the Campo Marzio neighborhood. This famous fountain was... More
  • Valentino

    The designer opened his Roman atelier in 1960, and his timeless sensibility lives on at the landmark boutique with its red-carpeted staircase and d... More
  • Vatican Gardens

    Pope Innocent VIII began construction of the first modern garden at the Vatican in the 15th century. Two-hour tours are available on Tuesdays, Thur... More
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    Vatican Museums

    A complex of museums and galleries founded by popes Clement XIV and Pius VI, the Vatican Museums contain a wealth of historical items and artistic ... More
  • Vatican Tour with Context Rome

    Nearly 20,000 people stream through the Vatican every day, clueless and adrift, and end up dismissing the Sistine Chapel before they even get there... More
  • Venchi

    This venerable chocolate company, founded in Turin in 1878, prides itself on its natural ingredients and artisanal origins. The shop sells beautifu... More

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