Rome Travel Guide

One of Rome’s premier destinations for bargain hunting, MAS (Magazzino allo Statuto) is a five-story shop on the north side of Piazza Vittorio.

Gabriella Bolero’s flagship opened in November selling the designer’s signature women’s clothes.

San Crispino gelato—considered by many locals to be the best in Rome—is made and served under exacting conditions.

This church and convent in the Centro Storico neighborhood of Rome is not for the faint of heart. Although the 17th-century church contains a reputed Caravaggio painting, it’s the crypt that draws visitors, where there are bones and skulls of former friars and Roman poor uniquely arranged.

The best women’s shoe stores in Rome are not the big-name boutiques on Via Condotti, but the mid-range, multilabel shops like this tiny store near the Vatican.

The Site: The piazza before St. Peter's is a perfect ellipse; stand on one of the foci (marked red circles between each fountain and the central obelisk) and you'll see the closest set of columns line up perfectly.

“Drink, eat, talk” is the motto of this ultra-stylish nightspot fashioned out of a former garage near Campo dei Fiori. Stake out one of the black and white leather 1960’s chairs in the front room when the aperitivo action starts around 6 p.m. with finger foods and Prosecco.

Rome's oldest herbalist sells a vast selection of teas stored in wooden drawers beneath its original coffered ceiling.

The Garden of Orange Trees (Giardino degli Aranci) by the Santa Sabina church pays homage to the namesake Spanish tree.

Carmelite monks will guide you through the 17th-century pharmacy where medicines were once concocted for popes.

Part of a European chain, this blue-walled express spa is great if you need a quick beauty fix.