Rome

Rome Travel Guide

Located in the very center of Rome, Via Marsala serves as a hub for trains and buses yet is also within walking distance of major attractions.

This large, privately owned art collection is housed in the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj. The estate includes works from Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Tiziano, and most famously, Velázquez's portrait of Pope Innocent X, who was himself a member of the Pamphilj family.

The satellite location of a chic city salon chain, Bunny’s offers a full menu of beauty services to revive bedraggled travelers: haircuts and styling, tanning beds, full-body massages, waxing…there’s even a vibrating Full Tonic treatment that promises to reduce cellulite and improve circulation.

Established in Rome during the 1960’s, this family-owned artisan workshop specializes in handcrafted, buttery soft gloves. Although originally constructed as an accessory for warmth, Sermoneta's products are also now known for being super stylish.

Arsenale caters to those seeking something different in fashion. Here, designer and owner Patrizia Pieroni showcases her creations, from pink, pale gray, and lilac shantung dresses to bulky knit jackets that have won her attention in Vogue magazine.

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, which includes gold, marble, and statuary, including Michelangelo’s Pieta. All of it, however, directs visitors to the bronze statue of St.

Love it or hate it (most locals are in the latter camp), the glacial white marble monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in Piazza Venezia is the most central place in Rome for city views.

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 lanes threading pagan and Christian mausoleums.

You’ll see fashionable people all over town—punky Japanese tourists to preppy Roman men—carrying these shopping bags.

Located in Old Rome, just a short stroll from the Gothic, Basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva in Piazza della Minerva, this little shop sells beautiful sacred art and religious items that will appeal to the devout and collectors alike.

More than 1,000 roses bloom late each spring at Rome's Municipal Rose Garden on the eastern side of the Aventine Hill. The sloping garden is divided into two sections separated by Via di Valle Murcia.