Rome

Rome Travel Guide

The Volpetti brothers have been selling the finest Italian gourmet products since 1973. Hams hang from the ceiling while pastries such as pannetone and crostate crowd the counters.

Ideal for first-time visitors, Walks Inside Rome provides more than 40 custom tours of the city’s greatest landmarks, including the Pantheon, Colosseum, and Vatican. Additionally, some tours focus on specific topics such as Jewish history, underground Rome, gardens, and antique shopping.

There's a new reason to take the 30-minute cab ride ($30) out to Rome's EUR district: the 54,000-square-foot White Gallery, the city's best one-stop shopping experience.

The unification of Italy and fall of the Vatican political state reinstated the civil rights of the Jewish people of Rome, and they celebrated with the construction of the Great Synagogue.

When planning a visit to the winding streets of the Trastevere neighborhood, earmark time to meander these ancient gardens. Locally known as Orto Botanico, this land was first cultivated by Pope Nicholas III in the late 13th century, and is now owned by the Sapienza University of Rome.

It’s a favored watering hole of the Roman leftist intelligentsia, but anyone is welcome at this funky Jewish Ghetto salon that shares its intimate square with the delightful Fountain of the Turtles.

Kofi Annan, Nelson Mandela, and Pierce Brosnan are among the fans of the classic, hand-tailored menswear sold here. The haberdashery has been creating made-to-measure suits since 1945.

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.

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.