Italy's vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de' Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.
If you ever wanted to feel like the Caesars—with all of ancient Rome (literally) at your feet—simply head to Michelangelo's…Learn More >
Aventino and Testaccio
While Romans consider these neighborhoods central, they are just far enough off the beaten path to be little known to…Learn More >
Monti, Esquilino, Celio, and the Via Appia Antica
Several neighborhoods come together here, just north of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. They range from the bustling, multicultural…Learn More >