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Things to do in Metropolitan City of Rome

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“A 5-minute walk from the Studio, it’s the third-largest public park in Rome – covering over 80 hectares of land. Inside the park, you can find one of Rome’s very best art galleries, with masterpieces from famed artists such as Caravaggio, Bernini, Raphael, and Titian. Another attraction I advise to visit inside the park is the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, which is the National Gallery of Modern Art. You can also find the Bioparco di Roma, a cageless Zoo located in the north-east area of the park. ”
  • 539 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Amphitheatrum Flavium is the most famous and impressive monument of ancient Rome, as well as the largest amphitheater in the world. ”
  • 546 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Visiting the Vatican Museums is a memorable, must see sightseeing experience for visitors to Rome, culminating with the Sistine Chapel – a show stopper to end any visit to the Vatican Museums. Queues and waiting times to access the Vatican Museums are legendary and the Vatican Museums are not open every day. So we inform you of your options to minimise Vatican Museum waiting and queues, how fast track tickets, tours and advice of less busy times and days for queuing can enhance your Vatican Museums visit. Most first time visitors will combine a visit to the Vatican Museums with a visit to St Peter's St Peter's Basilica in one day. To minimise stress and to maximise your enjoyment being informed about your options and what to expect are a huge advantage.”
  • 451 locals recommend
Landmark
“The Unique square with the beautiful fountain of the Four Rivers designed and built by Bernini, originally was a Stadium. Piazza Navona, at the time of ancient Rome, was the "Stadium of Domitian" and could accommodate 30,000 spectators. The stadium was used exclusively for athletics competitions. In ancient times the square was concave, the closures of the three fountains were blocked and the water came out in order to flood the square where water games were organized”
  • 330 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“ At the beginning of the seventh century  the Pantheon was converted into a Christian basilica  called Santa Maria della Rotonda  or Santa Maria ad Martyres , which allowed it to survive almost intact to the plundering inflicted by the popes on the buildings of classical Rome. It enjoys the rank of minor bascilica. The inhabitants of Rome popularly called it Rotonna.("la Rotonda"), from which the name of the square and of the street in front [”
  • 282 locals recommend
Landmark
“Trevi fountain is the largest Boroque fountain in the city and one of the famous fountain in the world.”
  • 309 locals recommend
Castle
“It's an important monument and it's often surrounded by stalls and musicians which make this place a vibrant gathering point”
  • 344 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“you can find best cafes , roman cuisine restaurant, artisanal boutique, aperitivo places and a lot more ”
  • 415 locals recommend
Park
“Wide public park where you can enjoy walking and running far away from the city mood. There are some playground as well and a romantic lake. It was the country residence of a ancient roman nobility family, so you can have an idea about their life style.”
  • 307 locals recommend
Church
“It's the largest of the four papal basilicas of Rome, known throughout the world.”
  • 257 locals recommend
Plaza
“Square that takes its name from the Iberian embassy there. It is known above all for the surreal and enchanting beauty of the staircase that dominates its scene, that of Trinità dei Monti. At the center of the square "la barcaccia" the small but enchanting masterpiece of Baroque art by Gianlorenzo Bernini.”
  • 141 locals recommend
Border Crossing
“It is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Rome in the city of Rome and serves as the seat of the Roman Pontiff.”
  • 282 locals recommend
Plaza
“Campo de' Fiori, is a rectangular square south of Piazza Navona at the border between rione Parione and rione Regola. Night Life is there !!! ”
  • 246 locals recommend
Plaza
“From Piazza del Popolo you can reach Spanish steps, Trevi fountain and many mote turistics sites.”
  • 181 locals recommend
Route
“Via del Corso is a main street in the historical centre of Rome. Today, the Corso is a popular place for the "passeggiata", the evening stroll for the populace to be seen and to see others. It is also an important shopping street for tourists and locals alike. Here you can find the big national and international stores, as well as small shops with great bargains. Without a shadow of doubt chic shopping in Rome is traditionally done in the Tridente neighbourhood. The street itself is remarkable for being absolutely straight in an area characterized by narrow meandering alleys and small piazzas. The length of the street is roughly 1.5 kilometres. The Corso runs in a generally north-south direc”
  • 111 locals recommend
Museum
“The Borghese Museum is probably the most elegant and refined museum in Rome. It is found inside Villa Borghese's park and with amazing pieces of art that vary from sculpture, to wall paintings and the museum beautiful architecture will make you fall in love with it. Since it is often fully booked it is better to do a reservation at least one week before you plan to go.”
  • 200 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Gourmet Shop
“Best food retail store with all Italian excellences. Restaurants are also available within the premises.”
  • 218 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“-Best tiramisu of Rome , you can find the traditional with coffee or other tastes with pistachio, banana and nutella, nuts and strawberry and cream; - Sunday brunch; - Apertif in the evening from 7.00 p.m”
  • 176 locals recommend
Bar
“Really great for breakfast, brunch and dinner. Beautiful location with an open space and a large tree. Recommended especially if it’s a sunny day. Necci was attended by Pier Paolo Pasolini.”
  • 144 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Maybe one of the most traditional pizza restaurant in Rome. Wood oven and a large choice of Roman pizza, very thin and crispy. Often crowded and noisy but it’s worthy to go. Very good prices.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Drink something at Bar del fico is a must. Bartender's choice is great, nice vibes. Take your drink and go out in the crowd with the locals”
  • 81 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“At 10min walking (900mt) from the b&b. Trendy cool place in 70's style, good cocktail and wines, good food. The prices are not economic Opening time - all days 8am - 2am late at night”
  • 93 locals recommend
Outlet Store
“If you want to buy entrence TICKETS for Roma Tour Pls do not hesitate to contact KOSALA (Check-in Manager of GORDON) OPEN BUS | VATICAN MUSEUM | COLOSSEUM | ROMAN FORUM | St. PETER'S BASILICA | ROMANTIC DINNER TOUR | CATACOMBS OF DOMITILLA | SHOPPING OUTLET | POMPEI & NAPELS”
  • 69 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“One of the best Pizza in Rome! Very wide choice of Pizzas! There is always a queue so get there early (19:00/19:30)!!”
  • 83 locals recommend

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