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Welcome to this weeks edition of the Sunday Spotlight – Things to Do in Rome.
The Sunday Spotlight series is a collaboration of travel tips and stories shared by other traveler’s and bloggers around the web.
We hope these tips and stories will inform and inspire you to go travel and take that dream trip to Italy. If you have already been, please share your tip on best things to do in Rome in the comments down below!
When in Rome – Some Do’s and Dont’s
When Yvonne Zagermann visits a city she wants to feel like a local, not plan too much and just stumble upon things. On her trip to Rome she discovered some do’s and don’ts. Read On
Where to Stay in Rome, Italy
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Wondering what makes one area of Rome different from another? Here’s a list by the guys from Eating Italy Food Tours of all the best areas and Districts in Rome to stay. Read On
How to Eat Really Well in Rome (and avoid food traps)
Stephanie Yoder is obsessed with Italian food and spent an afternoon walking and eating her way around the Roman neighborhood of Testaccio, one of the best eating neighborhoods. Read On
Gelato. Credit: twentysomethingtravel
Best Gelato Shops in Rome
It’s HOT in Rome in the summer, which means lots of Gelato. But Jennifer Miner discovers that not all gelato shops in Rome are outstanding, and gives her exclusive list of the best 3 shops. Read On
Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Rome
If you are a vegetarian, Dalila Ercolani shares her list of vegetarian, vegan and ovo-lacto friendly places you should visit. Read On
Visiting St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome
Mary Solio takes a look at the symbol of the Vatican and one of the holiest places in Christianity. Regardless of what faith one believes in, she says St. Peter’s Basilica is a must visit. Read On
My Favourite Bits of Rome
Laurence Norah says it’s hard to find this much history and culture stuffed into such a small area, and you should load your camera with film, take a billion photos, then load up on gelato. Read On
Visiting Rome in the Spring
Andrea Anastasakis was introduced to an area she had never seen before, the Jewish Ghetto,which is one of the most well known restaurant streets in Rome. Read On
Things to Do in Rome
Mary Solio realized how family-friendly Rome is and how the whole city is like a living art and history museum. It also has many free attractions including these five: Read On
Tivoli’s Villa d’Este – UNESCO World Heritage Site
Just outside of Rome, Keryn Means introduces us to Villa d’Este. This brilliant example of Italian renaissance architecture and garden design was once home to Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este. Read On
Touring The Vatican (with kids)
When Lisa Goodmurphy went to Rome with daughters, she decided on the Context Travel company which has a family program designed to introduce children to art, history and architecture. Read On
How to Drink Coffee in Rome like a Local
Lina Muna shares her tips on what you need to know about drinking coffee in Rome and your step-by-step guide on how to order coffee like an Italian. Read On
Getting Lost in Rome – This is Why I Travel
Getting lost in Rome was not Laurel Perry Turner’s idea of fun, but she soon found out that some of your best experiences can come when you least expect them. Read On
A list of 30 unique activities for you to do in Rome by other travelers. Read On
A Special Day of Touring in Rome
Michael Hodson got the chance to do a wonderful tour with Walks of Italy. The highlight being able to walk out on stage at the Colosseum, which isn’t available via buying the normal ticket. Read On
Early Morning in Rome
Worried about crowds? Do you like to take an early morning walk around the streets of a city? Jenny Freedman arose early with the sun and has never seen the streets of Rome so empty. Read On
7 Beautiful Fountains You Must See in Rome, Italy
Aleah Taboclaon spent 4 days in Rome without a map and without a plan but by wandering around the Italian capital she discovered just how wonderful the fountains are. Read On
Off-the-Beaten Path in Rome (Testaccio)
Erin McNeaney says most visitors to Rome have never heard of Testaccio, but it has an unusual history, quirky sights, the best market ever, and most importantly an amazing food scene. Read On
All the Way to the Top of Saint Peters Basilica, Rome
Barbara Weibel climbed the 550 steps to the top of the cupola for stunning views of Saint Peters Square and the lush Vatican gardens, which can only be seen from above. Read On
The Best Place to See Caravaggio in Rome
Jenna Francisco shares the best place to see the master painter Caravaggio’s work, where it really makes an impact, in the church of San Luigi dei Francesi. Read On
Traipsing Through Trastevere
Christine Medina says stumbling upon the neighbourhood of Trastevere felt like finding a small town in the midst of the chaotic sprawl that is Rome. Read On
I Went to Rome and Bumped into the Pope
True story. Jayne Gorman strolled into Vatican City and bumped into the Pope. It makes a great dinner table conversation. It happened like this. Read On
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