Of course, if you’re in Rome, you have to see the Colosseum. This magnificent building is Rome’s shining glory (you know, the kind of stuff you see on postcards), and it’s even better in person than you can imagine. Built between 72-80 AD, it is the largest amphitheatre in the world and could hold up to 80,000 people. Local Romans used to come to see violent gladiator battles or animal hunts, but now it’s a lot more peaceful. We recommend buying tickets in advance, as the queues here can be crazy. But it is one hundred percent worth it once you get to the 5th level for that 360-degree view over the theatre.
There’s no place like Rome. This is a city where winding streets lead to beautiful temples, pasta gets brought out by the bucketload, and the people-watching opportunities never end. It’s one of the most famous cities in the world for a reason, but you can’t fully understand its magic until you’ve been there in person.
Rome is also much, much bigger than you can imagine, so you’re going to want to have a plan in place. Here you’ll find archeological treasures, iconic art collections and enough culture to make you want to come back again and again. But don’t worry – there’s plenty of time to digest your lunchtime pasta, and to sip on aperitifs in the warm sunshine. Whether it’s your first or your 20th time visiting, here are the very best things to do in Rome, according to a local.
🏛️ Unmissable attractions in Rome
🍝 The best restaurants in Rome
🛍️ Where to go shopping in Rome
🏘️ The best Airbnbs in Rome
🏨 The best hotels in Rome
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