Four Great Things to Enjoy in Rome
Leah Walker May 4, 2018

Rome is a fantastic city. It has a long and interesting history, so, unsurprisingly, there is plenty to do and see there. Here are some of the highlights:

A night of music or theater

The city of Rome is home to several excellent concert halls, theaters and opera houses. So, there are dozens of classical concerts in Rome for visitors and residents to enjoy, almost regardless of the time of year.

If you have not got the time or do not feel like sitting through a full performance there are some great alternatives. The concert and dinner nights at venues like Bernini´s are very popular. Or you could buy a ticket that allows you to enjoy dinner at a top-class restaurant on the Piazza della Republica , followed by a concert at the nearby Saint Paul Within the Walls Episcopal Church.

Indulge in a roof-top meal

The chance to see a city from above should never be passed up. You always get a much more interesting perspective when you get up high and can look out across a cityscape. This is certainly the case with Rome; somehow it looks even more stunning when seen from a rooftop. An evening spent enjoying the view with a nice meal is a special experience that really should not be missed.

Several of Rome´s hotels have rooftop terrace restaurants, including the Hotel Eden, Sofitel and the Forum. If you are looking for something a little different the Aroma Restaurant, Palazzo Manfredi is a great choice. It is a Michelin-stared restaurant that offers views of the Colosseum. The building was originally a villa, so it has a nice classy, but still cozy vibe going on.

Take a night tour

When you are staying in a city, it is always good to get out and about at night. Rather than simply go for a meal or visit a bar it is well worth taking a nighttime walking tour. A lot of the most important historical sites in Rome are well lit and look just as interesting at night as they do during the day. There are quite a few nighttime tours available in Rome. So, it is relatively easy for you to find one that suits your particular interests.

Visit the ancient sites of Rome

Rome is home to some of the most interesting ancient buildings and monuments. No visit to the city is complete without your taking a tour of them.

Top of the list has to be the Roman Forum, Colosseum, the ruins of Palatine Hill and Circus Maximus. These are the four ancient sites that you really must visit. If you want to get around them all quickly take one of the Segway or electric bike tours that includes them on their itinerary. This is the quickest and easiest way to get between the various sites. Just to be sure to book one that allows you enough time to actually go in and see the individual monuments. Some of them just take you past them. You really should take the time to go inside and explore.

If the above suggestions seem a little staid to you, do not worry because Rome is not an old-fashioned city. Far from it, as you can see here, there are plenty of unusual and fun ways to pass the time in this ancient place.

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Leah Walker

Leah's a luxury travel and food writer who has as many stories as she does shoes. She documents her experiences whether that's in the lap of luxury or riding through a swamp in an airboat. Leah freelances and has contributor/editor roles with The Daily Meal, USA Today 10 Best, Bonjour Paris, France Today, Luxe Beat Magazine, Four Seasons Magazine, Forbes Travel Guide, and is a travel and wine ambassador for Atout France USA. Leah's lived in Paris for three years, and was recently awarded another four with a Passeport Talent visa renewal. Though, her talent for speaking French is abysmal.

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