Before you go :
Learn about ancient Roman culture.
Rome's skyline is instantly recognisable - its buildings have been world-famous attractions for centuries.
Modern Rome and the Rome of ancient Italy co-exist.
This page leads you to the background of Roman culture and how Rome today has become one of the world's greatest cities.
Things to do in Rome : places to go, people to see!
Things to do in Rome for kids.
Rome's actually a very child-friendly city, but dragging kids around historic sites can be a nightmare, specially in the searing summer heat.
This page suggests other things to do in Rome with kids to keep them happy.
Wander through the Trastevere district -
one of the best places to visit in Italy.
If you love Italian culture, you need to visit the Trastevere district of Rome. It's buzzy, full of character, and being there is like being in an Italian village.
This page describes the history, culture and traditions of the Trastevere and gives ideas for what to see, where to stay and the best restaurants in the area.
Wandering round the city's markets is one of the most enjoyable activities in Rome. From fruit, veg and flowers to souvenirs and 'antiques' - it's all there!
This page tells you where to find the best of Rome's markets.
Go to Rome's gladiator school!
This is a must! Everyone who goes enjoys it, no matter what age or cultural background.
Start with a bit of learning about how gladiators lived, have a look at some original gladiator weapons and then - learn how to fight like a gladiator in a real arena!
This page gives you all the information you need, plus a direct link to book. If you want a really memorable, out of the ordinary treat for the whole family while you're in Rome - don't miss it!
Visit the Colosseum.
This is a definite must-do. The Ancient Roman Colosseum is the one place everyone associates with Rome. It's an astonishing sight.
This page tells you all about how to get to this best loved of Rome attractions, together with opening times and ticket information.
And if you are at the Colosseum on
you will get the opportunity to ...
See the Pope.
Ever wondered how people get to see the Pope? Where he goes in the summer? Where he says mass at
Easter in Rome?
This page tells you all about the Pope : where and when to see him, how to get tickets, where to buy souvenirs, and more.
Spend some time on Rome's beach.
Yes, you heard it here first - a beach right in the centre of Rome!
It may not be the greatest beach in Italy, but in the heat of the
it's one of the great treats that Rome has to offer.
The weather in Rome, Italy -
see how it will be before you go!
Accommodation in Rome, Italy :
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