Citalia’s Guide to Rome

The capital city of Italy, Rome is a wonder that is not to be missed. With so many gems around every corner, the Eternal City has something for everyone. Wondering what to do in Rome? To help you get started, below is a guide to our favourite things to do in Rome…
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Visit the Colosseum

Step back in time to ancient Rome’s glory days with a visit to the Colosseum. This world-famous amphitheatre is iconic, with its grand arches and interesting history. Hear the crowd roar as you imagine being seated, waiting for the clash of the gladiators. Stroll through the magnificent corridors, marvelling at the arena floor where history was made. A trip to Rome is not complete without a visit to the Colosseum. 

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Explore the Roman Forum

For a captivating journey that takes you into the heart of ancient Rome, head to the Roman Forum. This archaeological site is filled with the remains of temples, basilicas, and government buildings, offering a glimpse into the past. Meander through the ruins and picture yourself in ancient Rome, standing among the grandeur of the buildings that once lined the very street you’re stood in. If you’re looking to connect with the rich past of the city, then the Forum is the place to be.   

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Climb the Spanish Steps

In the heart of Rome, climb the 135 beautifully designed Spanish Steps to be rewarded with panoramic views at the top. Adorned with vibrant azaleas, the Spanish Steps have been a meeting place for both locals and tourists for many years. The steps represent the close relationship between the Sacred and the Eternal City and get their name from the Spanish Embassy that sits in the square. Here, you can soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the city and appreciate the sensational views across the rooftops and beyond.

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Relax in Piazza Navona

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of Piazza Navona in the heart of Rome. This elegant square is adorned with beautiful fountains, Baroque facades, and vibrant outdoor cafes, making it the perfect spot to immerse yourself in the culture. Enjoy the ambiance of the street musicians and artists or grab a bite to eat in one of the many eateries. Savour an espresso and admire the grandeur of this fantastic city.

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Take a Tour of the Vatican

Home to some of the world’s most renowned treasures, the Vatican is a city within Rome that invites you to take a moment to appreciate your surroundings. Enjoy exploring the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the glorious Sistine Chapel. Stand in awe as you gaze at masterpieces from the likes of Michelangelo and Raphael. Don’t forget to look up in the Sistine Chapel where you’ll be treated to some of Michelangelo’s greatest work. A tour of the Vatican immerses you into a world of art, religion and history.

What is there to eat in Rome?

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Rome is a culinary paradise for foodies thanks to its wide range of delicious dishes and experiences. Be sure to sample some spaghetti carbonara. This classic Roman dish is a fan favourite and is made with pasta, eggs, guanciale (cured pork cheek), Pecorino Romano cheese and seasoned with black pepper. Cacio e Pepe is another wonderful choice, a simple dish of pasta mixed with Pecorino Romano cheese and black pepper. If you fancy a pizza, why not try the Pizza Romana? Local in style, it is characterised by its thin and crispy crusts and has simple toppings of tomato, mozzarella, and basil – similar to the much-loved Margherita.

Where should I stay in Rome?


Hotel Savoy
  • Close to Villa Borghese and Spanish Steps
  • Terrazza offering panoramic views of Rome
Baglioni Hotel Regina
  • Situated on Via Veneto near Rome's key attractions
  • Stylish guest rooms and excellent hospitality

Tips from the Experts

The view at sunset from the Pincio Terrace in the Villa Borghese Gardens is just amazing and very romantic, with Rome at your feet and the dome of St Peters Basilica dominating the skyline.  

Rome has thousands of years of history and so much to see - the Vatican, the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps. Trastevere is the bohemian area of Rome and is not to be missed. When there, try the Cacio e Pepe pasta for a real Roman culinary experience. 

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