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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“Amphitheatrum Flavium is the most famous and impressive monument of ancient Rome, as well as the largest amphitheater in the world. ”
  • 555 locals recommend
  • 132 Experiences
Plaza
“Campo de' Fiori, is a rectangular square south of Piazza Navona at the border between rione Parione and rione Regola. Night Life is there !!! ”
  • 247 locals recommend
  • 14 Experiences
Scenic Viewpoint
“This is a fantastic place where to rest, maybe have a quick snack and relax with Rome's view. A particular aspect of this area is the magnificent view that you will see through a keyhole. Yes, a door keyhole. You may ask to whoever walks by that area. Must see”
  • 162 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Museum
“Piazza Venezia is located at the foot of the Capitol, where the most important streets of the capital intersect, as Via dei Fori Imperiali and Via del Corso. The Vittoriano stands out, a colossal monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, also called the Altar of the Fatherland. Many are the historical palaces in the square. It is possible to go up to the panoramic terrace of the Vittoriano.”
  • 127 locals recommend
  • 13 Experiences
Historic Site
“The Roman Forum, also known by its Latin name Forum Romanum (Italian: Foro Romano), is a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this space, originally a marketplace, as the Forum Magnum, or simply the Forum. For centuries the Forum was the center of day-to-day life in Rome: the site of triumphal processions and elections; the venue for public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial matches; and the nucleus of commercial affairs. Here statues and monuments commemorated the city's great men. The teeming heart of ancient Rome, it has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world, and in all history.[1] Located in the small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, the Forum today is a sprawling ruin of architectural fragments and intermittent archaeological excavations attracting 4.5 million or more sightseers yearly.[2] Many of the oldest and most important structures of the ancient city were located on or near the Forum. The Roman Kingdom's earliest shrines and temples were located on the southeastern edge. These included the ancient former royal residence, the Regia (8th century BC), and the Temple of Vesta (7th century BC), as well as the surrounding complex of the Vestal Virgins, all of which were rebuilt after the rise of imperial Rome. Other archaic shrines to the northwest, such as the Umbilicus Urbis and the Vulcanal (Shrine of Vulcan), developed into the Republic's formal Comitium (assembly area). This is where the Senate—as well as Republican government itself—began. The Senate House, government offices, tribunals, temples, memorials and statues gradually cluttered the area. Over time the archaic Comitium was replaced by the larger adjacent Forum and the focus of judicial activity moved to the new Basilica Aemilia (179 BC). Some 130 years later, Julius Caesar built the Basilica Julia, along with the new Curia Julia, refocusing both the judicial offices and the Senate itself. This new Forum, in what proved to be its final form, then served as a revitalized city square where the people of Rome could gather for commercial, political, judicial and religious pursuits in ever greater numbers. Eventually much economic and judicial business would transfer away from the Forum Romanum to the larger and more extravagant structures (Trajan's Forum and the Basilica Ulpia) to the north. The reign of Constantine the Great saw the construction of the last major expansion of the Forum complex—the Basilica of Maxentius (312 AD). This returned the political center to the Forum until the fall of the Western Roman Empire almost two centuries later. ”
  • 104 locals recommend
  • 69 Experiences
Church
“The Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore is the most important and best preserved of Roman churches dedicated to the Madonna. It rises on top of the Esquiline Hill and is the only remaining example of early Christian architecture, even though it has over time been further embellished.”
  • 125 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Art Museum
“Consider spending 2-3 hours in the Musei Capitolini, the most ancient and probably best positioned museum in the world, where you will get a true scent of Roman history spanning 20 centuries. Among the other City museums of Rome, Palazzo Massimo and Palazzo Altemps are definitely worth a visit if you have time. Art galleries such as Galleria Colonna and Galleria Doria Pamphilj are great spots depending on your tastes. In any case, consider that you will not be able to see everything Rome has to offer, so you will have to come back again and again! ”
  • 62 locals recommend
  • 5 Experiences
Entertainment
“Called Altare della Patria. The monument was erected following WWI in honor of those who lost their lives in battle. It is noteworthy, not for its beauty but for its grand scale. In 1911 Giuseppe Sacconi designed the monument but completed by several sculptures and architects including Leonardo Bistolfi, Angelo Zanelli, Manfredo and Pio Piacentini. It was only inaugurated in 1935. The monument is named after the first king of unified Italy. The structure is made of marble, there are sweeping stairways on either side of an intricately carved pedestal which holds an equestrian statue of Victor Emmanuel. The stairs lead up to a semi-circle of Corinthian columns which resembles a Roman temple. On either side of the roof of the semi-circular structure are quadrigas statues of the Goddess Victoria. Visitors can take an elevator to the Terrace of the Quadrigas to get brilliant views of the city. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Plaza
“as soon as you put your head out of this metro stop you will find the Colosseum in front of his majesty.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Plaza
“In this market you can find the best vegetables and fruit. It is also very picturesque. It is open from 8.00am until 4.30pm ”
  • 115 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Circo massimo Ancient Roman stadium for chariot races. Today a park where you can relax on the grass and imagine the sound of horses' hooves vibrating on the ground. It keeps the ancient form intact if viewed from a distance.”
  • 96 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Landmark
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“At the end of the Republican Age, when Rome had become the capital of a vast empire stretching from Gaul to Asia Minor, the old Roman Forum proved to be too cramped to efficiently serve as the city’s ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Monti is the first district of Rome, indicated with R. I. 15 MIN ON FOOT The name derives from the fact that the term li monti (mountain) meant the vast area, little inhabited, which included the Esquiline Hill, the Viminal, part of the Quirinal and the Celio up to the border of the Aurelian Walls. Today the Quirinale, Castro Pretorio and the Celio no longer belong to him, but the name has remained.”
  • 105 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Colosseum is more impressive than any football stadium you've ever seen, AND it's 2000 years old. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Church
“The Church is most widely known for a masterpiece of art. Since 1545, in the right transept, the Church has hosted a key work of sixteenth-century art − Michelangelo’s Moses. The statue was sculpted in 1513 to adorn the funereal monument commissioned by Julius II from Buonarroti. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“The Imperial Fora (Fori Imperiali in Italian) are a series of monumental fora (public squares), constructed in Rome over a period of one and a half centuries, between 46 BC and 113 AD.”
  • 47 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“A popular and very busy restaurant, reservations is recommended. Excellent food. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“open till late at night , ideal for big group of persons. It is where local people are going to eat a super good pizza .”
  • 95 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Do you like a very thin red slight pizza? Yes, this is the best place for your unconventional lunch time. Yes, you will find more and more experience for your food Italian taste”
  • 80 locals recommend
Roman Restaurant
“Enjoy a great carbonara or amatriciana in this restaurant beloved by locals”
  • 63 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Cult and popular wine bar. Food is average. Wine is good, but as it’s constantly packed with people, you have to wait for a table or for your order to arrive… Nonetheless a typical loudy roman bar, to discover! Prices: 5,00/15,00€”
  • 57 locals recommend
Trattoria/Osteria
“A slice of the old Rome of decades ago, as it used to be before tourism - moderate prices, family-friendly, good Roman cooking and great pizzas, popular with both locals and tourists,(try the "Coda alla Vaccinara" or Roman-style Oxtail!) the Host Luciano and the staff are very Roman and theatrical, making for a party-like atmosphere and with no kitchen closing between lunch and dinner, you can eat at any time - closed Wednesdays. Covered tent lets you eat outdoors in all seasons and weather or indoors according to preference. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Beer Bar
“Open Baladin Roma serves over 100 bottled beers from the best Italian brewers, but that's not all! 40… yes, FORTY draft Italian beers representing, in just one place, the best that Italian craft brewers have to offer. Plus a selection of international beers. The Open Baladin in Rome has a more ambitious menu, with delicious daily specials as well as tantalizing snacks, such as the legendary fatate - freshly made potato chips flavored with unique aromas, from licorice to garlic, pecorino cheese or sweet paprika - our scrocchette, flavorsome sandwiches created by Gabriele Bonci, or the luxurious desserts that will seduce anyone with a bit of a sweet tooth. The magic atmosphere of Open Baladin, combined with the magic of Rome, is just too charming to miss. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Nightclub
“International nightclub with 3 different rooms: hip hop, Electronic, and top 40. Something for everyone!”
  • 23 locals recommend

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