Rome is part of the most visited cities in Europe.

Enjoy ice creams, meet gladiators in the street, admire a lot of amazing buildings… are some of the activities you will do there. 2 hours plane far from Paris, it’s a perfect city for a short stay. We advise you 10 must do in Rome to have an unforgettable stay there.


1. Have a nice dinner at the Checchino dal 1887

Rome’s Trattoria Checchino dal 1887 serves excellent typical food in very nice dishes. The restaurant is located in the borough Testaccio. The room is very nice. The staff speaks English. If you are looking for a typical place during your stay, it will be perfect!

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2. Enjoy pizzas at Pizzeria Da Francesco

The Pizzeria da Francesco is one of the oldest pizzeria of the historical center of the city. It’s one of the last place where Romans are still going. The staff is very welcoming and warming, it’s a must to go place.

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3. Be amazed at the Basilica of St. Peter

The Basilica of St. Peter was created by the emperor Constantin in memory of Apostle Peter. It’s the biggest basilica from the Christianity in the world. Even if you are not religious, we advise you to go there. This basilica has been bettered for a 1.000 years and you will admire works of art from Raphael and Michel-Ange. Last advise: don’t forget that it’s a religious place so short skirt and dresses are forbidden.

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4. Back to the past in the Colosseo

Emblematic monument of the city, the Colosseo is located close from the old Roman forum. It’s the biggest amphitheater ever built. Back to the past, it was the pride of the Roman civilization. Now, it’s still an amazing place for Romans and visitors.

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5. Be seduced by fashion brands in the Via Condotti

The Via Condotti is one of the most prestigious and luxurious shopping street of Italy. It’s dedicated to Italian brands like Gucci, Valentino, Versace, Bvlgari, Ferragamo, Armani, Battistoni, Ferré, Fendi, Laura Biagiotti, … and international brands like Hermès, Cartier, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent… The Via Condotti was built in the Antiquity. It’s name comes from pipe which were bringing water until the Agrippa thermae. 5-via-condotti1

6. Be surprised at the Porta Portese

To find “antiquities” in Roma, there are a lot of markets. Le most known is, no doubt, the Porta Portese’s one. It’s opened on Sundays from 7 am to 2 pm. It’s one of the biggest markets in Europe. You will find there antiquities, pets, clothes, paintings, drawings, jewelry, posters, food… Porta Portese is located at the Via Ostiense – Trastevere. 6-porta-portese1

7. Meet animals at the Bioparco of Rome

The Bioparco is among the largest and oldest Zoological Gardens in Italy. Its main objective is to contribute to general public and school education on a broad range of environmental issues. All the zoo’s animals were born in captivity or acquired from international exchanges between zoological structures committed to the conservation of endangered species.

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8. Dream at the Planetario e Museo Astronomico

The philosophy of the new Planetarium of Rome and the Astronomical Museum, which has been presented at numerous national and international conferences, works according to the most recent scientific directives, moving attention from the technical explanation of phenomena to the emotion generated by contact with nature and with the unknown, a powerful intellectual “fusing” for any experience and understanding. 8-planetario1

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9. Have a magic moment at the Fontana di Trevi

The Fontaine de Trevi is the most artistical of the city, known around the world thanks to “La Dolce Vita” of Fellini. The fountain was build in 19 BC by Marco Vipsiano Agrippa. It brought water to fill the thermae built in the Pantheon. The water was called “Virgin water” in reference to a little girl who gave water to thirsty soldiers. We recommend you visit the fountain by night because the lights are magical at this time.

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10. Have a walk at the Villa Borghese

The Villa Borghese is the biggest park in Rome. This green place in the center of the city is opened to public since 1902. The villa Borghese offers nice walks. You will find there the Villa Medicis and a lots of museums. 10-villa-borghese1

Of course, this list is non-exhaustive and by exchanging your home in Rome, our members will be glad to share some other advises with you!

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