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Top 10 Things To Do In Rome

Updated on September 23, 2016

Rome, Italy - A Must See For Any World Traveler

Honestly, I've been dragging my feet for several months as I mulled over what to include in this lens. Choosing the Top 10 Things To Do in Rome is nearly impossible because there is not only such a diverse collection of things to see, but also an overwhelming number of things to do. Me thinks that you could live in Rome for a lifetime and still not visit all the great sites around the Eternal City. I equate the Eternal City with the city that takes an eternity to see.

With that in mind, I've chosen the Top 10 Things that I recommend any first time visitor to Rome include on their itinerary. Of course, if you have a week or two to spend in Rome and its environs, many more items would be included (see my additional things to do list near the bottom of this lens). Enjoy your journey!

NOTE - All of the photos in this lens are from our personal collection of photos taken during visits to Rome unless otherwise noted. Taking photos inside churches and museums in Italy is almost always prohibited so most of those pictures are from others (my husband refuses to break the rules even when I'm giving him a nudge).

Rome Travel Guides

I never leave home without a great travel guide. Usually I choose Frommers or Fodors....I just like how they arrange and present the information. Here are some of the best Rome travel guides available from Amazon.

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#1) Hop On - Hop Off Rome Bus Tour - A must for any first time visitor!

I've said it before and I'll say it again here. I ALWAYS recommend taking the hop on/off bus tour the first day (or two) in major European cities. It is a great way to get the lay of the land and to take in all the sites quickly. No less than 20 groups operate bus tours in Rome so it can be a bit overwhelming to choose one. That said, I suggest looking for one that has a drop off and pick-up spot close to your hotel and one that has open top seating so that you can get plenty of photos and enjoy the outdoors. Of course if you are visiting Rome in extremely hot weather of July and August, you may want to consider an open top bus that has a retractable shade screen. Otherwise, you just might get roasted. If possible, visit Rome in May or September when the crowds have dwindled a bit and the weather is normally nice.

Most of the hop on/off bus tour operators have several bus routes with 15 to 20 stops at the major sites around Rome. Usually they have running commentary available in multiple languages via headphones with jacks near every bus seat. Tickets are usually good for 24 to 48 hours depending on the operator and what options you choose. I recommend waiting until you get to Rome to purchase tickets (you can do this at any stop for most of the buses). However if you'd like an overview of the bus stops and routes for one of the major operators, visit Viator.com.

My Tips - If you want to have a fun, leisurely tour of the city, avoid peak weekend afternoon bus hours. Do the tour on weekend mornings and during the week if at all possible. Check to make sure that your headphone jack works before getting settled into your bus seat. You really miss out if you can't get the commentary about the sites that you are seeing around Rome.

Rome Bus Tour Video - An excellent open top tour video!

#2) The Colosseum & Arch of Constantine

No visit to Rome would be complete without a visit to the Colosseum. It is amazingly well preserved. Built between 70AD and 80AD, the Roman Colosseum held up to 70,000 spectators for gladiator contests and animal hunts. If you saw Russell Crowe in the Gladiator movie, then you know what I'm talking about. It is estimated that over 500,000 people and 1 million animals were killed during the Roman games.

The exterior of the building features numerous arches some of which led to interior corridors from the base of the stadium. The arches around the upper floors were each filled with statues of gladiator figures. The interior consisted of a wood floor that covered a complex set of rooms and passages where the elaborate show scenery, the gladiator men, and the animals were housed. Doors in the floor allowed the men and animals to get to the "stage" on a counter-weighted "elevator". Spectators sat in sectors within the Colosseum according to their class with the least important citizens at the top and the Senators and more important people near the bottom.

And don't miss the beautiful Arch of Constantine which sits just outside the main entrance to the Colosseum. The arch was built in 315 to commemorate Constantine the first's victory over Maxentius. Wedding photographers with couples in tow flock to this area to get the perfect picture for photo wedding favors of the bride and groom with both the arch and the Colosseum behind them. In the photo, you can see one such couple. Can you imagine getting married in Rome? What a memorable bride and groom gift that would be! And if you just happen to be getting married in Rome, be sure to buy some Italian themed wedding favors.

My Tips - The Colosseum has the longest tourist ticket lines so to avoid standing in that long line, buy a combo ticket for the Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and the Roman Forum at the Palatine Hill ticket office which is just up the street from the Colosseum (past the Arch of Constantine). You will literally save yourself hours of waiting in line to by tickets because you can bypass the line if you already have a ticket in hand.

#3) Roman Forum

The Roman Forum was the heart of ancient Roman civilization. It was where the central government of the Roman empire was seated and was the central hub for economic and commercial activities. The ruins date from the 7th century BC. Amongst the ruins, you'll see countless temples and sanctuaries (as it served as the religious center as well), rows of shops, columns and arches commemorating people and battle victories, Senate buildings, and much more.

My Tip - Vendors just outside the forum and near the Colosseum sell a little red book called Rome Past and Present by Vision Publications (some versions come with a free DVD). It has plastic overlays that show how the current ruins looked 2,000 years ago. It is a MUST HAVE. I can't tell you how much more enjoyable this book made our visit to the ALL the ancient sites in Rome. If you only heed one bit of my advice, BUY THIS BOOK!!

Rome - Past & Present with Reconstructions - The Book EVERY Rome Tourist Needs!

Roman Forum Photos

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View Toward Palatine HillView Toward The ColisseumWalking Inside The Roman ForumView Toward Capitoline HillWalking Inside Roman ForumView of Forum From Capitoline HillView of Forum From Palatine Hill
View Toward Palatine Hill
View Toward Palatine Hill
View Toward The Colisseum
View Toward The Colisseum
Walking Inside The Roman Forum
Walking Inside The Roman Forum
View Toward Capitoline Hill
View Toward Capitoline Hill
Walking Inside Roman Forum
Walking Inside Roman Forum
View of Forum From Capitoline Hill
View of Forum From Capitoline Hill
View of Forum From Palatine Hill
View of Forum From Palatine Hill

#4) Pantheon

The Pantheon was constructed between and 27 and 25 AD as a temple to the Olympian gods. Pantheon literally means "of all the gods" in Greek. The original temple was destroyed by fire in 80 AD and was rebuilt with the columns and interior hall that you can see today. The dome spans 142 feet and was the largest in the world until the dome was completed on Florence's Cathedral in 1436. Even today, the Pantheon dome is the largest reinforced concrete dome in the world....pretty amazing considering it was built 2000 years ago.

In 609, the building was converted into a Christian church and is still occasionally used for services today. Inside the Pantheon, you can see the tombs of Raphael the painter and Vittorio Emanuele II.

The area around the Pantheon is surrounded by all kinds of small cafes where you can grab lunch and souvenir shops where you can pick up some unique holiday gifts for yourself or your family back home.

#5) San Clemente Basilica

San Clemente Basilica was built in 1100 on the ruins of a 4th century Christian church which was built on the ruins of a 1st century pagan temple. The excavation of this three layered church makes for an interesting tour which is why I add this basilica to my Top 10 Things To Do in Rome list. In the photos above, you can see the exterior of the current church along with the current interior with the golden Triumph of the Cross domed area....it is made up of millions of tiny mosaic pieces. Yes that entire thing is constructed from little 1 centimeter square pieces of mosaic. Unbelievable and stunning! The middle right photo shows the altar to Mithras in the 1st century pagan temple under the basilica.

Photos are from Flickr.

#6) Trevi Fountain

You can't turn a street corner in Rome without seeing a beautiful fountain. That said, the largest baroque fountain in Rome is not to be missed. Trevi Fountain was completed in 1762 as a collaborative effort between many artists including Salvi, Bracci, and Pannini. It was built on the site of an original fountain fed by the Roman Aqueducts (as are most of the fountains in Rome).

Legend has it that if a visitor tosses a coin into the fountain over their shoulder, they are assured to return to Rome someday. Don't forget to give it a try.

My Tip - Be sure to stop at San Crispino (on a side street near Trevi Fountain) for a cup of the best gelato you'll ever taste. Honestly, I tried gelato all over Italy and this was the best BY FAR!

#7) Spanish Steps

One of the timeless, classic sites in Rome are the 138 steps that rise the steep slope from the Piazza di Spagna to the church of Trinità dei Monti at the top of the hill. You can't beat the people watching around the Spanish steps so just grab a seat, a cup of gelato, and watch the world pass you by. The view at night is amazing as well.

#8) Vittorio Emanuele II Monument's Glass Elevator

Get incredible views of Rome from this vantage point!

The big white marble monstrosity that was completed in 1935 as a monument to Vittorio Emanuele II (the first kind of a united Italy) sits on a hill right next to the ancient Roman Forum and Capitoline Hill. The location and architecture have left a severe distaste in the mouths of most of the Roman citizens. The one good thing about the monument is that you can ride a glass elevator to the top observation deck for amazing views of Rome and the ancient ruins.

Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II Photos

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#9) Piazza Navona

Piazza Navona was the site of a 1st century ancient Roman Circus (a competition arena in an oval shape). Even today, the piazza follows the same elliptical shape. It is best known for Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers which was unveiled in 1651. Four gods on the four corners of the fountain represent the world's four major rivers. It sits at the center of the piazza while two other fountains sit at the North and South ends.

If you saw the Angels and Demons movie starring Tom Hanks, then you may remember that the obelisk atop the Four Rivers Fountain was the 4th Illuminati marker and it is where Cardinal Baggia was placed to fulfill the death by drowning. He was to be weighted down and drowned in the fountain pool. You'll have to see the movie to get the final chapter on how that went for him.

#10) Villa Borghese

The villa sits in Rome's Borghese garden park....one of the few green spaces in Rome. The home was commissioned by Cardinal Borghese to act as his residence and to house his art collection. Today, the villa is a gallery where precious artworks are displayed. The most impressive pieces are the sculptures by world renowned artists such as Bernini, Caravaggio, and Canova.

My Tip - This gallery was one of the biggest surprises of our last trip to Rome. We had no idea how much great artwork was housed in this home gallery. If you have a free afternoon, I HIGHLY recommend that you make a trip to the Borghese Gallery. NOTE - reservations are required and the gallery tends to be booked out for a few days in advance so make your reservation when you arrive in Rome so you don't miss it! We were told by our concierge that the gallery was sold out the day we wanted to go so we looked online and were able to book tickets directly online (you could actually book them from the U.S. if you go this route).

Villa Borghese Photo Gallery - Photos from Flickr

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Exterior of Villa BorgheseBernini's Rape of Proserpina (1622)Canova's Venus Victrix in white marble (1808)Bernini's Apollo & Daphne (1625)Bernini's David in marble (1624)
Exterior of Villa Borghese
Exterior of Villa Borghese
Bernini's Rape of Proserpina (1622)
Bernini's Rape of Proserpina (1622)
Canova's Venus Victrix in white marble (1808)
Canova's Venus Victrix in white marble (1808)
Bernini's Apollo & Daphne (1625)
Bernini's Apollo & Daphne (1625)
Bernini's David in marble (1624)
Bernini's David in marble (1624)

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5 More of My Favorite Activities in Rome

Capuchin Crypt - made up of 6 tiny rooms beneath Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini near Barberini Square in Rome. All but one room has displays of human bones in intricate patterns (even chandeliers). It is interesting, but not for everyone.

Santa Maria Maggiore- one of the four papal basilicas in Rome. It dates from the 12th century and the interior is ridiculously ornate.

Strolling Neighborhoods like Travestere- The best way to get a feel for any city is by strolling the neighborhoods. Travestere is one of the most charming with its medieval streets, churches, and restaurants.

Popolo Square- One of Rome's most popular squares. It features a Ramses II Egyptian obelisk at the center which was brought to Rome in 10 B.C. The churches surrounding the square were featured in the Angels and Demons movie.

Piazza Campo dei Fiori- The square where you'll find a market every morning (except Sunday) with stalls selling flowers, fruit, veggies, household goods and bread. At night, the square is a great place to grab dinner and people watch.

Vatican City

I wanted to add a quick note about Rome and Vatican City. Obviously no trip to Rome is complete without taking in the sites inside Vatican City so check out my Top 10 Things To Do in Vatican City page. It deserves to have its own lens and to give Vatican City (which is technically its own country and not part of Rome) one line item in my list of Rome's Top 10 seemed ridiculous.

That said, you need to leave a day or two for exploring Vatican City when you visit Rome!

I'd Love To Hear About Your Adventures in Rome - Leave your comments & tips here!

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      Sharon Bellissimo 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      I just got back from a trip to Italy and Greece and spend 3 days in Rome. I loved it - my favourite was evening dinner in the outdoor cafes surrounded by so many other cafes and people. It was so vibrant. I will definitely return to Rome again.

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      ryan004007 3 years ago

      Rome is the one of the most beautiful Place in the world. I would surely roam in Rome one day.. lol!! :P

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      For years my wife and I have talked about taking a trip to Italy, so far we haven't made it. This was such a fantastic tour and beautiful pictures. Thanks :)

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      Moe Wood 3 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I haven't been but would definitely love to spend some time there. Thank you for the ideas!

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      lanalya21 3 years ago

      Rome is an amazing place. Thanks for sharing your stories and pictures

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      Giovanna Sanguinetti 3 years ago from Perth UK

      I love Rome so much. An incredibly special city. This is a fabulous lens.

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      libsramsey 3 years ago

      There are many other places in Rome that I love, some of which are for families with kids, while some are for those looking for a more romantic setting. For those who have kids, the Palatine Hill, the Gladiator School, the Baths of Emperor Caracalla, and the Mouth of Truth are just some of my top choices for family-oriented spots. The most romantic places are the Temple of Roma and Amor, the Aventine Hill, and the Tiber River (at sunset). If you would like to visit these places (especially for those with kids), I suggest that you rent an apartment in Rome. You may want to begin your search at romeaddress.com

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      Paige123 3 years ago

      What a lovely & nostalgic lens- I went there for New Years week many years ago with a relatively new gentleman friend. Our honeymoon cruise stopped there for the day a few years ago, and we relived that first trip.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      I have visited there before and you have some great picks.

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      Delia 3 years ago

      Haven't been there yet, but next on our European trip plans...thanks for sharing!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Great lens

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      Dhookraj Singh 3 years ago

      LOVE TO GO THERE AGAIN.

      BEEN ONCE, ENJOYED IT.

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      I have always been curious about Rome. Thank you for this lovely lens. I would love to see the beautiful art and architecture. Maybe I should brush up on some Italian. :-)

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      teelover 3 years ago

      Great lens and tips!

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      Max Globe 3 years ago

      Purple star well deserved! Very informative and entertaining lens) Thanks for reminding me of the trip to one of the brightest cities in Europe.

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      Maria Grujicic 3 years ago from Darwin, Australia

      I adored the Trevi Fountain in Rome- Your lens brought back memories. Thanks for sharing with such a comprehensive guide on Rome.

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      girlfriendfactory 4 years ago

      Rome was definitely not our favorite place in Italy though luckily my friend recommended the Hop on Hop of Tour for all cities (like you do). She says the 2-day pass is the way to go so you get an overview the first day and then the second day you can go back to your favs. I liked the Flavian Amphitheatre (Colosseum) just because it was so well known. It was neat to see it in person. We stayed near Vatican City so we walked through it almost every day. :-) Great lens!

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      SavioC 4 years ago

      You have shown a wonderful side of Rome which I have seen for the first time. Excellent info. This had to be Purple Star. Well done.

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      mathew31 4 years ago

      I haven't been to Rome - yet! Great lens.

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      robertred24 4 years ago

      Consider walking through Via dei Fori Imperiali like a walk in the history. Going toward the Coliseum, at your right the Roman Forum and at your left the Imperial Forums, with the Augustus Forum and its temple of "Martis Ultoris" (Mars Avenger) that Augustus built after having defeated all the Caesar's killers...

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      dancingdiva02 4 years ago

      Oh man! I was supposed to visit Italy this summer but things didn't work out but I'll definitely be visiting sometime in the near future! Loved your lens! I want to do everything here!

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      fcinternetmarketing 4 years ago

      Love Rome

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      Yamin Joe 4 years ago

      I visited Rome 3 times,I love the Italian culture,songs,food and the language,I start studying Italian Language a year ago and will continue.

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      karmanGhia 4 years ago

      This was great! I wish I would have seen this before I was in Rome a few months ago - would have been very helpful!

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      Abinator74 4 years ago

      We took a bike tour through the Aqueducts when we went, it was great for kids and it gave us an experience that wasn't in the middle of all the touristy stuff... I definitely recommend it!

      http://www.getyourguide.com/rome-l33/rome-full-day...

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      Marelisa 4 years ago

      This lens is beautiful--great photos--and packed with good tips. I was in Rome with my family when I was about fourteen years ago, and I definitely want to return as an adult. Well done!

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      TimKessler 4 years ago

      Rome is at the top of my list of cities to visit before I die.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      ROME is really adorable place to visit, hope to visit with my hubby soon....chao

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      Meganhere 4 years ago

      I've been to Rome twice and absolutely love it. My dream is to live there for a few months, soak up the culture on a daily basis and learn Italian by having to learn it to survive! I really enjoyed this lens. Thanks so much.

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      RomeFan 4 years ago

      The Angels bridge at Castel Sant'Angelo is not the biggest but for me the most beautiful attraction Rome has to offer. But of course Colosseum, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain are winners too.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I definitely want to visit Rome after reading this lens, great information

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I hope I get the chance to visit Rome - it is a bucket list destination.

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      jlshernandez 4 years ago

      Ah yes, all roads lead to Rome. This lens brought back fond memories of many years ago and some of your photos brought everything back from the past. Perhaps it is time for me to revisit. Thanks for sharing.

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      Art Inspired 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your tips and photos. Make it a great day!

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      itravel2004 lm 4 years ago

      Nice article of Rome. I been there twice and I personally think that the best way to exploring Rome is by walking but not including Vatican City. The Top TWO things I must do in Rome is visit Colosseo and Fontana Di Trevi

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      Auriel 4 years ago

      amazing places, i love it.

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      Cinnamonbite 4 years ago

      I'm going in May. Actually, we're going to England, France, and then Italy. I'm really looking forward to the historic sights but Rome seems to confuse Catholic claptrap with genuine history. I can't wait to climb Vesuvius and explore Pompeii and Vesuvius but the Vatican? I can definitely skip that without a second thought.

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      VirginiaR 4 years ago

      I love Rome. And don't forget to stop for a great cup of coffee at Caffe Sant' Eustachio near Piazza Navona. Just the best

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      Virginiangare 4 years ago

      Great information and nicely done lens...I would love to hear more about the Vatican City, my dream place

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have been lucky to have been in Rome so many times and now we are driving there again from Naples for a few days just to have a sense of the historic change in the Papacy. I am usually there for a canonization of a saint who has been part of my life.

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      AnxietyFreeNatually 4 years ago

      this brings back memories of when i visited years ago.

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      RosemaryLucas 4 years ago

      Lovely lens; really enjoyed reading it and all the photos really brought it to life.

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      norcalkitten78 lm 4 years ago

      AMAZING LENS!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE Rome it i one of my all time favorite places in the world and your lens is so informative and fun!! Super awesome job!

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      amccormick 4 years ago

      Very well put together lens! I want to go to Rome now!

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      Deadicated LM 4 years ago

      I'd love to go some day; thanks for sharing I really enjoyed your Lens and Photos.

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      maryseena 4 years ago

      I hope to visit the ancient city of Rome one day! Thanks for sharing your experiences and tips.

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      Bobbala 4 years ago

      Thanks for this lens. Brought back wonderful memories.

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      Eileen 4 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Fascinating lens - love your travel lenses !

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      Eileen 4 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Fascinating lens - love your travel lenses !

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      Aibrean82 4 years ago

      I haven't been to Rome yet, but it is on my bucket list! I loved reading your lens§

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      DataRet 4 years ago

      All roads lead to Rome, medieval proverb says ;)

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      aylsbillones1 4 years ago

      Rome is my dream place. Hope to visit this place someday.

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      dumhaka 4 years ago

      Love this lens it's a lot better than our Rome in a day lens.

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      gamesanalyzer 4 years ago

      great writing .. kudos

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      lav777 lm 4 years ago

      one day...I'll be there:) nice pics

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      Deborah Swain 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

      I'm lucky enough to live in Rome...I'm looking at the Vatican walls as I type! BLESSED!

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      rattie lm 4 years ago

      So many memories. Thanks for allowing me to re-visit all of these. Lovely photos.

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      Lee 4 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      Brilliant lens, I'm hoping to visit Rome soon and this will be a great guide for me :)

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      LadyDuck 4 years ago

      Rome is a beautiful city.I like the Fontana dei Fiumi of Bernini, it's really awesome!

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      katiecolette 4 years ago

      Have never been to Rome, but would love to go :) Thank you for the virtual tour!

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      TedWritesStuff 4 years ago

      No Ostia Antica? Must be number 11.

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      nicey 4 years ago

      I have visited Italy many years ago. The leaning tower interested me most. Thanks for the fantastic tips.

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      Melissa 4 years ago from Florida

      I've never been to Rome but I would love to visit someday. Beautiful photos!

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      Niko2 4 years ago

      Loved the lens - brought back some great memories of our Royal Caribbean Cruise - Rome is a lovely city and there are some quiet moments possible even in this busy city - and some great ice cream

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have not been to Rome but this lens make me want to be there now! Thanks for a great lens.

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      Bill 4 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      I would love to visit Rome someday, the history is amazing.

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      neelpc 4 years ago

      Kelly bushing

      this is one of my favorite places and i of course visit us;_)

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      happymonkeyz 4 years ago

      fantastic pictures. tks for sharing your trip.

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      baliboys 4 years ago

      This place is one of my dreaming place that i want to visit. But don't know when it will come because go to europe is expensive :D. maybe someday

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      levitehomes 5 years ago

      Great Lens! Thanks for sharing...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have never been to Rome, but I so want to go! I enjoyed this lens!!!!!

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      ruth-williams lm 5 years ago

      I went to Rome on a hen weekend and found it to be one of the most beautiful cities ever. We stayed just by the Spanish Steps and toured everywhere we could! Can't wait to go back!

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      MegaLED 5 years ago

      I've no been there but I will. thanks for sharing

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      ann-lewis-3382 5 years ago

      Thank you!) Very interesting!)

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      romanabg 5 years ago

      I love this lense, great work! :D

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      pwoodland2 5 years ago

      thanks..given us idea's for our trip next week. not heard of the glass elevator before..

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      nap4momma 5 years ago

      Just returned recently...Loved the fact that there is a picture-perfect scene around virtually EVERY corner of the city! I cannot wait to return!

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      nap4momma 5 years ago

      Just returned recently...Loved the fact that there is a picture-perfect scene around virtually EVERY corner of the city! I cannot wait to return!

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      nap4momma 5 years ago

      Just returned recently...Loved the fact that there is a picture-perfect scene around virtually EVERY corner of the city! I cannot wait to return!

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      mymoodswings 5 years ago

      .. very helpful thanks! .. i'm visiting Rome in a couple of weeks for a lat summer vacay... i find your lens very handy for my trip.. nice photos too.. ciaooo

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      AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

      These are all on my bucket list. beautiful job in presenting them.

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      howtosupplier 5 years ago

      Very informative lens, you've done a really good job with it. If I ever go to Rome, I'll be sure to check it out for some ideas about what to do and where to go. Good job!

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      Sharon Weaver 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      I only had a week in Rome but could have spent a year. I is amazing an impossible to only list a top ten. Top 50 would be more like it.

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      Tom Maybrier 5 years ago

      No Top Ten list is ever perfect for everyone but this one is pretty great! Good work!

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      hotelsoftheworld 5 years ago

      .. thank you so much! ... your lens is very timely and informative .. will be going to visit Rome in few weeks as part of my summer vacation and really need as much info as possible .. thanks again.. will share my piece soon after my visit.. cheers!

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      tahmid010 5 years ago

      Thank you, It is a full guide for traveling Rome. I will read this again when I will make my journey at Rome :-)

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      VaBeachMatthew 5 years ago

      I visited Rome about 10 years ago when I was active duty Navy and loved it. The funny thing is, of the many sights and sounds that I enjoyed there, one of the best was the Gelato... lol... I'm going to have to bring my Wife to a gelato parlor here soon and show her just how good it really is!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love this lens it's a lot better than our Rome in a day lens. We'll need to keep working on it. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

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      air ambulance s 5 years ago

      A few words of advice: allow a minimum of two days for the Vatican if you're into art. You can really lose yourself there ;-)

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      poldepc lm 5 years ago

      we just got back from second visit to Rome...and reading your lens, I realize, I've to go back very soon...to visit more...:) thx for sharing; congratulations with the purple start

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      kmyangel 5 years ago

      Rome is indeed a great city to visit !

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      luckyforever 5 years ago

      this really heps i love all those places

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      seemarahate 5 years ago

      Very cute ideas!

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      desa999 lm 5 years ago

      Wonderful presentation on a great topic. Well done!

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      LivRiley LM 5 years ago

      Rome is a must see. The history, the art..it fabulous. I also think your top 10 "vacation lenses" are fabulous and am having a great time visiting.

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      Transitwilliam 5 years ago

      Love the pics check out some of my lenses

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've never been to Rome, but sure hope that I make it there one day. I loved your lens. You did a great job with it.

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      cynthiannleighton 5 years ago

      Got to go back! Thought I was "Done!" with traveling...

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      alltransfersinrome 5 years ago

      Good lens for those who must visit the city!

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      georgeadri69 5 years ago

      Great. I'm planning a trip in Rome now for some time. No doubt this will help. Thanks.