A sign points the way to the Roman Catacombs

Underground Rome

Rome has enough above-ground sights and attractions to keep the intrepid tourist occupied for weeks, if not months. But this is a city with a past, much of which lies beneath the modern pavement. To get a fuller picture of the history of Rome, you’ve got to go underground.

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September 22, 2014 by
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Tuscany in One Day Sightseeing Tour From Rome

What can I say about Tuscany, or what can be said about Tuscany that hasn’t been said already; it is the epitome of a romantic getaway. You’ll fall in love with the warm rolling hills full of vines, the olive trees, the warm-hearted people, the stone cobbled streets and the wine.

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September 15, 2014 by
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Ancient Rome in One Day: Touring the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill

All that's left

One of the most iconic landmarks in the world is the Colosseum of Rome. Even with all of the amazing buildings in Rome the Colosseum embodies the Roman Empire and culture better than any other. Walking the ancient corridors where gladiators fought their epic battles is definitely a bucket-list activity. We got our chance to step back into time and explore the arena with Viator on their Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour. In addition to the Colosseum we also toured the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and the House of the Vestal Virgins.

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September 15, 2014 by
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Circus Maximus

Rome's Circus Maximus is now a huge public park

The circus in ancient Rome was a site for public entertainment, and although they varied in size they were all shaped essentially the same – like a long, oval track. The largest circus in the Roman Empire was known as the Circus Maximus, or Circo Massimo in Italian, and you can still see its remains in Rome.

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September 8, 2014 by
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Exploring the Food of Rome’s Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere

I resolved to go on the food tour of Rome’s Jewish area as well as the buzzing area of Trastevere (which literally means “across the Tiber,” the river that goes through the city).

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September 1, 2014 by
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Palatine Hill

A view of the ancient Roman ruins atop Palatine Hill

Of Rome’s famous seven hills, perhaps none is more central to Rome’s story – let alone its geography – than the Palatine Hill. It is literally the central hill in the historic center of Rome, and the site for the city’s origin story.

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September 1, 2014 by
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Papal Churches in Rome Outside Vatican City

Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls

We all know about St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in Christendom and headquarters of the Roman Catholic church. This massive church in Vatican City is clearly related to the pope – this is, after all, where he gives mass on a regular basis, and where the very first pope (St. Peter) is buried. But did you know there are three Papal Basilicas in Rome that are not in Vatican City?

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August 25, 2014 by
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Piazza del Popolo in Rome

Piazza del Popolo

In many Italian cities, the open spaces are just as worthy of your itinerary as the buildings and what’s inside them. Rome’s public squares are historic, beautiful, and often great for people-watching. In the case of the Piazza del Popolo, you’ll also be able to visit three churches without leaving the square.

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August 18, 2014 by
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Rome’s Testaccio Neighborhood

Market in Rome's Testaccio neighborhood

Rome is a city built on seven hills, and while most of them are natural there’s one hill in the southern part of the historic city that’s man-made. This hill, the Monte Testaccio, gives its name to the historically gritty Testaccio neighborhood that’s more recently coming into its own as a tourist destination.

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August 11, 2014 by
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Save 40 Percent on Select Tours in Rome

Rome day trips sale

HURRY! Book by Aug. 14, 2014, to save 40 percent on select tours in Rome. This exclusive offer applies to all departure times and dates through Dec. 31, 2015. Please note that this offer is available for new transactions only and cannot be applied to any existing booking.

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August 8, 2014 by
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