Pyramid of Cestius in Rome

Pyramid of Cestius

We are completely prepared to be awed by the ancient ruins throughout the city of Rome, but very few of us are expecting to see an ancient pyramid in the city center.

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October 20, 2014 by
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Parco degli Acquedotti

Parco degli Acquedotti in Rome

In Rome, there are multiple public parks and piazzas occupying the sites of former Roman structures. One of the largest is the Parco degli Acquedotti, which also showcases ancient Roman engineering prowess.

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October 13, 2014 by
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Save 10 Percent 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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October 8, 2014 by
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Ancient Egyptian Obelisks in Rome

Obelisk in St. Peter's Square

Rome has plenty of ancient Roman monuments to see, but the ancient Romans were also good plunderers. Evidence of their spoils of war can be found in piazzas all over the city – specifically, the 13 ancient Egyptian obelisks that stand proudly throughout Rome.

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October 6, 2014 by
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Espresso, Gelato and Tiramisu in Rome

Nothing says Italy quite like the sweeter side of the country famous for their culinary delights. With the assistance of our local guide we walked around the city eating and drinking like a Roman. With so many options in a city the size of Rome it’s best to go with someone who knows.

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September 29, 2014 by
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Underground Rome

A sign points the way to the Roman Catacombs

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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