Catacombs are still sacred places, so conservative dress is required.

Exploring the World of the Dead on a Skip-the-Line Crypts and Roman Catacombs Tour

The Capuchin Crypt in Rome isn’t the unknown attraction it was decades ago, but it’s still just enough off the tourist trail that many visitors miss it. The same can be said of the Basilica of San Clemente in the city center, which may be easy to reach but is still nowhere near the top of most must-see lists. And the Catacombs of Rome, while relatively well-known, are outside the city center and therefore a little harder to get to for many tourists.

Enter the skip-the-line crypts and catacombs tour, which offers transportation and a guide for all three places.

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May 17, 2016 by
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Apollo of Belvedere in the Vatican Museums. Photo by Jessica Spiegel.

Rise Above the Crowds with a Guided Tour of the Vatican Museums

During the high season in Rome, the Vatican Museums regularly see 25,000 to 30,000 people come through the doors. Think about that for a moment, and then book a spot on a Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour.

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May 10, 2016 by
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Skipping the Line at the Colosseum on a Tour of Ancient Rome

View into the Colosseum from the top tier. Photo by Jessica Spiegel.

One of the most (if not the most) recognizable monuments in Italy is the Colosseum in Rome, so it’s not surprising there’s a long line at the entrance almost year-round. That’s why if you’re taking a guided tour of the arena, you want one that comes with skip-the-line access.

But just seeing the Colosseum on its own doesn’t give you a complete picture of life in Ancient Rome. To get that, you need to also see Palatine Hill and the Forum — and you need a guide with the knowledge to rebuild the ruins in your imagination. You get the whole package with a Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum tour.

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May 3, 2016 by
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3 Reasons to Avoid the Metro in Rome

The Rome Metro

Unlike some of Italy’s other major tourist cities, Rome is enormous and its popular tourist attractions are quite spread out. Some of the city is quite walkable, but trying to cover the whole thing on foot would get exhausting really quickly. Taking public transit in Rome is a must, but there are some very good reasons why you should skip the Metro and take the bus instead.

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February 24, 2016 by
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How to Visit the Amalfi Coast From Rome in a Day

Panorama of Positano

The luxurious Amalfi Coast is one of the most popular destinations in Italy for visitors, but if time is tight and you don’t plan to stay for a few days in one of the towns then a day trip is the next best thing. Amalfi Coast day trips from Rome can be done, but the two areas sit a good distance apart — which makes for a very long day.

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February 18, 2016 by
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Complete Guide to Visiting the Vatican During a Jubilee Year

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

By now most Italy-bound travelers know about the Jubilee Year of Mercy which began in late 2015 and continues through late 2016. What you may not know is what this means for your upcoming trip to Rome — and what it would mean if you were to visit Rome during any Jubilee Year in the future. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect during a Jubilee year visit to Vatican City and Rome.

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February 11, 2016 by
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5 Reasons to Visit Rome in Winter

Rome in winter

Rome is never really a quiet city. It’s the busy Italian capital, and receives constant tourist attention on top of that. But Rome in the winter can be a refreshing alternative for visitors who don’t love big crowds — and who don’t mind cold weather. Here are just a few reasons to visit Rome in the winter months.

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January 4, 2016 by
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Baroque Roman Evening: Concert in a Church

The dome of Sant'Agnese in Agone in Rome's skyline

There are many churches and palazzos to visit in Rome. In most of them, you’ll walk through to admire artwork or see a relic. In some, however, you can enjoy the spectacular acoustics by attending a concert.

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December 28, 2015 by
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Special Events for Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy

Pope Francis greets visitors in St. Peter's Square

Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy is largely in 2016, but some of the key events take place in late 2015. Not only that, while the Jubilee Year takes place over a total of 348 days, there isn’t a major event taking place every single day during that time. Here’s an overview of the major events happening during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, so you can better plan your Rome visit.

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November 30, 2015 by
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Breweries and Brewpubs in Rome

Enjoy Italian craft beer in Rome

When most people think of Italian beverages, wine comes to mind — but not beer. Contrary to popular belief, however, the Italian craft beer scene is alive and kicking, nowhere more so than in Rome.

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October 26, 2015 by
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