Rome Romance & special occasions

Our most recommended Rome Romance & special occasions

Vatican City: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

1. Vatican City: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour

Discover one of the greatest art collections in the world on a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Learn the fascinating history and facts about these sites from your licensed guide, marvel at the frescoes, and leave the tour with a wealth of information. First, your local guide will show you around the Rotunda, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Maps. Marvel at the ornate ceilings, ancient statues, and intricate tapestries found throughout the Vatican Museums including an entire ceiling and wall completely frescoed by Michelangelo. Visit the world-famous Sistine Chapel, and see the Creation of Adam in real life. Listen as your guide tells you about Michelangelo’s private jokes and secret messages that were hidden amongst the painted frescoes on the ceiling of the chapel

Borghese Gallery: Tour

2. Borghese Gallery: Tour

Enjoy entry to one of Rome’s most popular museums with a ticket to Borghese Gallery, located in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana. Tickets for the museum are limited and often sell out. Marvel at the collection that has been described as the “Queen of all Private Art Collections”. Witness one of the most interesting, charming, elegant, and compact art museums in Rome, the collection is neither chronologically arranged, nor very ordinate. Instead, it is a personal, lovingly matched collection that reveals the personalities and tastes of 2 people: Gian Lorenzo Bernini, the greatest of the Baroque artists; and Scipione Cardinal Borghese, the greatest art collector, who initiated the Roman Baroque. Particular highlights include the "Caravaggio Room," where you can see paintings like "David with the Head of Goliath." Admire works by Raphael, such as "The Deposition and Lady with a Unicorn," along with sculptures by Bernini, such as his "Apollo and Daphne" and "David." Take a stroll around the beautiful gardens of the Villa Borghese, and take in the view over Piazza del Popolo.

Borghese Gallery: Tour with Gardens

3. Borghese Gallery: Tour with Gardens

Enjoy the Borghese Gallery and Villa Borghese Gardens in Rome with skip-the-line admission and a guided walking tour. This popular attraction often sells out in advance, so by pre-booking your ticket, you will visit one of the world’s most beautiful art museums hosting the works of extraordinary artists. Admire Caravaggio’s most important paintings like “Young sick Bacchus” and “ Boy with a Basket of Fruit”; Bernini and Canova’s magnificent sculptures’ collection, boasting works like “Apollo and Daphne”, “David”, “The Rape of Proserpina” and “Paolina Bonaparte”. Be led through the marvelous rooms of Casina Borghese, with its splendid frescoes, and discover the secrets, the stories, and the painting techniques concealed behind the masterpieces of one of the world’s most beautiful art museums. Take a relaxing stroll through the Villa Borghese gardens, an enchanting park with little lakes and trees that is beloved by the Romans. End with a breathtaking view over the rooftops of Rome and Piazza del Popolo from Pincio Terrace.

Rome: City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Audioguide

4. Rome: City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus with Audioguide

Explore the Eternal City from a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus with your 24, 48, or 72-hour ticket. Travel past the city's icons, leave the bus at any of the eight stops, and hop back on the next bus when you want to continue. Stay flexible while seeing all the amazing sights in Rome. Legend tells of Romulus and Remus and the 7 hills of Rome. Today the city is home to one of the world's largest churches, the Basilica di San Pietro of the Vatican, approached through a marvelous elliptical piazza. Among its other famous sights are the magnificent Colosseum, cinematic Trevi Fountain, and romantic Spanish Steps. With its vibrant café culture and quaint trattorias, Rome never fails to inspire. The full loop takes 100 minutes and you can jump off at any of the following points along the way: STOPS Stop 1: Terminal A Largo di Villa Peretti or Terminal B Largo di Villa Peretti Stop 2: Santa Maria Maggiore Stop 3: Colosseum Stop 4: Circo Massimo Stop 5: Piazza Venezia Stop 6: Vaticano  Stop 7: Fontana Di Trevi  Stop 8: Piazza Barberini

Rome: Pasta & Tiramisu Workshop with Dinner

5. Rome: Pasta & Tiramisu Workshop with Dinner

Uncover the secret's to making authentic homemade pasta from a local chef with this cooking class in Rome. Craft your own tasty Tiramisù to compliment your pasta. Feast on your creations paired with a glass of Italian wine. Greet your chef at the established restaurant in the heart of Rome. Put on your chef hat and your apron, and prepare yourself for an amazing cooking experience. Start by making your own pasta from flour and eggs. Rely on the chef to show you which kind of pasta you can prepare with this recipe, and choose your favorite one to cut. Once the pasta is ready, move on to learn how to prepare Tiramisù, using all the provided ingredients and finding out which tools are needed. Once the lesson has finished, enjoy a sit-down dinner. Just choose your topping sauce: carbonara, amatriciana, cacio e pepe, alfredo, or more. Have a break and relax with a good glass of wine as you let the restaurant prepare your dish using your very own pasta.

Rome: Italian Opera Concert and Traditional Dinner and Wine

6. Rome: Italian Opera Concert and Traditional Dinner and Wine

We would like to invite tourists visiting Rome to an opera concert presenting the most beautiful opera arias and the most famous melodies of classical music composed by the greatest Italian composers: Verdi, Rossini, Puccini, Bellini, Vivaldi, Leoncavallo and Mascagni. Moreover, you will be overjoyed by listening magic neapolitan songs. The program is presented by grand piano which accompany exceptional tenor and soprano soloist in opera arias and neapolitan songs. Concerts take place in magnificent Waldesian Church (via IV Novembre 107) with an exceptional acoustics. The church is situated in an historical building in the center of Rome, only 300 metres walk from Piazza Venezia. A romantic walk around Piazza Venezia and Pantheon after the concert will be a perfect culmination of the musical evening. After the concert we would like to invite you for regional dinner served in cozy, family, Italian restaurant - Enoteca Corsi (address: Via del Gesu 87/88, 00186 Rome). Enoteca Corsi restaurant is visited not only by tourists but also by Roman residents, which is the best recommendation of this place. The restaurant is situated closed to Pantheon and 7 minutes walk from the concert venue. Guests can choose from two menus Starter: Italian antipasto Main course: Mezzemaniche all'Amatriciana (pasta w bacon, tomato sauce & pecorino cheese) Or Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe (spaghetti pasta w pecorino cheese & black peppers) Second Course: Roasted veal with potatoes or Bufalo Mozzarella cheese with fresh tomatoes and basil Dessert: Home made dessert of the day Water, bread included in the price Since only the freshest produce is used, the menu is subject to variation. Concert program Tomaso Albinoni „Adagio” Antonio Vivaldi “Spring” from “The four seasons” Giacomo Puccini “Nessun dorma” from “Turandot” Ruggero Leoncavallo “Mattinata” Pietro Mascagni “Intermezzo” from Cavalleria Rusticana Giuseppe Verdi “Libiamo ne’ lieti calici” from “La Traviata” Giuseppe Verdi “La Traviata” – overture Antonio Vivaldi “Summer” from “The four seasons” Giacomo Puccini “E lucevan le stelle” from “Tosca” Break Neapolitan song “Torna a Surriento” Antonio Vivaldi „Autumn” from „The four seasons” Giuseppe Verdi “Rigoletto Quartet”– overture Giacomo Puccini “Vissi d’arte” from “Tosca” Giuseppe Verdi “La donna è mobile” from “Rigoletto” Giacomo Puccini “O mio babbino caro” Giuseppe Verdi „Celeste Aida” from „Aida” Antonio Vivaldi „Winter” from „The four seasons” – Neapolitan song „O sole mio” Approximate duration (min.): 80 (with one break during which we serve unlimited wine for guests) Organizer reserves the right to modify the content of the program

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Tour with Fast-Track Access

7. Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Tour with Fast-Track Access

Skip the lines at the Castel Sant'Angelo to set off on a guided tour. Enter the castle with skip-the-line access and learn about its history from your guide. Explore the famous castle that was erected by Emperor Hadrian to be his tomb. See how the building was also used by popes as their private residence, as the state treasury, as a prison, and as a location for public executions throughout its history. Have the chance to discover the rich history of the castle and its magnificent architecture and paintings. Be introduced to the emperor's burial place, the papal apartment, and treasury room. Admire the beautiful angel sculptures along the Ponte Sant'Angelo bridge, also known as the Bridge of Angels. Finish off the incredible experience with a panoramic view from the castle's terrace and take stunning photos of the city.

Rome: "The Most Beautiful Opera Arias" Concert

8. Rome: "The Most Beautiful Opera Arias" Concert

Experience the best of Italian opera music in the intimate setting of a cosy Waldesian Church, a venue with exceptional acoustics. Admire the warm space of the church and the unique acoustic that develops an intimate concert climate. Thanks to the small space of the concert hall, experience being just feet from the musicians like it's a private concert. The Waldesian Church is situated just meters away from the Piazza Venezia. Watch operatic arias from the most famous Italian operas like "La Traviata", "Turandot" or "Rigoletto", Neapolitan songs and "Four Seasons" by Vivaldi.  The talented opera soloists and the grand piano will take you on a 70-minute journey through time to discover the world of Italian opera.

Rome: Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tivoli Day Tour

9. Rome: Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tivoli Day Tour

Depart Rome and transfer to Tivoli to tour 2 of Italy’s most impressive villas on this full-day tour of the Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa, with time to explore both magnificent country estates. Drive to Hadrian's Villa, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Hadrian, and once greater than the center of Imperial Rome. The largest and most luxurious residence ever built in Italy, it features an impressive array of imperial palaces, temples, theaters, thermal baths, and pools. After lunch, explore the grounds of the Villa D'Este and learn about the history and development of the villa, an enchanting site of the late Italian Renaissance. Once the home of Lucrezia Borgia's son, it is renowned for its spectacular gardens and trees, as well as its waterfalls and fountains. Highlights include the caryatids and columns of the Canopus and Serapeum, the pool and artificial grotto, named after an Egyptian city and temple dedicated to the god Serapis, and the Maritime Theatre, where a small Roman house was thought to have provided a retreat from the demands of court life.

Rome: Fettuccine and Maltagliati Pasta Making Class

10. Rome: Fettuccine and Maltagliati Pasta Making Class

Learn how to make Italian homemade pasta during this fettuccine and maltagliati-making experience in Rome. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by an English-speaking chef for a hands-on experience. This is the time to introduce yourself and meet the other participants of the class. After that, you will start to work your own dough. Discover all the secrets of the dough, from the flour to the cutting. The local chef will guide you, step by step, from using flour and egg to cutting your fresh homemade pasta. The chef will show you the various types of cuts you could make with this recipe: tagliolini, pappardelle, fettuccine, and maltagliati, or “badly cut”. You will cut your own fettuccine and maltagliati and then the chef will explain which traditional sauce is better for fresh pasta, such as carbonara, pesto, cacio e pepe, alfredo, etc. After that, you will sit down and enjoy an appetizer of bruschetta with tomatoes and basil, followed by your plate of 2 kinds of pasta with traditional sauces and a glass of wine. Conclude your meal with a glass of limoncello or coffee.

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What people are saying about Rome

Definitely the best way to see and experience Rome, especially if you're short on time! We had the AMAZING Davide as our tour guide who took us to the best stops in Rome and gave some us great history, background, and tips during every stop. My husband loves coffee and Davide took us to the best coffee for a quick cup of coffee and pastries. He is knowledgeable, kind, patient, and charming! There is something special about driving through the city and alleyways of Rome on a Vespa....romantic yet adventurous! TIP: driving a Vespa in Rome is definitely NOT for the beginners! The streets are busy and can be chaotic... but if you're an experienced motorcyclist, JUST DO IT! Ciao

Very enjoyable 1 hr evening concert! Well known classical music pieces composed by Italian composers Puccini, Verdi, Vivaldi, Mascagni, Boccherini... Elegant, historical venue (St Catherina of Siena lived in this place, the Chapel is in the foyer) close to the Pantheon in Rome. We loved the performance of a string quartet, soprano and tenor soloists!

This was very fun, easy to follow instructions in a fun group setting, we had a blast. We met other people on vacation through the experience, it’s a memorable experience, highly recommend if you have kids or teens with you as well, they’ll love it.

Everything just perfect! I totally enjoyed a Rome tour!!! Would totally recommend it for someone who visits Rome for first time ❤️

Hassan was very nice, he knew all about pasta, it was a great and fun experience.