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It’s easy to see why Rome is called the Eternal City: you can see remnants of the past all over the Italian capital. Ruins of the Roman Empire like the Roman Forum and Colosseum draw millions of visitors every year.

Rome is also home to the Vatican City, a tiny city-within-a-city serving as the earthly headquarters of the Catholic Church and residence of the Pope. Here, check out the spectacular St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s priceless fresco, The Creation of Adam.

In Rome itself, take a walk up the Spanish Steps, or take a sip from one of the historic fountains dotting the city’s many piazzas. Of course, there’s also the world-famous italian cuisine: Pizza, pasta, wine, espresso, gelato… what more do you need?

A virtual tour of Rome: your 48-hour itinerary

If you’re a fan of history, archeology and art (and you enjoy good food), Rome should be at the top of your travel agenda. Even if you can’t get there in person right now, nothing prevents you from dreaming about your destination and planning the perfect trip — and you can even go as far as taking...

Virtual tour: Vatican and Sistine Chapel

For our world at home initiative, we’re bringing some of our best-loved tours and experiences to you. It’s our way of injecting a little of the joy of travel into your living room and of celebrating the amazing guides who make our travels incredible. In this installment Join Elena, GetYourGuide...

10 fun facts you didn’t know about Rome

You’re familiar with Rome, you’ve seen the Colosseum, (you’re a big fan of the pizza), but how well do you really know Italy’s capital? You may have experienced some of what Rome has to offer, but here are 10 things you might not know about the “Eternal City”.

7 Italian films to make you feel like you’re in Italy

Dreaming of a trip to Italy? Travel might be on hold, but you can still get a taste of the Mediterranean country, from its tranquil islands to the busy streets of Rome, with these must-see movies. You’ll feel like you’re living “la dolce vita” in no time.  1....

5 fun facts you didn’t know about Vatican City

Two people on tour at the Vatican
Vatican City is one of Rome’s most famous and impressive destinations. Home to the Pope and world renowned museums, this UNESCO world heritage site receives millions of visitors every year. As popular as it is, there is always more to discover about Vatican City. Read on to learn some surprising facts you might not have known about...

10 unmissable experiences in Rome

Rome has enthralled travelers for centuries. From ancient artifacts to experiencing la dolce vita, there are so many incredible things to do in the eternal city. Our tip: when in Rome, do as the Romans do… Read more to find out how. Explore Rome on a 2-hour walking tour and marvel at architecture that dates...

10 Erlebnisse in Rom, die du nicht verpassen solltest

Rom zieht seit Jahrhunderten Reisende aus der ganzen Welt in seinen Bann. Von antiken Artefakten bis la dolce vita – in der ewigen Stadt gibt es so viele unglaubliche Dinge zu erleben, dass man gar nicht weiß, wo man anfangen soll. Aber keine Sorge, viele Wege führen bekanntlich nach (und durch) Rom … Lies weiter und wir zeigen dir...

48 hours in Rome