Past and present collide in Italy’s captivating capital city, where ancient ruins, art-filled churches, and exquisite food exist side by side. Experience a side of Rome that other travelers may not see as you learn a new skill, sample Roman delicacies, or tour the Eternal City like a VIP.
Learn a New Skill
Whether you’re traveling solo or with the whole family, a hands-on workshop is a memorable way to experience Roman culture. Enroll in gladiator school for an interactive history lesson, recreate the works of the masters in a fresco-painting workshop, or take a crash course in Italian.
Savor Local Flavors
From its trattories to its gelato shops, Rome ranks among Europe’s greatest food destinations—one best explored with a little help from a local. Nibble your way through the Prati District at sunset, discover insider favorites in Campo Marzio and the Jewish Ghetto, or relax with an evening of Italian wine, cheese, and painting.
Get off the Beaten Track
While heavy hitters like the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and St. Peter’s Basilica can be packed full of crowds, these activities take you off the beaten tourist path to explore Rome’s side streets and hidden gems. See the city in a new light as you cycle past Roman street art, raft along the Tiber River, or head out of the city to kayak across Lake Albano.
Visit Like a VIP
Rome’s star attractions welcome millions of visitors annually, but these exclusive tours allow you escape crowds and see city highlights in a way very few people get to experience. Enter the Vatican alongside the official key keeper, stand in the Sistine Chapel before it opens to the public, and peruse the Gallery of Maps and Raphael’s Rooms as the lights are first switched on.