Life Beyond the Room Custom Travel
Population: 2.8 million
Best time to visit: Always and never!
Suggested length of stay: 14 days
- Wonder the streets of Trastevere at night
- Eat porchetta at a fraschetta in Ariccia
- Visit Villa d’Este & Villa Adriana
- Eat gelato at iconic Giolitti
- Spend a night in Civita di Bagnoregio
- Try cacio e pepe, carbonara & amatriciana
- Visit la Cripta dei Cappuccini
No visitor can come to Italy without experiencing the Eternal City. Cobblestone streets, majestic building, delicious aromas and constant chattering are among what makes Rome such a special and unique capital.
Hike up to the Pincio for a breathtaking view of Piazza del Popolo, admire the many optical illusions throughout the city, eat a typical grattachecca romana at a kiosk along the Tiber river and end the day strolling through the streets of Trastevere, the center of the city’s nightlife.
Apart from its rich history and architectural masterpieces, Rome is deeply rooted in strong culinary traditions. When in Rome, the typical pasta dishes are a must try for everyone: Carbonara, Amatriciana and Cacio e Pepe.
But the region of Lazio has more to offer beyond the Eternal City.
Just an hour from the capital, is the town of Tivoli, home to spectacular Villa D’Este and Villa Adriana, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Also about an hour from the city are the 13 villages of Castelli Romani. Escape the crowds for a day and head to Castel Gandolfo to visit the Pope’s summer residence with its stunning gardens and enjoy a meal overlooking Lake Albano.
If you are a foodie like us, you will also want to make Ariccia a stop on your itinerary. The one and only home of the famous porchetta, visit a typical fraschetta romana for an epic and abundant meal you will never forget!
If you love archeology, you may want to consider visiting the archeological site of Ostia Antica, just 30 minutes from the city center. After a historical tour, you can top off the day with a delicious meal on one of the many beach clubs in the seaside town of Ostia.
Lastly, if you’re planning on going to Tuscany after Rome, consider renting a car and stopping at the disappearing village of Civita di Bagnoregio.
This stunning, one-of-a-kind, hilltop village in central Italy, is perched on the top of a steep rock formation. Unfortunately, it is subject to intense erosion due to wind and water, thus condemning the city to a slow yet seemingly inevitable collapse. It can only be reached via a long bridge connecting it with Bagnoregio, its neighboring town.