Italy's vibrant capital lives in the present, but no other city on earth evokes its past so powerfully. For over 2,500 years, emperors, popes, artists, and common citizens have left their mark here. Archaeological remains from ancient Rome, art-stuffed churches, and the treasures of Vatican City vie for your attention, but Rome is also a wonderful place to practice the Italian-perfected il dolce far niente, the sweet art of idleness. Your most memorable experiences may include sitting at a caffè in the Campo de' Fiori or strolling in a beguiling piazza.
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Rome’s Left Bank, including the old Jewish quarter, is artsy, trendy and great for people watching.
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From the morning market to the evening party crowds, this is Rome’s liveliest square. Nearby: antiques and fine craftsmen on the Via Giulia.
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Rome has many affordable sights such as the Vatican Museums and Trevi Fountain.
Foodies rave about the meats, cheeses and produce in this working-class neighborhood. Stop at Remo for authentic rectangular pizza romana.
A passport and any necessary medication are just a few items needed when traveling internationally.
Buy a drink at any enoteca and enjoy a light meal during Rome’s version of the happy hour. Finish with gelato from Vice or Giolitti.
Whether it's your first or fifth visit to these iconic places, you'll find them as delightful as ever — and less of a strain on your wallet.
Masterpieces by Caravaggio, Botticelli, Raphael and Bernini are housed in a magnificent Renaissance villa. Rent rowboats at the park’s man-made lake.
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