• Esquilino and Celio

    Rome's most sprawling hill—the Esquiline—lies at the edge of the tourist maps, another Rome. Even Imperial Rome... Read More
  • Aventino, Testaccio, and Coloseo

    Rising like a massive headland above the Tiber, the Aventine Hill is the one area in Rome where trills of birdsong... Read More
  • Villa Borghese, Piazza del Popolo, and Flaminio

    If beautiful masterpieces are as common as bricks in Rome, parks are far rarer. Happily, although you'll find... Read More
  • Piazza Navona, Campo de' Fiori, and the Jewish Ghetto

    The area around Piazza Navona, Campo de’ Fiori, and the Jewish Ghetto is one of the city’s most beautiful, liveliest,... Read More
  • Piazza Di Spagna

    In spirit, and in fact, this area of Rome is grandiose. The overblown Vittoriano monument, the labyrinthine treasure-chest... Read More
  • Monti, Esquilino, Celio, and the Via Appia Antica

    Several neighborhoods come together here, just north of the Roman forum and Colosseum. They range from the bustling,... Read More
  • Trastevere

    New York has its Greenwich Village, and Rome has its Trastevere (literally, "across the Tiber"). In Trastevere's... Read More
  • Aventino and Testaccio

    While Romans consider these neighborhoods central, they are off the beaten path just enough to be little-known... Read More
  • Repubblica and Quirinale

    Just west of Rome's modern Termini train station, this area offers an extraordinary Roman blend of old and new.... Read More
  • The Vatican

    For many, a visit to the Vatican is one of the top reasons to visit Rome, and it is a vast and majestic place,... Read More
  • Ancient Rome

    If you ever wanted to feel like the Caesars—with all of ancient Rome (literally) at your feet—simply head to Michelangelo's... Read More