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  • Writer's pictureRosie Dietrich

Things to do, eat, drink, photograph while in Rome

Updated: Sep 26, 2020

I've been lucky enough to travel to Rome during a land group tour. There is something surreal about walking inside the Colosseum and the Vatican. Rome is full of history.



Rome has been a major cultural center since ancient times, which reflects in its famous monuments that stand tall till date. The Colosseum (70-80 AD), for example, was built by the Roman Empire was used for the mighty gladiatorial combats. The culture of this place refers to its rich history of arts, architecture, fashion, music, and cuisine. The famous fashion and jewelry brands find their place in Rome.


The city is home to several operas and musical institutions and is well-known for its delicious cuisine, which mainly consists of meat, cheese, and vegetables. Rome has a vast collection of art, dating back to the Roman Empire.


Bucket List Things To Do While in Rome

  • Throw three coins into the Trevi Fountain

  • Join a Cooking Class

  • Visit the Fountain of Four Rivers

  • Drink from the water fountains.

  • Get a hand-drawn portrait or a caricature at Piazza Navona

  • Take a tour at Campo de’ Fiori

  • Enter a Gladiator School

  • Take a Gelato Tour



Foods to Try

  • Allesso di Bollito

  • Artichokes

  • Cacio e Pepe

  • Maritozzi

  • Pizza al Taglio

  • Supplì

  • Porchetta

  • Trapizzino


Drinks to try

  • Vino Rosso

  • Prosecco

  • Bellini

  • Limoncello

  • Grappa

  • Espresso



Photography Hot Spots

  • Aventine Hill

  • The Colosseum

  • Vatican Museums

  • Antico Forno Roscioli

  • Giardino Degli Aranci (The Garden of Oranges)

  • Castel Sant’Angelo

  • Tor Caldara

  • Fori Imperiali


Have you been to Rome? Is this a bucket list destination for you? And if you have been, what was your favourite part?


Whether you travel on a group land tour, a private custom getaway, or as a quick stop during an ocean cruise port stop, let me look after your planning. We can assist with sought after night tours of the Colosseum, or private cooking classes. Usually, first time Europe travellers tend to want to visit Rome, and rightfully so. It is not to be missed. Let me plan a great trip for you.


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