3. Visit the Colosseum after the Gates have Closed
Want to make it even more special?
Well, here you go!
Colosseum night tours are some of the most exclusive and enjoyable ways to visit Rome’s most famous ruin.
The crowds are smaller, the views better, and the experience much more intimate.
You’ll start near the Jewish Ghetto for a look at the Teatro di Marcello, an ancient theater that looks like a miniature Colosseum, then head over to the main event just as the last of the daytime crowds empty out.
You’ll experience the arena in all its glory as you explore the nearly empty ruin with your expert guide telling hair-raising tales of its bloody past. Your experience won’t just be more intimate, it will be much more comfortable now that the sun has gone down.
If you need any inspiration beforehand, just watch Russel Crowe in his epic movie “Gladiator“, that will help!
13.Watch an AS Roma match
When in Rome, do as the Romans do…
That means to see a football match of the local AS Roma team.
“Calcio” (Italian for football) is very important for Romans, even for women!
Take your chance to go to the AS Roma stadium or, at least, watch the match in a bar.
Italian’s, as many European, are crazy about football. Join in, it can be big fun. Just make sure you support the right team!
14. Discover the Art district
San Lorenzo has this special bohemian vibe all around.
This is due to the Sapienza University, which is super close.
This neighborhood has plenty of underground bars with live music, cafés, hip discos…
And also lot of artisan shops!
15. Enjoy a panoramic view
Monte Mario is the highest hill in Rome.
Located on the northwest side of the city, it is the best place for a panoramic view.
Bring some picnic with you, and relax while watching the sunset.
16. Unique way to understand the City (only in Summer!)
The Show at Forum Augusto brings ancient Roman houses back to life! You will get a much much better understanding of the layout of ancient Rome.
See the photo below to get an idea
Using laser and other light effects, you will be able to see how ancient roman houses looked like.
It is a fascinating new form to learn historical facts – without the wikipedia-boring chatter-bla-bla.
The show takes place 1 hour and costs 19€. You need to book your ticket at Tiqets.com.
Choose at time slot between 9pm and 11pm. Show the voucher at the entrance, and pick the language of your audio guide.
Let the show begin!
This is also great for families with children from 8 and above – when interested in history.
My own story: I was not planning to attend this show since I had no idea it took place. On my first night I walked by the Forum Augusto and saw the show. You can see the lights, but hear nothing. The guests get the audio guide. So I bought a ticket for the next night – fantastic! I wish every city with big history would do these things!!
Once in Rome, take the opportunity to go inside a grandma’s apartment. And learn how to cook roman specialties!
The most memorable, fun, and hands-on way to spend an evening, this Rome cooking class by Walks Of Italy gives you a chance to enjoy an authentic culinary experience and learn some tricks for your own kitchen.
Your evening starts with prosecco, traditional Italian aperitivi and conversation with your fellow students and the local chefs who teach the class.
Good to know: Walks Of Italy is a small Italian tour company. They run unique tours in Florence, Rome and Venice. We highly recommend them!