Unique travel experiences: things to do in Rome
Lots of people visit Rome, but most don’t get a unique and local experience that helps them see the Italian Roman culture to its fullest. If you are looking to have a genuinely extraordinary time while in Rome, you have to take advantage of some local only-in-Rome experiences. Below, you’ll find some one-of-a-kind local experiences in the Eternal City
Bike Tour of Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs & Aqueducts Park4.5 hours
Exploring the center is essential when in Rome, but if you want a really unique experience you have to get off the beaten path. Get a view of Italy in a new light with the bike tour of Ancient Appian Way, Catacombs, and Aqueducts park. Most that come to Rome only get to see the sights that they’ve seen online, why not explore into the unknown a little bit? In this tour you can get to see the Baths of Caracalla, Circus of Maxentius, the Aurelian Walls, and much more. And no worries if you are not an active cyclist because these bikes include a quality electric-assist!
Learn to Make Gelato in an Authentic Roman Gelateria45 minutes
Gelato in Rome is on every street corner and alley imaginable, so it is pretty hard to distinguish which places are authentic and which are tourist traps. We recommend that you learn how to make your own at an authentic Rome Gelateria that reminds you why gelato is such a classic Italian dessert. This class is perfect for families as the teacher will guide you through all the steps necessary to make this delicious treat. Then, try some of the best gelato for yourself!
Street Art Vespa Tour of Rome: The Best Street Art of the Eternal City3 hours
every hour, from 9am till 5pm
Although Rome is primarily known for its ancient frescos and statues, modern Italy is booming with edgy street art, but you have to know where to find it. If art is your thing, we recommend that you take this exclusive vespa street art tour. In this experience, you will get to see how Rome is able to seamlessly blend ancient beauty with the best of modern art. This tour is about as unconventional as it gets so be ready for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Keep Calm & Cook Pasta: Pasta-Making Class footsteps from Trevi Fountain2 hours
If you’ve never been to Rome, then you won’t know how true the rumors are, Italians actually eat pasta EVERY DAY! The trick? A different kind of pasta for every day of the week, and then some. To take some of these habits home with you, you must learn how to make your own pasta. In this class, the Chef will teach you everything you need to know about ribbon pasta (tagliatelle, linguine, pappardelle, and spaghetti) including the sauces to match. Then, get the best ending of all, learn how to make your own tiramisu.
Wine Tasting in an Enoteca2 hours
Indulge in an authentic wine tasting in a charming wine bar in the historic center, footsteps from Campo de’ Fiori. Step inside the boutique enoteca with wines stacked on every shelf where you will be greeted by your host Patrizia and her sommelier son, Giampaolo. Once you’re seated, let the games begin. Listen as the sommelier takes you on a journey around Italy and its wine production through the tastings of 6 different wines paired with cured meats, cheeses, bread and olives.
Ponza Island Day Trip from Rome12/14 hours
Glistening sun, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and a peaceful island, now that’s an ideal vacation! Take a break from the animated streets of the city and escape to beautiful Ponza Island on this day trip. Ponza Island is Rome’s secret Capri, where the tourists never go, and the beauty is kept intact. On this tour, you will get to explore the island, enjoy lunch on a boat, and indulge in the stunning seas of the Mediterranean.
Create Your Roman Memories with a Professional Photo Shoot1.5 hours
Every 2 hours from 7am – 7pm
It’s no secret that Rome is one of the most aesthetically pleasing places in the entire world. Although you may be taking multiple photos of your own while in Rome, why not get some professional photos done? With a professional photoshoot, not only will you get beautiful images of your favorite locations, but you will get everyone in your party in the image as well. These stunning images will be like the cherry on top of your amazing Rome experience that you can share with family and friends when you go home.
Drink Like Italians: Cocktail Making Class in the heart of Rome2 hours
You know what the Romans like just as much as wine? Cocktails. Get a taste of Rome by not only getting to try some iconic Roman drinks: Spritz and Negroni, but learn how to make them too. In this class, you will also learn how to pair these drinks with food and how to show your friends back home that you can now drink like an Italian.
Rome Bike City Center Tour4 hours
morning and afternoon
Before you explore the intricacies of Rome by foot, get the introductory tour of the city by bike. In this easy level bike ride, cycle through ancient monuments, elegant shopping streets, Baroque squares, Renaissance palaces, and more. Some iconic sights of this ride include the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Aventine Hill and Orange Garden, among others. Not only will this give you a good general view of the city, but your guide will show you all the local secrets that you can enjoy on your spare time.
Vespa Tour of Rome: Enjoy the Eternal City on a Vintage Vespa3 hours
every hour, from 9am till 5pm
Vespa here. Vespa there. Vespas everywhere. Rome is full to the brim of vespas. But Roman traffic is crazy. To get the local experience of traveling on a vespa without the stress of having to maneuver through Roman drivers, you have to take the vintage vespa Rome tour. Zoom to iconic monuments like the Colosseum, Vatican, Temple of Venus, and more, Italian style. Not only that, but your guide will give you all the best information about the city and the sights that you visit.
Rome by Night Segway Tour3 hours + 30 min of training
Don’t get me wrong, Rome is a very large city and the monuments are pretty spread out in the city center. If you want to view all the must-see locations but don’t want to strain your legs (or just didn’t pack the proper footwear) we recommend you take advantage of a Segway tour. This way, you can enjoy the highlights of the city but get to preserve your walking strength for later. Concerned about the crowds? No worries, this tour is at night, so you can expect much less foot traffic while still embracing Rome’s historical wonders.
Ancient Rome Segway Tour3 hours + 30 min of training
As I said, exploring Rome can be tiresome on anyone’s legs. For this reason, a Segway tour is the best way to see the sights of Rome while preserving your energy for indoor explorations like museums and chapels. In this tour, you can enjoy this luxury while seeing the essential parts of ancient Rome including the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, the Roman Forum, the Mouth of Truth, Palatine Hill, and more. Best part? Being on a Segway amongst such ancient structures will definitely make you feel like you’re riding a chariot, Roman-style.
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