Rome is a place where ancient history and contemporary life breezily coexist, where you can sip cocktails at a trendy bar while gazing upon a temple colonnade from the year 145 (that would be at Salotto 42, on Piazza della Pietra). Italy’s bustling, chaotic Rome continues to inspire today’s visitors precisely because of its many faces: historic, cultural, religious, culinary, contemporary.

  • Perfect for
    Art Lovers | Families | Foodies | Romantics | Style Mavens | Intellectuals
  • When to go
  • Ideal length of stay
    3-5 Nights

Designing Your Journey

Work with Indagare to design the perfect itinerary for an immersive journey. Our travel experts know the destination inside and out, and they can make recommendations based on your travel needs and preferences.

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    3 Days: Essential Rome

    Immerse yourself in Rome with a customized Indagare itinerary that balances solo exploration with guided touring, special access, classes, day trips and more. Here is just one example of what our destination experts can create for you.

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      Day 1: Ancient Rome

      Spend your first day exploring the city’s fascinating history by starting at the Colosseum, where Indagare’s expert guides will help you skip the line and put the monument’s history into context, including gladiator training lessons at the fun Gladiator School, a perfect addition for those traveling with children. After lunch at a restaurant with a spot-on view of the Colosseum, visit the Capitoline Museums with an expert guide.

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      Day 2: Historic Rome & Tour Options

      Explore the center of the fabled city, including the Pantheon, Campo dei Fiori and Trevi Fountain, while also stopping by cool concept shops and breaking for lunch at one of the city’s most authentic restaurants. In the afternoon, touring options include visiting the Galleria Borghese or Doria Pamphilij with an art historian tour guide or traveling a bit further afield to the contemporary-cool Macro art space.

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      Day 3: Vatican & Tour Options

      Plan to spend at least half a day exploring Vatican City, home of the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Raphael Rooms. Touring with an insider guide will get you into the Vatican Gardens, a lesser-known spot. In the afternoon, foodies can sign up for a pizza-, gelato- or pasta-making workshop; romantics can explore the city via a Roman Holiday Vespa Tour; and fashionistas can tour with a personal shopper that will lead them to the city’s most stylish addresses.

Where To Stay

We only feature hotels that we can vouch for first-hand. At many of them, Indagare members receive special amenities, including upgrades, early check-in, breakfast, spa credits and more. Look for the Indagare Plus logo in the reviews.

Indagare's Rose Allen
“The Trastevere neighborhood is fun, hip and full of boutiques, artisan shops and restaurants. Monti (meaning “hill”) is the sort of new, cool neighborhood that also maintains the Roman tradition but is a more progressive area with a lot of cool fashion designers, architect offices and great restaurants.”

What To See & Do

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Indagare Insider Katie Parla, food writer
“I love visiting Armando al Pantheon, a historic trattoria near the Pantheon. The dishes are simple and classic and the owners are incredibly hospitable. It feels a bit like eating at home. On date night, it’s all about Metamorfosi. The cuisine is contemporary European and the dishes are fun and refined.”

What To Read

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