Rome, the Eternal City 2

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One of the challenges when you are visiting a new city for the first time is to try and orientate yourself with the area quickly enough so that you can make the most of your visit, and one of the best ways of doing this is to take a tour. Like many other cities that attract a lot of tourists, there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing a suitable way to see the city, but to really get a feeling for the atmosphere of the city, taking tours with locals in Rome is a great way to get a feel for the area. This will not only allow you to find out more about the city itself, but will also reveal areas of the city where most visitors will not get to explore, to get you off the beaten path in Rome.

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Different Tours Of The City

A great aspect of the selection of tours here is that you can choose a tour that best suits your preferences when it comes to seeing the city. Walking tours are very popular and allow you to spend time enjoying each area, while your local guide can give you some insights into the different areas of the city. However, if you are looking for a look at the city in slightly quicker time, there are tours that allow you to see Rome from the back of a bicycle, moped or even a tour of the city from horseback.  Whether you are sorting out things to do in a three day trip to Rome or even just passing through for a day, there are tours for you.

Food And Drink Tours In Rome

Cuisine plays an important part of Roman life, and when it comes to visiting the city there are some places that prove to be an absolute delight for food lovers. There are several locals who are able to take you on a culinary tour of the city, introducing you to some of the local produce and delicacies that many visitors will miss. The benefit of taking this type of tour is that it will take you off the beaten path and introduce you to the places where the locals shop and the foods and dishes that they prepare and eat. There may even be a gelato to finish the tour! One of the best in my experience is the Trastevere restaurant tour.

Archeological Tours Of The City

The history of Rome and the sites and artifacts that can be visited today are still a testament to the Roman empire that was governed from the city two thousand years ago, and these sites are among the most popular attractions for visitors coming to explore the ‘Eternal City’. One of the best ways of seeing these areas is with a guided tour from a local archeologist, and this is exactly what you can arrange by booking a tour through ‘WithLocals’, which provides a great insight into the history behind amazing sites like the Colosseum.

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See The Graffiti And Urban Art Of Rome

Rome is a city that is famous for its historic art galleries and some of the masterpieces that can be found in the museums, and especially within St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, but it is also a city that has a thriving urban art scene. One of the tours that can be booked is with a local artist, who will take you through some of the key sites in Rome’s urban art scene, and if you are into the alternative art culture then this is certainly a tour that reveals a different side of Roman creativity.


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About Michael Hodson

I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all.