Ah beautiful Roma, one of my favourite cities in the world and somewhere I am just desperate to return to! The Italian capital is famed for its enormous Colloseum, ornate Spanish steps and stunning Trevi Fountain, but there’s more to this city than historic monuments and endless amounts of pizza…
Taste 150 Flavours Of Ice Cream Under One Roof
Just across the street from The Pantheon you’ll find one of the cities biggest ice cream parlours home to 150 different flavours. With everything from chocolate, mint and vanilla to strawberry, bubblegum and banana, Gelateria Della Palma offers mouth wateringly good gelato to suit every taste bud… Perfect on a hot summers day after a busy day of sightseeing!
Discover The Ancient Catacombs Hidden Beneath The City
With over 60 catacombs and ancient crypts hidden underneath the city streets, Rome is an archaeological wonder filled with thousands of years worth of history. Narrow alleyways, broken staircases and discoloured chapels make it feel as though you’re walking through the ancient world as it once was.
Enjoy Stunning Views From The Top Of Palatine Hill
The obvious choice for tourist attractions is undoubtedly the epic Colloseum, but just across the way you’ll find Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum, which is equally as fascinating and definitely a must visit. After wandering around the remains of the old roman town, make your way up to the top of Palatine Hill for the most incredible views over to the Colloseum and the rest of the city below.
Step Inside the Pantheon
Although one of Rome’s most famous landmarks, the interior of historic Pantheon is often overlooked as tourists choose mainly to view it from the outside only. Step inside the former temple and present day church to admire thousands of years worth of history, with artwork and religious items decorating the colourful walls, and instantly be transported back in time.
Watch A Puppet Show At Gianicolo
A tradition for Roman families, the puppet show at Gianicolo Belvedere makes for an alternative evening out and is perfect for kids. After the show why not head up to the top of the hill and enjoy incredible panoramic views over to the ancient ruins, famous landmarks and cobbled streets below.
This list of quirky things to do will give you the ultimate alternative city break to Rome and will leave you wanting to return time and time again… Have you ever been to Rome before? Why not add it to your 2018 bucket list!