Rome practical tips

A detail from Pietro Cavallini's amazing late 13C frescoes, hidden in the nun's cloistered loft

Free things to see and do in Rome


Festivals, holidays, traditions, and other events in Rome

The laghetto with an 18C Temple of Aesculapius

What do do in Rome that will make the whole family happy—Sights, experiences, restaurants, tours, and more

Sarcophagus with battle scene between Romans and Germans (AD 180–190)

Free on the first Sunday of the month

The spiral staircase

The Early Bird gets the Papal Audience—yes, there are some museums, monuments, and sights in Rome for which you really need to reserve admission tickets ahead of time