Rome is a bottomless font of delights and can be enjoyed in many ways. Walking and touring with a driver on call can be combined, depending on your desires, the amount of time you have and the budget.
There are famous attractions that you can easily cover on your own, especially if you are staying in the historical center (highly recommended if your stay is short). The Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and Piazza Venezia are all within an easy walk.
Sites like the Pantheon, Colosseum, Ancient Roman Forum and the Vatican City State (Vatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel and the St. Peter’s Basilica) are best visited with a licensed guide both for the amount of information and the logistics (avoid the crowds as much as possible, leave figuring out the reservations and planning to the guide and just enjoy yourselves!).
The itinerary with the unmissable main sites can always be enriched with a view of the Roman Forum from the Capitol Hill, having a peek through the “magic” keyhole at the Aventine Hill, tasting the best pasta, pizza and gelato in town, topping it all off with a cup of true espresso (or a glass of wine)!
Nooks and Crannies for Returning Visitors
You have already been to Rome, thrown that coin into the Trevi Fountain and now you are back? Learn about the most interesting hidden treasures, visit the chapels with three thousand real skeletons, stroll through the medieval alleys or along the Ancient Appian Road, discover the “off the beaten path” spectacular churches built within ancient Roman monuments as a great example of the famous "historical lasagna" layers, filled with medieval wonders or embellished with 3D Baroque perspectives, get to know chic historic neighborhoods like Trastevere or the Jewish Ghetto, knock on the nunnery doors to see hidden Last Judgement frescoes or get to know about the modern art and architecture of Rome.
In-depth visits of the Gallery Borghese, Gallery Doria Pamphilj, Villa Farnesina or any other museum, archeological sites, architectural treasures and specific historical periods can be covered upon request. Kids friendly tours, food tours - a private custom-made tour can make all that happen!
Even after the most thoroughly guided tour, you may still want to know what to do during your free time in Rome. Where to go for shopping? What to do in the evening? Which part of town is great for leisurely walks on your own? Where is the best trattoria, gelateria or pizzeria near your hotel? Which other museums should you visit? All the suggestions will be provided in good time, and you will leave Rome as the Romans do – only to come back!