What to Do in Rome During the Day

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It is impossible to see and experience everything on offer in this bewitching, and often bewildering, city during one short trip.

Bursting with the echoes, sights, smells, flavors and sounds of so much history, culture and civilization, Rome always has more to offer, and for all its frenetic chaos, is never boring. You can immerse yourself in the ruins and relics of an ancient empire, from grand palaces to haunting catacombs, delight in the splendor of the Renaissance, appreciate Rome’s capacity for immense natural beauty, and dive into the sporting obsessions of the city’s passionate modern inhabitants. But before you start your trip, take a look at our top choices for how to spend your time in Rome, an invaluable guide to the best in a city with far too much to show you.