Rome: for the BEST resource list

When I begin to think about planning my next trip to Italy and have Rome on the agenda
I pull out the following post from 

I have said before and posted her exceptional stories,  that Browsing Rome is a great source of information.  

Here is a wonderful list to review before your trip.   You should find many things you didn’t know and might like to see.   Thanks again Browsing Rome

— Browsing Rome:




There are tons of information on Rome and sifting through all them can be very time consuming. As I often come across invaluable resources for Rome ranging from apps to blog posts to services to videos, I have decided to put them all on one page for easy reference.
Here, I am not only listing blogs or websites that I would recommend. But instead, I have pulled out specific posts which have been hand-picked and reviewed to ensure they are relevant for visitors regardless of when they are coming to Rome.

Rome Resources in One Place
Courtesy of Browsing Rome

Some posts are from BrowsingRome and others are from various sources, many of whom I can vouch for.  In time, as I come across additional resources, this page will naturally be updated.
If you have a resource you would like to share, please email the details to browsingrome [at] gmail [dot] com.  While I welcome new recommendations, it is entirely my discretion to decide if the resource will be shared.
Disclosure:  No compensation has been received from any of these resources listed.  They are just excellent information that deserve to be shared.


Top 10 Things To Do in Rome by Why Go Italy
Top Museums in Rome by Italy Travel
Roman Masterpiece by CNNGo (Video) 
Capital of Contradictions by CNNGo (Video)
The Secret Key Hole in Rome by Rome Cabs

Rome Sites Then and Now by My Melange

Rome’s Appian Way by Revealed Rome
Rome Monuments – My Top 5 by Heart Rome

Rome Underground: Catacombs, Crypts, & Bones by Heart Rome

Ostia with Kids by Context Travel

Off the Beaten Path: Park of Aquaducts – Guest Post on BrowsingRome by Understanding Rome

Palazzo Farnese now offers English Tours – by Amanda Ruggeri in The New York Times Travel
Palazzo Valentini by BrowsingRome
Santi Quattro Coronati by BrowsingRome

San Pietro in Vincoli by BrowsingRome

A Hidden Gem of Architecture: Quartiere Coppede by Context Travel
Top 5 Must-See Archaelogical Sites in Rome by American Institute for Roman Culture
Top Tips from a Local – Cultural Delights of Rome on MSN with Amanda Ruggeri (Video)
Top Tips from a Local – Explore the markets, bars and attractions on MSN with Simona Palmisano,  Walks of Italy Rome Expert (Video)


Friendly Rentals: We have used them for our accommodations in Barcelona and Lisbon and have been happy with their service.  They also offer apartments in Rome.
10 of the Best Boutique Hotels in Rome by Amanda Ruggeri in The Guardian
10 of the Best Pensiones in Rome by Amanda Ruggeri in The Guardian
Rome’s Best Budget Accommodation: Five Places to Stay for Under €80 a Night by Revealed Rome
Cross- Pollinate: Accommodation agency managed by BeeHive Hotel/Hostel


Places to Eat – Quick Bites

Panino/Panini near Circo Massimo by Gillian’s List
Quick Lunch near Spanish Steps by BrowsingRome
Il Cartoccio by Moscerina
Lasagnam by BrowsingRome
6 Pizzas in Rome that will make you forget about Naples by Katie Parla on Eater

Places to Eat – Brunches

Eggs for breakfast by Gillian’s List
Brunch in Rome RoundUp by Tavole Romane
Brunching in Rome: Bocca di Dama by Young in Rome

Places to Eat – RoundUps, WineBars, Restaurants and Gelato

Untouchables: Must-Visits by Tavole Romane
Chef’s Guide to Rome by Caputmundicibus
My Three No-Fail Restaurants in Rome by Revealed Rome
Ten Restaurants Not To Be Missed in Rome by Tavole Romane
My favorite places to Eat and Drink in Rome by Katie Parla
Roman Pasta Dishes and 10 Places to Eat Them in Rome by Food Lover’s Odyssey
10 Places to Go in Rome for Foodies by BrowsingRome
20 Places for Happy Hour in Rome by Tavole Romane
Eating in Rome’s Ghetto by Katie Parla
Best Trattoria Wine List in Rome by Vino Roma
Five Wine Bars in Rome by My Melange 
Where to Drink Wine in Rome by Tasting Rome
Guides to Gelato in Rome by Katie Parla
Fassi – All-Time Favorite by BrowsingRome
Il Gelato di Claudio Torce by BrowsingRome
Gelateria del Teatro by BrowsingRome

Places to Eat – Special Occasions

Metamorfosi Restaurant in Rome by Elizabeth Minchilli
Glass Hostaria by Gina Tringali
La Pergola by Arthur Hungry

Getting Around Rome

From Fiumicino International Airport to Rome Centre by RomeWalks (Video)
Getting from Civitavecchia cruise port to Rome by Walks of Italy
Leonardo Express by BrowsingRome
Public Transport in Rome – Part 1 by BrowsingRome
Public Transport in Rome – Part 2 by BrowsingRome
Taxis in Rome by BrowsingRome

Tours, Things To Do, Private Guides

Context Travel – Scholar-led walking tours covering archeology, art and cuisine.  Here is my account of aCulinary Stroll in Rome which Context Travel invited me to join.
Craft Beer Tastings in Rome – Get insights into Italian beer history, culture and production with Katie Parla. Katie also offers private culinary and cultural tours.
Eating Italy Food Tour –  They offer 9 food tastings in the Testaccio neighborhood. I was invited to join this tour and share my experience here.
Elizabeth Minchilli – Food workshops where you get to taste olive and olive oils as well as learning how to make Italian cocktails
Gina Tringali – Offers private tours and customized gastronomic itineraries.
Rome Cabs – Provides tours, shore excursion and transfer needs.  They do tours in the Roman countryside in region of Lazio.
Scooteroma – Tour Escort Annie will lead you on an exhilarating three or four hour scooter tour of amazing Rome.
Tavole Romane – Offers different food tours in various neighborhoods in Rome and sit down meal tours.
Understanding Rome – Helps you delve beneath the surface, and discover over two millennia of war, struggle, and triumph through tailor-made guided visits of Rome.
Walks of Italy – All of their experiences, from guided walks to full-day excursions, were created as if they were providing them for visiting friends – every single one to engage and inspire you.  At their invitation, I joined their food tour where we made our own pizza.
Wine Tasting in Rome with Vino Roma – Learn everything about Italian wines at various types of guided tastings and seminars. Here’s a glimpse of my wine tasting experience with Vino Roma.

Travel Tips for Rome

Going Local by Rome Walks (Video)
Tips for Tipping by Katie Parla
Itinerary for 5 Days in Rome by Why Go Italy
Best Picnic Sport and Picnic Fare in Rome by Food Lover’s Odyssey
Need free Wi-Fi? by Buzz in Rome
Free Wi-Fi Hotspots in Rome by Un”Americana a Roma
How to not get ripped off eating in Italy by Walks of Italy
Beaches Around Rome by Lazio Explorer


Rumor has it…Via Borgognona by Moscerina
Shopping in Rome by BrowsingRome (The 2nd half of the post covers shopping areas)
Arlene Gibbs Decor – Offers shopping tours in Rome to fit every style.
Shopping in Rome – Tax Refund for Tourists by BrowsingRome

Day Trips from Rome

Great Round Up on Day Trips by Young in Rome
Orvieto – the Perfect Day Trip from Rome by Cross-Polinate
Rome day trip – Civita Castellana by Lazio Explorer
Palace of Caserta by BrowsingRome

Rome Travel Consultants

My Melange
Revealed Rome

Additional Resources for Rome

Rome for Foodies – App
Eat Rome – App
Rome for Expats – App
List of Favorite Roman Restaurants by Maureen B. Fant (pdf)
Take Off Guides Rome – There are a few spelling mistakes as it is translated from Spanish but the information gives you general background information of the main attractions in Rome.
Italy Guides – Free Audio Guides of Rome  You can download audio guides of 8 major attractions in Rome.
Rick Steves Audio Guides  Go to No. 3 and you can download mp3 and maps for some attractions in Rome.
Pierreci – Audio guides in various languages A cooperative that for more than 15 years has been involved in the cultural heritage sector, with the objective of drawing the public close to art and culture.
Official Rome Tourism Website in English.

Published by Lee Laurino

A traveler not a tourist, searching for experiences not in travel books. Solo traveler who travels as long and far as possible sharing photos of the people and places I discover

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