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4 Hidden Gems In Rome

4 Hidden Gems In Rome

Click your heels together three times and repeat after me: 

There's no place like Rome 

There's no place like Rome 

There's no place like Rome.

Ancient Romans called their home city "caput mundi" (capital of the world) - and with good reason! Of all the places I've seen in my travels, Rome is truly one of a kind. When roaming, you'll traipse past millennia of history, with a single street housing ancient ruins, medieval churches, and renaissance palaces. All in the same place. Al jumbled - gorgeously - together. 

But lets be honest. Rome inst exactly a travel secret - almost 15 million visitors flock here year after year. So, how can you experienced the real Rome without feeling like just another tourist? I've highlighted 4 Hidden Gems in Rome below: 

Pizza by the Colosseum

Whether it's your first or fourteenth visit to Rome, viewing the Colosseum never ceases to impress. In its hey day, this stone stadium could seat 50,000 spectacles for live battles and gladiator matches. With my help, you can enjoy a private tour inside the Colosseum with skip-the-line tickets. After your immersion in ancient history, you'll be hungry for a taste of Rome.  Nearby, I recommend Li Roni Pizzeria, a hidden on a non-touristy sided street just a 5 minute walk from the main ruins. Be sure to order a wood-fired pizza, tomato crowned bruschetta, and the creamy house tiramisu!

Villa Borghese

You'll find a green jewel near the famous Spanish Steps in the heart of historic Rome, the Villa Borghese Gardens. Built by the noble Borgia family (including a pope!) atop a former vineyard in 1605, the Villa Borghese Gardens were the largest green space built in Rome since ancient times. From this vast and manicured park, you can also access the Villa Borghese gallery, housing Renaissance masterpieces from artists such as Caravaggio and Titan.  Bring art history to life here with a private visit alongside an English - speaking guide. 

Jewish Quarter

Rome is home to many sacred sites, including St. Peter's tomb and the Vatican. It also boasts one of Europe's oldest Jewish communities, which reside in the city's scenic Jewish Quarter. In addition to vaunting kosher - friendly carbonara, this quiet cobblestoned quarter also houses some spectacular ruins, including Teatro Marcello. The theater dates to 13BC and resembles the Colosseum (minus the crows). Columns and remains of temples are scattered around the open-air theater. After wandering the Jewish Quarter's back streets, walk to the nearby Isola Tiberina (Tiber Island) for gelato at Tiberino Gelateria.


Rome's stunning Trastevere quarter is located on the far side of the Tiber River, easily accessed on foot by crossing one of the city's scenic bridges. Trastevere bustles with local charm during the day and at night, boasting cobblestone alleyways, renaissance palaces, and ivy clad buildings. It's also home to some of the city's most authentic Roman ristorante, including: Trattoria Da Teo, Pizzeria Ai Marmi, and Da Enzo al 29

Ready to roam through the real Rome? Contact me to start making your dream trip to Roaman reality.