Rome is a city that has the ability to deliver in a multitude of ways. It is impressive how effortlessly the ancient past and the electric present merge everywhere: in its cuisine, its culture, and its hospitality.
When people think of visiting Italy, whether it’s the first time or the tenth, Rome is often part of the itinerary.
In fact, I’ve outlined a fabulous 3 day itinerary to Rome for first-time visitors, that helps you navigate the city in an easy-to-follow and detailed way through all of the things that are considered must-sees. Walking through the Coliseum, gazing up at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and throwing a penny in Trevi fountain are pretty non-negotiable if you’ve never been to Rome before.
Beyond those obvious items on the itinerary though, I wanted to give you a few ideas of how to make your time in the Eternal City stand out even more.
For the food appreciating traveler…
Take part in a very exclusive dining experience happening in the heart of Rome. You will visit a Noble Palace, and have the opportunity to participate in a cooking class that is still the residential house of the family.
Palazzo Taverna is one of the most beautiful historical buildings in Rome. Located in the city centre, this palace was the former residence of the Orsini family, one of the most influential princely families in medieval times. It is now the property of the Taverna family.
Violante Guerrieri Gonzaga lives in her family house Palazzo Taverna, and her menus are the result of a long research about ancient recipes of her house and of the cooks of her family.
Vio’s Cooking is a unique Italian experience about lifestyle, Italian culture and passion for food.
It all starts shopping at Campo dei fiori the most typical roman fresh market buying fresh and authentic food and flowers… then the cooking class, cooking delicious haute cuisine italian food and eating joyfully together the menu that has been created…magically settled and presented on Palazzo Taverna’s roof top terrace with one of the most stunning views in the heart of Rome!
For the movie loving traveler…
Visit the locations of unforgettable movies set in the Eternal City and experience Rome in true celebrity style. You can take a Vespa ride, as Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn did in “Roman Holiday”, one of the most beloved portraits of Rome on the silver screen, take a private tour at the Coliseum and Roman Forum as you embody Ben Hur and Gladiator, or perhaps an adventure through all the exciting sites of the blockbuster Angels and Demons.
Finish your day with an aperitif at a legendary bar located in Via Veneto and top off your experience with a farewell dinner at a special restaurant dedicated to the Cinema.
For the fashion-forward traveler…
Have the shopping experience of a lifetime in Rome. Enjoy a private visit with a famous atelier as you are guided through a special shopping experience with your english speaking guide.
You will visit new and traditional boutiques with the services of your personal shopper, explore the haute couture ateliers of some of your favorite brands, and learn to appreciate the elegance of Made in Italy.
My goal is to help my clients experience cities like Rome in the way that they will appreciate most, and will help them have the experience they are after. If you are interested in a tailor-made vacation to Italy, let's chat about what you have in mind!