Best Things To Do In Rome, Italy

By Travel Noire


While Rome needs little introduction, and you will undoubtedly have a busy itinerary before you even arrive, there are countless things to do that go missing every time. You know all the landmarks, and you can’t wait to dive into the world-famous food and fashion. But we’ve rounded up some things to do that you absolutely cannot afford to miss.

Visit Campo de’ Fiori

While Campo de’ Fiori is a great place for sightseeing, it is much more than that. It is also a bustling market, replete with gorgeous architecture, endless pizzerias, gelaterias, and cafes. Vendors sell fresh fruits and vegetables, and there are countless bars.

The atmosphere is electrifying day or night, and a great place to both shop, relax, and people-watch. Whether you’re looking to dive head-first into the finest wares available, pick up some new fashions, taste deliciously fresh food, enjoy a night out, or just take in the architecture, this is a place worth your trip.

Channel your inner fashionista at Porta Portese

If you or anyone else in your traveling party is a fashionista, Porta Portese is a fun must-see location. It is only open on Sunday mornings, but opens early at six AM and doesn’t close until two PM. There are actually a diverse set of goods including books and antiques, but fashion is the real draw.

The market here is actually a flea-market setup, making it quite unique, with many handmade and independent goods on sale, separate from the high-end fashion industry. Don’t think that doesn’t mean there isn’t quality here, though, as this market is known the world over. You should also be aware that because this area is frequented by tourists, haggling is okay and expected of suave shoppers—many places have vastly inflated the cost of their goods.

Take a cooking class in Rome!

You know you can’t wait to sample the delicious food in Rome, but what about actually taking a cooking class? Yes, the highlight of your trip may well be taking a class at Via dei Fienaroli, where you can not only have an enjoyable experience but take home new knowledge and recipes.

The classes last a full five hours starting at 10 AM and include the meal at that time. They are available every day except Sunday and host up to 12 guests. Because of this, you’ll want to make reservations in advance.

You can learn a good amount of things in that time, including an appetizer, pasta, second course, and finally a dessert. Visitors love how patient and accommodating the master chef is, able to provide for all diets and skill sets. What could be more fun?

Become a gladiator (sort of!) at Gruppo Storico Romano Gladiator School

A particularly fun experience for kids, Gruppo Storico Romano Gladiator School provides a two-hour lesson in the basics of fighting like a gladiator! These perfectly safe lessons and mock-battles don’t use real weapons and are a great way to have some energetic fun. Perhaps best done after the cooking class, to burn off some of that food!

Travel Noire

Travel Noire

A platform of cultivated insights from a global community of black travelers.

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Here’s How You Can Get Paid $27,000 To Move To Italy

Here’s How You Can Get Paid $27,000 To Move To Italy

The latest offer from officials in Italy will have you packing your bags and moving to Molise.  That’s because leaders are paying people more than $27,000 to settle in one of its 106 underpopulated villages in an effort to prevent their communities from dying.   Molise is a beautiful and mountainous region that’s often overlooked by […]

Parker Diakite

This Couple Dishes On Tips For Traveling With Bae And Why Italy Is The Move

This Couple Dishes On Tips For Traveling With Bae And Why Italy Is The Move

Finding that person you can truly do life with is one of the most beautiful things ever. For Jeanine and Joshua Stapleton, this was realized over twelve years ago when the two began dating in high school. Now, after celebrating their 1-year wedding anniversary, the Chicago natives are making time to see the world while […]

DeAnna Taylor

6 Destinations You Should Add To Your Bucket List This Fall

6 Destinations You Should Add To Your Bucket List This Fall

With lower temperatures and moderate prices, Fall is the perfect time to plan a trip. If you are looking for some travel inspiration, here are a few top spots to consider. Québec, Canada You will see the most vibrant Fall colors in Québec between mid-September and early November when the season is at its peak. […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin