Visiting Rome Again? Top 5 list ‘must-see’ experiences for your second time around
Feb 14, 2024

Visiting Rome Again? Top 5 list ‘must-see’ experiences for your second time around

Visiting Rome Again? Top 5 list ‘must-see’ experiences for your second time around


People love to visit Rome over and over again, it’s no wonder people call it the Eternal City. Whether it’s staying in the same cozy neighbourhood, enjoying your favourite dish of pasta or strolling past the iconic sites, every visitor has a personal history with this beautiful city. We’ve compiled a list of activities for those who have already checked the boxes of their roman ‘to-do list.’ 


    1. Grab a set of wheels and explore a new neighbourhood 

Rome’s beauty, artwork and architecture are seemingly endless, how is anyone supposed to see it all? Why not make the most of your time and rent a set of wheels in order to see and experience as much as possible. Even if you lack the confidence for driving a Vespa scooter, there are plenty of other options: golf carts, bicycles and even motorised scooters. Some vendors even offer drivers/guides to show you around. This is a fun and exhilarating way to see Rome and get to some of those viewpoints you’ve always dreamt of seeing!


         2. Check out an ancient site or gallery that you missed the first time in Rome



Teeming with museums, churches and galleries...there is never a dull moment when walking the streets of Rome. Take this opportunity to visit the places you wish you’d seen during your first visit. Top of most lists will be the Borghese Gallery, so make your reservations early to avoid missing out on Caravaggio paintings and Bernini sculptures that will take your breath away! Or walk amid the ancient ruins and past the incredible mosaics at the Baths of Caracalla. Maybe this is the trip where you finally make it outside the Roman walls and visit the Park of the Aqueducts or one of the many catacombs.


         3. See a old favourite in a new way



While everyone’s first visit to the Colosseum is a memorable experience, maybe this time around you can relive that excitement by visiting the monument in a new way. It could be as simple as going inside because last time you didn’t, taking an underground tour to get a different perspective, trying out the virtual experiences on offer or spending more time exploring the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. With a monument so layered with history, there is no such thing as ‘been there, done that.’


        4. Create a new hobby or rekindle an old passion




 What was it about Rome that inspired you to come back for a second, third or even tenth time? For some it’s the astonishing simplicity of Rome's delectable cuisine; for others it could be the endless varieties of wine that keep them coming back for more. Whatever your passion, there is class or an experience that will make this trip to Rome as unforgettable as the first. Book that gelato tour, make pizzas with your kids or splurge on a winery tour with a private driver. What are you waiting for?!


5. Plan your trip around that once-in-a-lifetime experience



Every season in Rome has that special something that makes it unique and attracts visitors no matter the time of year. Rome is so much more than just the crowds of summertime tourists and long lines that accompany cruise ship season. Find that special occasion that you’ve always wanted to witness and then plan your trip accordingly. It could be getting a reservation for the Scavi at the Vatican after months of waiting, a desire to experience the opera performed in the Baths of Caracalla, seeing the Pope at Easter, or just wanting to see the lights of Rome during the Christmas season. Whatever Roman adventure is on your bucket list, this is the time to make it happen.