Rome, as they say, was not built in a day. Nor can travelers really experience the Eternal City in a day—or even a year. Rome’s numerous and diverse neighborhoods require some time to fully explore. You could start by strolling through its ancient wonders, including the Forum, the Colosseum, and the Pantheon, then perusing the food vendors at the new Testaccio Market and sampling the traditional restaurants—and watering holes—of the Centro Storico. But you’d not want to miss the old Jewish ghetto, the Monti neighborhood, with its boutiques and wine bars, and the broad avenues leading to the Spanish Steps. And, of course, stopping for a shot of espresso and a few scoops of gelato is virtually a necessity.
Katie ParlaRome Local Expert
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