Where to Stay
Gladiatori Palazzo Manfredi
Built on the ruins of the old gladiator barracks and as close as you can get to Rome's historial past: The top floor overlooks the Colosseum, Imperial Fora and Dormus Aurea.
Forum and Capitoline Hill
Tour the Roman Forum and Imperial Fora followed by Capitoline Museum, one of the world's oldest public museums.
Afternoon Activity and Dinner
Pantheon and Balbi Crypt
Stand below the oculus in the Pantheon before heading underground at the nearby Balbi Crypt to see how the city was built upon ancient ruins.
With Julius Caesar's favorite recipes for inspiration, this charming hideaway seeps history. Visit its wine cellar inside the ruins of an ancient Jewish synagogue.
Nightcap and Evening Activity
Toast to the past in this bar overlooking a temple dating back to 145 AD.
Start on Capitoline Hill overlooking the Roman Forum and wander through the lit piazzas. Nothing tops seeing Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon at midnight.