Rome is a city that has a lot to offer. The list of things you can do and see while there is almost endless and you do not want to miss anything. A great way to make sure this does not happen to you is to book yourself a few Rome sightseeing tours.
Doing so is a great way to enjoy some of the lesser known sights and experiences the city has to offer. As you will see, there are some quite unusual tours available.
Go behind the scenes at the opera house
The opera house in Rome is a fascinating venue. It has a long history, a dedicated opera company, and good acoustics, so it is really worth treating yourself to a night at the opera. During the day it is also possible to tour the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and see what goes on behind the scenes of this wonderful opera house.
Take a themed eating tour
One of the joys of being in Italy is the food. So, while you are in Rome, it would be a huge shame not to enjoy one of the city’s food and drink related tours. There are plenty to choose from, so it really does not matter what your tastes, interests or culinary needs are you are bound to find one that works for you. Many like of tours include the chance to visit some of Rome’s important sights as well as enjoy the cuisine of a specific area of the city. The Jewish Ghetto and Navona Food tours are a good example of this style of tour.
Enjoy an underground tour of Rome
Surprisingly, some of the most interesting sights in Rome are to be found beneath the city. The Catacombs of Santa Domitilla and the well-preserved houses that are hidden underneath the Basilica of Giovanni and Paolo are just two examples.
Take a dark tour
Seeing the sights at night offers you the opportunity to experience the city’s monuments and special buildings in a different way. Plus, of course, there are plenty of ghost and vampire tours as well, the majority of which take place, after dark. If you are interested in criminal history, an after-dark crime tour is a great way to learn more.
Uncover some of Rome’s secrets
Given the fact that Rome has a very long history, it is not surprising that it has some well-kept secrets. Several tour companies specialize in uncovering them for tourists. There are several to choose between. Some simply reveal hidden artwork and artifacts you would otherwise miss. Others show you some of the hidden spots the residents of Rome spend time enjoying. Perhaps the most interesting is the Angels and Demons style tours, which point out you the hidden symbolism which is woven into the fabric of the city’s buildings, plazas and streets. Many, but not all, of these specialist tours, focus on the secret societies like the Illuminati.
More ideas of what to do and see in Rome
Taking a few of these tours will help you to get your bearings. Most are great fun. But, it is always taking a few hours out, each day, to do things at your own pace. There are lots of important sights that are not included in the many tour packages that are available. You can find out more about them here and here.