off the beaten path: discover the hidden gems of Rome

Rome, Italy

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Rome is filled with famous attractions: the Colosseum, the Vatican museums, the catacombs, the Pantheon and the list goes on. There are so many amazing sites here that you could spend days (heck, even weeks) just seeing the main, most well-known ones. But there’s more to Rome than the sites that attract thousands upon thousands of visitors each day, so discover the best off-the-beaten-path things to see and do in Rome. Carve out a unique experience on your next trip by seeking out some of the unusual, weird, and offbeat things to see and do in the eternal city.

private tour guide
Coffee and/or Tea

Departure Point

Via di Santa Prassede, 9, 00184 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Monti, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Stop At:  
Basilica di Santa Prassede
Santa Prassede is a 9th-century basilica with glorious Byzantine mosaics in the apse and filling a side chapel. Also here is a piece of the scourging column of Christ, brought from Constantinople in the Middle Ages, relics from the catacombs in the crypt, and a monument by a 17-year-old Bernini.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli
San Pietro in Vincoli (Saint Peter in Chains) is a minor basilica in Rome that houses Saint Peter’s chains and Michelangelo’s famous Moses statue. San Pietro in Vincoli was dedicated in 442 to house the two chains that bound Saint Peter . They remain fused together and are kept in a reliquary under the main altar in the basilica. The interior has a nave and two aisles, with three apses divided by antique Doric columns. The aisles are surmounted by cross-vaults, while the nave has an 18th century coffered ceiling, frescoed in the center by Giovanni Battista Parodi, portraying the Miracle of the Chains (1706).The biggest attraction here is not the chains, it seems, but a statue carved by Michelangelo: “Moses” (completed in 1515). It was originally intended as part of a 47-statue, free-standing funeral monument for Pope Julius II, instead it became the centerpiece of the Pope’s tomb in this, the church of the della Rovere family
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Monti is the most popular, together with Trastevere, quarter of the city, artsy bookstore cafés to lovely little piazzas where you could spend the day sipping on cappuccinos to ethnic eatieres and not to mention gelato!
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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