Well, tough to go to Rome and not want to see those things that everyone is going to see sooner or later. I go see the following things when I go to Rome: The Vatican because of the amazing art found there and the history that is available (research and download as much as possible before you go), The Sistine Chapel on the Vatican grounds, St Peters, the Forum and everything that is linked to it, including the Coliseum, the Piazza Navona, the whole area of Trevi Fountains. Just walking in that general area is fun and interesting. Also: the monument for Italy's independence is far larger than the Lincoln Memorial and will impress you with just it's size, but the artist's that tend to sell their products around that general area is amazing to watch them work on those same products. almost 4 years ago
I spent the summer of 1996 in Rome. My favorite places there turned out to be places I'd never heard of before:
1. Cemetery of the Capuchin, Via Vittorio Veneto, 27, 00187 Roma, Italy. When the Capuchin monks moved their monastery in 1631, they decided to bring the skeletons from their cemetery and turn them into an art project.
2. Jonathan's Angels, Via della Fossa, 16 00186 Roma, Italy. I loved this bar! Dazzling decor; jovial atmosphere; lots of dancing. over 3 years agoAnswered by John via WorldNomads.com