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Trip Plan Tags: 
christmas in the vatican,
romantic birthday
Destinations: 
Europe,
Italy,
Rome,
Tivoli

Traveling with Ben to celebrate my birthday and tour the Eternal City. The Vatican and its art, especially the Sistine Chapel, Villa Borghese, The Forum, and Dark Rome Walking tours...

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Daphne Inn
Hotel Daphne Inn, Rome

The Daphne is part of a new generation of stylish B&Bs in Rome. Like Casa Howard, it is spread over two locations, both near Piazza Barberini. The rooms are... more

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Gelato
Eating Gelato, Rome

The last decade has seen a slew of high-end gelaterie open in Rome. The first, and still one of the best, is Il Gelato de San Crispino, set up by gelato... more

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Eating Caffè Bernini, Rome

Hats off to this new café-restaurant, which is attempting to bring quality catering to touristy Piazza Navona—noted until now both for the beauty... more

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Eating Antico Arco, Rome

The "Old Arch" on the Gianicolo hill above Trastevere has established itself as a reference point for Roman gourmets who want to eat well without breaking the... more

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Ancient Rome
See + Do Ancient Rome, Rome

The Roman Empire was ruled from the Capitoline. Business was done in the Forum. Movers and shakers built grand homes on the Palatine. And the mob was... more

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Pantheon
See + Do Pantheon, Rome

Nearly 2,000 years after it was erected by Emperor Marcus Agrippa, the Pantheon is still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. A 141-foot-diameter... more

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Caravaggio
See + Do Caravaggio, Rome

In 1606, tortured genius Michelangelo Merisi—a.k.a. Caravaggio—fled Rome after killing a man over a tennis match. Behind him he left some of the... more

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Caffè Culture
See + Do Caffè Culture, Rome

Coffee punctuates the Roman day with a regularity that is almost monastic. The first shot—usually in the form of a cappuccino—is generally downed in... more

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Tivoli
See + Do Tivoli, Rome

Twenty-three miles east of Rome, Tivoli was already a popular day trip when Hadrian started work on the splendid Villa Adriana in A.D. 117. For the last 19... more

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See + Do Testaccio & Ostiense, Rome

Built at the end of the 19th century around the Mattatoio—the municipal slaughterhouse—the Testaccio neighborhood has grown ever trendier over the... more

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Villa Borghese & Galleria Borghese
See + Do Villa Borghese & Galleria Borghese, Rome

Villa Borghese, the most central of Rome's great parks, was saved from encroaching property developers in the 1870s when it was bought by a farsighted city... more

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Trastevere
See + Do Trastevere, Rome

Ineffably picturesque, Trastevere is a district of two halves. West of Viale Trastevere, besotted tourists mingle with the few locals who have survived the... more

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St. Peter's and the Vatican Museums
See + Do St. Peter's and the Vatican Museums, Rome

The tiny sovereign state of the Vatican is an essential stopover on any Roman holiday and offers enough in itself to fill days if not weeks. Consecrated in... more

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Rent a <i>Motorino</i>
See + Do Rent a Motorino, Rome

A trip on a motorino around Rome's twisting alleys can be heart-stopping for even the bravest of adventurers. That said, the adrenaline rush and the chance to... more

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Piazze
See + Do Piazze, Rome

Rome is a series of villages. And as in all Italian villages, life revolves around the piazza. Admittedly, few villages can lay claim to squares as gloriously... more

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Teatro Pace
Hotel Teatro Pace, Rome

Location, location, and location are what make this boutique hotel such a good value—plus a delicious Baroque spiral staircase, designed by a pupil of... more

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