How often do you think of the Roman Empire? While TikTok girlfriends everywhere ask this to their boyfriends, American travelers are headed to the Eternal City to find out for themselves. 

Rome is one of the oldest cities in the world. Its history runs back thousands of years to the days of gladiators, Colosseum battles, and some of history’s most famous rulers. You can live like the Romans by checking out a few of these experiences when in Rome.

Experience Roman Wine Culture At Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese

grapes in a vineyard
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Rome may not be your first thought when thinking about a traditional wine country. However, with its rich Italian soil, the country’s capital has an array of delicious wines. The Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is a unique hotel with a variety of special amenities and excursions exclusive for its guests. In addition to helicopter rides above the city, hotel guests can also experience Roman wine cultivation and history. The two-hour tour takes travelers down some of the city’s oldest streets, through vineyards and olive groves, to taste some of Rome’s finest wines. 

Explore Ancient Archaeological Ruins By Train

Colosseum in Rome
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It’s only right that you visit the ancient locations of Roman civilization while in Rome. Travelers can hop on the European transportation website Trainline for the perfect train ride through Roman history. There’s no better way to see the ruins than by train. Railways take riders past the Colosseum, a 2,000-year-old Roman icon, as well as the Roman Forum, the Trajan Column, and Palatine Hill. There are plenty of ways to see the ruins when in Rome. Just make sure you make it there to get a real glimpse of the city from times long ago. 

Travel Back In Time On The Colosseum Run 

Colosseum in Rome
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ArcheoRunning is a unique tourist experience that allows visitors to see Rome in a fresh, new way. Travelers can merge sport with sightseeing on this guided jogging and walking tour. There are a few ArcheoRuns to check out. Visitors can run past the Colosseum, Villa Borghese, the Roman bridges, and more. These tours take you past hidden gems that you might not uncover on your own. A tailor-made experience, ArcheoRunning is a great way to explore this Italian city while working out. 

Visit Rome’s Best Kept Secret

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One of the seven hills that Rome sits upon, Aventine Hill, is one of the city’s best-kept secrets. It’s the hill of poetry, providing great views of the city below. This quiet hidden gem is home to plenty of monasteries and historic religious spaces. A perfect place for solitude, Aventine Hill is a beautiful spot to wrap up a tour of Rome and reflect on your experience before heading home.