Rome Via Del Corso area

Visiting Rome? If you are stopping at Via del Corso you will pleased to know that there are many other things to do in Rome around this particular location, after you’ve satisfied your shopping needs at this famous street. Via del Corso area is full of great attractions – and not just for shopaholics!

Of course, first of all, this busy road is ideal for those who wish to do some shopping or maybe just some window shopping as the stores are quite luxurious and could be expensive. From the 15th till the 19th century, Via del Corso was not filled with luxury shops but instead served as a racetrack for riderless horses during the Roman Carnival, explaining the name of the street. The fact that it’s totally straight makes it stand out, as Rome’s historical city centre is known for the many narrow alleys and small piazzas.

Discover Via del Corso area in Rome

Staying in Via del Corso area, but leaving the shop-lined street, there’s plenty more to see here. Our first suggestion would be to go the wonderful Spanish Steps which are to the north – only 300m away. Climb the 137 steps up which will lead you to the beautiful Trinita dei Monti church. Admire the Renaissance architecture but don’t forget to turn around and get some splendid views of the city from above. Take into consideration that the steps can become very busy during the day- a visit in the early morning or evening is therefore recommended.

Below the steps lies the famous square – Piazza di Spagna. From the square you can walk to Via Veneto. This street, where the famous Federico Fellini’s classic 1960 film La Dolce Vita was set, is another good (but pricey) shopping spot. There’s many expensive hotels located here as well that you can admire while strolling the street. 

Next must-visit stop is the Pantheon, which is just over 500m away from Via del Corso. This should be every tourists’ priority when visiting the country for the first time. Once you have seen the fabulous temple of Gods with its impressive dome and fascinating history that goes back almost 2000 years, we recommend you walk to the west about 300m where you will find Piazza Navona, one of the city’s most popular squares filled with cafes and restaurants. Enjoy a nice meal, some ice cream or let yourself be entertained by the street artists you can often find at the square.

Piazza Navona is also a great place to admire beautiful art and architecture in the public space – such as the Fountain of the Four Rivers and the Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone. If you want to see the best of all fountains in Rome then we advise you go to the delightful Trevi Fountain which is only 400m away from Via del Corso. Legend has that if you throw a coin in the water basin, you will return to Rome one day. Try it out and see for yourself! It surely is a city to come back for… Watch our special video guides to learn more about the Trevi Fountain and many more top attractions in the Eternal City.

Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's

Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica on this must-do Vatican walking tour, in a group of no more than 20 people! With some 12,000 rooms spanning nearly 4,000 years of history, the Vatican’s magnificent museum complex can be overwhelming, so let an expert guide introduce you to its defining highlights on this 3-hour tour. Visit Raphael’s Rooms, Gallery of the Maps and more, and then step inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s fresco ‘The Creation of Adam.’ Finish with a St Peter’s Basilica tour and hear the secrets of the holiest place in Christendom. Choose from four different start times or upgrade to a small-group tour (12 people maximum). Skip the long lines for St. Peter’s Basilica with special access directly from the Sistine Chapel.

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines.

USD 70.65$

Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Half-Day Walking Tour

Leave the crowds behind and head straight inside the Colosseum with your skip-the-line entrance ticket! In a group of no more than 25 people, explore the first and second tiers of this A-list attraction with a guide, learning about the gladiators who competed in the Colosseum’s gory gladiatorial games. Finish with a tour of the Roman Forum in Ancient Rome and admire incredible ruins, like the Temple of Julius Caesar.

If you want to see the Colosseum Underground Chambers, Arena and Upper Tier, then upgrade! – These areas that are either newly opened or normally off-limits.

USD 60.22$

Viator VIP: Sistine Chapel Private Viewing and Small-Group Tour of the Vatican's Secret Rooms

See the Vatican as VIPs do – with this once-in-a-lifetime private Sistine Chapel viewing and tour of the Vatican Museum's secret rooms. This exclusive gives you unprecedented VIP access to the magnificent rooms that are usually off-limits to the public, allowing you to see a side of the Vatican that most never will. Be awed by secret rooms like the Niccoline Chapel and the Room of Gold, and see sights like Raphael’s Rooms.

Due to a new Vatican partnership, this tour provides VIP access through a reserved door, allowing you to skip all the lines – even the priority lines. End your tour with an after-hours private viewing of the Sistine Chapel, empty except for your group (average 15 people) and guide. Michelangelo's fresco in the Sistine Chapel – including The Creation of Adam – is considered the most influential fresco in the history of Western art. See it with no crowds, linger over every detail, and earn one-of-a-kind bragging rights for the rest of your life!

USD 382.19$

Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Hike up Mount Vesuvius and then explore the UNESCO-listed ruins of Pompeii on a must-do day trip from Rome! Going at a steady pace, the hike includes a walk on the ridge of Italy’s famously feisty volcano, allowing incredible views down into the crater itself. After a pizza lunch in Naples, head to Pompeii to see the havoc that Mount Vesuvius reaped on it in AD 79. Tour the UNESCO-listed excavations, seeing fossils and well-preserved ruins while hearing the horrors that befell this intriguing ancient city.

Mount Vesuvius is inaccessible from November 1, till March 8. During these months, your volcano hike is replaced with a tour of the National Archeological Museum of Pompeii.

USD 155.19$

Capri Day Trip from Rome

Visit the chic island of Capri on a day trip from Rome, led by an expert local guide! After traveling from Rome to Naples, cross over to the gorgeous island to see its highlights. Hop aboard a boat to the Blue Grotto if you wish, and enjoy a relaxing lunch in the hilltop village of Anacapri. Explore Capri’s main town at leisure, and then leave the island for your journey back to Rome.

USD 149.63$