You can find in Rome several walking tours guided by professional guides and free of charge, although tips are welcome if you enjoyed your time. No reservation needed, every day, any weather. Choose one that suites best your time and interests or combine several tours together.
Part of the global initiative started in London - Open House Roma has become a tradition in Italy - one weekend per week (in May, check program www.openhouseroma.org) more than 170 private palaces, mansions, homes, libraries and other buildings open their doors to public. This is a rare opportunity to see places otherwise closed for public admission, especially for art and architecture lovers. All buildings offer free admission, although some of them request prior registration.
This 17th century palace is the seat of the Chamber of Deputies since 1871 (Piazza di Montecitorio). Every first Sunday of the month from 10:00 to 17:30 it is open to public.
Guided public visits to Palazzo Madama (Corso Rinascimento) are conducted on the first Saturday of each month from 10:00-18:00, except August. The tour lasts about 40 minutes, before attending it go to Piazza Madama 11 to get your entrance pass.
Smaller and larger markets are integral part of Rome's everyday life, both popular among locals and many tourists.
Get your insight in life and leisure of Romans by wondering around Sunday flea and antiques markets spread out around Rome.
Located just next to Spanish steps and open 24/7 Villa Borhgese gardens are like a breath of fresh air for those who visit it. There are museums, a theatre, a bio park, a lake, a winter ice skating piste, rollerblade and skateboarders space as well as numerous fountains dotted throughout.
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