Rome is generally considered mandatory viewing for anyone touring Europe. Once the capital of Western civilization, a visit to Rome can be like a crash-course in world history. Whether you’re interested in the early republic, the Roman Empire, the history of the Catholic Church or the rise of fascism, Rome has been through it all.
Still, a first visit to Rome gives you so much history to see that you might not get to experience any of the city's local culture. Going back again can provide you with a completely new look at Rome. Here are four things you must do on a second trip to Rome to get the most out of your experience.
1. Eat. If you're going back, you already know all about Italy's famous food. This time around, make eating a priority. But don't just go to the notable restaurants, try checking out some small italian pizzerias, many of which are well worth their reputation.
2. Get to know Napoleon. During his conquests in Europe, Napoleon controlled Rome from 1798 to 1814. There is hardly any mention of him in the present-day city, but the Museo Nepolionico has preserved some of the history of this important figure's time in Rome.
3. There is one place you will have to visit again. Legend has it that if you throw a coin over your shoulder and it lands in the Trevi Fountain, you will one day return to Rome. Make sure you keep your valuables well hidden or in the hotel safe, as this area is a favorite among pickpocketers.
4. Go out. Though food and wine are particularly important in Italian culture, Romans also love their nightlife. Try booking a luxury sedan from Hermes Worldwide to take you to the trendy Pigneto district, especially if you missed the fun the first time around.