What to Do in Rome by Day or Night

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There are hundreds of things to do in Rome and an ever-present focus on outdoor activities is felt throughout the city’s daytime social scene. Cafés set up plenty of seating in the piazzas to accommodate the hordes of shopping denizens taking a break from the extravagant fashion houses and charming boutiques around Piazza di Spagna, as well as the mass of tourists who just want to admire the architecture, famous landmarks like the Colosseum, and The Pantheon, and the stylish crowd over a refreshing gelato.

Although there’s no shortage of parks and plazas in Rome to choose from, popular areas like the historic center and Trastevere offer some of the best places for people-watching from the vantage point of tree-shaded patios, or for wandering the streets to take in the historical scenery.

And after a full day of outdoor action and things to do, Romans duly engage in the ora dell’aperitivo, a daily tradition similar to Happy Hour, which usually features a buffet and some aperitifs, that helps lubricate the night for what lies ahead.

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  1. Lucas

    Sports? Pub crawls? Rowdy bars? Good beer? Then check out these suggestions from Lucas:

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  2. Adriana

    Exclusive hotspots? Chic crowds? Bottle service? Posh shopping? Then check out these suggestions from Adriana:

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  3. Jonah

    Eclectic crowds? Authentic bars? Live music? Nothing mainstream? Then check out these suggestions from Jonah:

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  4. Emma

    Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma:

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