Welcome to Rome, the Eternal City! Some say Paris, France, is the city of romance, but they’ve never experienced Italy’s capital like we have. Picture ancient historic sites, quaint cafes on every street corner, endless rows of Vespa scooters, and mouthwatering gelato shops. Rome has all of this, and more!
At Commendable Rentals, we don’t want you to simply visit this marvelous city; we want you to experience it like a local. Our Travel Guide can help you decide what to see, what to do, and where to go. Most importantly, we’ll show you how to live like a Roman! You’re in for an unforgettable trip.
A trip to Rome isn’t complete with a visit to the Colosseum, also known as the Flavian Amphitheater. Walk through this emblematic site built in 80 A.D. and follow the path that thousands of Romans and gladiators took over the centuries. You can even skip the line and book your tickets directly with us! Check the Roman Forum off your bucket list. You’ll feel the weight of history as you roam through the ruins of what used to be one of the busiest centers in the world. Hike up the Palatine Hill and pursue your exploration of history at the Capitoline Museums and House of Augustus at the Campidoglio.
Campo di Fiori Market
Taste the freshest Roman products at the Campo di Fiori market! Browse through all the stands, find delicious specialties, and bring them back to your apartment to cook a mouth watering meal! Don’t miss the fresh Mozzarella di Bufalo, the tender artichokes, the juicy tomatoes that you can pair with a local olive oil and balsamic vinegar, but also the homemade breads and red wines! After your shopping, take some time to sit at the terrace of a cafe and order a cappuccino. If you really want to do things like Romans, have it standing up at the bar!
Bike Along the Appia Antica
How about going on a biking adventure on one of the oldest Roman roads? The Appia Antica stretches near Rome through the archeological park of the same name and takes along various attractions like basilicas, historical tombs, but also the catacombs of San Callisto and San Sebastiano. It’s the perfect mix for history and nature lovers!
Gelateria del Teatro
Treat yourself to one of Rome’s most sought-after delicacies: gelato! The Gelateria Del Teatro is the best place to sample some iconic Italian ice cream flavors. Watch from the window as the gelato is made and enjoy your very own creation in the shade behind the shop.
Via Condotti Shopping
Fashion is everywhere in Rome, and you’ll find countless shops and outlets all around the city. If you want to indulge in some retail therapy or give yourself a Roman makeover, head over to Via Condotti! It’s in the famous Tridente area near the Spanish steps and offers a wide selection of haute couture shops you’ll love.
The Vatican Museum & St. Peter’s Basilica
Whether you’re spiritual or not, you cannot miss the chance to visit the Vatican and the renowned St. Peter's Basilica. You’ll see it’s impressive dome standing out in the center of Rome, calling you to explore its grounds. Marvel at the Sistine Chapel, visit the Vatican grottoes where the popes are buried, and experience history like never before.
Experience Tuscany, one of the most magical and enchanting regions in Italy. Tuscany is a dream destination, with its sunny weather and rows of vineyards and cypress trees on the horizon. Enjoy the sweet flavors of olive oil and bread at dinner, fall asleep to the sound of cicadas at night, and wake up to the sound of church bells nearby. You’ll find treasures all over the region’s rolling hills. If adventure and relaxation is what you seek, than Tuscany is made for you. Discover what makes this area special and make memories with the ones you love under the Tuscan sun!
San Gimignano is one of the most famous medieval towns in Tuscany. Perched high on the hills of Siena, it’s known as the “town of fine towers” because of its unique architecture. You’ll see this incredible skyline as you approach the town. The historic center is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and boasts many museums, cafes, restaurants, and cobblestone squares.
Discover the coastal side of Tuscany at Porto Ercole. This gorgeous town along the Medditeranian is an Italian gem filled with history and colorful landscapes. Enjoy the best of this Tuscan oasis and walk around its various Spanish forts, eat delicious spaghetti alle vongole at Ristorante Dal Greco, go on a boat ride to the nearby islands, and soak in the magnificent views of the Tyrrhenian Sea from the cliffs.
Tarquinia is another must-see medieval town. Formerly known as Cornetto, this old city has a rich history, stunning medieval towers, and fabulous archeology collections. The Necropolis Museum has an impressive collection of more than 200 Etruscan tombs, making it the most important collection in Italy.
Piazza del Campo Siena
Do you want to see Europe’s greatest medieval squares? Look no further than Piazza del Campo. Experience its beauty and history for yourself during a day trip. Walk the red brick paths toward Palazzo Pubblico, eat gelato on one of the adjacent streets, discover events on the square like the Palio and carnival, and toss a coin in the Fonte Gaia for good fortune!
Pitigliano and Maremma
Discover a unique side of Tuscany by the sea in Pitigliano and Maremma. Discover some of the most breathtaking, hidden spots of this beautiful Italian region, particularly near the town of Monte Argentario. Marvel at the medieval villages carved from volcanic stone, stand on the scenic cliffs overlooking the Mediteranean sea, and tour the local monuments like Pitigliano’s Etruscan walls and Medicean aqueduct.
Treat your palate to Tuscany’s flavors at La Trattoria Verdiana! This family-owned restaurant in Manciano is a fabulous place to enjoy Tuscany’s specialties while relaxing in a private and authentic atmosphere. Enjoy a delicious tortelli stuffed with wood pigeon in a succulent wine sauce and marvel at the stunning views of the Maremma countryside from the terrace.
Antinori Nel Chianti Classico Winery
Have you truly experienced Tuscany without wine tasting at a winery? Tenuta Torciano is the perfect place to discover Tuscan wines. Visit the vineyard, enjoy a tasting in the winery, take a cooking class, dine at the Truffle and Wine restaurant, or have lunch in the sun! It’s the perfect itinerary for your wine day in Tuscany.
Provence & Uzès
Bienvenue en Provence! Welcome to one of the most enchanting regions in France, where the cicadas sing high, the hot sun shines on the turquoise waters, and the Camargue plains and rolling vineyards seem endless. Experience the glamour of Saint-Tropez, or relax with an idyllic backdrop of lavender fields and olive groves. No matter what kind of vacation you’re looking for, Provence and Uzès are perfect for you and your group. Explore impressive UNESCO monuments like the Pont du Gard, have fun at the Avignon Festival, stroll around Nimes and discover the French version of yourself as you roam around the Uzès market. Read on for more fabulous activities and start planning your visit today!
Provence & Uzès
Dive into the Occitanie region and explore the streets of one of its main cities: Nîmes! Walk past magnificent monuments from the Roman Empire era, such as the arena that was built circa 70 A.D. and the Maison Carree, a 2,000-years-old Roman temple! Get a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding countryside at the Magne Tour, or stroll through the Gardens of La Fontaine. You can even sit on a coffee terrace and sip a cold Ricard, the emblematic drink of the south!
Experience art in a unique way at the highly anticipated Avignon Festival. It’s held every year in July and gathers thousands of visitors in the sumptuous courtyard of the Palais des Papes. Three hundred and fifty shows are performed over the course of three weeks, featuring the best French actors, musicians, singers, and international artists! No wonder it’s considered one of the world’s greatest festivals.
Pont du Gard
Are you ready to meet history face to face? That’s the kind of experience the Pont du Gard offers. This impressive Roman aqueduct crosses the Gardon river and was built under Ancient Rome to take water from the springs of Uzes the 50 km to Nimes! It’s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the most well-maintained aqueduct in the world!
The Duke’s Castle
Le Duché d’Uzès, also called Le Duchy, is a must-see when you stay in this quaint provincial town. The castle was built on an old Roman Castrum, which later became the residence of the governor of the first millennium. It’s a great opportunity to see a real French castle in restoration. Indeed, the duke’s family has been living there for 1000 years!
Les Baux de Provence
Soak in the beautiful landscapes of Southern France in this splendid Medieval village. Les Baux de Provence is a fortified site between Arles and St Remy-de-Provence that you must visit during your stay. Tour the fortified castle, the various museums, and make sure to stop by the Carrieres de lumieres! This interactive and visual art museum will dazzle you. Watch historic painting like Van Gogh’s and Monet’s come to life on massive screens and walk through them yourself!
What’s a trip to Southern France without a morning spent at the market? Make your dream come true at the Uzès Market! Walk around the Places aux Herbes and find locally sourced and locally grown products such as vegetables, fruits, meat, charcuterie, fish, cheese, and other fabulous homemade goods. It’s a great way to shop and an easy opportunity to meet French vendors and locals, as well as get familiar with the culture.
The Medieval Gardens
Unwind for an hour or two at the Medieval Gardens of Uzès! Observe the different plants in the botanical garden, located at the heart of the city in a 12th century medieval site. You can spot the old stone King’s and Bishop’s towers, and even climb the 100 steps to the top for a jaw-dropping view. Don’t forget to grab a glass of refreshing herbal tea offered at the strollers!