We have curated some fun inspiration for your journey to the ancient city of Rome!
Who else is ready for some food, fashion, music, antiques, and artifacts, amazing landscapes, volcanoes, opera & more!?
Here are our Printable Activities and Offerings to help round out your “trip”!
Food & Decoration Ideas
So much can be done to make your resident’s table look authentically Italian. Pasta in clear large candle holders, bread, red-checkered tablecloths, grapes, artichokes, rosemary, decorated wine bottles, the list is endless.
Remember, the Romans LOVE columns! This one is easy!
And then, there’s food!
Create an edible Roman Road! Both fun AND tasty!
Bruschetta in Roman Style is always a hit!
Cazzimperio (also known as pinzimonio or crudités) pretty much sums up Rome’s relationship with raw vegetables. Cazzimperio is best enjoyed with extra virgin olive oil from the Sabina, an area in northern Lazio known for its sensational oils, but you can substitute any good-quality unfiltered extra virgin olive oil with rich flavor and a clean finish.
1. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, salt, and pepper.
2. Arrange the raw vegetables on a serving platter. Serve with the seasoned olive oil alongside.
Passport and Stamp
Virtual Tours & YouTube Links
- IL SILENZIO DI ROMA
- Rome, Italy – 4K Virtual Walking Tour around the City – Travel Guide
- TOP 10 Things to do in ROME
- 10 Top Tourist Attractions in Rome – Travel Video
- Roman Monuments Then And Now
Food & Cooking
- Italian Food – AMAZING ROMAN FOOD and Attractions in Rome, Italy!
- The top 10 things to eat in Rome 👫 Handpicked by locals 🍕
- What to Eat in Rome
- Instrumental Italian Music with a Beautiful Italy Tour (Venice, Rome, Florence) Música Italiana
- Swingrowers – Via Con Me (It’s Wonderful) – (Official Music Video) Rome in the 50s
Roman Movie Suggestions
Rome is a city which stands the test of time, and the remarkable thing about spying its ancient monuments in classic movies set in Rome is seeing how little the city has changed over the years.
- Roman Holiday – approved | 1h 58min | Romantic Comedy | 1953
- La Dolce Vita – approved | 2h 54min | Comedy, Romance, Drama | 1960
- The Great Beauty/La grande bellezza – approved | 2h 21min | Drama, Romance | 2013
- John Wick 2 – R | 2h 2min | Action, Crime, Thriller | 2017
- Spectre – PG-13 | 2h 28min | Action, Adventure, Thriller, Bond Movie | 2015
- Gladiator (2000) R, Action, Adventure, Drama
- Ben-Hur (1959) G, Adventure, Drama, History
- Spartacus (1960) PG-13, Adventure, Biography, Drama
- Julius Caesar (1953), NR, Biography, Drama, History
- Centurion (2010) R, Action, Drama, History
- Pompeii (2014) PG-13, Action, Adventure, Draama
- The Eagle (2011) PG-13, Action, Adventure, Drama
- Agora (2009) R, Adventure, Biography, Drama
- The Fall Of The Roman Empire (1964)
- Roma (1972) R, Comedy Drama
- The Bicycle Thieves (1948) Not Rated, Drama
- Three Coins in the Fountain (1954) Approved, Drama, Romance
- The Belly of an Architect (1987) R, Drama
- From Russia with Love (1963) PG, Action, Adventure, Thriller
- Light in the Piazza (1962) Not Rated, Drama, Romance
- Mission: Impossible III (2006) PG-13, Action, Adventure, Thriller
- Ocean’s Twelve (2004) PG-13, Crime, Thriller
Explore Rome in a Novel or Memoir
- I, Claudius | Robert Graves
- Imperium | Robert Harris
- Ragazzi di Vita | Italian author, poet and intellectual Pier Paolo Pasolini
- War in Val D’Orcia (Tuscany, but good!) | Iris Origo
- A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome | Alberto Angela
- Coins in the Fountain | Judith Works
- Conclave | Robert Harris
- Saving Rome | Megan Williams
- Dynasty: The Rise and the Fall of the House of Caesar | Tom Holland
- Early One Morning | Virginia Baily
- The Food of Love | Antonio Capella
- The Lovers’ Guide to Rome | Mark Lamprell
Songs of Rome
- “On An Evening In Roma (Sott’er Celo De Roma)” Dean Martin
- “Rome (Wasn’t Built In A Day)” Morcheeba or Same Cooke
- “Heart of Rome” Elvis Presley
- “Three Coins In The Fountain” Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett
- “Romance in Rome” Petula Clark
- “Spanish Steps of Rome” Toto
- “Autumn in Rome” Peggy Lee
- “Arrivederci Roma” Nat King Cole
- “Roman Guitar” Lou Monte
- “Fontana Di Trevi” Achille Togliani
- “Mambo Italiano” Rosemary Clooney
- “Buona Sera” Louis Prima
- “When in Rome” Nickel Creek
- “That’s Amore” Dean Martin
- “Volare” Dean Martin
Jazz & Easy Listening Songs about Rome
- “Seven Nights In Rome” – The Rippingtons
- “Roman Holiday” – Paulo Rustichelli
- “Riding on My Vespa” – Bianca Morales
- “Spanish Steps” – Bianca Morales
- “Flower Market” (Campo de Fiori) – Biancha Morales
- “When in Rome” – Russ Lorenson