Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Rome and Italy. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Rome and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Rome insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.
Meet a Local Host®
I have many years of experience in both European and African travel. I was the first-ever, English-speaking guide to lead the Imperial city tour in Morocco. I have a great love of Rome and know all its secrets, which I take great pleasure in sharing. Monograms clients like to call me "Mama" because I take such good care of them!
Pantheon and Piazza Navona
Ask your Local Host for a walking route to see Piazza Navona, the church of San Luigi dei Francesi with its paintings of Caravaggio, the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, and Piazza del Popolo.
Ara Pacis and Spanish Steps
See the Ara Pacis, Borghese Park, and the Spanish Steps—the longest and widest staircase in Europe.
Castel Sant’Angelo and Trastevere
This is another possibility for a walking route to discover more of Rome’s splendors. See Castel Sant’Angelo, piazza Farnese, and the district of Trastevere with the Basilica of St. Maria in Trastevere.
Capitolini Museums and Picture Galleries, Borghese Gallery and Museum
Rome has many museums and galleries. Ask your Local Host for information.
Church of Santa Maria - Bocca della Verità
Dare to put your hand in the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth), the marble disk presumed to be the face of a river god that, legend has it, will bite off a liar’s hand.
Jewish Roman Synagogue
Visit the imposing Jewish Roman synagogue, which includes a small museum of Roman Jewish life and ritual. Also see the Jewish Quarter with its Tortoise Fountain.
Cross the oldest surviving bridges, Ponte Fabricius or Ponte Cestius, to explore boat-shaped Tiber Island, which has long been associated with healing.
See this Roman theater later converted into a residence.
Families may wish to spend some time at the Gianicolo Park, with its wonderful panoramic views of Rome, carousels, and puppet shows.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do and stroll in this vast green area, a combination of old and new parks. Admire its fountains, monuments, and sculptures.
Shop on Via Condotti, which ends at the Spanish Steps. Here you will find boutiques of many world-famous designers. Italian craftwork and religious artifacts also make good buys.
Pasta and Gelato
Try some special pasta dishes, such as pasta alla carbonara, bucatini all’amatriciana, and lasagna. Also, enjoy memorable gelato and the white Frascati wine made in the Roman Hills for 2000 years.