Rome By Night: Experience The Eternal City From a Different Perspective

Rome by night

The eternal city, a place where you can walk among the ancient remains of one of the greatest empires that humankind has ever known, a city where you can breathe, touch and experience the essence itself of the Italian way and lifestyle. Rome with all its endless treasures ready to be discovered.

But, exploring this charming city on a summer hot day can be quite a challenge for the great distances to cover and the precious little shade: for this reason several enchanting monuments and archaeological areas offer to visitors the chance to explore Rome by night: imagine yourself walking in the evening breeze surrounded by a thousand lights while admiring all the beauties the Italian capital is ready to offer to you. It sounds amazing, doesn’t it?

We of Leisure Italy want to suggest these three unique sites ready to be explored during your summer nights in Rome: The ancient Baths of Caracalla, the majestic Colosseum, and the Vatican Museums.



The baths of Caracalla were the second largest Roman public baths (thermae) built in Rome during the reign of Emperor Caracalla. They were free and open to the public since the Emperor knew how important and fundamental was the Roman citizen’s support for a long-lasting happy government. The baths were impressive and were conceived more as a leisure centre than just a series of baths. A public library was indeed present within the complex, divided into two separate and equal-sized rooms: one for Greek language texts and one for Latin ones. Besides, the entire north wall of the complex was devoted to shops.

The Night Tours at the Baths of Caracalla will be available from 23rd of August to 29th of September 2019 (start at 8.00 PM) and they will include the Mithreo and Underground levels.

For further info please visit the official website of the event.



The Colosseum is with no doubt a unique and magnificent example of classical architecture that still nowadays fascinates for its impressiveness and grandeur. Its construction began under the reign of Emperor Vespasian and was finished under the reign of Titus, Vespasian’s heir. Further modifications were made during the reign of Domitian. The Colosseum could hold about 60.000 spectators and maybe more, it served as an arena for gladiatorial fights and sea battles, but it also housed animal hunts, executions, and re-enactments and dramas based on the Classical mythology. During the Middle Ages, the Colosseum served for different purposes as housing, workshops, quarters for religious order and a Christian shrine.

The Night Guided Tours, available until January 2020 (start at 8.00 PM), lead through the monument enlighten by the charming atmosphere only the Colosseum can suggest. You will walk through the monument, reaching the most important spots, included the underground.

For further info please visit the official website of the event.




A precious example of a Christian art museum, the Vatican Museums are located within the city boundaries of the Vatican City. The structure exposes the immense collection amassed by the different popes throughout the centuries, including several Roman sculptures and many a masterpiece of Renaissance art in the world. The Museums contain approximately 70.000 artworks, of which 20.000 are on display and counts a total of 54 rooms (sale).

From April to October, the Pope’s Museum open its doors for after dusk experiences for both private and groups, allowing visitors to fully enjoy an evocative and unique nocturnal atmosphere. The night tour experience is further enriched by a comprehensive concert programme and a possible Happy Hour.

For further info please visit the official website of the event.


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