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October Tour News

Hi from Rick: Rome Sweet Rome

I've just arrived in Rome, and I've already craned my neck to marvel at Michelangelo's Sistine ceiling, hugged a granite column at the Pantheon in the moonlight, delighted in the seasonal porcini mushrooms, and even tossed a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Of course, I'm wearing my mask when it's required. But the charm of the Eternal City remains eternal, and I'm glad to be here again.

It's been a challenging year and a half, and I'm so thankful Rome is still Rome. Dunking my biscotti into my vin santo, I'm happy to report that it's still as sweet as ever — and after missing it for so long, being back in Rome feels like coming home.

I'm here meeting up with a group of my rookie guides to head out on our Heart of Italy in 9 Days tour. It's the first Rick Steves tour we've run in two years… Read more

In this issue

Slideshow: Best of Rome, Day by Day

Our Rome tour serves up Europe's most intoxicating brew of dazzling art, earth-shaking history, and city life with style. On this Rome vacation, your tour guide will resurrect the grandeur of ancient… Read more

Raves About Rick’s Best of Rome Tour

There's nothing like discovering the many layers of Rome with a talented Rick Steves guide by your side. But don't take our word for it. Here's what past tour members had to say… Read more

Nina Bernardo

Meet Rome Guide Nina Bernardo

Nina was raised in America but was steadily drawn to living in Italy by the "old country" stories of her grandparents. Now she's a full-time resident of Rome, and shares her passion for all things… Read more

Rick and Francesca walking

Vibrant Trastevere

Join Rick and his favorite local guide Francesca as they stroll through Rome's colorful Trastevere neighborhood. Crossing the Tiber River from the city center, you enter the intimate side of Rome… Watch the video

Traveling to Italy This Fall? Hire a Rick Steves Guide

This week in the Guides' Marketplace we're featuring a group of our talented guides who offer Rick Steves travelers a fixed, discounted rate on private, local tours throughout Italy… See more


Learn About Bulgaria on Monday Night Travel

Join us on October 25 for a tour of Bulgaria with guide Stefan Bozadzhiev and on November 1 for a roundtable discussion with the Monday Night Travel team about their favorite European places… Read more