The Best Things to Do in Rome at Night

By: Leah Shoup

Take a Colosseum night tour.

Beat the heat by visiting the Colosseum at night on one of these bucket list-worthy tours. Just note that you won't be able to go into the Roman Forum this time of day.

Visit the Vatican Museums.

One of our best travel tips is that the Vatican is open late on Fridays and Saturdays in the summer. See the Sistine Chapel with fewer crowds!

Toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain.

Throwing a coin into the Trevi Fountain means that you’ll return to the Eternal City in the future! Plan to do this experience at night to avoid the crowds.

Take an evening stroll.

Explore Rome by foot on a self-guided walking tour, passing by the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and finally, Castel Sant’Angelo.

Go on a Rome food tour.

One of our best tips for Rome nighttime activities is to go on a guided food tour! Explore neighborhoods like Trastevere, Campo de’ Fiori, and the Jewish Ghetto.

Discover Rome’s best rooftop bars.

While in Italy, you’ll probably want to partake in the tradition of aperitivo. So, before you head to dinner, stop by a charming rooftop bar for some wine!

Eat gelato.

Gelato is one of the things Rome does best, and luckily for you, Roman gelaterias stay open until late at night.

Have dinner at a rooftop restaurant.

One of the most sought-after Rome evening activities is to have dinner with a view! When planning your trip, remember that reservations are essential.

Enjoy a cocktail with a view of the Colosseum.

The Court is one of our favorite cocktail bars. It sits directly across from the Colosseum, offering one of the best views in the city.

Take a ghost tour.

On this tour, you’ll learn some of the best folklore and tales having to do with historic sites in Rome as you peruse the city center.