If you put bustling urban life, awe-inspiring ancient history, and busloads of tourists in a blender, Rome is exactly what you'd get …and it's spectacular. Start your day with a cappuccino and enjoy.
- Roman statues should not be trifled with. Per legend, if you tell a lie and put your hand into the Bocca della Verita (Mouth of Truth), it'll get bitten off.
- When in Rome … do as the Egyptians did. Several rich ancient Romans admired the pyramids and built their own as final resting places. Of those, only the pyramid of Cestius remains.
- Roman drinking fountains are sanitary, but tricky. To use, plug the stream of water with a finger and water will jet out of another hole for you to drink.