5 Alternative Things To Do in Rome

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So you have admired the Vatican and have taken more selfies than you thought possible at the Colosseum, but what now? Here are 5 alternative things to do and places to see in Rome.

Metropoliz Museum of the Other and the Elsewhere

An abandon salami factory has been transformed into an art haven. It is filled with murals and installations from over 300 artists around the world. Over 200 squatters live in the museum, but its increasing popularity prevents those in need of sanctuary from being evicted.

Museum of the Holy Souls in Purgatory

This unique and dark museum is home to a collection of objects supposedly signed by the hands of souls in purgatory. It is located in the Chiesa del Sacro Cuore del Suffragio.

Rome’s Vegan Cat Cafe

Cat cafes are slowly popping up all round the world, and now there is one in Rome. You can feast on delicious vegan food while petting lots of lovely cats inside the Romeow Cat Cafe.

The Pyramid of Cestius

Even if you know a lot about Roman History, you’d probably still be surprised to learn that you can visit a 2,000-year-old pyramid here. You can visit the inside of the pyramid two days a month. If the dates don’t fit in with the dates you are visiting, it’s still worth checking it out from the outside.

Street Art in Ostiense

You’ll find plenty of colorful and impressive street art in the Ostiense district, as well as lots of quirky bars.