A local’s guide to Rome: 10 top tips

Contemporary Rome’s best bars, restaurants and culture are found in the southern neighbourhoods of Testaccio and Garbatella, a world away from the city-centre gladiators in plastic armour

From salami to art: how migrants helped turn Rome factory into a gallery

Rome’s Maam gallery exhibits artists from all over the world, who often incorporate the site’s previous use as a slaughterhouse into their work, or are inspired by the lives of its residents

Skip Rome’s queues and entrance fees and visit a baroque masterpiece

The Church of St Ignatius of Loyola is an oasis of calm in Rome’s tourist central showcasing wonderful trompe-l’oeil frescoes

10 of the best restaurants near Rome’s major attractions

Eating near the Eternal City’s famous landmarks needn’t mean tourist menus and pricey pizza. These handy trattorias and wine bars will still leave some change for the Trevi fountain

How crowdfunding could see Nero’s villa re-emerge into Rome’s sunlight

Nero’s grandiose villa in Rome is slowly emerging from centuries of neglect. But the final push to fully open up the Domus Aurea to visitors will require some fiddly financial arrangements, in the form of crowdfunding