History and energy. The two words that we would use to best describe Rome. It has such a unique feel to it, that there are countless ways to have a perfect day in Rome. This would be one place where we would definitely spring for a tour or two, since getting the full story from a trained guide can make all the difference. It is a place where you must carefully plan your time, since there are amazing restaurants, neighborhoods, and experiences to be had; but a visitor with limited time can easily be stuck waiting in long lines, or succumb to intense hunger by grabbing a bite at a place that is perhaps a little too touristy, overpriced, or just not authentic. Rome has always been one of our favorite cities in the world. It is a walkable city that exudes so much history that locals are almost blasé to the thousands of years of ruins around every corner. It is also a city that has reinvented itself over and over again, and seeing it come into the 21st century is such a treat.