I suggest a walk around the colusseum at night. It is beautiful to see it lit up!!
And if you are interested, there is a bar crawl that meets in the park above the Colluseum metro stop almost every night. You'll hear them before you see them. All are welcome to join.
The Italian way of life,...
The Italian way of life, especially in Rome and south, is slower than the North America and most of Western Europe. The culture is friendly and Italians will make you feel at home. However, their life is based on family, so if you are not God, Family, or Friend, then you are other. And they may take advantage of that fact, unless you curse at them or make a big stink. This usually does not happen in tourist places, but it can happen in taxis, shops, or anywhere else. Most of Western Europe or North America there is a little trust between people, whether it is in a shop or somewhere else. However, Italians do not trust each other, let alone a tourist. It takes a long time for the trust to build up.
On the Street
Seek and ye' shall find. Cities that are touted as expensive can be cheap if you are. These street markets are all over Rome. Okay, not on Via Condotti... You name it: clothes, household items, foods, etc. a few euros
one of the most traffic point of the south-east of the city is Porta Maggiore.Trams 14,5,19 pass from here together with all the rest of the traffic beasts of Rome,motos,cars,trucks,vans,cats,trains,airplains....and anything else exept bicycles...well sometimes there is some brave on bicycle,but it is not the most advisale way-to-go in Rome....
eating on the streets
Near the major tourist attractions you will find this small snack cars. They sell drinks and a small bite to eat, sandwiches, a slice of pizza and so on.
Prices are high. Expect to pay 16 Euro for two softdrinks (0.5 liter bottles) and two sandwiches.