City Guide Rome, Italy

Visiting Rome

If this is your first trip to the ‘Eternal City’, it’s probably a good idea to start planning your next one already because with over four hundred churches as well as numerous other sights, your promise to return will not be made lightly.

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Rome Podcasts

Hidden Rome

Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Francesco Galluzzi, a tour guide in Rome, about some of the city's less known attractions.

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Rome Videos

10 Things You Need To Know About Rome

Find out hidden attractions in Rome, where to go at night, what not to miss and more.

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Rome Pocket Guide

Rome Pocket Guide

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Rome City Reviews

  • 60%



    I found the people in Rome quite aggressive with regards to your business. People are happy to provide directions but not too friendly otherwise. The most popular sites are very crowded and it can be exhausting. Actually most of Rome is very crowded and be prepared to be bumped into.

    Insider Tip:Arrive early to main sightseeing areas or buy tickets in advance. Hop on hop off busses are helpful.

  • 80%



    I surprising liked Rome a whole lot more than Venice. Maybe it had something to do with the weather? But the best part of Rome had to be the Vatican.

    Insider Tip:If you are going to the colosseum, buy your ticket at the Roman Forum instead. There's no line, and the ticket covers the Roman Forum, Colosseum, and Palantine Hill.

  • 80%


    Just perfect

    I took those turism bus and it was great! Beautiful city, lots of people selling hats in the streets. Clean city, great food!

  • 90%


    So far, Rome is certainly my favourite city in Europe. I intended to spend 4 days there, but ended up spending 12.... and I am still not done. I would love to go back as soon as I can and redo everything I did and do everything I missed.

    Insider Tip:Check out the world's smallest movie theater, Cinema dei Piccoli, in Villa Borghese. If you are a film buff, catch an old movie at Casa Della Cinema at the hall right next to it. Try the Tramitzini.

  • 50%


    The ancient place, but not "The Eternal City"

    I always have dreamed about Rome. It has beautiful ancient historical places all around. So important in cultural aspect for mankind. It's itself the origin of the western culture. But unlike other cities in Italy, it's unstable, uncomfortable city. First of all, it should settle the security problem.And should come up with transportation issue. The Metro has only two lines. Also it's not easy to take a bus for the travelers. There's minority of official tourist center, but hard to find.

Italy: Itinerary

The only other European city which is on par with Rome in terms of history is Athens. While the Greek capital is home to the Gods, the Italian capital is home to the Emperors, most notably Julius Caesar. The city is fascinating as right beside some of the most beautiful landmarks in the world, Romans fly about the place going about their day to day business.

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