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

  • 90%


    Food glorious Food!!!

    Rome is truly a beautiful city! The Roman Forum/Palatino gardens are a must see- walking through the ruins of an ancient city is just mind blowing. Don't even get me started on the food- tiramisu, gelato, pasta, canollies galore! The travestere neighbourhood is also a must-see to get a feel for local living, food and culture.

    Insider Tip:The Vatican- buy tickets online to skip the long line ups Coliseum- go to the Roman Forum/Palatino Gardens entrance to buy tickets (1 reg ticket covers both the Coliseum and Forum/ Palatino gardens) as the line up is nothing compared to the one at the Coliseum To get the feel for local life and food go a bit off the beaten path. I went to this delicious and unforgettable local restaurant that has been around for centuries called "Cantina Cantarini"- I had the sole with asparagus and tirimisu!!

  • 40%



    I was expecting a lot more from the city and I guess that's my fault. The history is amazing and very interesting but the city itself was pretty dirty and half the attractions were under restoration which is bad timing on my part. The city was a lot more expensive than I we had hoped as my brother and I were on a tight budget and blew a huge portion of that on museums.

    Insider Tip:Budget a lot for Rome, it's easy to spend way too much.

  • 60%


    Cool city, but wish there was other things besides the tourist attractions.

    Many great cities have an awesome balance of typical touristy things to do, but also have either an obvious nightlife or other activities they are known for. The only things to do in Roma are sightseeing and eating the fantastic food. This is of course simply a cultural difference. The Italians appreciate art and food.

    Insider Tip:Plan ahead what activities besides sightseeing you want to do. They'll be difficult to locate while you're there.

  • 100%


    Rome: The Eternal City

    Great city to spend four days in. You can walk everywhere and see so many incredible things. Can be as cheap or as expensive as you want.

    Insider Tip:Buy your ticket to the colosseum at the roman forum. Saves time in the line ups and also gets you into the roman forum.

  • 80%



    Go to Collessium at night for a tour. Get lost. Go to Vatican at night as well, much cooler and way less of a Crowd.

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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