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

  • 50%


    Nice historical city

    A lot of history. Ruins and city at the same place, nice to see. Although a bit stressful to walk around, very messy city.

    Insider Tip:When visiting palatino/foro romano/coliseum, never start by the coliseum, otherwise you'll get a huuuuuge queue.

  • 80%


    Beautiful city

    Rome is everything you've heard and more. The sightseeing is incredible, the food was fantastic but don't waste any time seeing the Vatican. Not worth it

  • 90%


    Great city

    Lots of history, food and fun, spend as many days as you can there. I would've stayed longer if I could (5 days looks good to me).

    Insider Tip:Although everything in the city center is pretty close, public transportation is really cheap (1.50) so don't forget to use it.

  • 90%


    I had a great time in Rome. There are a lot of things to do and to see. Prepare yourself to walk a lot! The only didn't like the big amount of people offering you the self-stick on the streets. Sometimes it was a little bit annoying because they keeps insisting even after you refuse.

    Insider Tip:I recommend the restaurant La Famiglia - Via Gaeta, 66,00185 Roma,Itália. The food was amazing and the price is good!

  • 80%


    Big City

    It's a very big city, too big to aimlessly walk around and see everything. If you need to be somewhere in a timely fashion you'll need to take public transportation. You can get bus tickets at Tobacco shops.

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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