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

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    Follow the movies

    "Roman Holiday" and "Angels & Demons" You should watch these movies before visit to Rome at least. Then you could enjoy Rome more, during sightseeing around Rome.

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    Rome, you like it or not

    For some reason, i didn't like Rome that much. It's remarkable and historical city of course but I think there's missing something that makes it a nice and homely town. If you like history this is the right place. Otherwise it's a little too big city for me that didn't offer me much. Big plus is Trastevere area. It was really nice, warm and intimate. There's lots of good and cheap restaurants and atmosphere is really nice there.

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    Amazing attractions, the city itself did not charm me, but it's worth a visit to see all the amazing architecture and art.

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    Not as amazing as you may think

    Rome is a place with so much history, but doesn't live up to the hype. There are many attractions to go to, which made me feel like I would spend many days there, but in reality most things are fairly simple and you get over with them fast. It's a city that needs imagination, given that almost everything is broken down and in ruins. Public transportation is alright but usually crowded, especially if you're going to mainstream places (such as the Colosseum and the Vatican). Food is the best.

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    Rome - a gigantic museum

    Rome isn't a city. It's a museum. In every corner of every street, you will find a gorgeous building with fascinating history. I'm not a history buff, but Rome makes you one.

    Insider Tip:Let go of the map after a while and just walk aimlessly. Relax. You'll always find your way back home. Enjoy the piazzas in the evening. And MUST take a bottle of wine to the Spanish Steps late in the night. Just sit back and enjoy till sunrise.

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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