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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%

    Anonymous

    Rome

    Rome was ok, i thought it was a bit over rated. It was hard to find a decent place to eat with good food.

    Insider Tip:Do your research on good places to eat and go to the vatican first thing in the morning to avoid being packed in like a sardine on the train

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Below expectations

    Tourist information center guys are not helpful at all. Even tourist maps need to be purchase and are not free. Not everyone accepts cards.. My expectations were higher from the city in terms of public transport and cleanliness. Architecture wise Rome is beautiful.

    Insider Tip:Don't visit city with high hopes.

  • 70%

    Anonymous

    Italy

    A great city with lots of history and many things to do. Although quite expensive, the food is amazing and it's worth a stop by.

    Insider Tip:It has a very high rate of pick-pocketing, especially for tourists.

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Roma

    A great, historical city. I only spent one day there so I was exhausted afterwards. You could spend a week there and still not see everything.

    Insider Tip:Don't wait in the line at the Colosseum to buy tickets, go to the ruins across the street (Roman forum) and get the tickets there. The tickets are good for both of those places. I walked straight up to the window at the Roman forum, whereas the line at the Colosseum was at least a hundred people long.

  • 50%

    jaqbnimble13

    Great history and sightseeing, don't go in Summer!

    Rome is obviously full of great sightseeing, history, and culture. Metro was easy to use and we loved going on the hop on hop off bus. We went in June and it was probably the worst heat I've ever experienced. Definitely avoid the summer months. There was also a lot under renovation including the Trevi Fountain.

    Insider Tip:The Omnia and Roma Pass were the best thing we bought ahead of time. Buy tickets/make reservations for everything you want to see to avoid waiting in line.

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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