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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

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    Anonymous

    “Nice location, nice room and nice colleagues working there.”

    Stayed here in November 2014 and it was an amazing stay. The location is really good as it is a walking distance to a metro station. The room was nice and clean and well ventilated. Would love to be back of course. Manuel.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Rome trip

    Rome is an amazing city! Crowded of tourists even during low season then avoid high seasons for sure.

    Insider Tip:Book everything prior to visit to avoid queues. Vaticano museum is one good example once I spent 1 hour to buy my ticket in a low season. If you buy tickets on the internet you can skip the queue and just enter. If you are planning to travel to other Italy cities, book your ticket in advance as well to save money.

  • 80%

    amarkumariitdelhi2333

    Must visit for all those who love history

    I would highly recommend a visit to all those people who loves history and loves to travel. Rome is the best place where you can see some of the temples of Greek gods . I would highly recommend places like Roman forum and Colosseum. They are just a beauty for sight-seeing.

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    Anonymous

    Seriously?

    Rome. ROME. Not to be cliche, but you really just have to go here and check it out. They have everything.

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    Anonymous

    Rome by a week

    First about food, try to find places where locals eat, plan them ahead, cause most of the places, near tourists attractions are worthless and expensive, if its possible, get tickets on the museums and galleries ahead online, it saves hours. Try to use metro, instead of a bus, Rome has insane traffic delays, to go for the airport , use train, fastest, stable and defenately worth it, bus its a gamble and private cabs, well, gamble, taxi is not preferable, since again, lot of traffic.

    Insider Tip:From personal expirience, get an offline maps for your smartphone gps, paper map might be tricky for unexpirienced travelers. Borghese gallery needs to get an appoiment in advance, so try to get a ticket online few weeks before, same goes to the museum of Vatican. Try to get some audioguides for your phone, or if you visit museums and galleries, which most of them arent national, try to get an audioguide, cause most of the times i've stuck watching whole museum without single english tab on the wall.

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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