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%


    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.

  • 80%


    Get a Tour Guide or You'll Hate It

    First of all, Rome definitely does not have the same cleanliness values that all the other European countries I visited did. There is so much trash everywhere and almost every where you go smells of urine. When you make it to the places you actually want to visit you are bombarded with peddlers who will not get out of your face. I suppose that could happen anywhere. What I've decided is Rome is nice to visit for a day. Just dont take an extended stay. It will make you hate it.

    Insider Tip:This city stays up so late. It seemed perfectly safe to be walking around at midnight. Everyone else was.

  • 70%



    THis is the most beautiful city I've been to in Europe. Atleast 5 days should be spent to get a hang of what Rome is about.... great places to visit...unbelievable guided tours...not a very good public transport though...

    Insider Tip:Buy a hop on-hop off bus pass...you can visit colloseum, roman ruins & vatican on the same route...20 euros for 24 hours & 28 euros for 48 hours

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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