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

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Rome City Reviews

  • 40%


    Rome is a lie

    Dont keep your expectation high up as there is only 3 things worth visiting in my opinion ( Colloseum, The fountain & The vatican city)

  • 70%


    Average/ Below Average Stay

    Located in a dirty part of Rome (but only two blocks from Rome Termini) this is a good place to save money but also be close to the main parts of the city and train station (Termini). They have a good/large common room but everything else is average or a little worse than average. The bedrooms and bathrooms were sketchy and smelly but there were lockers available. It is worth the price if you can deal with the aforementioned remarks.

  • 50%


    dangerous and dirty city

    Our luggage havent been stolen on train, luckly some good italian guys helped us to find it back. Rubbish are everywhere. Many homeless people sleep around trajn station.

    Insider Tip:Be careful of your belongings

  • 80%


    Cool City

    Rome's a great place with all the architecture, churches and charming side alleys. Definitely a-must-see in Europe and great introduction to Italy. The roman ruins are incredible and make you wonder what this city must have looked like two thousand years ago. Though very touristy, great pizza and gelato can still be found by walking a few minutes away from the main sights and exploring the cities many back alleys.

    Insider Tip:Grab gelato at Frigidarium near piazza navona. As one of the cities finest gelateria's you will always find a line and absolutely incredible gelato! Mango and strawberry taste like a fresh fruit smoothie in a cone and after having traveled around for some time now I can still say Frigidarium does the best ice-cream in the world!!

  • 60%



    I found the people in Rome quite aggressive with regards to your business. People are happy to provide directions but not too friendly otherwise. The most popular sites are very crowded and it can be exhausting. Actually most of Rome is very crowded and be prepared to be bumped into.

    Insider Tip:Arrive early to main sightseeing areas or buy tickets in advance. Hop on hop off busses are helpful.

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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