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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

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    Rome

    I was expecting a lot more from the city and I guess that's my fault. The history is amazing and very interesting but the city itself was pretty dirty and half the attractions were under restoration which is bad timing on my part. The city was a lot more expensive than I we had hoped as my brother and I were on a tight budget and blew a huge portion of that on museums.

    Insider Tip:Budget a lot for Rome, it's easy to spend way too much.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    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%

    Anonymous

    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%

    Anonymous

    Roma

    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%

    Anonymous

    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.

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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