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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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 City Reviews

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    Roma in 3 days

    The city is easily walkable. If the locals tell you "it is far or will take 30 minutes to walk" that generally translated to 10 or 15 minutes walk. The city is great for walking and the locals are friendly and will provide directions if one gets lost.

    Insider Tip:I actually had 4 days in Roma however all the key tourist sites can easily be visited within 2 or 3 days. They are also walkable. Recommend getting the Roma pass, the value is great. Get a tour guide for the Vatican and St. Peters, if possible. The castle at the 10 Angels bridge can be skipped. Look for the set menu at restaurants, they are generally a solid value.

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    Rome Advice

    There a lot of things to visit in Rome, mainly the Castles and Museums. I recommend to reserve at least 3 full days to it. Should see the Fontana di Trevi, Castel Sant'Angelo, Pantheon, Forum Trajanum, Foro Romano, Altare della Patria and Vatican (The church, the museum and the Cistine Chapel)

    Insider Tip:Any time that you go to Vatican, you'll get in a middle of a crowd. I suggest to go in the end of the winter or the end of the summer, because, probably you will get more time and less people, that can propitiate a better time in each of the views, specially the vatican. Please reserve 2 days to Vatican, one to go to the Church and the other to go to the Museums. And yes, the Vatican Pass is must purchase. Less expensive than paying every place you decide to enter.

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    The most beautiful city I've ever seen

    Be careful in all of the tourist traps for pick pockets etc but make sure you go to every single one of them. The city is amazing, planning your holiday is the most efficient way to see everything and a knowledge of Italian really helps.

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    Loved Rome

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay, easy directions, beautiful home, and all the thoughtful touches. We loved Rome!

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    Rome: good food, wine, amazing art, culture...a place to visit before you die!

    There so much history that has been kept in that city, it's amazing. Definitely a place to visit before you die! So much art, so much history, and the pictures cannot show you, cannot tell you how it is! Also the food and wine is so good! I love Rome!

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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