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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

  • 100%

    juangarcia6343

    The Eternal City

    So it was only a four day stay in Rome (one day trip to Napoli also). So it wasn't enough, that is my review, you cannot view Rome in just a few days, you can walk for hours and will never get bored.

    Insider Tip:Try the restaurantes further away from the touristic places, better prices and much more food!

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    For the culture lovers

    There is a lot of historical buildings and museums to check out for culture lovers. Personally, I prefer nature and landscape, thus I liked the gardens alot. Vatican City is a must see, I went on a Wednesday which was just in time t attend the pope's blessing. There is also alot of good food around, do check out Tripadvisor for some suggestions. I really loved the crispy thin sheet pizzas.

    Insider Tip:THIN SHEET PIZZAS! take your time and soak in the beautiful city.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    I LOVE ROME

    MY favorite city, absolutely in love! Expensive, but I was feeling like its my city, definitely! Every site is amazing, beautiful city!

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Most beautiful and amazing city!!!

    Since I had been in Rome with my family about 10 years ago, it still felt all pretty familiar to me. But Rome, nevertheless, blew my mind again. Especially the Forum Romanum left a huge impression. It is a very humbling experience to stand midst of the ruins of ancient Rome's main square. After that you can walk up on Palatin hill just next to it where the Rome's high society used to live. From there you have an amazing view over the Forum and the Colosseum and can even see the Vatican!

    Insider Tip:Forum Romanum + Palatin + Colloseum for 12 €. Absolutely worth it! And one of my favorite places is Piazza Navona near the Pantheon!

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    its more of a check list

    rome isnt my favorite city.. i prefer florence much more! There is just so much check list things to do that its hard to actually appreciate the city especially since everything is so spread out.. soooo spread out!

    Insider Tip:stay near the pantheon and be walking distance to everything.. buy your musuem tickets in advance and dont take ubers anywhere,, they will rip you off so hard!

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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