Rome Pocket Guide

Images Of Rome

There aren't many cities in the world like Roma. No matter which way you turn you set your eyes on imposing monuments, dramatic statues or lavish fountains. Walking around the streets today it is easy to envisage what it would've been like centuries ago when crowds thronged to the Colossuem, Caesar's foot soldiers paroled the streets and everyone was decked in sandals. Once darkness falls it isn't as lively as some other European cities, but if you don't find a bar which gets your pulse racing don't worry - the city looks twice as breathtaking at night.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Rome.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Rome... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Rome.

Rome City Reviews

  • 40%



    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%


    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.

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