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

  • 90%


    So far, Rome is certainly my favourite city in Europe. I intended to spend 4 days there, but ended up spending 12.... and I am still not done. I would love to go back as soon as I can and redo everything I did and do everything I missed.

    Insider Tip:Check out the world's smallest movie theater, Cinema dei Piccoli, in Villa Borghese. If you are a film buff, catch an old movie at Casa Della Cinema at the hall right next to it. Try the Tramitzini.

  • 50%


    The ancient place, but not "The Eternal City"

    I always have dreamed about Rome. It has beautiful ancient historical places all around. So important in cultural aspect for mankind. It's itself the origin of the western culture. But unlike other cities in Italy, it's unstable, uncomfortable city. First of all, it should settle the security problem.And should come up with transportation issue. The Metro has only two lines. Also it's not easy to take a bus for the travelers. There's minority of official tourist center, but hard to find.

  • 80%


    Very beautifull city its a must see ! Should have 3-4 days we were there for 2 days and end up running a lot and missed a lot of things.

    Insider Tip:Buy online ticket for vatican line up can be up to 3hr-4hr. Be ready for line up.

  • 70%


    Do as the Romans do

    Great to see all the ancient roman buildings/artifacts/relics. If you love history: Roman Forum, Art/Religion: Vatican City, Sports: Colosseum, Food/Wine:EVERYWHERE! There is a lot to see and definitely takes some time to do it all. Come for the sights, stay for the culture!

    Insider Tip:Suck it up and skip the lines!(Colosseum/Vatican). Those people with badges and companies that say skip the line aren't trying to make a quick buck (euro). These are great! pay some money, skip the sometimes 2/3 hour line PLUS get a guided tour from someone who knows what you are looking at. Also you can find good wine for cheap in grocery stores, like 3 euros and taste good! (not like a 50 euro wine but comparable to the 10/15 euro they charge at small markets).

  • 100%


    The charm of history and the sympathy of Roman's people

    Rome deserves the nickname Eternal City, in its alleys you can smell the scent of history and good food and people of Rome is nice and friendly.

    Insider Tip:Baia Chia and Vecchia Roma restaurants not to be missed !

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