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

  • 70%


    Not as amazing as you may think

    Rome is a place with so much history, but doesn't live up to the hype. There are many attractions to go to, which made me feel like I would spend many days there, but in reality most things are fairly simple and you get over with them fast. It's a city that needs imagination, given that almost everything is broken down and in ruins. Public transportation is alright but usually crowded, especially if you're going to mainstream places (such as the Colosseum and the Vatican). Food is the best.

  • 70%


    Rome - a gigantic museum

    Rome isn't a city. It's a museum. In every corner of every street, you will find a gorgeous building with fascinating history. I'm not a history buff, but Rome makes you one.

    Insider Tip:Let go of the map after a while and just walk aimlessly. Relax. You'll always find your way back home. Enjoy the piazzas in the evening. And MUST take a bottle of wine to the Spanish Steps late in the night. Just sit back and enjoy till sunrise.

  • 90%


    A beautiful city!

    There's something to see in the city wherever you walk. Great wines, food, pastry, and ofcourse Gelato :D!

    Insider Tip:Don't use the metro inside the city because you'll miss out on a lot! Walk everywhere! and make sure you bargain with the shopkeepers whatever you buy.

  • 60%



    Rome has lots of history, but everything seems very commercialized and touristy. The Capitoline museum was fantastic but the Colosseum was jam-packed, even early in the morning. It is bigger, noisier, dirtier, and harder to get around than Florence. Still, it has so much history you can't skip it.

    Insider Tip:Climb the stairs at the Trevi fountain and continue up past the Medici villa to find a great view of the city from the top of the hill. Plan your visit to the Vatican museum well ahead of time, you don't want to show up only to find out that the museum is closed on your last day in the city.

  • 100%


    loved rome, probably best not to go in summer though as they do building works on most of the popular attractions.

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