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

  • 80%


    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.

  • 60%


    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.

  • 90%


    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.

  • 100%


    Loved Rome

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

  • 100%


    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!

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