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

  • 100%


    Giant and amazing city

    I was visiting Roma for a shortly two days time. But this great ancient city really amazed me all the time. Everywhere are full of culture and giant and super beautiful old buildings and architectures. Really like the city a lot.

  • 50%


    great place

    great location, close to food and main train/bus/metro station! place was clean, people were fun and friendly and the price was ok.

    Insider Tip:buy ONE bottled water and just keep refilling it on the streets. there is plenty of great, clean, cool water you can refill all throughout the street.

  • 80%


    Magic Rome

    If you go to Rome, before visiting places, save your time to get to know people. Anyone: staff, passers-by, someone reading a book at a train station. People are really really warm, helpful and interested in you. Italians are so unique. Anyway, save your time to visit the Vatican, the Collosseum and the Borghese Gardens. These are highlights and, despite the (sometimes inconvenient) tourists, it pays off every single minute you are there.

    Insider Tip:Be aware of pickpockets.

  • 80%


    3 days of intense sightseeing in Rome

    Rome has 3000 years of history. If that's not enough to attract you, then you are a lost cause. It's a museum city where almost every building has a story and every other painting or fresco or statue is a work of a world-renown artist. It's also packed with amazing food and shops. Rome is cheaper than most European cities - it's a walking city, most sites, such as piazzas and churches are free and food is very affordable if you know where to go. It's preety safe if you are careful.

    Insider Tip:Stay in or close to the centre, Prati district is perfect. Then you can walk everywhere. Plan the time of visit carefully- Rome is packed always but might be less so from October to May. Avoid going in summer beacuse it's too damn hot. Buy tickets for the Vatican museums online - the extra 4€ you pay can save you a whole day of waiting in line. Go to Vatican at 7am or midnight to actually get to view and appreciate it. For any kind of meals just walk a few blocks away from the main roads. Walk in Trasteve

  • 70%


    Incredible city!

    So much to see and do, Rome is such a beautiful city with so much history. Like any major city, bars and restaurants in the centre can be expensive but head out a little way and you'll be surprised by the quality you can get for far less money!

    Insider Tip:Don't bother with the Trevi fountain, it's closed for refurbishment until at least late autumn 2015 instead visit Fontana dell'Acqua Paola, it's just as pretty and has a lovely view of Rome.

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