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

  • 60%



    Rome was ok, i thought it was a bit over rated. It was hard to find a decent place to eat with good food.

    Insider Tip:Do your research on good places to eat and go to the vatican first thing in the morning to avoid being packed in like a sardine on the train

  • 60%


    Below expectations

    Tourist information center guys are not helpful at all. Even tourist maps need to be purchase and are not free. Not everyone accepts cards.. My expectations were higher from the city in terms of public transport and cleanliness. Architecture wise Rome is beautiful.

    Insider Tip:Don't visit city with high hopes.

  • 70%



    A great city with lots of history and many things to do. Although quite expensive, the food is amazing and it's worth a stop by.

    Insider Tip:It has a very high rate of pick-pocketing, especially for tourists.

  • 100%



    A great, historical city. I only spent one day there so I was exhausted afterwards. You could spend a week there and still not see everything.

    Insider Tip:Don't wait in the line at the Colosseum to buy tickets, go to the ruins across the street (Roman forum) and get the tickets there. The tickets are good for both of those places. I walked straight up to the window at the Roman forum, whereas the line at the Colosseum was at least a hundred people long.

  • 50%


    Great history and sightseeing, don't go in Summer!

    Rome is obviously full of great sightseeing, history, and culture. Metro was easy to use and we loved going on the hop on hop off bus. We went in June and it was probably the worst heat I've ever experienced. Definitely avoid the summer months. There was also a lot under renovation including the Trevi Fountain.

    Insider Tip:The Omnia and Roma Pass were the best thing we bought ahead of time. Buy tickets/make reservations for everything you want to see to avoid waiting in line.

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