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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%

    Anonymous

    Amazing city

    Rome is truly an amazing city no matter your gender, age, or interests. I've been three times now - first time on a study trip, second time on my own, and the previous time with my husband and toddler. Every single time there was something new to see and experience because the city really offers a great variety of, well, everything.

    Insider Tip:If you're worried that it's not a kid-friendly city... don't! Our son just turned 2 and we had no trouble having him around with us; it was easy enough to get the stroller around, everyone was smiling and talking to him, and he enjoyed experiencing new things and trying new food.

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Rome !

    It was one of my boyhood dreams to visit Rome, and it completely lived up to my expectations! There are ruines and beautiful buildings around every corner. The colosseum is really great, the Pantheon is great and the people are great. I am definitely going back and would recommend Rome to everybody. We also did the colosseum pub crawl, something you must have done if you are between 18 and 30 I think.

    Insider Tip:Buy a ticket for the ruines with the palatino museum behind the colosseum, this ticket will also give you acces to the colosseum, but at the entrance of the ruines where you buy the tickets there is no line at all. So when you arive at the colosseum youcan skip a line of about 1 to 3 ours depending on the day..

  • 80%

    LiamIvo

    Rome stole my feet

    i walk everywhere and didnt use the buses. the buses looked full and boiling anyways. Rome is a lovely city with alot to do, from sight seeing, to food eating and wine drinking. there is a clear divide between the catholic side and the main city which is nice, and a lovely place to go and visit

    Insider Tip:LikEAT. seriously good. especially paninni Anna. Walk! getting lost in the streets provided me with some of the best resteraunts i have ever been to.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    A bit dissapointing

    I was a bit dissapointed by Rome. I had heard some amazing things about it from friends, but unfortunatly it didn't live up to my expectations. I'm glad I went, but I can't imagine ever returning there, it didn't leave much of an impression.. Honestly I was glad to leave and travel to another city..

    Insider Tip:Get your tickets to the Colosseum at the entrance of the Palatino, there no line and you get to visit both Palatino and the Colosseum. Check if you can't get a disscount, if you're under 24 and citizen you can get up to 50% discount.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Rome is great!

    Rome really is a nice city with an amazing history. People speak english poorly but that did not bother me so much. the prices are high in the summer, especially if you want to sit outside on the terase. the tourist sites are very transparently and well marked. the people are friendly. beware of the street-salesmen.

    Insider Tip:in the summer: book the tickets in advance to avoid the crowds, have your hat and suncream with you, beware of the pickpockets and street-salesmen, there are taps with drinkable water on almost every corner so you can re-fill your bottles

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