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%


    A week in Rome

    Rome was fantastic seen all the major sights visited Pompeii one day & a day trip to a pair of villas one of which was Hadrian's. There is plenty to see in Rome for for more than a week however. Also when visiting the Vatican if you would like to avoid queues simply go to a nearby ticket office and ask when the next tour is in English (or whatever language you need) this while expensive skips the queue for Sistine Chapel which has a back door 2 St.Peters for tours, avoiding the queue for St.P

    Insider Tip:-Do go to the palatine hill / forum and buy a pass for Colosseum/palatine hill/forum as opposed to queuing at the Colosseum if you already have the ticket you can simply waltz passed the long line. -Avoid the men dressed as ancient Roman soldiers there are not official employees they are simply men who get photos taken with families and mainly children then proceed to charge a small fortune -Use the metro it was 1.50 euros for 100 minutes ticket while I was there While visiting the vatica

  • 70%


    Couple exploring Rome!

    Lots to do and see. Metro is the best way to navigate the town. Rented a moped which may have been a mistake. Unless mapping first a scooter tends to be a tricky task.

    Insider Tip:Waking up early makes for multiple sights to be seen extremely easily. Make sure prior to purchasing tour passes the tour takes you INSIDE the attraction. As a few tours we were approached by only took you outside the attraction. Purchasing the 24 hour metro pass is only good until 24:00 not a full 24 hours. Scooter tends to be a bad idea because streets go in all directions, never have stop signs and people drive like maniacs!

  • 90%



    Ah, Rome. The eternal city. There is so much to say about it, yet so little to write it on. If I could summarize, I would say that this is a must see city in your lifetime. The colosseum, pantheon, museums, and most of all, the vatican, should be on everyone's must see list. The locals are very friendly as well, and you wouldn't have much trouble communicating with them. Overall, an amazing, clean city.

  • 50%


    Artificial and costly experience

    I went to Rome with really high expectations and ended up quite disappointed. In general, I felt it was too artificial, as if someone scripted the experience beforehand. It was too warm the whole time and I needed to take breaks and constantly drink water the whole time not to faint. There are indeed quite beautiful places to visit, but there are countless cities in Europe like that as well. The prices are crazy! Everything is overly expensive, but the services are mediocre in general.

    Insider Tip:Do not get the Roma Pass! It is a scam! You will never be able to return your investment! You don't need public transportation at all and you will never be able to visit enough places in 3 days to make it worth! There are many churches you can visit for free and that are quite beautiful!

  • 70%


    Rome, ancient city

    Rome is a really nice city in terms of history, architecture is simply beautiful and you will definitely enjoy visiting Coliseium, Palatino, RomanForum, Fontana Trevi, Vaticano...if your 1st time here, you will be amazed! Food is OK but people do not speak English very well in general.

    Insider Tip:Transportation via metro is the better option in terms of cost and time, but must be careful with your wallet and personal stuff, as any other big city just keep an eye open :) Food is kind of expensive almost everywhere, even in "cheaper" restaurants and in the street, so be prepare to spend money It is usually kind of rainy, and believe me it rains hard, so check weather reports periodically (I visited Rome in June/July....apparently to be Summer time)

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