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%



    Rome was so busy at this time of year, so I couldn't have stayed many more days than I did - about 6 in total. Beautiful city though. Don't skip the Colosseum & Palantine Hill! Also, Piazza Venezia is way underrated, and is absolutely beautiful. Also head across the visit & visit the Trastevere area, which has way less tourists. Although a bit of a trek, Ostia Beach is also fantastic if you're willing to pay for a chair! :)

  • 80%


    Lots of history!

    We enjoyed our stay in Rome very much. Amazing sites. It was unfortunate that the Trevi Fountain was not working. There were many people selling things on the street like selfie poles, sling shot helicopters and flowers. They were very aggressive and very annoying. Definitely spoiled the atmosphere when trying to relax on the Spanish Steps or enjoy a dinner at an outdoor cafe.

    Insider Tip:Get the Roma Pass. Skip lines and use the transit for free. Definitely worth it!

  • 60%


    City Review: Rome, Italy

    Rome, Italy (arguably one of the most famous cities in the world) has a lot of historical sites i wanted to see. I found that like any major city with tourist attractions the marketing comes at you left and right and is a bit overwhelming. I found this to be the case at many tourist spots around Rome (Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Vatican). The city isn't too large so it is manageable to see most things within a long weekend.

    Insider Tip:-Be careful of the cab drivers at the bus station/train station. They tried charging me 70 Euro to go two blocks -Don't eat near the Vatican (a coke will cost me 9 Euro) -If you go to the Colosseum buy the advanced ticket through one of the sight seeing bus tour companies (the lines are horrible and buying in advance can save you a 3 hour wait) -No need for the audio guide at the Colosseum. -Be careful of scammers (guys giving flowers away for free, people posing as tourists offering to take your pic)

  • 80%


    Full of Hidden Treasures

    I have traveled to 14 Capital City's this year, and Rome was on of my favorites. Honestly, I was initially put off due to travelling around the city center being difficult (only 2 metro lines around the outside), but this was turned upside down and I was glad to have walked places. It forces you to explore the city more. To get lost. After this I'd be tempted to walk places instead of relying on buses, trams or trains. It is full of history, as beautiful as it is in pictures.

    Insider Tip:When you go out in the evening to eat, don't settle for places just because they're nearer the metro stops. Walk further into the center and experience authentic 10/10 food for much cheaper.

  • 80%



    Rome has become, without doubt, one of my favorite places in the world. It has so much history, so old and new at the same time. A must visit for anybody who is into archeology or history in general.

    Insider Tip:Visit the Foro Romano and the Colosseo. And walk every single meter of them. It's worth it.

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