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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

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Most cultural place I've ever been to

    Don't get the metro pass because it's nicer to walk. Every corner you turn will have something new to see. It's not far from each other. Get one of the free maps and draw out where you want to go and just do it. It's very easy to navigate around this city even if you don't know much Italian.

    Insider Tip:Eat as much as you can but use the travel guides because they give you a pretty good idea of how good or bad a place is. I haven't been disappointed in going to a good rated one.

  • 80%

    mintcano

    Want to visit again!

    I only have two days and a half in Rome. Rome is a city that would need definitely more than three days. The metro is so cool with so many graffiti!

    Insider Tip:Rome pass is really helpful if you stay only three days, and visit 2 or more museum. Be careful some restaurants would recommend something really expensive, ask the price please before you order it.

  • 50%

    Anonymous

    Rome, Italy

    Rome was my least favorite. Public transportation was very hard to navigate in general, and at one point we were pulled off the tram for not having a ticket because we didn't understand the system and couldn't determine what to do from the locals that we saw. We may now have a fine, although the authorities were unclear and didn't provide us a written notice or anything. Overall, it is an important location and I loved the Roman Forum/Colosseum, but the stress wasn't worth the attractions.

    Insider Tip:Important!! First: buy the ticket, as it's not worth a 50 euro fine that increases to 100 if you don't pay then. Second: make sure to validate it. As the ticket can be used multiple times if not validated, the authorities will still fine you if you do not validate it in a separate machine that stamps the time and date. And don't think that because the system is mostly based on honesty that you can get away without buying a ticket.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Roma in 3 days

    The city is easily walkable. If the locals tell you "it is far or will take 30 minutes to walk" that generally translated to 10 or 15 minutes walk. The city is great for walking and the locals are friendly and will provide directions if one gets lost.

    Insider Tip:I actually had 4 days in Roma however all the key tourist sites can easily be visited within 2 or 3 days. They are also walkable. Recommend getting the Roma pass, the value is great. Get a tour guide for the Vatican and St. Peters, if possible. The castle at the 10 Angels bridge can be skipped. Look for the set menu at restaurants, they are generally a solid value.

  • 60%

    falexsandro

    Rome Advice

    There a lot of things to visit in Rome, mainly the Castles and Museums. I recommend to reserve at least 3 full days to it. Should see the Fontana di Trevi, Castel Sant'Angelo, Pantheon, Forum Trajanum, Foro Romano, Altare della Patria and Vatican (The church, the museum and the Cistine Chapel)

    Insider Tip:Any time that you go to Vatican, you'll get in a middle of a crowd. I suggest to go in the end of the winter or the end of the summer, because, probably you will get more time and less people, that can propitiate a better time in each of the views, specially the vatican. Please reserve 2 days to Vatican, one to go to the Church and the other to go to the Museums. And yes, the Vatican Pass is must purchase. Less expensive than paying every place you decide to enter.

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