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%


    Apart from the actual isolated historic sites which are incredible, Rome as a city was very disappointing actually. The city is filthy: there's graffiti everywhere, cracks and pot holes in the foot paths and roads, rubbish everywhere and piss smell in many area's/streets, the river front where the Castel Sant'Angelo is just outright disgraceful.. The local people have a bad attitude and lastly, the food is expensive for what it is, like given it's just mostly pasta and or bread as it's base.

    Insider Tip:Don't spend more than 3 full days in Rome, be organized, so make your plan to quickly trek around and see the historic sites and icons and then get the fuck out of there... not worth your money.

  • 90%


    Lovely (hope pickpocketers were not there)

    Lovely city with lot of historical places to see. Metro is relatively good. I want to share my experience- I went on my own alone Woman to Trevi fountain, while returning at Barberini metro, there was sudden crowd so I didnt get into train immediately, five adolescence boys/ girls (pickpocketers) came out of train and pushed me with shoulder and spit back at me. Thankfully train stood for a while, in a split of second I decided to get into the train and it moved. It was very scary.(22.11.2015)

    Insider Tip:I hope these pickpocketers are controlled by government or some agency, especially from attacking agrressively like pushing, spitting on tourist.

  • 80%


    Rome, Italy

    Rome is a beautiful city. There is so much history in it that it is hard to see it all. Would recommend a guided tour of the colosseum, Roman forum, and palatine hill. It was very memorable for us!

  • 80%


    Go for the history

    You know why you want to go to Rome. It's full of rich history and amazing sights. The metro is easy to figure out, or go rent a bike or something. The food is all over the place and delicious. Find somewhere and grab a liter of wine with some friends.

    Insider Tip:If you're an american, remember that most shops close between lunch and dinner. Dinners start later than most americans eat dinner as well, so plan ahead. Also, don't get the ROMA pass! It's convenient, but it's not that great of a deal. Don't forget that the Vatican City is not Rome, so the Roma pass wont work anywhere there.

  • 50%


    Rome had a lot to offer, but what made it unappealing was that it was too dirty as it was vandalized by the graffiti. There were also too many vendors as well as homeless people on the streets, which sort of made it uncomfortable and unsafe. The city should really do something about that.

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