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

  • 70%


    Average/ Below Average Stay

    Located in a dirty part of Rome (but only two blocks from Rome Termini) this is a good place to save money but also be close to the main parts of the city and train station (Termini). They have a good/large common room but everything else is average or a little worse than average. The bedrooms and bathrooms were sketchy and smelly but there were lockers available. It is worth the price if you can deal with the aforementioned remarks.

  • 50%


    dangerous and dirty city

    Our luggage havent been stolen on train, luckly some good italian guys helped us to find it back. Rubbish are everywhere. Many homeless people sleep around trajn station.

    Insider Tip:Be careful of your belongings

  • 80%


    Cool City

    Rome's a great place with all the architecture, churches and charming side alleys. Definitely a-must-see in Europe and great introduction to Italy. The roman ruins are incredible and make you wonder what this city must have looked like two thousand years ago. Though very touristy, great pizza and gelato can still be found by walking a few minutes away from the main sights and exploring the cities many back alleys.

    Insider Tip:Grab gelato at Frigidarium near piazza navona. As one of the cities finest gelateria's you will always find a line and absolutely incredible gelato! Mango and strawberry taste like a fresh fruit smoothie in a cone and after having traveled around for some time now I can still say Frigidarium does the best ice-cream in the world!!

  • 60%



    I found the people in Rome quite aggressive with regards to your business. People are happy to provide directions but not too friendly otherwise. The most popular sites are very crowded and it can be exhausting. Actually most of Rome is very crowded and be prepared to be bumped into.

    Insider Tip:Arrive early to main sightseeing areas or buy tickets in advance. Hop on hop off busses are helpful.

  • 80%



    I surprising liked Rome a whole lot more than Venice. Maybe it had something to do with the weather? But the best part of Rome had to be the Vatican.

    Insider Tip:If you are going to the colosseum, buy your ticket at the Roman Forum instead. There's no line, and the ticket covers the Roman Forum, Colosseum, and Palantine Hill.

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