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 stole my feet

    i walk everywhere and didnt use the buses. the buses looked full and boiling anyways. Rome is a lovely city with alot to do, from sight seeing, to food eating and wine drinking. there is a clear divide between the catholic side and the main city which is nice, and a lovely place to go and visit

    Insider Tip:LikEAT. seriously good. especially paninni Anna. Walk! getting lost in the streets provided me with some of the best resteraunts i have ever been to.

  • 60%


    A bit dissapointing

    I was a bit dissapointed by Rome. I had heard some amazing things about it from friends, but unfortunatly it didn't live up to my expectations. I'm glad I went, but I can't imagine ever returning there, it didn't leave much of an impression.. Honestly I was glad to leave and travel to another city..

    Insider Tip:Get your tickets to the Colosseum at the entrance of the Palatino, there no line and you get to visit both Palatino and the Colosseum. Check if you can't get a disscount, if you're under 24 and citizen you can get up to 50% discount.

  • 90%


    Rome is great!

    Rome really is a nice city with an amazing history. People speak english poorly but that did not bother me so much. the prices are high in the summer, especially if you want to sit outside on the terase. the tourist sites are very transparently and well marked. the people are friendly. beware of the street-salesmen.

    Insider Tip:in the summer: book the tickets in advance to avoid the crowds, have your hat and suncream with you, beware of the pickpockets and street-salesmen, there are taps with drinkable water on almost every corner so you can re-fill your bottles

  • 50%


    Really hot and beautiful city

    Its an amazing city with a lot of beautiful things to sightsee. Its not very walkable since there are certain things a bit far and you have to take the metro.

    Insider Tip:Bring sunblock, dont go to expensive restaurants. You can find pasta for 5-6 euros in small places.

  • 80%


    When in Rome..

    ..do everything!! There is so much to see and do in Rome it's overwhelming, ensure you have an understanding of everything you want to see prior to your visit and take into account queue times for better time management. Rome is a beautiful city to wander around at night too and it's much cooler, I'd definitely recommend doing so (please be aware that the attractions aren't open to visit at night).

    Insider Tip:Get a 24/48/72 hour public transport ticket as you will definitely be thankful for it over your final few days, as your feet will definitely hurt! Also, if you live in the EU and you're between 16 - 25, make sure you take your driving licence/passport to get half price discount at all major tourist/historic sites, however, if visiting the Sistine Chapel, you must have an international student ID card to qualify for the discount (it is one of the dearest tourist attractions).

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