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%


    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.

  • 40%


    Rich in history and churches, just this.

    Rome is good for see museums and churches, but I don't liked....The streets are dirty, the traffic of cars are confused, the city has plenty tourism, very full and is very disorganized.

  • 50%



    Guys go to Rome only with your girlfriends..It doesn't deserve for fun!.. There are not nightclubs and bars like the other cities in Europe. The food is not good,unfortunately... Go only for shopping and monuments....nothing else..!! And important..Be careful,Italian are thieves,don't speak English and live to their world..:)

  • 80%



    Wonderful city to explore with the possibility for use a 'hub' to do day trips to places like cinca terra and pompeii. Basically a must see in Italy. It did have the highest city tax of the places I stayed at in Italy, with a charge of 3.50 Euro per night (this is not included in accomodation costs!). Only takes 1 hour to walk from one side of the city centre to the other although it's not flat terrain in most cases.

    Insider Tip:If you're going to the Vatican museum PREORDER YOUR TICKETS ONLINE so you can 'skip the line' (The 2 1/2 hour wait is not worth it). Not an issue at the Colosseum (just get your ticket at the roman forum first - only 10 minute line) Easy enough to walk everywhere though affordable metro (1.50 Euro) Meals can be expensive particularly being that menus are structured in a 'starter, first course, second course, side dishes etc. manner with no overlap (ie.ordering a steak is ONLY a steak) preresearch is usef

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