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

  • 90%


    A beautiful city!

    There's something to see in the city wherever you walk. Great wines, food, pastry, and ofcourse Gelato :D!

    Insider Tip:Don't use the metro inside the city because you'll miss out on a lot! Walk everywhere! and make sure you bargain with the shopkeepers whatever you buy.

  • 60%



    Rome has lots of history, but everything seems very commercialized and touristy. The Capitoline museum was fantastic but the Colosseum was jam-packed, even early in the morning. It is bigger, noisier, dirtier, and harder to get around than Florence. Still, it has so much history you can't skip it.

    Insider Tip:Climb the stairs at the Trevi fountain and continue up past the Medici villa to find a great view of the city from the top of the hill. Plan your visit to the Vatican museum well ahead of time, you don't want to show up only to find out that the museum is closed on your last day in the city.

  • 100%


    loved rome, probably best not to go in summer though as they do building works on most of the popular attractions.

  • 100%


    Most amazing city I visited

    This city is the most beautiful city I have had the pleasure of visiting. See all you can see! Just walk around and get lost you won´t be let down.

    Insider Tip:The Metro will be your best friend, take it to all of the major site seeing areas that you can! Eat at Meid in Naples! The best pizza I have ever had!

  • 80%


    Great city

    Most of the major sightseeing spots are in walking distance of each other - just take a map and start off. The architecture and the art within (every alternate building seemed to be a church of some sort). Strongly recommend the Basilica di Santa Maria (in addition to Vatican and Colosseum). Great food and relatively cheaper than other western European cities. 4-5 days is ideal

    Insider Tip:1. Online tickets for Vatican Museum and Colosseum available online (at a slight premium) for skipping huge lines 2. St. Peter's Basilica has a free entry and the longest lines - start early for this. From here, you can head on to the Vatican Museum..the Sistine Chapel is worth the hype 3. Take audio guides for Vatican Museum and Colosseum. Take a guided tour of the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill (both next to Colosseum and covered under the same ticket)

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