Rome, Italy

The real city of culture and romance

TOUR THE ANCIENT COLOSSEUM

MAKE A WISH AT THE TREVI FOUNTAIN

DRINK WINE IN PIAZZA DEL POPOLO

VISIT THE ARCH OF CONSTANTINE

COUNTRY HOP TO VATICAN CITY

EAT LUNCH ON THE SPANISH STEPS

PHOTOGRAPH THE PANTHEON

STAND IN AWE OF THE ROMAN FORUM

VISIT THE SISTINE CHAPEL

SEE THE CATS HAUNTING WHERE CAESAR WAS KILLED

FILL UP ON REAL PIZZA AND PASTA

SHOP AT THE MARKETS BY THE RIVER TIBER 

EAT PASTA OVERLOOKING THE PIAZZA NAVONA

EXPLORE ROME'S CATACOMBS 

Top Tips

The first Sunday of every month entrance to the colosseum is free, but if you pay for a tour guide you skip the queue

Food and drink on the back streets is a lot cheaper than the main squares, but there is less if a view

BARTER, BARTER, BARTER if you try, you can get street sellers prices down by a lot

Pre-book tickets into the Vatican City as queues can be very long

Get the train from the airport to the city and vice versa as it it very cheap and easy to find

Heels on the cobbled streets are a BIG no, unless your travel insurance is insane

Don't stress if your taxi driver looks like he's dangerous driving, they all look like that

Pre-book all activities here or click the icons below

Good to know

Pickpockets are rife in Rome, bringing a coat with inside pockets or getting a smaller bag that fits underneath your coat is the safest way to prevent them.

Make sure you puncture your tram tickets with the small machines by the seats otherwise you could be fined.

The currency in Rome, Italy is Euros.

The best time to visit Rome, in my opinion, is Autumn/Winter. This is partly due to the fact the main attractions would be unbearably busy in the summer, and in the Italian heat it would almost be too much.

Pasta in Italy is real pasta, which is amazing but be prepared for the dishes to taste different to English Italian Restaurants. One of the main reasons for this is the fat content, England has added cream to many of the original Italian pasta dishes so for dishes such as Carbonara there may be a taste difference. 

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