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Visiting Rome

Rome greets visitors with many faces: the ancient walls of the Colosseum; Renaissance Rome's sun-dappled piazzas; the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica; the Trevi Fountain and other scenes borrowed by Roman Holiday. Art is everywhere, often tucked into tiny churches, and evening brings enotecas and other nightlife alive. Just don’t forget your Prada: Romans know style as well as history.

And they know food. At restaurants in Rome, try tuna fish on pizza and drink after-meal espresso with class; cafés around the Pantheon are especially good places to observe the ancient yet thriving City of Seven Hills. Once you’ve experienced a day in the life of a Romani, you’ll definitely need a place to farsi un sonno ristoratore (get your beauty sleep). Hotel rooms in Rome are abundant, if small; find a great boutique hotel—perhaps one in lovely Monti—and experience living in one of the city’s most... Read More
Rome greets visitors with many faces: the ancient walls of the Colosseum; Renaissance Rome's sun-dappled piazzas; the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica; the Trevi Fountain and other scenes borrowed by Roman Holiday. Art is everywhere, often tucked into tiny churches, and evening brings enotecas and other nightlife alive. Just don’t forget your Prada: Romans know style as well as history.

And they know food. At restaurants in Rome, try tuna fish on pizza and drink after-meal espresso with class; cafés around the Pantheon are especially good places to observe the ancient yet thriving City of Seven Hills. Once you’ve experienced a day in the life of a Romani, you’ll definitely need a place to farsi un sonno ristoratore (get your beauty sleep). Hotel rooms in Rome are abundant, if small; find a great boutique hotel—perhaps one in lovely Monti—and experience living in one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods.

Whether you’re doing Rome on a budget (and could use some money-saving tips) or plan on staying in luxury hotels and living it up Roma-style, check out these stunning photos from our travelers before you go. Then find a flight; pack your walking shoes and big, black sunglasses; and go!    Close

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Rome Via Public Transportation

Written by Jodeci527 on 28 Oct, 2013

One of the main features of any trip budget is the cost of transportation. Some budgets facilitate car rentals or taxis to drop the individual everywhere he or she wishes to go. Other budgets are preferably geared towards cheaper modes of transport, mainly…Read More


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Arrivederci, Roma

Written by tvordj on 26 Nov, 2012

A couple of notes:"Prego" is a word you will hear a lot. It seems to be a multi purpose word. You may hear someone behind a ticket desk or the hotel desk use it to summon the next person waiting. You could hear it used…Read More


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Oh wait, it *is* another country

Written by tvordj on 26 Nov, 2012

Today (Nov. 9) is a gruelling 3 hour tour in the Vatican museums. We slept in this morning and didn't get moving until mid-morning. We walked to a Metro to take it to the Vatican where we are later to meet the tour group. We…Read More


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Oh the Horror!

Written by tvordj on 26 Nov, 2012

I don't know about footloose but we certainly are foot sore! We "did" the Colosseum today, Nov. 7, and seemed to involve ourselves in more walking than necessary. I don't know what it is but we either get off a bus at the wrong spot…Read More


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Arriving in Rome

Written by tvordj on 26 Nov, 2012

We left Manchester very early and security queues were long and bothersome. I found myself in the middle seat both times which was Bad Thing #1 but then, The man sitting next to me and his wife across the aisle were moved to where they…Read More


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Gelato - it doesn't get any better than this

Written by tvordj on 23 Nov, 2012

Italy is famed for it's gelato. We might call it "ice cream" but it's so much more than that. It's richer and creamier without being heavier. The flavours are more intense and most of the gelateria make theirs by hand, churning goodness into every lick…Read More


Public transport in Rome

Written by Fiver29 on 21 Aug, 2012

Overall I found the public transport system in Rome was extremely good. Our accommodation was just outside of the city centre, so it was necessary to get a bus and then the metro into the centre. The buses ran reasonably regularly, approximately one…Read More


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Not the city of my dreams

Written by linzeeloulabelle on 09 Jul, 2012

Rome was never a place I was dying to go to. However, when looking at holidays for this year, Rome was cheap for when my boyfriend and I wanted to go and was easy to get to from East Midlands Airport as I live in…Read More


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The experience of Rome...

Written by Red Mezz on 05 Jan, 2012

I didn't feel I could begin a review of the different components of my trip to Rome and how they rates without first giving an overview of my general experience of Rome itself. In my experience it's a highly underrated city (for all it's…Read More


Restaurants in Rome

Written by lovethecaribbean on 26 Jun, 2011

Mad Jack’s—we went here on our arrival evening. We were hungry and went to the first restaurant we saw. It was ok, but nothing special—I wouldn’t recommend it. I had margarita pizza and my husband had pasta with walnut cream sauce.…Read More


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