Rome Travel Guide

All roads lead to Rome, the eternal city. Is it indeed? The city of echoes, sleepless nights, the city of Fellini, the city where the sanctity is poured out upon the air. Rome is the only place on earth where you can face the past and absorb it! However, if you’ve never been in Rome, but always wanted to go, I’ve got you covered!

This Rome Travel Guide will lead you through the most beautiful, memorable places that Rome has to offer. And to illustrate the timelessness of this amazing city, I would need more than a one blog post for sure.

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“Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.” – Giotto di Bondone

As you probably know from my previous post, I spent the first weekend of October in Rome as a Bartender for one night with European Bartender School. I had such an amazing experience with it, and also I had a chance to get to know the eternal city. That’s why today I decided to share some tips and tricks with you, in case you’re planning your first trip to Rome.

ROME TRAVEL GUIDE – MAKE A LIST

Before visiting Rome, be sure to make a list of the places you really want to visit and book your tickets in advance. There are a lot of queues everywhere in the city centre, so be sure to pre-book your tickets, especially to the Vatican Museum and the Colosseum, unless you want to end up queuing the whole day.

The great thing about the Rome, you do not have to use the public transport at all. All the main sightseeing places are located in the city centre. So it’s better to bring with you a good pair of shoes and go wandering around. There is a sight after sight, after sight, after sight. And it’s so compact and easy to do. Basically, you can visit every single sightseeing in only one day (of course, without entering inside, haha).

However, if you need to use a public transport, the 100-minute ticket will cost you only €1,5 and is valid on all public transport.

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When I found Rome, I found my world. Federico Fellini

EXPLORE THE CITY

Go and explore the city. There is a lot to see and to try – all the small family restaurants are located a bit far from the main tourist attractions. But believe me; they are worth it without a doubt. Go several steps far and you’ll find a really good food, amazing prices and friendly people.

ROME TRAVEL GUIDE – THE HOTEL

It doesn’t matter, what time of the year you come, there are always a lot of tourists in Rome. So the prices tend to get driven up a bit on the hotel rooms, and they always are going to be expensive. There is no such thing as a low season in Rome. So it’s better in many cases to stay in the city centre because it makes life a lot easier and allows you just walk everywhere you like and really feel the city. There are a lot of nice old hotels around, like the Hotel Traiano, where we spent 2 nights. The hotel location is essential in the heart of Rome – just a 10 minute walk to the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain. And its delightfully old-fashioned décor is something very typical for Rome.

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ROME TRAVEL GUIDE – NIGHTLIFE

There is so much to do in Rome apart from visiting Colosseum, the Vatican City, the Forum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, you name it. The nightlife is absolutely vibrant! Italians like to party a lot, so most of the cafes, restaurants and night clubs are open until dawn. And if you fancy visiting a Michelin Guide restaurant, head to Casa Coppelle. Located in the heart of the city, this delightfully intimate restaurant offers a number of different dining rooms, from a ‘gallery of portraits’ to the British-style library rooms and the ‘herbier’ with prints on the walls. There is something for everyone here, so you can spend a night and enjoy the modern reinterpretations of Mediterranean cuisine.

So what’s your favourite place in the eternal city? 

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  • Jessica Martin

    Gorge pictures! What a fantastic guide to Rome, i reaaaally want to visit – it’s high on my bucket list! xx

    ​Jess xo | ​Jessica Ann ❤️

  • Christine

    I went to Rome years ago and these photos are reminding me of how beautiful it is there. I love seeing the old buildings and the Vatican, Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps…so many amazing places to see. I forgot that it is all city centered though so that’s good to know. I want to take my family to Rome in the next year or so and this is a great guide for me to refer to. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos and walking me through planning our trip. xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

  • Hey Darling
    How are you?
    Never went to Rome but definitely will
    And I will use your Travel Guide for sure:)
    Rome has Amazing buildings and the History:) Vatican I will Visit for sure but I think everything what you Mentioned in your Post:)
    Wish you Happy Weekend
    Love Kisses
    Open Kloset By Karina

  • Adel Massyn

    That is some beautiful photos you have there. Rome is on my bucket list

  • jacqueline

    Wow that’s amazing! I had no idea. Rome is definitely on my bucket list of places to travel! I’ll have to make sure to have everything planned out. I’d definitely want to check out the City Centre and all the night life. It’s such a gorgeous city with so much rich history! I bet the food is amazing too. Thanks for sharing this guide. Will keep it in mind when I travel to Italy! Hopefully sooner rather than later.

  • Marcy Yu

    WOW this pictures are giving me mayor wanderlust vibes babe!!! ROME has always been on top of my bucket list. Is such a great destination of beautiful spots and architecture. Really such a dream place to visit. All you pictures look amazing and hope I can make it one day! Thanks for sharing your diary.
    PD: I believe we have several spots in common in my list lol.

    xoxo
    Marcy

  • Nina Nguyen

    Such beautiful photos!!! Rome is on my list to travel to!! Thanks for sharing babe!
    xx- Nina

    http://www.ninalnguyen.com/2017/10/classic-trench-coat.html

  • LAKO EVA

    Nice travel guide. I live here in Italy but I doesn’t know about 100’ pubblic transport ticket hehe. Nice idea and very practic. Your quotes is beautiful from Fellini.
    Xx
    Eva
    http://www.themermaidfashion.com

  • Tandya

    I loved reading this post! I am gong to Rome next year, and I will definitely make sure to book my tickets in advance! I never really think to do that! I am most excited about the night life! My boyfriend and his family are Italian, and I know they like to Par-tay! We will also book in the city center.

    Thanks so much!
    XO
    Tandya
    http://www.simplytandya.com

  • Wow! I went thru Europe on my honeymoon and looking at these pictures brings back memories. Rome was definitely one of my most memorable stops! I do have to say that your hotel is far more beautiful that the one we stayed at LOL. We must have gone off season because I don’t remember lines being all that bad. So impressed public transportation is still so cheap – I think we did most of the city by foot. Beautiful photos BTW – it sounds like you had a great time!
    XO
    http://www.lehoarder.com/

  • Massiel Feliz Rivas

    Rome has been on my bucket list forever, and somehow despite living in Europe and being a frequent traveler, I still haven’t met this beautiful city. I love how you managed to capture the history of the city in your photos, it makes me want to take a plane right now 🙂

  • Rome is such an inspiring city ♥