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.
“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.
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.
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.