Rome is full of character and personality. It’s a city that exudes charm and beauty, but also has a lot to offer.
Visitors quickly learn to see Rome as they find it. What you see is what you get with Rome, and the result is an unforgettable experience. It’s worth remembering these important words of wisdom when exploring a new city.
How can I plan my time in Rome?
It’s natural to worry about how you’ll feel when your time is short in a new place. But, with Rome, you don’t need to be anxious about fitting it all in.
Although it is unlikely that you will be able see every sight in Rome, the Eternal City’s greatest attractions are located in certain parts of the capital. You can save time and avoid unnecessary trips across Rome by planning ahead. It is very simple to plan your explorations of the Eternal City theme-wise.
Also, ask yourself what comes to your mind when you think about Italy’s capital. Are the paintings, the popes or the piazzas and the Pantheon what you think of? Maybe it’s the Colosseum or the catacombs, or the cobbled streets. You can allocate time slots or entire days to specific themes depending on your cultural preferences. Then, you can sightsee according! It’s really that easy!
How do you see Rome’s sights?
Rome is, as most Europeans know, a top-of-the-list destination. Visitors to Rome are encouraged not only to plan their sightseeing but also to take into account crowding issues. History buffs, art enthusiasts, and food lovers flock to the Italian capital every year in their millions.
You’ve been there. We all have. Do you sound familiar? It’s not the best way to see any city’s historical or cultural landmarks, despite all its best intentions. It’s easy to make an experience miserable by waiting in lines, crowds, slow-moving tours, or queues.
Given the many attractions Rome has and the multitude of sights it has to offer, booking tours in advance is a smart move. You will have a hassle-free and enjoyable experience in Rome if you follow the above thematic approach to booking your tour in advance.
What are the best places to stay in Rome?
One of the most important questions when visiting a new place is about accommodation. It is often the most important decision on a trip. You could become isolated if you live too far from the city’s bustle. You may experience noise pollution and other problems if you live too close to the city center. Experienced travelers know that finding the right balance in terms of accommodation is an art form. It all depends on your expectations.
You will likely have familiarized yourself with the neighborhoods of Trastevere and the Jewish Quarter before you go to the Eternal City. But what can you expect from these and other neighborhoods?
Let’s begin with Trastevere, one of the most lively areas of Rome. It’s also one the most popular in the Eternal City. Trastevere is known for its affordable accommodation, delicious eateries, and many bars. It’s a great place to base yourself if you love being in the middle of all the action on vacation.
Move on to the Jewish Quarter! You may prefer to live in quieter areas but still enjoy a lively, charming atmosphere. If this is you, then the Jewish Quarter might be the right place for you. The Jewish Quarter is a treasure trove of historic landmarks that you must see. It will give you a true Roman experience.
Have you heard of Testaccio before? It’s probably because it’s not well-known as a tourist area of Rome. This is, we all know, a huge plus for many people who visit a new city. The area, located in the 20th Rione of Rome, is well-known for its lively nightlife and gives a glimpse into the more edgier side to the Eternal City.
Quartiere Coppede is another option. Quartiere Coppede, one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Rome is a dream destination for fantasy fans. However, it’s not a common tourist attraction. Although it is easily accessible by public transport from central Rome, this area feels a little hidden and is utterly charming in its aesthetic. It’s also the ideal spot for architectural buffs to get some R&R in Rome.
The Prati neighborhood, located near the Vatican is associated with the finest things in life. You will find elegant buildings, spacious avenues lined with trees, and a variety of top-quality bars and restaurants. It’s worth it to make Prati your home while you’re in the Eternal City, if shopping at designer boutiques is something that’s on your priority list.
Is Rome expensive?
Recent criticisms of Rome have been intense. This is due to the high prices paid by tourists who dine out in Rome. You’ll see the point if you think about lunches that cost more than EUR400.
Rome, like many other international cities, has a reputation for charging tourists too much. Many tourists who visit Rome are warned to stay away from tourist-oriented establishments. These establishments are often located just metres from major attractions. They tend to draw people with their pictorial menus in many languages and don’t usually deliver the Italian cuisine they’re famous for.
It is possible to eat and drink in Rome without spending a lot of money. It takes only the desire to wander off the main streets of Rome and into the side streets that house the most authentic and loved restaurants. It’s that simple!
What is Rome like in the summertime?
Hot. Rome is notorious for its scorching summer heat. It was hot in Rome in August 2019 at 38° Celsius.
It’s obvious that Rome and hot days go hand-in-hand, but it’s more than the scorching heat that will make 2020 in the Eternal City unforgettable. If you are a fan, or interested in joining the UEFA Euro 2020 action in Rome, the tournament’s opening match will be held in June. Three other games will take place in the Stadio Olimpico. UEFA will celebrate the first UEFA Festival, which promises to ‘bring Rome to life with celebration art, culture and most importantly football!
Word to the wise: If you feel like you are getting tired of football, join us for an evening of Pasta Making. Or for a walk through Rome’s catacombs.
What is Rome like in winter?
It may be worthwhile to plan your trip to Rome as the year winds down when temperatures start to drop and the heat of summer finally subsides if you are sensitive to heat or have always hoped to visit the Eternal City in winter.
It was actually a pleasant December in Rome, with temperatures of only 18 and 10 degrees Celsius respectively. This makes it more appealing for sightseers, or people who are prone to avoid the sun’s rays. The city’s people.
Let’s now talk about winter in Rome! You can be certain that the festive season in Rome will kick off as soon as the Christmas and Epiphany markets open at Piazza Navona. The city’s rest is home to many trees and decorations. It seamlessly transitions from being a popular summer spot into a well-loved winter destination, complete with cozy bars, festive stands, and Christmas cheer.
How do I tip in Rome?
Tipping in Italy does not have to be done. However, if you choose to tip while you are visiting Rome, it is a clear sign that you appreciate the service rendered. While most people like to tip, or are at least familiar with doing so, it is important to remember that each service has its own rules.
These are the rules you should remember before spending your money in Rome, as we have already discussed in a previous Article. There’s no reason to feel overwhelmed (or out-of-pocket) when it comes to coffee, cocktails, taxis, and tour guides. When it comes to dining out, moving around or enjoying a drink at the Eternal City.
What are the rules for tourists visiting Rome?
Now that we have covered the subject of cover fees, let’s move on to other aspects of cultural etiquette to be considered when you make your first visit to the Eternal City.
Many new rules and regulations have been introduced in Rome in recent years. They prohibit certain behavior that is often associated with Rome’s most famous attractions.
Do you long to leap in the city’s fountains It’s no longer possible. Do you want to attach a “lovelock” to a bridge? ‘Fraid not. Do you plan to spend a minute on the Spanish Steps? It’s not possible. You might think that flouting rules will only result in a slap on your wrist. You could face hefty fines if you ignore regulations in certain cases. So heed the warnings, and act accordingly
This is it, folks! From landmarks and lovelocks to tipping, tours, and so on, you can be confident that your first trip to the Eternal City will be a success.