Are you visiting Italy and looking for some travel Tips For Rome? Here are the must knows for traveling to Rome to see and do as much as possible without missing anything.
Firstly Rome is a very large city and with a large city comes a large list of things to see and do depending on your taste. Because it’s a large city, theft is also much more likely. Make sure your valuable are tucked away to prevent pickpocketing.
When you arrive to Rome, grab a tourist map that shows everything with some details, sometimes they even come with discount coupons too. This will help understand where you are currently in the city, (most likely the train station). Then which direction you need to head towards, either the hotel or the must see attractions in Rome. We would suggest taking the local subway to travel because the distance can be a little bit to cover. The suggesting we have for you, with or without children is the jump on the subway, do note there is a RED or BLUE subway, and they do travel in 2 different directions. We would jump on the RED or BLUE subway, depending on which way we needed to travel and would aim for the furthest away attraction, then slowly walk back towards out hotel visiting and exploring everything along the way. Because of those little things we seen along the way, we can’t pin point the Must See & Do in Rome, because there is just too much.
Trains in Europe fill up very fast during the summer months when traveling between Venice, Florence/Pisa, Rome, Naples, or down to Sicily. Prebook the train tickets at least the day before travel.
The one for sure Must See while in Rome is the Roman Colosseum, it’s very large and breath taking. If you are up for the wait in line you can tour around inside the colosseum, during the tourist season of July & August the lineup is a little over whelming. You will find couple of people running around and yelling “Skip The Line” for a large amount of money, we aren’t sure if it’s legibly real and you get to stand in another line, or a scam. However you can view and touch the Roman Colosseum form the outside, it’s really neat and cool to see up close. It has so much history tied to such an old structure.
The other Tip For Rome is you must visit the worlds smallest country Vatican City! You are allowed to walk into the Vatican City and walk around, it’s small and only 44 hectares. Again there is a lineup to tour around inside the smallest county. We were informed that if you are visiting the Vatican City you do need your passport, and proper clothing (shoulders covered and no short shorts). Make sure you know that before standing in the lineup for hours on end just to purchase extra clothing before entering.
This is extremely busy during the summer tourist months, but it’s well worth the visit to see the smallest country in the world!
Other tips for Rome is to catch the Hop On, Hop Off bus. They do a very good job covering the city, and showing you the biggest attractions to see. Picking up a map from them can also guild you which attractions are near your location.
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