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Rome Travel Guide

City Guide about Rome with tips and reviews by travelers.



Inside our Rome travel guide you will find all the best information and tips for your trip to Italy’s capital. Thanks to the recommendations provided by our community you can discover all the best attractions, things to do and monumentsto see in Rome. The capital of Italy is without any doubt one the most beautiful cities in the world. Every year thousands of tourists come from all around the world in order to admire the monuments and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture.In Rome you can also wonder around very slowly, admiring every corner of the city. Strolling around the streets you will find hidden beautiful places that remind the ancient population that lived there in the past. Rome is full of historic pieces of architecture, as for example old squares, fountains, and statues. Let the city guide you to the past and breath the atmosphere of the “Eternal City”. When planning your trip in Rome, be sure that you will not miss its most important beauties. First of all, the Colosseum. Its impressive and magnificent architecture is the symbol that represents this city all over the world. You will need to walk a little bit to reach the Imperial Forums but it will be worth it for sure. In fact, you will find a unique view of a series of monumental fora (public squares), that were constructed in Rome over a period of one and half centuries. Another place to be is the Vatican and its immense square. Every sunday this square is crowded of people of different nationalities that decide to be there just to listen to the most famous Mass and the Pope’s liturgy. But Rome is not just about history, monuments and religion. It is also about food, music and art. Trastevere is the perfect neighborhood to sit outside and have an amazing dinner, while listening to some jazz music and drinking a perfect glass of red wine. You will find all these sights and much more into our Rome travel guide, which will help you to plan the best holiday of your life.
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Andrissa Ferreira
2/26/2014
Overall rating: 9
General opinion:  Rome is historically magnificent and has much to do for those who seek city holidays. If you are into food and wine there is a lot of varied experiences that will entice you to literally spend numerous days just trying new restaurants. However, make sure to visit Vatican City, the Parthenon and of course places like the Colosseum and Forum. These sites will not only remind you of the cultural significance of this bustling city, but if you are a film fanatic, La Boca (the mouth of truth) and of course The Trevi Fountain will remind you of numerous films you may have appreciated. Ask knowledgeable ... More hotel staff to help plan trips and recommend places to eat, but don't be scared to use the city's hop on - hop off busses as well. These give a great tourist view and easy access to many sites.
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Atul Handa
2/26/2014
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: Wonderful place, historical, well connected & well kept. Would like to visit again. Group passes for Public transport are cheap & useful. Flowing water from any fountain is potable so do not waste money on bottled water anywhere in Rome. Use toilets of any nearby cafe or restaurant free of charge, none can refuse else u can report to the authorities. Keep sufficient number of days to visit Rome, after all, it wasn't built in a day.
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Ric T
2/26/2014
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: It's Rome!!! What more can be said. There are so many famous and historical sites to see and visit it is hard to list or prioritize. From the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain to the Vatican and the Coliseum. Churches, galleries and museums galore. It's very easy to get around the city and you will find the Roman people for the most part are friendly and hospitable. Take the time to plan your days ahead of time to maximize the attractions you wish to see.
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Leigh D
6/11/2013
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: A place jammed packed with history, every corner turned brings a new experience. The "Hop on Hop Off" bus is a great way to get araound & see all the major attractions. Taxis are reasonably priced. Downside for powered transport is the small streets and traffic congestion but there is so much to see on foot that is always close by.
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Cheryl Cooper
6/6/2013
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: I loved everything about Rome. The history in the city is awesome. The food was delicious. The people friendly. I am looking forward to returning later this year. A visit to the Colosseum, the Sistine Chapel and The Vatican are unforgettable experiences.
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Level 9
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: Great monuments. It's a magic place. I have lived tehre for 10 years and loved Rome, been exasperated by the traffic and lack of transport and no parking but there is just a wonderful feeling when you walk along the windy back streets breathing in the smell of coffee or you follow a crowd of people to Sant Eustachio because you have been told that you can't leave Rome without tasting that coffee. 511 churches and I had the dubious pleasure of visiting them all with my sister who was studying Fine Arts. Santa Maria della Vittoria with Bernin's, Saint Theresa in Ecstasy, San Francesco della Ripa with Bernin's Blessed Ludovica.
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Roman Forum and colesseum
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Level 9
1/28/2013
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: Wonderful place to romance and love, i love it balmy breeze and i love the foods and other dining preferences.
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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
General opinion:  Rome, also known as the Eternal City, is the wonderful capital city of Italy and of its Latium region. It is located on the Tiber and Aniene rivers, on the Tiber River, in the central part of the country near the Tyrrhenian Sea and is blessed by a great Mediterranean climate. The Vatican City, recognized as an independent state by the Italian government since 1929, is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church and the home of the Pope.
Rome’s history is incredibly long (about 2800 years!) and really unique: for long time the city has been the most powerful ... More and glorious one in the western world. According to the legend, everything started in 753 BC, when the city was founded on the Palatine Hill by Romulus, the first of seven kings which ruled Rome until 509 BC. Two of the last three kings were said to be Etruscan.
Around 510 BC, Rome became a Republic and it started an incredible expansion. By the end of the Republic the city was the only leader of a large empire dominating the whole of the Mediterranean.
After the civil wars of the 1st century BC., Julius Caesar became dictator and instituted a series of reforms: it was the end of the republic. However, the grandeur of Rome increased under Caesar Augustus (the first emperor ) and his successors.
Starting from the early 3rd century, matters changed: Rome formally remained capital of the empire but emperors spent less and less time there. In 330, Constantine established a second capital at Constantinople and even the later western emperors ruled from Milan or Ravenna, not Rome. This dark period got worse in 410 and 455 when Rome was sacked and profaned by invading Germanic tribes. Attempts were made to preserve the physical plant of the city in the face of growing chaos, but occupation by the Ostrogoths in the 6th century, subsequent Byzantine reoccupation, and concomitant destruction all contributed to a precipitous decline. The only social force remaining after the fall of the Roman Empire of the West was the Christian Church. Rome soon became the capital of the catholic world, and this would be the importance of Rome for more than a thousand years to come.
The city's fortunes began to improve in the 11th century and after the middle of the 15th century the city became a centre of Renaissance culture and it lived tranquil times until the Napoleonic wars of the early 19th century. With the Napoleonic wars, the Pope was expelled, but he returned with the restoration after the war.
In 1871 Rome became the capital of united Italy. A great growth followed: whole new quarters were constructed and by the beginning of the 20th century the entire area within the ancient walls had been built up. High embankments were built along the Tiber to prevent floods, and most of the city was extensively modernized.
When the fascists, under Benito Mussolini’s guide, took over power in 1921, many additions and adaptations where made to Rome. As the discussed creation of the Via dei Fori Imperiali in front of the Vatican (for the construction of which a large part of the old Borgo neighbourhood was destroyed) and the founding of new quarters as the "Esposizione Universale di Roma simply known as Eur.
During the Second World War Rome suffered some heavy bombings and on June 4, 1944 it fell to the Allies.
Today, Rome is not only the charming capital of Italy and its political heart but, as the seat of the Roman Catholic church and the headquarters of major international agencies and multinational corporations, a modern city that has assumed a place of worldwide importance.
Thanks to its incredibly rich heritage of archaeological and artistic treasures, the Eternal City is without any doubts one of the most popular and famous tourist destinations in the whole world, too. Every year thousands of tourists visit Rome and many of them live a piece of their heart in it.

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Level 9
10/26/2012
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: Very nice and I hope visit it more than one time to see all the Italian cities and all the nice places like Churches, fountains and museums.
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Level 9
10/9/2012
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: Great historical place. Love the city. Love the fountains. Love the churches... love the food and wine
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stadio olimpico
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Level 9
Overall rating: 8
General opinion: I simply loved Rome!! Will definitely be going back there again. A word advise though. When planning visits to St Peter's Basilica, the Coliseum, and the Papal Museums, make sure to set aside the whole day, and be arrive as early in the morning as possible, as queues can be up to 3-4 hours long.
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User 29103
8/1/2012
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: Nice & beautiful place to visit... specially churches n architectural monuments. It's very romantic place to spend time with their loved ones...
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User 29014
7/30/2012
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: Love Rome... I love Rome!
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Level 9
7/19/2012
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: Budget at least 20euro a day for sightseeing and 30euros a day for food. Save money by shopping at a local market in the mornings, great prices and amazingly fresh fruits, veggies, cheese, olives, beads... anything you could want! July & August are HOT - pack light, pack stylish, it is ROME after all!
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Colosseum
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aquaducts
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cooking class
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User 28177
7/19/2012
Overall rating: 7
General opinion: It's a very beautiful city with lots of history and arts
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Colosseum
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Fontana di trevi
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Level 9
6/9/2012
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: I like to see rome but insufficient information about this dreamy city
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Pantheon
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User 13561
3/3/2012
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: will rome snow in another week after the other week like weekend and friday at 11 .11 yes / no
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Level 9
2/24/2012
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: rome is a very historical place, i love it! :)
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health and beauty
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User 11534
12/20/2011
Overall rating: 9
General opinion: wonderful and amazing city
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User 11434
12/17/2011
Overall rating: 10
General opinion: NOT SO BAD
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