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Rome Travel Guide: Deals, Attractions, and Tips

Even if you only visit Rome once, you will always want to return. View our recommended deals, information, and travel tips for Rome.

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As you wander through the streets of Rome, you can’t help but notice the history that permeates the city with each step you take. Ancient culture seems to pull you by the sleeve and does not allow you to remain indifferent. You have something to see on every corner, and each new attraction makes you think that you have never seen anything like it before.

Each neighborhood is unique and a story for itself. Each street speaks for itself. It is up to you to take a walk and take a part of Rome, a part of Italy.

When you are already in Rome, you should not skip a visit to the Vatican, the smallest country in the world. A country surrounded by magnificent Rome.

When you get tired of sightseeing, one thing is for sure – you will eat and drink well, enjoying the most delicious cuisine in the world. We advise you to try pizza and pasta, food for which Italy is known worldwide.

The price of pizza can be from 11€ to … who knows how much. We also remind you that you can always ask to buy only one slice instead of buying the whole pizza if you just want to try it.

travel to Rome / Pantheon and ice cream in Rome
travel to Rome / Pantheon and ice cream in Rome


What to see and do in Rome?

Rome is one of the most desirable cities for people of all ages. It is also appropriate for romantic getaways with a loved one and family vacations with children. The children will enjoy it, and we will give you suggestions for both trip variants.

Travel to Rome with kids

If you decide to go on a family trip to Rome with children, we suggest visiting the following locations.

First of all, note that amusement parks are one of the best solutions for children. They will never be bored, that’s for sure, and you won’t worry much about their safety. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the view, provide entertainment for the children, and you will summarize your impressions and take a break from the tour.

Cinecitta World: In this amusement park, everything is based on movies and television. Preference is given to virtual reality attractions that transport youngsters to planets, stars, and back to Earth. If the games take up too much time, you can always take a break, together with the children, enjoying the exhibitions “Pezzi da Oscar – Le sculture del Cinema” and “Cinetour-Emozioni dal cinema” where you get the opportunity to enter the movie scenes which is extraordinary!

Rainbow Magicland: a park built around an artificial lake near Rome. The exact address of the park is as follows: Via Della Pace, 00038 Valmontone, and you can get there from the Termini train station. You can visit their website to find all the information, including opening hours (since the opening hours depend on the season), information on major entertainment events, tickets, etc.

We chose the Zoomarine aqua park as one of the most enjoyable because it also includes an educational component in addition to amusement. It is located 40 km from the center of Rome, but it can be reached relatively quickly. Tickets can be purchased on the spot.

A romantic trip to Rome for two

If, however, you decide on the first option and want to visit Rome with a partner, we recommend the following places for a complete experience:

Pincio garden: a place you can fully enjoy. Greenery, peace and tranquility, and a beautiful view. Apart from the fact that the park itself is remarkable, you can also enjoy the view of Piazza del Popolo. A place you will probably never forget.

Trevi Fountain: also known as the Fountain of Wishes, this fountain is a must-see for anybody visiting the Eternal City. We suggest having a coin (metal coin) with you if you decide to visit this place. According to the legend, after throwing a coin into the fountain, every wish starts the process of realization. When throwing, you need to turn your back on the fountain and throw the coin over your head with your right hand.

The mentioned fountain is one of the most visited places in Rome. It is a real tourist attraction, and you can always find a big crowd around it. Photographers love this location. To avoid huge crowds, we suggest visiting the fountain in the early morning.

The crowds are the biggest in the evening. It is practically impossible to approach the fountain and throw a coin. Also, in the streets leading to and from the fountain, you can try the most delicious ice cream in Rome!

Don’t leave out the Spanish Steps! Many tourists use them for vacation. You will always find tourists sitting on them, relaxing and enjoying the view.

Other must-see locations in Rome

We’ve already stated how much there is to see in Rome and how there isn’t a single street that isn’t visually stunning. The only problem that Rome brings with it is the race against time.

Colosseum is the place with the biggest crowd you can avoid, but only if you head to it in the early morning hours. You can buy tickets on the spot, and after visiting it, you can head to Piazza Venezia, one of the most beautiful squares in this city. In the Piazza Venezia there is a monument to Vitoria Emanuel II.

The Roman Forum (Foro Romano) is located in that circle beside the statue of Romulus and Remus with a wolf. This statue is remarkable because it is an exact duplicate of the one in the Capitol Museum. The museum is nearby if you want to go there.

The Trevi Fountain in Rome
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The Trevi Fountain in Rome
Di Trevi Fountain in Rome

You may walk from Piazza Venezia to Piazza del Popolo, where the Trevi Fountain is located. You can then proceed to the Spanish Steps, which is also worth your time and attention.

We recommend you to visit the Pantheon, the temple of all gods. Giolitti, Rome’s most famous confectionery, is also nearby.

One of the most beautiful squares in Italy is the baroque square of Navona (Piazza Navona). Here you can also find a painting gallery, a theater, and a concert hall!

You must also visit one of the works of the Italian artist Michelangelo, and it is the Piazza del Campidoglio. The square offers an extraordinary view that you will enjoy.

Vatican City

When you are already in Rome, a visit to the Vatican is inevitable. This city-state is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Vatican is the smallest country in the world, with the largest pedestrian square and the shortest railway. None of the inhabitants was born in the Vatican because – the Vatican does not have a hospital. What distinguishes Vatican City is its museum, which has a huge cultural and historical treasure. It is predicted that it would take more than four thousand years for you to look at each image inside for at least a minute. Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel will leave you stunned.

The church is extremely large and can accommodate over 60,000 people.

Tickets for the museum can be purchased online at

You can also find tickets that refer to other museums in Rome on the mentioned site. We recommend buying tickets online, avoiding crowds, and waiting in huge queues.

What to see in the Vatican?

Apart from the museum in the Vatican, we recommend the square and the Basilica di San Pietro – a church dedicated to St. Peter and one of the world’s largest churches. Since the entrance is free and the number of tourists is always high, be prepared to wait for up to an hour.

The Basilica of St. Peter’s Necropolis (Scavi) is the location of St. Peter’s tomb. What mainly attracts tourists worldwide is Michelangelo’s statue La Pieta (mercy), which Michelangelo created when he was just 24 years old.

Vatican view, traveling to Rome
Vatican view, traveling to Rome

Traveling to Rome? Here are some practical tips.

You can find and buy maps of the city at the shops and street vendors where all the important places, sights, hotels, restaurants, museums, galleries, and stadiums are marked.

Prepare for the big crowds in Rome, especially in tourist places. The good thing is that you can, practically, skip some crowds if you have a Roma Pass with you. For example, the Colosseum is considered one of the places with the biggest crowds, but you get priority by using the Roma Pass.

As for transportation in Rome, the central train station is called Termini. In addition, bus traffic is really well organized. You can see which bus is coming to each station, where it is going, and which station you can go to.

You can avoid the crowds of visiting Rome’s most famous tourist attractions by buying a Roma Pass.


Shopping in Rome

Although we know that Italy is famous for modeling, fashion, and shopping, with the city of Milan standing out, we cannot say that other cities are lagging behind. Moreover, some cities can match it.

Everyone in Italy appears to be well-dressed! This makes sense, given that there are fantastic boutiques on practically every street in Rome. Of course, we prefer larger shopping centers with everything in one location.

Therefore, a great shopping experience in Italy is guaranteed, and it is undoubtedly one of the things that should not be missed when you are already here. And we suggest you several locations where you can find quality pieces, at fair prices:

Valmontone Outlet located at Via della Pace località Pascolaro, Valmontone, 00038 Roma. The shops you can find there are extraordinary, and the variety is huge.

Apart from the mentioned, the number one in Rome is the Porta di Roma shopping center.

You can reach the shopping places we mentioned from the Termini train station. If you choose bus lines and take children, the good thing is that children under ten do not pay for the ticket.

Also, you must keep in mind that the opening hours of shopping centers are not the same every day (especially not if there is an Italian holiday), so you must not forget to check the opening hours onlin

Vatican view, traveling to Rome
Vatican view, traveling to Rome

A trip to Rome will be so etched in your memory that you will recall every detail of it for years to come. Its history, architecture, customs, cuisine… All of this adds up to a completely new and one-of-a-kind experience. Without a doubt, you must visit it, and until then, we can follow the old old saying: “All roads lead to Rome!