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The city of Rome is brimming with monumental structures, ancient architecture, classical art, and all the pasta and gelato you could want—there’s truly no place quite like the Italian capital. If you’re dreaming of Rome travel (who isn’t?!), then our experts have you covered for your tour of the Eternal City. Check out all our Rome travel tips in this Rome Travel Guide, including the best things to do in Rome, top things to see in Rome, and more.
Currency: The euro
Best way to get around: On foot—many of the top Rome attractions are close together. While Rome is considered to be a larger city, staffer Chloe said, “It’s still so charming and walkable, and it’s incredible how many historic landmarks and ruins are located right in the heart of the city.”
Phrases to know: The basics! You certainly don’t need to be fluent in Italian to visit Rome, but knowing a few greetings will impress any local.
Ciao! - Used to say both “hello” and “goodbye”
Grazie - “Thank you”
Prego - “You’re welcome”
There’s no bad time to visit the Eternal City. There are so many things to do in Rome, and with hot summers and mild winters, you’ll be able to experience all the food, art, and stunning architecture the city has to offer in any season. Here’s what you can expect throughout the year when you travel on one of our Rome tours.
One of our top Rome travel tips? Pack layers in all seasons, so you’ll always be prepared and comfortable while enjoying all the things to do in Rome. You definitely won’t need a heavy jacket in the summer months, but temperatures can fluctuate during the off-season, so it’s good to pack accordingly—no Rome Travel Guide is complete without a mention of layers, layers, layers. Here are some of our expert tips on what to pack for Rome.
A city like Rome has it all: stunning architecture, food, history, fashion, and renowned art. Where else can you walk down the street and see ancient buildings dating back thousands of years, next to modern coffee shops? If you’re overwhelmed with all the things to see in Rome, don’t worry, we’ve narrowed it down to a few must-see attractions to check off your bucket list while on our trips to Rome.
Whether you love history, food, art, or everything in-between, Rome has a lot to offer to every type of traveler—and this Rome Travel Guide is full of the best places to find whatever you’re looking for! One of our experts’ best Rome travel tips for free time? “Stay away from the main piazzas,” said staffer Cayleigh. “That will guarantee you a more authentic, local experience while in the city.” Here are some things to do in Rome during your free time on tour.
Wondering what to eat in Rome? While the pizza and pasta that Italy is known for is hard to beat, we’ve got some other amazing and authentic foods we recommend trying while on tour in Rome. And if you need any tips for eating in Italy, start with this: Try everything!
While nothing is more sentimental than the memories and photos you’ll take home after a tour of Rome, the shopping options are endless. Here are some unique souvenirs to seek out on our Rome tours.