Epicentre of the dolce vita, Rome is a peaceful and modern capital that can be discovered in several days, even in several trips. An open-air museum that can be explored by strolling through its narrow streets on the lookout for a fountain, a Madonna or a church, which are always exceptional. This tourist guide will serve as a treasure map to discover these mythical places: Colosseum, Saint Peter's Basilica, Roman Forum, Palatine, Trevi Fountain, or the Vatican and its famous Sistine Chapel. There are of course all these essential sites in Rome but there are also all those that we let you discover at random during your walks and that this time will only belong to you. Finally, how can we talk about Rome without talking about food? The alla romana cuisine is representative of this Italian cuisine that you can't get enough of. Among the city's specialities, there are antipasti such as fiori di zucca, pumpkin flower fritters filled with mozzarella, suppli, seasoned rice balls and roasted peppers, a delight. In primi piatti we start with homemade pasta in sauce or minestra soup, before continuing with secondi. Meat on the table: chicken, lamb, beef often accompanied by the famous Roman carciofi, the artichoke. Finally, Rome is home to amazing gellaterie serving ice creams with countless flavours at any time of the day and in any weather. Essential dessert to take the time to observe the elegance of the inhabitants from the terrace of a café.

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When to go to Rome?

Rome's mild climate and the ease of finding cheap flights make it possible today to visit the Eternal City at any time of the year. However, the most appropriate time to fully appreciate the Roman way of life is between March and June or September and October, when the heat is not as overwhelming as in summer. It is also the time when the Romans, enjoying the sunny days, crowd the streets and main squares. Note that during the fortnight of August, the city is deserted by its inhabitants because of the heat wave, but it remains one of the favourite destinations for international tourism. Finally, a final remark: hotels consider the months of March to October as high season periods.

How to go to Rome? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Many tour operators offer holiday packages. The most frequent ones are escapades (3 days and 2 nights or 4 days and 3 nights) and long weekends. Prices vary according to the means of transport chosen and the time of booking; last minute offers remain the most attractive. In Rome, since the place is suitable, there are quite a few cultural trips, but the prices are higher

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It is very easy to travel alone to Rome. Public transport and hotel facilities are plentiful, you can make your choice. To avoid wasting too much time queuing in front of each monument, remember to buy your tickets in advance on the Internet or on site the day before. Queue-cutting tickets also save time for a few extra euros.

It would be pointless and expensive to carry a car in the centre of Rome. All tourist attractions, even the most remote, are accessible by bus or metro. Offers are available for a few days or by the week. Outside Rome, the main attractions in the surrounding area are either accessible by train like Ostia or by bus like Tivoli.

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When to travel?

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Weather forecast

Located about thirty kilometres from the sea, Rome enjoys an extremely mild climate. Winter temperatures do not fall...
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Budget

Rome is catching up with cities like Paris or London, and prices are no longer as advantageous as before. For small b...
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Formalities

As a citizen of the European Union, no special formalities are required upon your arrival in Rome, provided you have...
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Health

It is clear that you are not risking your life by going to Rome. No vaccine is recommended. If you travel in summer,...
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How to travel by yourself?

It is very easy to travel alone to Rome. Public transport and hotel facilities are plentiful, you can make your choic...
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How to get organized?

Many tour operators offer holiday packages. The most frequent ones are escapades (3 days and 2 nights or 4 days and 3...
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Getting around

It would be pointless and expensive to carry a car in the centre of Rome. All tourist attractions, even the most remo...
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