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With your Rome Tours experience, scout the city which is the result of 3000 years of ad hoc urban development. Explore the ancient and Renaissance architecture that goes hand-in-hand with modern dwellings in this magical city, with curated Rome attraction tickets. Admire the stunning architecture of the Roman Forum, see the Pope at the Vatican, and, marvel at the Colosseum! This city is much more than its illustrious forefathers, though.
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Our tips for Rome

  • Looks can be deceiving. Those puffy overflowing mounds in many of the city’s gelaterias may look irresistible, but they are usually factory-made and filled to the brim with artificial thickeners. For a truly authentic gelato, look for gelato that is flat, less bright in colour, and stored in round steel canisters.
  • Fast-track entrance to the Vatican. Pre-booking a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Vatican Museum will save you from frustrating cues and keep you to your Rome sightseeing schedule.
  • Cover up. During your tours in Rome, many of which are churches and religious sites, covering your legs and shoulders is a must. In hot weather, be sure to have a shawl or cardigan handy for visits.
  • When in Rome, do as the Romans do. The best way to experience this city is with a fresh, crusty pizza slice, a humble pasta dish, and a glass of wine – enjoyed alfresco-style, of course.

Good to know

The heart of the Roman empire, Rome is dubbed Italy’s Eternal City and harks back to a time seldom forgotten in most modern cities, with the Colosseum, Roman Forum and the Pantheon the best examples of ancient Roman life still standing today. Rome is the artist’s mecca, drawing creatives far and wide to sit at the throne of works by the likes of Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini.

With over 900 churches and 280 fountains, Rome became the capital city of Italy in 1870 replacing Florence. The city was so advanced that it built a road network of over 53,000 miles in the early 4th century. The mascot of Rome is the she-wolf who saved the brothers Remus and Romulus on the river Tiber, as per the legend.

Every day, over 3000 euros worth of coins are tossed in the Trevi fountain and are donated to those in need. The first shopping mall in Rome was reportedly built around 110 AD. The first Roman university named La Sapienza was established in 1303 AD and is still functional.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What is the best time to visit Rome?
    A:

    Heavy tourist traffic hits Rome during the summer months, meaning lengthy queues for hotspots and busy Rome day tours in humid, sticky weather. We recommend visiting Rome just outside of the summer. Both May and September are great months to experience a more laidback, authentic Rome.

  • Q: How do I get around in Rome?
    A:

    Rome’s city subway runs across just two lines, Line A (marked in red) and Line B (marked in blue) and is simple enough for first-timers to use with ease. A stroll through the rambling lanes and avenues will have you falling head over heels for this ancient city from the get-go.

  • Q: What are the top things to do in Rome?
    A:

    The best way to explore the eternal city is with a Rome Hop On Hop Off bus tour. To experience the Roman way of life, you must not miss attractions like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, the Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Naples, and Pompeii. Also, don’t forget to delve into the city’s vibrant food and drink scene and the culture of people determined to enjoy all the luxuries that life has to offer, gelato included.

  • Q: Is Rome safe for solo travelers?
    A:

    Rome is a relatively safe city, but it’s always a good idea to take extra care when traveling to new places. Always look out for pickpockets. For assistance in any emergency, call 113. In the evenings walk in well-lit areas and stay alert and wary of strangers, especially if you are traveling solo.

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