A Quick Guide to The Eternal City of Rome

There are certain cities in the world that are great to visit no matter the time of year, Rome is one of them. Whilst all the guidebooks recommend visiting ‘The Eternal City’ between September and November to escape not only the crowds but the humid temperatures. April and May are also great times to visit with the crowds a ittle less and the weather a little cooler.

Where to Stay

Having booked your flights and travel to Rome, the next step is to reserve your hotel in this large city. The center of Rome is unusually walkable and compact for a major world city. With this we highly recommend staying within the central district. Nearly all of the attractions of the city are located between the Vatican and Stazione Termini (Central Transport Hub) so staying in this area is your best option. There are many hotels for all options and budgets in this central area which is great for tourists. For those visitors looking for somewhere to store luggage whilst exporing the city we recommend Daybreakhotels luggage service

Tip – Walking the city you’ll discover Rome is quite a hilly place. Bring some comfortable walking shoes.

Quick Fact:
Rome is a very hilly place, there are the seven on which the ancient city was built.

The historic center is Rome’s most beautiful districts and is perfectly located for everything the city has to offer including cafes, bars, tourist attractions and restaurants.

What to See

Rome has so many things to see that it can be overwhelming for a first-time visitor. If you only have a couple of days in the city then we recommend the following unmissable attractions, everything else can wait for your second trip.

  • The Colosseum
    The Colosseum is the most recognizable monument and a must see for everyone. We recommend reading up on the history before you go.
  • St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel
    Technically the Vatican is it’s own country within Rome, however all guidebooks will include all attractions. St Peter’s is considered one of the Catholic Church’s holiest temples and an important pilgrimage site, a must see.
  • Pantheon
    Completed by Hadrian in the year 126AD, The Roman Pantheon is the most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome.
  • Trevi Fountain
    No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Fontana di Trevi, or Trevi Fountain. known as one of the most stunning fountains in the world.

Where to Eat

Rome has everything, from backstreet cafes, family pizzerias to Michelin starred restaurants and everything in-between. Every visitor to the city must try pasta from any restaurant in Testaccio as well as Pizza from a small cafe, you will be amazed, Il Grottino is top of the list.

The aim of this article was to give you a brief overview of the fabulous city of Rome, to get a more travel advice and information on this fantastic city then we definitely recommend purchasing a guide book.

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