for first-timers


Planning Your Rome Visit

Make a list of your can’t-misses so you don’t forget them. Most travelers want to visit the Colosseum, throw coins into the Trevi Fountain, walk up the Spanish Steps, and visit St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.


do not overstuff your itinerary

Leave space to eat an extra gelato, wander down a cute cobbled street or listen to a street performer. Plus, some attractions might be further away than they seem!


stay at least 4 days in rome

A 4-5 day stay in Rome allows you to discover major attractions and delve into off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods like Trastevere. Extending your stay to a week in Rome provides the opportunity for day trips to charming nearby towns such as Tivoli or Viterbo.


expect to pay tourist tax

Rome’s fees are currently €3 to €7 per person per night. Guests at one or two-star accommodations pay the lowest tax and those in better accommodations pay more.


public transport in rome

The Barberini station, which is on the red ‘A’ line, is the closest to the center. It’s still a 15-minute walk from landmarks like the Pantheon but the metro is the best option for traveling to Vatican City.


avoiding the crowd

If you’re hoping to take some nice family photos with as few people around as possible then you will have to get up at dawn. The Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain are the most popular landmarks so prioritize visiting them first.



Rome has something that all cities should have: free drinking fountains! There are over 2,500 throughout the city and this water is 100% safe to drink.

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