New to Rome? Would you like to improve your Italian, share your English and make new friends?
You might have already heard of those Itanglish Language Exchange sessions before….probably the quickest and the fanniest way to practise languages, get to know the locals and enjoy the traditional ‘Aperitivo’!
Uber works in the Eternal City. Just in case you were wondering. It is quite efficient and it is the ultimate way to move around Rome if you have to cover longer distances, especially at night. Unfortunately public transportation in the Italian capital is not very reliable and often it is rather frustrating if you need to count on it. So, here comes the alternative – taxis or uber!
Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini is well-known for his depictions of Rome in modern Italy, and it’s no secret that he’s got a deep love for the city.
There’s a quote by Fellini that fits perfectly with my tips for visiting Rome, so I want to share that first. He says,
“Experience is what you get while looking for something else.”
Personally, I didn’t know what I was looking for, but Rome helped me find it. More
Getting around Rome isn’t very complicated, so there’s no need to stress. There are just a few basic things you should know that’ll make your life easier in terms of getting around Rome.
1. Rome is best seen on foot or on bike. There are a lot of amazing things packed into a very walkable area within the historic center, so you won’t have to rely on public transportation too much. Piazza del Popolo, to the Spanish Steps, to the Trevi Fountain, to the Pantheon won’t take you longer than 45 minutes (that is, if you’re not stopping to enjoy the sites and everything in between, like the magnificent churches, piazzas, gelato shops, cafe’s, and to grab yourself a few panini). More
You’re already familiar with the major attractions the Eternal City has to offer. Notably, the Colosseum, the Vatican City, the Spanish Steps, the Villa Borghese, the Pantheon, just to name a few. And while these are definitely “must-sees”, there plenty of other wonderful attractions that don’t have the long lines, crowds of tourists, and sometimes pricey tickets. More
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The party starts at the Highlander Pub, located minutes away from the Spanish Steps ( metro stop Spagna – A line) and in one of the nicest areas of the city. From there we move on to a few different places, each with their own distinct vibe. More
If you happen to be by The Vatican and you wonder where to grab some proper meal for lunch Ristorante Porto is that place! Their 9 Euro all-you-can-eat deal for lunch is simply unbeatable: the buffet includes not only pasta and salads but fish, meat, awesome desserts… Morover, being located in Prati, within the premises of The Vatican (generally known as a bit of a pricy area) makes it extra precious!
Places to Visit A few steps beyond Rome
Rome is much more than the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the Vatican City, the Trevi Fountain or the Spanish Steps. You have already experienced all these things but there is an entire other world outside of the city center waiting for you to enjoy!
Take the opportunity to experience what the true Rome has to offer. Visit places rarely experienced by the average traveller in the Eternal City. In the next few pages we will lead you just a few steps beyond the walls of Rome! More