With the vast array of culture and history in Italy’s capital, it is sometimes difficult to fit it all in. It may help to devise a schedule for your trip in order to ensure you make the most of all Rome has to offer. Whether you research from home or browse local guides from the comfort of your design hotel, Rome has plenty to offer – it’s all there just waiting for you to experience.
Plan ahead and save time and money
Depending on whether you’re visiting on a family holiday, a romantic getaway or a short business trip, there are myriad attractions to squeeze on to your itinerary. Many of the more famous ones, like the Colosseum, require entrance tickets and, although these can be purchased on the day, queuing is likely at peak times of the year. Prebook online where you can to save time.
For those with strict time constraints, it’s ideal to book accommodation close to the city centre. If you choose the convenience and luxury of an experience in a design hotel, Rome becomes even more attractive as a destination.
For students travelling to the Eternal City, make sure you take your student ID card along with you. The card allows you discount at the Vatican and many other attractions too. European travellers are also offered discount with ID at almost all Rome’s sites, including the Colosseum.
Food is a top priority in Italy – and never more so than when in the capital. The city is renowned for the quality of its cuisines and the simple, fresh offerings will delight the fussiest of palates. Whether you venture out to a local pizzeria or dine in at your design hotel, Rome boasts a wide variety of regional and national cuisine. Browsing restaurant reviews online can help you select where and when to dine.
Another top tip to ensuring you get the most out of your visit to the city is to consider what time of year you travel. The summer months can be very crowded with long queues for attractions, so consider going outside peak times. In August the city celebrates Ferragosto, a traditional vacation period for Italians, meaning that some of the cities best restaurants and family-run businesses will not be open.
However long or short your visit to this wonderful city, there is something to please everyone and you will certainly never be bored. Doing your research and prioritising the attractions you are most interested in will help you tackle the overwhelming quantity of “must-do” activities in the Italian capital.