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What’s the best way to skip the lines at the Colosseum?

The first thing to know is that the ticket for the Colosseum also gets you into the Forum and the Palatine Hill, and vice versa. Secondly, the Palatine and the Forum are in the same complex, and you access them through the same entrance (more on that later), while the...
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Self-guided walk around the ancient city

This free self-guided walk takes you from the site of Caesar’s death to Rome’s own pyramid, taking in the original Jewish Ghetto and the most beautiful view of the most beautiful city on earth.

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How do I get to and from Ciampino Airport?

Ciampino is Rome's second airport, and the destination of choice for many of Europe's low-cost airlines. It is less well served by transport links than Fiumicino. However, it is closer to Rome city center than Fiumicino. We explore your options. Jump to Fiumicino>...
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What’s the difference between St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican?

To clear up any confusion we need to define some terminology: Vatican City is a city-state with clearly defined borders. It is an independent country presided over by the Holy See (the Catholic church's jurisdiction) entirely within Italy's confines, with its own...
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Orientation tour: self-guided piazza walk

A gentle, rewarding walk that introduces you to Rome’s major baroque piazzas and some ancient sites. Perfect for those who have just arrived, but to be enjoyed by everyone.

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How do I buy cigarettes in Rome?

Buying cigarettes in Rome is relatively easy, as long as you are aware of certain restrictions. We show you how.

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Avoid common problems with Rome’s public transport

Rome’s public transportation system is comprehensive and usually pretty convenient. There are, though, a few things you should be aware of when getting around the city. Here we tell you how to avoid some of the problems.

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Where can I run in Rome?

Running in Rome can be fun and exciting, with trails in its parks and ancient monuments helping you to see a different side of the city.

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How do I get to and from Ciampino airport at night?

Rome's second airport, Ciampino, is closed at night (unlike its bigger counterpart Fiumicino) between the hours of midnight and 4am. The first planes into Ciampino tend to arrive around 6. If you were planning on crashing in the airport for a night on a bench before...
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No more traffic past the Colosseum

Finally - Pax Romana at the Forum! Roaring round the Colosseum in heavy traffic has been a classic image of Rome since Audrey Hepburn first climbed onto a Vespa, but Via dei Fori Imperiali, the road that passes through the Roman Forums, has been a real nightmare. It's...
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Should I get a RomaPass?

The many pros and few cons of the RomaPass – we’ve got all the answers here to Rome’s discount vacation ticket.

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How to buy vape supplies, e-cigarettes and juice in Rome

E-cigs, vaping equipment and juices are widely available in Rome if you know where to look. We tell you where to buy vape equipment and juice.

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Love YOUR self guided tour! We are bringing friends to Rome (our 3rd time). I am sure I can do the self tour with your layout is EXCELLENT.
My only question is ...
We will be leaving the Vatican to begin your guided tour.
We planned on taking Uber.
How to do tell Uber where to leave us off,
since we will not be starting at the flamingo station ...
(I would like to start with your suggestions)

:::::::::This walk begins at the Flaminio metro station. (Find out how to use the Rome Metro.) Coming out of the main station exit in Piazzale Flaminio, turn left and cross the road through the distinctive arches of the Porta del Popolo, placed into the still-visible Roman Aurelian :::::::::::
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