Tragically, there are very few public toilets in Rome (hence the horrible odor you'll encounter near alleyways and on the beautiful but isolated banks of the Tiber at Lungotevere). And many of the ones that are
available are very nasty indeed.
A few Metro and train stations have them, usually requiring a €1 coin to enter. … Continue Reading ››
This guide and glossary will help you order a coffee in Italy, and don’t miss the warnings at the end of the article.
If you like beer and you're coming to Rome, you're in for a treat. Despite not being beer monsters like their northern European cousins, people in Rome are increasingly learning to love beer. This is mainly due to an craft beer revolution currently underway in Italy, with hundreds and hundreds of small artisanal producers popping up all over … Continue Reading ››
Some of the best restaurants in Rome are outside the usual tourist traps, and may not have menus that are translated into English. This small glossary will help you order.
The queues to get into the Colosseum and Vatican are notoriously long, and the Roman sun is hot. We show you how to keep your cool by skipping the lines.
To buy stamps, you go to a tobacconist
Let me explain.
doubles up as a bank. Due to the many people who use the post office's banking services, and a somewhat 'relaxed' speed of service, this means that post offices often build up very long lines; to get round this the sale … Continue Reading ››
Buying cigarettes in Rome is relatively easy, as long as you are aware of certain restrictions. We show you how.
We tell you how you can save money buying your own ticket online to skip the lines at the Vatican.
The last thing you want to do with your limited time in Rome is waste it lining up. Also if you visit in the summer, the temperature can be incredibly high. Lines to buy tickets and … Continue Reading ››
There’s a lot of public transport in Rome and it can be confusing. We show you how to get around the city cheaply.
The many pros and few cons of the RomaPass – we’ve got all the answers here to Rome’s discount vacation ticket.
What to look out for, and seven tips on how to avoid being a victim.
Rome wasn't built in a day, and one day is nowhere near enough to see everything the city has to offer. Even a month isn't enough to be honest. That said, there may be circumstances - a cruise, a multi-city tour of Italy, a layover - in which you really only have one day to … Continue Reading ››
Rome is not the safest place to cycle. However there are places where used bikes can be bought and the city can be enjoyed at a slower pace.
Italy's the home of the pizza, right? And what could be more simple than buying a slice of this ambrosia?
Well, like everything in Italy, not only is it slightly different to how it is at home, it's also a little bit more complicated. Here we explain how to get what you want: a delicious slice … Continue Reading ››
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.
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.
We assess the pros and cons of paying guides to take you round the Vatican (and other sites), and give you tips to find a good company to do so.