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.
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 ››
How and where to see Rome’s Caravaggios in their original setting, for free.
Rome's second airport, Ciampino, is closed at night (unlike its bigger counterpartFiumicino
) between the hours of midnight and 4am. The first planes into the airport tend to arrive around 6.
If you were planning on crashing in the airport for a night on a bench before an early flight, you're out of luck.
To get to and from … Continue Reading ››
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.
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Getting to the city from Ciampino Airport
Like at Fiumicino
, Taxis are meant to … Continue Reading ››
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.
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.
Il Papa is a world figurehead, whether you’re Catholic or not. We show you how you can see him speak during your visit.
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.
There are two major airports that serve Rome: Fiumicino and Ciampino
. If your tour company or hotel isn't sending a driver for you, here are the options to get you from Fimuicino to your hotel.
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Getting to the city from Fiumicino Airport
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There’s a lot of public transport in Rome and it can be confusing. We show you how to get around the city cheaply.
Night transport to and from Fiumicino is limited. We explore your options.
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.
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.
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 ››
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 leader (the Pope), currency (Vatican-issued euro), security force (the Swiss Guards), post … 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.
How can restaurants in Italy justify charging several euro for a small basket of bread? Find the secret here.
This guide and glossary will help you order a coffee in Italy, and don’t miss the warnings at the end of the article.
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 ››
We explain why renting a car in Rome will not enhance your vacation – and why a rental car could become an expensive liability.
This amazing view is from a residential street on the hill to the south-West of the Vatican, near Villa Doria Pamphili.
It's about 15 minutes' walk from Baldo delgi Ubaldi Metro station (Linea A) or the same from San Pietro train station.
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 present a stunning new video of ancient Rome that goes above and beyond the equally staggering 1933 model.
Rome may not be cheap, but there’s one thing that’s always free and available throughout the city – clean, fresh spring water from the Roman aqueducts.
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.
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.
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 not just obnoxious and loud, it's damaging the … Continue Reading ››
Rome’s subway system is fast, inexpensive, and reasonably reliable. It’s also pretty limited, with only two lines in a big X shape, that cross at Termini station in central Rome.
When you're in the station, to make sure you’re going the right way, remember: BINA. Battistini and ReBBiBia are the northernmost stations, and LaurentINA and AnangINA … Continue Reading ››
Take an unusual trip through Roma Nord to see the Road that linked the ‘Caput Mundi’ to the rest of Europe.