Rome Vacation Tips:
Essential advice for the Eternal City
Don’t waste valuable vacation time wondering how to do the little things in Rome. Use this site to learn about skipping the lines, getting around, eating and drinking, personal safety, Rome for free, self-guided itineraries, Rome off the beaten track, and much more.
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Rome Tourist Pass – the downloadable discount card that doesn’t expire
Skip the lines tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill.
Skip the lines tickets to the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica (optional).
Hop-on-hop-off bus ticket around the city.
Transfer from whichever Rome airport you arrive into.
20% off all further Rome purchases from Ticketbar.
With English-speaking local drivers, this remarkable new service provides the ease and peace of mind of an Uber for the low price of a regular taxi – transparent price, pay online, with no hidden extras. Book now so you can relax about getting from FCO or CIA to your hotel.
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.
Night transport to and from Fiumicino is limited. We explore your options.
The further you get from the dome, the bigger it gets! This amazing view of St Peter’s is from the residential street of Via Niccolò Piccolomini.
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.
There’s a regular, fast train route running across Rome that can rocket you between Rome’s major metropolitan areas at high speed and next to no
There’s a lot of public transport in Rome and it can be confusing. We show you how to get around the city cheaply.