Things to know BEFORE you go to ROME | Travel Tips

in this video we'll cover all you need to know before traveling to Rome like

where all the major attractions what's the best time to visit where to stay how

to use public transportation how much things cost

what power plugs and outlet styles they use best apps to use in Rome best views

of the city and many other practical information this video is sponsored by

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top 20 things to do in Rome including multiple Maps here our 18 essential tips

you should know before visiting Rome number 18 about the city Rome is the

capital of Italy and with the population of around 3 million it is also its

largest city although the official founding of Rome is estimated around 753

BC the area was inhabited long before that and is considered one of the oldest

inhabited areas in Europe as a result Rome's city centre feels like one big

open-air museum that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site Rome was

built on seven hills and the legend says that it was founded by Romulus who

killed his twin brother Remus after the two of them have been raised by a

she-wolf because of its relatively small historic center culture rich

architecture and history and great food Rome is considered to be one of the best

romantic travel destinations located within the city of Rome lies the world's

smallest independent country the seat of Roman Catholic Church Vatican City

number 17 of Rome a Rome is located in central

Italy on the Tiber River about 15 miles or 26 kilometers from the Mediterranean

coast most of its famous attractions are located east of the Tiber River for

orientation let's start with the Colosseum which is located more or less

centrally right next to the famous Roman Forum and antara della patria south of

the Colosseum you will find for example Circus Maximus ancient Chariot Racing

stadium and the ruins of their Medicare Acala

ancient Roman baths their mini Rome's main train station is located north east

of the Colosseum if you go north west of the Colosseum you will find trevi

fountain Spanish Steps Piazza del Popolo and Villa Borghese Gardens right above

the square towards the west you can find pantheon and yachts or Nirvana and when

you cross one of the beautiful bridges there you will first see the famous

castle San Angelo and finally Vatican City the impressive Via Appia Antica

Park with an over 2,000 year old road featuring an assembly of care camps

villas and other archaeological gems is located southeast to get a better sense

of the distance a 1.1 mile or 1.8 kilometer long walk from their mini

train station to Colosseum takes about 20 minutes or approximately the same

distance to get from the Colosseum to from tanada Trevi number 16 weather and

climate Rome has Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot and humid

summers temperatures in winter typically range between 32 and 53 Fahrenheit or 0

to 12 degrees Celsius rain is common in winter especially in the summer which is

also the wettest and most humid month weather in the spring is unpredictable

and average temperatures range between 41 and 73 Fahrenheit or five to 23

Celsius summers are hot and humid the humidity is typically around 70%

little rain and the temperatures usually range between 60 and 90 degrees

Fahrenheit or 15 to 32 degrees Celsius fall is generally nice and still warm

and dry from 44 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit or 7 to 26 degrees Celsius

however these are just averages and weather can be different when it travels

so make sure to check the weather forecast before traveling number 15 best

time to visit best time to visit Rome is between April and May in the spring and

September to November in fall when the weather is cooler it is still pleasant

to walk outside and the hurts of tourists are gone you can usually only

wear a light jacket probably the least convenient time to visit Rome is in

August when it can get extremely hot and humid and there's crowds everywhere in

any case if you're traveling to Rome in summer don't forget to bring a hat and

how to figure out when it's the best day and power to see the attractions just

check Google to see how crowded a specific location is in a certain time

of day number 14 where to stay and price of the

accommodation since Rome is a relatively small city most of the tourist

attractions are in the walking distance of each other to stay close to major

attractions we recommend that you stay somewhere between the Tiber River and

the 10-minute train station this way you will be surrounded by

famous attractions best restaurants and traditional Roman atmosphere if you want

a truly authentic experience and don't mind spending a little more you can stay

close to piazza navona trevi fountain piazza di spagna and piazza barberini if

you want to save some money you can stay a little further away from the center

however be sure to check if there's an underground station nearby so that you

can easily reach the city center the average price of a hotel room in Rome is

around 130 euros or 150 dollars however with a little research online you can

easily get a better deal especially if your dates are flexible check out our

video on test to book your stay number 13 the lines

are everywhere Rome is a popular tourist destination in year-round and it can get

very crowded especially around major attractions such as the Colosseum so be

prepared to wait in line or buy a skip the line ticket or Rome City Pass if

you're willing to pay more number 12 currency the currency used in Rome is

Europe used in most European countries including Italy at the time of making of

this video 1 Europe is worth approximately $1 14

cents or 89 tenths while most hotels stores and restaurants in Rome accept

major credit cards like Visa or MasterCard it is always wise to have

some euros in your wallet number 11 language language spoken in Rome is of

course Italian specifically the Romanesco direct while they do not speak

or understand English everywhere most tourist oriented places such as

restaurants shops and major attractions will have people who speak English and

sometimes even other major languages some Italian words that always come in

handy beside the famous ciao are bon giorno or good morning or good day

grazie thank you non capisco or I don't understand miss scusi or excuse me or

sorry find more useful Italian words and expressions in our travel guide number

10 times own time zone in Rome and Italy is Central European summer time or GMT

plus 2 this time zone is used in most countries in continental Europe number 9

transportation from and to the airport Rome has two major airports Leonardo da

Vinci International Airport aka Fiumicino

located approximately 19 miles for 30 kilometres from Rome city centre and

Ciampino located approximately 9 miles or 15 kilometres from the city centre to

get to Rome from either Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport you can choose amongst

the following options train

bus shuttle or a transfer service where the driver will wait for you at the

airport taxi or car rental however if you're only traveling to Rome you will

probably not need a car to drive around plus many hotels in Rome charge extra

for car parking and some even don't have parking spaces so we only recommend this

option if you're planning to drive to other parts of Italy - keep in mind that

there are no ubers or lifts in Rome except for more expensive uber black

uber locks and uber van check out our travel guide for timetables prices links

and more information arriving by train if you are arriving to Rome by train you

will normally arrive to their mini railway station which is conveniently

located in a city center depending on your final destination in Rome you can

check if your train also stops at one of the other major train stations in Rome

arriving by car if you're arriving to Rome by car consider renting a hotel or

an apartment with a parking space or garage nearby parking in garages around

the city center costs from 1 to 3 hours per hour and approximately 18 euros per

day on average you can get a parking space on the street for approximately 1

euro per hour we've been to Rome by car several times and while it might seem

hectic at first you will eventually get used to round traffic getting around the

city while Rome is relatively well covered with public transportation

certain central areas are at least about a 10-minute walk away from the first

underground station and since central Rome is not too big walking will

probably be a part of your daily routine so bring some comfortable shoes while

some areas are not covered with underground it is still a popular form

of transportation in your own one-way ticket 400 minutes on all buses costs

150 24-hour ticket costs 7 euros 48 hour ticket is 12 euros 50 and you can get a

weekly ticket for 24 euros you can use the ticket machine to purchase tickets

bus and are also part of public transportation

you can use Google Maps or a similar app which includes public transportation in

Rome more about apps later taxi there are many other forms of transportation

in Rome such as hop on hop off buses bikes or vests parentals segways and

other interesting vehicles you can rent check out our travel guide for

timetables prices links and additional information number eight general

information here are some things you should know before traveling to Rome to

make your experience nice and easy drinking water it is perfectly safe to

drink tap water in Rome additionally there are a lot of free and safe water

fountains spread out across the city and yes some drinking fountains even offer

free sparkling water will cover apps to find fountains in Rome later toilets

there are only seven public toilets in Rome however if you're visiting a museum

or another attraction there's usually toilets available there Rome is also

full of bars while you cannot just walk into a bar or a restaurant and ask them

to use a toilet you can order an espresso or cappuccino which will

usually only cost you from one to two euros and use the toilet in the bar

opening hours restaurants bars and shops have different opening hours and some of

them are even closed during the lunch break some restaurants are typically

closed on Mondays and some even on Tuesdays so always check the opening

hours of the attraction restaurant or shop that you plan to visit in advance

Italian and national vacation in August in August many shops closed as many

locals go on their vacation in fact it is so common that it has its own name

farrago stop which roughly translates to vacation in August three attractions

many of the sites in Rome are completely free of charge since Rome is literally

an open-air museum many of the famous sites like Trevi Fountain Pantheon

Spanish Steps Atari della patria Villa Borghese Gardens and others are

completely free of charge number seven for international travelers

if you're coming from outside Europe or the UK you will probably need a special

European travel adapter to charge your phone and other devices this is what the

italian power plugs look like we recommend purchasing a travel adapter

before traveling to Rome in fact it is worth buying the adapter for the entire

world so that you can use it in other countries too this video is sponsored by

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adapters and outlet Styles around the world the link is in the description you

can purchase the prepaid SIM card to access internet on your phone with one

of the carrier's like team or Vodafone in one of their stores in Rome

alternatively you can consider renting pocket Wi-Fi a mobile hotspot or

Internet dongle that connects to your smartphone and other devices if you're

from the US and travel a lot consider using Google file number six safety rod

is a generally safe destination so you normally shouldn't be worried about

specific areas to avoid for staying inside at night as long as you're on the

streets in the city centre however typical for all major big cities around

the world pay attention to pickpockets especially in the crowded areas close to

major attractions for example the Coliseum use common sense and watch your

valuables for emergency services dial one one to number five best apps to use

in Rome your smart phone can be your best buddy in Rome here is the list of

useful apps Wi-Fi map or Wi-Fi finder which helps you find Wi-Fi throughout

Google Maps for Apple maps for walking public transportation driving etc Google

Maps also lets you download your map which is a great option if you don't

want to use roaming allman features maps including information on where to eat

drink shop find hotel and sightsee roam guide civic terrace which includes all

the necessary and up-to-date tourist information about Rome like where to eat

and other useful information MICU roma and app allowing users to receive

official news and updates in english about current and planned exhibitions

events and educational visits taking place at a time for your visit tap and

enos only de Roma with a map of free and safe water fountains spread out across

Rome there are over 2,500 of them so even if you don't have an app you will

likely find one around the corner TripAdvisor and Yelp for a restaurant

hotel Museum or to review check our Travel Guide for links to download these

apps on iOS and Android and additional great app suggestions to use in Rome

number for free city tours walking tours of Rome are organized by professional

tour guides who know a great deal about the city's rich history legends etc a

great way to discover Rome some providers even offer free walking tours

check our travel guide for links to free guided tour websites and additional

interesting tours in realm number three realms city Paris Rome offers the Rome

City Pass which is a good option to save money if you are planning to visit

several museums and other attractions and want to skip the line at some

locations you can even choose a city pass that combines attractions and

public transportation including tickets from and to the airport check our travel

guide for current prices and links number two food and drinks Rome offers

some great restaurants we suggest using Yelp or TripAdvisor to find a nearby

place with good reviews try to avoid sitting down in the restaurant next to

major attractions many times you can find a much better price

quality ratio restaurants a street or two away from the main locations an

average price for coffee is one year for an espresso and one year up 34

cappuccino average price for an inexpensive to mid-range restaurant meal

is 10 to 15 euros for lunch and between 15 and 20 euros for dinner Pierre will

typically cost you between 3 and 5 euros and you will pay about two to two and a

half years for two scoops of amazing Italian gelato there are many great

cheap eats in Rome check our guide for a list of best inexpensive food locations

dipping in Rome is not mandatory however some restaurants might add a

service charge on top of the bill usually around 10% and some restaurants

might bring you bread with the meal and charge you for that too unlike some

other places in Italy the so called coppertop or in other words the fever

sitting down in the restaurant is illegal in Rome

you can also buy something to eat or drink in a grocery store you can use

Google Maps for similar app to locate one near you number one best FREE views

of the city you can enjoy several amazing views of Rome altar of the

fatherland or atari della patria located in the center of the city with great

views in all directions there that's of the future a platform stretching

directly from the beautiful gardens of Villa Borghese located above Piazza del

Popolo Gianna Coulomb Terrace that Terrace located on a hill just behind

Vatican City check our travel guide for more amazing free and paid views our

travel guide is a mobile-friendly PDF document that you can store offline on

your phone covering top 10 major attractions in Rome including maps links

opening hours and other information plus Stan additional attractions so that you

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