Travel To Rome
Rome is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world every year millions of tourists come from around the world to admire the treasures and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture. But a trip to the Eternal City can be eternally confusing for first-time visitors. This guide will make it easier to uncover Rome offering lots of practical advice that will help you discover and enjoy the city in all its glory. Because Rome is such a huge tourist draw, choose the date for your trip carefully. The best times of the year to visit are April, May, and late September through October. In the height of summer, the heat and the crowds make the city nearly unbearable. August in particular should be avoided because this is the month all of Italy seems to go on vacation. Traveling too late or too early in the year can also be risky because the opening hours for many attractions are shorter, and some are closed completely. Airfares typically drop quite a bit when “shoulder season” begins in the early autumn, making this the optimal time to visit in my book. The days are still warm, the nights are slightly cool, and the tour groups and student mobs have mostly disappeared. If you can plan to stay as long as a week, you won’t run out of things to do and you’ll still feel like you’re leaving too soon. But if your time is limited, allow at least four days to see all of Rome’s major attractions. If you try to cram the entire city into a two-day span and do nothing but run from place to place furiously snapping pictures, you’ll only be cheating yourself.
After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day and it can’t be seen in one, either. Rome’s Fiumicino Airport is 19 miles outside the city. A train station is located right inside and you can travel straight to Termini Station near the center of town but you’ll then need to find a way to get to your hotel. If you’re carrying a lot of luggage or just want to make things easier on yourself, take a cab or have your hotel arrange to have a hired car pick you up. Either option will cost more but the no-stress factor makes it worth the extra money. Renting your own car is always an option, but even if you’re planning to tour other parts of Italy I wouldn’t advise driving in or near Rome unless you have nerves of steel and the skills and reflexes of a professional racecar driver. Roman drivers are somewhat exuberant and Roman traffic is oftenchaotic to plunge fully into the essence a Rome I highly recommend staying in a hotelwhere you can simply walk out your door and into the heart of the city of course the closer to the attractionsyou are the more you’ll pay but trust me it’sworth it before you make a reservation look at amap Avrohom and confine yourself to hotels that areEaster the Taiba River and West have 10 mini-station also beaware that distances on a map might not be as closeas they appear I once dated a hotel in the fashionablethe event at our area thinking that it would be fairly closeto all the major attractions but in reality took nearly half an hour to reachanything at all from there on foot despite the fact that it looked at pollsso close on paper the most vibrant area to stay in is the half-mile stretch between PiazzaNavona and get somebody some rooms here a pricey but you’ll alsofind plenty of small family run hotels nearby guidebooks are fine for gathering ideasbut hit the internet to get the best dealsor if you prefer book a hotel directly with Italy guidesdot I T and you’ll contribute to publishingfuture guides like this one and did 0 going hungry is one thing no traveler should everworry about while in Rome the city is literally overrun with goodplaces to eat the busy area just south of the SpanishSteps as Fulham and the Maison intersecting side streetstucked between Via del Corso and Piazza Navona contains dozens aswell most have outdoor seating and offersimilar menus containing pasta pizza veal chicken and a few seafood dishesthe food is typically simple fresh and delicious and even therestaurants that seem to be tourist traps will still feed you .
well if you have atough time choosing your best bet is to simply decide whatyou want to look at while you’re dining and pick a restaurant based on that for instance the Piazza della Rotondacontains several cafes which face the Pantheon and PiazzaNavona is completely encircled by restaurantswhich offer views of its numerous fountains I’ll for the younger folks we suggestand evening sipping beer and got said the company fury near the Pantheon or in picturesque trust David typical hangouts on foryoung Romans 0 a few dining tips first Rome is one of the cities where arestaurant’s house wine is usually excellent second although we recommendlearning and using at least a few italian phrases almostevery way to real ever meet in Rome speaks English germans and other European touristscommunicate with Italian waiters and English because it’s the more common languagesome useful phrases for dining are schools E or a mall or denied a whichmeans excuse me would like to order or you canask for the check by saying be condo paid for it and if the food wasgood in the waiters attentive then don’t forget to leave a small tipremember also that especially during summer Roman restaurants will be open untilwell after ten in the evening dreams take out that handy map a row again now draw a diamond shape with theSpanish Steps at the top ceremonies station to the right theAventine hill at the bottom and Piazza Navona to the leftseventy-five percent of your sight seeing will probably take place within this area .
Even though it doesn’t seem that big on the map you’ll need at least two days to see everything within the diamond and three would be better some activities such as touring the ruins of ancient Rome including the Coliseum can easily occupy the entire day up to several notable sites like outside the diamond shape including the Vatican another full day destination Castel Sant’Angelo and the VillaBorghese it Rome subway system can come in handy when you’re traveling to these locations look for the big red M at the entrance to each station and a one-way ticket costs less than a dollar but there are also tourist tickets called biet or CIS good for unlimited rides be ID be yet door to Reese to go in to get out on is a three-day ticket valid until midnight on the third day on which the ticket is validated the CIS character into got a city Manali is a weekly one both the be it. NCIStickets grandeur unlimited rides on at doc orkut crowdbuses subways and some local trains there’s also a ticket called but Romapass- which offers you transport and two museums free of charge as well as reductions for all othermuseums in major events in Rome for a three-day pass the Roma passesavailable in all museums and the tourist information points and role as a city that is best savored slowly like a glassa robust red wine allow yourself thechance to see it properly by formulating a touring plan before you arrive choose one small section of the city toexplore each day leaving yourself ample time to loungeover a cup cappuccino at an outdoor cafe or a scoop of gelato at one of the dozens of ice cream shop so find I another hint is to save theattractions closest to your hotel for last you may be tempted to do justthe opposite but these will be the easiest sites tovisit if time starts to run short if the worst-case scenario happens andyou’re unable to see everything in one trip just toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain before you leave and as legend has it you’ll beguaranteed another visit in the future the new I’m if you like this podcast and thereare particular subjects you like to see in the coming episodes check out our web site Italy guides .it to participate in an online survey letus know your tastes and opinions future podcasts will be tailored to your requests