Rome is crowded in high tourist season and you need to make the crowds part
of the fun. Think of it this way - great pizza, wonderful pasta, some of the
best gelato in the world, good food, good wine and a romantic setting - who
could ask for more?
treasures of Rome are almost endless, which is what makes exploring the city
so much fun. Take some time to wander off the normal track of highlights to
find just the place for you, but be prepared to
take the good with the bad (like the city's graffiti problem). For example,
Bernini's glorious Triton in Piazza Barberini (shown above) is, unfortunately,
set on an island surrounded by some of the worst traffic in Rome.
It's worth seeing, but dodging the traffic is an adventure in itself.
If you plan to see a number of monument and museums, you should take a look
at purchasing the Roma Pass, which provides free admission to the first two
attractions that you visit and reduced admission to numerous other museums
and archeological sites. Read about this pass at the official website
Roma Pass .
Rome is somewhat notorious for its pickpockets, as are many cities in
Europe, so read through our section on
and Security for additional tips on protecting yourself and your
possessions during travel.
Some areas of Rome are seedy and unsafe at night and tourist are often the
target. The areas around
Termini Station, Campo di Fiore and
Piazza Navona, for example, have less than savory
reputations after hours. Unless you are in a group, be cautious about walking at night,
especially late in the evening. Always ask your at your hotel about
the safety and advisability of your night time destinations. In other
words, exercise the same caution that you would when traveling in your own
To help you travel around the city, we have created a new map that shows the
location of the
Best Places to visit in Rome. The base map and viewing
functionality are provided by Google Maps. For an eye-popping view of Rome,
click the "hybrid button" at the right top of the map to see the locations
shown with streets overlaid on a detailed satellite image of the city. You
can zoom-in very close; you can almost see the seats in the Colosseum.
We have also created maps to help you tour the
It is likely that your trip to Rome may involve the
Leonardo da Vinci airport in Rome. You can find your way into town by taxi
or a direct train connection to Termini Rail Station
See the official website of
Aerporti di Roma for more detailed information about the airport
and transportation options (look to the top left of the page for an English
version of the information)..Or -
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