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""Roma Aeterna" (The Eternal City), "Caput Mundi" (Capital of the World), The City Of The Seven Hills"

Rome Tourism

The capital of Italy, Rome is a multifaceted metropolis steeped in a rich history of culture. Located on the central western side of the Italian peninsula, the city was founded on the shores of the river Tiber and has an independent country, the Vatican City, within it's borders. The city occupies a central position in Western history, as is populated with nearly as many historical and cultural attractions as it has people.¾

Historically, Rome could arguably be called the cradle of Western civilization. Capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman empire, the city has since become the 14th-most visited country in the world, and a UNESCO Heritage site. You can see the power and might of the erstwhile Roman empire in the ruins of the Colosseum, or revel in the architectural finery at Palatine Hill. The beauty of the artefacts at the Vatican museums are unparalleled and no one can leave Rome without seeing the Sistine Chapel! A visit to the Vatican itself would lay bare the deep Christian roots of the city, while the more adventurous sort have whatever is in the catacombs of San Calisto waiting for discovery! Italian is the most spoken language in the city. However, mass tourism has ensured that most tour guides and people in the service sectors are familiar with English.

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Currency in Rome

The Euro is the most commonly used currency in the city. Most large stores will accept credit or debit cards (with American Express being an exception you will come across often), but smaller places will balk at paying for small amounts in anything but cash. Point to note - keep cash handy!

Shopping in Rome

You will find shops lining the streets around the Spanish Steps, around Via Condetti. These include big brands and designers like Armani, Gucci and Prada. Campo de' Fiori and Piazza Navona is where you'll want to go for haute couture and up-and-coming designers. However, if you're looking for a bargain, Porto Portese Flea Market is the place to go. It's one of the largest flea markets in the country and certainly the largest in the city. Via del Babuino, Via Giulia, and Via del Governo Vecchio are all great for antiques.

Nightlife in Rome

Rome has a vibrant nightlife, though it starts very late. If you're looking for the posh crowd, head on over to Piazza Navona and Via della Pace. San Lorenzo is the other end of the spectrum, with the crowd being dominated by university students and bars catering to college student budgets. Trastevere and Testaccio are also crowded with pubs, wine bars and risto-bars and offer a more mixed crowd than the previous two places.

History of Rome

Legend says that Rome was built by the twin sons of Mars, Romulus and Remus. It became a centre of power first during the establishment of the Roman Republic, which started in 509BC and ended in 27 BC. Following that, Rome saw the establishment of the more famous Roman Empire, which expanded to cover most of the Western world and saw emperors like Nero and Caligula who are still known today. During the height of itês grandeur, the Roman empire comprised of over 50 modern day countries - majorly from Europe and Middle East. Christianity made its debut in Rome in the first century AD and took a firm hold after the first emperor Constantine converted. The current Pope is a converted figurehead formerly known as the Bishop of Rome before the Edict of Thessalonica. Currently, it is one of the most visited places in the world, besides being a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is also the seat of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. It is a pilgrimage site for Christians the world over. Hosting a majorly Italian crowd, a minor 9.5% of itês population is of non-Italian heritage.

Language of Rome

If you're going to be in Rome, you should familiarise yourself with Italian, the most widely spoken and the official language of the city. While many people in the tourism sector are familiar with English, phrases like grazie (thank you), prego (welcome), per favore (please) and dov'e (where is..?) might help you during your stay!

Rome Customs

Coffee drinking is a big part of Roman culture, and there are few rules you should keep in mind. Firstly, don't order milk-based coffees after noon and don't ask for coffee with your food. Most locals consider coffee a good enough breakfast, so unless your hotel specifically mentions it, don't expect a breakfast buffet either. Italians have pretty formal table manners, so please refrain from sharing food on your plate. If you are dining outside, note that it is considered rude for the waiter to bring you your bill at the end of the meal, so you have to ask for it. If service charge or servizio is added to the bill, you needn't leave a tip. If it isn't added and you are happy with the service, you may round up the bill to leave a tip. When visiting churches, remember that people use these historically and culturally significant buildings as their places of worship as well. Maintain clothing and behaviour that is appropriate to places of worship.

Religion of Rome

Christianity is the main religion here, with the Roman Catholics dominating the city.

Daily Budget for Rome

Backpackers should budget between EUR 50 - 100 a day when travelling to Rome. This includes a bed in a dorm, a 3-day pass for public transport, food and sightseeing. More lavish travellers who would rather spend their nights at 3 or 4 star hotels, visit the Opera and eat out at high-end restaurants should be budgeting around EUR 300 and upwards a day.

Exchanging Money in Rome

The best place to exchange currency is banks. However, Italian banks don't exchange currency unless you have an account with them. Thus, tourists have the option of withdrawing money from the many ATMs located all over the city. Point to note - Citibank doesn't have an ATM in Rome.

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How to Reach Rome

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Rome has two international airports, and can also be reached via train or car.

How to reach Rome by flight

Rome has two international airports - Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino International Airport and G.B. Pastine/Ciampino International Airport.

How to reach Rome by road

Rental cars are easily available from any one of the rental companies across Europe. However, it is advisable not to drive around the city itself, as traffic is chaotic and cars are a very slow mode of transportation. Rome is surrounded by the Grande Raccordo Annulare, a round ring of highways that basically surrounds the city.

How to reach Rome by train

Rome is well connected to the rest of the country by the railways. The main terminal is called Roma Termini. Alternatives to Roma Termini are Roma Tiburtina, Roma Ostiense, Roma Trastevere and Roma Tuscolana.

How to reach Rome by bus

This isn't a very popular option, but if you do want to travel by bus, Eurolines bus company is pretty much your only option.

How to reach Rome by waterways

The closest port is Civitavecchia and this is where most cruise ships stop or start. To reach Rome, you can take the train from here, as Rome is about an hour and a half away.

Local transport in Rome

The two best ways to get around the city are by using public transport or by hiring a bicycle. The public transportation system includes the metro, the trams and the buses. They all have the option of buying single day passes, tourist passes which are valid for three days and weekly passes. Not using the taxis is recommended due to city's chaotic traffic. Rome is best experienced first hand, so most travellers recommend hiring a bicycle or walking around. Though it might tire you out, it is definitely the best way to soak in the soul of the city.

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FAQs on Rome

What is the local food in Rome?

Food in Rome is heavily based on fresh ingredients sourced from the Roman Campagna. Fresh ingredients also includes fresh meat, sourced from the Testacchio rione, the city's slaughterhouse area. This is also the place where you are most likely to find the most authentic cuisine. In wines, Romans have a tradition of drinking whites over reds. Whites, sourced from the nearby Frascati and Castelli Romani areas are some of the best you'll get in the city. If you're looking to try specialities, don't forget to try the Pane di Genzano bread and the pecorino Romano cheeses. A couple of hidden gems that you should try are the Osteria Bonelli in Torpignattara, the Farine la Pizza in Via degli Aurunchi and La carbonara on Via Panisperna!
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What is the best way to reach Rome?

Rome has two international airports, and can also be reached via train or car.
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How much does a package cost for Rome?

The packages for Rome start at INR 67893 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top hotels in Rome?

There are 11848 in Rome which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Rome are B&B Il Granello Di Senape, Appia Antica Resort, Casa dell'Angelo, Roman Suite, Dimora Luminosa, Casa Pajarito. You can see all the hotels in Rome here

What are the things to do in Rome?

The top things to do in Rome are Piazza Navona, Colosseum, EUR, Vatican Museums, Galleria Borghese, The Appian Way. You can see all the places to visit in Rome here

What are the places near Rome?

The top places near to Rome are Naples which is 188 km from Rome, Siena which is located 184 km from Rome, Venice which is located 393 km from Rome, Florence which is located 230 km from Rome, Pompeii which is located 211 km from Rome

What is the best time to visit Rome?

The best time to visit Rome is from Mid-March to June and also from Late-October to November. These are the times when the weather is mild, and there aren’t many tourists roaming around the city. Both the times offer the people choices to tour different parts of the city like the museums and monuments which are crowded during the peak season. If someone feels like seeing Rome in total peace, then they have to visit the city during its winter months which last between November to March. June - August are considered the hottest time to visit the city of Rome. It also falls under the high season, when a large number of tourists flock from different countries. Everything is a little overpriced, but it is worth it if you like the nearly festive atmosphere. September to October and April to June is the bridge between the high and low seasons. You'll get fewer tourists during this time, with nearly empty streets, low prices but a lot less of the facilities that cater to tourists. Most seasoned travellers go during this time, though it is not recommended for first-timers. Winter is Rome is the offseason, and it is when you'll see the least tourists.
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