Rome

100 tips for your trip to Rome

Rome is a city with unbelievable sights and extraordinary character. It's hard to understand the first time you visit, but if you fall in love, it'll be forever. Do you want to feel at home in the Eternal City? Then this article is perfect for you. We've gathered 100 helpful pieces of advice for a trip to Rome that'll help travels easily find their way in the Italian capital on the first trip! Buona fortuna!

Traveling around Tuscany in a car: a route with cities and descriptions

A car in Tuscany is less a luxury and more a path to freedom and the ability to plan your trip independent of roadblocks. We recommend driving around Tuscany and have developed a fulfilling route for you. It's quite full and is about 500 km long. We chose the 15 best cities and villages in Tuscany, including both small and large ones that are worth a visit. If you're not used to a quick pace, then you can adjust the route by skipping a few spots or spending more time in the area. Let's begin! 

Rome for LGBT tourists: clubs, parties and hotels

Rome is one of the cities on every serious traveler's list. There aren’t many metropolises in the world where modern life blends in so organically with an ancient historical atmosphere. In several ways Rome is still a very conservative city, including its relationship with the LGBT community, and unsurprisingly the Catholic church has strong influence here. But Rome has a fairly large LGBT community that supports and develops the local gay culture. 

Save time in Rome: which attractions to book in advance

Rome is one of the most visited cities in Europe, and maybe in the world. The Eternal City entices crowds of tourists, and that means that multi-hour-long lines are present at the most popular Roman tourist sites. If you don't want to suffer a multi-hour torturous wait at the ticket booth, we'll tell you which destinations in Rome are worth getting tickets in advance for and how to do it without extra charges. 

Cassino for a day: The Monte Cassino abbey and monastery

Cassino is one of the two largest cities in the Frosinone province in Lazio. The city is little known among foreign tourists but is a gem for Italians. It's the land of Saint Benedict, the cradle of Christianity in the Roman empire, and the birthplace of many saints and philosophers. It's "the door to the South" in the outskirts of Rome (150 km) on the road to Naples (70 km away). Throughout the city's long history, it was completely destroyed and rebuilt several times. 

Inexpensive hotels in Rome's center

Finding an inexpensive hotel in Rome's center isn't easy. You'll need to look at tons of sites, compare prices, and check the location's convenience. But staying in the center will let you save money on transport since all the tourist destinations will be within walking distance. Before we start the review of inexpensive hotels in Rome's center, we want to remind you that the prices greatly depend on the season. 

Shopping in Rome: trade streets and outlets

Rome is a famous fashion city. You'll find many large malls and streets with original branded shops here. The shopping opportunities in Rome attract tourists year after year, since no one wants to pass up the chance to take home some high-quality Italian-made clothing or accessories. We've made a short guide to make it easier for you to find your way in the sea of Roman shopping. 

Popular brands and shopping in Italy

Shopping is a popular activity during a vacation, especially in Italy, the birthplace of many iconic fashion brands. It's impossible to stay apathetic in front of the brilliant windows of world-class fashion stores with their amazing high-quality clothes and shoes. Do you love Italy and all it has to offer? Then you probably want to buy something by a true Italian clothing brand. We'll tell you about the most popular brands among the locals. 

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Try these 10 dishes to experience the best of Roman food

People go to Italy to see the amazing architecture and to try the tastiest Italian dishes. If you're going to Rome, you're lucky: roman cuisine is very good. You can use this article as a kind of culinary checklist. We'll tell you what Italian, namely Roman, food to try, what's the best, and what makes them special. 

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