Rome, Italy

Rome one of the most iconic and most visited cities in the World.The famous city of the Roman Empire, the city built on the seven hills. Rome is known for its stunning architecture, ancient history, art. The “Eternal City” known for the Roman Relics, the most famous fountain in the world the massive Colosseum built under the Flavian emperors.

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Getting Around in Rome

 

Travelling has always been my passion. However, travelling isn’t just a vacation. There are other several essentials we need to also look into. For instance transportation. How to get around the city?

Car: It isn’t advisable to rent a car or driving around with your car in Rome. The traffic is insane. Opting for a scooter is a better option. However, if you are going farther from the city booking a taxi or taking an Uber is would be an option.

Public Transport: Public transport is the best way to move around the city. Buses, Trams, Metros. An individual ticket for buses trams and metro is €1,50 for 100 minutes. 

Buses: Buses are operated by ATAC. You can buy your tickets in any metro station, newsstand, vending machines or convenience store. 

Metro: The underground metro lines are the quickest way moving around. Metro in Rome has three lines. the main station is Roma Termini. 

Tram – Like the subway and bus system, Trams tickets cost €1.50 

If you are there in Rome for 3 days I would recommend buying the Roma Pass only €38 and will get you full access to public transportation, admission to two museums, and discounts on performance and exhibition tickets.

Where to Stay

What is the best neighbourhood for budget travellers

Monti and San Lorenzo are the best areas for budget travellers. 

Monti is the oldest part of Rome. It is between Colosseum and Via Nazionale. The neighbourhood is nicely filled with cafe’s, restaurants and bars. If it’s your first time in Rome I would recommend this neighbourhood. 

Rome has tons of hostel options. My recommended places on a budget are:

Palladini Hostel 

Hostel Alessandro Downtown

Apollo Rooms Colosseo

San Lorenzo is commonly known as Rome’s working-class and student district. Walking distance to the east of the city centre. The neighbourhood is lively with many shops, bars and local restaurants.

Best Places to stay in San Lorenzo: 

The Yellow

Alessandro Palace Hostel and Bar

Hotel Laurentia

Trastevere: This is one of the best places to stay in Rome, especially if it’s your first time in Rome. It is beautiful and so colourful with picturesque colourful buildings, cobblestone streets, flowered filled balconies. 

Best Places to stay in Trastevere: 

Hostel Trastevere

Paola Trastevere budget hotel

Where and What to Eat

  1. The Spiral Staircase
  2. Raphael’s Transfiguration
  3. Pinecone Courtyard
  4. Laocoön
  5. Apollo Belvedere
  6. The Rotunda Room and Porphyry Basin
  7. The Tapestries Hall
  8. The Maps Room
  9. Raphael’s School of Athens
  10. The Sistine Chapel

La Regola

La Regola one of my favourite. Delicious food, great wine fantastic, friendly  service. A quiet little place, away from the tourist bustle. I love their Homemade pasta and of course do try their tiramisu. 

La Regola is only 0.3 km from Campo de’ Fiori. 

Piazza di S. Paolo alla Regola, 40, 00186 Roma RM, Italien

Supplizio

Supplizio is the street food corner with delicious fried finger food in different flavors, with something for everyone.

Supplizio in Regola 

Via dei Banchi Vecchi, 143, 00186 Roma RM, Italien

Supplizio

Trattoria Pizzeria Luzzi dal 1945 Right near the Colosseum. They serve extremely authentic cuisine. The Pizza was delicious. We end up twice here.

Trattoria Pizzeria only 0.3 miles from Colosseum

Via Celimontana, 1, 00184 Roma RM, Italien

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Saptarshi
September 1, 2020 8:31 pm

The pictures added a different flavour to your blog!! It was like taking a virtual tour of the city!!

Vagabond
September 1, 2020 8:47 pm

The best ice cream I’ve ever had was in Piazza Navona; I can never forget that! Great guide for a short trip, with lots of useful information, thanks for sharing it!

Rachel Hall
September 1, 2020 9:39 pm

Wow, you’ve given me so much wanderlust. Your pictures of Rome are so beautiful.

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September 1, 2020 11:54 pm

The food looks so amazing and of course the landmarks.

alexbatesbobcats
alexbatesbobcats
September 2, 2020 12:01 am

Studied abroad there in 2013– counting down the days to go back! My favorite city!

Gwen
October 17, 2020 5:22 pm

Your photos are gorgeous. We are planning to visit Rome in a few years. I want to see everything but I’m probably the most excited about trying the food! Thanks for the recommendations.

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