The eternal city, all roads lead to Rome, so much history, and so much take take in, you truly will need more than one visit to get under the skin of this incredible city, be prepared to put some comfortable shoes on as you will walk further than you ever though possible, in mid summer the heat can be brutal and the crowds will be ten deep at certain big landmarks. Take your time and do not rush, enjoy the laidback Italian culture, soak up the atmosphere, as they say ‘ when in Rome, do as the romans do’.
Where to stay?
Rome has a incredible selection of budget hotels to the really high end luxury 5 star establishments, there truly is a place for all budgets, the hotel i have personally stayed at and would recommend are as follows
- https://www.crostihotel.it/en/crosti-hotel-rome-city-center/ – this is a 3* establishment located close to Termini, it is clean, fairly modern and the breakfast is excellent, should not cost more than £120 a night
- https://www.bestwestern.co.uk/hotels/best-western-premier-hotel-royal-santina-98296– this is a 4* establishment again located close to Termini, it is very clean, modern and lots of places to eat are nearby, it is closer to the station than the above hotel, so if this important this is the one to go for.
- https://all.accor.com/hotel/2909/index.en.shtml– this is rated as. 4* establishment, but if I am being honest I would say it is closer to a 3 * as the rooms are smaller than most and the breakfast is very basic, it is not a bad hotel it just isn’t as nice as the Best Western
- https://www.nh-hotels.com/hotel/nh-collection-roma-vittorio-veneto – this is a true 4* hotel in every sense of the word- really comfortable with nice little touches such as water in the bedroom, the location is further from Termini then all of the above hotels, but you will save money by being a little further out of the centre.
What to see?
The main attractions need no introduction, they attract tens of millions of visitors each year and if you only have 3 or 4 days, my best advice is to focus on the must-sees and leave the others for another trip, as trust me you will be back again!
The Colosseum, the famous image of Rome that everyone comes to see, whilst crumbling in places, not helped by the millions of tourists that visit each year, it still is a truly stunning place to visit, they run tours during the evening in the Summer period – I recommend taking a private tour of the Colosseum with https://darkrome.com/ – they truly do have the best tour guides to help you get most out of your trip to Rome, they also offer tickets for multiple attractions to save money, the underground tour at night of Colosseum is truly something special.