Rome and Surrounds Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 93%Art & Design Lovers
- 92%History Buffs
- 75%Luxury Travelers
- 59%Adventure Travelers
- 59%Business Travelers
- 59%Family Travelers
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- Rome and SurroundsMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design LoversMay 24, 2014
Rome, the eternal city, which, to me, means there is never enough time to do and see everything even after repeated visits. So much history, so much art, so much great food--who could not love Rome?Recommended for:
- Rome and SurroundsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Apr 25, 2014
One of the world's greatest cities. Can be crowded in summer, but spring and autumn are spectacular! But any which way you slice it, Rome has to be on your bucket list.Recommended for:
- Rome and SurroundsMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 2Jan 13, 2014
Ah, Rome. What can I say? My visit to Rome began shortly after Christmas and we arrived that weekend ready to tackle the city. It's a city steeped in deep history with a culture known the world over. There is a romance to Rome which one cannot describe without having been there. There is a lot to see and take in. There are restaurants to try. For the most part, Rome has it's beauty showcased by its past. Go to Rome, visit the Trevi, Pantheon, and Colosseum. Bathe in its beauty and be forever changed.Recommended for:
- Rome and SurroundsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jan 11, 2014
A city that transcends time itself - Roma bathes equally in its past and its present glories. Magnificent in every scale measurable, from the golden halls of Vatican, to the still standing Pantheon and the ruins of the Colosseum, the city is blessed with the most awe-inspiring godly creations.Recommended for:
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- Rome and SurroundsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Oct 25, 2013
There aren't enough superlatives to encapsulate Rome. The facts are more impressive but fall short. Capital of the most durable land empire in human history and the ancestor of western civilization? True but an incomplete description--Rome is no mere museum and fragments of brick and marble tell a poor story. Mecca of the Catholic faith? Again true but it ignores Rome's playful side--the afternoon cappuccino or glass of vino on a cobbled street, playing hookey from the demands of your guidebook and camera. Browsing modern art by someone whose name you will never remember simply because a dark haired girl in a silk dress invited you in to have a look and you said, "What the hell?" We could talk of Rome's physical beauty--the summer sky a deep blue that you never see anywhere else or the sun glinting through the trees overhanging the sluggish Tiber. That's closer because it speaks of a place whose spirit both ephemeral and eternal. For me, Rome is that speechless, lightness in my chest as I look up at the column of sunlight that descends from the dome of the Pantheon, the same as it did for the Caesars, the Goths, the Popes and the Renaissance masters they employed.Recommended for:
- Rome and SurroundsMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 25, 2013
One of the best cities!!!! Historically there is so much to see. Foodies rejoice, there is nothing more tasty than an Italian Pizza or a bowl of pasta. There are luxurious accommodations or great hostels for budget travelers. I can never stop wandering or gaping at the beautiful architecture.Recommended for:
- Rome and SurroundsMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 28, 2013
What a magical city. Rome is filled with history and romance. Whether you're an art lover, love Italian food (like I do!), or love life, Rome is an excellent place to soak in pleasure in sights, sounds, and food.Recommended for:
- Rome and SurroundsCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Jul 11, 2014
Rome is my favorite city in the world. You can't walk a block without seeing something old and historic. Walking home after a night out at bars lands you in front of some grand Papal Church or a wall dating back to the Ancient era.
Roman street food is also amazing. Pick up some Roman pizza (notably pizza bianca) and some suppli' (fried risotto balls), and it's enough to fill you up for more walking.
There is no end to the awesomeness in Rome. I spent a month here walking from day to night each day and still wanted more.Recommended for:
- Rome and SurroundsMember ofFoodiesStudentsLuxury Travelers+ 2Jun 25, 2014
The point about Rome is that this antique city has to be made by foot, because there will be definitely a monument to see right about the corner. It's filled with landmarks that will make your head spin. That's it's charm and disadvantage at the same time since all closes nearly after sunset, and makes it like a dead city. I managed to see everything in this single trip of 3 days that I would not visit Rome again.Recommended for:
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- Rome and SurroundsMay 17, 2013
Ah, the eternal city...it just makes me want to use cliches and hyperbole. AMAZING! I don't think I can spend enough time here to truly see the joys Rome has to offer. More spacious and sunny than Florence but still with the art and culture of it's Tuscan cousin, less expensive and more friendly than Paris, (just) but with plenty of beautiful landmarks and food...I just adore it.
- Rome and SurroundsApr 23, 2013
Rome is one of those cities I could visit time and time again. There's something for everyone - fantastic food, amazing shopping and most importantly the history. This is a city just dripping in history. It's affected so much of the world throughout the ages and to see it first hand it truly incredible.
- Rome and SurroundsMar 27, 2013
I was 15 when I went to Rome, Italy and some major surrounding areas. If you go to Italy, don't expect a lot of pasta; pasta is Chinese! Watch out for the Itallian men, as all they want is an American girl for a VISA to get into the United States. One of my favorite places was a hydrofoil boat ride (lightining fast!!) to Napoli. I would do it all over again! At night, be very aware of your surroundings, and if at all possible, go with a group. You WILL enjoy yourself more and have the ecurity of knowing that you are safe.
- Rome and SurroundsJul 05, 2012
I love Rome for the history and the secrets in every alley and courtyard. I was born in Italy and lived briefly in the Eternal City. My best experiences in Rome center on the modern people and the ancient history. My aunt, a nun near Rome took us into the Vatican and we experienced the hidden treasures, the Pope's private chapel with art unseen in museums. I meet a Franciscan monk originally from Nigeria near Trevi fountain we spoke philosophy in a near by cafe, and was invited to a pilgrimage to the near by hills of Rome where ancient Christians hid in caves to avoid capture. There I met an Australian who managed the Vatican's Telecommunication systems and got to visit the modern parts of Vatican City, seeing Nuns from all over the world answering the Vatican switchboards.
Of course there is so much more to experience in Rome then the Vatican. Go along the old city walls and view the ancient artifacts. And most important meet the people of Rome, talk to them and they will open their hearts and doors to you.
- Rome and SurroundsJul 04, 2012
Rome and Surrounds are a great place to visit any time of the year. Mostly the weather is nice and it usually gets cold in the month of January and February. The particular characteristic of Rome's weather is that it can get very humid, and that might make you feel a little unprepared, but the really cold days are not many. Maybe one or two days in a row, but never for more than a week.
- Rome and SurroundsJul 04, 2012
Here in Rome a living piece of history reminds us that not all masterpieces are sitting or hanging in a museum. Libraries are places filled with life and people in my opinion - wondrous places filled with roads to lead us to incredible places. This place I rave about in Rome is a library, a humble affair of only 200,000 volumes. As I understand it some 50% of the collection has been classified as national monuments. Famous for its books on the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, the beautiful collection of bibles, with texts on Italian literature and theatre from the 15th to the 18th century are superlative. Living history, a little off the beaten and Peter Kilby and Perfect Traveller recommend it as a must see when you are next in Rome!
The Biblioteca Angelica is located in Piazza S. Agostino, 8 (Rome) – opening hours: Monday, Friday and Saturday from 8.30 - 13.45 and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.30 - 19.00
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