Travel guide: Rome

Rome is without a doubt one the most beautiful cities in the world.

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Travel guide: Rome

Each month thousands of tourists flood the city from around the world to admire its history, Roman art, and architecture. This pocket guide will make it easier to uncover Rome, we've compiled everything from travel to food to what to see so that you enjoy the city in all its glory.

The most convenient way of getting around Rome is by public transport. In Rome, buses run 24 hours a day across the city. Thankfully, bus tickets are also valid on the metro within the time validity of the ticket. Your ticket validation begins when you punch it into the ticket counter found on both the bus and in the subway.

Ten places to visit, eat, and dance:

Piazza Navona

This beautiful square is built on the site where the Stadium of Domitian was founded back in 86 AD. The square is encircled by buzzing restaurants and terraces giving Piazza Navona a lively atmosphere during the day as well as night.  Embedded content: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0q1OYmhpQx/

The Colosseum

It would be crazy to not visit the most internationally recognized symbol of Rome. The Colosseum has a long and extensive history.

EU members between 18 and 25 years old can purchase a discounted ticket at 2 euros and under 18s visit for free.

Roman Forum

Brace yourself, entering the huge archeological site of the Roman Forum at first may feel overwhelming. However, once you start roaming through the ruins, your imagination will wander to life back in 500 B.C. Embedded content: https://www.instagram.com/p/BfivLXig5tn/

Villa Borghese

This is the largest public park in Rome and is highly favoured by locals. This park contains buildings, sculptures, fountains and a gallery open to the public.

Otaleg

Otaleg has been selling some of the best gelatos since 2012. Did you notice that the name is simply “gelato” spelled backward? Embedded content: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmu0DOZFwsz/

Trapizzino

Pizzaiolo Stefano Callegari invented the trapizzino in 2009, merging the triangular shape of the popular tramezzino sandwich with pizza dough. He fills his creations with Roman classics and for 4 euros you can fill up while on the go. 

Roscioli Caffè

The Roscioli Caffè is the place for coffee guzzlers and pastry lovers. The backroom, which offers table service, serves everything from sandwiches and pastries on to a selection of cheese, cured meats, cocktails, and wine. Embedded content: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0LcTKloXfY/

The Jerry Thomas Project

Very small but very exclusive. In true speakeasy style, you need to know the password to enter. Take a seat on their big sofa while the mixologists blow your mind and fill your cups.

Macchésietivenutiafà

Located in the heart of Trastevere, this bar is loosely translated to mean ‘What the hell are you doing here? Macchésietivenutiafà offers a huge selection of craft beers and is said to be the place for making new friends.

Voodoo Bar

Voodoo Bar is the place to see and be seen. Partygoers spend the night sipping on fruity cocktails as they dance the night away to live music and DJ sets. If it all gets too overwhelming, guests can migrate to their ‘chilling zone’ where you can get a massage. Added plus, this bar is free entry. Embedded content: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bir08kUHfaW/

__Honourable mention: Visit the Trevi Fountain, it's beautiful.

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