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ROME DESTINATION GUIDE

"There are so many wow moments in Rome and you've really got to see all the ancient masterpieces with your own eyes to believe it. After hopping around all the icons, don't forget to take a step back with a gelato in hand and embrace 'la dolce far niente' - the sweetness of doing nothing."

Travel Director
Rome at a glance
With a monumental history, artistic wonders, mouthwatering cuisine and a dolce vita lifestyle, few cities can rival the Eternal CIty. If you want to go from the ancient wonders like the Colosseum, to the treasures of the Vatican, to the secret piazzas and local gelaterias, join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and follow the iconic road to Rome.
Currency
Euro
Winter avg temp
8°C
Summer avg temp
26°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Capital City
Rome
Language
Italian
Good Morning
Buongiorno
Good Evening
Buonasera

What to pack for Rome

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Italian phrasebook

You’ll find it easier to connect with the locals after learning a few phrases in their mother tongue, and you’ll love the feel of speaking this passionate language.

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A fancy outfit

The Romans are famous for their chic and effortless dress sense, and if you’re looking to spend a night on the town, be sure to dress the part with your own elegant outfit.

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Good walking shoes

One of the best parts of a Rome holiday is wandering the streets and piazzas, so bring a comfortable pair of walking shoes that can take on the cobblestone streets.

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A blank journal

You’ll find pockets of inspiration at every turn in Rome, and a notebook will come in handy for collecting special memories, creative sketches and traditional Italian recipes.

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Room in your suitcase

From the boutiques of Monti to the delicious market finds, be sure to leave room in your suitcase for all your special souvenirs, like a bottle of your favourite Roman wine.

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