What are the top tips for travelers to Rome?

March 8, 2017 By Airline Ticket Centre
  1. DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT TAKE A TAXI FROM THE AIRPORT. My family and I flew into CIA and, after getting through customs and whatnot, attempted to get a taxi. A sign with a legal regulation on it stated that a trip inside the Aurelian walls would cost 30 euros. My dad spotted a taxi driver and asked how much it would cost for a ride to our AirBnB. He showed the driver his phone, which displayed the location as well as the wall. Now, I know that these people don’t speak English very well, and I don’t expect them to. But the guy says, and I quote, “Costs 50 euro. For me is outside wall.” We ended up taking a bus, which was 24 euros for 4 people – cheaper than a non-lying taxi driver.
  2. Go away from tourist attractions for good food. Many restaurants near tourist attractions like the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and Colosseum have gained popularity for simply being in a good area. Of course, there are a few exceptions, but for the most part this is true.
  3. Purchase tickets online. There are almost always shorter lines to use online tickets, and sometimes it even costs less. Some attractions (The colosseum in particular) will not allow you to scan your tickets on your phone, so try to print them ahead of time as well.
  4. EAT ALL THE GELATO! Seriously. Let go of your diet, your WeightWatchers, whatever it is. You’re on vacation. Make sure to vary your choices! Check on TripAdvisor to find the best places in town.
  5. Stay inside for the hottest part of the day. It’s in your best interests to get up early, take a nap after lunch, and stay out late. It stays pretty warm until 10pm or so, and it’s incredibly hot out between 2pm-10pm