Mapeasy's Guide to Rome is a great thing to have in your kit during a stay in Rome. It is printed on waterproof and almost indestructible paper. It is detailed and accurate. There is a ton of information on it.
It is designed to be traveler friendly and easy to use.
It such a waste of time looking for a map in a place like Rome when it is so easy to buy one at your local bookstore. So make the most of your time in Rome and arrive ready to go.
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Do not forget to forget your umbrelas:)
We were carrying with us one and... no chance for a rain even in December when we have been there... This is Rome not Bergen...
Photo Equipment: A good camera !
Miscellaneous: Do not forget a good map. I was surprised to find everywhere maps for free but you can find marked on them only the most known places. If you really want to "touch" everything find a good one and do not forget to make a complete documentation before going there... at least on VT :)
Otherwise you will pass just few meters away from small treasures...
Miscellaneous: a city map! you absolutely want to take a rather precis city map along! For instance in Trastevere there are lots of curvy and winding vicolos (alleys), you will loose yourself if you don't have a good map of the area...
Sun glasses is a must. Comfy shoes, although I use high heels and can't change that... :)
Miscellaneous: Water for drinking, esp. in summer, as it's hot. OXYGEN. pollution is enormous, beauty demands sacrificies ;). a MAP, that you can get in the tourist information (it will have also Metro schemes).
Take some VERY GOOD WALKING SHOES !!
To discover Rome The best way, you should go on foot.
Miscellaneous: A good detailed map of Rome.
( We planned in advance what we really wanted to see and this helped us a lot as we were only there for 3 days )
No specific clothing is needed: when it's summer it's hot and when it's winter it's cold ... I'm a genius I know :-).
Apart from kidding you need a light pull only if you plan to go to the beach in the night cause it's usually moderately windy.
Miscellaneous: If you plan to drive in Rome pls get a detailed map, not simply a touristic one ! Do not rely at all on the ones that rent-a-car companies distribute: they can give you only a generic idea ... get a detailed map, it's definitely worthy of, you save time and sometimes you save yourself as well :-)