As you walk along outside of the Colosseum, you will see many methods used to take your money – horses wait patiently with their carriages for their next fare, hawkers selling sunglasses, toys, and... more
If you go down the long road in front of St Peter, direction Catel Sant'Angelo, (via della conciliazione) there is a restaurant called Don chichote was Universal bar) (but you cannot see the name from... more
TOURIST TRAP YES, BUT IT COST NOTHING TO SEE, IT'S JUST STEPS. Socialize and unwind in the fountain square down below the steps. The water is drinkable also, so have a sip. Take a picture on the steps... more
The Trevi Fountain is something that you can't miss when visiting Rome! It's a wonderful sight, and well worth a look. Just beware when you're in the area that there are Asian guys wandering around... more
Rome of course is a beautiful Romantic Place to visit, so people are playing on your emotions and wallet, when they try to offer /sell couples roses. I am really switched on to these things and call... more
When first in Rome, it is not out of the ordinary for gelati or ice cream lovers like me, to have a gelati from the first vendor they see. BEWARE! Do not be tempted to buy your gelati from one of the... more
It happened to us & to many tourists we spoke with. When shopping at the souvenier shops near the Vatican our purchases were deliberately added up wrong and we were deliberately given wrong change... more
Large crowds and long waiting time. Watch for pickpockets in the crowds. If you are a pensioner, remember to take your passport with you to the pay box as its FREE entrance for pensioners. Show the... more
While Piazza Navona may be a beautiful place to sit, eat and people watch, you should be advised that the restaurants in Piazza Navona are expensive and the food is not good at all. Don't eat in... more
We (3 of us) had a nasty experience on our way to visit the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel. As we walked down the street from St. Peter's Basillica towards the Vatican museum to book our tickets, we... more
DON'T DO IT!!! Although the marketing concept is great, in actuality these tours are miserable and a complete waste of your time. There are several companies that provide these open-top city tours,... more
On a typical summer day the average person needs to bring at least a couple of bottles of water to view the forum. The vast majority of people don't, and when faced with the desert like reality, they... more
i ordered an espresso at a cafe just outside the basilica and was charged $7 because i sat at a table. you can avoid this by always standing at the bar to drink the coffee, like everyone else. i was... more
Something called the Time Elevator...a stationary amusement park "ride" coupled with a historical lesson about Rome, located near the Vitorriano. I was talked into this thing by a friend, and agreed... more
We went to Café Vaticano knowing that is was likely a tourist trap, considering it is directly across the street from the entrance to the Vatican Museum. However, we didn’t expect it to be as bad as... more
I exchanged USD400.- into Euro in Maccorp Italiana S.p.A. in Pisa train station. They charge me 19.9% service in addition to a Servizio Fisso of Euro3,90. I think that is unreasonably high. The buying... more
When we arrived at the Pantheon, it was closed. It had been closed for some time and was not due to re-open until the day after we were there in 1998. We had gotten up at the crack of dawn, walked... more
I note another reader is irked by the cost of a Coke from the vans, but the real trap is to overlook the delightful small museum in the grounds of Villa Borghese. If you like art even a teeny bit, it... more
Without a doubt, Rome is my favourite city in this world. There is little to dislike about Rome, and too much to love for a short introductory paragraph. Even listing random non-descriptive positives...
I have had a fascination with the Eternal City since I was child. The history and the art and the spirituality speak out across the centuries to stir something deep within me.
Within the last nine......