Rome Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Pickpockets and Purse-Snatchers

    Hello guys. I'm describing my experience in Rome hoping that it will help someone avoid being robbed. So I was in Rome alone, walking and sightseeing. I was near Colliseum when some guy came to me and...

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  • 2. Beggars and Cons

    If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is… The old adage is a good one to remember when in Rome and dealing with some of the shadier people that prey on naive tourists. Hubby and I have...

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  • 3. Train Stations

    8.a.m on the June 13-2014: I arrived at Roma Tiburtina station. got onto the Florence-bound Italo train and put my bag on the rack of coach number 6. When the train was still standing at the platform,...

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  • 4. Proper Clothing

    There is a dress code if you are to visit St. Peter's Basilica. Shorts are not allowed for men or women, Tank tops, bare shoulders or short skirts are not permitted. Dress appropriately or they will...

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  • 5. Traffic

    We are taught to walk on the sidewalk and not cross except at the striped pedestrian crossings. In fact, here in the States legal protection is related to using pedestrian crosswalks. Pedestrians do...

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  • 6. Police Behavior

    I was photographing the Trevi Fountain at night with my college classmates, for which you need a tripod to mount your camera on as there are slow shutter speeds used. There was absolutely no problem...

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  • 7. Handicaps

    If you are in a wheelchair - Rome is possible but it is very hair raising. Cobblestones are enough to kill you. Tree roots. Crowds of people determined not to lose their place in the queue. Hills!...

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  • 8. Riots in Rome

    Rome is a capital city in a major country in Europe. It is also the home to a large number of political demonstrations that sometimes get out of hand. See a...

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  • 9. Don't Eat Here

    When I posted some of my initial comments about Rome on "that other major social network" a number of my friends were really surprised by the fact that my wife...

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  • 10. Please Pick Up Your Garbage

    Based on a forum discussion this morning I wrote this tip this should be a reminder to all who travel or visit anywhere.Please be considerate of others and pick...

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  • 11. Avoiding the pitfalls

    Because I'm covering multiple corners of Italy, and because certain things to be aware of apply to virtually all of them, I've grouped those under my 'An...

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  • 12. TEMPO BRUTO in Rome !

    Rome is certainly located in the south of Europe close to the Mediterranean Sea but that does not mean that the temperature is all the year above 20°C and that...

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  • 13. pavements...

    Walking with the stroller is not quite easy for mom and dad as pavements are full of motorbikes ,also my dad sometimes parks his own on the pavement...as soon...

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  • 14. Ferragosto Closures

    August is the month when most Europeans tend to take their summer holiday and so it is the peak of the tourist season for the more popular destinations. Such...

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  • 15. Taxi Driver at Vatican Museum

    I took a taxi from the queue as I stepped out of the Vatican Museum. For the short trip to Piazza Navone, the taxi meter showed 21 Euros. At the piazza, I was...

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  • 16. METRO TRAIN DOORS

    Although I do think the warning signs are a bit more scary than they need to be, use some caution around the doors on Metro Trains. They don’t stay in the...

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  • 17. ITALIAN PASTA DIET

    Pasta DietITALIAN PASTA DIET IT REALLY WORKS !! - However -- consider this comment:Ciao Carol, I enjoyed your pasta diet but I think if I followed the diet, I...

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  • 18. Taxi from airports will overcharge

    Be careful when getting a cab from the airport to your hotel. The prices we were quoted at the airport were much higher than the 40 euros we expected to pay....

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  • 19. Rental Car return at Fiumicino

    I've never thought of myself as directionally challenged (by which I mean both that I can usually navigate well, and I can read), but the rental car return at...

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  • 20. Trattoria Der Pallaro - restaurant to AVOID

    We went there because our favorite guide book writer - Rick Steve - recommended it in his latest Italy 2010 book. He is usually very good with his suggestions,...

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  • 21. Pickpockets

    To prevent theft, I put my money/passport in a money belt then you can still carry a purse that goes across your body. I just keep a hand on it in a crowd, but...

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  • 22. Price for Seating and Standing in Bar

    Everything was nice except that I had to pay 5Euro for each hot chocolate with additional 15% service charge. The so-called Ristorante, Pizzeria and Bar Bella...

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  • 23. Should I rent a scooter to see Rome?

    NO - NO - NO !!Scooter (motorino) rules are simple in Rome - NO RULES! For people who live here – and who have been ”taught” this system – this can be a great...

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  • 24. Water especially for drinking

    The sale of bottled water is a thriving business in Rome. Generally, we do not drink the tap water, even though it is, of course, treated. The problem is with...

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  • 25. The free ride game

    Italians in every city I have lived - but more particularly in Rome - love to play the free ride game and NEVER buy a ticket to ride the local bus. Well, as...

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