Lazio Tourist Traps

  • Glaidators at the Coliseum
    Glaidators at the Coliseum
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  • Ready For The Horde Of Tourists!
    Ready For The Horde Of Tourists!
    by GuitarStan
  • Spanish Steps
    Spanish Steps
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Lazio Tourist Traps

  • Colosseum Gladiators

    Rome Tourist Traps

    Alright, so part of me knew what I was getting into when I decided to take a tacky picture with someone dressed up as a gladiator in front of the Colosseum, but I thought what the heck? So what if I want to bring home a tacky souvenir?! But what I wasn't prepared for was when, after we'd done our bit (which Sylvain more or less willingly ended up...

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  • Eating Out

    Rome Tourist Traps

    I was starving and decided to eat dinner at a restaurant nearby the Trevi Fountain (mistake no.1). The guy at the front enthusiastically pushed me in (mistake no. 2) and I obliged. Lets just say that I ended up paying 93 euros (thats right 93 damn euros for one person) for the following: -1 steak (66 euros) which was impossibly tough, full of fat...

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  • Taxis

    Rome Tourist Traps

    Basically don't take a taxi....it's the only sure fire way.....they all pretty much are out to rip off tourists which is annoying and tiring. Some even get their meter altered by shady mechanics to get almost triple the normal taxi fares of a regular driver. Also the weird thing is if you ever call a taxi they charge you depending on the time it...

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  • Street Vendors

    Rome Tourist Traps

    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 me unromantic, but I would not be wanting someone to buy me an overpriced rose that someone is tormenting him to buy. Anyway you sort of smile and say...

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  • Souvenir Shops

    Rome Tourist Traps

    OK, the main purpose of this tip is to share this photo, taken at a souvenir stall near the Colosseum. Presumably people buy these – would you?! We didn’t ... nor did we go for the plastic centurion’s helmet at the same stall. Certainly tacky souvenirs abound in Rome, perhaps more than I’ve seen in many other destinations, and you could throw away...

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  • Sistine Chapel

    Rome Tourist Traps

    Those complaining about paying 12 Euros to see some of the world's greatest and most important pieces have no business being in Rome. 12 Euros is scrapping the barrel, it's about as inexpensive as you can get for anything. Those screaming 'tourist trap' - please - the Chapel's location is where it is for historical reasons. It's not a Disney...

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  • Colosseum

    Rome Tourist Traps

    Go early to avoid the massive queues. When you see Rome on tv or in films you always see the Collaseum. Like the Eifel Tower in France or the Taj Mahal in India. So you should visit it whilst in Rome just so you can point and say 'been there' . No alternative. Just go and have a look-see.

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  • Tours

    Rome Tourist Traps

    My mom and I decided to go to Bici Baci Vespa tours. We figured it was sort of dumb, but what the hell right? Wrong. Even though we told them we had both never been on a vespa before, they allowed me to drive one on the VERY crowded street just outside of their location. After a minute and a half of lessons I was out on the road, and was in an...

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  • Trevi Fountain

    Rome Tourist Traps

    No but seriously...such a beautiful fountain....once again ruined by too many people and so many other people trying to sell you useless *** while your there. I'm sure in this day and age everyone has their own camera and they don't need a random man at the fountain selling you pictures for 5 or 10 euros. Try the gellato place right there tho its...

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  • Spanish Steps

    Rome Tourist Traps

    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 to say you been there, done that. Walk up and back down...sit on the steps and have a conversation. I myself had a smoke and enjoy the scenery Trevi...

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  • Coffee Break

    Rome Tourist Traps

    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 clueless and had to learn the hard way. i think the real price is around 2 euros.

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  • Gelati

    Rome Tourist Traps

    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 vendors selling from a trailer along the road. You will pay anything up to three times the price of the same gelati in one of the little shops that...

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  • Piazza Navona

    Rome Tourist Traps

    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 Piazza Navona instead sit at the fountain or if you have to sit in a patio, order just a coffee, although expensive it is 5euros or less and the coffee is...

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  • Water Fountains

    Rome Tourist Traps

    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 become victims of the conveniently located street sellers and their over priced water. So long as you have a container there really isn't any need to...

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  • Money Exchange

    Rome Tourist Traps

    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 rate was already high at 1.69397. I want to lodge a complain, anyone knows the Authority that supervise money exchanger? Although in the web-site of...

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  • Pantheon

    Rome Tourist Traps

    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 down a mountain, caught a bus to Formia Station and spent an hour on the train then walked and walked and walked some more, only to be disappointed to...

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  • Cafe Vaticano

    Rome Tourist Traps

    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 it was. It’s a cafeteria style restaurant. You go up to the counter and order something that is already made and has probably been sitting there for...

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  • Time Elevator

    Rome Tourist Traps

    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 to it because I needed a history lesson about Rome. The information it gives is minimal at best, and the stationary "ride" made me feel nauseous for...

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  • As nice as the cabbies are in Gaeta

    Be aware that if you don't speak the language well and look like a tourist you are likely to attract the odd one who will offer you the world in tourist opportunities (i.e. sights) and charge you the earth. I knew where I wanted to go but had to call upon an English speaking driver to translate my destination to the next in line taxi. All that I...

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    My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Santa Maria for three nights at the end of a three week trip...

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  • Idria Hotel

    Via Giovanni Pascoli 26, Tivoli, 00019, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Grand Hotel Le Rocce

    GRAND HOTEL LE ROCCE $47.00 to $95.00 USD Panoramic beach view Beach, Near the Sea, Bar,...

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  • Ostia Antica Park

    Good room in a modern hotel just at the outskirts of Ostia Borgo (town), one minute drive from town,...

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  • B&B Torre Di Vico

    I spent 3 wonderful days in Viterbo, a wonderful medieval town not far from Rome and Tuscany. I...

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  • Tenuta dell'Argento Resort

    Colline dell'Argento s.n.c., Civitavecchia, 00053, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Moresco Park Hotel

    via Fontana della Camera 3, Sperlonga, 04029, Italy

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Castel Gandolfo

    Via de Zecchini 27, Castel Gandolfo, 00040, Italy

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Imperiale

    After reading some of the reviews we were pleasantly surprised with the hotel in Fiuggi chosen by...

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