Rome Travel Guide

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Posted 2022-10-16 by Lynne Vertannesfollow
The world has opened up again and travel is now back on the agenda. It's time to start planning that long-awaited holiday. Get your suitcase out of storage and your passport from your drawer - maybe you need to renew your passport and if so, click here for all the details .

Italy has always been a destination renowned for shopping, food, wine, beautiful scenery and historic cities and none more famous than Rome. Full of ancient relics, cobblestone streets, and beautiful churches and with so much to see, it is a good idea to plan your visits to these wonderful attractions with a knowledgeable tour guide. It can make all the difference on your experience. You can walk around and take in the awe of The Colosseum and Sistine Chapel, (just to name a few!) but you will miss out on the how, why, who and fascinating insights that only a seasoned, knowledgeable guide can provide you with. You will also have priority when entering and access to areas that you may not otherwise be privy to. I used Viator for tours to The Sistine Chapel, Vatican and St Peters Basilica. The Colosseum and Palatine Hill are definitely not to be missed. You will get the most amazing view from here and the gardens are very pretty. There is so much history surrounding these iconic places, that it's worth spending a couple of hours under the guidance of a knowledgeable guide.

A great hotel to stay in Rome, because of its excellent location, is the 4 star boutique hotel, Dharma Luxury Hotel. It is a stone's throw to Termini station, the 2nd largest railway station in Europe! Don't let that daunt you because the station is a hub for public transport inside Rome with the bus station and metro lines. It is very easy to travel around Rome by train. Allow yourself plenty of time to orient yourself and find your designated train from the 33 platforms. I travelled from Rome to Venice and it was a very pleasant trip. Via Nazionale is also very close by and is a major street lined with fabulous shops. Other places within walking distance of the hotel ar the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and the Spanish Steps.

The rooms are comfortable and a reasonable size, with an ensuite bathroom. Staff are friendly and speak English. Enjoy a meal from a choice of 2 of the hotel's restaurants, Cotto and Cucina Nazionale with a 10% discount on the A La Carte Menu for hotel guests. Room rates will vary, depending on the time of year, room type and the number of guests. I chose this hotel because of its great location. My room rate also included airport pickup and transfer to the hotel, which is a time saver and very nice to be met at the airport on arrival, this is one less thing for you to worry about.

My 2 top tips for Rome:

  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking.
  • Book tours in advance to avoid disappointment.

  • Have a wonderful holiday (you may need to buy another suitcase if you enjoy all the shopping!)

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