Rome is one of the most visited cities in Europe and even in the world. The historical charge you feel on the streets of this city you can't feel anywhere else, but to make sure you see all that Rome has to offer you need a well thought out plan and some tips and ideas from us.
Don't try to visit everything
Rome is a big city filled with bits of history and places to visit at every turn, yet you can't tick all of these off in a 3-4 day trip to Rome. So make sure you make a list of the most important sights for you, otherwise you'll feel pressed for time and you'll only be in a rush. To get better organised, use a sightseeing map to make it easier to group your sights by day.
Don't be fooled by "Skip the line" offers in front of tourist attractions
Rome is a busy city at any time of the year, so if you opt to purchase a ticket from the physical ticket offices of the tourist attractions expect a fairly long queue.
Once there, you will be approached by people who will offer you "skip the line" at double the normal ticket price. If you don't want to wait in line, the most profitable solution is to buy your ticket online directly from the tourist sites, so you will pay the right amount without being fooled by other people's offers. Another option is the ticket offices in the tourist attractions.
Compare several souvenir shops before you buy
The most common souvenirs in Rome (magnets, statuettes, keychains, etc.) start at €1, however you will notice that the same product can be found elsewhere for €5 or more. So try not to shop at the first store you come across.
Avoid heels and uncomfortable footwear
The distance between sights is relatively short, so you won't need to hop from one bus to another. However, the streets are cobbled or full of cobblestones that will make walking a pain with inappropriate footwear. Pack your most comfortable shoes, your feet will thank you!
Allocate part of your budget to shopping
If you are planning a holiday in Rome in early spring or autumn, you should know that it is the perfect time to shop. During these periods the shops have the biggest discounts and you are sure to find something to your liking, as Italy is known worldwide by fashion lovers. To make sure you don't miss out on the most famous shopping areas of Rome, we have prepared an article just for you. here.
Don't plan too rigorously
Yes, you'll definitely need a route planned before you arrive in Rome, but don't try to plan your holiday in Rome down to the minute because it will be impossible to keep to your schedule. Try to create your plan by days and allocate enough time to each objective, the visits and walks will take longer than you expect. In addition, to make it easier for you, you can take inspiration from our Rome holiday plan here.