Holidays in Rome: tips, addresses, tourist attractions
Rome is an Italian city located in the central part of the country. It has been the Italian capital since 1871. With its 2,722,900 inhabitants, the city of Rome is the largest municipality in Italy, but it is still smaller than the one in Naples or Milan. Known for its Baroque and Renaissance style, Rome is the third most visited European city, just behind London and Paris.
Tip When you go out in the evening or even at noon, know that the choice is to leave the tip entirely on you. This means that nothing obliges you to do that, and if you leave nothing, it is unlikely that you will be frowned upon. However, if you see that your bill has been increased, know that it is a bottle of mineral water that has been charged to you. Entertainment As for visits, the churches are free. In museums, tickets range between € 8 and € 15 per person. And if you have problems with choosing the right attractions, do not hesitate to go to one of the information points, well located in the city center. Indeed, they replace the tourist office, but there you can find city maps, passes and tips. These checkpoints are open every day, from 9.30 to 19.00. In the Visitor Center you have the opportunity to discover exhibitions of models of imperial forums.
The presentation of Italian cuisine is greatly influenced by the rural environment, but also by Jewish culture. It is known in the world as quite simple, but at the same time tasty, healthy and above all nutritious. Pasta is mostly consumed, of course, but also meat, especially white meat. Fish is also appreciated. However, it is a product that is still very expensive. Several dishes are vegetable-based dishes. You will find Roman artichokes on the list. A tradition in Rome says that you must eat gnocchi on Thursday. Friday is a place for fish, more precisely, cod. Finally, Saturday is a day for trips. As a side dish, Italians prefer white or red wine. So, wine bars are places you can see everywhere.
Rome is an ancient city, with churches and fountains that reveal its history. Churches If you are passionate about churches, a complete list of churches in Rome will guide you on your visit. Start by visiting St. Peter’s Basilica, then continue the day through the Vatican Museums. Here you can see the Sistine Chapel, Raffel’s room, but also the Pinakothek. Other churches not to be missed are the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Majeure, Saint-Pierre-auk-Liens, Trinite-des-Monts. Gardens Discover the magnificent gardens of Villa Medici. As for the fountain, you have about fifteen. Among the most famous and visited are the Venetian Square, the Bee Fountain and the Trevi Fountain.
Hotels The city of Rome offers several accommodation options. Here you will find different hotels. For the most modest budgets, you have to choose between a dormitory, a youth dormitory, a religious institution or a smaller hotel. Camping can be another solution. Camping During the summer, it is quite difficult to find accommodation, so camping can be a good plan for your trip or weekend in Rome. A special edition is dedicated to camping. It is available in Italian bookstores. Here you can find all campsites in Rome. Prices vary between € 20 and € 30 for 2 people (prices recorded in June 2021). There is a special rate for children. Hostels are everywhere in Rome. If you haven’t booked online, don’t forget the AJ card, available in France.