Rome City Guide Introduction

Rome City Guide Introduction - Rome, Italy

Rome is the Eternal City, a treasure inside and out. The Colosseum, the Catacombs and the Pantheon are all among Europe's first tier of ancient sites. But Rome isn't just a gloriously ancient city. It's also a glorious medieval city, a glorious Renaissance city and a glorious modern city.

Funky neighborhoods like Trastevere and San Lorenzo set a hip tone. And then there's the culinary side of the equation. Delectable cuisine is the rule here, not the exception. Whether you eat traditional Italian food, go the modern fusion route or choose a low-key cafés for sustenance, you should leave delightfully sated.

And on top of all that, you might just catch the Pope in Rome, preaching to the faithful.

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Welcome to EuroCheapo's guide to Rome. We've got advice for you on every aspect of your Rome trip.

• Get a room: Rome has plenty of budget hotels to fit every traveler. Start by reading our reviews of the best cheap hotels in Rome.

• Get psyched: Our Rome budget tips will show you how to save big in Rome.

• Get moving: Our guides for Rome transportation and getting into Rome from the airport will get you both in and around town.

• Get ideas: Visit the EuroCheapo Rome blog for ideas, tips and interesting things to do while in Rome.


From our Rome blog

When flying between the United States and Europe, you probably know that it’s best to pack light. After all, the less luggage you have to haul around town the better. Related: 10 tips for packing for a two-week Eur ... read

Whether you are seeking designer dresses or cheap chic, Rome has some of the best places to shop in Italy. The names of Italy’s finest designers sit alongside independent boutiques and market stalls as shopping in Rome ... read

Preparing to take off for a big European adventure? You’ve got your flights and hotels booked, and are already thinking about what to pack. The anticipation can be so much fun. However, as responsible Cheapos, we m ... read

One of the best things about Rome is that even though it’s a bustling city of almost 3 million people, there are still plenty of green spaces and tranquil areas. Next time you need a break from the crowds, head to one ... read

Rome gets hot and crowded in the summer, and after a few days of walking around the city and seeing the sights, you’re likely to need some rest. Why not cool down and relax at one of the nearby beaches? There are s ... read

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