The capital city of Italy, Rome is one of the most amazing cities in Europe. Its incredible architecture, well-preserved historic attractions, and charming cobblestone streets will make you understand pretty fast why it’s called the Eternal City. Learn all about them through The Travel Bunny’s free Rome travel guide and easily plan your upcoming adventure!
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and visiting the most important things will definitely take you around a week. It is completely doable, it’s actually what I did when I traveled with my husband during our own Rome Holiday.
Where to stay in Rome
Rome can look pretty expensive when you take a first glance at the accommodation prices. As if that wasn’t enough, the Eternal City is very popular with tourists, so you need to book your stay well in advance. To help you find a solution to where to stay in Rome, fin this free Rome travel guide I added where we stayed during our holiday in Rome. Obviously, I did a lot of research before choosing where to stay in Rome, and besides our bed and breakfast, I also found affordable hotels and budget hostels in Rome. Have a look below for some inspiration!
Where to stay in Rome on a budget? After lots of research, we found the perfect spot! Discover I Pini di Roma and book the best place to stay in Rome!
Searching for affordable hotels in Rome? Look no further! The Travel Bunny researched for weeks and came up with a list of the best budget hotels in Rome!
Hostels in Rome: the best option to stay in Rome on a budget while making new friends from all over the world. The best choices for budget travelers.
How to get to Rome
Flying to Rome is easy, as there are many flights coming to and leaving from the airports of Rome. Both airports are served by frequent trains and shuttle bus lines, so it’s not difficult to get to Rome by plane.
Buses and trains operating throughout Italy provide even more options to get to Rome. Not to mention that getting there by car is also a good option if you have more time at your disposal and want to take in the scenery along the way.
In our free Rome travel guide, however, we will focus on how to get to Rome from the airport, from the nearest port, and by train.
Find out how to get to Rome from any of its two international airports: Ciampino or Fiumicino.
From the port
Find out how to get to Rome from the nearest port, Civitavecchia. This is where all the cruise ships stop.
Find out how to get to Rome using national and international railway services.
Getting around Rome
Public transport + map
Find out how much tickets cost and choose the most convenient option for the length of your stay.
Rome private transport
Thinking about taking a taxi in the Eternal City? Or perhaps about renting a Vespa or a car?
History of Rome
Once the capital of the Roman Empire, it’s obvious that Rome has a long, incredible, and complicated history. It basically took over the world and ruled over one-fifth of the Globe’s population. Later on, in the Middle Ages, Rome became an artistic and cultural capital city, launching new currents that were then adopted worldwide.
In our free Rome travel guide, we’ll go through a quick timeline of Rome’s history. With enough details to get the big picture, while keeping it short.
What to see in Rome
Obviously, the main reason travelers visit Rome is because of its amazing tourist attractions. The most iconic is the Colosseum. Other must-sees are the Roman Forum, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Navona, Fontana di Trevi, and it all gets complicated once we get to the amazing churches you’ll find in Rome.
To keep things simple, in our free Rome travel guide, I sorted everything by type of attraction, featuring the best of the best for each sightseeing attraction. However, that doesn’t mean you’ll only discover the stuff you find on every travel website, but also things that are dear to me or to us, and that are often overlooked by regular tourists.
Then, to make it easier for you to visit, there is an electronic map putting everything together. That way, wherever you are in Rome, you can just open it up, check out what’s next to you and decide what you want to see.
Rome Archaeological Sites: Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Domus Aurea, Forums of Caesar, Augusto and Trajan, Baths of Caracalla and Diocletian, and others.
Circuses and amphitheaters in Rome: from the Colosseum, the symbol of the Eternal City, to the vast Circus Maximus and the charming Theater of Marcellus.
Top museums in Rome, plus other great museums in Italy’s capital city. Read all about them and learn their opening times and ticket costs to plan your visit to Rome.
Top art galleries in Rome: Borghese Gallery & Museum, Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Modern & Contemporary Art Gallery, Ancient Art Gallery, Spada Gallery, and Villa Giulia.
The cathedrals and churches in Rome are beautiful historic places, some built over ancient temples. Most are large and imposing, others are small, intimate constructions.
Villas and palazzi in Rome: Whether you’ll just pass by them or are hunting the few days some of them are open to the public, this travel guide is for you!
Piazzas in Rome: from the famous Piazza Navona, Piazza di Spagna, and Piazza del Popolo to less-known charming squares in Rome, with unique elements.
Take a walk on the most beautiful streets in Rome! From the ones that take you to the top attractions to visit in Rome to small, romantic & hidden streets.
Most beautiful gardens and parks in Rome, perfect for long walks, picnics, relaxing on the grass, jogging or playing with the kids. But where are they?!
Explore colorful markets in Rome: food markets, flea markets, flower markets etc. Discover the old markets in Rome and all the wonders they have to offer!
Fountains in Rome: from the famous Fontana di Trevi, Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, and Fontana della Barcaccia to smaller, though as charming fountains ones.
Along the Tiber
Best views in Rome
Electronic map of Rome
Eating in Rome
This is Italy’s capital we’re talking about, with delicious pizza and pasta… and many other traditional dishes I’ll help you discover. But beyond knowing what to order from the menu, it’s important to learn about the different dining establishments and what to expect from each one.
I added our personal favorite spots to eat in Rome. Without them, I felt that the free Rome travel guide just wouldn’t be complete!
Eating in Rome
Where to eat in Rome
Day trips from Rome
Currency, banks, and ATMs
Health and safety in Rome