Things to know BEFORE you go to ROME | Travel Tips

in this video we'll cover all you need
to know before traveling to Rome like where all the major attractions what's
the best time to visit where to stay how to use public transportation how much
things cost what power plugs and outlet styles they
use best apps to use in Rome best views of the city and many other practical
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covering all things in this video plus top 20 things to do in Rome including
multiple Maps here our 18 essential tips you should know before visiting Rome
number 18 about the city Rome is the capital of Italy and with the population
of around 3 million it is also its largest city although the official
founding of Rome is estimated around 753 BC the area was inhabited long before
that and is considered one of the oldest inhabited areas in Europe as a result
Rome's city centre feels like one big open-air museum that is listed as a
UNESCO World Heritage Site Rome was built on seven hills and the legend says
that it was founded by Romulus who killed his twin brother Remus after the
two of them have been raised by a she-wolf because of its relatively small
historic center culture rich architecture and history and great food
Rome is considered to be one of the best romantic travel destinations located
within the city of Rome lies the world's smallest independent country the seat of
Roman Catholic Church Vatican City number 17
of Rome a Rome is located in central Italy on the Tiber River about 15 miles
or 26 kilometers from the Mediterranean coast most of its famous attractions are
located east of the Tiber River for orientation let's start with the
Colosseum which is located more or less centrally right next to the famous Roman
Forum and antara della patria south of the Colosseum you will find for example
Circus Maximus ancient Chariot Racing stadium and the ruins of their Medicare
Acala ancient Roman baths their mini Rome's
main train station is located north east of the Colosseum if you go north west of
the Colosseum you will find trevi fountain Spanish Steps Piazza del Popolo
and Villa Borghese Gardens right above the square towards the west you can find
pantheon and yachts or Nirvana and when you cross one of the beautiful bridges
there you will first see the famous castle San Angelo and finally Vatican
City the impressive Via Appia Antica Park with an over 2,000 year old road
featuring an assembly of care camps villas and other archaeological gems is
located southeast to get a better sense of the distance a 1.1 mile or 1.8
kilometer long walk from their mini train station to Colosseum takes about
20 minutes or approximately the same distance to get from the Colosseum to
from tanada Trevi number 16 weather and climate Rome has Mediterranean climate
with mild winters and hot and humid summers temperatures in winter typically
range between 32 and 53 Fahrenheit or 0 to 12 degrees Celsius rain is common in
winter especially in the summer which is also the wettest and most humid month
weather in the spring is unpredictable and average temperatures range between
41 and 73 Fahrenheit or five to 23 Celsius summers are hot and humid
the humidity is typically around 70% little rain and the temperatures usually
range between 60 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit or 15 to 32 degrees Celsius
fall is generally nice and still warm and dry from 44 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit
or 7 to 26 degrees Celsius however these are just averages and
weather can be different when it travels so make sure to check the weather
forecast before traveling number 15 best time to visit best time to visit Rome is
between April and May in the spring and September to November in fall when the
weather is cooler it is still pleasant to walk outside and the hurts of
tourists are gone you can usually only wear a light jacket probably the least
convenient time to visit Rome is in August when it can get extremely hot and
humid and there's crowds everywhere in any case if you're traveling to Rome in
summer don't forget to bring a hat and how to figure out when it's the best day
and power to see the attractions just check Google to see how crowded a
specific location is in a certain time of day
number 14 where to stay and price of the accommodation since Rome is a relatively
small city most of the tourist attractions are in the walking distance
of each other to stay close to major attractions we recommend that you stay
somewhere between the Tiber River and the 10-minute train station
this way you will be surrounded by famous attractions best restaurants and
traditional Roman atmosphere if you want a truly authentic experience and don't
mind spending a little more you can stay close to piazza navona trevi fountain
piazza di spagna and piazza barberini if you want to save some money you can stay
a little further away from the center however be sure to check if there's an
underground station nearby so that you can easily reach the city center the
average price of a hotel room in Rome is around 130 euros or 150 dollars however
with a little research online you can easily get a better deal especially if
your dates are flexible check out our video on test
to book your stay number 13 the lines are everywhere Rome is a popular tourist
destination in year-round and it can get very crowded especially around major
attractions such as the Colosseum so be prepared to wait in line or buy a skip
the line ticket or Rome City Pass if you're willing to pay more number 12
currency the currency used in Rome is Europe used in most European countries
including Italy at the time of making of this video
1 Europe is worth approximately $1 14 cents or 89 tenths while most hotels
stores and restaurants in Rome accept major credit cards like Visa or
MasterCard it is always wise to have some euros in your wallet number 11
language language spoken in Rome is of course Italian specifically the
Romanesco direct while they do not speak or understand English everywhere most
tourist oriented places such as restaurants shops and major attractions
will have people who speak English and sometimes even other major languages
some Italian words that always come in handy beside the famous ciao are bon
giorno or good morning or good day grazie thank you non capisco or I don't
understand miss scusi or excuse me or sorry find more useful Italian words and
expressions in our travel guide number 10 times own time zone in Rome and Italy
is Central European summer time or GMT plus 2 this time zone is used in most
countries in continental Europe number 9 transportation from and to the airport
Rome has two major airports Leonardo da Vinci International Airport aka
Fiumicino located approximately 19 miles for 30
kilometres from Rome city centre and Ciampino located approximately 9 miles
or 15 kilometres from the city centre to get to Rome from either Fiumicino or
Ciampino Airport you can choose amongst the following options
train bus shuttle or a transfer service where
the driver will wait for you at the airport taxi or car rental however if
you're only traveling to Rome you will probably not need a car to drive around
plus many hotels in Rome charge extra for car parking and some even don't have
parking spaces so we only recommend this option if you're planning to drive to
other parts of Italy – keep in mind that there are no ubers or lifts in Rome
except for more expensive uber black uber locks and uber van check out our
travel guide for timetables prices links and more information arriving by train
if you are arriving to Rome by train you will normally arrive to their mini
railway station which is conveniently located in a city center depending on
your final destination in Rome you can check if your train also stops at one of
the other major train stations in Rome arriving by car if you're arriving to
Rome by car consider renting a hotel or an apartment with a parking space or
garage nearby parking in garages around the city center costs from 1 to 3 hours
per hour and approximately 18 euros per day on average you can get a parking
space on the street for approximately 1 euro per hour we've been to Rome by car
several times and while it might seem hectic at first you will eventually get
used to round traffic getting around the city while Rome is relatively well
covered with public transportation certain central areas are at least about
a 10-minute walk away from the first underground station and since central
Rome is not too big walking will probably be a part of your daily routine
so bring some comfortable shoes while some areas are not covered with
underground it is still a popular form of transportation in your own one-way
ticket 400 minutes on all buses costs 150 24-hour ticket costs 7 euros 48 hour
ticket is 12 euros 50 and you can get a weekly ticket for 24 euros you can use
the ticket machine to purchase tickets bus and
are also part of public transportation you can use Google Maps or a similar app
which includes public transportation in Rome more about apps later taxi there
are many other forms of transportation in Rome such as hop on hop off buses
bikes or vests parentals segways and other interesting vehicles you can rent
check out our travel guide for timetables prices links and additional
information number eight general information here are some things you
should know before traveling to Rome to make your experience nice and easy
drinking water it is perfectly safe to drink tap water in Rome additionally
there are a lot of free and safe water fountains spread out across the city and
yes some drinking fountains even offer free sparkling water will cover apps to
find fountains in Rome later toilets there are only seven public toilets in
Rome however if you're visiting a museum or another attraction there's usually
toilets available there Rome is also full of bars while you cannot just walk
into a bar or a restaurant and ask them to use a toilet you can order an
espresso or cappuccino which will usually only cost you from one to two
euros and use the toilet in the bar opening hours restaurants bars and shops
have different opening hours and some of them are even closed during the lunch
break some restaurants are typically closed on Mondays and some even on
Tuesdays so always check the opening hours of the attraction restaurant or
shop that you plan to visit in advance Italian and national vacation in August
in August many shops closed as many locals go on their vacation in fact it
is so common that it has its own name farrago stop which roughly translates to
vacation in August three attractions many of the sites in Rome are completely
free of charge since Rome is literally an open-air museum many of the famous
sites like Trevi Fountain Pantheon Spanish Steps Atari della patria Villa
Borghese Gardens and others are completely free of charge
number seven for international travelers if you're coming from outside Europe or
the UK you will probably need a special European travel adapter to charge your
phone and other devices this is what the italian power plugs look like
we recommend purchasing a travel adapter before traveling to Rome in fact it is
worth buying the adapter for the entire world so that you can use it in other
countries too this video is sponsored by septics and number one choice for
travelers to and from the u.s.

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