Rome Travel Guide
What we do know for sure is that traveling to Italy on your own means a before and after in the travel experiences of any foreigner who chooses this corner of the world. We do not know a single person who has not loved it. We came back completely in love with its people, its food and its cities. Shall we start?
We recommend the car option, only if you are going to make a route through nearby countries such as Croatia or France. Keep in mind that parking in cities like Milan, Florence or Venice can cost you a lot of money, since the downtown area is restricted to vehicles or is payable.
The big question you will ask yourself when organizing a trip to Italy. As always, it will depend on the days you have available and what you want to see, but we believe that 7/8 days is the minimum you need to enjoy this Mediterranean country.
To travel around Italy we recommend using the train, it is the best option. The stations are located in the center of the cities, besides being a comfortable and inexpensive transport. Calculate that a trip between Milan and Venice has a price of about 20 euros in modern high-speed trains. Check prices and availability on the Trenitalia website.
It is true that most travelers entering the country do so by plane, however, a very popular option is to access certain areas by boat. There are many alternatives of cruises in the Mediterranean and the Adriatic that allow you to know the coastal areas, and you can also make excursions to larger cities such as Rome.
In this sense, one of the best tips to travel to Italy that we can give you is to take into account all the factors: the price you are willing to pay, the time you are going to be there, the amount of places you want to visit, what will be your starting point…
In case you are planning to leave from your origin driving, you should check if your license is valid within these borders. If you are from the European Union, there will be no problem. Otherwise, we recommend that you check the Italian driving regulations in case you need to apply for an international license.
On the other hand, it is convenient to know that tolls and the price of refueling is high and the roads, compared to those of the rest of Europe, are somewhat more neglected depending on the area where you circulate.
What to take on a trip to rome
The first tip is always to try to stay away from the most crowded areas but as in Rome this is easier said than done, we suggest you to go into the narrow streets where the restaurants are more authentic and homemade and are called “trattoria”. And if you pass a Roman in front of you ask him for advice, he will surely give you good tips! If you can not get away from the most crowded areas, we advise you to order a plate of pasta or a pizza, so you will hardly go wrong. Always consider that in Italy in all restaurants you have to pay the “coperto”, so before you sit down ask the price of this.
If you go with little money the best solution is to eat a pizza al taglio, there are everywhere, it is not as good as the pizza in the pizzerias, but it is very cheap, do not leave the city without having eaten a good pizza and a good ice cream. Both can be found everywhere, but we recommend the pizzeria Da Ivo a Trastevere and the Giolitti ice cream parlor, the oldest ice cream parlor in the city where you can even find champagne ice cream.
How to travel to rome cheap
It is advisable to arrive two hours before the departure of your flight; you have to check in your luggage, and if the flight is overbooked it will take some time. In addition, in case of an unfortunate overbooking and the longer you take to check in, the more risk you run of being grounded.
Citizens from all other countries must present their passport at the border and, where required, also their visa, which must indicate the length of stay and the destination.
The visa must be requested at the Italian consulates of the country of residence, specifying the reason for the trip. It is usually obtained within 90 days of application. Once at the destination, if not staying overnight in a hotel structure, it is necessary to register at the police headquarters within eight days from the day of arrival. If the tourists stay overnight in hotels or other types of tourist accommodation structures, the registration will be made at the reception of that structure.