When in Rome…
Italy is one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in the world. It is also home to an outstanding ancient patrimony and one of the oldest European establishments. No wonder thousands of people choose it as their holiday destination – which makes it full of life, but also crowded and at times even unpredictable. When in Rome… Do what the Romans do. What about the “don’ts”?
They say the devil is in small things and indeed, seemingly insignificant details can turn a perfect trip into a bad experience. Fortunately, there are a few do’s and don’ts in Rome you can bear in mind to avoid unpleasant incidents and negotiate the city perfectly.
Food is an important aspect during your stay in Rome.
DO have your breakfast or lunch at your hotel before departing on a sightseeing tour. You will find a full stomach can improve your mood, especially when you need to wait in line to visit the tourist attractions in town.
DON’T seek the restaurants and bars closest to the main tourist sights. They are bound to be expensive and even sometimes provide questionable services.
Efficient and cheap transport is another important detail.
DO try to take a taxi from the stand or stop rather than call one, if possible. The taxi meter will actually officially start from the moment you place the order, so you will have to pay for the driver’s trip from their location to your location.
DON’T be fooled into taking a fixed price taxi. The promise of a lower rate is more often than not a lie. Actually, an official label metered taxi will most probably end up costing less.
Of course, caution when it comes to finances is recommended.
DO your research before choosing your lodgings, services and places to visit in Rome.
DON’T come to Rome without a previously booked hotel. Remember Rome has no “low season”!