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Rome Overview

The history of Rome spans 2,800 years of the existence of a city that grew from a small Italian village in the 9th century BC into the centre of a vast civilisation that dominated the Mediterranean region for centuries. Its political power was eventually replaced by that of peoples of mostly Germanic origin, marking the beginning of the Middle Ages. Rome became the seat of the Roman Catholic Church and the home of a sovereign state, the Vatican City. Today it is the capital of Italy, and the country's largest and most populated city and commune, with over 2.7 million residents in 1,285.3 km2.

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Villa Gregoriana (Tivoli, 25 km east of Rome)

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Dean 80 points

Beware of pickpockets at Termini train station!

25.03.2014

architecture 5 of 5
gastronomy 5 of 5
nightlife 3 of 5
culture 5 of 5
prices 3.5 of 5
safety 3.5 of 5
I love Rome! It isn´t a good city for living (very crowded, noisy, chaotical) but for 100% it is a paradise for lovers of a history. You can go there many times and you will always discover something new. Just be careful at the railway station Termini, there are a lot of strange people - pickpokets.

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Renata 190 points

Places out or Rome - value to visit!

08.04.2014

architecture 5 of 5
gastronomy 4 of 5
nightlife 3 of 5
culture 3 of 5
prices 3.5 of 5
safety 3.5 of 5
Don´t stay just in Rome but rent a car and go out of the city. The whole Lazio is full of many places value to visit. E.g. town TIVOLI is a real treasure. There are 3 historical fabulous "villas" (parks) - Villa Gregoriana with waterfalls, Villa d´Este and villa Adriana. It is possible to go there also by bus from metro station Ponte Mamolo.
Then very remarkable place is the ETRUSCAN cemetery from 9th to 1st century BC located near town CERVETERY.
Also monastery San Benedetto built in the rocks in town Subiaco is something amazing and special what you should see.

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Jirry8 45 points

Love Roma!

06.04.2014

architecture 5 of 5
gastronomy 4 of 5
nightlife 2.5 of 5
culture 4 of 5
prices 3.5 of 5
safety 4 of 5
Roma is very beautiful city. Great food, great historical monuments and for sure great fashion for shopping!

What I can recomend to go is for 100% Fontain Di Trevi. :)

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giorgino 50 points

Rome is THE CITY

24.05.2014

architecture 5 of 5
gastronomy 5 of 5
nightlife 5 of 5
culture 5 of 5
prices 2.5 of 5
safety 4.5 of 5
here you can find everything....fantastic hystorical buildings (really ancient, not fake like in many other cities), the best italian food you can imagine, great nightlife.

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Umberto 45 points

Food in Roma

19.08.2016

architecture 2.5 of 5
gastronomy 4.5 of 5
nightlife 3.5 of 5
culture 4.5 of 5
prices 1.5 of 5
safety 3.5 of 5
I live nearby Roma, so partially, at least, I should know the city. I thought what I could add with my comments. The first thing I thought about is food, these are my suggestions...
In Italy you, IMHO, will find the best food in world any many many pleasant surprises. But not in Rome, so you need to be carefull about your choises.My point is the Roma is too turistic, therefore the everage trattoria and restaurants offer very basic food in particular close to the main turistic places. Spaghetti alla bolognese are something that a real roman never ever will order in Roma.
I was never pleasantly surprised by a restaurant which I did not know or was not reccomanded to me. So my strong suggestion to you is to rearch for suggestions and opinions.
That's also why this BTF site is doing a great job by collection opinions and suggestions about food in the main cities. In Roma there are also many good pizzerias and trattoria, do not get me wrong, but study before you go. The offer is so big that chances you are lucky are minimal.
All the places listed here are good places, I know most of them, please add more to the list.....

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Monika 25 points

Rome is FANTASTIC!

14.06.2014

architecture 5 of 5
gastronomy 5 of 5
nightlife 2.5 of 5
culture 5 of 5
prices 3.5 of 5
safety 3.5 of 5
In my opinion it's one of the nicest cities which I have seen! Their historical monuments, buildings etc were simply charming. I fully recommend to visit fontaine Di Trevi and Coloseum. It's full of people everytime but so amazing!

Food? I love Italian food, so for it was like a paradise!

Don't wait and go to buy your flight tickets to Roma. You woun't regret!

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jimfox 35 points

LOVE ROME

07.08.2014

architecture 5 of 5
gastronomy 5 of 5
nightlife 3.5 of 5
culture 5 of 5
prices 3.5 of 5
safety 3.5 of 5
I just get in love with Rome,beautiful city ,amazing arhitecture,My favorite food is italian so i eat the best PASTA in my life!Totally safe and about prices are afordable!

Ancient and new Rome

06.02.2015

architecture 4.5 of 5
gastronomy 4.5 of 5
nightlife 3.5 of 5
culture 4.5 of 5
prices 4.5 of 5
safety 4.5 of 5
Rome is great! and its history is so strong everywhere that also today if you go there in middle season, you can easy imagine to be 2000 years in the past even if many cars could be around you. A week in Rome is a must!

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Exclusive Company 25 points

Well, Rome.

26.04.2016

architecture 3.5 of 5
gastronomy 4.5 of 5
nightlife 2.5 of 5
culture 5 of 5
prices 1.5 of 5
safety 4 of 5
I must honestly say that Rome is a city everyone should visit at least once. Marvelous architecture, such a beautiful place.

It's a relatively safe city too, great culture and lots of friendly locals. Truly one of the best places to visit in Europe.

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mik 25 points

old nice Rome

17.09.2015

architecture 4.5 of 5
gastronomy 4.5 of 5
nightlife 4.5 of 5
culture 4.5 of 5
prices 4.5 of 5
safety 4.5 of 5
There is a lot of historical monuments, buildings which are fantastic. Good food( pizza,Pasta) best wine and nice boys. worm city

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Marie Sophie 25 points

Great city with great People!

21.04.2017

architecture 3 of 5
gastronomy 5 of 5
nightlife 3 of 5
culture 5 of 5
prices 3.5 of 5
safety 5 of 5
I am fully in love with the architecture of Rome - such a great ciity! You can see so much culture there and learn much about history.
Its always worth a visit!