Things to Keep in Mind While Traveling to Rome

Traveling through Italy can be fun and exciting. Rome, is a must see city but many people are unfamiliar with the actual expanse of this beautiful destination. With almost 3 million people in this populated capital, it can be difficult to navigate. Check out some of our helpful tips below and enjoy your trip!

Cary Euro

Rome accepts credit cards at many of its attractions and restaurants but it is a good idea to have some cash on hand to pick up quick items such as a sandwich or souvenir. Some of your credit cards will add an international fee so you will want to keep those to a minimum especially if it is just for a small purchase. With this in mind, tipping is welcomed but not necessary. Sometimes you will find a service fee added in but generally, the price you see is what you pay.

Ordering Coffee

Order your coffee at the bar. This will avoid a service fee for a server bringing it to your table. Your cup will generally be a bit smaller in size so you can drink it quickly while even standing. An espresso is a great way to refuel during your sightseeing adventures. Cappuccinos are typically a breakfast drink so if you are just stopping in a café during the day, grab a quick shot of espresso and move on to your next adventure.

Grab Gelato

This treat is acceptable to have at just about any time of the day and in any season! It comes in a variety of flavors and they change seasonally so you will have many options when you order this delicious treat. Some of the most interesting flavors are created such as Nutella and Red Bull so keep an open mind when ordering. You may just find your next favorite dessert.

Small Stores

Check out the smaller stores you pass. They are generally family owned and can be a great way to converse with locals. Be friendly and greet the workers as you enter. They could have some great prices for you on some great gifts. The shop workers are also a wonderful resource for recommendations on local attractions or great places to eat.

First Sundays

If you are in Rome on the first Sunday of the month, many museums do not have an entrance fee. The lines could be long so get there early. If there is a special exhibit showing, you may have to pay to see that through. Wear comfortable walking shoes to get through all of the amazing galleries you can check out! Keep in mind that many museums are closed on Mondays so if there are specific ones you want to see, check their websites while planning your excursions to make sure you can get in. Websites also may have tickets available to purchase online so you can skip the physical lines. Lines will also be shorter later in the afternoon or early evening so keep that in mind if you just want to pop in somewhere.

Overall, remember to have fun and enjoy your Italian city experience!

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