ROME

Discover the city

Must Dos in Rome

1. Watch “La Grande Bellezza” before you travel: The Oscar-winning Italian drama is a stunning, beautifully filmed homage to the city of Rome. The perfect way to get truly excited about the trip and decide (with difficulty) what you’ll have time to see and do.

2. Bike the Appian Way on a Sunday: The ancient Roman “highway” is one of the best-preserved attractions in the area. It’s closed to cars on Sundays, which gives you the perfect opportunity to pedal the path.

3. Enjoy la dolce vita: The Italian cuisine is world-renowned for a reason – indulge in the divine taste of pasta alla carbonara, fettuccine alfredo, and of course pizza. Have a traditional Italian breakfast and order a cappuccino or espresso with a sweet pastry whilst standing at a bar. It helps to do a little research before heading to a restaurant to make sure you’re in for a truly authentic experience.

4. Visit the smallest country in the world: The Vatican is only a short train ride from Rome’s centre. St Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museum should all be on your list.

5. Throw some coins in the Fontana di Trevi. No trip is complete without a visit to the fountain.

6. Learn some Italian: Impress the locals and your fellow travellers by learning how to order a coffee or some pasta in Italian.

7. Shop at the flea markets: Rome is home to dozens of quality flea markets, where you’ll find anything from vintage art and books to quirky accessories to the finest Italian designer pieces. This site lists them all.

8. Most #Instagrammable place: Surely your loved ones back home expect nothing less than a photo of you in front of Rome’s most famous landmark, the Colosseum. Unless you’re a photoshop expert, go very early in the morning to get a photo without a random stranger in the background.

9. Best place for scenic views: Catch a bus to Terrazza del Gianicolo for breath-taking panoramic views of the city (and a little bit of peace and quiet).

Off the beaten path

🍃 Day trip

In the unlikely event you run out of things to do in Rome or simply need some time away from the hustle and bustle, hop on a train to Bracciano, a charming lakeside town north of the city. Stroll around the winding lanes and admire the medieval architecture of the historical centre. And don’t forget your swimming gear – a dip in the lake is a must!

Phrasebook

ENGLISH – ITALIAN

Hello.
Ciao.


How are you?
Come va?


Thank you.
Grazie.


Come on Italy!
Forza Azzurri!


Italy will win UEFA EURO 2020.
L’Italia vincerà UEFA EURO 2020.