Are you wanting to travel to Rome and not feel like a tourist? Do you want to get off the beaten track to experience authentic Rome and it’s vast history and culture?

In today’s episode, I share my tips for travelling around Rome and tops sights not to be missed! I love Italy and it’s laid back culture that makes me feel like I’m in a film. This is the first episode from my tour around Italy with more places and stops to come. Listen now…

Tips for travelling Rome

This travel episode is about …

  • Jo Moore’s tips for travelling Rome

  • 1 – Take a good pair of shoes and expect a lot of walking

  • 2 –Take a really good guide book and just explore – leave the map at the hostel. Stumble upon places that have meaning and history. Allow your inner explorer to come alive

  • 3- See the Colosseum later in the day – maybe an hour before it’s due to close. This way you can avoid the crowds and enjoy the attractions better.

  • 4 – Walk around palatine hill in the morning (next to the Colosseum). Walk around the old city in the morning too, to avoid the tourist crowds.

  • 5- Visit the Largo di Torre Argentina in Rome. Its now a cat sanctuary and was the place where Julius Cesar was assassinated.

  • 6 – Read up on Rome before you go – there is so much to see

  • 7 – See Piazza del Popolo and let your imagination run wild.

  • 8 – See Vatican city but make sure you buy your ticket in advance online.

  • 9 – Be more aware of your surroundings. Rome was the only place where I was approached by male strangers.

  • 10 – The food in Rome was not my favourite from my trip around Italy, but instead the best food was in Bologna and Florence.

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