This guide of tips for traveling to Rome It is perfect if you are thinking of spending a few days in one of the most impressive cities in the world, which we are sure, will surprise you as soon as you set foot in its streets.
Move to the era of maximum splendor of the Roman Empire when you see buildings such as the Colosseum, the Forum or the Pantheon, take romantic walks through the Trastevere neighborhood or the banks of the Tiber River, visit the small state of the Vatican to see the Sistine Chapel or Try its delicious cuisine beyond pizza and pasta, are some of the best experiences offered by the Eternal City and that you can enjoy throughout your stay.
We, after having been several times in the Eternal City, the last in a trip in which we stayed for a month in Trastevere and from where we wrote this travel guide to Rome step by step, we have made this list of essential tips for traveling to Rome They will help you get to know the city better.
1. What is the best time?
Though any time is good for a trip to Rome, taking into account the high temperatures that usually accompany the months of June, July and August, we believe that the best would be in spring and autumn.
During these two seasons the weather is pleasant, there is little chance of rain, accommodation prices are more affordable and there is not as much tourist crowding as in summer.
The worst time for us is summer, with temperatures of up to 40 degrees, endless queues to enter the most tourist spots such as the Colosseum or the Vatican Museums and also, the prices of the hotels are in the clouds.
Winter is also a good time to visit the sites with less people and to be able to walk around the city in a more relaxed way, despite the cold and the greater probability of rain.
2. Entry requirements (travel insurance)
The citizens of the European Union only need to carry the ID or Passport to travel to Rome, without the need for any type of visa. If your country does not belong to the EU, we advise you to call or consult the page of the Italian Embassy of your country or at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to know the mandatory documents.
Another requirement that is not mandatory, but highly recommended, is to bring the European Health Card, which will be much easier procedures and reimbursement, in case of a medical accident, in any Italian public hospital. If you do not have this card or want to have more coverage, such as a repatriation, it is very advisable to hire the best possible travel insurance to Europe.
We always travel insured with Mondo, with whom we carry a totally adequate insurance to the needs that we will have on the trip. Hiring your insurance here with Mondo, just for being a Street Travelers reader, you have a 5% discount.
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