Rome the capital of Italy has history that dates back almost 3000 years. Famous for its delicious food, it has been dubbed one of the food capitals of the world. From pizza and pasta to tiramisu, you're definitely in for a treat when you visit.
It's a thriving and buzzing city which is home to nearly three million people. The city has so much to see and do that visitors can only hope to scratch the surface and then plan another trip. Filled with monuments, ancient ruins and old public squares the city offers something exciting for everyone.
Here are some top travel tips from our insiders:
- Treat yourself to some of the best Tiramisu in town at Pompior visit Caffe Castroni for some traditional Italian coffee.
- For dinner with a difference visit Tramjazz- a tram where you eat and listen to music.
- If you've seen all the main attractions and want to try something different try the Centrale Montemartini which is home to Roman marble sculptures set among machinery of an old power plant.
- Travel like a local and hire a scooter. Traffic can be very hectic in the city so this is the quickest way of getting around. Don't forget your insurance though!
- If you're planning a weekend break make sure you buy a Roma PIU Pass ticket. This includes 3 days of travel on public transport, 2 free museum entries and discount in various restaurants and attractions.
- The best time to visit for a bargain is during the sales. Winter sales generally start from 1st May and the Summer sales start in August.
- Never eat spaghetti with a spoon! This fauz pas is made by many tourists - make sure you aren't one of them!
Rome is famous for its culinary expertise - Pizza being a popular choice. Chef, Gabriele Bonci makes pizza with a twist. Watch the below video for more information: