Destination Guide: Rome

Before You Go:

Sample itinerary: 5 days

Currency: Euro

Plugs:  Adapters are needed (if traveling outside the EU). Italy operates on a 230V 

Time zone: Central European Standard Time (GMT +1)

When to Visit: May-September is the high season, with peak crowds coming during the  summer months.  For better rates (and shorter lines) come during the spring and fall.

Getting around: Rome is a walking city, so pack comfortable walking shoes.  There are also public transportation options like trams, metros, and buses.  Uber are taxis are also available.  Find more info here.

How many days needed: 5-7 days.

Language: Italian

Nearest airport: Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport

Local history: Where oh where to start?!  As you walk around the ancient city, you’ll notice many references to a she-wolf. The she-wolf is part of foundation story of Rome; she raised the brothers Romulus and Remus who became the founders of the Eternal City.

Fun fact: Even the ancient Romans knew how to shop till you drop.  Before Via Del Corso ever came to be, Romans enjoyed the first indoor shopping mall built by Emperor Trajan in 110 AD.

Where I Roamed:

March 2, 2021 3:04 am

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