A few helpful tips when visiting Rome
Rome is a beautiful place to experience and is one of the most remarkable cities in the world. But for a first timer you may be bombarded with an overload of information, here are a few helpful tips.
Take comfortable walking shoes
Walking is really the only way of sightseeing in Rome, there is so much of interest around every street corner and much of the city centre is made up of alleys too narrow for buses and cars. However Rome has a lot of cobbled streets and uneven ground, especially around the Roman ruins, so heels and precarious footwear are not advisable so take comfortable walking shoes.
If you're sightseeing in the heat of the day walk from church to church, they are all wonderfully cool inside.
Carry an empty water bottle
Water is free, just drink from the little fountains you find all over Rome. In Rome today you can find around 2,500 public fountains which are called nasoni (big noses). These fountains contain clean water that is safe for drinking, it is the exact same water that comes out of the taps of Rome’s houses. So there is no reason to buy bottled water, just stop off at a fountain for an ice-cold drink! Click here to download water fountain map.
To enter any Christian sight, including any church certainly the Vatican and the Catacombs, you must be dressed appropriately. The dress code is knees and shoulders covered for both men and women with men wearing pants. If you don't follow this dress code you probably will be denied entry. http://www.papalaudience.org/dress-code
Also you will may many up-market restaurants and bars will not allow customers to enter if they are not wearing long trousers and an appropriate shirt.
Soak up the atmosphere
Piazza Navona is a great place to soak up the atmosphere with its famous fountains, street artists and many outdoor cafes and great restaurants its only 8 minutes walk from TheWesley.
Help with tickets
Many famous attractions in Rome offer free admission, including the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Trevi Fountain. Whilst some sights you can just arrive and buy tickets on the door without little delay. For a few major sights it makes sense to book ahead, we can help make your tickets reservation to these top sights helping you avoid long queues, ask at reception for more details.
Please note operating hours make sure to double check before you make your plans.