Experience Rome like a local with the help of this easy-to-navigate handbook, filled with tips, tricks, and local secrets to exploring the Eternal City — now updated, expanded, and new for 2017/2018. Written by Amanda Ruggeri, BBC journalist, travel writer and the blogger behind www.revealedrome.com, this book is not a guidebook. Instead, it’s full of advice to help you enjoy every aspect of your trip, including tips like:
-how to pick an authentic Roman restaurant at a glance
-budget accommodation options you may not have considered
-the one place where you should never take a taxi
-how to skip the lines at the Colosseum, the Vatican and more
-brand-new sights in Rome that you won’t want to miss
-how to eat gluten-free or vegetarian in Italy
-whether you should invest in a Roma Pass
-one thing to never use Tripadvisor for
-key tips for booking (and taking) trains
-where to find drinking water, and bathrooms, while out and about
-how to navigate Rome’s public transportation system
-how to protect yourself from pickpockets
-the best neighborhoods in Rome for shopping
…and much, much more.
The original 2012 version sold thousands of copies. But even in Rome, things change. On a personal note, I’ve also discovered a great deal more about the city, and — not least from talking to more than 250 clients in my travel consulting sessions over the years — learned much more about what visitors to Rome really want to know. This new, expanded version, now in print as well as an e-book, is twice as long as the original.
Whether you’re coming to Rome for the first time or the fifth, you’ll find it one of the most useful tools out there to not only plan your trip, but to have the most rewarding, fun time possible.