The capital and largest city of Italy.

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Is there a dress code when visiting the Vatican in Rome?

I've heard from friends who have been to Rome that you must cover up when you visit the Vatican as they have a strict dress code. What does "cover up" mean? I'm sure this wouldn't be a problem in ...
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Do I have to be Catholic to visit the Vatican City?

Are only Catholics/Christians allowed to visit the Vatican? If not, can the non-Catholics access the same areas as Catholics?
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When is the Roman Colosseum least busy?

I just spent a week in Italy, and found that the tourist crowds are more annoying than I had anticipated. I found I was simply unable to enjoy myself due to the crowds, so I ended up skipping some of ...
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Going to France and Italy - what payment forms are preferred?

Can I get by In Paris and Rome by carrying very little cash and using the credit card for every little souvenir, tour and food purchase? Or should I prefer paying in cash for both Paris and Rome? How ...
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Is it worth getting a one-week public transportation pass for Rome?

My friend and I are first-time travelers who will be visiting Rome for a week in late September. According to Rome.info, a week pass could be gotten for 16 Euros. Is it worth buying a week-pass? More ...
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In Rome, are some days less busy than others?

I'm spending a couple of weeks in Rome in July, and I'm thinking about how to schedule the things I want to do. I appreciate that this is the high season, and everywhere will be busy, but are weekends ...
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What is the best way to get from Rome to Venice?

We're looking for a way to get from Rome to Venice and back in late September. By "best", we're looking for a combination of cheap safe fast ... in approximately that order of importance.
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Oldest monument in Rome

I know this question might seem a bit weird, but this is really difficult to find an answer to me. Rome is well known to be one of the city in the world which has the biggest quantity of ancient ...
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Does the FL1 train now go directly to Termini in Rome?

The offical travel planner (also on google maps) it says that the FL1 train goes directly to Rome central station (Termini). But wikipedia page and other pages says it doesn't , which is correct?
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What is the best way to fit the sites I want to see in Rome into two days?

Definition of "best": Cheap, time-efficient, in that order. I'm going to be in Rome for two full days and I want to hit up the following sites: Day 1: Colosseum Pantheon Spanish Steps Roman Forum ...
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Where are the shopping areas in Rome?

My girlfriend and I are visiting Rome soon and she mentioned yesterday that she may like to explore the shopping district when it occurred to us that we didn't know where that was. We want to visit ...
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Rome to Paris by train

Can anyone tell me how can I book Rome to Paris train ticket? I am trying Trenitalia website but not getting any results. I want the fastest train, preferably running during the daytime. Also, can ...
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Does MasterCard work in Italy?

I have a Mastercard and I want to know if they work in Rome or not. Mainly I want to buy food, pay for entrances, and transportation, and buy gifts and some stuff.
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Are sunny, warm days a pipe-dream in Venice/Rome in late November?

We are taking our first family trip to Europe this Thanksgiving (Nov 16 - 27th). Our itinerary is 3 days in Venice, 3 days in Florence and remaining in Rome (leave from Rome). Anyone have an idea ...
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STATI Schengen : What does it mean

I am going to Europe for my honeymoon. My entry and exit is from Rome. My Visa says Stati Schengen, Type C. I understand Type C is for short term travel. Can anyone help me understand Stati means ? ...
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Are the integrated tickets for public transport in Rome valid for the FR1 train line between Fiumicino and Trastevere?

I'm looking at the options for public transport in Rome, and there's the Integrated Weekly Ticket ('Carta Integrata Settimanale', CIS), which is valid for all buses, trams, metro and Trenitalia ...
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Rome - circumventing ticket lines. Is it even possible?

We are two non-european adults over the age of 30 spending 4 days between the 10th and the 14th of Aug 2014 in Rome, Italy. Given our nationalities and age, we are probably not eligible for any free ...
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Do I need to book in advance to see attractions in Italy in October?

I'm planning to go to Italy in around October. I've been told that since Italy is so touristy, it's a good idea to book entry to famous attractions beforehand. Otherwise I may have to wait hours or ...
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Will this be considered sufficient proof of onward travel?

I'm from Singapore and planning a tour of Europe, landing at Paris and taking a train around several Schengen countries before departing at Rome. If I buy a one-way Singapore-Paris ticket and another ...
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Rome football derby - how can I visit it?

I want to get into the Rome for the famous Rome derby, but don't know anything about possibilities of buying the ticket for foreigners, on which stadium should I watch this match and safety actions on ...
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What is the best option for public transportation in Rome, in terms of cost and public transport coverage?

I am going to Rome in 40 hours, and I need to know what is the best option for the public transportation. I know that in Rome just two main metro lines (actually three, but the last one doesn't go to ...
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Buying a sim card in Italy

I am planning to buy a sim card in Rome that will provide data and voice services for 2 weeks. However, the process of buying one seems complicated, the shop keepers seem to ask for a Codice Fiscale. ...
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Visiting the Vatican around Easter

I will be traveling to Rome with a friend for Easter 2016 (25th March – 30th March). We would like to be able to visit the Vatican to see the art and St. Peters Basilica (not for religious purposes, ...
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Transfer from Fiumicino Aeroporto to the City Center

There are several possibilities to get from the airport to the city center in Rome, unless you are arriving after 11 PM. After this time there are only taxis and dedicated "luxury transfer cars" ...
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What unit of Euro coins/banknote does Rome use the most and what they don't accept normally?

I am travelling to Rome, planning to carry 200 Euro cash, so I want to know coins/banknote they commonly use, so I know what to carry. Do they even use 1 Euro daily? In other countries I know there ...
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What is the name of the district that is considered to be the city center of Rome?

I'm planing to go to Rome for a visit next month. I'm searching for the city center of Rome so I can book an hostel close to it. The places that I want to visit really don't know, Rome is full of ...
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Is 1hr layover in Rome enough for a flight from South America to Paris?

I have to travel from South America to Paris in July and I have a layover stop in Rome of 55 minutes. The airline already told me that the bags will be checked directly to Paris but I still don't ...
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Lost camera on a Trenitalia train

I left my camera on the Trenitalia train from Rome to Venice on 09/11/15. Departure time from Rome 12:50 arrival in Florence 14:22. Roma Termini - Firenze S. M. Novella > TICKET: Super Economy ...
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Airport transfer from Ciampino to Termini

I found in this post that is possible to go from Ciampino airport to Termini. The solution suggests this bus. I read that it is possible to take a bus to Casabianca and then take a train to Termini....
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Weekly transportation pass in Rome

I would like to travel to Rome in mid-September for one week with my family. Hence I am thinking of buying a weekly public transport pass. However I would like to know the range I can travel with this ...
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Offline public transportation trip planning for Rome

I'm going to Rome, and I want to use just public transportation. However, Google Maps doesn't offer the transportation services in the offline mode, it just offers to save the street map. How can I ...
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Travelling from Rome to Fano, Italy by train - Is bus from Ancona a better option?

I am going to be travelling from Rome to Fano, Italy in September and find that the Trenitalia route will take me to Ancona with an hour and a half wait for the next train to Fano. Since it's only ...
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What to do during long-ish connection in Rome Fiumicino airport with children? [closed]

I travel with three kids (ages 4, 8, 9) and have a 5 hours connection in Rome Fiumicino airport (FCO). Assuming the planes are on time, that leaves 3-4 hours to fill in or around the airport. I would ...
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Which place is best for for “sky diving” out of Rome, Paris & Venice? [closed]

I am planning to visit Rome, Paris & Venice for a holiday. One of my want is to do skydiving through an aeroplane. Can anyone tell me out of these cities, which one provides skydiving ?
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Lonely Planet: pocket version or the big version?

I want to buy a travel guide for Rome, I found Lonely Planet. There are two versions, the pocket version and the full version. The pocket version is 13 euros, the big (full version) is 23 euros. ...
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Things to keep in mind booking ARNK international tickets [closed]

I'm planning a Europe trip with my fiance and we're interested in booking our flights from and returning to the same city (Brisbane, Australia) but arriving in London and then departing from Rome - ...
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Is Roma bike sharing service active?

I'm planning to go to Rome and get to know the city by bike. Looking for different alternatives I've found the "ATAC bikesharing" service here with many points where bikes can be picked up and left. ...
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Bari BRI to Rome Fiumicino FCO Ryanair On Time Peformance - Is this doable?

My flight plan (Return Ticket by Ryanair) will be 29 March - FCO to BRI (I will leave my luggage at FCO Luggage Storage open from 6:30am to 11:30pm) 30 March BRI to FCO 18:40 to 19:45 As Luggage ...
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Why is Uber in Rome more expensive than a regular taxi?

This question was based on wrong assumption. From experience I now know that Uber is cheaper then a regular taxi. Rome2Rio is predicting the wrong prices. Can't delete this question, because it got ...
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Termini to Colosseum in Rome - two different train stations?

Somewhat related to another question, this one seeks more specifics on travelling from Roma Termini to Colosseo. I will arrive at FCO on the 10th of Aug and will be taking the Leonardo express to get ...
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Cheapest way of traveling from FCO to Rome by public transport?

What is the cheapest way of getting to Rome city centre from Leonardo da Vinci airport and how long would it take? I read about a train and an old line, but I am not sure how that works.
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Visiting the Vatican as a pilgrim?

My wife would like to visit Vatican City. We are from Canada. My wife has mobility issues and I was wondering if it is at all possible to stay at the Vatican, either at Vatican City itself or in one ...
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How shall we travel from Milan to Rome in 8 days? [closed]

We are 5 people and are going to Milan on August. Our trip is 7 days and we will be leaving from Rome. We plan to stay 2 days in Milan, 3 in Rome, and 2 somewhere between (probably Florence). What is ...
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How many roads lead to Rome? [closed]

The phrase All roads lead to Rome is an idiom meaning that several paths can lead to the same goal. It originates from the Roman road system, whose main arteries all met and merged in a single ...
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Immigration/customs during layover in Rome

I will be traveling from Boston to Venice on Alitalia with a layover in Rome. Will I have to go thru immigration and/or customs/ security in Rome? Will 1 hour 40 minutes be enough time?
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Week-ends in Paris and in Rome, from a base in Nice [closed]

I'm travelling to Nice, France in the month of March. I will have three weekends (2 days + 2 days + 2 days) in my visit and I want to plan accordingly to travel to Rome, Paris and Monaco (nearby). ...
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Where are good places to get gelato in Rome? [closed]

In most cities, there are recommendable gelato shops. Rome is in Italy, so I guess every gelato is very good, but are there some shops in Rome where gelato is even a bit better then elsewhere? :-)
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List with events in Rome

In June I'm going to visit Rome. Is there a (good) website where I can find events, concerts, etc. that take place in Rome?
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Visit Rome city while my 6 hours layover at Rome before leaving for Malta [duplicate]

I needed to travel to Malta on a business trip. Since there was no Maltese Embassy in my country so I applied through Italian Consulate (on behalf of Malta) for the Schengen visa. This was the first ...
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how to read the weather in this picture [closed]

First of all, I'm sorry if this question sounds unrelated to this website, but my justification that I am reading the weather of the city that I will visit after tomorrow It is Rome, between Feb,16 ...