Rome tourism · Planning aid · Current tips & information
Welcome to Tourist in Rome, your travel guide online for your trip to the Eternal City of Rome.
For short breaks you’ll find suggestions in the Three Days in Rome toolbox. All suggestions are for a half day, sorted by morning in Rome and afternoon in Rome, and can be easily combined. I’ll also explain the specifics of certain days of the week, such as Wednesday with the papal audience and Sunday. With this toolbox, you can put together your own holiday program to suit your liking.
Experience the diversity of Rome away from traffic and troubled tourist routes with Tourist in Rome. You can even find quiet corners and places for quiet moments in the center.
In addition you’ll find some suggestions in the description of the city center as well as with the topics city walks, jogging and cycling.
In Rome are four Papal Basilicas, not only St. Peter’s, but other three. There is an itinery called The seven churches pilgrimage, which is a centuries-old tradition. It includes the four papal basilicas as well as three other churches.
A description of a part of the pilgrimage you’ll find in the section Three Days in Rome at Half day in Rome – Papal Basilicas & Catacombs.
Tourist in Rome · Practical information
Tourist in Rome · Rome best time to travel
In general, the best travel time for Rome depends on your own interests. Museums are better visited in winter, spring and fall are suitable for all outdoor activities and on hot summer days Rome is rather quiet during the day and you can enjoy the summer day in the parks or by the sea. It does not come alive until the evening in Rome.
A quick look at the holiday calendar gives a first overview of what is going on in Rome and also which public events with Pope Francis are on schedule.
At the item Seasons I keep interesting events in Rome up to date and give tips on what to do, which trips are suitable and what are the seasonal specialties.
Tourist in Rome · Q&A
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