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Frequently Asked Questions
The must-see attractions in Rome are Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican City, Fiumicino and Leonardo Da Vinci Experience.
Walking is the best way to get around Rome. There will be more hidden courtyards, cobblestone streets, shops, and so on. However, sightseeing can be exhausting, so take advantage of Rome's public transportation system, which includes the underground metro and city buses. Another excellent way to get around Rome, particularly for first-time visitors, is to take a hop-on/hop-off bus that provides an overview while stopping at all of the major sites and monuments.
To visit Italy, you will need a short-term visa that is valid for 90 days. The Schengen visa is another name for this type of short-term visa. As you may know, the Schengen visa is valid in all European countries that have signed the Schengen agreement. Italy is a member of the Schengen agreement.
It takes at least 2.5 days to see all of Rome's "must-see" attractions. Avoid visiting the Vatican and the Colosseum on the same day because both are massive with a lot to see and can be exhausting. I'd spread these out over two days. You should also visit the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and the Pantheon. And if you want to spend some extra time strolling, shopping, and just taking in the atmosphere, you'll need at least 3-4 days.
Summers in Rome are brief, hot, humid, dry, and mostly clear, while winters are long, cold, wet, and partly cloudy. Throughout the year, the temperature typically ranges from 3°C to 32°C, with temperatures rarely falling below -2°F or rising above 35°C.
A first-time visitor to Rome may want to see the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, as well as Saint Peter's Basilica; the one and only Colosseum, as well as the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill; and the Pantheon, one of the most amazing monuments from ancient Rome.
Rome is full of hidden gems. Don't miss the Galleria Doria Pamphilj or Palazzo Barberini if you enjoy art. The Museo Barracco is a free museum that is well worth visiting. Don't miss the Domus Romana at Palazzo Valentini, the Domus Aurea, and the Baths of Caracalla if you're into antiquity. Take a tour of Trastevere, a fascinating neighborhood full of history and ambiance, for even more hidden gems.
Every region of Italy, including Rome, has its own cuisine. Rome is famous for four classic Roman pastas made with pecorino (sheep's milk) cheese: cacio e pepe, gricia, carbonara, and amatriciana. Artichokes are also famous in Rome, whether braised (alla Romana) or deep fried (alla Giudia, or Jewish-style). A large part of Roman cuisine is based on "cucina povera," or simple food, which includes a variety of offal dishes such as tripe, coratella, pajata, and others. This is a very rich topic, so I highly recommend trying some local trattorias and, if you really want to learn more, taking a cooking class or going on a food tour.