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Luggage storage Rome

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Where can I store my luggage in Rome?

Searching for luggage storage in Rome? Whether you have a couple of hours before your flight or you just arrived way too early for check-in, there’s no need to spend all your time in a cafe watching over your luggage.

Luggage Storage in Rome with Stasher

There are many advantages to storing your bags with Stasher compared to traditional left luggage lockers in Rome. Stasher connects you with a network of hundreds of local businesses and hotels where you can easily and affordably store your luggage. 

Here are some of the reasons you should consider Stasher if you’re searching for luggage storage in Rome: 

  • All of our locations are vetted for security and convenience
  • Each booking includes insurance of up to €1,000 per item, to offer you absolute peace of mind
  • You can find our StashPoints near all major transport hubs in the city
  • It’s only €5 per day, and €5 per additional day.

Where can I store my luggage in Rome?

Here are some of our most popular luggage storage areas and attractions in Rome 

To see all our luggage storage locations in Rome, click here!

Opening times

Most of our StashPoint are open late or even 24/7. However, as each business has its own opening hours, we recommend checking before booking online, especially during bank holidays.

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Luggage storage near Rome train stations

Roma Termini

Luggage storage at Roma Termini is managed by KiPoint and can be found on the main platform floor.

Where can I find luggage storage in Roma Termini

The service costs €6 per item for the first five hours of storage. For the 6th to the 12th hour, it’s €1/hour per item and €0,50 for every additional hour. If you plan to leave your luggage for a relatively long period, the costs quickly add up. The KiPoint left luggage storage in Rome Termini is open daily from 06:00 - 23:00.

Starting from ${perDay} for a whole day, Stasher is definitely a more affordable and flexible option than the Roma Termini bag storage facility. 

Useful information about Roma Termini Station

  • Roma Termini is Rome’s main train station, connecting the capital with Florence, Venice, Milan and Naples.
  • If you want to do some sightseeing, take the Linea B metro line. You can get to the Colosseum, Fontana di Trevi, Piazza di Spagna and more in less than 15 minutes.
  • For more info regarding services available at the train station, check out their official website.

Roma Tiburtina

There is a luggage storage facility at the lower level of the station, as well as many local shops offering bag storage nearby. 

Where can I find luggage storage in Roma Tiburtina

There are StashPoints offering luggage storage near Roma Tiburtina, making it easy for you to drop your bags and enjoy everything the city has to offer.

Find them all here!

Useful information about Roma Tiburtina Station

  • Low-cost coach companies such as Flixbus depart from Tiburtina Coach and Train Station.
  • Connected to the rest of the city through Line B, the first underground line build in Rome.
  • The Colosseum is only 5 stops away!

Luggage Storage near Rome Airports

Fiumicino (Leonardo Da Vinci)

There is a left luggage facility located on the ground floor of Terminal 3, in the International Arrivals area. The service is open daily from 06:30 - 23:30.

Luggage Storage Near Rome's Top Attractions

Here's some info on luggage storage near Rome's most popular spots.

Colosseum

Left luggage near the Colosseum

Starbike

  • Price: €5 per item.
  • Opening hours: 09:00 – 20:00 (Monday – Friday)
  • Address: Via Capo d’Africa, 29/D, 00184 Roma

MrBike

  • Price: Luggage storage for the day costs €6. Each additional day is an extra €5.
  • Opening hours: 24 hours/ day (Monday – Sunday)
  • Address: Via Carlo Botta, 35/37, 00184 Roma 

Useful Information About the Colosseum

  • The Colosseum is only two stops from Termini train station. Take Linea B, the Blue Line, of the Rome Metro to the Colosseum station.
  • You can explore the Colosseum on your own or take a guided tour.
  • The admission ticket price is €12. Audio tours cost €17.50. You can buy them here.
  • The Ancient Romans would sometimes flood the Colosseum and have miniature ship naval battles inside as a way of entertainment.

Piazza Navona

Left luggage near Piazza Navona.

Roma Left Luggage

  • Price: €6.5 per item per day.
  • Opening hours: 09:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 19:00(Monday – Sunday)
  • Address: Via della Chiesa Nuova, 17, 00186 Roma 

FAQs

How does Stasher work?

Stasher puts you in touch with a network of local hotels and businesses that offer affordable luggage storage in Rome. Book online, drop your bags off, and continue exploring the city!

Where can I store my luggage in Rome?

Stasher offers affordable and convenient luggage storage near key Rome attractions, main transportation hubs, and famous landmarks. Using our handy StashPoint map, you can see all of our locations at a glance.

How much does it cost to store my luggage in Rome?

Luggage storage in Rome costs from €5 for the first day and €5 for any additional day.

Is there a size limit for luggage storage with Stasher?

There is no size restriction in Stasher’s luggage storage network. We can accommodate all types of luggage, big or small. To ensure a smooth experience, if you wish to store any odd-sized items (such as bikes, skiing equipment, etc.), contact us before booking. Our customer support team is available 24/7.

How long can I store my luggage in Rome for?

You can store your luggage for as long or as little as you’d like. Just select your desired drop-off and pick-up dates on the checkout page. If you wish to change your booking, you can easily do so without any extra fees!

Will my luggage be safe?

All of our luggage storage locations (we call them StashPoints!) are vetted by a member of our team. The area reserved for bags is accessible only by the employees and business staff. In addition, each item is insured for up to €1,000, adding an extra layer of security.

What will happen in case I have a problem with my booking?

Our award-winning customer service is always on hand to help you out. Chat to us using the online chat tool, email us at [email protected], or give us a call! We pride ourselves in taking care of our customers. Our stellar track record has earned us customer service awards from Feefo and Visit England, while more than 5000 reviews give us an average rating of 4.8!

What safety precautions are in place for Covid-19?

To keep you and other customers safe, please be aware Stasher are advising all customers and hosts of the following guidelines:
- Maintain a distance of 2 meters from other customers and staff
- Transfer bags by placing them on the floor for the customer to pick up, rather than passing directly
- Follow the guidance of local government in regards to: travel, social distancing and Personal Protective Equipment.
- Provide and use hand sanitiser if possible.

- We recommend taking photographs of luggage tags and applying tags to the bags yourself
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Rome Insider Tips: Find Not-So-Touristy Spots In Rome

Find some handy information about your trip to Rome, according to local travel experts!

Rome is one of the world's most beautiful and historic cities. Rome's history extends over 2500 years, and it has always been a center of politics, culture, and progress. The city's construction is shrouded in tradition and folklore, and there are numerous versions of how this magnificent city came to be. 

Various Roman emperors ruled over mighty Rome, and it was from there that the massive Roman Empire arose. The Eternal City, however, does not disappoint in any aspect, and the top things to do in Rome are among the best in the world. 

History makes the news, but it does not take center stage. The city's clubs, bars, restaurants, and wider nightlife will provide plenty of entertainment for partygoers, while bargain seekers can expect to find some of the continent's most fascinating markets. 

La Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

According to Erica Firpo, founder of “Ciao Bella”, a visit to La Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea is a must when you’re in the city. It is a gorgeous museum that will take you on a trippy adventure through Italian modern and contemporary art. 

Quadraro neighborhood

Another top thing to do in Rome according to Erica is to visit the Quadraro neighborhood, an open-air museum, where you will immerse yourself in street art!

Mirabilia Gallery

The Mirabilia Gallery is a must-visit for those interested in curiosities and bizarre objects. Founded in 2016, the gallery contains oddities from the personal collection of its founder Giano del Buffalo. 

Inspired by his travels to exotic places and collected with the help of his international associates, the gallery contains rare items such as the skull of an extinct Mosasaur and ritual objects sourced from different parts of Africa and New Guinea, in addition to artworks from some of the local contemporary artists.

The Colosseum and other major monuments

As stated by Sarah Walker, the founder of dogfooddesire.com, Rome is a city of historical experiences, from the Pantheon to the Colosseum. Firstly, it is a must to go to the Colosseum and check out other ruins while you’re there. And, take a selfie with the Colosseum in the background to capture the moment!

Moreover, Sarah suggests visiting the Vatican Museum, the Palazzo Massimo, and the National Etruscan Museum to see artifacts dating back to 2,000 years ago.

And, a pro’s tip from Sarah: “Talk about it like Teddy Tofu says that Michelangelo's statue is the best work of art ever and even better than The Last Supper”.

Quartiere Coppedè 

Aside from the popular locations in Rome, there are many more hidden gems to visit, such as the Quartiere Coppedè! It is the smallest district in Rome and you will be able to see unique buildings that are unlike other architecture in Rome. A few of the must-see things in Quartiere Coppedè are the Fountain of the Frogs and the House of Fairies. And there are also several delicious foods you can try there.

The Capuchin Crypt

Madison Krigbaum recommends visiting the Capuchin Crypt. It is underneath the church of Santa Maria Della Concezione dei Cappuccini. There are five underground chambers decorated with skulls and bones (estimated to be around 3,700 corpses total). Entrance tickets are €8.50 and you’re not allowed to take any photos. 

Giardino Degli Aranci

Madison also recommended Giardino Degli Aranci. This garden translates to “Orange Garden” and is located high on a hill near the Roman Forum. The views of Rome from this vantage point are spectacular!

Trastevere District

If you're feeling hungry you should head to the Trastevere district. If you want a midday snack, then grab a “suppli al telefono”. It is a cult street food that is made of deep-fried rice balls, coated breadcrumbs, and filled with red sauce and mozzarella. 

Sarah suggests hitting an authentic Italian meal at one of the numerous traditional restaurants there. Also, make sure to try some gelato, especially flavors like tiramisu or Nutella. 

Torben Lonne, the co-founder of DiveIn, agrees that Trastevere is your best choice for food, especially if you want to eat like the Romans. 

Looking for the best pizza by the kilo? Then, the pizzeria at Piazza Mancini across from the tram tracks has a great selection of pizza. The one at Piazza Sonnino is also pretty good, but they have a more minimal selection. If you want a simple pizza, then try the pizza Bianca, which is plain pizza with olive oil, garlic, and parsley.

Villa Farnesina

The co-founder of Best in Singapore Erica Tan also suggests planning a visit to Trastevere, and more specifically in Villa Farnesina. Villa Farnesina is one of the most underrated places in Rome and a treasure trove of aesthetic decor. 

It features incredible frescoes by Raphael, “the prince of painters”. Agostino Chigi, a wealthy Sienese banker, commissioned the young painter, who decorated the loggia with an impressive ceiling fresco depicting the marriage of Cupid and Psyche just in time for the banker's own wedding to Venetian courtesan Francesca Ordeaschi. 

Chigi often hosted lavish meals at the villa and it’s said to have encouraged his guests to toss their silver plates into the nearby Tiber River, though he secretly had his servants set up nets to catch them.

Villa Torlonia

Anton Radchenko, the founder of AirAdvisor, suggests a visit to Casina Delle Civette which is concealed away on the grounds of Villa Torlonia. It is a beautiful building that features turrets, archways, porticos, and other decorative elements and it was built as a refuge for the Torlonia family. 

It is known as the ‘Little House of the Owls’ because several owl-themed stained-glass windows were added in an extensive Art Nouveau redesign. While there is a fee to visit the Casina Delle Civette, admission to the grounds of Villa Torlonia is free.

Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary

Shannon Jones, the founder of KeeKee’s Big Adventures proposes an off-the-beaten-path experience to do in Rome; the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary. 

The famous Roman ruins at Torre Argentina span a full city block and are home to over 300 stray cats. The Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary, located down below in the ruins, is a shelter for homeless cats formed in 1993. Volunteers feed and care for all of these Italian cats. You can even go down inside to visit the shelter and adopt the cats!

The address of the sanctuary is Feral Feline Colonies Torre Argentina, scavi archeologici, 00186 Roma RM.

Vicus Caprarius

According to Joanna Agopoglu, the founder of FrenchScope, a visit to the archaeological site under the famous Trevi Fountain is a must! This hidden gem called Vicus Caprarius (The City of Water) is located underground. 

You can walk around and discover the remains of ancient Roman houses as well as beautiful pools of water. So, once you're done tossing your coin in the fountain, consider making your way to Vicus Caprarius!

Palazzo Spada

Mattias Magnusson, the founder of CruiseTrail, highly suggests visiting Palazzo Spada. This 17th-century palace contains a mesmerizing optical illusion, created by the architect Borromini. Once privately owned, it is now public administration offices. 

Walk between the row of columns under the arcade towards what looks like a life-size statue at the end. The arcade seems to be very long, about 40 meters, when in fact it is a much shorter corridor and the life-size statue is only 60cm high.

And this amazing palace is just a short walk away from Piazza Navona. It is also just across the street from the beautiful Renaissance palace, Palazzo Farnese. So, you do not even need to stray very far from the beaten path to reach it, but it's easily overlooked.

Via Niccolò Piccolomini

According to Sylvie Coleman, Head of Marketing for Family Destinations Guide, this place was one of her favorites when she first visited Rome. The place will give you an awesome view of the Magical Optical Illusion of Saint Peter’s Dome. A special feature of the street is that it is perfectly aligned with the dome of Saint Peter’s.

Santo Stefano Rotondo

Also, Sylvie Coleman says that this is the first circular church in Rome. It’s an ancient basilica and church dating back to the 5th century A.D. The church has a lot of history to offer its visitors and its architecture is very unique and picturesque. Not many people talk about this place because it's somehow overshadowed by other popular sites in the country.

Church of the Gesù

While everything about Rome is scenic and mesmerizing, it’s hard to take your eyes off the ceiling of the Church of the Gesù. 

While visiting you will see that the art is amazing and the hues are breathtaking. Baroque painter Andrea Pozzo painted the ceiling and portrayed the life of St. Ignatius. When Cindy enquired from locals, she got to know that the painting is painted as slant but gives you an impression of being distorted as one approaches it.

Centrale Montemartini

Candice Criscione, the founder of MomInItaly, says that the combination of ancient sculptures in a completely unexpected setting makes the Centrale Montemartini museum hard to beat.

Centrale Montemartini is Rome’s first public electricity plant, and it powered parts of the city from 1912 to 1963. In 1997, the building was used to temporarily house ancient Roman and Greek sculptures. People loved the juxtaposition of beautiful art and man-made machinery so much that it became a permanent exhibition.

There’s something so powerful and poetic about walking in and seeing ancient busts on display in front of enormous diesel engines or Roman mosaics with a backdrop of iron pipes. It’s such an unexpectedly beautiful arrangement of art that makes it a favorite for many visitors in a city of powerhouse attractions.

Campo de’ Fiori

Becky Moore, the founder of GlobalGrasshopper, loves to roam around Rome in the evening. In general, the locals are out in full force, biking, dining al fresco, strolling in the neighborhood parks, etc. When she’s there, she always heads to Campo de Fiori in the heart of the city, which is the oldest outdoor market. It’s a great place to soak in the ambiance, and there are lots of good restaurants and cafes surrounding it.

Becky also says that the best insider tip when traveling in Rome is to always try gelato at a local gelateria rather than a touristy one. This is because the gelato at a local place is always fresher and tastier. A gelato at a gelateria costs around 1.50€, while a cone will cost you 3.00€ at a touristy place.

Parco del Colle Oppio

Julie Decocker, from Gorgeous Unknown Travel, suggests a not well-known spot, near the Colosseum which is Parco del Colle Oppio, or Oppian Hill Park.

It’s one of the seven hills of Rome, and although it has archeological ruins, like the Baths of Trajan and Titus, and an ancient underground Roman Palace called Domus Aurea, Nero’s 1st century Palace, its magic lies in the views of the Colosseum as you approach it. Especially around dusk. 

And, like other ancient ruins without many tourists, it’s easier to let your imagination wander back to antiquity and envision what it was like when the original Romans went about their life there.

Being a Gladiator for a day

According to Mike Miller, editor-in-chief at wilderness times, if you’re into history, you should definitely sign up for a class at the Roman Gladiator School. You get to reenact gladiator fighting while wearing traditional clothing. 

And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can also sign up for a gladiator tournament and win a prize! This is a great way to spend an afternoon in Rome, whether you're traveling with friends, kids, or even solo.

A Day Trip to Anzio

A good idea for a day trip is Anzio. Anzio is a little-known beach town about an hour train ride from Rome. Barely any tourists make the trip there and the beaches are pristine for enjoying a day on the beach. 

The Best Bars And Restaurants In Rome To Taste Local Delicacies

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Rivendita Libri “Teatro e Cioccolata”

Sira Mas is a writer and digital entrepreneur. She is from Rome, so she knows the city pretty well. According to Sira, there's a place in Rome that she always recommends to anyone who wants to have some fun at night. 

It's a bar in the Trastevere neighborhood and its name is Rivendita Libri. Many people also call this bar La Bottarella. They make delicious shots and serve them in chocolate glasses topped with cream. The names of the shots are hilarious and a bit ambiguous, for example, they have these two sexy shots: Punto G (which means G spot) and 69. 

Also, the staff is always very friendly and they make the experience really enjoyable. Here's the address: Vicolo del Cinque 11 a, 00153, Roma. 

Wisdomless Club

According to Samantha Gallo, the co-founder of the travel blog S&A Getaway, the Wisdomless Club is one of the most out of the ordinary places in Rome. You walk into what seems like a classic, old-school English 1920s bar. But, after a quick tour of the bar, you will find out it’s a cocktail bar, art gallery, and a tattoo parlor.

Wisdomless's decor is based on the adventures of Phileas Fogg, a fictional character who made a bet that he can travel around the world in 80 days in the 1870s. The place is decorated with exotic animals, statues, and more to highlight Fogg's adventures.

The bar used to be someone's home, so there are many different rooms throughout the bar, each decorated differently than the next, with each room representing a different leg of Fogg's voyage.

Rooftop Lounge Trevi

Choua Lao suggests a secret spot; the Rooftop Lounge Trevi, which is a rooftop bar with a nice view of the Trevi fountain. Reservations are limited but it has a nice and romantic atmosphere, with the sound of the water running from the fountain. 

The Ice Club

The Ice Club is an excellent choice if you are looking for a completely different atmosphere in Rome. Especially for those hot summer days, this place with its nice decoration and its variety of drinks and cocktails is a unique option. The place is completely made of ice: the seats, the glasses, and the decoration. Definitely, a must if you want to have a unique experience in Rome.

Open Baladin

In the Campo de Fiori neighborhood, it is worth visiting a little brewpub called Open Baladin. It opened in 1986 and serves mainly Belgian beer. It’s one of her favorite breweries in Rome and, since Italy isn’t known for its craft beer, it’s an activity most tourists don’t get to enjoy.

Clubbing in Testaccio

Testaccio is a very non-touristy area of Rome, and the nightclubs in this neighborhood are more authentically Italian than other neighborhoods in Rome. Akab is a great club for a fun night out listening to Italian music! 

The Jerry Thomas Project

Finn Cardiff, the founder of Beachfix, says that one of the best-kept secrets in Rome is the Jerry Thomas Project. This vintage-inspired cocktail bar is candlelit with soft piano music playing in the background. It is also a bit of an exclusive bar as you have to have

a password to get in which is given to you when you make a reservation. They only allow so many people in at once which makes it a more intimate experience.

This bar is technically a Speakeasy so you would never know it was there unless you were aware of it. It looks like a normal building from the outside, and you can’t understand that there’s a fancy cocktail bar inside!

Hua Qiao Restaurant

One unique and culturally diverse spot that gets forgotten in the Italian cuisine for tourists is Hua Qiao, a Chinese place with authentic Asian hallmarks like dumplings and duck tongues. 

Italy doesn’t have to just be spaghetti and lasagna because the country offers many diverse experiences. If you want some familiarity while at Hua Qiao, they also serve a large selection of signature Italian wines. It’s truly a great time that feels different from other dining trips through the city.

Ristorante Enoteca La Torre

David Adler, the founder & CEO of The Travel Secret states that this restaurant offers very different and authentic dishes with a unique taste. Ristorante Enoteca La Torre is a restaurant that combines style, tradition, creativity, and quality. Only with its location in an aristocratic mansion you will feel transported to the past while you delight with the different flavors of the signature dishes that make the real Italian food experience.

Insider Tips

Rome Market Tour & Cooking Experience

Madelyn Alster is an independent PR Consultant at TouristJourney. She strongly suggests experiencing the exclusive Rome Market Tour & Cooking Experience which is a great way to get an insider taste! This experience leads travelers through the vibrant stalls of Campo de’Fiori, a bustling market located in the center of the city. 

Offered every day and year-round, you will begin the tour by making your way through the market with a local chef that will help you pick out the freshest ingredients. The chef will then bring you to a kitchen tucked away in the center of the city where he will showcase tips and techniques to prepare three types of pasta, sauces, and the second course of a fresh vegetable medley followed by desserts.

In addition to the above tour, Tourist Journey also offers an elevated version - a 5 Day Food Tour Package - inclusive of the same market tour and cooking experience along with a walking tour of the city, wine tastings, and a Roman pizza making class.

A Hidden Gem: the Mouth of Truth

According to Barbara over at Trip101, a hidden gem in Rome is the Mouth of Truth. It is a marble mask found on the portico of Santa Maria in Cosmedin church. Its features are based on the face of the sea god, Oceanus.

According to legend, this massive mask can determine whether people are telling the truth or not. Those who put their hands in the mask’s mouth and utter a lie would supposedly get their hands bitten off.

This legend started during medieval times when a woman accused of adultery was put to the ‘Mouth of Truth’ test. Now, the belief that this stone face can be used as a ‘lie detector’ is still present in some groups. Tourists are intrigued by this mask and want to test it on their own. Although, it’s common for some of them to back out at the last minute!

Go City Pass

Samantha Silvas from NJF shares information about how travelers to Rome can save time and money with Go City. Go City is a multi-attraction sightseeing pass that is great for people exploring new cities and having access to under-the-radar experiences in a

destination. And with one low bundled price, Go City provides amazing cost savings, and you don't have to worry about paying extra upon entry or hidden fees!

In Rome, you can visit between 2 to 7 attractions, including but not limited to the Vatican and Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, Colosseum, a wine tasting experience, Pantheon tour, Capitolini museum, a Leonardo da Vinci experience, and so much more. All attractions can be found here.

Unknown Facts & Places in Rome

Valentina Sorpresa, the founder of Peripatetic Inc, shares some relatively unknown facts and places with us. These are: 

  1. Women have to cover their shoulders and they can’t wear short skirts above the knees if they want to go into the Basilica.
  2. An important sight that is generally unknown by tourists is the Aqueduct’s park. The place is highly underrated, maybe because it is at the very southern border of the city, far from the center. It’s a huge open park, with free access, and it’s situated alongside the old Roman aqueduct; an impressive sight on a sunny day. However, you shouldn’t go there at night. The best way to reach it with public transportation is through Metro A, Subaugusta station, then a 10 minutes walk.
  3. There's a statue of St. Peter whose feet are so worn down because pilgrims keep touching it for blessings and kissing it for good luck. People have done that so much over the years that the statue's feet are completely round and have lost shape.

Pizza A Taglio 

It translates to pizza by the cut, which means that you don't have to sit down at a restaurant. There are many places where you can choose from a wide range of pizzas and baked goods that are priced by kilo. Meaning that you can taste many kinds of pizza for the same price as a full-sized pizza at a restaurant.

Ask for a suppi as well, which is one of Italy's most underrated culinary exploits. Basically, it's a deep-fried breaded ball of rice that has tomato sauce and a chunk of mozzarella cheese inside. When you bite into it, the sauce and cheese literally explode out of the breaded shell, so make sure to grab a few as they are delicious!

Gelato Tips

Vanessa Gordon, a publisher at Eat and Taste Magazine, says that when in Rome you should look for the airy and cloudy gelato instead of the flat, neutral-colored gelato. This is because there are some gelaterias that pump the gelato with air. As a result, the gelato doesn’t taste as good as the real traditional gelato of Rome. She recommends trying Giolitti | Antica Gelateria Pasticceria dal 1900 and Gelateria Del Teatro for a taste of a real gelato.

Private Golf Cart Tours

Vanessa also suggests taking a private golf tour as they take you off of the main roads and down those narrow cobbled streets to bring you to some of the most beautiful and tranquil spots in Rome, including spots that you may not be able to reach by car or by foot. Her personal recommendation for a golf tour is Rolling Rome.

Strikes in Rome

As stated by Axel Hernborg, the CEO of Tripplo, Rome faces a lot of strikes in its public transport network. You might find the metros and public transport on 24-hour strikes or more and sometimes they even block the road.

So, if you have a tight travel schedule, this experience is going to be challenging. Hence, before you plan your trip to Rome, make sure to keep some extra days aside. Also, ensure that your schedule is not so compact that any strike or delay can hamper the remaining days of the trip.

Tips on Using ATMs in Rome

Julie Decocker says that sometimes there are hidden fees when withdrawing cash. ATMs, or Bancomats, in Rome are one of those places. 

ATMs associated with banks do not charge fees, at least not on top of what your bank may charge. ATMs not associated with a bank, however, do charge extra fees. So, make sure to always use one associated with a bank. Avoid stand-alone, private ATMs.

Also, if the ATM offers to convert the exchange into your home dollars, you’ll be charged a higher rate. So, it’s advisable to do the math yourself and select the rate in the country you are visiting to minimize fees.

One more tip on ATMs in Rome is not to wait until the last minute to get cash. This is because, in heavy tourist areas, the ATMs might run out of cash!

What is the best area to stay in Rome?

Finding a place to book accommodation in Rome can be quite challenging, especially if it's your first time visiting the city. If you are wondering where to stay in Rome, read some of our suggestions below

Roma Termini

Rome's central station is where the heart of the city beats. The station connects Rome to the airport and other cities in Italy and Europe. Therefore, there is an abundance of budget and luxury hotels, as well as Airbnbs in the area.

Only one stop away from Esquilino, one of the most exciting parts of Rome, the Termini area is also close to some of the city's most famous landmarks. The National Roman Museum, the Baths of Diocletian and the remains of the Servian walls are all within walking distance.

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Piazza Navona

Navona Square is an iconic landmark of Rome, decorated with the magnificent Fountain of Four Rivers at its center. This marvelous baroque monument made by Bernini somehow manages to steal the show in an equally impressive environment.

Interestingly, Navona Square is the only historical square in the city without a church in sight. Some of the most important sights in the area are the Pantheon and the Sant' Ignazio di Loyola church. If you don't mind crowds and your budget allows it, you will have an amazing time staying in the area.

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Monti

The area around the Colosseum is where the heart of Rome's nightlife beats. Once home to gladiators and similarly dangerous types, Monti is one of the oldest areas of Rome, with endless dining and entertainment options.

Don't miss the Saint Peter in Chains church, as well as Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the oldest basilicas in the city. If the idea of sleeping in the same grounds as emperors, gladiators and senators appeals to you, then Monti is a great place for you to stay in Rome. Just make sure to make the most out of the nearby restaurants!

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Is there Uber in Rome?

Taxi drivers in Rome will tell you that using Uber is illegal in the city. However, this is not exactly the case. The truth is that the service was briefly banned in 2017 amidst backlash created by taxi drivers, however the decision was swiftly overturned. Using Uber in Rome and Milan is perfectly legal, although these are the only cities the ride sharing app actually operates in.

Even though you shouldn't believe the rumors spread by disgruntled taxi drivers, you'd better believe Uber is quite expensive in Italy. Legislation only allows for Uber Black and Uber Vans. Combined with the high demand and surge pricing, this can make Uber a surprisingly expensive option. Therefore, you might be better off just taking a regular cab.