When you go abroad for the holiday it’s not enough to organize your luggage, take some money and your passport. You must have a plan and a checklist with the main attractions that you want to see, their opening and closing times and the price of the tickets.
You also have to know what transportation option would best fit your needs. If you are in a hurry you can choose Rome airport taxi, but be careful as many drivers will try to trick you into paying more than you should. There is a fixed fare from the airport to the center of the city and it’s usually written on the taxi (€30 or €40 depending on which airport you land in).
There are some other aspects that you should take into consideration when traveling to Rome. For example, if you are a student you should grab your student ID. You will benefit from discounts at various touristic attraction as well as the Vatican.
Be careful when you plan to visit Rome. If you choose June or July you are in for a big surprise, and not a pleasant one. All the tourists come to Rome during these months, mainly because the children have the summer holiday during this period. If you cannot visit the city some other time, be prepared to pay more for the hotels, to stay on tiptoes to get a look at touristic attractions and to stay for hours in line to buy tickets.
If make a checklist with things to see, also check the opening and closing hours. Many tourists go to Vatican City on Sunday when this is closed. You will thank yourself for doing this. You cannot assume that everything will be open 24/7 only because it is a touristic city.
Many tourists buy ahead of time the RomaPass, which once activated will allow you to have the first two entries to sites for free, the others discounted and free public transportation for three days. Unfortunately, this is not quite a good idea. The RomaPass costs €25, but the entries to the sites will not add up to that. Many of them are free such as the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Spanish Steps and the RomaPass does not include the ticket to the Vatican Museums which is €15.
Planning everything in details will help you save money and time during your holiday.