Rome Resources

There are tons of information on Rome and sifting through all them can be very time consuming. As I often come across invaluable resources for Rome ranging from apps to blog posts to services to videos, I have decided to put them all on one page for easy reference.

Here, I am not only listing blogs or websites that I would recommend. But instead, I have pulled out specific posts which have been hand-picked and reviewed to ensure they are relevant for visitors regardless of when they are coming to Rome.

Rome Resources in One Place

Some posts are from BrowsingRome and others are from various sources, many of whom I can vouch for.  In time, as I come across additional resources, this page will naturally be updated.

If you have a resource you would like to share, please email the details to browsingrome [at] gmail [dot] com.  While I welcome new recommendations, it is entirely my discretion to decide if the resource will be shared.

Disclosure:  No compensation has been received from any of these resources listed.  They are just excellent information that deserve to be shared.

Attractions

Top 10 Things To Do in Rome by Why Go Italy

Top Museums in Rome by About.com Italy Travel

Roman Masterpiece by CNNGo (Video) 

Capital of Contradictions by CNNGo (Video)

The Secret Key Hole in Rome by Rome Cabs

Rome Sites Then and Now by My Melange

Rome’s Appian Way by Revealed Rome

Rome Monuments – My Top 5 by Heart Rome

Rome Underground: Catacombs, Crypts, & Bones by Heart Rome

Ostia with Kids by Context Travel

Off the Beaten Path: Park of Aquaducts – Guest Post on BrowsingRome by Understanding Rome

Palazzo Farnese now offers English Tours – by Amanda Ruggeri in The New York Times Travel

Palazzo Valentini by BrowsingRome

Santi Quattro Coronati by BrowsingRome

San Pietro in Vincoli by BrowsingRome

A Hidden Gem of Architecture: Quartiere Coppede by Context Travel

Top 5 Must-See Archaelogical Sites in Rome by American Institute for Roman Culture

Top Tips from a Local - Cultural Delights of Rome on MSN with Amanda Ruggeri (Video)

Top Tips from a Local – Explore the markets, bars and attractions on MSN with Simona Palmisano,  Walks of Italy Rome Expert (Video)

Accommodations

Friendly Rentals: We have used them for our accommodations in Barcelona and Lisbon and have been happy with their service.  They also offer apartments in Rome.

10 of the Best Boutique Hotels in Rome by Amanda Ruggeri in The Guardian

10 of the Best Pensiones in Rome by Amanda Ruggeri in The Guardian

Rome’s Best Budget Accommodation: Five Places to Stay for Under €80 a Night by Revealed Rome

Cross- Pollinate: Accommodation agency managed by BeeHive Hotel/Hostel

Places to Eat - Quick Bites

Panino/Panini near Circo Massimo by Gillian’s List

Quick Lunch near Spanish Steps by BrowsingRome

Il Cartoccio by Moscerina

Lasagnam by BrowsingRome

6 Pizzas in Rome that will make you forget about Naples by Katie Parla on Eater

Places to Eat – Brunches

Eggs for breakfast by Gillian’s List

Brunch in Rome RoundUp by Tavole Romane

Brunching in Rome: Bocca di Dama by Young in Rome

Places to Eat – RoundUps, WineBars, Restaurants and Gelato

Untouchables: Must-Visits by Tavole Romane

Chef’s Guide to Rome by Caputmundicibus

My Three No-Fail Restaurants in Rome by Revealed Rome

Ten Restaurants Not To Be Missed in Rome by Tavole Romane

My favorite places to Eat and Drink in Rome by Katie Parla

Roman Pasta Dishes and 10 Places to Eat Them in Rome by Food Lover’s Odyssey

10 Places to Go in Rome for Foodies by BrowsingRome

20 Places for Happy Hour in Rome by Tavole Romane

Eating in Rome’s Ghetto by Katie Parla

Best Trattoria Wine List in Rome by Vino Roma

Five Wine Bars in Rome by My Melange 

Where to Drink Wine in Rome by Tasting Rome

Guides to Gelato in Rome by Katie Parla

Fassi – All-Time Favorite by BrowsingRome

Il Gelato di Claudio Torce by BrowsingRome

Gelateria del Teatro by BrowsingRome

Places to Eat – Special Occasions

Metamorfosi Restaurant in Rome by Elizabeth Minchilli

Glass Hostaria by Gina Tringali

La Pergola by Arthur Hungry

Getting Around Rome

From Fiumicino International Airport to Rome Centre by RomeWalks (Video)

Getting from Civitavecchia cruise port to Rome by Walks of Italy

Leonardo Express by BrowsingRome

Public Transport in Rome – Part 1 by BrowsingRome

Public Transport in Rome – Part 2 by BrowsingRome

Taxis in Rome by BrowsingRome

Tours, Things To Do, Private Guides

Context Travel – Scholar-led walking tours covering archeology, art and cuisine.  Here is my account of a Culinary Stroll in Rome which Context Travel invited me to join.

Craft Beer Tastings in Rome – Get insights into Italian beer history, culture and production with Katie Parla. Katie also offers private culinary and cultural tours.

Eating Italy Food Tour -  They offer 9 food tastings in the Testaccio neighborhood. I was invited to join this tour and share my experience here.

Elizabeth Minchilli – Food workshops where you get to taste olive and olive oils as well as learning how to make Italian cocktails

Gina Tringali – Offers private tours and customized gastronomic itineraries.

Rome Cabs – Provides tours, shore excursion and transfer needs.  They do tours in the Roman countryside in region of Lazio.

Scooteroma – Tour Escort Annie will lead you on an exhilarating three or four hour scooter tour of amazing Rome.

Tavole Romane – Offers different food tours in various neighborhoods in Rome and sit down meal tours.

Understanding Rome – Helps you delve beneath the surface, and discover over two millennia of war, struggle, and triumph through tailor-made guided visits of Rome.

Walks of Italy – All of their experiences, from guided walks to full-day excursions, were created as if they were providing them for visiting friends – every single one to engage and inspire you.  At their invitation, I joined their food tour where we made our own pizza.

Wine Tasting in Rome with Vino Roma – Learn everything about Italian wines at various types of guided tastings and seminars. Here’s a glimpse of my wine tasting experience with Vino Roma.

Travel Tips for Rome

Going Local by Rome Walks (Video)

Tips for Tipping by Katie Parla

Itinerary for 5 Days in Rome by Why Go Italy

Best Picnic Sport and Picnic Fare in Rome by Food Lover’s Odyssey

Need free Wi-Fi? by Buzz in Rome

Free Wi-Fi Hotspots in Rome by Un”Americana a Roma

How to not get ripped off eating in Italy by Walks of Italy

Beaches Around Rome by Lazio Explorer

Shopping

Rumor has it…Via Borgognona by Moscerina

Shopping in Rome by BrowsingRome (The 2nd half of the post covers shopping areas)

Arlene Gibbs Decor – Offers shopping tours in Rome to fit every style.

Shopping in Rome – Tax Refund for Tourists by BrowsingRome

Day Trips from Rome

Great Round Up on Day Trips by Young in Rome

Orvieto – the Perfect Day Trip from Rome by Cross-Polinate

Rome day trip – Civita Castellana by Lazio Explorer

Palace of Caserta by BrowsingRome

Rome Travel Consultants

My Melange

Revealed Rome

Additional Resources for Rome

Rome for Foodies – App

Eat Rome – App

Rome for Expats – App

List of Favorite Roman Restaurants by Maureen B. Fant (pdf)

Take Off Guides Rome – There are a few spelling mistakes as it is translated from Spanish but the information gives you general background information of the main attractions in Rome.

Italy Guides – Free Audio Guides of Rome  You can download audio guides of 8 major attractions in Rome.

Rick Steves Audio Guides  Go to No. 3 and you can download mp3 and maps for some attractions in Rome.

Pierreci – Audio guides in various languages A cooperative that for more than 15 years has been involved in the cultural heritage sector, with the objective of drawing the public close to art and culture.

Official Rome Tourism Website in English.

 

 

 

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