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Rome  Backpack Guide

Rome
Backpack Guide

How many days should
I visit Rome for?

For some, months or even years is not enough.  For first time visitors, anywhere from 5-7 days is enough to take in the city and go on a few day trips.

When's the best
time to visit Rome?

Rome attracts alot of visitors each year especially during the summer months.
Try to visit Rome either in the spring or fall for lower travel rates and significantly shorter lines at attractions.

How much
does Rome cost?

On average, backpacking in Rome costs about $80 a day.
Lunch
$10
Dinner
$15
Adventures
$15
Hostel
$30
Transit
$5
Other
$5

Is it safe
to visit Rome?

For the most part, Rome is safe to visit.  However, as with most big cities, pickpockets can be a problem, so be extra cautious when in touristy areas.

Do I need to
know Italian?

It’s not necessary to know Italian as most people you meet can also speak English.
Don’t be a tacky tourist though, learn some common Italian phrases before you go.

What currency
does Italy use?

Italy uses the Euro as their currency.  One US dollar is worth approximately €1.04.

Warning Schengen Area

Italy is part of the Schnegen Agreement which allows open borders between many European countries.

However, if you're traveling for longer than 90 days, you need to be aware of certain restrictions that may affect your trip.
Schengen Agreement

Italian phrases for traveling

Hello
Ciao
How are you?
Come va?
My name is...
Mi chiamo...
Do you speak English?
Lei parla Inglese?
One beer please
Una birra, per favore
Help
Aiuto
Thank you
Grazie

Rome Adventures

Here are 15 of our favorite adventures you should do while you're in Rome.  Read about them in our Rome Adventure Guide.

Mmmmmm... food!

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A big part of traveling is getting to try food you haven't had before.

Rome has alot to offer including bruschetta, pizza and many other Italian delicacies.

Learn about all the awesome food waiting for you by checking out our Italian food guide.
Italian Food Guide
Euro Trip Kit
Trip planning made easy!
Whether you're going to Rome for just a couple of weeks or traveling around Europe for a few months, the Euro Trip Kit will help plan your trip.

Inside the kit, you'll find a travel journal, adventure passport, language cards and a bunch of other great things to get you excited for your euro trip.
Inside The Kit
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