Rome is the eternal city and everyone knows it. So, often tourists flock to the most predictable places. There are hidden gems to be found, but sometimes the crowd-ridden spots are crowded for a very good reason. Discover how to have the best experience with our guide to the tourist’s traps worth falling in to in Italy‘s capital.
This square is bursting with life boasting three fountains, two churches and seemingly hundreds of little cafes. There are vendors selling knock off bags, costumed people blowing bubbles that rise up past the roofs, and a lot of posing for photos but it seems everyone is in a good mood. Whilst it is undeniably delightful and sweet and exciting, it’s truly a tourist place, with everything catered towards appeasing English speakers and visitors from abroad. To combat this, skip the expensive restaurants surrounding the square. While there are an abundance of places to choose from that look out upon the square, the quieter surrounding streets have more authentic options, with traditional trattorias squeezing into the little alleys.
The whole walk through The Vatican City will be a whirlwind of people trying to persuade you to join a tour. Whilst tours can be immensely informative and fantastic ways to view a city, sometimes the most meaningful Vatican experiences can be enjoyed alone. Wander at your own pace, spending hours in the map room and the famous Sistine Chapel. Do the Vatican your way and let yourself be surrounded by decadence and history.
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