WHEN IN ROME DO AS THE ROMANS DO!    (Where you go, do as you see)
  • Ask for espresso, macchiatto, lungo or ristretto, never American or instant.
  • Drink cappuccino in the morning, never in the afternoon.
  • Eat the whole spaghetti, never cut it.
  • Do not help yourself with the spoon when eating spaghetti.
  • Eat the pasta al dente (hard).
  • Do not ask for bread to accompany the pasta.
  • Eat pizza with your hand.
  • Dress the pizza with olive oil and peperoncino.
  • Dress salads with salt, pepper, oil, balsamic vinegar or lemon.
  • Do not ask for shredded cheese with seafood dishes.
  • To think that Italians only eat pizza and pasta is a myth.
  • Never order spaghetti bolognese because it does not exist in restaurants.
  • Never ask for a box to take your leftovers home.
  • Enjoy a gelato in the afternoon.
  • Fiumicino “Leonardo d’Vinci”. It is the most important airport in Italy with national and international flights to any part of the world.
  • Ciampino “Giovan Battista”.  Alternate airport with domestic and international flights within Europe.

    *These airports are located 30-40 minutes from Rome.


-From Rome to any national and international destination. 

-Trenitalia Railways is the most important railway line with high-speed trains and suburban, regional, national and international connections.

    -Roma Termini (central station) 
    -Roma Tiburtina
    -Leonardo Express direct train from Fiumicino Airport to Roma Termini, at a cost of approximately € 14.50.
-Purchasing tickets in advance lowers the cost.
-Using the ticket vending machines is faster than buying at the box office.
-Do not allow help from strangers when buying tickets at the machines, it is very easy and the instructions are in several languages.
-Stamp the ticket at the machines to validate it before boarding the train.
-Failure to validate the ticket could result in a heavy fine from the railway authorities.
-Do not cross the yellow line.


-The Rome metropolitan railway is composed of three lines, A, B and C.

-Line A crosses the city from northwest to southeast, its terminals are Battistini and Anagina.
-Line B crosses the city from northwest to south, its terminals are Rebibbia and Laurentina stations.
-Line C covers the eastern peripheral districts of the city, its terminals are Pantano and San Giovanni.
-Keep your ticket as there are barriers in the subway stations where you have to insert your ticket to enter and exit the station.

-The main bus terminal in Rome is located in front of the Termini central station.

-Purchase tickets before boarding any public transportation.
-Public transportation is used for short trips and as a link to a subway or train stop.
-Buy bus and subway tickets at newsstands, tobacco shops or vending machines located at major bus stations and bus stops.
-You pay a fixed fare and it is worth as much as if you get off at the next stop or go all the way to the last stop.
-The ticket is valid for 90 minutes, which allows you to change buses using only one ticket.
-When validating the tickets, the machine will stamp the date and time indicating the beginning of their validity.
-You will be subject to a heavy fine if your ticket is not validated.
-Public transportation is free for children under 10 years old.



  • Italy has a great culinary diversity, with each of its regions having its own representative dish, based on the healthy Mediterranean diet, designed for the consumption of cereals, vegetables, legumes, fruits, oils, milk, fish and meat in moderation.
  • The not-to-be-missed Italian dishes are: Pasta with its delicious ragùs (tomato, dried tomato, cinghialle, al tartufo, funghi porcini,a la carbonara, a la amatriciana), risotto and pizza.
    -Cheeses: Parmigiano Reggiano, grana padano, pecorino, mozzarella, ricotta etc.
    -Beverages: Aperol, lemon spritz, negroni, local wines and coffees in all their varieties.
    -Typical regional desserts: Gelato, tiramisú, cannoli, sfogliatelle, cantucci and panna cotta and others.
  • In Italy restaurants are also known as trattorias, osterias, tavola calda, enotecas and pizzerias. It is worth mentioning that in most Italian towns they close from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • Let yourself be surprised by the delicious Italian street food.
    -Piadina:Flat bread, thin, round baked, stuffed with cheese, cold meats and vegetables (Emilia Romagna).
    -Porchetta: Roast pork, seasoned with salt, herbs, larded with garlic, rosemary, fennel and fine herbs. Served in slices on crusty bread (Rome and Umbria).
    -Pesce Fritto Al Cono:Fresh fish, shrimp and squid fritters. Seasoned with a touch of lemon, served in cardboard cones (some Italian ports).
    -Zeppole: traditional sweet (Naples).
    -Stigghiola: Grilled lamb or chicken intestines, washed in water and salt, seasoned with parsley, onion and herbs (Palermo).
    -Panelle: is a kind of fried chickpea fritter, similar to falafel (Sicily).
    -Arancini: crispy, golden rice balls, filled with cream, ground meat, cheese, peas and covered with cream (Sicily).
    -Lampredotto: sliced beef belly, simmered in tomato broth and fine herbs. Served in a pancake or on a plate, garnished with green sauce and parmesan cheese (Florence).
    -Panzerotti: Half-moon shaped bread, stuffed with cheese and tomato. Delicious street delicacy, similar to calzone (Puglia).
    -Olive All’ascolana: Fried breaded olives, stuffed with seasoned ground beef and parmesan cheese. Served in cardboard cones ( Le Marche).
    -Torta Al Testo: Unsalted bread cake, stuffed with cold meats and vegetables (Perugia).
    -Pani Ca Meusa: Finely chopped veal lung and spleen sandwich (Palermo).
  • Local markets offer a wide variety of typical regional dishes.
  • If you like to cook, the markets offer fresh, top-quality products.
  • Another option to buy groceries are convenience stores such as: Conad, coop and sapori d’intorno.

  • Tours
  • It is advisable to book the city tour two days after your arrival, so that jet lag will allow you to enjoy it.
  • Each city offers free walking tours (it is customary to tip the guide 5 euros).
  • Book the walking tour in your language.
  • Search for historical and gastronomic walking tours.