Take a guided tour of the beautiful city of Rome to make the most of your visit to the Eternal City. There is a wide choice so you can select those that are best suited to meet your needs. Available tours include trips by bus and minivan, scooter or Vespa tours, night tours or half-day guided tours. Some sightseeing tours enable you to skip the line for entry to any tourist attractions, such as the Colosseum or Vatican Museums. The best way to appreciate some of the highlights and history of Rome is via tours of this nature, with professional guides providing useful detail and information about each landmark visited.
No matter what time of year you schedule your tour you should ensure that you’re wearing the most suitable clothing for your activity. If it involves a lot of walking then be sure to wear flat, comfortable shoes that will not cause any blisters. There’s nothing worse than participating in a walking tour when your feet are sore or blistered. Your clothing should be loose and suited to the weather conditions, layering light clothing is one way to make sure you don’t become too hot and flustered during your tour of the city.
If you are visiting the Vatican or any of Rome’s splendid churches, you should dress with care, as shorts, mini skirts or bare shoulders are frowned upon. This dress code is particularly strict for women, who are expected to dress modestly. Longer, Bermuda-length shorts are acceptable for entry to most of Rome’s holy places, but if you wear anything shorter you may well be refused entry to any religious attraction, including St Peter’s Basilica.
Accommodation in Rome varies a lot in quality and price. There are adequate cheap sleeps and plenty of luxury rentals. Rome holiday apartments are very popular, and if your holiday apartment is situated downtown you can tour this wonderful city at your leisure to fully experience Italy’s la dolce vita.