What you have to know before you visit Rome for the first time

Visiting a new country for the first time can be overwelming so more you know about the place you are planning to visit, better for you. Today, I'm going to share with you a few things that I learned during my first ever trip to Rome, Italy:

Let me start from weather:
Be aware that in summer it gets really hot in Rome and I mean hot. At around 9:00 AM it was so hot that it was hard to breath.  Because of the extrem heat, I had to skip many sightseeings that I had on my must-see list, before I went to Rome.
travelblogger,Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy
Taxi drivers don't speak English:
But don't worry, at the airport, there is a person near Taxi stop who can assist you (in English) to get to Rome by Taxi. 
Charming pizzeria in the street of Rome, Italy
Charming pizzeria in the street of Rome, Italy

How cute is this red car

Store business hours:
I was surpised when I saw that the stores were open only from 10:00 AM and were already closed at around 8:00 PM. I was even more surprised when I found out that lunch time lasts about 2 hours, so basically, we had only few hours a day to shop in stores in Rome. Only souvenir shops were open untile late.

Paying by credit card:
Almost every store and restaurant took credit cards (American Express) except little souvenir shops. (When I was in Paris,  some of the restaurants didn't take American Express.)

Loved these narrow and colorful streets of Rome

I've been walking in this street almost every day

Spanish  Steps in Rome (near this place you will find all big designer stores )

Castel Romano Designer Outlet __shopping in Rome:
I have to admit that for me, one of the most exciting parts about traveling to Italy was shopping. So I tried my best during my one-week stay, to figure out where I could find the best deals for clothes and accessories. I bought few things near Spenish Steps, but mostly I shopped in Castel Romano Designer Outlet mall wich was about 40 minutes away from Rome. There were over 150 boutiques and there was something for everyone. I especially loved less known Italian brands' that had high quality stuff for reasonable prices. 
Rome, Italy

I'm sure, there are many things you will need to know before visiting Rome for the first time but today, let me finish here.

Wish you all a fabulous day. 



54 comments

  1. Great guide for the first time. Rome is a beautiful city to visit!
    xx

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  2. These are great tips!! My fiance that travelled once in Rome told me about the taxi drivers, they know english but they refuse to speak haha it's crazy!! x

    Yiota
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    1. Really? haha, I didn't know that.

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  3. Great tips. I would love to go there. Have a lovely day! Gemma x
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    1. Thank you Gemma. You too dear, have a nice day. xx

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  4. Thanks for sharing these tips! I have heard that Rome is wonderful!

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  5. Rome is Rome! Romantic...we call her "eterna"!!!
    Is magic!
    Nicoletta
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  6. This is a well written guide, Nina and thank you for sharing. I find that most places don't take American Express these days so it's nice to know that most places in Rome do.

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  7. Yes, AmEx is not well accepted in many places in the world, but good that Rome is an exception! I went to Rome and all you said is like that - but I speak Italian from family, so it was OK. The pictures you took are so beautiful, I loved them, well done! Glad you had such a lovely trip!
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  8. I love these photos! I visited Rome few months ago and loved it so much! The streets are so cute and the food is pretty amazing!

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  9. I have always wanted to go to Rome, so this is extremely helpful! That shopping mall sounds so good, it would be lovely to visit some lesser known Italian boutiques too! Thanks for sharing xx

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  10. Wow, all pics are so beautiful. The post is a nice guide for first time. Kisses:)
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  11. Such a charming city. IU can't wait to visit it one day!

    XoXo,

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  12. Beautiful pictures! Rome is on my Bucket list!

    -Lena
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  13. Rome is so gorgeous and vibrant! Thanks for sharing these useful tips :)
    xx
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  14. Rome has so much beautiful architecture! It's one of the reasons why I want to visit Rome someday! :)

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  15. Oh gosh, this travel post is giving me serious wanderlust - everything looks so beautiful and dreamy! Great reminder of the weather by the way, I last visited Rome a couple of years ago and had completely forgotten just how hot it can get in summer!

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  17. Great to know! Thanks for sharing these tips!
    - Cielo
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  18. Great post! I love the pictures so much:)

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  19. Hi Nina! Great portraits and tips. Thank you for sharing and I pray you having a blessed week

    Tiff
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  20. When I studied abroad in Rome I dont think I expected the heat and how hot it gets LOL! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

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  21. Oh wow, it looks so pretty there!

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  22. Your photos look amazing and I would love to visit Rome again soon (especially with your tips!!). Big Xx Susanne - http://bagatyou.com

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  23. Wow! My mom told me that in France, the lunch breaks are about 2 hours, since she works in a place with many Parisians and they really embrace life to the fullest; I had no idea it's true for Italy, too! Also, I didn't know it gets that hot either. Thanks for sharing all this info with us, girlie, I'll have to keep this all in mind when in Rome ;)

    XO,
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  24. Rome is such a dream! You definitely have made me itch to go back! Love all your pictures!

    <3 Shannon 
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  25. Thank you so much for sharing this. Your pictures look so amazing.

    xx, Maryam
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  26. Thank you for sharing your tips with us. Your pictures are gorgeous BTW.

    xx, Maryam
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  27. I've never been to Rome but when I go I have to go to this outlet!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  28. Roma siempre es buena opción.

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  29. Thanks for sharing these, never knew the drivers can't speak English. Nice pictures.

    Bernie, xx
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  30. Wow, such beautiful pictures! I would love to visit. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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  31. Such great advice and love your photos. Italy is the best!
    ~Samantha
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  32. Rome is definitely on my must-visit list!

    -Ashley
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  33. I want to visit Rome so bad right now!!

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  34. These pictures are so cute! Thanks for sharing your insights!

    Angie
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  35. Beautiful pictures, I would love to go there someday!

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  36. I hope to visit Rome again next year and spend more time there. One of the cities I visited this year than I fell in love with. So beautiful there. Totally pinned this for my next trip!

    xoxo
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  37. These are definitely good things to know before visiting Rome! Your photos are beautiful!

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  38. When I went to Europe in 2013, Rome was my absolute favorite. It was so freaking hot because I went in July! I loved everything: the food, shopping, architecture, landmarks (Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, St. Peter's Square, etc.) I would love to go back, with my husband this time because last time I went with my mom and her friends

    Hannah
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  39. Have a great day dear ! Kisses <3
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  40. such a dream place, who wouldn't want to go there

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  41. Rome looks lovely. thanks for the tips

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  42. This place looks absolutely dreamy!
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  43. This is so helpful! Thank you for sharing!
    -Gabby
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  44. Thank you for this guide. Now I really want to visit Rome. There are so many beautiful things to see and do!

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  45. I hope I can go to rome someday. thanks for the tips :D

    have a nice day
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  46. I want to visit Rome so bad! Looks so fun!

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  47. I've never been but would love to visit one day! Thank you for sharing your tips, especially around shopping - I like to shop when I'm on holiday so I'll remember that tip about the outfits if I ever get to Rome :)

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend :)

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  48. This post takes me back :) Rome is one of my favourite places in the world, it is so beautiful there! xoxo

    Kay
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  49. Amazing tips hun. I love the sound of the designer outlet! I will be sure to check that out next time I'm in Rome xx

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  50. Awesome post!!

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  51. Rome is one of my favourite places! i can go there time and time again and always discover something new x
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