Italy's beautiful city Rome is known as the Eternal City, an apt moniker given its incredible history and importance to the modern and classical world. Rome is a wonderful city to visit on holiday, whether you are a lover of the arts, history, architecture, or incredible shopping and dining. However, Rome's immense size and the wide array of sights to take in can make it intimidating or frustrating, or even financially dangerous to an unprepared tourist.
I am not going to attempt a comprehensive tourist guide to Rome in this article, as there are already many terrific, detailed travel books which do so (and some are linked below). What I will focus on here are basic personal tips from my own experiences visiting Rome. Keep these tips in mind while planning your trip and visiting this amazing city in Italy, and I guarantee you will enjoy a much more pleasurable experience.