We have travelled to a lot of countries including the Philippines, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Honduras and lots more, but one place that we’ve always wanted to visit is Rome. I can’t help but be taken aback by the scenery and the sights and of course, then there’s the Italian cuisine to look forward to as well! So, Italy is high on my hit list.
Before I go anywhere, I like to do a few things to make sure everything goes smoothly. If you’re trying to plan the perfect trip to Rome you might want to check them out…
Think About The Time Of Year
I like to get away as much as possible, and, normally, the seasons don’t restrict me. But, the weather can play a massive part in your trip and after being stuck in rainy season, we’ve learnt that the hard way. Obviously, adverse weather conditions can put you in danger. But, so can overly hot weather conditions. From what I hear, Italy can get incredibly hot during the spring and summer months, so you might want to go when the weather is milder for more comfort.
Take A Copy Of Your Passport
Once you land, your passport is your life. If you happen to lose it, you will have to go through a difficult and arduous process to get a fresh one. With a photocopy, you have proof of your identity and some countries even let you travel with this alone. If you are from within the European Union, a photocopy should be enough to get you back home from Rome.
Accommodation can ruin your trip if you don’t get it right. Accommodation in Rome is varied, in quantity and in quality. Quite simply, you want the best quality at the most affordable rates. I always like to spend a little more on my room so I can be sure I have somewhere to go back and get away from it all at the end of the day, plus decent wifi is key. And remember to take the location into consideration… A hotel next to the Vatican City or the Colosseum might be worth the extra cash if it saves you a lot of time and hassle.
Plan A Tour Beforehand
There is so much to do that tours can be a brilliant tool, as long as book them in advance. What happens when you book them on a whim is that you get dragged into a tour that is pretty horrendous. And, to make it worse, it costs you a fortune! Do your research and figure out whether a tour suits your needs or pick up a guide book and take to the streets yourself.
I can’t wait for the day I finally get to experience the heart of Italy. What about you?