Welcome to Rome

One of the world's most popular holiday destinations, home of the Colosseum, the Vatican Museums, and some of the best cooking in the world, Rome has plenty to offer travellers. But if you want to make the most of your visit, it's worth doing your research before you come.

Rome File is a city guide dedicated to helping you plan your trip to the Italian capital. From food to transport, from the best sights to the most convenient places to stay, we cover it all.

To get started, choose one of the main sections in the menu above, or try one of the more detailed pages below. These are just highlights: there's plenty more to discover inside.

Rome Tourist Information

General tourist Information to help you plan your trip to Rome.

Museums & Galleries

A guide to the museums and art galleries of Rome.

Rome Sightseeing Guide

A guide to some of the best things to do and see in Rome.

Food and Drink

A guide to eating out and the best dishes of Rome.

Taxis in Rome

Taxis are one way to explore, but watch out for scams.

Annual Festivals and Events

Find out what's happening in Rome during your visit. Now updated for the 2016-2017 season.

Italian Beer

Famous as wine-drinkers, Romans are also starting to drink more beer. Discover the city's breweries.

The Vatican City

For many travellers, a visit to Rome just wouldn't be complete without seeing the Vatican City.

Rome Tour Guides

Thinking of hiring a tour guide? See our tips first.

Convents in Rome

Convents can be cheap but pleasant places to stay.

Fernet Branca

Love it or hate it: discover Italy's most interesting drink.

Crime in Rome

Rome isn't a violent city, but there's a lot of petty crime. Find out how to stay safe during your visit.

Sustainable Tourism

As Rome becomes ever more popular as a tourist destination, how can we take care of this remarkable city?