Tourist Information

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

Sightseeing Guide

A guide to some of the most famous sights of Rome, including churches.

Museums & Galleries

A guide to the museums and art galleries of Rome.

Food & Drink

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

Welcome to Rome...

One of the world's most popular holiday destinations, Rome has plenty to offer visitors. But if you want to make the most of your visit, it's worth doing your research before you come.

Rome File is dedicated to helping you plan your trip to the city. From food to films, from the best sights to the strangest wildlife, we cover it all.

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

We update Rome File regularly, but if you spot some information that's out of date, please let us know, and we'll make sure to correct it.

Fernet Branca

Fernet Branca logo

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

Convents in Rome

River Tiber

Convents can be a cheap but safe and pleasant places to stay.

Taxis in Rome

Roman taxi

Taxis can be an easy way to get around, but watch out for scams.

Annual events

Events

Find out what's happening in Rome during your visit.

Italian beer

Beer in Open Baladin

Although famous as wine-drinkers, Romans are also starting to drink more beer. Read about some of the city's breweries.

The Vatican City

St Peter's Square

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

Rome tour guides

Trevi fountain

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

Shopping guide

Street market in Rome

Whether you're after souvenirs or food, check out our shopping guide.

Films set in Rome

La Dolce Vita

Read about Rome's important role in the history of cinema.

Feral cats

a feral cat in Rome

Read about the feral cats that prowl the streets of Rome.

Public Transport

Tram

Find out about Rome's public transport, with 2012 prices.

Sustainable Tourism

Broken bridge

Do you travel ethically and sustainably?

Churches in Rome

Church in Rome

Read about some of Rome's many churches.

Crime in Rome

Police car

Find out how to stay safe during your visit.

Thello train from Paris to Rome

Thello Train.

Discover the new direct train from Paris to Rome, coming December 2012.