A lot of information and tips in my blog: http://www.mylovelyrome.com/blog
Rome is a safe city. There isn't much crime because all the police and Carabinieri are here to protect politicians, but there are still pickpockets in crowded places. Be particularly careful at Trevi Fountain, and on public transportation.
The Vatican is quite conservative regarding clothes, so remember to cover your upper shoulders, don't wear shorts or short skirts.
Native Romans go shopping in the same areas of the tourists, such as Spanish Steps, via Cola di Rienzo, via Ottaviano or along via Nazionale.
The water coming out of the little fountains around the city is safe to drink! The water is brought here from the mountain springs just outside Rome.
The synagogue can be visited every day except on Saturdays, but you can’t take pictures inside.
Usually you won't find the best restaurants in the main squares and tourist attractions, but just around the corner, in the sidewalks and narrow streets. Your tour guide can suggest you the best places.
Best way to sightseeing: it is to rent a car with driver and a tour guide. You'll see more in a comfortable way. You'll need 2 half days to see the highlights!
Remember that most of the museums around Italy are closed on Mondays
You can find the best exhibitions all the year around except on August. The best are in the Scuderie del Quirinale
The most important are every morning expect Sundays in via Sannio (S. Giovanni metro stop line A) and every Sunday morning in Porta Portese (Pyramid metro stop line B).
Frequently asked Questions
Why should I take a guide?
Because you can skip lines, you can see more in less time, she can suggests best places to taste Rome
Do you also provide accomodation?
No sorry. But I can give you some good suggestions.
Which is the difference between a guide and a fully licensed guide?
Have you ever tried to hire the service of unprofessional dentist? Well, is the same with the guide. You can find people that offering their services, but you're never sure if you can trust what they say ! It is also illegal to hire a not licensed guide.
Are the tours in English?
Of course, I have an experience of several years. I also wrote a book in English
How long does each tour last?
Approximately three hours