Rome in a Day
September 20, 2013 8:11 AM Subscribe
I'm going to Rome. I have one free day to use as I see fit. What should I do?
posted by Andrhia to travel & transportation around Rome, Italy (25 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I am going to a conference in Rome next week! My talk is on Friday and rehearsal is on Thursday, but... I arrive Wednesday morning and I can spend all day enjoying the glories of Rome! So how do I spend this time?
There are, of course, complicating factors, to wit:
* I will be alone. I come across as a young and bright-eyed woman. My hair is dyed a not-quite-natural color.
* I do not speak Italian.
* I'll be landing on the red-eye at 7am local time on the one day I have free.
* I am staying in Trastavere.
* I am gluten intolerant.
* I love to see and experience interesting things, but it is OK for me to not see All The Things. There will be another time.
So! Given predicted levels of exhaustion, what do you recommend I do?
Should I try to sign up for some sort of formal tour, or will I be able to make my way around by myself all right? Are the buses easily navigable, or are the taxis inexpensive? Or is it all walkable to someone accustomed to walking around Manhattan?
Where should I eat? How much money should I bring? What are the one to three things I absolutely must see or do? Should I invest in a translation app for my iPhone?
Ahhhh panic panic!