It can ruin everything: seven "unforgivable" mistakes made by tourists in Rome
The capital of sunny and colorful Italy attracts travelers from all over the world with its architecture, delicious cuisine and tourist spots that are worth seeing at least once in a lifetime. However, planning ahead and a clear itinerary based on the feedback of other tourists and locals can make for a truly successful trip.
Trying to see everything at once can end up in trouble, and the excursion will not bring good impressions. The editors of Yahoo 's website have outlined common mistakes when visiting Italy's largest city (scroll to the end of the page to see photos).
Don't buy water
Walking around Rome in the heat is very draining, so inexperienced tourists spend dozens of euros on store-bought water. However, this is a completely unnecessary waste, as there are many fountains with purified, cool drinking water in the streets of the city, which you can drink and take with you in bottles.
Take your time
Many travelers want to have time to see the most interesting places in Rome, so they ignore rest and forget to enjoy the moment. Such a rush can cause exhaustion, so the excursion will be remembered only by hurried photos and nervousness.
Do not underestimate the heat
Italian summer is not the same as hot days in Ukraine. Don't underestimate the scorching sun in Rome, as sunstroke or other health problems won't make the trip any more enjoyable. It is better to take a break during the hottest hours or stock up on hats, an umbrella and cold drinks.
Lunch near tourist spots
It's no secret that cafe owners are eager to cash in on tourists who are hungry after another excursion. Because of the influx of people, the establishment may neglect sanitary norms, hastily prepare food and inflate prices. Romans advise to eat in remote cafes, where you can get into the color and enjoy a tasty dish.
A short trip
It is impossible to explore and even get to know Rome in detail in a few days, according to the citizens. Apart from the Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain, there are many lesser-known but still interesting and picturesque places. If you have the opportunity to stay even for a week, you should take it.
When traveling to another country, you should have a clear plan of action. Booked places for rest, tickets for desired events, a list of establishments and transportation schedules should be prepared before arrival, so as not to waste time and energy on chaotic searches.
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