Travel Tips for First-time Rome Visitors Pompeii day trip from Rome

  1. By John
  2. On Oct 15, 2018
  3. Europe
  4. Travel Tips

Each Monday on Hack Your City, we ask readers for your best tips on a city: driving tips, restaurant recs, things to do, and any other advice for visitors and locals. Arrange your Pompeii day trip from Rome by our tips on the site.

Somethings to do during the Rome Trip:

“Cash is king, but don’t take dollars to convert.” (Use the ATMs.)—e30s2k.

“Get a Roma Pass for each person. It’s something like 20 euros but pays for itself quickly. It’s valid for 3 days and covers public transportation and free or discounted admission to major sights. In those 3 days, the first two sights are free, so choose the priciest ones to see first (I did the Colosseum and Forum).”—Spaceman3k*

“The streets are unevenly paved, even in posh neighborhoods, and you will be doing a lot of walking. Leave the heels for dinner and bring good supportive flats.”—pdxwhy*

“Bring a reusable water bottle and fill up using the public fountains. Yes, water just comes out of public fountains in Europe (esp Rome) and is drinkable.”—TheBobmanNH

“Uber is prevalent in Rome and they have a van option. Great for moving large groups (more than can fit in a taxi) if you need it.”—cheesel

“The MyTaxi app that works so well in the rest of the city, doesn’t seem to work at all at the airport. So, get some cash, and be ready to pay with cash to get where you’re going. Or be prepared to be yelled at in Italian like I was... which honestly wasn’t the worst.”—Stephen.