I have a free international airline ticket and was thinking of going to Rome in August alone. Does anyone know if or how I might join an American group also traveling in Rome upon arrival. My dates are flexible so I could schedule my trip to correspond with a group.
I think I'm brave enough to do the trip alone but I thought it would be nice to have some company or at least someont to talk to in English.
Heya, i've found that if you're traveling when the schools/uni's are off and you stay in one of the larger hostels you'll run into a lot of people travelling on their own, speaking english and looking for someone to travel around with. best advice is stay in a large dorm, sit in the common area and say hello to everyone that walks by
im going to rome alone in july alone, with the intention of meeting up with randoms in the backpackers..... i think there are gonna be alot of other travellers there, im sure youll have no problems meetuing up with ppl...
Rome is bustling and busy - you can never be bored, even alone. If you'd like to join a group, staying at a hostel or a place with dorm rooms (like The Beehive) is a great way to start. You'll meet people from all over and you can choose to visit alone or with a group, as you'd like. A lot of Romans speak or at least understand a little English, but it's great to learn a little Italian and practice while you're there.
I'd be wary of travelling with an organized group for too long a time. You tend to see just the highlights of the place and eat at the touristy places.
Stay at basically any hostel (even the smaller ones) in a mixed dorm and you'll meet plenty of people who can speak English and you'll have great fun. You don't need to join a tour group it's just an added expense where you'll most likely get less enjoyment out of your trip. Staying at hostels you meet many great people some you will see the sites with and some people you may even keep in touch with long after your trip has finished.