Travelling to Rome....alone? accomodation? no. of days?

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1. Posted by j_voyager (Budding Member 33 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


I'll be travelling alone to Rome sometime in mid December.
Do you guys think Rome is a safe place for a girl?
Also, could you suggest some good hostels that are clean,friendly and centrally located. I don't hav a very big budget.
Is 7 days a lot to spend in Rome? Would it be advisable to spend 5 days in Rome and the remaining somewhere else....I always wanted to see this a good idea?

Take care...thanks,

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Seven days is tight - but don't miss Venice! It's breathtaking - but it's also a 7+ hour trip from Rome.

3. Posted by bentivogli (Respected Member 2398 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Rome is quite expensive, both for accommodation and museums. Your cheapest bet is the area around Roma Termini; not very pleasant, but central-ish and safe-ish. Many lousy hostels, though, but closer to the centre, prices at least triple.

Don't forget EUR, in the south; Mussolini's contribution to the world exhibition in 193?. Strangely beautiful.


4. Posted by luna_rosa (Budding Member 3 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

You may want to visit also Napoli for a day trip, take a train from Rome it takes about 2 hours or less. If you have more time, Pompeii is also worth for a visit.
Venice is beautiful but I am not sure how it will be like in winter. I like Florence, very beautiful city full of art works, churches, museums ect... very recommendable. You also can take a train of not more than 2 hours denpending on the train type, the eurostar would be faster.
For train tickets and information you may go to this website:
San Gimignano is also a very nice medieval town that worth a visit. In general Italy is so beautiful so if you have 7 days you may arrange your time so that you can visit some more other cities beside Rome.

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello J voyager

I think u will be safe enough, in Rome.
It would be wise, to avoid wandering around at night alone, like in any city.
U may get more attention, from men, in Italy, than in more Northern countries. Usually it is harmless, if a little to very annoying.

Venice is also a beautiful place. U could get there by train, in 4 hours.

I think u have enough time, for both Rome and Venice.

If u are on a budget u could stay at a hostel such as the following
Fawlty Towers
Via Magenta 39
Tel: 06 445 4802
It is near the train station

Via Boezio 31
Tel: 06 687 4030