Everyone should visit Rome at least once in their life. The city is one of the world’s historical treasures and is chock full of amazing architecture and delicious food. The city does take some getting used to, however, and it holds its fair share of annoyances for initiated visitors. Dana Zeliff of the Talking Suitcase has a guide for navigating the occasionally treacherous pitfalls of a Rome vacation.
It’s easy to get scammed out of your money in Rome. While most of the city’s residents are nice, there are so many tourist wandering around all the time that an industry has sprung up to remove cash from the wallets of the unaware. Make sure that you don’t get into unofficial taxi cabs, and never accept a rose from anyone on the street—you will be asked to pay for it, and it won’t be a pretty scene if you refuse. Like all large cities, Rome also has a little bit of a problem with pickpockets, so keep an eye on your bankroll.
If you value your sanity, never drive in Rome. Us Americans are used to people respecting lane divisions and not blaring the horn constantly. Traffic in Rome is a frenetic free-for-all that should really only be navigated by experts.
Read the full article here: 15 Things to Know Before Visiting Rome