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Rome is a must-see city if you are travelling to Italy for vacation. It’s a city that has deep historical roots and is overflowing with entertainment and great places to eat. It’s a top tourist destination for Canadian travellers because of its beautiful churches, monuments, palaces, ornate statues and cosmopolitan atmosphere, making it a perfect family vacation spot or a must-visit spot for travellers who are backpacking across Europe. Whether you are visiting the city for a few days, a week, or longer, comprehensive travel insurance is something you need to include as part of your travel planning.

Travel tips for Rome

Rome, the capital city of Italy and of the region of Lazio, is filled with places to see. From the Colosseum to St. Peter’s Basilica, Pantheon, Vatican Museums, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Roman Forum, Castel Sant’Angelo, Piazza Navona, Vatican City and Campo de’ Fiori, you will have no trouble filling up your travel schedule. Plan ahead for the popular tourist destinations, as they can be crowded. With close to three million residents and thousands of tourists in the city, it’s important to target the places you want to visit; purchase tickets in advance and visit early in the day to avoid long lineups. Also, expect to see lots of “street” salesmen trying to sell you things – it;s best that you only make purchases in retail stores or outlets, where you can get a proper receipt.

To save money on accommodations, look for hotels that are outside the city centre. While it’s convenient to book hotels close to popular attractions, the metro (subway) is easy to use to get around the city. Also, make sure to budget and plan for transfers from and to the airport, as it’s about 25 km outside the city.

The best time of the year to visit Rome is April, May, September and October. The temperature is cooler and the crowds are smaller. August is the busiest time of the year.

Travel insurance for Rome

When travelling to international cities such as Rome, it’s important to have the right amount of travel insurance for your trip. Blue Cross personalizes travel insurance to meet your specific travel needs, ensuring you are covered for any unforeseen circumstances that can arise when you are in Italy. Whether you are visiting Rome for a few days, a week or even longer, you can have confidence in comprehensive Blue Cross travel insurance coverage while you enjoy your trip.

If you are planning a trip to Rome in the near future, get a free online travel insurance quote.