Rome What to Pack

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  • Comfortable Shoes, Rome

    1. Comfortable Shoes

    There are two things that you must remember to put in your suitcase when packing for Rome to make the most of your trip: comfortable shoes and proper attire to visit churches. These would included...

  • Sunscreen, Rome

    2. Sunscreen

    Good luggage with wheels for the cobblestone. And extra compact bag for bringing home souveniers. Shoes! Good Shoes. There is lots of cobblestone in Rome. Fabulous scarf for those chilly nights. Pay...

  • Map, Rome

    3. Map

    Mapeasy's Guide to Rome is a great thing to have in your kit during a stay in Rome. It is printed on waterproof and almost indestructible paper. It is detailed and accurate. There is a ton of...

  • Think thin even when packing light, Rome

    4. Think thin even when packing light

    One bag that can be easily wheel pulled from the station to the hotel or to the next bus and train. Most airlines limit the size and weight. This is the...

  • Books, maps, and audio tours, Rome

    5. Books, maps, and audio tours

    You are ready to head to Rome – you’ve confirmed the hotel, got the e-tickets for the flight, and ensured the dog is in the kennel. But wait! Have you...

  • Sensible shoes a must!!, Rome

    6. Sensible shoes a must!!

    The streets are mainly cobbled in Rome, and a suitcase with wheels is definately a bonus if you can stand the noise!I would advise taking the least amount of...

  • Pack Lightly, Rome

    7. Pack Lightly

    What to pack?I do not pack lightly. Therefore I may not be the best traveler to ask because it appears as if I bring everything I own! The following is only...

  • My guide books in Rome, Rome

    8. My guide books in Rome

    Here are my guide books that provided me details about a geographic location, tourist attractions, or most interesting itineraries in Rome.Rome and Vatican....

  • Some like it hot, Rome

    9. Some like it hot

    Although things tend to cool off at night, if you're an American and used to air conditioning, you may find that it is well worth your while to bring a small...

  • Pack light and realistic, Rome

    10. Pack light and realistic

    You can use a backpack or a wheeled luggage if you want, but you should never keep your money or highly valuable items in it because there are frequent cases of...

  • Plug adapters - Italy, Shoes in Rome, Rome

    11. Plug adapters - Italy, Shoes in Rome

    Many streets are cobblestone (San Pietrini) if you're wearing heels they may get stuck. A wedge or flat soled shoe is easier to walk in. For any low wattage...

  • Umbrella and Disinfectant, Rome

    12. Umbrella and Disinfectant

    Dont' forget to bring an umbrella if you're travelling between September and April. It can rain for hours in Rome. Always take disinfectant or some...

  • Rome in Winter, Rome

    13. Rome in Winter

    We each checked a large suitcase and had a carry on. One of our carry-on's was a backpack, which was extremely helpful to take with us while touring the City...

  • Take only what you really need and do not overpack, Rome

    14. Take only what you really need and do not overpack

    any suitcase or duffel bag will do just fine; make sure you have a small bag or backpack with you to carry all the things you need to when visiting the sites...

  • Trying (and failing) to outsmart the system, Rome

    15. Trying (and failing) to outsmart the system

    On my recent trip to Rome, my cousin, who was traveling with me, decided she wasn't going to check any luggage. She brought a small piece on wheels and a very...

  • What to Wear in the Fall in Italy, Rome

    16. What to Wear in the Fall in Italy

    This was my greatest dilemma, partly because the weather in Italy prior to my departure was very hot, but my trip covered 3 weeks in late Sept/early Oct. I...

  • The guidebook of Rome, Rome

    17. The guidebook of Rome

    The name of this book is "Secret Rome" by Ginevra Lovatelli.I like this guidebook because it says about small, charming places the regular guidebooks don't...

  • Holy See -- Don't let them "see" too much, Rome

    18. Holy See -- Don't let them "see" too much

    Leave some extra space in your bag for souveniers!!! We bought a Then and Now book of the Colliseum, leather coats, and many other beautiful things. If going...

  • You always have too much, Rome

    19. You always have too much

    We tried to pack as light as possible and I still felt like we had too much. One area where I seen this was of concern was on the train. Although we did not...

  • Surviving Roman Summers, Rome

    20. Surviving Roman Summers

    During the summer it is hot. And I live in Houston, Texas so I know what hot is, trust me! So make sure to bring a battery operated, hand-held fan or...

  • Water proof, Rome

    21. Water proof

    Your own umbrella or else you'll be haggling "5 euro, bout 4 euro" Make sure you take a water proof jacket of something of the like. My jacket ended...

  • Things you might not think to pack, Rome

    22. Things you might not think to pack

    If you have a black or navy suitcase (which looks like everyone else's) buy some brightly striped ribbon and attach it wherever you can. A mini packaged...

  • Be prepared for the Eternal City, Rome

    23. Be prepared for the Eternal City

    As you can see in the photo, I opted for an ugly green suitcase. This may appear to be a bad call initially until you get to Changi, Rome or Heathrow and see...

  • Never leave home without it..., Rome

    24. Never leave home without it...

    We chose Cash Passport cards, also known as Visa TravelMoney cards, issued by our local CAA club, rather than carry cash. We didn't wish to use our credit...

  • Pack Light! Carry On Only/Check 1 Bag on Return, Rome

    25. Pack Light! Carry On Only/Check 1 Bag on Return

    My wife was very concerned about packing for carry on only. After a few days in Italy and the transfers we had to make in train stations and etc. she said "we...

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