Are you planning your next holidays in Rome, because the Eternal City still lacks your personal list of European capitals to visit absolutely? Or has it been recommended by friends and relatives and you have decided to finally follow their suggestion?
Rome is certainly a fascinating city, but it is not suitable for everyone …These are the 5 reasons NOT to visit Rome.
There are too many monuments
How many times have you heard about the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Imperial Forums? And they are certainly not the only places you can’t miss in your first visit to the Eternal City. There are also Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Venezia, Largo Argentina, the Jewish Ghetto, Piazza del Popolo and the Pincio, San Pietro and Castel Sant’Angelo … It’s a little too much, isn’t it?
You risk getting fat
The dishes of traditional Roman cuisine are known because they are delicious, but certainly not saved in calories. Spaghetti alla carbonara, bucatini all’amatriciana, spaghetti cacio e pepe, coda alla vaccinara and saltimbocca alla romana. Better avoid the numerous trattorias of the city or its starred restaurants if you are following a diet.
Street food is not as you expect it
It’s street food, but forget hot dogs or fries. In Rome you can try supplì- stuffed with rice, tomatoes and mozzarella- pizza slices, white pizza with mortadella, sandwiches with pork. Not really what you can imagine..
It rarely snows. What winter is that?
Those who love snow and cold will most likely be disappointed by Rome. In fact it rarely snows and even if the temperature some days reaches 4 or 5 degrees, the sky is often blue and offers unforgettable sunsets. In order to ski or enjoy whitewashed landscapes, you have to travel about 100 kilometers, in the nearby Abruzzo.
Too many temptations for shopping
Via del Corso, via Condotti, via del Babuino and via Frattina are really popular because they host dozens of shops of all kinds: clothing, accessories, jewelry, perfumeries, craft shops … How do you resist? Stay away to avoid falling into temptation!
Renouncing Rome might be a good idea if at least 3 of these reasons affect you. Still unsure whether to book your trip or not? We’ll soon provide another list!