Open for about a decade, the Yellow Hostel Rome is a modern hostel located near Roma Termini railway station. Housed in a large and spacious art deco building, this property manages to combine the beauty of its this period property with a fresh contemporary style inside and has a range of room types – from spacious private rooms to a 10-bed dorm room – plus a range of additional facilities including bike hire, a restaurant, a tour concierge, a hair […]
When researching restaurants in Rome, every gluten-free survival guide I read for this city raved about how amazing gluten-free Italy is; how you’ll find suitable things to eat at many restaurants and supermarkets and how you experience some of the best gluten-free food you’ve ever tried. Essentially, I was given the impression that Rome was one the best cities in the world for eating out gluten-free and so I arrived fully prepped to eat incredible pasta, crisp and chewy pizzas […]
It’s really rare for me not to fall completely in love with a city that I visit. I’m definitely a bit of a silver linings traveller, finding the best in pretty much every place I go. But I really found it hard to give my heart away to Rome on my first trip there. In fact, it left me feeling pretty uninspired, which I almost find hard to believe as it was the city I was most excited about visiting […]
1) The street names are so extra
Using Google Maps to navigate me through the hectic streets of Rome kept making me laugh when it would take so long to read out the street names. Don't expect any simple 2 syllable single words street names in Rome. Like many European cities, it has some seriously extra addresses
2) You don't actually have to walk everywhere
I did and I exhausted myself walking in and out from the Termini area every day. Just jump on the Metro and it will take you to the Colosseum in 10 minutes. No point being an idiot like me.
If you're visiting from May-September, be prepared for an INSANE amount of tourists. I have never, ever experienced crowds like this - even in London!
4) Not much of a queer scene
There are a few LGBT+ clubs and one bar, plus the Gay Village that is set up every summer, but that's it really.
5) Good but not great gluten-free
There are definitely good restaurants but gluten-free options are not as widely available or as amazing as most other websites will lead you to believe.
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As a gluten-free traveller, I recommend using this handy Italian restaurant card by Coeliac Travel when querying gluten-free options on a menu. Click the image to visit their website.