Overrated Things in Rome (And The Alternatives) from Mark Spector's blog

When we questioned locals about Rome's most overrated attractions, we received some very great responses. Locations and experiences let people down. Anything can be ruined by hype. When you expect something life-altering or at the very least worthwhile of a round-the-world journey, what you get is... average. Or even worse, you spend time and money on something that is genuinely terrible.

Now some real places deserve all the hype like the Duomo Milan Tour but by ignoring these overused attractions in Rome and taking into account the suggested substitutes, you may make the most of your stay here.

Overrated places you can surely avoid

  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  • Mouth of Truth
  • Keyhole
  • Vatican

Because of its extreme crowds, the Trevi Fountain was included. If you enjoy the mornings, consider leaving as soon as the sun rises. It is lovely and deserted. This would also work nicely for Rome's keyhole. We advise visiting the neighbouring Orange Garden if the wait is too long when you arrive during the day. The vista is still breathtaking. You can even check out the Duomo Milan Tour during the early morning to avoid crowds and absorb the roman experience.

The Spanish Steps are only a really attractive outdoor stairway at the end of the day. Plan a trip to the adjacent Giorgio de Chirico Home Museum if you have time. You will witness a lovely art collection in addition to having a fantastic perspective of Piazza di Spagna. 

There are also some crazy crowds at the Vatican. Consider scheduling your visit for a Friday night when fewer people are out. 

So much hype surrounds The Mouth of Truth. Avoid it. The nicest rooftop bar in Rome is located at Hotel forty-seven, which is two minutes away and where you can get a drink on the terrace.

Overrated experiences you can avoid

  • Take a big group tour
  • Take a tourist bus
  • Exploring the Colosseum from inside

Yes. The enormous throngs that follow someone carrying a banner while wearing headphones? A waste of time. We advise spending a little extra money for a small group trip if you're set on going.

Several individuals believed that visiting the Colosseum wasn't worth it. Although we still believe that you should only do this once in your lifetime, that is likely plenty. Find a way to bypass the Colosseum queue so you may enter with more time and less anxiety. The wait might be quite long.

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By Mark Spector
Added Apr 25 '23



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