Is English spoken in Rome?

Rome has forever been one of the world’s great cities. Once the centre of an empire, today the fascinating focal point of architecture, food and history, any Roman holiday is complete with plenty of newfound knowledge and traditional Italian cuisine!

Romans, like the Parisians, are proud of their national language, meaning English isn’t widely spoken in the city. Whilst your tour guides and many hospitality staff around town will be either fluent or highly proficient in English, you may find yourself hard-pressed to speak the language of another empire within the proud Romans.

This being said, Romans aren’t a snobby lot, and they will be pleased that you even attempt to speak a little Italian when asking for directions or ordering in a restaurant.

Regardless of language barriers, you are in for a fabulous time in this ancient city, especially with these unforgettable experiences awaiting your visit:

The Colosseum

The Colosseum is every bit as magnificent as you ever imagined. This giant ancient arena, once the site of grizzly gladiatorial death fights, stands well-preserved and full of history to keep you going for your whole tour.

It’s so well-preserved that you may even feel a sense of what it was like to be there some 2,000 years ago, watching as two warriors, forced into their lot, fought one another until one was felled forever…

The Vatican City

Rome is a bustling city, really bustling. At any time of day Romans whizz around on a scooter, chat merrily over espresso at the local bar and eat scrumptious meals well into the evening.

So, with all that intensity, it’s understandable that you might want a little respite from it – enter the Vatican City. The Vatican, apart from being the world’s Catholic centre, is also a serenely peaceful place, where you can take in some of history’s most important masterpieces before sitting in a well-manicured garden.

The Roman Forum

Many people visit Rome and overlook the Roman Forum. Sure, it may be a place for real history buffs to get their empire fixed, but it’s actually another really gorgeous place to go and spend an afternoon away from Rome’s intensity.

There are stunning sites abound, including the Temple of Antoninus Pius, Temple of Castor and Pollux and the amazing Temple of Saturn.

Trust us – you will be thrilled that you checked out this tranquil getaway in the heart of Rome.

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