Pocket Rome

$12.99  Sale Price: $9.09
Pocket Rome
  • Carry Rome in your pocket
  • Full color
  • Includes 11" x 20" fold-out color map
  • Condensed and easy to use

    Buy your Pocket Rome:

    What's Included

    In Rick Steves Pocket Rome you'll find only the best of Rome — admittedly a tough call! The core of this book is six self-guided walks and tours that zero in on Rome's greatest sights and neighborhoods; the rest of the book is a traveler's tool kit:​​

    • Practicalities
      • Advice on planning your time and avoiding lines
      • ​Getting around Rome by metro, bus, bike, and taxi
      • Basic tips on shopping, nightlife, managing money, communicating, reserving rooms, handling emergencies, and other helpful hints
    • Self-Guided Heart of Rome Walk
    • Self-Guided Tours
      • Colosseum
      • Roman Forum
      • Vatican Museum
      • St. Peter's Basilica
      • Borghese Gallery
    • More Great Sights: Descriptions, ratings, hours, and prices of Rome's other top attractions, from the Capitoline Museums to the Palatine Hill to Santa Maria della Vittoria to Trastevere, and beyond
    • Where to Stay: Condensed listings for recommended hotels in easy-to-browse tables
    • Where to Eat: Condensed listings for recommended cafés and restaurants in easy-to-browse tables
    • And More
      • Handy, full-color, 11" x 20" fold-out map: Central Rome on one side; on the other: Rome's transit network and south Rome, along with larger map showing most of Italy
      • More full-color maps of Rome's neighborhoods and floor plans of museums and churches
      • Handy Italian survival phrases


    Author(s): Rick Steves & Gene Openshaw
    Dimensions: 6" x 4 ½" x ½"
    Weight: 8 oz
    Pages: 209
    Publication date: June 2014 (2nd edition)
    Next edition arrives: Not yet scheduled

    Is This the Right Book for Me?

    What's the difference between the Rick Steves Pocket Rome guide and the Rick Steves Rome guidebook?

    Our Pocket Rome guide works best for people taking a short trip, or perhaps a return trip, to Rome. Like our other Pocket guides, Pocket Rome is smaller than the full-size guidebook (and in full color), but still offers our best sightseeing advice, a handful of self-guided city walks and museum tours, and a fold-out map.

    For travelers who want to delve deep into Rome — whether it's because they're staying longer, are visiting for the first time, and/or appreciate more thorough information — the full-size Rick Steves Rome guidebook is a better option, as it offers more substantial (and more frequently updated) advice on every front: more detailed information on practicalities, sightseeing, self-guided tours, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, kids' activities, and the city's history and culture, plus complete chapters on the best nearby day trips.​

    Updates and Feedback

    Latest updates: When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Italy, we post them. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

    Submit feedback: Once you've used this book in Europe, we'd love to hear your feedback — good or bad — about our advice on sights, hotels, restaurants, and travel tips. We're also interested in any tips or discoveries you made while in Europe. Your comments help us improve our guidebooks for future travelers.