Solo Female Travel in Rome

Rome, the capital city of Italy, is steeped in rich history and located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula. Known as the 'Eternal City', it is famous globally for its magnificent ancient structures such as the Colosseum - a grand amphitheater from the time of the Roman Empire, the Roman Forum - relic to the city's early days, and the legendary Pantheon. Rome's Vatican City is also renowned as the world's smallest independent state, housing the famed St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel adorned with Michelangelo's work and the unparalleled Vatican Museums. This conflux of art, culture, history, and delectable Italian cuisine makes Rome a must-visit travel destination.

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Is Rome good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Safe

Rome is generally a safe city for solo female travelers. Street crime such as pickpocketing and bag snatchings can occur, particularly in tourist areas, so it's essential to stay vigilant and keep your belongings secure. Public transportation and tourist sites can be crowded, which may attract petty thieves. While walking around, stick to well-populated areas, especially at night. Like any other city globally, it requires a general level of caution, but overall, Rome’s friendly and warm atmosphere makes it comfortable for solo female travelers.
Transport:

Transport:Easy

Rome offers a well-structured network of public transportation, including metros, buses, and trams that are fairly easy to navigate. Familiarize yourself with the routes that service major attractions, and consider picking up a transportation map at a local tourism office. However, strikes can occasionally disrupt transportation, so always have a plan B especially for timely commitments. Walking can be a delightful way to get around, as the city is rich in beautiful, unexpected sights. Do note that English is not always widely spoken by public transport employees.
Things to do:

Things to do:Fascinating

Rome is a treasure trove of history, culture, and culinary delights. The city is home to iconic landmarks like the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Vatican, where you can marvel at the Sistine Chapel. Lovers of art and architecture are spoiled for choice with the myriad of galleries, museums and historical structures. You can also enjoy the simple pleasure of sipping espresso at a local café, or indulging in a gelato while strolling through the charming cobblestone streets. Rome is also a gateway to explore the rest of Italy.
Food:

Food:Excellent

Experience a gastronomic delight in Rome. The food is excellently diverse, ranging from traditional Roman dishes to exotic fusion food, encompassing a vibrant array of flavors. The fresh, homegrown ingredients combined with the skills of local chefs, create an unforgettable culinary journey. Pasta, pizza, gelato, espresso - everything you taste will be a celebration of the fine Italian cuisine. A paradise for food-lovers!
Budget:

Budget:Moderate

Rome isn't the cheapest European destination, but can be managed on a mid-range budget by planning carefully. Lodging, food, transportation, and entrance fees to sites can add up but there are also abundant choices to suit a range of budgets. Plus, walking around and experiencing the city and its historical sites are low-cost or free!

Is Rome worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 56 experiences

Things to do

4.9/5

Safety

4.3/5

Food

4.7/5

Budget-friendly

3.2/5
Ikra

Ikra

United Kingdom

Couple travel experience

I had an amazing experience in Rome. I stayed at Hotel The Building. It was about a 20 minute walk to the main attractions but the weather was lovely so I didn’t mind the walk. The food was divine and really inexpensive. 2 of us ate at Oppio Cafe opposite the Colosseum for €45. We thought it’d be a lot lot more considering the location! It’s a beautiful country and the locals are so welcoming. But be mindful of people approaching you and trying to sell you things!

Posted: May 24, 2024
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Bruna

Bruna

Ireland

Family travel experience

Very nice place, with a delicious food and BIG places! Is incredibly! Looks like open sky museum! Eat ice cream (gelato), drink aperol in front pathernon and go to "altare della patria". Try sunset near colosseum.

Posted: May 23, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Evgeniya

Evgeniya (31)

Bulgaria

Couple travel experience

I love Rome. I do believe it’s a city all roads lead to because I keep coming back there :D There is a lot to see and explore! I recommend the main touristic buro close to the Coliseum. You can get there good prices and all the infos that you need. Often food places have a lunch menu that consists of a meal, drink and maybe even dessert for about 10€-12€. It’s worth to give it a try! Free tours are a good idea, too, and there is plenty of choice. Oh, well, now I feel like going to Rome again. :D

Posted: May 18, 2024Experienced: May, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Family travel experience

The bus was not always reliable especially at night. I would recommend another way to travel at night (a scooter maybe) We stayed at an Airbnb. Less expensive to share among 4 people, it could be expensive for a solo traveler or a couple. If you plan to visit the famous seeing sites, you need to plan ahead and make reservation. The pass seems to be a good deal. We didn't plan the trip till one month before and we had to get into a guided group in order to enter the sites. Plenty good food everywhere. Might be more difficult for vegans.

Posted: April 18, 2024Experienced: July, 2023
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 2/5Safety: 3/5
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Family travel experience

Rome was very overwhelming in a good way. There where so many people walking on the streets and so much to see. I traveled with 3 other women in my family and I felt more safe than I would in the United States. It’s a very big and crowded city so I would be careful with you belongings. If you are religious I highly recommend St. Paul’s basilica outside the wall and the cathedral of Loyola.

Posted: February 21, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 3/5
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Maral

Maral

Italy

Solo travel experience

Rome is safe city but in metro socially in line B you have to be careful about your stuff but the city is nice, welcoming people , has lively atmosphere, and stunning architecture buildings best place to visit nature, culture to gether

Posted: February 20, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Take care of the wallet, that’s the common sense. I heard someone screamed outside Basilica of Saint Peter and reminded travellers not to believe in anyone approaching you … I went to a mini supermarket to buy a bus ticket, it was 2 euro (instead of 1.5 euro) and the Indian owner accepted only cash. Also went to a ticket machine in the metro station, it was late and ticket office was closed. The price of a single ticket is 2 euro. I suggest buying a few tickets if you can get it at the original price of 1.5

Posted: February 14, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Senara

Senara (22)

United Kingdom

Couple travel experience

I felt very safe in Rome. Travelling around on public transport was easy. The food was delicious. The only hassle we had was with street sellers telling us spb-stories to get us to buy their wares. Also beware of the hotel tax at the end of your holiday! Rome itself was beautiful. Lots of things in walking distance from eachother. Hire a bike and have fun!

Posted: February 11, 2024Experienced: February, 2020
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Karen

Karen (22)

France

Solo travel experience

It's very easy to get around Rome on foot or by public transport. I stayed in a very affordable apartement-hotel next to the Fountain of Trevi. I reccomend visiting the Borghese Gallery and a day trip to the Villa d'Este in Tivoli. Rome was pretty safe, as was my trip to Tivoli (but I used to go back to the hotel pretty early as I was tired from all the visiting).

Posted: January 28, 2024Experienced: March, 2018
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Group travel experience

I felt safe! Many things to do—loved the Vatican & St. Peter’s Basilica. The food was delicious! My budget was aided by those I went with. I stayed in an Airbnb on Via Flavia, I believe. I took the bus, and it was extremely accessible.

Posted: January 26, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Is Rome safe for women?

Safety rating

3.2 /5

Based on 5 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.3 /5

Based on 5 experiences

Rome it’s not very safe if you walk around alone in the dark. You can travel via bus in the day but in the dark it could be better if you pay attention. Anyway there are place Safier than other. It’s better if you are with other people and not alone.

Posted: April 1, 2024
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Monique

Monique

I feel very safe in Rome as a female traveler, though it is important to always be mindful of your surroundings, especially on public transport. Me and my friends have never had any experiences with theft or pick pocketing.

Posted: March 26, 2024
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Meet locals in Rome

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Francesca

Francesca

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Hello, I'm Francesca 😊 I live in Rome and I'm interested among many other things in architecture, art, business, cinema, culture, cycling, education, events & social, food & cuisine, history, and shopping. I'm visiting Vienna for the first time and would be great to know some local to enjoy this experience even more 🩷

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Local tips

Do not buy ice cream at ice cream shops right next to major tourist attractions. They are expensive and very overhyped. Find places that are hidden a few streets and corners away from tourist spots. The ice cream will not be served there in huge portions. These are the places where you will want to buy it.

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Stay with locals in Rome

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Francesca

Rome

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3 days

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Gio

Rome

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3 days

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I ve travelled 146 countries so far I am doing the round the world I can speak 6 languages I am open minded and I love to cook Italian food as per my grandma s secret recipes I am a yoga and music teacher so I can teach you too I like camping wild travels and adventure

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Victoria

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