JW tours in Italy and Europe

Tips and Tricks


Italian Branch


Is located in Via Bufalotta 1281, 12 miles from the city centre.

You can only reach it by bus or taxi! Get bus tickets before you get on board and when you are inside, stamp your ticket in the yellow machine on the bus!

Bus 338 from metro stop JONIO
Or Bus 86 from metro stop CONCA DORO

Tour takes maximum 90 minutes.The Italian branch at the moment is under relocation. In 2022 it will be definitely moved to Bologna. Just few areas are open to visitors!

Time schedule for visits.
Monday to Friday 8.30 - 11.30 13.30 - 16.00
You can visit Bethel just with a reservation on line at this link
www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/offices/italy/

FOOD TIPS

Never ask food tips at the reception of your hotel, in 80% of cases they get a commission suggesting you restaurants of their friends.

Here below my personal selection of places where i usually go! Without any personal interest in them.


Best pizza


- "Da Michele" In Via Flaminia 82 
- "Sorbillo" Piazza Augusto Imperatore 46 
- "Sorbillo" Shopping center La Rinascente - 6st floor - Via del Tritone 61

 

Best pasta

 

- "Pastificio Guerra" take away -Via della Croce 8                                                                                                              - "Osteria da Fortunata" Via del Pellegrino 11
- "Fraschetteria Sant'Angelo" In Via del banco di santo spirito 20
- "Tonnarello" In Via della Paglia 1
- "Pasta e eVino Osteria" Via della Pelliccia 12 or Via Florida 23

 

Best steak house


- "I monticiani" In Via Panisperna 84
- "Lo scopettaro" In Lungotevere Testaccio 7
- "Maxela" Via delle Coppelle 10

 

Best fish


- "Vizi capitali" In Vicolo della Renella 94 
- "La pesceria" In Via San Nicola Tolentino 23

 

Best Ice cream

 

- "Otaleg" Via San Cosimato 14a (Trastevere)
- "Gelateria del teatro" In Via dei Coronari 56
- "Fatamorgana" In Piazza degli Zingari 5 Or Via Roma Libera 11 Or Via dei Chiavari 37A

Best Tiramisu


- "Pompi" In Via Santa Maria in Via 17 Or Via della Croce 82

BEST SHOPPING MADE IN ITALY, NOT LUXURY BRAND


- Via Cola di Rienzo
- Via Ottaviano
- Via Frattina

Or 45 minutes from the city center by bus

- "Shopping mall PORTA DI ROMA" 220 stores where local people goes to make shopping

https://porta-di-roma.klepierre.it
Bus 80 direct from Venice square

TOP LEATHER MADE IN ITALY, STREETS AND MARKETS


- Via dei Coronari
- Campo dei fiori market
- Sannio market

BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS AND STREET SELLERS!!


In general Rome is a very safe and quiet city but like in every touristic place, Rome too in the crowded squares, line for monuments, buses or metro is often full of baby gipsy 8-13 years old, who look like tourists, but are very expert pickpockets! And everywhere is full of African people (90% of them are from Senegal), who try to sell you bracelets and various manufactured objects.. Don't stop, they say they're free and then they haunt you asking money and running away without giving the rest!

Leave in the hotel or bnb safe: bags, bagpack and original passport and possibly bring with you in your personal front pockets just: photo of passports in the smartphone, cash and credit cards!

In this way you will stay totally relax all the time!or put in your bags only things that are not precious or important.

BEWARE TAXI DRIVERS


Like all over the world, some of them are dishonest with tourists. Get uber or text these brothers who are official taxi drivers here in Rome! They provide any transfer from and to the airports, and from and to the Civitavecchia port also.

Brother Gianni +393498737318
Brother Danilo +393492828119

Please do not ask us anything about their service, time work or prices.. Be aware that they are not our workers or partners and we are not their broker, just text them directly through whats app, and if are available they will answer asaps.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTS


It is not possible to get tickets on board in Rome. Please buy your tickets before boarding, in any tobacconist or newsagents shop and then vidimate it in the yellow machine on the bus. Getting on the bus without a validated ticket, will procure you a fine of 100 or more euro per person.

For more information about public transports in Rome go this link
romevacationtips.com/how-to-use-romes-public-transport/

ROMA PASS


Is the best option if you plan to stay here, for a minimum of 2 days.. Buy the official one, going this link to have all information
www.romapass.it/en/home

TOP THINGS TO DO OUT OF BIBLICAL STOPS


- 1. Borghese museum and park
- 2. Sunset view from the 3 terrace of the Janicole hill (Saint Onofrio square, Anita Garibaldi square and Giuseppe Garibaldi square) and then Trastevere by night
- 3. Capitoline museum
- 4. Ostia Antica, the not touristic Pompei yet to be discovered by most of the tourists!
- 5. www.qcterme.com/en/roma
An unforgettable welness experience in the best thermal spa complex of Rome.
Especially from Monday to Thursday when is not crowded!

FOOD TO BUY


If you want to buy wine or cheese, never buy it in the souvenir store or wine shop, it cost double, always go in the common supermarket where local people go as:
- Coop in Via Nazionale 212
- Carrefour in Via del Viminale 35
- Pam in Via delle Quattro Fontane 38

SOUVENIRS


This is the place to buy lot of cool souvenirs at the cheapest price in the city centre.

Souvenir Store in Via Nazionale 167

LUGGAGE STORAGE


If you need luggage storage 24h available check on this link
www.bagbnb.com

 

WHAT CAN I DO IN A RAINY DAY?


- 1. Borghese museum - Booking request!
- 2. Capitoline museum
- 3. The underground Forum www.palazzovalentini.it
- 4. www.time-elevator.it An exciting journey with the virtual reality to learn more about Roman history
- 5. www.hotellunetta.com An unforgettable welness experience in archaeological thermal spa complex in the heart of the city centre. Booking request!

 

 

IF I WOULD LIKE TO REACH THE CITY CENTRE BY CAR?

 

In general we don't suggest to reach the city centre by car. There are many hidden cameras, and is very easy to be fined. Moreover in almost all cities of Italy, private cars are allowed in the downtown ONLY after 6 pm or Sunday all day. The best way to explore our city centre is: leaving the car in a metro parking and taking the SUBWAY.

However if you want to come by car as close as possible to the city centre, without going in the restricted area, you can leave your car in one of these parking. 

1. PARKING LUDOVISI Via Ludovisi 60 - 5 minutes walking from Spanish Steps

2. PARKING CAVOUR Piazza Cavour - 10 minutes walking from Navona Square

 

WHAT CAN I DO IN ROME WITH THE KIDS?

 

Unfortunately Rome, unlike cities in Northern Europe, it is not a child-friendly city. There are very few beautiful children's playgrounds in the town and just some good activities to engage them too.. here the best for families!

1. EXPLORA - The Kids Museum - Via Flaminia 82

 

2. BIOPARCO ZOO PARK - www.bioparco.it

3. MAGICLAND (40 minutes driving from the city) a small Italian version of Disneyland - www.magicland.it

4. ZOOMARINE (40 minutes driving from the city) a beautiful amusement water park - www.zoomarine.it

 

WINE TOURS IN ROME AREA

 

In general Rome is not consider one of the wine vallleys of Italy... the best region where you can have wine experiences is Tuscany. However there is an amazing and big wine area just 40 minutes driving from the city centre. It is consider one of the best wine production in the Lazio district. They offer wine tour and tasting in Italian and English. Check on their website www.winetoursprincipepallavicini.com