The packing is for many a heavy duty. For other ones it’s more complex than a military expedition. Many however, being presumptuous, solve the matter in a few minutes and the result is a complete disaster. For this reason Not for Tourist Rome warns you about things which you must absolutely bring for a journey in Rome.
passport and visa, or identity card, to keep always on hand; cash, useful especially at the arrival and to get around the city; credit card and cash card, to pay in shops and restaurants; if you plan to drive, International and Nationaldriving license; a pair of photocopies of travel documents, to avoid problems in case of loss or late delivery of baggage, thefts or other accidents; travel insurance, recommended if you’re foreign visitors forced to change plans, risking to lose baggage several times during the same journey.
Essential accessories and clothings:
comfortable shoes: you’ll walk a lot in Rome and the historic center is paved with “sampietrini”, enemies of all women’s heels; bum bags, to dress under cloths to avoid attracting the attention of pickpockets; comfortable and largeback pack to move freely; sports and versatile clothes for daytime; elegant but sober clothes for evening, not to loose the unexpected and fantastic chic and social opportunities; map of the city, to avoid getting lost in the thousand alleyways of Rome; camera and/or video camera, to immortalize beautiful sights that only the Rome can offer, both at daytime and at night; mobile, including all useful accessories: SIM card, secondary batteries, recharges and adaptorss for European electrical plugs; if you visit the city during spring or summer time, sunglasses are the essential accessory to screen from the light and to have a perfect look!