The Revealed Rome Handbook

New Rome guidebook

Want juicy, no-holds-barred tips to exploring Rome like an insider? It just got even easier.

New for 2017, I’ve published an in-depth expansion and update of the Revealed Rome Handbook: Tips and Tricks for Exploring the Eternal City! Buy it on Amazon here.

This e-book (available to read on Amazon Kindle, iPad, or even your computer screen) is organized so you can start reading as soon as you’re even just thinking about heading to Rome — it starts with invaluable advice on what time of year to visit Rome (and for how long), how to find the best airfares and need-to-know tips about accommodation and choosing your neighborhood.

Why was it time for an update? The original 2012 version sold thousands of copies. But even in Rome, things change. On a personal note, I’ve also discovered a great deal more about the city, and — not least from talking to more than 250 clients in my travel consulting sessions over the years — learned much more about what visitors to Rome really want to know.

In fact, this version of the book is nearly four times as long as the original book.

In the 2017 version, you’ll learn up-to-date tips and tricks like:

  • how to pick an authentic Roman restaurant at a glance
  • the one place to never take a taxi
  • secrets to skipping the lines at the Colosseum, the Vatican and more
  • off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods that should be on your list
  • how to eat gluten-free, vegetarian or with other dietary restrictions
  • whether to invest in a Roma Pass
  • budget accommodation options you may not have considered
  • how to protect yourself from pickpocketing in Rome
  • where to find drinking water, and bathrooms, while out and about
  • how to navigate Rome’s public transportation system
  • what to do if your restaurant bill seems inflated
  • the best places in Rome to go shopping

…and much, much more!

Some reviews of the Revealed Rome Handbook:

“Amanda’s love for this incomparable place is accessible and welcoming. In fact, she is herself also accessible and welcoming… Amanda’s multi-layered approach to sharing information strikes me as very appropriate for this most ancient and complex of cities… Consider her book a ‘shortcut to experiencing Rome like a local.’” -Romeing (full review)

“I love Amanda’s Revealed Rome blog and found this book to be a valuable addition to the insight from the blog. I have encountered many travel books that rehash content from blogs, and this book is not one of them. The book provides new content in a well-organized and accessible format. I am lucky enough to have dear friends in Paris who have made my travels there easy and special. I lamented not having friends in Rome, but this book is the next best thing!” -Reader review from

“Rome can be a confusing, chaotic place. And I live here… The Revealed Rome Handbook by Amanda Ruggeri to the rescue.  I have been reading and sharing Amanda’s insider tips from her information-packed blog Revealed Rome for a long time now. Now they are all in one handy, electronic place.” -Gillian’s Lists (full review)

What a gem of a little book! You will love it. Whether you are a novice or seasoned traveler, it covers not only basic and essential travel information, but also gives you easy instructions and simple explanations on the ‘how, what, when, where, and why’ of Rome.”  -Reader review from

The book comes on Amazon as an e-book, which can be read on any tablet, iPhone, laptop or Kindle.

Note: Bought the book before today, and now wish you’d waited for the new version? Don’t worry: If yo can replace the older version with this update! If you’re using a Kindle device or app, turn on Annotations Backup to back up your notes, highlights and bookmarks. Then go to the Manage Your Content and Devices page, select “Automatic Book Update” under the Settings tab and select “On” from the dropdown menu. Your e-book automatically will be updated to the new version.

If you’d prefer to receive the book as a PDF, order it through Paypal by clicking on the button below. When I receive the order confirmation, I will e-mail you the book as a PDF. (Just be aware that this is a manual process, so can take me up to 48 hours to e-mail over).

Happy trip planning from Revealed Rome!