Smartphone Apps for Rome to download – Rome Apps
Rome Apps – The modern traveler has all the tools he/she needs when visiting a new city. The use of the smartphone has enabled us to navigate and research great places to eat, read reviews, book a hostel on the go and many other things. All you need is your WIFI connection and your phone in hand to find great Rome Apps. It has allowed the traveler to loosen the load on the backpack no longer carrying guidebooks and paper files of all the information you need for your travels.
Although a paper backup is always handy if you lose your phone or battery runs out ! Always be aware on the public transport in Rome as pickpockets do work and losing your phone on your travels can be a complicated affair.
So now your on your way to Rome, lets have a look at some great Rome apps and tech tips that you can use in the Italian capital of Rome.
1. Nasoni di Roma / Drink in Italy
Who is fed up with constantly spending money on your travels buying expensive bottled water because you cannot find water anywhere or you are unsure whether the water is clean and drinkable. Well in Italy the water is drinkable and the city of Rome has “Nasoni” drinking fountains all over the city for you to take a sip or fill up your bottle. You just need to find them and the Nasoni app does this!
2. Medinaction – English speaking doctor
Medinaction is a Rome app that hopefully you will not need to use on your trip. Its an app which helps you locate and contact an English speaking doctor while on your travels 24 / 7. You can select a doctor and make an appointment to go to visit the doctor or they can come out to you should you not be able to make it there.
Unfortunatley the app is only available through iOS at the moment and you can download it here MEDinACTION – House calls doctor on demand.
3. WC Roma
After drinking all that free water you may need to make a visit to the bathroom! Rome can be a difficult city at times to find a bathroom. Many times when entering in a bar to ask to use the toilet the traveler is told that the toilet in broken and out of use, or the staff will expect you to buy something should you wish to use the toilet. Well this Rome app is free and helps you locate the nearest public bathroom in Rome with opening and closing times.
4.Memrise – Fun language learning
Memrise is totally free and is a fun language learning app, that you can choose from many languages and not only Italian. Its a great app to download in advance if you are going to be traveling to Italy so you can at least get some basic Italian skills to impress while in the city. The translations are all made by locals and the app goes through stages like a game.
5. Rick Steve’s Audio Europe
Its free and its a great Rome app to download before you start your trip. The app stores audio and pdf files about places of interest in the city with sightseeing and cultural information along with some self guided tours. For those not wishing to make a live guided tour its a way to learn about the city as you walk around or even use the app before you arrive into Rome so you already have some knowledge about the sights you are going to visit. The app is regularly updated with new audio files and maps that you will need a WIFI connection to download.
6. Rome mtrip app
M Trip offers a whole list of things for your destination, with attractions, shopping, restaurants, bars and nightlife. You can read and write reviews and there is also offline maps which is a great way for getting around. The app lets you make an itinerary or use the app as a journal for your trip. The best thing about this app is that you wont suffer any roaming charges as its completely offline.
Its available for both android and iOS from www.mtrip.com/en/travel-guide/rome/
7. Parla Rome App
Katie Parla is a food critic and journalist who is a specialist in Rome and offers a wide range of tips on venues of where to ear and drink in the city along with places to get the best gelato, bakeries and culinary tours and lessons. You would think that in the Italian capital it would be hard to get a bad meal, but as such a touristic city there are many tourist traps to avoid. The app shows you your distance from the venues and all details to get in contact and reserve a table for your meal.
8. MyCicero – Online bus and metro ticket Rome Apps
MyCicero is an interesting app, maybe not for those only staying a few days in the city but nonetheless. To use this app you will need some Italian skills as its not available in English as of yet. The app allows you to buy bus and metro tickets online through your app which can be quite handy especially when you do not have any change or cant find a place to buy a ticket. You put some credit on the app and buy a ticket whenever you need to show to the inspector when on the bus or passing the bar-code through the metro turnstyles.
This is one of the interesting Rome apps that can be downloaded here for the android, iOS and Windows > http://www.mycicero.it/app/index.html
9. Maps.Me App
This is a simple maps app that works offline so you will not have to worry about roaming charges or finding a signal that can often be a problem in some areas of Rome. The app is available in various languages and its totally free, so download to get your driving, walking directions and subway travel information.
Its available for most of the major operating systems through the following link > https://maps.me/download
10. Probus Rome Apps: Live Bus & Routes
Use that app to find your way around the city by bus, the app will help you find when the next bus will be arriving and the nearest bus stop for you to get to where you want to go, it will help you plan you bus, tram, subway and train journeys with up to date schedules and news of any strikes which can be quite often in Rome. You can use to find the nearest ticket office too.
On android you can download at Probus Rome: Live Bus & Routes and through iOS Probus Rome: Live Next Bus, Journey Planner – The Transit App with Maps and Timetables for Rome
11. Google Translate – Offline Italian
Another useful Rome apps that you can use for all your travels is the google translate app, although the app is online and you will need an internet connection, now google have introduced the languages offline. So you will need to download each language that you will be using offline. The file per language is quite big usually over 200 mb but definately worth downloading if you will spend some time in Italy and will allow you to translate, order things in the market or restaurant etc without the need for a connection.
We hope this article about the best Rome Apps will help you during your travels in Rome, to save some money, organize yourself easier and maximize your stay in Rome to the fullest with the help that modern technology can offer us. Please do not hesitate to use the comments section with any other new and interesting Rome apps that can help our guests here at Palladini Hostel or others reading the article who are visiting Rome.