Rome (Italian: Roma), the Eternal City, is the capital and largest city of Italy and of the Lazio (Latium) region.
- 1 Sex Scene and Prostitution
- 2 Rome Female Escorts
- 3 Red Light Districts
- 4 Prostitutes and Sex Workers
- 5 Street Hookers
- 6 Adult Locations
- 7 Strip Clubs and Lap Dance
- 8 Brothels and Sex Clubs
- 9 Erotic Massage Parlors
- 10 Karaoke and KTVs
- 11 Escort Services and Agencies
- 12 Swinger Clubs
- 13 Sex Shops and Adult Stores
- 14 Love Hotels
- 15 Gay and Lesbian
- 16 Other Adult Services
- 17 Transsexuals and Shemales
- 18 Sexual Services for Women
- 19 Sleeping and Girl Friendly Hotels
- 20 Stay Safe
- 21 See Also
Sex Scene and Prostitution
Rome's top security official suggested the city needs a Red-light district to keep prostitutes off the residential streets, because there have been so many complaints about prostitutes working the streets of the Italian capital.
"In Italy, prostitution is not a crime but this doesn't mean that you must continue to make believe (the problem) isn't there," Serra was quoted saying.
Prostitution is not illegal in Italy but pimping is and police have been cracking down on prostitution rackets they say exploit illegal immigrants, including many from Eastern Europe.
Italians have the unusual habit of preferring to consume the sexual act in a car, because its cheaper than going to an escort waiting in an apartment. However, women standing in streets not only feel more vulnearable, humilated, but are also exposed to dangerous violent criminals who will demand protection money from them, eg Albanian criminial gangs. Therefore, if you are a foreigner they will be sometimes afraid of you !
Italy had legal brothels until 1958, when they were closed and prostitutes took to the streets. There are an estimated tens of thousands of prostitutes in Italy. In Rome, among the streets where they are visible are a stretch near the Foreign Ministry and roads leading to a seaside suburb where many families go to picnic.
Proposals to legalize brothels again have foundered.
See also: Rome Escorts
Rome Female Escorts
There are many escorts in Rome who are advertising their escort services online.
Red Light Districts
As you walk past the whores you can hear them saying something like "ti vuoi divertire un pò?" (You want to have little fun?) or "che occhi belli" (beautiful eyes). They will also give you dirty and naughty looks so you will know they are whores. Average cost to have sex with a street whore in this area is 30-50€.
In 2015, Rome's Mayor has approved a plan to create legal red-light district to Rome, so far we do not know wether it will be similar to the red light areas in Amsterdam or German cities. Rome Red light district should open in April and the legislation will allow prostitution in the EUR business district south of the city with the aim of reducing the number of streets currently being used for the purpose.
The council believes that by creating an official Red-light district in what is a largely non-residential area, there will be less chance of trafficking. This will mean that an estimated 70,000 to 100,000 women selling sex in Italy to around 2.5 million customers will be working in a safer environment, if this idea spreads to the other Italian cities.
The plans include proposals to provide ‘psychological support and health care’ to prostitutes on the designated streets, and clients of sex workers who work on non-designated streets risk fines of 500€.
Prostitutes and Sex Workers
Most of the prostitution activity in Rome happens in the streets. Street prostitution is the most popular form of prostitution in Rome. Private flat prostitution is also becoming very popular these days, because it is so easy for the prostitutes to post their ad online and then wait for a client to call. There are also illegal underground brothels and erotic massage parlors are becoming very popular.
Unless you have a car and some local knowledge and are willing to take the chance on the cops busting you with a heavy fine or even maybe confiscation of the car. If you still want to go for it "Via Salaria" leading out/in of Rome is probably the best area in Rome to pick up young girls from Russia, Bulgaria and Romania, Sex with a street prostitute costs 30-40 euros in the car and its a quick affair but most of the girls are friendly and not more than 20 years old.
Where to find Street Prostitutes in Rome:
- Via Prenestina driving outside of rome during the day
- Tiburtina from Rebbiba station to about 10km outside of the ring at night time.
- Viale Palmiro Togliatti has good selection of girls. Blow job in car costs 30€, fucking at girls own place 80-120€ and takeaway to your own hotel 100 to 200€. In the past year quality of street girls has gone down, more narcotics and othervise problematic girls.
- Via Pontina need to drive outside the ring road to find street hookers. Mostly the streetwalkers are standing on the roadside where you can't miss them. Most of the girls are black Africans.
- From San Basilio to Colombo and the Pineta di Ostia, by way of Boccea the Flaminia, the streets are lined - and not just after sunset - hundreds of young foreign women selling sex.
- Recent visit in 2015, Lots of women lining up Via Cristoforo Colombo and the best ones on Viale Guglielmo Marconi more towards where it meets Cristofor Colombo. The girls only wear panties even on a clod night so easy to recognise! They start business after 10 PM to possibly early morning.
- During day time: try Via Salaria, easier to reach this area and action with your own car.
Strip Clubs and Lap Dance... further results
All of these strip clubs in the list may not be open anymore. Some of the gentlemen´s clubs only offer striptease and lapdance, but the other will also have take out girls.
Brothels and Sex Clubs
Brothels are illegal in Italy, but there are many Private gentlemen´s clubs (Club Privé) in Rome, where you can find take-out escorts. Price to take a working girl with you from these premises is around 200 to 300€ and this gives you one of sex. Cheaper options is illegal apartment whore houses, where you can usually find 2-5 sex workers mostly from Eastern European countries. At these apartment brothels (Appartamento bordello or Casa aperte), sex usually costs 50 to 150€ depending the time and girls popularity. Most of these bordellos have basic rooms for sex and condoms are provided. Massage parlour business is also becoming more popular in Rome and there are many erotic massage salons where you can get a different type of happy ending example sexual intercourse or just a hand relief.
Example Via dei Capocci in Rome has some Case aperte (brothels).
Erotic Massage Parlors
Massage parlor business is becoming more popular in Rome, but police is also trying to crack down the illegal business. Many Chinese operate in the erotic massage business and once a while police closes their body rub salons. Recently some massage parlours that sold sex were closed down on Velletri, Genzano di Roma and Neptune.
Karaoke and KTVs
There are not KTVs in Rome. KTVs are popular in some parts of Asia.
Escort Services and Agencies
There is a good variety of escort services in Rome.
Swinger Clubs... further results
Swinging is becoming more popular in Italy and especially in the capital city Rome. Most swingers clubs in Rome and nearby areas only allow couples and single women. Some of the Swingers Clubs also accept single men on certain days or if paid much higher entrance fee. You should always contact the Swingers Club before you go to the place and ask their entrance policies and rules. Most of the time you will have amazing time in Italian swingers clubs because many of the local girls can be very attractive and some tourist couples also visit these premises.
Sex Shops and Adult Stores... further results
Some of these erotic shops have adult cinema attached to them. Entrance fee to the adult theaters is around 10€ and sometimes you are allowed to go in and out multiple times a day. Many of the sex cinemas are popular among gay and bi-sexual men. If you are straight guy, just ignore they gays politely and you will be left alone.
There are not original Japanese style love hotels in Rome.
Gay and Lesbian... further results
Most LGBT clubs in Rome require a ArciGay or ArciLesbian card. If you have this card most clubs will allow you entry for free, without it sometimes they may be forgiving but more often than not you will be forced to pay a small entrance fee. In Rome there are no truly dedicated gay villages. Instead, there are small gay establishments located throughout the city. They are relatively easy to find and you can go just about anywhere in Rome and find a club or sauna that suits your tastes.
GAY CLUBS, DISCOS, PARTIES & DISCOS
- Gloss @ L’Alibi, Via Monte Testaccio 44
- Open Thursdays 23:30 - 05:00. Gloss is the gay night on Thursdays and features drag queen shows, hunky go-go dancers and DJs spinning house and commercial/pop music.
- Historical gay club in the capital, at the other days club has a mixed clientele, gay, bisex and trans and large heterosexual following. Nice music, two floors, with a large terrace for summer nights. Tel: +39 6 574 3448,
- Muccassassina @ Qube, Via di Portonaccio 212.
- Muccassassina started off as a gay only party but soon became very popular with both straight and gay trendy/young crowd. The venue, Qube, has three dance floors and plays house, pop and techno. You can expect a long queue at the entrance. Traditionally the events take place only on Friday except for extra appointments (Halloween, Wordl Day for the fight against Aids, New Years, Once Night preholiday) (October – May). Open Fridays 23:00 - 05:00
- Bears Invasion @ Classico, via Giuseppe Libetta 5 (Metro B: Garbatella)
- Open Saturdays 24:00 - 05:00. Rome’s all-new furry Saturday night gathering from 4th October 2014. Hairy daddies, chubbies, muscle bears, wolves and chasers are all welcomed inside. Hard house and hard men fill the dance floor, 3 bars and darkroom.
- Bear Mondays @ Rude Club, via Pietro Micca 7/a , Rome (Metro A: Vittorio / Manzoni)
- Mondays 23:30 - 04:00. Famous weekly bear party in Rome (open from October – April). Bear Monday is now held at Rude Club (ex Micca), a venue that features two bars, dance floor, lounge area and bear play zone. This is the place to meet bear gays and their admirers. Free entry. Tel: +39 347 244 5810
Other Adult Services
Torture Garden is a popular BDSM party in Rome often held in Vicious Club (Via Achielle Grandi, 7a Rome), OS Club or at Qube. Club Rome has also fetish and bondage parties. Most Rome escorts also offer dominatrix and role playing as an extra spice, but these service always cost more than regular sex.
Transsexuals and Shemales
TG/TS/TV or CD Street Prostitution:
There are transexual hookers in a park close to Sheraton Roma (Viale Del Pattinaggio, 100 Rome,00144). You can find about 5-10 t-girls there every night. Transvestites and transsexuals in the park charge about 20-40€ for blow job and 30-60€ for fuck. Most of the trannies in the park are versatile, meaning they can be the receiving or active partner, but it is always recommended to negotiate before paying who does the work.
TG/TS/TV or CD Friendly Clubs and Other Premises:
You can also find drag queen shows and transvestites from Gloss @ L’Alibi, Via Monte Testaccio 44 & Grand Buffet, Via Celsa 6 clubs occasionally. Adult Cinema Ulisse (Via Tiburtina 354H) has sometimes transvestites.
TG/TS/TV or CD Escorts:
There are hundreds of Shemale and transvestite escorts in Rome, so you will definitely find the one you like. Transgirl escorts are usually local Italians or Spanish, but there are many other nationalities among t-girl escorts. Usually trans-girl escorts in Rome work independently from the private apartments and do in- and out-calls. Some of the transexual escorts work on the street prostitution areas same time while they wait calls to their cellphones and if they get a call, they will either receive their client at their flat or where ever the customer wants. Price to have sex with a shemale escort in Rome is about 80-150€ for 30 minutes and 150-300€ for one hour. Better looking ts-girls will always cost more and the service is also much better.
Sexual Services for Women
Italy is a modern country, but many old-fashioned attitudes remain. Many tourist women will still hear guys whizzing or yelling sexual comments at them. If you are not interested on these playboys, just ignore them. Italian guy who picks up tourists won't waste his time if you ignore him, walk past, say 'no grazie' or ask to be left alone
Particularly if you have blonde hair or light skin you can expect a great deal of attention. You will automatically be seen as unusual and very sexy. Gigolos can be seen cruising around popular tourist attractions looking for rich and sexy foreign women.
Many Italian male escorts have ads online and offer sex for both men and women for 50€ to 200€ an hour.
Sleeping and Girl Friendly Hotels
If is recommended to rent a flat near the street prostitution areas, if you like to have sex with the prostitutes in the safer environment than in a car or park. Some hotels will give you a trouble if you bring a girl to your room at the night who obviously looks like a prostitue
Many of the hotels in the prostitution areas will usually get bad reviews online example Hotel Pulitzer Roma (Viale Marconi 905, 00146 Rome, Ostiense) has got reviews like "This hotel has lots of prostitutes hanging out in the nearby street at night time or So it is a good place to stay if you don´t want to walk far away to find a hooker.
See also: Global list of girl friendly hotels
Rome is generally a safe place, even for women traveling alone. However there have been rape cases around the Roma Termini train station, so be careful especially at night time. There is very little violent crime, but plenty of scams and pickpocketing that target tourists. As in any other big city, it is better if you don't look like a tourist: don't exhibit your camera or camcorder to all and sundry, and keep your money in a safe place. Consciousness and vigilance are your best insurances for avoiding becoming a victim of a crime in Rome. Remember, if you are pickpocketed or victim of another scam, don't be afraid to shout, "Aiuto, al ladro!" (Help, Thief!) Romans will not be nice to the thief.
Members of the Italian public are likely to be sympathetic if you are a crime victim. Police are also generally friendly if not always helpful. Carabinieri (black uniform, red striped trousers) are military police, and Polizia (blue and grey uniform) are civilians, but they both do essentially the same thing and are equally good, or bad. If you are robbed, try to find a police station and report it. This is essential to establishing a secure insurance claim and to replace documents: the chances of it resulting in the return of your possessions are, however, fairly remote.
Rome is home to two rival Serie A football clubs, A.S. Roma and S.S. Lazio, and there is a history of conflict, and even rioting, between the two. Never wear anything that shows that you support either of them, especially during the Rome Derby (when the two clubs play each other): avoid even wandering into groups of supporters of the other club, or you may be subject to heckling or even confrontation. Play it safe and refrain from openly supporting either club unless you are very familiar with the rivalry. If you are a fan of a foreign team that is playing in Rome, be very careful as a number of supporters have been stabbed over the past few years.
Since Rome is incredibly popular as a tourist destination, a great deal of pickpocketing and bag or purse snatching takes place, especially in crowded locations, and pickpocketers in Rome can get pretty crafty. A 2010 study found that Rome was second only to Barcelona for pickpocketing of tourists.
As a rule, you should pretty much never carry anything very valuable in any outside pocket, especially the front pocket of your pants is one of the easiest and most common targets. Keeping your wallet in your front pocket or in your bag is far from safe. You should consider using a money belt and carry only the cash for the day in your pocket.
Also, beware of thieves—one popular technique that they use is to ride by you on a moped, slice the strap of a handbag with a knife, and ride off. They might also try to cut the bottom of your bag open and pick your wallet from the ground. Others will use the old trick of one person trying to distract you (asking for a cigarette or doing a strange dance) while another thief picks your pockets from behind. Bands of gypsy kids will sometimes crowd you and reach for your pockets under the cover of newspapers or cardboard sheets. It is generally a good idea to be extremely wary of any strange person who gets too close to you, even in a crowd. If someone is in your personal space, shove the person away. As one frequent traveller put it, "Don't be afraid to be a dick in Rome." It is better to be rude than to be stolen from.
Termini (the main railway station), Esquilino, bus line 64 (Termini to San Pietro), and the Trevi fountain are well known for pickpockets, so take extra care in these areas. On the Metro especially, pickpockets are extremely skilled.
Remember that hotel rooms are not safe places for valuables; if your room has no safe, give your valuables to the hotel staff for safekeeping. Even if it does have a safe, hotels normally warn that they have no liability unless items are deposited in the main safe.
Be aware of the danger and take the usual precautions and you should be all right.
Read up on the legends concerning tourist scams. Most of them occur regularly in Rome and you will want to see them coming.
A particular scam is when some plainclothes police will approach you, asking to look for "drug money," or ask to see your passport. This is a scam to take your money. You can scare them by asking for their ID. Guardia di Finanza (the grey uniformed ones) do customs work.
A recent scam involves men working near the Spanish Steps, around Piazza Navona, and outside of the Colosseum. They approach you, asking where you are from, and begin to tie bracelets around your wrists. When they are done they will try to charge you upwards of €20 for each bracelet. If anyone makes any attempt to reach for your hand, retract quickly. If you get trapped, you can refuse to pay, but this may not be wise if there are not many people around. Carry small bills or just change, in your wallet, so if you find yourself in cornered to pay for the bracelet, you can convince them that €1 or €2 is all you have.
When taking a taxi, be sure to remember license number written on the card door. In seconds, people have had a taxi bill risen by €10 or even more. When giving money to taxi driver, be careful.
Be careful of con-men who may approach you at tourist sights such as the Colosseum or Circus Maximus. A car may pull up next to you, and the driver asks you for directions to the Vatican. He will strike up a conversation with you while he sits in his car and tell you he is a sales representative for a large French fashion house. He will then tell that you he likes you and he would like to give you a gift of a coat worth several thousand euros. As you reach inside his car to take the bag the coat is in, he will ask you for €200 for gas, as his car is nearly empty.
Around tourist sites like the Trevi Fountain, Colosseum and the Spanish Steps there are groups mostly of men trying to sell cheap souvenirs. They may also carry roses and say they are giving you a gift because they like you, but the minute you take their 'gift' they demand money. They are often very insistent and often the only way to get rid of them is to be plain rude. Do the best you can to not take their "gifts" as they will follow you around asking for money. Simply saying "no" or "go away" will get them off your back until the next vendor comes up to you.
Be wary of places to change currency. Read ALL signs before changing money. Oftentimes places set up just for currency exchange will add as much as a 20% service fee on all money being traded. The shops near the Vatican have especially high service fees, whereas places near the Trevi Fountain will be more reasonable. The best bet is to change enough money before you leave your home country. There are few places around the city that are under the table and are just interested in American money. These places charge no service fee.
The best advice to avoid scams is to get way from anyone that you have never seen before who starts talking to you.
In an emergency, call 112 (Carabinieri), 113 (Police), 118 (medical first aid) or 115 (firemen). Carry the address of your embassy or consulate.
On anything else you may need for your rome holiday, you can contact the official help line of the Minister of Tourism 039.039.039. From Monday to Sunday, from 9.00 to 22.00, in seven languages seven days a week.
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