What to see in Rome?
Everything in Rome is magical, evocative and unforgettable. But if the time of your stay is limited, there are some stages you won’t want to do without:
- The Colosseum: it is almost unthinkable to visit Rome, and not go to admire the Colosseum. Symbol of the capital and of Italy.
- The Vatican Museum: Rome is full of wonderful museums, the most famous however is definitely the Vatican Museum, which houses the collection of centuries of historical and artistic treasures.
- Fontana di Trevi: it's incredible to think that its construction ended in 1762, considering its immensity and beauty. A traditional legend claims that visitors who launch one coin in the fountain, they will surely return to Rome.
- Churches and Basilicas: obviously with the presence of the Vatican City, St. Peter is one of the most interesting destinations. But within the city of Rome, the must-sees are: S. Giovanni in Laterano, S. Paolo fuori le mura, and S. Maria Maggiore.
Where to stay in Rome?
Fortunately Rome offers several accommodations for its tourists, and if you don’t want to spend too much money, you’ll have at your disposal, especially in the central area of the city, of any type of accommodation you want.
Very popular in Rome are the holiday guest houses managed by religious orders, which they make available, clean and welcoming facilities, for those who are looking for modest prices, and for a kind and family welcome. They represent a big resource for tourism as they are guesthouses and monasteries that have been establised for a really long time, usually located in ideal places to enjoy your vacation.
What to eat in Rome?
If you have passion for Italian food, or if you simply love good food, you are in the right place. Roman cuisine is known for being simple, but extremely tasty. Rome is a dream for pizza and pasta lovers: think about carbonara, cacio e pepe, or amatriciana pasta. Don't miss out!
How to get around Rome?
Rome is connected to the rest of the world by two main airports: Rome Airport Fiumicino, and Rome Ciampino Airport. From Rome Fiumicino to the Center: 31Km approximately, 30-45min (by train with the Leonardo Express, by taxi, by bus, and private transfer for groups). From Rome Ciampino: about 20Km, 30-60min (by train, taxi, bus or private transfer for I groups).
Once you reach the city, you will have several public transportations available such as: metro (consists of 3lines A B and C which guarantee travel even on weekends, and is the preferred means of transport by citizens. The metro is available from 05.30 in the morning until 23.30 during the week excluding line A which closes at 10 pm- and until 1.30 am on weekends), bus (with 414 lines with day and night buses), Trolleybus (90 Express and 30 Express, from 05.00 to 23.00), Tram (6 lines, without night runs).
Some useful tips for all tourists who want to visit Rome: travel light, and if you go during Summer, watch the heat!If you go to visit the Vatican, do not bring sharp objects or too large backpacks: the security will stop you at the entrance. Avoid picnics in the squares or on monuments: you could receive a fine.Locals say that Rome is at its best during spring time, but it will be unforgettable in every period of the year!