Rome is an amazing city break destination. Its historic centre, mediterranean climate, great food and countless attractions make it one of the top city break destinations in Europe. Visit and you will understand why!
Air: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO) is the main airport and has easy connections to the city by public transport or taxi. Trains leave every 30 mins to Roma Termini station in the city. An alternative airport, popular with the budget carriers, is Ciampino International Airport (CIA) which is located south of the city. Bus or taxi is your best option to the city from here.
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Rail:The main station in Rome is Termini Station which is right bang in the city centre. Trains to destinations across Italy and to northern Europe leave from here.
What to See and Do
The main attractions in Rome include the following:
The Colosseum: The remains of this Roman amphitheatre are truly spectacular. The venue was originally the scene of gladiatorial combat and other public events. The structure was completed in 80 AD. Roman buildings were built to last! Tours can be taken in English with knowledgeable guides
Roman Forum: This was the heart of the Roman Empire. It is right next to the Palatine Hill which is the location of some ruins which were the homes of wealthy Romans.
Palazzo Massimo: A great museum full of Roman antiquities and mosaics as well as wall paintings. Well worth a visit.
Vatican City: The world's smallest state is situated within the city of Rome. The Vatican is seat of the Pope, head of the Roman Catholic Church. Visit St. Peter's Piazza and St Peter's Basilica (be aware of dress restrictions: no shorts).
Foot: The best way to get around Rome and see the attractions is on your own two feet! Just be careful crossing the road and watch out for scooters!
Tram: The tram network is handy for visiting the Vatican and Colosseum.
Metro: More efficient than the other forms of public transport, the metro has two lines. It can get crowded and watch for pick pockets.