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Rome
the capital of Italy

the eternal city

Rome, the capital of Italy is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The old town comprises as many as 25.000 archeological points of interest. Thousands of turists flood its streets, as well as those of Florence or Venice.

Iconic monuments like the Colosseum, the Circus Maximus, Sant'Angelo Castle, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and Fontana di Trevi.

But Rome it's not only monuments, there are also plenty of museums, a zoo, pubs, clubs and also a theme park.

It could be the perfect place for a honeymoon!

Since 2000 years ago, the Italian capital attracts visitors from everywhere. Even though its age, is an astounding and a romantic city with its mix of old monuments and its vibrant everyday life.

Here the life is really sweet, italian stylist, delicious ice-creams, wine, and food, they'll make your experience in Rome unforgettable. Keep reading this Rome travel guide to not lose anything.


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Where to sleep in Rome

There are hundreds of options in Rome, from Hotels to Hostels or Bad&Breakfast, the best option is to find a place that lets you move with ease and join the city.

To help you I have created some posts with the best hotels from the most expensive to the most cheaper ones. The best solution for each kind of wallet.

FINALLY, I have found the best travel insurance for Italy

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Flying to Rome

Rome has two airports:
Leonardo da Vinci International Airport or simply Rome Fiumicino Airport is the major one for all the most important airlines. It is located in Fiumicino, 21.7 mi west of Rome's historic city center.

The airport serves as the main hub for Alitalia, the largest Italian airline.

Terminals:
Terminal 1 (Gates B1–B13 and B14–B30) is used by Alitalia (short-haul flights), Air France, Croatia Airlines,[5] Etihad Regional and KLM.
Terminal 2 (Gates C1–C7) is mainly used by easyJet with Blue Air, Wizz Air, and Ryanair being the only other tenants. This terminal is closed from 15 December 2017 for Terminal 1 extension.
Terminal 3 (Gates C8–C16, D1–D10, E1-E8, E11-E24, E31-44 and E51-61) is the largest terminal and used by Alitalia (long-haul flights), Vueling and several other companies.
Terminal 5 (Gates E1-E8, E11-E24, E31-44 and E51-61) is used by all U.S. and Israeli carriers. This terminal is closed for renovation.

While Rome Ciampino Airport is the second international airport of Rome, used by cheaper airlines like Ryanair.

It is a joint civilian, commercial and military airport situated 7.5 mi south-southeast of central Rome, just outside the Greater Ring Road (Italian: Grande Raccordo Anulare or GRA) the circular motorway around the city.

The airport features a single, one storey passenger terminal building containing the departures and arrivals facilities. The departures area consists of a main hall with some stores and service facilities as well as 31 check-in counters and 16 departure gates using walk or bus boarding as there are no jet-bridges. The arrivals area has a separate entrance and features four baggage belts as well as some more service counters.

Internal flights prices

Departures

Arrivals

Price (cheaper)

Web

Rome (Fiumicino)

Venice

€ 71

Rome (Fiumicino)

Milan

€ 61

Rome (Fiumicino)

Palermo

€ 42

Rome (Fiumicino)

Cagliari

€ 42

What to do in Rome

According to the legend, Rome was founded by Romolo (after he killed his twin brother) on April 21th of 753 b.c.
From there Rome grew up until became an immense empire.

Rome is built upon seven hills, the central zone is the one where you'll find the most famous attractions like Fontana di Trevi or the Spanish Steps.

Rome is one of a kind, you won't find another city full of high-level, tourist interest monuments. This city has so much to offer.

You'll also find medieval districts, colorful markets, and of course the Vatican with the S. Peter's Basilica.

And the nightlife is not to be neglected.

And if you want to blend in, instead of being the same tourist, read this funny and useful article on the things associated with Rome.

Tourist attractions, what to see in Rome?

Churches in Rome

14 of the most famous churches in rome

Climate in Rome

Rome and its metropolitan area has a Mediterranean climate with cool winters and warm to hot summers. The best moment to join this city is in the summer so that you don't have to worry too much about the weather.

Over the course of the year, the temperature usually varies between 3°C and 31°C, July is the hottest month of the year whilst January is the coldest one.

June, July, August, and September is the most popular time to visit Rome, when temperatures are at their hottest and sunshine is almost guaranteed every day. Learn more about the climate in Italy.

Rome avg rainfall

Where to eat in Rome

Find a place to eat in Rome is so simple, from renowned restaurants to little trattorias. Check our guide to the best spot in Rome where you can eat.

where to eat in rome

Shopping in Rome

shopping in rome

Shops are everywhere in Rome but if you have money to spend you'll find the most famous brands near the Spanish Steps.

In "via Condotti" you'll find Prada, Valentino, Gucci, Armani, Max Mada.

In "via Borgognona" Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Ferré, Laura Biagiotti.

Near "Piazza Navona" in via dei Giubbonari you'll find street-fashion shops like McQueen and Liquid.

List of shopping mall:

  • Euroma2, Chain retailer supplying on-trend clothing, swimwear, accessories & shoes. Address: Viale dell'Oceano Pacifico, 83
  • Galleria Alberto Sordi, until 2003 Galleria Colonna, is a shopping arcade in Rome. Address: Galleria di Piazza Colonna, Piazza Colonna
  • Centro Commerciale Cinecittà 2. Address: Viale Palmiro Togliatti, 2

Transport in Rome

Subway

The ticket price is €1,50 for 100 minutes, after that time is passed, you'll have to buy another ticket.
Or you can buy the tourist ticket, the period of validity is 7 days and it cost €24.
Do your math!
Other options are Roma 24H at €7, Roma 48H at €12,50 and Roma H72 at €18
You can use all the above tickets both for the subway and for the bus.

Schedule:
Linea A
From Monday to Thursday and Sunday - 5:30 am to 11:30 pm
Friday and Saturday - 5:30 am to 1:30 am
Linea B
from Monday to Thursday and Sunday - 5:33 am to 11:30 pm
Friday and Saturday - 5:30 am to 1:27 am
Linea B1
from Monday to Thursday and Sunday - 5:33 am to 11:34 pm
Friday and Saturday - 5:30 am to 1:30 am
Linea C
From Monday to Thursday and Sunday - 5:30 am to 11:30 pm
Friday and Saturday - 5:30 am to 11:30 pm

Taxi
You can recognize the official Rome cabs from their white color and the writing "taxi", on the side you'll find "Roma Capitale" and the license number.

There are also unofficial cabs but they can't expose the above signs. I recommend avoiding the unofficial cabs because they aren't regulated and their fees might be higher.

The official fee is €0.10 every clicks with a starting fee of €3.

Bus
If you can't go somewhere with the subway, you can certainly do it with a Bus since they cover every part of the city.
The main Terminus is at the Termini Station.

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