Rome, The Eternal City. Built upon ages and Empires. One of the most visited cities in Europe and with good reason. Buildings from Ancient Rome combine with Renaissance art and structures mixing serenely into a modern Mediterranean way of life.
A walk through the streets is like walking through a grand museum. The Colosseum, The Pantheon, The Spanish Steps, The Trevi Fountain to name only a few. Magnificent buildings of the ages to be seen before your very own eyes all in one place. The Vatican and St Peter’s Square too brings lasting memories to those with historic or grand curiosity or not.
The city of Rome is a mix of large avenues with architecturally grand building combined with beautiful small piazzas and tiny cobbled alleyways. Known to be one of the most photogenic cities, ancient churches, artistic fountains and history are around every corner. Art appears everywhere in every form. Statues adorn the streets and building tops. Spectacular paintings found on ceilings and in many of the museums.
It is also a shopping haven. Rome is one of the fashion capitals of the world and is the oldest producer of Italian jewellery. Leather bags and designer goods in abundance makes for a great bout of window shopping.
For the lovers of food Rome provides. It amounts, of course, to lots more than pasta and pizza, but having fresh, locally handmade pasta in the city provides a taste like no other. Meats, artichoke, cheeses and very fine wines. Whatever type of food your tastebuds fancy you will never go wrong in Rome.
For nightlife all is catered for. To the east of the Tiber the cobbled streets of the Trastevere provides a quaint calm. To watch the world pass by with a wine or coffee then you will never have trouble finding a spot together with views of the ancient monuments. There is the university area full of pubs and pizzerias. Clubs adorn all parts too.
So much in one place. Rome, a place to see, learn and do.
By Paul Steele
Where to stay in Rome?
The Modern Centre which includes – Via Veneto, Trevi fountain, piazza della Repubblica and home to Rome’s shopping and nightlife, is the best place to stay in Rome.
How to get from Rome Fiumicino (FCO) airport to city centre?
Flumicino airport is located 19 miles from Termini station. It is well connected by buses, trains, taxis and private cars. The cheapest way is by bus which charges around €4 one way.
Is Roma pass worth it?
Yes it is, Rome pass allows you to visit first two museums or archaeological sites for free and offer discount tickets to all other museums and archaeological sites. All public transports are free for 3 days and you won’t have to stand in the queue to purchase your tickets.
What is the distance between Rome and Venice?
Venice is 331miles from Rome.
How to travel from Rome to Venice?
The best way to travel to Venice is by Train. It takes about 4 hours to reach Venice. For more information please visit Trenitalia
Is there any cheap flight from London to Rome?
Yes, if you book your flight well in advance and compare the prices in various flight search engines before booking your ticket then you will find cheap ticket.
How long is the flight from London to Rome?
It takes around 2 hours 30 minutes from London Heathrow to Rome Fiumicino airport.
When is cheapest time to fly to Rome?
The period between November and February is the least popular months.
When is the best time to visit Rome?
The best time to visit Rome is from late March to early June and late September to October.
Is there any Ryanair flight to Rome?
Yes, Ryanair fly from London Stansted to Rome Ciampino airport
How long is the flight from Manchester to Rome?
The average flight time between Manchester and Rome is 3 hours
What airlines fly to Rome?
Some of the airlines that fly to Rome are - Alitalia, Air Berlin, British Airways, KLM, Jet2 etc.