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Rome

Rome

Rome, known as the Eternal City, has attracted visitors for over 2,000 years. It is one of the most magnificent and romantic cities in the world, boasting an attractive mix of grandiose sights and bustling city life. Life is sweet—the cake is there for the eating. Italian designer shopping, smooth ice cream, frothy cappuccino and exquisite wines to name but a few things.

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Colosseum

Colosseum is one of the most impressive sights in Rome and one of the world’s most famous venues. Many people and animals were killed here, you could see everything from gladiatorial games and drama to killings and battles between wild animals. Emperor Vespasian began the building which was completed by his son Titus. The building was completed in 80 A.D. Inauguration lasted one hundred days, and approximately 9,000 animals and 2,000 gladiators were killed during the event. At its peak this place had 87,000 spectators.

Address
Piazza del Colosseo 1, Rome
Fontana di Trevi

The fountain is an impressive building situated on the Piazza di Trevi in Rome centre. It was designed by Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini, and was completed by Nicola Salvi in 1762. The fountain became world famous when Anita Ekberg splashing around in the "La Dolce Vita". Today, it is forbidden to bathe in the fountain. Trevi Fountain is a "must" to visit in Rome, and tradition says that you must throw a coin over your shoulder into the fountain and that this will bring happiness. The fountain standing 26 metres (85.3 feet) high and 20 metres (65.6 feet) wide, it is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world.

Address
Piazza di Trevi, Rome
Hostaria Da Cesare

In Rome since 1965. Here you can find: local fish from the coast of Lazio, seafood, fried fish, shell fish, Chianina’s beef certified and exquisite pizza produced in a wood-burning oven. Seasonally, white and black truffle, boletus mushrooms, royal agaric. Selection of wines. Smoking room.

Address
Via Crescenzio 13, Rome
Harry’s Bar

Harry’s Bar is the unique place that evokes the “Dolce Vita” as if it were a clip from the film, creating a vivid flashback to the golden era of the Via Veneto. As in the roaring sixties, you can still sip an aperitif, enjoy the live piano bar every evening and dive into the magic of the Via Veneto from the exclusive Harry’s Bar. The refined cuisine recalls the freshness of Mediterranean flavours based on prime ingredients.

Address
Via Vittorio Veneto 150, Rome
Carlo Cecchini

Peruse the high-quality leather creations of Carlo Cecchini himself, whose strong creativity and imagination result in a vast range of designs conceived for a varied crowd of all ages and styles. His production of bags, totes, wallets, shoes and purses, follows the guiding principles of the old Italian leather making traditions, only using top quality raw materials treated and manufactured according to centuries-old traditions.

Address
Via della Lungaretta 65, Rome
McArthurGlen Castel Romano Designer Outlet

For a unique shopping experience, just 20 minutes from Rome you’ll find Castel Romano Designer Outlet with all your favourite labels with discounts of 30-70%, all year round. Daily shuttle service available from Rome city centre.

Address
Via Ponte di Piscina Cupa 64, Castel Romano, Rome

Airport

Rome’s main airport, Leonardo da Vinci, is located in Fiumicino, 30 kilometres (18.5 miles) from the city. There are several different ways for you to get into the city centre from the airport: Leonardo Express The Leonardo Express leaves every half hour in each direction and connects Roma Termini station with Fiumicino airport. Tickets can be bought at machines, travel agencies, ticket desks and on the website. Train You can reach Rome by train directly to the Termini railway station. Metro The metropolitan train FM1 links the airport with regions like Fara Sabina, Orte and Poggio Mirteto. Please note that the Metro does not stop at central station Termini. Terravision Shuttle Bus This bus line takes you to the central station Termini. The city’s second airport Ciampino is situated 12.0 km south southeast of central Rome and is mainly served by low-cost airlines and package tours. Bus Some of the low-cost airlines have their own buses. The regular buses depart from the nearby underground station Anagnina. Taxi A taxi ride from the airport and central Rome takes 20 minutes.

Address
Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino 320, Rome

Best time to Visit

The summer brings peak visitor numbers to Rome, and some of the year's highest temperatures fall on July and August. If your visit falls on these two months, do make sure to check that your accommodation is equipped with air conditioning. Rome is a traveller's darling all throughout the year, with spring being, the most pleasant time to visit.