Rome never fails to delight visitors with its many and varied building styles and wonderful hilly location on the airy bow of the Tiber – and it has enough monuments for a dozen cities.
Apart from the world-famous sights such as the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Capitol and the Spanish Steps, Rome also has plenty of new delights to explore. Once a poor district, Trastevere has long had its own chic boutiques and cool bars. The relaxed and friendly «Freni e Frizioni», which is in what used to be a car repair workshop, simply mustn’t be missed.
What visitors love most about Rome is that refreshment or the perfect «caffè» are available on every street corner, so you can take a little break whenever and wherever you like to process the many impressions. And whatever your religion, be sure to include the Vatican on your list of sights to see – and especially St. Peter’s Square with its many wonderful statues.
Lazio in the middle of Italy.
- Public transport
Not a particularly well-developed underground network; it is only 38 km long, and there are too few taxis.
Typically Mediterranean with dry summers and damp winters.
- Best time to visit
Spring and early autumn. Usually very hot in summer.
- Good to know
The Vatican covers an area of 0.44 km² and has a population of approx. 800.
- Nice to know
The Romans call their city lovingly «Mamma Roma».
Leonardo da Vinci International (Fiumicino), approx. 32 km from the city centre.
The Cotral bus ride to the city centre takes about an hour.
The quickest connection is the direct one by the Leonardo Express to Rome Termini, approx. time 30 minutes for € 14.
There are taxis outside terminals 1, 2, 3 and 5. A taxi to the city centre costs approx. € 50.