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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.

City Facts

  • Location

    Lazio in the middle of Italy.

  • Population

    2.7 million

  • Size

    1285 km²

  • Public transport

    Not a particularly well-developed underground network; it is only 38 km long, and there are too few taxis.

  • Climate

    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».

  • Airport

    Leonardo da Vinci International (Fiumicino), approx. 32 km from the city centre.

  • Bus

    The Cotral bus ride to the city centre takes about an hour.

  • Railway

    The quickest connection is the direct one by the Leonardo Express to Rome Termini, approx. time 30 minutes for € 14.

  • Taxi

    There are taxis outside terminals 1, 2, 3 and 5. A taxi to the city centre costs approx. € 50.