Rome city guide

Whoever comes to Rome for a visit will find something to their liking. The entire historical centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and so are a number of other monuments in the city. The Vatican City, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and the Sistine Chapel are among the most famous tourist attractions in the world. There are beaches nearby and the food is of course excellent.

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The Roman Forum is one of the city’s main attractions.

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How to get there

Rome has two airports. The main international airport is called Leonardo Da Vinci. It is located in nearby Fiuimicino and can be reached by bus and train. The second airport is located in Ciampino, in the city’s outskirts and is mostly used by the budget airline RyanAir. Ciampino can only be reached by bus. For both airports there are fixed taxi rates from the center of Rome.

Rome has several railway stations, the most important one being Roma Termini. The other main train stations are Tiburtina and Ostiense. Tiburtina is also home to Flixbus, Europe’s main long distance bus company.

Cruise ships arrive in Civitavecchia, a small town north of Rome. There is a direct train line between Civitavecchia and Roma Termini.

Public transport inside Rome

Public transport inside Rome is run by the company ATAC. It consists of a metro system, bus and tram lines. There is one unified system for the tickets, which you can even use on some train lines. The company Co.Tra.L is responsible for most of the bus system to other cities in the province and several parts of Latium.

Accommodation in Rome has over 14,000 accommodation options in Rome, from the cheapest hostels, B&B’s and apartments to the most exclusive luxury hotels.

Museum passes

There are a number of museum passes, some of which also include pubic transport. The most famous ones are the Roma Pass and the Omnia Card. It is recommended to read up first, because they are expensive and not equally useful for everyone.

Day trips from Rome

The most popular day trip in the province of Rome is probably Tivoli, with the Villa d’Este, Hadrian’s Villa and a cute historical center. Castel Gandolfo, Ariccia and Frascati are the most interesting ones of a group of hill towns known as the Castelli Romani.