❱ Destination: Rome, Italy
A city of history & culture
Rome is a city renowned for its historic buildings, art & culture. The city is also the gateway to the Vatican – the seat of the Catholic Church.
For first time visitors, Fareferret recommends staying in the city for at least 3 nights to explore all that the city has to offer.
Top things to do & places to visit
An impressive ruin that was once the showpiece of ancient Rome’s centre which fell into disrepair after the fall of the Roman Empire.
One of Rome’s most visited ancient sites, the Colosseum is Rome’s great gladitorial arena.
The famous Fontana di Trevi features an ensemble of wild horses & mythical creatures. Be sure to throw a coin into the water – a tradition when visiting the fountain.
St Peter’s Basilica
Located in Vatican City, St Peter’s is the largest, richest & most spectacular basilica in Italy.
Where to stay
Colosseum & Roman Forum
These hotels are within walking distance of iconic sights such as the Colossum, Roman Forum & Trevi Fountain. However, the area can be quiet at night with few cheap hotel & dining options around.
Pantheon & Piazza Navona
Usually one of the most expensive areas of Rome to stay in, with plenty of restaurants, bars & shops around.
Spanish Steps & Trevi
This area offers plenty of mid-range & upmarket hotel options as well as designer shopping outlets.
Located near the main Termini rail station, this area is perfect for budget travellers, with plenty of hostels & budget hotels on offer.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit Rome to avoid the crowds is spring (Apr – Jun) or autumn (Sep – Oct). However, peak rates will apply for hotels over these periods.
Getting to Rome
Rome is served by 2 main airports (Fiumicino / Leonardo da Vinci & Ciampino). Most long haul international flights will arrive at Fiumicino, whilst most European low cost flights will arrive in Ciampino.
Rome is also connected to the rest of Italy by an extensive rail network which can take you to destinations as far as the Cinque Terre, Venice, Naples & Sorrento.
Rome is the perfect place to begin a journey through Italy, whether you are travelling by car or rail.
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