Rome is one of the most historical cities in Italy, with rich heritage roots and architecture that tells it’s very own story. Rome is one of those cities that no matter what you do or where about’s you are, you are never going to be bored. Simply walking the streets is a treat in itself, or reading in a coffee shop is equally as delightful.
Never been to Rome? Here is a quick guide to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Getting to Rome
Reaching the city of Rome is about a 30 minute trip from Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport.
Train – The Leonardo Express is the fastest way into the city, it’s a direct train route that takes you right into the centre of Rome. The express costs around 11 euro, however do not purchase your ticket from the departure gates as it is more expensive. You can get your ticket stamped in a yellow validation machine right before you use it to save you a few euros.
Taxi – The taxi bay will be found out side of the arrival gates. To the city centre from the airport, the average price is between 30-40 euro, plus you are also required to pay for your luggage (1 Euro for each bag).
Getting Around Rome
Rome Metro – You are able to ride the metro for 16 euro for a week and 4 euro for a day which takes you all over Rome.
Hop on Hop off – The Hop on Hop off tour busses are most possibly the best way to explore and get around a city. Not only is it a means of transport but it takes you to all the tourists attractions and hot spots in Rome.
Taxi – Taxis are all over Rome, so it is never an issue to quickly hop in one and go to where you need to go. However, this is not always the fastest option as traffic in Rome can be just as busy as the tourists in the summer time.
Buses – You are able to ride on a bus for a week for 16 euro. You can purchase bus tickets at almost all news stands.
A mini Roman Bucket List
What better way to get to know a city quickly then to organise a bucket list? Here are a few things you could do to get you started!
Throw Coins into the Trevi Fountain – Legend has it that if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain you are destined to return back to Rome.
Walk Inside the Colosseum – The Colosseum is the largest amphitheatre ever built dating all the way back to 80 AD, so who wouldn’t want to step inside of history?
Go Gelato hunting – It’s no secret that Rome is home to the best gelato in the world, so why not take a night (or day) strolling around the city trying all the gelato you could possibly try.
Eat Italian Food – Italian food is the worlds best cuisine, pizza, pasta and pizza again.
Visit the Spanish Steps – Whilst being one of the main attractions in Rome, you are able to climb your way to Trinità dei Monti Church at the top and look out onto the beautiful historic buildings of Rome.
Piazza Navona – The Piazza Navona is one of the most beautiful squares in Rome, and if you visit this attraction during the winter time, there is a night festival with fire works and an array of food stalls.
Visit the Sistine Chapel – The Sistine Chapel is located in the Vatican. If you are to visit the Sistine Chapel you are not aloud to take photos or talk, it is a place of serenity and silence. People sit for hours looking at the fine detail of the art with one of the most impressive pieces of ceiling art in the world.
Out of the City
Spent some time in the city and now want to escape into the country side? Or perhaps another historical Italian city? Day trips are extremely popular from Rome, with Pompeii being one of the most popular day trips.
You can read about my Pompeii experience here.
What was your experience of Rome like?