If Rome were a man he would be rugged and charming, a little loud at times, unnervingly hurried then frustratingly laidback, and drop-dead gorgeous. Intimidating as he sounds, he is sure to have you head over heels in love.
Flights to Rome drop you right into the lap of thousands of years of history; they dish up a menu of wonderful food and wine; and enable a city break quite unlike any other.
Whether you arrive at Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino Airport (FCO) or Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA), transfers into the Eternal City are relatively easy.
From Fiumicino, trains take 30 minutes and cost around 15 euros. Taxis have a fixed tariff into central Rome (check the fare with the driver before setting off), and buses are slower, though cheaper. Buses and taxis run from Ciampino, there is no train station here, though it's closer to the city centre than Fiumicino. Again, there's a fixed rate for taxi journeys into the city centre - introduced to combat a small number of unscrupulous cabbies.
Car hire is a good option to save on airport transfers, especially if you want to get outside of the city or enjoy the freedom of an Italian road trip.
In the sprawling city of Rome you can wander in the footsteps of Caesar in the ancient parts of the Italian capital, such as the Colosseum and the Forum of the 'centro storico' (historic centre), or live 'La Dolce Vita', tracing the storyline to familiar movie locations such as the Trevi Fountain. And do make sure to slap on the shades as you stroll, as would the city's famous movie starlet daughter Sophia Loren.
The River Tiber runs through the City of Seven Hills, and the landscape of inner-city Rome is easily traversed on foot, though it's so vast you couldn't explore it all in one day.
Other tourist attractions in Rome include the Pantheon, the MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, designed by world-famous architect Zaha Hadid, and the treasures of the Vatican City. Easter pilgrimages to the home of the Roman Catholic Church see prices for Rome flights shoot up in spring. St Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the chance of seeing the Pope make a visit to the Vatican worthwhile for any visitor.
The exhausting and exhilarating city of Rome is only two to three hours from the UK and flight prices are highest in spring and autumn. The oppressive heat of summer can mean cheaper flight prices and, if you can stand the heat, it is a pleasant time to visit as the roads and pavements can be less crowded.
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