ROME — Overview

Rome is the capital of Italy and is a fascinating city because of its history and cultural heritage but it is also a frustrating place to navigate because of the inefficiency of its public transport and the chaos of the traffic. It is best discovered on foot though it is spread out with steep hills and cobbled streets and during the summer months can be unpleasantly hot but it is a city that is a mixture of beautiful art, grand history and noisy street life, unlike any other and worth the effort. Rome is a city with many places to visit from modern to ancient and everywhere in between. Known as the ‘Eternal City’ Rome is the third most visited city in Europe and its historic centre is listed as a World Heritage Site.

Getting There
The easiest way to arrive from other parts of Europe is by air. Rome’s main airport is Leonardo da Vinci, known as Fiumicino (FCO). You can get to the city centre from here by the Leonardo express train which costs €11. It takes 30 minutes to get to Stazione Termini which is Rome’s main train station and the train runs half hourly.
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There is another smaller airport, Ciampino (CIA) which is used by many low cost airlines and charter operators. This airport is only 15 minutes from the city centre but public transport is poor. The best way to get there is by the shuttle bus (operated by Terravision) offered by several low cost airlines such as Ryanair and EasyJet.
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