For centuries, Rome has been one of the most important cities in the Roman empire. Nowadays, the Italian capital still is a major tourist destination. A trip to Rome is a trip through history. Rome is a kind of open-air museum, where you take a step into the world of the ancient Romans.
Rome has two airports. The largest airport is Roma Fiumicino, also known as Leonardo da Vinci airport. The smaller airport of Rome is Ciampino.
This is the flag carrier airline of Italy. It is part of Sky alliance and connects several Italian cities with the rest of the world.
Ryanair is one of the low-budget airlines that fly to Ciampino. Rome is a popular tourist destinations for these airlines.
From New York, Rome can be reached in 8 hours and 40 minutes. London has a flight time of 2 hour and 5 minutes. There are several airlines offering direct flights to these destinations.
St. Peter's Basilica is the second largest and most famous church in the world, located on St. Peter's Square in Vatican City.
The elegant Spanish staircases, laid out between 1723 and 1726, had to be an expression of French grandeur.
The Colosseum is actually a Flavian Amphitheater, since it was built in the first century AD by Flavian emperors. It is built for games that were funded by the emperor. Nearby, you can find the Forum Romanum, Rome’s ancient city centre.
The Pantheon is said to be the best-preserved antique monument in Rome. The special architecture has often been a source of inspiration. The opening, nine meters in diameter at the top of the dome, gives a very special light. The interior is at least as special as the outside suggests. The famous Renaissance painter Raphael and his fiancé, King Vittorio Emanuele II and Umberto I are buried in the Pantheon.
Castel Sant 'Angelo is a mausoleum built for and by emperor Hadrian. Engelenburcht is connected to the Vatican through an underground tunnel. The purpose of this secret corridor was that the pope in need could still find a safe place to live.
The Trevi Fountain is the largest fountain in Rome. The fountain, designed by architect Nicola Salvi in late Baroque style, is 26 meters high and 22 meters wide. In the center of the sculpture, Neptune is depicted on a shell pulled by two sea horses and young sea gods. The water has the color of an emerald, which is an effect of the white limestone, and is therefore considered the most beautiful fountain in the world.
Rome is an open air museum, which makes it quite pleasant to stroll through. Also, eating pizza and pasta is a must when in Rome.