There's no end of fascinating landmarks to see in the ancient city of Rome. Some of the many must-see attractions include The Coliseum, The Pantheon and The Spanish Steps. Situated in the middle of Rome is the Vatican where you will be able to visit St. Peter's Basilica and Piazza as well as The Vatican Museum and The Sistine Chapel. If that wasn't enough to keep you occupied on your trip to this remarkable city, there is also the modern area to visit where you can see the splendid Trevi Fountain. There are a number of other museums and art galleries in the city that house artwork dating back thousands of years.
Few cities conjure up as many emotions as Rome, from its spectacular history dating back thousands of years to its well preserved monuments, paintings and statues. Simply walking around the city is also extremely enjoyable, especially when stopping for some local Italian dishes, coffee or ice cream. Rome is also very popular for its theaters so you could always take in a show or concert whilst enjoying a nice glass of red wine.
When visiting Rome be sure to:
Walk around the Coliseum and soak in the ambiance
Eat a real Italian pizza al fresco whilst watching people pass you by
Drink a cappuccino and relax on The Spanish Steps
Look up at the timeless painting on the ceiling in The Sistine Chapel
Enter St. Peter's Cathedral in Vatican City
Sit by Trevi Fountain and make a wish
Wander around the streets of this ancient city
Rome has two main airports for international flights: The relatively small Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport, and Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Rome's primary international airport. Continue reading if you want to know how to get to the city centre from the airport and which are the main airlines flying to Rome.
Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
Many of the world's most major airlines operate within Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport including: EasyJet, Ryanair and Vueling.
Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is located in Fiumicino, 35km southwest of Rome's city centre.
Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport is served by a six-lane motorway and numerous buses and taxis, as well as Fiumicino Aeroporto railway station which operates city centre express services every 15 minutes. These services take passengers to and from the airport and city centre within 30 minutes.
Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport (CIA)
The two major airlines operating within Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport include: Wizz Air and Ryanair.
Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport is located 12km southeast of Rome city centre, just outside the Greater Ring Road (the circular motorway around the city).
Ciampino airport is closer to the center of Rome than Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, but does not have a direct train connection into the city. However, it is possible to take a bus from the airport to the nearby train station which is only a few minutes away. From the train station you can quickly reach the heart of the Rome.