06 Mar Your First Trip to Rome
So you want to travel to Rome. Why?
As Italy’s capital city, Rome (or Roma) boasts almost 3,000 years of world renowned influential art, culture and architecture, besides doing aa damn good pizza. The ancient ruins like the Colosseum and the Forum evoke the former Roman Empire’s power over the people. Rome is also home to the Vatican City, headquartering the Roman Catholic Church establishment and being the only country to be inside a city. Other landmark sites and buildings include St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, home to the masterpieces of Michelangelo.
As you can see, Rome has a certain cultural and historical appeal that many people seek.
Booking Your Trip
Getting to Rome and booking your holiday accommodation can be as easy as checking out offers and deals at Voyage Prive Rome. Depending on where you live, there may be some very cost-effective solutions in getting to Rome and there are certainly many differing places you can stay to make your trip as pleasant and as enjoyable as possible.
Travelling to Rome by plane
There are two international airports in Rome, with over 40m passengers moving through the city each year. These are Leonardo da Vinci Airport and Ciampino Airport.
Traveling from the US
If you are coming from the US, you’ll find direct flights from Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, LA and Washington DC. A number of US airlines fly nonstop into Rome, below are some of these:
Alitalia, Delta, United Airlines, American Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa
Traveling from Europe
If you coming from Europe, you can often make it to the capital for less than €50! Yes. Europe has a number of low-cost carriers with cheap flights, just keep an eye out. Some of these airlines are: Vueling, Ryanair, Wizzair and Easyjet.
Once you book your plane journey and know which of the two airports you are flying to, find out how to get to Rome’s centre by bus, train or maybe you are renting a Fiat 500…
A Top Food Destination
I mentioned above the Italian cuisine, well just pizza. But Rome really is one of the foodie capitals of the world to compliment its rich culture and history.
You’ll love discovering the perfect gelato! Fresh and simple is key to authentic delicious Roman cuisine. One of the favourites for many tourists is the simple bruschetta with some good tomatoes on thick sour dough toast. Be sure to venture off the beaten track to find the restaurants locals would eat at and be aware that many of them will not open until around 8pm.
Some Interesting Facts About Rome
- In Rome there’s a museum solely about pasta.
- Between 107 & 110 AD, the first shopping centre was built in Rome by Emperor Trajan. They sold a range of wares and groceries.
- The Vatican City is home to the biggest church ever built, with St Peter’s basilica.
You can check out more interesting facts about Rome here.
Roam Around Rome
With so much to see and do, besides eating pasta and pizza, roaming around the famous sites and off the beaten track is sure to delight you on your trip to rome. Enjoy!