Flights to Rome can be via two airports - the Leonardo da Vinci Airport or the Rome Ciampino Airport.
The Fiumcino Airport or the Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Europe’s sixth busiest airport, serves Rome flights of international origin. Passengers on transatlantic flights to Rome pass by Terminal C. Domestic passengers go to Terminal A. Each terminal is replete with an information center or a concierge. Rome airport provides this service free of charge. There are over 130 shops, restaurants, and coffee shops inside the da Vinci Airport for the passenger’s convenience.
The Ciampino Airport only handles domestic Rome flights.
Getting around Rome can be a lot of fun whether you are driving a private car, hopping on a public transport, or taking a walk. Many savvy tourists prefer to see the city by foot.
The Metropolitana, or simply the Metro, is Rome’s subway. It is open from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm daily. Tickets are 1 Euro, approximately $1.60. You can buy Metro tickets at the station’s newsstands, vendor machines, and tobacco shops. Prepaid tickets are also available and are good for one to seven days.
You may also take the ATAC buses and trams to get around the city. A 1 Euro ticket is good for a 75-minute ride to any destination. One-day tickets are available for 4 Euros. There are also prepaid bus tickets good for one week at 16 Euros each. ATAC tourist passes valid for three days are 11 Euros.
Cheap flights to Rome are always worth it because you can see so many tourist spots.
No list of Rome tourist attractions would be complete without a visit to the Piazza where locals converge during siestas. The famous St. Peter’s Basilica, the seat of Christianity is accessed through St. Peter’s Square.
Tourists also flock to the Ancient Roman ruins. The Colosseum, where the gladiators fought wild animals, was once the center of entertainment. The Roman Forum was once the center of Rome’s government during the early years, and the Pantheon was the temple of the Roman gods.
Rome is a must-see place for fashionistas. Take a walk around Piazza di Spagna to check out the latest collections from Sergio Rossi, Dolce & Gabbana, Missoni, and other elite fashion houses. The Via Condotti is lined with world-class ateliers - Hermes, Bulgari, Cartier, Armani, and Valentino, to name a few.
Stores in Rome usually open from 9 am to 1 pm leaving time for siesta. They open again at 3:30 pm and close at 7:30 pm. Shops are closed on Sundays.
Roman cuisine is not just limited to Italian dishes like pasta and pizza. Rome is peppered with cozy cafes where other famous gastronomic delights are found in trattorias with their “home cooked” meal. Wineries are found throughout the city.