A Complete Guide To Rome, Italy

LOCATION: ROME, ITALY

When in Rome . . .

The famous saying which means when in Rome do what the Romans do and go with the flow and do what everyone else is doing. With this in mind during our trip to Rome we made sure that we saw all the best sights and experienced everything you need to experience within the city. With so many amazing sights to see and things to do it can be easy to get caught up in the moment and miss things that you will love. Therefore we have put together a guide which will help you choose which sights you want to see and what you want to do while in the city, come and explore . . .
Getting to the city . . .

If you are flying directly to Rome you are able to fly into either of the two airports from London. And if you are flying from somewhere else in Europe you can also use either airport. This is handy if you are flying in from one country and flying out to another. As we was doing this we was able to use both airports during our trip.

Fiumicino Airport - This is the bigger airport of the two with the majority of flights being long-haul by bigger airlines. Although this is the furthest airport from the city centre it also has the best public transport to get to the city. The airport has a train station located inside the airport where you can get a direct train to the centre of the city. In just 30 minutes you are in the city ready to explore.

Ciampino Airport - The smaller of the two airports this is the airport which is used by short haul airlines which fly around Europe. Although this is the closest located airport to the city centre it however is the most awkward to get to. As we was only flying out of this airport we only had to find transportation for one journey. To get from the city to the airport and vice versa you are able to get a bus from the station. This is direct and simple, you don't need to worry about where you are getting off or how to get there. However you will need to get the bus from the main station and the buses leave at certain times so you will need to make sure that you plan what time you need to leave.
Sights to see . . .

Rome is a city full of lots of sights to see and experience. Of course a lot of the sights are well known and probably already on your list of must sees. However during our trip we explored the city to see the best sights and get the best tips to bring to you for your future trip to Rome.

Trevi Fountain: One of the most well known and most spectacular sights within Rome. The famous fountain which is located within the trevi district is one of the most visited sights within the city. The breath-taking fountain sits in a little square which gets filled with people coming to visit. With the white marble architecture and dazzling blue water the fountain may be the prettiest there is.

When visiting the fountain it is a well known tradition to throw in a coin to ensure your return to Rome. This lucky tradition is the perfect way to visit the fountain.

Tip - Visit the fountain early in the morning to avoid busy crowds. You will then get a perfect photo without all the people in it. We recommend sunrise.

Pantheon: This former roman temple is today a church which is open to the public to explore for free. However due to the no entry fee the que for the church can get very long. If this is the case and you don't get to go inside the exterior of the building is still rather impressive. With its impressive pillars and historical looking architecture the building is an impressive sight to see. The square where the pantheon sits is surrounded by little cafes and restaurants where you can eat and admire the view. You can also take a horse drawn carriage for a ride around the square and explore the area.
Vatican City . . .

You are able read all about what to do and see within Vatican City in our post here
Where to eat . . .

Italy is a county with not only amazing sights and experiences but mouth-watering food. With a pizza restaurant on every corner and a gelato parlour wherever you turn you will be spoilt for choice. Near every must see sight is a must see eatery.
Colosseum: The Colosseum is one of the many must see sights within Rome. Being one of the oldest buildings not all of the building still stands today however the remainder is very impressive. Not only from the outside but from the inside.

Read more about the Colosseum on our guide here
Tip - Rome is a VERY busy city. Get to attractions early to avoid queues and people in your photos.
Have you ever visited Rome? What was your favourite sight in the city?

Love Chloe and Megan

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