What’s There

Rome is one of the world’s ancient cities, being founded in 753BC (800 years before London!). Here you can spend an evening eating as much gelato as you want as you gaze up at the ancient Colosseum, or throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure you’ll be visiting Rome again in the future. St. Peter’s Basilica has to be on your list as it offers some of the most breathtaking art and architecture in the world! If marble statues and ornate ceilings aren’t your thing then you should head to the Roman Forum to witness what life was like in the center of the ancient Roman Empire.

Who’s There

As the capital of Italy, Rome is an enormous and busy city full of life and movement around every corner. Expect very hot summers and mild winters, making Rome a good travel option at any time of the year. The people of Rome dress very well with women wearing mainly skirts, dresses, or more elegant trousers and men in stylish pants and shirts. Jeans aren’t seen too much around the city (at least on Romans) and any jeans with holes or tears should be avoided if possible. It’s important to note that certain areas of the city (namely the Pantheon and Vatican City) may have their own separate dress codes required for entry.

Getting There

Leonardo da Vinci International Airport or the Fiumicino International Airport is an international airport in Rome and is 30 kilometres away from the city center. Ciampino is the closest airport from Rome and is attached to the city. It is well connected by trains, buses, and taxis from the city center. Almost all the major attractions are half an hour away from the airport. European travellers can get direct flights to Ciampino Airport from most popular cities including Budapest, Brussels, Warsaw, Bucharest, Valencia and many more.