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Rome Guide

Travel Guide to Rome, Italy with rail maps and stations


Location Facts:
Country: Italy
Capital: Rome
Language: Italian
Currency: Euro

Rome Gallery Pictures

Situated on the River Tiber in the Lazio region, Rome or the ‘Eternal City’, is the seat of Italy’s government. The sheer amount of history envelops you the minute you arrive in Rome, making the city and particularity the centro storico appear much like an open-air museum. With over four hundred churches, several stunning basilicas, countless ruins as well as some of the world’s most beautiful piazzas and fountains Rome has much to offer. The legendary beginnings of Rome are well documented, with such illustrious past rulers as Julius Caesar and Nero; Rome is very much the heart of European civilization.

Across the River Tiber to the west lies the Vatican State, which is home to the Pope and the heart of the Roman Catholic Church. Clearly tourism is a major source of income for this city and until recently the city had been criticized for its poor infrastructure. However in anticipation of the estimated thirty million visitors for the millennium, much was restored and improved.

Rome is blessed with a warm Mediterranean climate, the best times to visit are in spring and autumn, the summer months however do get very hot. Only two hours from both Naples and Florence, Rome is located very centrally. Similarly, the seaside isn’t too far away providing a pleasant getaway for Romans during the hot summer months.

Main Train Stations

Rome Tiburtina Station
Roma 00162

Roma Termini Station
Via Giovanni Giolitti, Roma 00185

Roma Trastevere Station
Piazza Flavio Biondo, Roma 00153

Rome Ostiense Station
Piazzale dei Partigiani, Roma 00154


Major Airports

Rome Ciampino Airport
G B Pastine-Ciampino, Via Appia Nuova, -00040 Rome Ciampino
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
320 via dell Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 00050, Fiumicino, Rome



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Recommended Visitor Attractions

Colosseum
Piazza del Colosseo
St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza San Pietro
Trevi Fountain
Piazza di Trevi
Museu di Roma
Piazza di San Pantaleo

Recommended Events

The Birth of Rome
Rome
When: Happens in April
The annual celebration of the birth of Rome.
Rome Jazz Festival
Various venues around Rome
When: Happens in November
There are several jazz festivals in Rome, but this is one of the biggest.


Rome European Railer Travel Tips

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Anna
Bristol

Added: Sep 2014

A useful tip for those travelling on a budget, Rome has loads of water fountains dotted around, the water is very clean and generally very cold. Make sure you have a water bottle with you so you can top it up as and when you find one!

Tip added Tue 09 Sep 2014 at 09:54:55







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