Visiting Rome & Italy
Sightseeing in Roma
According to legend, Roma was founded by the twins Romulus and Remus in 753 BCE on the banks of the river Tiber on top of seven hills. But Rome, as they say, was not built in a day.
This means you can have your fill of Roman archaeology or enjoy the works of Reinassance and Baroque masters, discover architecture and art dating from 900 B.C. to last Tuesday in the many museums and historical churches and buildings.
The area around Palatine Hill and Capitoline Hill was the centre of power of the enormous Roman Empire and here you today can visit the “Forum Romanum” ruins and the “Colosseum”.
Also one of the best kept buildings from ancient Roman times is “The Pantheon”.
For those who would like a walk in ancient history the “Via Appia” takes you back in time. Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces like the “Sixtine Chapel”, the “Trevi Fountain”, “Spanish Steps” and “Piazza Navona” are also among the list of sights not to be missed together with a visit to “St.Peter’s Basilica”.
Basically, the city of Roma is one giant museum. It is therefore no surprise that the complete historic city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Additional info can be found here.
Please keep in mind that June 2nd is a National Holiday in Italy and shops ans offices are going to be closed, this may affect opening hours of attractions and museums too and also some areas in the city center may be closed or particularly crowded.
When in Rome…
We would like to be sure you get the most out of your experience in Rome, so in case you have some special needs or necessities please ask us.
Below you will find some information on how to enjoy our city.
Rome has a very active nightlife that caters to any taste. We might suggest you to have a walk through the Trastevere area with its street-side bars and cafes open until early morning and crowded with locals. Otherwise you can head out to Testaccio, a circular neighborhood packed with bars and clubs where you can find loud music every night of the week.
Rome is of course also a great place to taste Italian food, with a great variety of restaurants, cafes, pizza places and the typical Italian informal eatery, the “trattoria”.
If you want to try delights like “pasta alla carbonara” or “supplì” feel free to ask us for hints and tips on where to go and how to “do as the romans do”.
Roma is connected to all the main destination in Italy via highspeed rail or direct flights.
Please find below some destinations and distances:
Venice: 550 km by car, 4 hours by train, 1:15 hour flight
Florence: 270 km by car, 1:30 hours by train
Milan: 570 km by car, 3:15 hours by train, 1:15 hour flight
Naples: 230 km by car, 1:45 hours by train