Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, otherwise known as Rome Fiumicino Airport or simply Fiumicino Airport, is the largest airport in Italy. The airport is located in the town and commune of Fiumicino, 35 kilometres southwest of the city centre. It is a hub for the largest Italian airline Alitalia, and the Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling.
What to see & do
Colosseum - The Colosseum, also called the Flavian Ampitheatre, is the famous elliptical ampitheatre at the centre of Rome. The historical structure was the largest ampitheatre of the Roman Empire (and the world), and is hailed as one of the greatest examples of Roman architecture. The ampitheatre has a capacity for somewhere between 50,000 to 80,000 spectators, and was initially used for entertainment. The ampitheatre is partially ruined due to the damage caused by earthquakes and stone robbers, yet it maintains as one of Rome's most popular tourist attractions and iconic symbol.
Trevi Fountain - The Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome, located in the Trevi district. The structure is 26.3 metres high and 49.15 metres wide, and is one of the most famous fountains in the world. Coins are meant to be thrown with the right hand and over the left shoulder; even more than just in hopes of making a wish come true, the coins are actually used to subsidize for a supermarket for the needy people in Rome. The fountain also made an appearance in several films such as Gidget Goes to Rome, Three Coins in the Fountain, and The Lizzie McGuire Movie.
Vatican Museums - The Vatican Museums are museums located within the city's boundaries and houses works from the collection of the Roman Catholic Church. Some of the most notable items are renowned classical sculptures and some of the most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world. The Vatican Museums is comprised of a group of sculpture museums and the Vatical Historical Museum, the latter of which houses an impressive collection of portraits of the Popes from the 16th century to present.
How to get around within Rome
The roads in Rome can be confusing for first-time travellers especially without a map, so always make sure that you have one with you for reference. Visitors who will be staying in Rome for at least 3 days are advised to consider purchasing the Roma Pass; it entitles holders to full access to public transportation, free admission to the first two museums or archaeological sites visited, and discounts for any other museums and sites visited (considering they are included in the programme). Driving is difficult in Rome, so taxis, though expensive, are actually very worth it due to convenience and speed. Rome is also well-served by extensive networks of buses, trams, trolleybuses, the Metro network, and light railways.
How to get there
Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is served by numerous airlines, including, but not limited to, Air Europa, Air Canada, Air China, Aegean Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Lufthansa, KLM, Korean Air, Germanwings, Finnair, Monarch Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, Singapore Airlines,and Saudia, linking it to several prime destinations such as Barcelona, Athens, London, Madrid, Amsterdam, Seoul, Dubai, Singapore, Prague, Geneva, Bangkok, and Vienna.
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