Rome is the cradle of one of the world’s greatest civilizations ever. The "eternal city" is the largest city in Italy and the historic center of the city is a UNESCO heritage site with ancient churches, grand Romanic ruins, magnificent monuments, ornate statues and great fountains. Its immensely rich historical heritage, throbbing nightlife and cosmopolitan culture along with it being perceived as a shopping heaven and one of the fashion capitals of the world, make it one of the world’s most visited, famous and influential and beautiful capitals. With such a diverse list of things to see and do, Rome can truly be called a global city.
Rome is divided into several districts. Rome's Historical centre is quite small, covering only about 4% of the city area. However, this is the place where most of Rome's tourist attractions are located.
Getting to the city from Leonardo da Vinci airport
Getting to the city from G.B. Pastine International Airport (Also Ciampino Airport)
Getting around the city
Tipping is typically not expected in Italy. You're welcome to tip if you are very happy with the service.
Rome in Three Days (Source: Frommer's)
When in Rome, you don’t have to worry about quenching your gastronomical desires. From family-run trattorias and pizzerias, to fancier, hip restaurants, Rome knows how to entice her visitors with her savory specialties. Roman food is popular, unsophisticated and unelaborate. It is generous, rich in flavors and characters and full of delicious recipes. The typical Roman food has its roots in the past and reflects the old traditions in most of its offerings. It is based on fresh vegetables (led by the artichoke, whether deep-fried, simmered in olive oil with garlic or mint or “alla giudia”), cuts of meat, mainly innards, cooked with herbs and hot chili pepper. Roman cuisine also consists of deep fried, tasty appetizers and sharp pecorino cheese – a very important ingredient in many recipes, and not to mention, the pasta, a staple to every Italian, and therefore every Roman.
Popular Roman Dishes include:
Some notable restaurants serving the local specialties include: