Destination creator (Voyajo Team)
Planning a trip to Rome is one of the more common itineraries put together by tourists. In fact, in Europe, only Paris and London enjoy more visitors than the Italian capital, with some 10 million tourists estimated to visit the city annually.
Rome Fiumicino is the city’s main airport, and is just a few kilometers from the heart of the city. Rome Ciampino is the city’s second airport, and is commonly used by budget airlines. The city is also accessible from much of the European mainland via rail and road.
More than 2,700-years-old, Rome is awash with examples of its extensive history, with many of its landmarks and historical attractions being the very reason tourists make the journey to the Eternal City.
Such landmarks include the Colosseum, the world’s most famous ancient amphitheater; the Pantheon, an impeccably preserved ancient temple; and the Roman Forum, which harks back more than 3,000 years.
At the very heart of Rome, visitors will find Vatican City. Technically a sovereign state, Vatican City is central to the Roman Catholic religion, and as such is sought out by millions of pilgrims each year. A huge number of non-Catholic tourists also put this particular part of the city on their Rome trip plan. Of course, the most popular attractions within Vatican City are the stunning Sistine Chapel – complete with Michelangelo’s breathtaking ceiling art – and the famous Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.
Visitors to Rome will find that it offers a host of modern day amenities also, including world-class shopping, delicious cuisine, entertaining performances, and top-quality professional sports.
The city itself is awash with charming and unique shops and boutiques, as well as restaurants and cafés. Many visitors head to the Piazza Navona to experience such delights. Before you leave, be sure to flip a coin over your shoulder and into the Trevi Fountain. Doing so is said to ensure you return to the city one day.