Rome

When it comes to cultural wonders and artistic marvels, all roads lead to Rome! Roma (or Rome) is the beautiful Italian capital, famous for its countless attractions and historical heritage, making it an absolute must for anyone looking to indulge in a cultural getaway in one of Italy's most enchanting destinations. What's more, this city is also a cosmopolitan centre, ensuring visitors from all over the globe have always something to enjoy when they visit. And, getting there is very simple, thanks to a good rail network and low-cost train tickets. Roma Termini is the main station in Rome, providing regional, national and international connections. Trains to Rome from Naples take approximately 1 hour, from Florence 1h30mins, while the journey from Venice takes less than 4 hours. Direct services are provided by both Trenitalia, via the famous Frecciarossa and Frecciargento, and by Italo, via their new high-speed trains, allowing people to travel to and from the city in a fast, easy and comfortable way. Other than Termini, Rome's other main stations are Roma Tiburtina and Roma Ostiense; all of them connect the city centre to its two major airports (Fiumicino and Ciampino Airport) via the Fiumicino Aeroporto and Ciampino Aeroporto train stations.

Visiting Rome

Home to more than 3 million people and attracting in excess of 30 million tourists a year, the beautiful capital of Italy is an incredibly popular destination, to say the least! There's countless things to see and do once travellers have hopped of their train to Rome. In fact, some of the most iconic landmarks in the world located here. Metro, bus and tram services are available across the whole city but, to fully experience the magic of the Eternal City, we suggest to simply walk and wander. 

Just a 20-minute walk from the Rome Termini station, the Colosseum is the heart of the city, while the Forum is just an 8-minute stroll further. Tourists should head there to see an amazing complex of monumental squares, which were once the centre of political activity in ancient Rome. No visit to Rome is complete without at least one trip to the Pantheon — another symbol of the Eternal City. Built as a temple tribute to the gods and famous for its perfect proportions, this monument is a must when heading westwards after a stop at the Colosseum, involving a 30-minute walk. Just a short distance (and 6-minute stroll) from the Pantheon is the Piazza Navona. Standing in the centre of this square is the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi, which is a splendid sculpted work representing four of the greatest rivers in the world. Wandering through the streets of Rome is a pleasure in and of itself. Along the way, travellers should stop and admire the breath-taking beauty of the Trevi Fountain. In this vicinity, visitors will also find the Castel Sant’Angelo, an imposing mausoleum built by Hadrian and now home to an extensive collection of artwork.

And, a little further still, about 9 minutes away, is Basilica Sancti Petri, renowned for its famous dome and as the entrance-way to Vatican City. The closest station to St. Peter's Basilica is Roma San Pietro.

Finally, if there's still some time — and energy — left, Tivoli, Civitavecchia and Latina are ideal day trips, being all located at approximately one hour by train from central Rome.