Rome's Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is located 16 miles southwest of Rome. There are three terminals serving passengers - Terminal A for domestic, terminal B for international and terminal C for transatlantic flights. Information kiosks are located in each terminal and the service is free of charge. There is also the Atahotel Executive center with fax machines, photocopiers, a post office and a tourist information office. If your ticket to Rome has a connecting flight coupon, check in with your airline or at an airline club lounge as many airlines offer facilities with up to date flight information.
After landing from your flight to Rome, you may reach the Central Railway station in Rome by train. The tram lines are great for getting around the city center and the bus system encompasses routes for the entire city with some lines serving other European destinations. Taxis are available, however, be wary of operators who do not display ID and a licensed meter. While booking your flight to Rome, your travel agent may also book a rental vehicle that you can pick up on arrival. Due to traffic congestion there are zones of restricted circulation in the city center day and night. A great option would be to use the Metro, with two lines serving the city.
Seeing the Colosseum the most famous building of the Roman Empire would be an excellent reason for buying a ticket to Rome. But many other famous and historic sites are waiting to be explored: The Trevi Fountain, possibly the most beautiful in Rome; St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in the world; the baths of Caracalla built is 217 AD; The Arch of Titus built in 81AD and the Villa Borghese, a lovely park created in the early 17th century. Theater enthusiasts would enjoy visiting the Theater of Marcellus, the largest in Ancient Rome and built in 13BC.
Even though many young chefs in Rome are exploring new avenues to attain culinary perfection, simple traditional cuisine reigns supreme. Here you can eat like an emperor for very little money making your flight to Rome an investment that will make your tastebuds scream for more!
Rome is full of exciting places to shop. Apparel shops include Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Fendi and Gianni Versace. Street markets with their plethora of stands, offer anything from antiques and collectibles to Vencelli Silk, or factory outlets offer unlimited treasures.
If you are a romantic, climb Gianicolo Hill and enjoy the breathtaking views of the city. A stomp lover? Bang some Bongos in Campo de Fiori. A Fashionista? Try getting a table at the Bar del Fico. Your ticket to Rome is also a ticket to appreciate live jazz at the International Jazz Festival held yearly in Barga: definitely not to miss!