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Getting To Rome:
Most international airlines use Rome's Fiumicino airport - (code - FCO).
Direct trains run to various stations in Rome, including the main station, Roma Termini.
Not that quick or cheap, but a reasonable (just) frequency.
The airport is around 30km from the centre - it is often referred to as Leonardo Da Vinci.
Estimated transfer time into city centre > about 1 hour 20 minutes from flight touchdown

Getting Around In Rome:
Rome is a large city, but the historic center is quite small and most of the major sights are within a reasonable distance from each other.
Therefore, walking is a perfectly manageable mode of transportation in the heart of the city.
Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) airport is 26km (16mi) southwest of the city.
One of the most convenient ways to get into town is by the Stazione Termini direct train, which usually runs hourly from the airport.
The city bus company is ATAC, and most of the main buses terminate at the bus station outside Stazione Termini (where you can get a map of the bus routes).
Buses run from around 6am to midnight, with some services running throughout the night.The easiest and most commonly used form of transportation is the bus.
Extensive bus and tram routes connect the university with the historic center and extend far into the surrounding suburbs.
The compact electric buses of Line 119 take a handy route through the center of Rome that can save some time.

Where To Stay:
HOtel Modigliani - near the Spanish Steps in a good location for getting around (metro station close by), walking distance to the Villa Borghese, good restaurants around there, and up in the neighborhood above the Steps.
Looks nice.
HOtel Santa Maria - in Trastevere, a fun neighborhood for wandering around, feeling the atmosphere of Rome, loads of good dining around here.
The hotel is charming, located in a former convent and they've retained the cloister garden.

Where To Eat:
La Fiaschetta at Campo dei Fiori is a good place for an inexpensive meal of antipasti and wine.

What To See:
Pantheon. Dedicated to the seven planetary divinities, this is one of the most impressive monuments of Augustan Rome, which is circular in architecture and whose interior is encased in marble.
Colosseum. Perhaps the best-preserved of the monuments of ancient Rome, this huge marble structure was built to hold more than 50,000 spectators who witnessed the slaughter of wild beasts and bloody contests of might by gladiators.
Spanish Steps. These elegant steps by Francesco de Sanctis (1723-1726) consist of twelve flights of varying width, which descend to the scenic Franciscan Church of Trinita dei Monti, dating from 1503
Piazza Navona. The most outstanding square of the Baroque period in Rome features Bernini's Fountain of Rivers at its center as it faces Borromini's church, Sant' Agnese in Agone.

Where To Shop:
Dolce e Gabbana. Piazza di Spagna 82-83Fendi.Via Borgognona 36-40Gianni Versace. Via Borgognona 24-25Giorgio Armani Boutique. Via Condotti 77Gucci. Via Condotti 8Porta Portese. Rome's biggest and best-known flea market. It is held every Sunday until around 1pm in the area extending south from the Porta Portese.Prada.Via Condotti 92-95

There is an excitement attached to entertainment in Rome.
Cinema and theatre are popular pastimes in Rome with around 40 films on an average weekly.The main theatres offer a selection by great italian playwriters.
As in any other major city Romes nightlife is constantly changing.Roman clubs are of an extremely varied group and most clubs arrange different theme nights.

And finally, don't forgot the passion for sport. Football is Italy's National sport but there are other activities that attract a large crowd in Rome.Tennis, baseball and marathons are a few examples of these.


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