When you fly to Rome, you can look forward to exploring a city that was once the capital of one of the greatest empires in history. Discover ancient columns, ruins and piazzas with 2,000-year-old temples and narrow cobblestone streets. With its breath-taking buildings and monuments, incredible works of art, small-town charm, leisurely pace of life and world-renowned cuisine, the Eternal City makes for a city break to remember , so be sure to book cheap flights to Rome as availability lasts.
Wander through the Colosseum or the Roman Forum and immerse yourself in the ancient empire that once was or rent a Vespa and head to seat of the Papacy. Don’t miss St Peter’s Basilica, where the Pope holds a Papal Audience every Wednesday when he’s in Rome.
When to book cheap flights to Rome
Book your cheap flights to Rome in summer if you’re planning to experience the city’s beautiful hot summers. The period between October and April is also a pleasant time to plan a trip as most of the tourist crowds have dissipated and the temperatures are much cooler. It does occasionally snow in Rome during the winter months,Make the most of this weather with a bit of ice skating alongside some famous sights such as Castel Sant’Angelo andthe Parco della Musica - you’ll findice rinks are open across the city during the winter months.
What to see in Rome?
Rome offers a little something for everyone, whether you’re looking to -see the ancient Roman sites or check out Michelangelo’s fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel or, indeed his famous sculpture of David. Prefer to roam around and get lost in the city’s famous open squares? Be sure to indulge - in some of the city’s most popular Roman dishes and snacks such as Supplì and Bucatini all'Amatriciana.
When you fly to Rome, it’s worth planning ahead and booking your tickets for attractions so that you skip the long queues and get in early to all he museums and attractions the city has to offer. Rather take things easy and soak up the sunshine? Head towards the banks of the river Tiber where there is now an artificial beach.
The best way to get around Rome is by public transport. Rome is home to a good selection of bus, tram and metro services, making getting around the city easy. If you want to truly immerse yourself in city life, rent a Vespa and take a ride along the chaotic narrow streets. Alternatively, the underground railway system has stops near almost every big tourist attraction in the city such as the Vatican, the Spanish Steps and the Fontana di Trevi.
What to eat in Rome?
Italy is renowned world-wide for great food in particular pasta and pizza so where better than Rome to sample the real thing. When in Rome, do as the Romans do and feast on some of the finest pastas and pizzas in the world such as the Bucatini all’Amatriciana and Pizza al Taglio.
There are plenty of upmarket restaurants in the city if you want to splash your cash a bit. Some of the best f street foods to sample include Baccala, Trapizzino and lastly the Pizza al Taglio.