Every road leads to Rome. Are you ready to discover the eternal city? It would be even worth to visit Rome, if there aren't any ancient ruins, the best museums in the world or any famous attractions in the city. Discover the fashionable shopping streets, enjoy the meals of one of the most famous cuisine and try the original Italian espresso in one of its thousands cafés in this fascinating ancient city.
Colosseum, Forum Romanum, Via Appia Antica - Rome is the live museum of ancient architecture. Wherever we go, we can find ancient wonders, moreover, the visit of several exhibitions are free of charge, including the Pantheon, Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican, the Basilica of Saint Mary in Cosmedin with the Mouth of Truth and the 36 meters high Pyramid with the grave of Caius Cestius.
It is worth buying the tickets in advance at home at those attractions, where you have to pay for the entry, so you don't have to wait in the winding queues in the summer heat. There is an application with the name of Nasoni D'Italia, which helps to find Rome's drinking fountains, it's not a bad idea to use it, because the bottled mineral water is quite expensive in this city. You can download the application for free, that navigates you to the closest drinking fountain, from which Rome's fresh and cold spring-water comes.
Even though the historical centre can be discovered on foot, you can speed up by riding the metro. Out of three lines, line A covers the Trevi fountain, the Spanish steps, the Villa Borghese, the Saint Peter Cathedral, and the Vatican Museum. Line B stops by Colosseum and Forum Romanum, whereas line C runs in the eastern suburbs of the city.
241 bus lines are covering the majority of Rome. With one ticket, you may travel for up to 100 minutes, including transferring between lines but excluding passing through turnstiles.
There are 6 tram lines in Rome with the same opening times as the metro (05:30-23:30). Tickets can be used the same was as on buses.
Official taxi vehicles of Rome are all white-colored. From Fiumicino airport, the ride shall take around 40-50 minutes and shall cost around 50-60€.
Plan ahead your entry to Colosseum, Forum Romanum, and the Palatine Hill by buying a combined ticket, valid for two days. If you wish to avoid lengthy waiting at Colosseum, then buy the ticket at the other two locations.
Rome has to be seen with all its vast spaces, its beautiful palaces, and its Baroque fountains. Titus Flavius Domitianus' stadium, bigger than Colosseum used to lay on the most famous area of the city, called Piazza Navona. Today, the three baroque fountains and the eternal bustle make it the most lively neighborhood.
If you want to return to Rome, throw a coin straight into the Trevi fountain with your right hand, over your left shoulder. Built at a junction of three roads, the biggest fountain in Rome has become the symbol of dolce vita as per Federico Fellini's movie 'La Dolce Vita''.
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