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Welcome to Rome — the Eternal City, where history and culture merge seamlessly, captivating the hearts of travellers from around the globe for centuries. Whether you're drawn by the allure of ancient architecture or the aroma of authentic Italian cuisine, Rome promises an unforgettable experience. Rome beckons with its timeless charm, inviting you to immerse yourself in its history, art, and culinary delights. Plan your journey to this enchanting city with our Rome holiday packages and let the magic of Rome unfold before you.

Travel to Rome

Rome's magnetic pull lies in its rich history and cultural significance. The city's historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcasing architectural marvels like the Pantheon and the Roman Forum. Art enthusiasts can revel in the Renaissance treasures within the Vatican Museums, including Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling. 

To experience Rome at its finest, plan your visit from April to May or October. These months offer mild weather, fewer crowds, and lower accommodation prices. June to September is hot, and considered a peak time to visit the city. We would recommend avoiding the scorching summer heat and the tourist influx during July and August, it is also a fun time to be in the city. Winter is a wonderful time to experience Rome for lower prices and far smaller crowds. 

  • Explore Ancient Ruins: Immerse yourself in the world of gladiators at the Colosseum and wander through the ancient streets of The Forum. 
  • Artistic Journey: Marvel at masterpieces in the Vatican Museums and admire Bernini's magnificent sculptures at the Borghese Gallery. 
  • Culinary Delights: Savour traditional Roman dishes like carbonara and cacio e pepe in charming trattorias. 
  • Throw a Coin in the Trevi Fountain: Follow this tradition for good luck and make a wish at this iconic fountain. 
  • Vespa Adventures: Zip through the city streets on a Vespa to discover hidden gems and breathtaking viewpoints. 

How many days in Rome are enough?

Ideally, spend at least 3–4 days in Rome to explore its major attractions thoroughly. This allows time for both iconic landmarks and leisurely exploration of the city's charming neighbourhoods. If you want to explore the areas surrounding Rome, add more days to your itinerary. 

What is the best month to travel to Rome? 

For pleasant weather and fewer crowds, consider visiting in April, May, or October. These months strike the perfect balance for an enjoyable trip. 

  • Visa Requirements: South African travellers are required to obtain a Schengen visa when travelling to Italy for tourism (or business) purposes. 
  • Plug Types: Rome uses Type F and Type L electrical sockets. Be sure to bring the appropriate plug adapters. 
  • Currency: The currency used in Rome is the Euro (EUR). You'll find ATMs readily available for currency exchange. 

Getting Around in Rome: 

Navigating Rome is a breeze with its efficient transportation options:  

  • Metro: Rome's Metro system consists of three lines (A, B, and C) that cover most major attractions. It's a convenient way to move around the city quickly. Consider getting a City Pass which will give you access to the Metro and Bus system on one prepaid card for a set number of days. 
  • Buses: Extensive bus networks connect every corner of Rome, including areas not reachable by the Metro. Tickets can be purchased at kiosks or on board. 
  • Trams: Trams are another reliable option for getting around. They provide scenic routes through the city. 
  • Taxi: Taxis are readily available, but they can be more expensive than public transport. Make sure the taxi is licensed and uses a metre. E-hailing app, Uber, is also available in Rome, but only Uber Black, the luxury option. 
  • Walking: Rome's historic centre is best explored on foot. Wander through charming streets and discover hidden gems around every corner. 
  • Bicycles: Rome offers bike-sharing services, allowing you to explore the city at your own pace. Dedicated bike lanes are available in some areas. 

Whether you choose to meander through Rome's cobbled streets or hop on public transport, you'll find that getting around the Eternal City is both accessible and enjoyable. 

Getting to and From the Airport: 

Rome has two major airports: Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Ciampino Airport (CIA). Here's how to travel between these airports and the city centre: 

Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO): 

  • Leonardo Express: This non-stop train service connects FCO with Rome's Termini Station, the city's main transportation hub. It runs every 15–30 minutes and takes about 30 minutes to reach the city centre. 
  • Regional Train: A cheaper option is the regional train, which also connects FCO to Rome's main stations. It makes multiple stops, so the journey takes longer. 
  • Airport Shuttle: Several shuttle bus services operate between FCO and various locations in Rome. 
  • Taxi: Taxis are readily available at the airport, but they can be more expensive than the train or shuttle. 

Ciampino Airport (CIA): 

  • Bus: Terravision and other bus companies offer services between Ciampino Airport and Rome's Termini Station. The journey takes approximately 40–60 minutes. 
  • Taxi: Taxis are available at the airport, but it's advisable to check the fare in advance or use a reputable taxi service. 

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