We’ve pulled together a quick guide from some of the top cities in Europe targeted for the layover or short stay travellers.
In this blog post, we’ll highlight a city where structures and ideology of the ancient past can still be prevalent in Today’s world. Welcome to Rome, Italy.
Flying directly to Rome it’s a good chance you’ll land at the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport. To get out of the airport and into the city, the cheapest and easiest way is to travel by train, which will cost you 11 euros and takes about 30 minutes.
When you think of Roman or Italian food, you’re thinking stereotypical dishes like pizza, gelato and pasta. A good read for anyone heading to Rome, is this blog by twenty-somethingtravel.com where they mention how to eat really well and avoid some of the common food traps, something I noticed and wished I read up about before I travelled.
For the pizza lovers out there, one place you really need to visit is Pinsere Roma, located 1.3km from Roma Termini station (15 min walk), it’s a place where all of the business locals go to during their lunch break. The food is relatively cheap, fresh and quick. Don’t believe me; check out the reviews on TripAdvisor.
If you got time to spend and you want to get the most out of your Rome experience without breaking the bank, aswetravel.com posted this really cool blog post that featured seven places in Rome to do, from taking a stroll in Foro Ramano, tossing a coin in Trevi Fountain to visiting St. Peter’s Basilica, without costing you a cent!
With any trip to Rome you just have to visit the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel, so make sure you can squeeze them both in.
The Colosseum, is truly an unbelievable sight. You can absorb the atmosphere of what was once the stage where gladiators battled, mythical dramas were told and it is considered one of the greatest engineering feats of the Roman Empire. If you had massive meal for lunch, a walk to the Colosseum can take about 25-30 minutes from Roma Termini. Alternatively you can catch a metro bus, which stops right in front of the Colosseum.
The second place you must visit is the Sistine Chapel - The interior alone is worth the visit! Expect long queues (bring plenty of water especially if your visiting during summer), but once you’re inside you will be mesmerised by the period paintings and architectural finishings inside and let’s not forget, one of the most famous murals by Michelangelo. Situated in the Garden of Vatican City, by bus it’s around a 5-6 km trip from Roma Termini or from the Colosseum.
Stay tuned for the next blog where we show you a few places to go for a quick stopover in a city in Europe.
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