Rome Fiumicino is the country’s busiest airport and is connected worldwide. Rome Ciampino is a favourite of European low-cost airlines. Both airports are around 40 minutes from the city. Rome is an absolute joy to explore on foot. In terms of cars, they say all roads lead to Rome but when you see the traffic here you might wish they didn’t. Our advice, don’t get involved in the scrum yourself, allow a chauffeur or uber driver to fight your battles.
Climate & seasons
For warm wandering weather and thinner crowds April, May, early June, September and October are our favourite months. Except for Easter week, when things get busy. July and August are super busy and sweltering, many locals flee for cooler vacations. Winter is rainy and cold but the best time for anyone who wants to see the sites with no crowds.
Where to go
When you’ve ticked off the headline names of the Colosseum, Vatican, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Roman Forum, you’re only just scratching the surface of close to three thousand years of history. Once you’ve had your fill of history, it’s time to shop the high-end boutiques of Via Dei Condotti. And eat. For that the choices are endless. But if you want a more bohemian (albeit tourist-focused) choice of bars and restaurants head to the hip Trastevere district.
What to do
Explore the Eternal City and recreate your favourite scenes from Roman Holiday or La Dolce Vita. Enjoy a behind-closed-doors visit to the Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel. Get special access to the Roman Forum, undisturbed by the crowds below. Dine on local delicacies in Michelin-starred restaurants. Learn to recreate your favourites in Italian cooking classes. Receive special access to the aristocratic home of a Roman family and marvel at their private collection of wonders. Tour world-class galleries, museums and theatres. Explore the beguiling Italian countryside on Rome’s doorstep. Tuscany is just a few hours drive northward.