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Rome City Guide Overview

Accommodation In Rome: The Rome accommodation guide reveals that Rome offers  accommodation to suit all budgets especially  near the Termini Station and in the Trastevere areas. Hotels in the middle price range can be found in the Campo de Fiori area. with Via Veneto and the Tridente areas generally more exclusive more.

Airports in Rome: There are two airports serving Rome and the Vatican p. – Ciampino Airport And Fiumicino Leonardo Da Vinci Airport Roma. which are 15km and 26km respectively from the city centre/ The Rome Airport  Guide gives visitors information about the airports and travelling between each airport to the centre of Rome on public transport – there are also links to their flight arrivals and flight departures boards.  more.

Clubbing Guide For Rome  The Rome Clubbing Guide reviews the music and dance clubs in Rome and includes a gay and lesbian clubbing guide. Clubbing In Rome is surprisingly vibrant for a city which is often viewed as catholic and conservative and the atmosphere in clubs varies between good to excellent partly fuelled by  the fact drink prices are generally reasonable more

Country Profile Italy Useful national info for visitors to Rome and Italy generally  more

History of Rome : The origins of modern Rome have been been disputed by historians for over 2,000 years with some historians suggesting that the city’s first settlers came from Asia in between the first and second millenniums BC. Others believe that Rome’sthe origins can be traced back based on archaeological evidence to the Palatine Hill; area at around 900 BC. The Roman Empire in the first century AD declared the date as being 753 BC.

During the century AD Rome was the nerve centre of the Roman Empire  which would dominate the coast areas  of north Africa,, most of central southern Europe, all of Western Europe and England & Wales. The importance of Rome would be sustained for 200 years. By the end of the third century AD  the Roman Empire converted to Christianity and Rome became the home of the Bishop of Rome a title that was later changed to the ‘Pope. Though the power of the Roman Empire collapsed by the end of the fourth century AD the city’s association with the Pope and the Catholic Church has remained ever since. more

Public Transport In Rome: Rome’s Metro system is currently is made of two lines  – Line A (red) line B (blue) that interchange at Rome’s main station ‘Termini’. An extension to line A which will known as the green line is under construction and will connect the network to Fiumicino airport. There are numerous bus services some providing connections between key key tourist attractions and a limited tram service.  more

Rome Restaurants: The Rome restaurant guide highlights that deciding where to eat in Rome is difficult  especially during August when many restaurants are closed for annual holidays. Food standards in Rome restaurants are are generally good but some especially those close to the Vatican frequently are definitely overpriced. These establishments usually cater for unaware tourists and are rarely patronized by locals. more

Safety Crime, Terrorism  & Tourist Traps In Rome In recent years the Italian authorities have increased their security measures in Rome because of perceived risks of international terrorism and the ever present threat of home grown terrorism. These measures are sometimes visually evident on the metro system. Petty crime though not a serious problem is on the increase and most prevalent in tourist areas- which also have some fairly original tourist traps more

Sightseeing Sights and  Attractions. Modern day Rome has many examples of it;s  history  particularly buildings erected  during the early days of the Roman Empire. Probably the most famous and most macabre of these is ruins pf the The Colosseum (Piazza del Colosseo) home of the Gladiatorial Games where winners and losers were public ally slain. Rome’s best preserved building which is open to visitors is The Pantheon which dates back to BC27 which later became a catholic church in the seventh century.more.

The Vatican City Guide This is the official residence of The Bishop of Rome more commonly known as the Pope. Though it is in the Italian Capital is it was given the status of an independent sovereign by the Italian Government in 1929. The border is a the wall that surrounds the enclave. It size is about one fifth on a square mile or about 110 acres and it the home for no more thousand people  making it the smallest sovereign state in the world in size and population.

It’s attractions include St Peters Square the Basilica of Saint Peter and  the Sistine Chapel one of the worlds most famous chapels and thought by many to be the most beautiful..  Within the Vatican are numerous art galleries and museums which together host the most valuable collection of treasures in the world .more 

Weather in Rome:  In winter frost is possible between November and March but snowfall is rare. Summers can be humid and hot with August particularly uncomfortable for some people. May June Sept & Oct are conducive to sightseeing. more

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Other Useful Sources Of Information

Official Rome Tourist Board Office:
http://en.turismoroma.it/
Vatican Tourist Office/
http://www.vaticanstate.va/EN/
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